A Matter of Spirits

A passionate group of farmers, distillers, and bartenders across the US and beyond are seeking to reduce the environmental footprint of alcoholic beverages.

Shanna Farrell

Activists Stand Guard Over California Redwoods Amid Logging Threat

So far, tree-sitters have foiled recent logging plans in Jackson Demonstration State Forest. But they are calling for long-term protections.

Austin Price

The Dixie Fire and Me

Can My Town Rebuild After Losing It All?

Jane Braxton Little

20 Meat and Dairy Firms Emit More Greenhouse Gas than Germany, Britain, or France

Livestock companies with large emissions receive billions of dollars in funding, campaigners say.

Sophie Kevany The Guardian

My Extreme World.  And (Un)Welcome to It.

We’re no longer just reading about the climate crisis. We’re living it in a startling fashion.

Tom Engelhardt

Dim Those Lights: Bright Streetlights Decrease Insect Populations

They might be energy-efficient, but white LED lights are far worse for insects than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, says new study.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

‘Our Future Might Not Look the Same’: Wildfires Threaten Way of Life in California’s Mountain Towns

Disasters have forced many families to question whether living in the region can continue as the climate crisis intensifies

Dani Anguiano The Guardian

Mexican Fisherwomen’s Coop Stands Up for Gender Equality and the Environment

Local women are restoring an ecologically important lagoon that provides for their livelihood in Oaxaca's Zapotalito community.

Natalia Torres Garzón Photographs by Antonio Cascio

The Dirty Dozen Central Banks Fuelling Climate Chaos

Between 2016 and 2020, central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, failed to prevent financial flows to fossil fuels on the order of $3.8 trillion.

Andy Rowell

Mexican President Offers Temaca a Compromise:  A Shorter El Zapotillo Dam

Residents of this small town, which has fought a long battle against the project, celebrate the partial victory but also express disappointment.

Tracy L. Barnett

China, 2049: A Climate Disaster Zone, Not a Military Superpower

In coming decades, the Chinese military will be so busy coping with a burning, flooding, churning country that it will possess scant capacity to engage in a war.

Michael T. Klare

Tennessee Surveys Wreckage After Floods

Succession of thunderstorms deposited record-breaking 17 inches f rain in some parts of state, killing at least 22 people.

Ed Pilkington The Guardian

Scientists Turn to Vaccines to Save Endangered Species

From koalas, to bats, to penguins, initiatives have shown promise in protecting wildlife from infectious diseases.

Gloria Dickie

As Colorado River Basin States Face Water Shortages, it’s Time to Focus on Demand

Rather than turning to unsustainable groundwater pumping or imports, states should look to conservation, reuse, and pricing.

Robert Glennon

Activists Celebrate Win in Fight Against Chemical Oil Dispersants

Federal court orders EPA to update its regulations on the use of toxic chemicals in oil spill responses.

Fiona McLeod

A California Town Is the First in America to Ban New Gas Stations

A movement in the Golden State seeks a moratorium on new pumps — and a transformation of the US transportation system.

Dominic Rushe The Guardian