(Jovelle Tamayo/For The Washington Post)
(Jovelle Tamayo/For The Washington Post)

An ancient people with a modern climate plan

A native American tribe living on an island off the coast of Washington long ago recognized the threat of climate change. They implemented a climate action plan in 2010, melding traditional practices with science. Now, 50 other native tribes across the country have similar strategies, way ahead of U.S. communities.
(Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post)
(Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post)

How climate change is complicating a Thanksgiving staple

Heat waves, drought, warmer winters and erratic rainfall — all signs of climate change — are creating challenges for cranberry growers who have farmed the red fruit for hundreds of years.

Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.

To determine whether a product is truly “green,” you’ll have to look deeper than its earth-toned packaging.

A new era in maritime travel: Electric boats

Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls has launched North America’s first all-electric tour, zero-emissions tour boats.
  • Oct 29

Bezos makes first donations from Earth Fund for fighting climate change

The Amazon chief executive unveiled the first $791 million in donations from his $10 billion Earth Fund devoted to slowing down climate change.
Wind Energy

Three states — Maryland, Virginia, N. Carolina — to collaborate on offshore wind projects

Three governors declare region can be a hub for energy from ocean breezes.

Bringing the chill of the cosmos to a warming planet

Scientists are tapping into a law of physics to create cooling systems that work without special fuel or electricity.

How investors are coming up with the green to save the ocean blue

Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting innovative new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.
  • Oct 28

After a tornado nearly destroyed it, this town built back green

A tornado nearly destroyed tiny Greensburg, Kansas. The city harnessed that wind and rebuilt itself as an energy efficient wonder powered by 100 percent wind energy.

The link between weather disasters and climate change

Our Climate Curious columnist answers a question about whether recent wildfires, hurricanes and other weather disasters are connected to climate change
Technology

Philanthropies flow funds to climate technologies

Several new funds are taking on “tough tech” — unsexy but important efforts to mitigate global warming.
Climate Solutions

They edited a book about the climate crisis. Here’s what they learned.

In the new anthology “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis," 41 writers, poets and activist reflect on what it takes to keep fighting for climate action.

Climate news quiz: Green aviation and wild prairie grass

Test your knowledge about ways the climate is changing. Our seventh installment on our quiz.

The plan to beam Australia’s Outback sun onto Asia’s power grids

Australian entrepreneurs envisage harnessing the power of the Outback sun and transmitting the energy to Asia.
  • Aug 10

How trucking eels is reviving a river

Some scientists say assisted migration could help more species survive the warming planet.

Big Oil’s green makeover

Can BP master new disruptive technologies or will it go the way of typewriter makers?

When Fashion is Fungal

Textiles have a big carbon footprint and then clog landfills when discarded. Could biodegradable clothes be a solution?

Cooling off without air-conditioning

A “Cold Tube” pavilion offers relief outdoors from heat and humidity.
  • Sep 10

Storing carbon in the prairie grass

Plans would pay landowners to keep the ecosystem in a natural state to fight climate change.
  • Aug 19

What the coronavirus can teach us about fighting climate change

The pandemic "provides feedback on a daily basis of what happens when you ignore science,” said atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Will that make people more willing to heed climate experts?

Climate change is bad news for your beach vacation

There is no going back to the beaches we once knew. The only question is, how do we want them to change?

America’s great outdoors is showing its age. Congress is proposing a facelift.

A bill that would provide billions of dollars to the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been called one of the most important environmental proposals in decades.

Can airplanes go green?

Val Miftakhov flew Europe’s largest commercial-grade all electric passenger plane last month.

Climate news quiz: Rock dust and heat-ready cities

Test your knowledge about ways the climate is changing.

How America’s hottest city will survive climate change

On a warming planet, heat hurts communities of color more. But Phoenix is finding ways to cool down.

Spreading rock dust on the ground could pull carbon from the air, researchers say

"Enhanced rock weatherization" could store CO2 while also fertilizing farms

Can India chart a low-carbon future? The world might depend on it.

An electric rickshaw revolution is a small battle in climate war.

Climate news quiz: Electric rickshaws and vampire energy

Test your knowledge about ways the climate is changing.

Climate change is also a racial justice problem

You can’t build an equitable society on a planet that’s been destabilized by human activities, scientists and activists say.

Turning manure into money

Utilities and farmers are turning cow manure into power — removing methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere in the process. But is burning methane a climate solution or just a step on the way to green energy?
  • Jun 16

Capturing the green energy of the deep blue sea

Off the coast of Florida, a test is being conducted on whether the Gulf Stream can produce carbon-free electricity.
  • Jun 9
(Biz Herman/For The Washington Post)
(Biz Herman/For The Washington Post)

Empire State of Green

New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40 percent. Can the rest of the city do the same?

Hoovering the ocean

A nonprofit group is trying to help solve one of the planet’s most daunting problems: oceans littered with plastic.
  • May 13, 2020

Climate news quiz: Cycling lanes and ocean plastic

Test your knowledge about ways the climate is changing.

Why some spots on the planet are heating up faster than others

In some parts of the world, warming has been catastrophic.

Eating our way to a healthier planet

The new Food for Climate League aims to promote foods that are delicious, accessible and good for health and the climate
  • May 15, 2020

Europe’s cities allowing more space for bikes because of coronavirus

European cities are already reclaiming portions of busy thoroughfares to install new bike lanes.

In fast-warming Minnesota, scientists are trying to plant the forests of the future

Climate change is already causing "zombie forests" where trees can’t regenerate

In an Alps emptied by coronavirus, a lifelong mountaineer finds surprises

The ski resorts in Austria have been quiet, the hiking trails vacant. And that’s invited the return of elk, mountain goats and deer.

As a warming climate delivers more rain, one city is trying a green solution

More frequent flooding is overwhelming city drainage systems, sending raw sewage into rivers and streams. But Philadelphia is trying an innovative fix — capturing rainwater before flows into city drains.
Climate Quiz

Climate news quiz: Australian wildfires and garbage

All right: Time to see if you’ve been paying attention to The Post’s climate-related coverage. If you have, this quiz should be an easy A.
  • Feb 24, 2020

After decades of waterfront living, climate change is forcing communities to plan their retreat

With rising waters, stronger storms and more devastating flooding, the time to start pulling back is now, experts say.
  • Apr 13, 2020
(Michael Parkin for the Washington Post)
(Michael Parkin for the Washington Post)

Climate news quiz: Carbon sinks and retreating glaciers

Have you been paying attention to The Post’s climate-related coverage? If so, this quiz should be an easy A.

Climate change affects everything — even the coronavirus

In a warmer world, disease outbreaks are more common and people are less able to fight them.

Virginia becomes the first Southern state with a goal of carbon-free energy

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signs legislation to require utilities to switch to renewables by 2045.
Handout

Safe passages

Rocky Mountain animals will move as the climate warms. These corridors could give them an easier path.

How peer pressure can help save the planet

Buying a hybrid car convinces other people to buy them ultimately — a dynamic that can save the planet well down the road.
  • Feb 20, 2020

The audacious effort to reforest the planet: How trees can fight climate change

Trees are carbon-sucking machines and tree planting offers a simple, accessible, low-tech idea with wide appeal.

The plug-in electric car is having its moment. But despite false starts, Toyota is still trying to make the fuel cell happen.

California drivers enthusiastically signed up for Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicles. Three years later, they're on the fence about the technology.
(Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post)
(Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post)

Retreat or adapt: A city that flourished by the ocean is now preparing for rising seas

Facing climate change the city must gird itself for an era of rising seas — or be inundated

A small Canadian airline using a 63-year-old seaplane is on the forefront of electric-powered flight

Harbour Air’s maiden flight ranks it alongside global aviation and tech giants in the search for quieter, cleaner planes.
  • Jan 14, 2020

Kentucky was devastated for decades by mountaintop removal. Now scientists have figured out a way to undo the damage — one tree at a time.

Patrick Angel spent decades overseeing the destruction of Kentucky's land. After a painful epiphany, he's devoting himself to making Appalachia green again.

Instead of releasing this greenhouse gas, beer brewers are selling it to pot growers

In a novel approach, Colorado brewers and marijuana growers are recycling carbon dioxide.
  • Feb 11, 2020

A new leaf on reforestation of tropical woods

These photographs show the leaves from seedlings grown at a remote nursery run by farmers in the village of Kawayanon.
(Michael Parkin for The Washington Post)
(Michael Parkin for The Washington Post)

Want a green Valentine’s Day gift? Don’t buy chocolate. Or roses.

It takes quite a bit of carbon to get these traditional tokens of romance from farm fields into your sweetheart’s hands.

What does ‘dangerous’ climate change really mean?

A guide to the world's warming targets -- and what might happen if we don't meet them.

Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward — with pluses for the planet.

"Mass timber” construction is gaining ground, although not all environmentalists agree on its potential for slowing climate change.
  • Dec 12, 2019

BlackRock makes climate change central to its investment strategy

The shift by the nation’s leading money manager is sure to be closely watched by its rivals and the rest of corporate America.
  • Jan 14, 2020
Climate Curious

Are my hamburgers hurting the planet?

Cow flatulence isn't that bad for the environment. Their burps are the real problem.
  • Nov 18, 2019

Amid shut-off woes, a beacon of energy

A Native American tribe has insulated itself from California’s blackouts by creating a microgrid utility.
  • Jan 1, 2020

Revolutionary recycling? A new technology turns everyday trash into plastic treasure.

UBQ Materials says its process can profitably help tackle the world’s huge waste problem.
  • Nov 18, 2019
Climate Curious

What’s the greenest way to travel?

To protect the planet, you may need to see less of it.
  • Dec 12, 2019

One city’s plan to combat climate change: Bulldoze homes

Charlotte has been demolishing flood-prone houses for years. But the floods are getting bigger.
  • Nov 26, 2019

Quiz: How much do you know about climate change?

Climate change can feel confusing, and big, and scary. Trust us: We get it. With this first quiz, we’ll start with some of the basics. Can you pass Climate Change 101?
  • Nov 22, 2019
The past year has brought a drumbeat of alarming news about the impact of climate change: shattered temperature records, deadly heat waves, accelerating sea level rise and more. Yet many people are working hard to turn things around, offering hope and inspiration. The Washington Post aims to give them the attention they deserve.
  • Nov 18, 2019

Divers re-emplanting corals on degraded reefs

Multiple approaches underway to try to repair portions of reef systems lost to warming water
  • Oct 10, 2019
(Ulf Svane/For The Washington Post)
(Ulf Svane/For The Washington Post)

What it takes to be carbon neutral — for a family, a city, a country

Amid mounting global concern about climate change, Denmark has turned into a buzzing hive of green experimentation.
  • Nov 19, 2019

The troubling ethics of fashion in the age of climate change

Is it possible to create beautiful clothing that doesn’t imperil the environment?
  • Nov 18, 2019
A new study promised a rare positive development from global warming for Maryland’s favorite crustacean. But bad news wasn’t far behind.

How you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel

Your choices can make a difference. But your trip will have an environmental impact.
  • Nov 27, 2019
The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground.

What the Space Age taught us: Earth is the best of all possible worlds

Star Trekking put on hold as visionaries appreciate the home planet anew
  • Jun 18, 2019
In Illinois, a push for renewable energy could alter the state’s agricultural landscape.
  • Feb 22, 2019
Conservationists and authors of a United Nations report on biodiversity loss say individuals have the power to create meaningful change.
The government said Britain would be the first “major economy” to enshrine net-zero carbon targets in law. 
Young Europeans are digging out their parents’ yellowing Europe-by-rail guidebooks.

Earth’s population is skyrocketing. How do you feed 10 billion people sustainably?

A new study finds the current methods of producing, distributing and consuming food aren’t cutting it.
Companies leading the hunt for ways to skim carbon dioxide from the air are attracting interest from big deep-pocketed corporations — including oil companies.
When a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck remote parts of Peru’s Amazon region, Loon — an Internet-providing balloon service owned by Alphabet — dispatched a group of balloons to the impacted area.

As seas rise, the U.N. explores a bold plan: Floating cities

Buoyant platforms that can weather cyclones and climate change could provide room for crowded coastal cities to grow.
  • Apr 5, 2019
At the London Marathon, participants received a new kind of refreshment: tiny pouches filled with a sports drink and made from seaweed. The squishy pods gave race organizers a chance to cut down on the flood of plastic waste that accompanies major sporting events.
Sony has introduced a new product called the Reon Pocket, which operates like a mobile air conditioner that fits inside clothing.
RS Automotive will become the first service station in the nation to completely convert their equipment from offering gasoline to 100 percent electric power.
After a rigorous search in a rapidly melting Arctic, researchers have finally found a suitable floe with which their vessel can drift across the North Pole.
Churches say they are fulfilling God’s command — and the wishes of Francis in “Laudato Si” — by switching to renewable energy.
The Sierra Club's annual guide to buying plug-in electric vehicles provides a user-friendly quiz to help you identify possible vehicles to buy.