Latest from Sarah Kaplan

Record-setting heat blasts the West: ‘Your skin is almost sizzling’

Fueled by climate change, the first major heat wave of the summer has seized the western U.S., toppling records and threatening lives.
  • Jun 18, 2021

This melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.

Without its icy restraint holding it back from the ocean, the Pine Island glacier could dramatically add to sea level rise.
  • Jun 11, 2021

It’s wrong to blame ‘overpopulation’ for climate change

People don't warm the planet -- fossil fuels do.
  • May 25, 2021

Air pollution from farms leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths per year, study finds

A first-of-its-kind study shows that lung-irritating particles from fertilizer, feed lots and manure cause thousands of premature deaths — even more than coal power plants. But using more sustainable farming practices and eating less meat could save lives.
  • May 10, 2021

A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan

Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision.
  • May 6, 2021

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies at 90

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the surface of the moon, he orbited alone in the command module.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Joanne Chory is using plants to save the planet

Plants are Earth's original carbon capture machines. Can they be engineered to stop climate change?
  • Apr 28, 2021

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is Earth itself

Ecosystems can draw down carbon and buffer us from the worst effects of climate change — but only if we protect them.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Thinking of buying an electric vehicle? Read this first.

Switching from combustion engines to electric cars is only half the battle; the U.S. must also make clean transportation accessible to all.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Block by block, he aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Solar panels and clean heat shouldn’t be limited to the wealthy, says Donnel Baird, who’s bringing green power to low-income neighborhoods.
  • Mar 26, 2021