The world needs to be spending $800 billion a year more on clean energy if it’s to meet international climate goals. Given the $500 billion a year we already spend on fossil fuel subsidies, it should be within reach.
July 8, 2014 • 12:46 PM • Share
Our neighbor to the north’s once-celebrated record of environmental science research and climate change policy has been thoroughly turned on its head over the past decade. And tense negotiations over the Keystone XL pipeline may have damaged Canada’s relationship with the U.S.
July 3, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Members of Congress who oppose climate action are out of touch with most American voters. But they are in touch with the noisy members of the misinformed Tea Party clan.
June 30, 2014 • 12:23 PM • Share
More warming in the atmosphere means more stagnant days—and that means worse air pollution.
June 26, 2014 • 2:07 PM • Share
Legislative opposition to climate change isn’t just keeping us from having a proper conversation about the problem. It’s destroying our ability to act.
May 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
With a ton of land and plenty of weather variability, it will take much longer before a majority of the public feels the effects of extreme weather.
May 13, 2014 • 9:45 AM • Share
Most scientists oppose Russ George’s efforts to fix the world’s climate. But who’s going to do something about it?
May 5, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Scientists discovered that oyster reefs grow rapidly enough to match sea level rise. That could mean great news for flood prevention—if we can stop shucking.
May 1, 2014 • 11:11 AM • Share
Scientists have used computer models to imagine a world where crops are specially bred to reflect away more light and heat, without compromising productivity.
April 25, 2014 • 11:16 AM • Share
New research shows how rapidly fire dangers are rising in the American West. The results could help governments plan ahead for the flames.
April 21, 2014 • 11:39 AM • Share
Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won’t anybody help them?
April 18, 2014 • 11:04 AM • Share
It’s hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.
April 18, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.
April 17, 2014 • 11:42 AM • Share
We should continue to fight for new building codes and oppose the construction of new oil pipelines—and more ambitious projects still—but only because they offer hope and aspiration in the midst of despair, not because they will actually help at this point.
April 15, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 13, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.
April 11, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
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