Climate Desk

The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate.

 
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  The global warming battle you haven’t heard of

Need to Know talks with Todd Woody, an environmental journalist in California, about a little-known initiative there that could derail the state’s global warming laws.

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A political climate: The battle over Prop 23

A California ballot initiative is getting national attention as the first time U.S. voters will determine policy on global warming — and out-of-state interests are spending millions to sway the result.

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  Googling in the wind: The search engine giant goes green

Google has gone from search engine to phonemaker to TV producer. Now, the Internet giant is investing in green energy, helping build a giant wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Code words

In this heightened political atmosphere, semantics sometimes get in the way of getting the answer to a simple question.

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Give me one good reason for a new energy policy

General Electric’s CEO wants a new energy policy, and so do the rest of us. And many presidents have promised one. Robert Fri asks: What’s the holdup?

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Could clean cookstoves save lives and help clear the air?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart learns more about the $60 million cookstoves initiative recently announced by Hillary Clinton.

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  After ‘Glaciergate,’ UN panel on climate change mulls reforms

Need to Know talks with the man who reviewed the work of the UN’s Nobel Prize-winning climate science body, the IPCC, which has been accused of some embarrassing errors, such as ‘Glaciergate.’

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  Green design finds a home in Dwell magazine

Dwell’s senior editor Aaron Britt speaks of a future in which green design is no longer a trend but the norm.

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Judge denies request for records in UVA climate case

A Virginia judge set aside a request for records related to research by a prominent climate scientist at the University of Virginia. But the attorney general vowed immediately to try again.

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