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The good, the bad, and the necessary next steps

Harrowing floods  After a summer where record-breaking heat waves made international headlines, low-lying towns and neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia

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Not everything, definitely something

A summary of COP26 coverage, infrastructure headed to Biden’s desk, climate bright spots from the elections, and a new ABBA record

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Still raging against the Manchin

Federal climate inaction ahead of COP26, offshore wind gets a US start, and heavy duty EVs

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130k reasons to stop

A massive oil spill in California, America readying for EV growth, big moves on gas use in buildings, Bad Apples in the Beltway, and a spotlight on Facebook’s climate denial.

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Rage against the Manchin

The West Virginia Senator stands in the path of crucial climate progress. Also: what's in the Democrats' climate plan? And Oregon has the opportunity to expand clean transportation on its roads.

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A textbook case of climate-fueled extremism

Clean trucks zoom ahead, Hurricane Ida roundup, and updates on 100% clean nationwide

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A summer of extreme extremes

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

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Making sense of a scary climate report

THe long-awaited new IPCC climate report is out this week. It includes good news as well as very bad news.

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100% clean despite the heat

A federal "down payment" on climate (?), green hydrogen, and a note on this summer's extreme heat 

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Can Congress get real on clean energy?

Climate advocates put pressure on lawmakers as western states suffer drought and extreme heat

Oil rig in front of sunset

130k reasons to stop

A massive oil spill in California, America readying for EV growth, big moves on gas use in buildings, Bad Apples in the Beltway, and a spotlight on Facebook’s climate denial.
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Capitol dome

Rage against the Manchin

The West Virginia Senator stands in the path of crucial climate progress. Also: what's in the Democrats' climate plan? And Oregon has the opportunity to expand clean transportation on its roads.
Read More