Latest from Sarah Kaplan

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

Nationwide protests supporting Asian Americans unfold after recent attacks

It comes after President Biden and Vice President Harris denounced the shootings, with the president saying “we cannot be complicit” in the violence against Asian Americans.
  • Mar 20, 2021

How protecting the ocean can save species and fight climate change

By over-exploiting fisheries and mining and drilling the sea floor, humanity is risking not just the ocean’s health but our own, a new report shows.
  • Mar 18, 2021

A forgotten Cold War experiment has revealed its icy secret. It’s bad news for the planet.

How a Cold War effort to conquer Greenland's ice revealed humanity's vulnerability to climate change.
  • Mar 15, 2021

A third of all food in the U.S. gets wasted. Fixing that could help fight climate change.

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry. But there are several ways to fix that, starting with your shopping habits.
  • Feb 25, 2021

It looks like the Batmobile, works on solar energy, and could be the future of cars

After decades of dreaming, a California start-up says it will roll out the first mass-produced solar cars this year.
  • Feb 25, 2021

A lesson in electric school buses

School board seals deal to bring 300 electric school buses to Montgomery County. The buses will recharge at night and run during the day. During the hot summers, the buses and charging stations can help store needed energy for local businesses.
  • Feb 24, 2021

See the first images from NASA’s rover Perseverance, direct from Mars

Cameras attached to the spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover give an unprecedented view of what it is like to land on Mars.
  • Feb 19, 2021