James West

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Catastrophic Flooding Is Getting Worse and We're Woefully Unprepared

New research shows flooding in the Midwest has become more frequent over the last 50 years.

This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?

Reuters/Aly Song

China's Toxic Air Could Kill a Population the Size of Orlando, Florida

The country's pollution could contribute to 257,000 deaths over the next decade.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather

Toxic smog billowing from China's coal-fired power plants is making snowstorms in the U.S. worse.

Hao Qunying/Imaginechina via AP

Breathing Air Shouldn't Be This Dangerous

Chinese cities are so toxic that 90 percent of them fail pollution standards, according to a new Greenpeace analysis.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez

The Freedom Tower Was Supposed to Be the Greenest Building in America. What Went Wrong?

Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.

Zou Yi/Sina Weibo

Daily Photos of a Single Skyscraper Show the Reality of Beijing's Toxic Smog

This man uploaded one photo every day. The results are startling.

Georgetown Climate Center

These 14 States Have a Climate Change Plan—the Rest of You Are Screwed

A mere nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study.

Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/AP

A Major Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change

We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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See How Serious China Just Got About Global Warming in 7 Infographics

The world's biggest polluter will set up a carbon market by 2016. Here's why it matters.

Californians Will Have to Get Comfortable With Purified 'Toilet-to-Tap' Water

The golden state's historic drought is forcing residents to reconsider the "yuck factor" of wastewater re-use.

James West/Climate Desk

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.

Glen Stubbe /Star Tribune/ZUMA Press

This Huge Corporation Is Tackling Climate Change—Because It's a Threat to the Bottom Line

Food giant General Mills now has some pretty sweet eco-bragging rights.

James West and Jaeah Lee

Inside Yingli, the Giant Chinese Solar Company Sponsoring the World Cup

You’ve seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peek inside the company trying to transform the world.

AP/Youssouf Bah

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse by Cutting Down Forests

The deadly virus has already claimed almost 500 lives across West Africa this year, and deforestation could cause that number to keep climbing. 

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What You Need to Know About the Coming Jellyfish Apocalypse

Calling all swimmers! Here's how to coexist with our gelatinous friends.

Reuters

How Dangerous Are the Gas Pipes Under Your City?

America's aging gas network is big and getting bigger. Why that could be bad for you and the climate.

A Grim Map of California's Drought

The state is facing what could be its worst water-shortage in four decades.

James West

'Where One Coal Power Plant Stops, Another Begins'

A train tour through China's coal country, where every bit of the shadowy landscape has been pressed into the service of power generation.