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Vox's coverage of climate change, renewable energy, conservation, and other environmental issues

Can capitalism and nature coexist?

America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

7 reasons our planet might not be doomed after all

The world has a new plan to save nature. Here’s how it works — and how it could fail.

Manchin’s permitting reform effort is dead. Biden’s climate agenda could be a casualty.

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up

We have a genuine fusion energy breakthrough

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.

The weird Republican turn against corporate social responsibility

Mauna Loa is erupting in Hawaii. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

The mystery of the mimic plant

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

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The midterm culture war over plant-based meat

No one knows what “nature-based solutions” are

How to slash carbon emissions while growing the economy, in one chart

Biden says America is doing its part to prevent “climate hell.” Is it?

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6 wins and 2 losses on climate in the midterms

A mountain, a tower, a thermos of molten salt. These are the batteries that could power our renewable future.

Egypt’s most prominent political prisoner is dying as world leaders arrive for UN climate summit

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California voters said no to taxing the rich to make EVs more affordable

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11 midterm races that could shape our climate future

Money speaks louder than ever at this week’s UN climate negotiations

The surprising value of a small patch of grass

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What’s at stake for Biden’s climate agenda in the midterms

What Lula’s stunning victory means for the imperiled Amazon rainforest

Consumers, not corporations, saved the power grid. What else can we do?

What happens if Bolsonaro wins reelection in Brazil?

We want your feedback. Help Vox’s biodiversity reporting.

Joe Biden just signed an international climate treaty. And Mitch McConnell voted for it.

The strange, savage life of a freshwater mussel

The shrinking ozone hole shows that the world can actually solve an environmental crisis

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How logging, a Nike founder, and the alt-right warped the Oregon governor’s race

The world is failing its emissions test

How many van Goghs is one Earth worth?

The wasted potential of garbage dumps