“It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever encountered.”

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By Jeremy Deaton

Naomi Seibt was supposed to be the right’s answer to Greta Thunberg — a charismatic, blonde, German teen who would challenge climate science, like a comic book nemesis who is endowed with the same powers and abilities as her foe. Her conservative backers at the Heartland Institute…

A decade ago, Congress set out to make pipelines safer, but today there are more accidents on pipelines that carry gas to homes.

A home destroyed by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions. Source:

By Jeremy Deaton

Pipelines exploded with the force of bombs, setting homes ablaze in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, on the evening of September 13, 2018. Columbia Gas, the local gas utility, had allowed too much pressure to build up in its aging cast-iron pipes until finally, they erupted in a series…

Air conditioners recycle air, potentially spreading viruses. This new technology allows people to stay cool while breathing fresh air.

Cooling panels draw heat away from people standing nearby. Source:

By Gloria Oladipo

In the face of this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air conditioned . Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present new risks. …

California’s grid operator has called for building more clean power, not less.

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By Jeremy Deaton

Record heat across California last weekend spurred Golden Staters to blast their air conditioners. The strain on the power grid was so great that California’s grid operator started rationing electricity. …

A powerful heat-trapping gas is leaking from drilling sites and pipelines, and the EPA is letting oil and gas companies turn a blind eye.

The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Source:

By Jeremy Deaton

This year, levels of methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas, hit an , driven by pollution leaking from gas pipelines and drilling sites. …

The spiny lobster faces climate change and overfishing around the Caribbean, but it’s thriving in Maria Elena bay thanks to this collective.

José Catzim Castillo throws a freshly caught lobster into his father’s net. Source: Agostino Petroni and Sandali Handagama

By Agostino Petroni and Sandali Handagama

José “Josh” Catzim Castillo, a 25-year-old lobster fisher, circles a hollow concrete box resting on the seafloor, just off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. He slips a into the box and shakes it. …

A century of development fueled a surge of toxic algae along the Klamath. Now, the Karuk tribe and its allies are trying to undo the damage.

The Klamath River. Source:

By Jeremy Deaton

The Karuk people define themselves by the Klamath River, just as the Romans did the or the Egyptians did the . The word “Karuk” means “upstream,” a reference to the waterway, which runs from Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, across the mountains of northern California —…

Algal blooms are killing wildlife and making people sick. Here’s how we aided their reign of terror.

Art by Matteo Farinella, written by Jeremy Deaton

“I quit my day job to engage young people in the hope that we could have a better future through science literacy. I’m still fighting that fight.”

Bill Nye the Science Guy. Source: Bill Nye

By Jeremy Deaton

The United States is facing two massive threats — climate change and the coronavirus — that we cannot solve without science. One is playing out slowly, over decades, growing inexorably worse as we continue to burn fossil fuels. …

Latinos consistently vote in smaller numbers than other groups. The climate crisis could change that.

Protestors marching in New York City on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Source:

By Jeremy Deaton

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a in Texas, a state that has swung Republican in every presidential election since 1976. If Biden pulls off the unthinkable and defeats Trump in Texas, it will be by mobilizing .

This…

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