climate crisis

People Don’t Need to ‘Believe’ in Climate Change to Act On It, Study Suggests

People Don’t Need to ‘Believe’ in Climate Change to Act On It, Study Suggests

By Kristen Pope Skiing and glacier-viewing are two of the most popular tourist draws in Washington state’s North Cascades communities of Glacier and Concrete, but residents worry that uncertain snowfall and receding glaciers may put their tourism-based livelihoods in jeopardy. To encourage tourism, these Washington communities on the slopes of Mount Baker are adapting to […]

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    Progressive and Moderate Dems Spar Over Green New Deal at First Debate

    Progressive and Moderate Dems Spar Over Green New Deal at First Debate

    The Green New Deal got its moment in the spotlight during the first half of CNN’s Democratic primary debate in Detroit Tuesday night, revealing a divide between progressive and moderate candidates on the best way to tackle the climate crisis. The ambitious 10-year plan to phase out fossil fuels while creating green jobs and reducing […]

    Will the Future Be Rural?

    Will the Future Be Rural?

    By Tara Lohan Despite the warning signs — climate change, biodiversity loss, depleted soils and a shrinking supply of cheap energy — we continue to push along with an economy fueled by perpetual growth on a finite planet. We’ll need to reckon with this discrepancy. Much has been written about when and how that should […]

    Harris and AOC Introduce Climate Equity Act to Protect Frontline Communities

    Harris and AOC Introduce Climate Equity Act to Protect Frontline Communities

    By Julia Conley Though she has yet to unveil a climate action plan as part of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday signaled her intent to keep low-income communities at the forefront of any efforts to stem the climate crisis. The California Democrat joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to introduce bicameral legislation known […]

    The Iconic Joshua Tree Is in Trouble

    The Iconic Joshua Tree Is in Trouble

    By Marlene Cimons Botanist Lynn Sweet regularly treks through California’s Joshua Tree National Park, nearly 800,000 acres that lie at the intersection of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. She likes to photograph the gnarly, spikey-limbed trees, which look — as some have observed — like a picture from a Dr. Seuss children’s book. Much as […]