The Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, England.

Britain is phasing out its coal-burning power plants, with the last one slated to be shuttered by 2025, if not sooner. It is a startling development for the nation that founded an industrial revolution powered by coal.

By Fred Pearce

Energy

Utilities Grapple with Rooftop Solar and the New Energy Landscape

The emerging U.S. rooftop solar industry is often portrayed as the victim in a struggle with fossil-fuel-friendly utilities. But the reality is more complex, as utilities in some states are beginning to adapt to a new renewable energy paradigm.

By Jacques Leslie

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Tropical Storm Harvey is the third major flood in southeast Texas in three years. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, flood expert Philip Bedient says the region will remain vulnerable to disasters if communities don’t rebuild with climate change in mind.

By Diane Toomey

Visitors wait to enter Yellowstone National Park in June 2017.

Policy

How A Surge in Visitors Is Overwhelming America’s National Parks

The growing crowds at U.S. National Parks have become unmanageable, jeopardizing the natural experience the parks were created to provide. With attendance this summer continuing to shatter records, officials are considering limiting use of the parks in order to save them. 

By Jim Robbins

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