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A Surprise in the Presidential Debate

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. Please join us next week on Thursday for the latest episode in our virtual event series, Netting Zero. This panel, moderated by Somini Sengupta, our international climate reporter, will focus on solutions to reduce…

Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

DENVER — In most American cities, white residents live near parks, trees and baseball fields, while communities of color are left with concrete and the heat that comes with it. Now, in a push that could provide a road map for…

Trump and Biden Clash on Climate Change

”I want crystal-clean water and air. I want beautiful, clean air. We have now the lowest carbon. If you look at our numbers right now, we are doing phenomenally, but I haven’t destroyed our businesses. Our businesses aren’t put out…

Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is ‘Very Likely to Work,’ Studies Suggest

Scientists developing a compact version of a nuclear fusion reactor have shown in a series of research papers that it should work, renewing hopes that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achieved and…

How Coal-Loving Australia Became the Leader in Rooftop Solar

CAIRNS, Australia — Australia is the world’s second-largest exporter of coal, which plays an outsize role in its economy and politics. But the country has also quietly become a renewable energy powerhouse. About one in four Australian homes have rooftop…

Liberals Are Furious. Their Standard-Bearer Wants to Hold Back.

Liberals believe the Supreme Court and the election are being stolen before Americans’ eyes. President Trump is openly saying that he needs nine justices on the court in case any voting disputes end up there. Senate Republicans are playing hardball…

Big Business’s Undisclosed Climate Crisis Plans

As the climate crisis intensifies, U.S. environmental policy has moved dangerously backward, with nearly 70 environmental rules reversed during this administration, and 30 more reversals in process. This intransigent, head-in-the-sand approach will not alter the reality of climate change, nor…

Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change

Karachi is home. My bustling, chaotic city of about 20 million people on the Arabian Sea is an ethnically and religiously diverse metropolis and the commercial capital of Pakistan, generating more than half of the country’s revenue. Over the decades,…

The Sunday Read: ‘How Climate Migration Will Reshape America’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher In August, Abrahm Lustgarten, who reports on the environment, watched fires burn just 12 miles from his home in Marin County,…

E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule As Trump Tries to Burnish His Record

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to overhaul the way communities test their water for lead, a policy change that will be pitched ahead of Election Day as a major environmental achievement for a president not noted for…