Ben Goldfarb

Hell or Salt Water

"Look Down at Your Body. You Have Become a Coral."

Can virtual reality make us care about ocean acidification?
Ben Goldfarb
8.10.15
Terraform

The Rewilding

Fewer people live in Nebraska these days than on Mars. In an electrified compound, the last ranchers on the Great Plains fight to stave off predators—lions, cheetahs, hyenas—imported by the wealthy.
Ben Goldfarb
7.6.15
environment

The White House Has Pledged To Veto Keystone XL Legislation

Supporters of the pipeline need 67 votes to override a presidential veto — as of Tuesday they have only 63.
Ben Goldfarb
1.6.15
environment

The EPA Tightened Rules on Coal Waste, But Not Enough, Say Environmentalists

Coming six years after the biggest coal ash accident in US history, the new regulations treat waste from coal-fired power plants as non-hazardous, despite containing mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.
Ben Goldfarb
12.31.14
environment

You Might Earn $20 Less Per Day Because of Climate Change

Worker productivity declines as temperatures rise, meaning US economic growth could slow, costing billions — or even trillions — of dollars.
Ben Goldfarb
12.17.14
environment

Acute Water Shortage Leads to State of Emergency in the Maldives

Several countries are transporting water and other aid to the Indian Ocean nation, but climate change could prove to be its greatest long-term challenge.
Ben Goldfarb
12.9.14
environment

These Republicans Think It's Time for the GOP to Act on Climate Change

The Republican Party has long been home to the most ardent climate change deniers, but some members say its time to support regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy.
Ben Goldfarb
12.5.14
environment

Closely Studied Population of Polar Bears Drops 40 Percent in Number Over a Decade

As Arctic sea ice extent declines due to climate change, the polar bears are having trouble finding food to eat.
Ben Goldfarb
11.18.14
Denmark

Denmark Says It Will Produce 100 Percent of Its Energy With Renewables By 2050

The Scandinavian nation could be a model for the US, which lags far behind Denmark in promoting renewables like wind and solar, even though the price of producing them has fallen dramatically.
Ben Goldfarb
11.12.14
environment

The Obama Administration Just Sent the Auto Industry a Tough Message About Climate Change

The US Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency hit Hyundai and Kia with a $350 million fine on Monday for underestimating the amount of greenhouse gases their vehicles emit.
Ben Goldfarb
11.4.14
environment

Candidate's Pro-Environment Stance Might Be A Winning Strategy In Michigan Senate Race

Conventional wisdom in politics has long said talking about the environment and climate change was a recipe for defeat, but Michigan US Senate candidate Gary Peters might represent a new green vanguard.
Ben Goldfarb
10.29.14
environment

2014 On Track To Be Warmest Year Ever Recorded

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month was the warmest September on record and the past twelve months have been the hottest ever recorded.
Ben Goldfarb
10.21.14