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Startup Spotlight: Enduring Planet
Abigail BassettFeb 21, 2024 10 min read

We sat down with Dimitry Gershenson, the co-founder and CEO of Enduring Planet. Dimitry and his co-founders Erin and Josh are no strangers to climate finance, and they’re leveraging their expertise to help climate tech startups and SMBs get the funding they need to save the planet.

Foods We Could Lose in the Climate Crisis
Abigail BassettFeb 13, 2024 9 min read

A world where crops risk disappearing offers an opportunity for climate tech.

The Changing Seasonal Patterns of Insects
Abigail BassettFeb 1, 2024 10 min read

Brood X is coming.

The Hottest Year on Record Inspires Evolving Cooling Solutions
Abigail BassettJan 26, 2024 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at evolving cooling solutions to combat record heat.

Rising Temperatures, Rising Health Risks
Abigail BassettJan 16, 2024 14 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we examine climate change and the rise of disease, viruses, and antibiotic resistance.

Climate Migration is on the Rise Around the World
Abigail BassettJan 5, 2024 8 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we explore the rising global issue of climate migration

Climate Change, Politics, and Grizzly Bears (Oh My!)
Abigail BassettDec 17, 2023 11 min read

In today's story, we examine the relationship between Grizzly Bears and climate change.

Tallying COP Wins & Losses
Julian MooreDec 14, 2023 12 min read

In this edition of This Week In Climate, we take look at the results from landmark climate negotiations.

A Lithium Boom in the Desert
Abigail BassettDec 9, 2023 10 min read

In today's story, we take a look at a massive lithium reserve uncovered in California.

Progress Amidst the Noise at COP28
Julian MooreDec 6, 2023 12 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we navigate diplomacy at COP28 and health breakthroughs.

Are E-Bikes the Answer to Electrified Transport?
Abigail BassettDec 1, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we take a closer look at electrified transport and E-bikes.

Low-Carbon, Low-Shame Flight Takes off
Julian MooreNov 28, 2023 11 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look into how low-carbon flight is taking off.

The USDA’s Plant Hardiness Map Gets an Update
Abigail BassettNov 24, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at the updated USDA Hardiness Map and what it means for plants.

Startup Spotlight: Atmos Financial
Julian MooreNov 17, 2023 13 min read

We sat down with Co-founder and CEO Ravi Mikkelsen to learn more about how Atmos Financial leverages bank deposits to finance climate-positive infrastructure like clean energy, electrification, and regenerative agriculture.

Is Maine Really a Bellwether for Climate Policy?
Abigail BassettNov 15, 2023 11 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look Maine voter's rejection of a bid to buy out Big Power.

The Rich Are Under Funding Climate Change Mitigation
Abigail BassettNov 8, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at the rich-poor divide when it comes to climate change.

Space Junk & Climate Change
Abigail BassettNov 3, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at the climate impact of space junk.

Conservation May Be the Hardest Solution
Julian MooreNov 1, 2023 8 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at the good and the bad in forest conservation.

The Intersection of Climate and Labor in the EV Transition
Abigail BassettOct 27, 2023 11 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at a tentative agreement for the UAW and Ford.

Climate Frenemies US & China
Ammar KhanOct 25, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at how China adapts while the US subtracts.

The Green Transition Derailment
Abigail BassettOct 20, 2023 11 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at elements that could derail the Green Transition.

Solar Future and Past
Julian MooreOct 16, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at what solar energy could have been.

Cooling Poverty is on the Rise
Abigail BassettOct 11, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we're highlighting growing equity issues arising as the climate warms.

Fossil Fuel Withdrawal Symptoms
Julian MooreOct 2, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at the hard road to quitting fossil fuels.

California Sues Big Oil
Abigail BassettSep 27, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at California's lawsuit against big oil companies.

California Takes on Corporate Emissions
Abigail BassettSep 23, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we take an in-depth look at the landmark SB 253 Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act.

What’s Up with Wind?
Julian MooreSep 19, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at ups and downs for wind power.

A Tough Week for Electric Vehicles
Abigail BassettSep 15, 2023 11 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at roadblocks in automotive electrification.

European Climate Tech Meets at the Drop
Julian MooreSep 12, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, The Drop kicks off European climate connections.

This Week in Climate: What is an LCA?
Abigail BassettSep 8, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we discuss Life Cycle Assessments, or LCAs, which are used to measure sustainability.

Climate Comes for Food Prices
Julian MooreSep 5, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at how climate impacts are driving up the cost of food.

Welcome to the Pyrocene Era
Abigail BassettAug 31, 2023 10 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at how human-influenced fire activity is shaping our world.

Carbon Market Mayhem
Julian MooreAug 25, 2023 9 min read

In today's edition of This Week in Climate, we look at trouble for carbon offset markets.

Proterra Could Spell Trouble for EV Buses
Abigail BassettAug 22, 2023 10 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at what the Proterra bankruptcy means for EV buses.

Carbon Capture Chronicles
Julian MooreAug 18, 2023 9 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at a big week for carbon capture.

The Ocean's Conveyor Belt is in Danger
Abigail BassettAug 14, 2023 10 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at the possible AMOC collapse.

Solutions for the solutions
Julian MooreAug 7, 2023 11 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at the solutions for climate tech drawbacks.

Oppenheimer Brings Nuclear to the Forefront of Cultural & Climate Tech
Abigail BassettAug 1, 2023 11 min read

Today in our climate news section, "This Week In Climate", we look at how Oppenheimer is bringing nuclear power to the forefront of the cultural conversation around climate tech.

Climate Action’s Day in Court
Julian MooreJul 31, 2023 10 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at the state of climate lawsuits around the world.

Five companies using AI to address climate change.
Abigail BassettJul 25, 2023 10 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at five companies using AI to address climate change.

Innovation and Jobs Up, Emissions Down
Julian MooreJul 12, 2023 10 min read

Today in our climate news section, "This Week In Climate", we look at solar progress in the lab and in the market.

Utilities Use Dark Money to Stop Climate Progress
Julian MooreJun 20, 2023 11 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at how utilities push back on climate action.

Climate Funds’ Funny Business
Julian MooreJun 9, 2023 10 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at arising challenges in financing the just transition.

Progress on Permitting
Julian MooreMay 29, 2023 9 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at a breakthrough in permitting.

The Solar Report
Julian MooreMay 19, 2023 9 min read

In today's issue of "This Week in Climate", we check in on solar’s global growth.

Startup Spotlight: Ecolectro
Julian MooreMay 9, 2023 10 min read

Today, in our Climate Startup Spotlight series, we take an in-depth look at Ecolectro, a New York-based startup building scalable, low-cost green hydrogen just as the hydrogen revolution is taking off.

The Carbon Capture Chronicles
Julian MooreApr 21, 2023 8 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at developments in carbon capture.

Is AI going to steal our climate jobs?
Julian MooreApr 11, 2023 10 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at the role of AI in climate tech.

War’s climate costs hidden from IPCC
Julian MooreMar 28, 2023 10 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look at the military emissions gap in the IPCC report

It’s not all bad for climate finance
Julian MooreMar 14, 2023 8 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at climate finance’s rocky ride across North America

New Era for the Oceans
Julian MooreMar 7, 2023 8 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at big news for the oceans, good and bad.

The rubber meets the road for US climate funding
Julian MooreFeb 21, 2023 9 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we look at how new IRA funds are rolling out.

Regenerative Ag in the IRA
Julian MooreFeb 14, 2023 11 min read

Today in our climate news section, "This Week In Climate", we look at regenerative agriculture in the IRA.

All About Batteries
Julian MooreFeb 6, 2023 8 min read

Today in our climate news section, "This Week In Climate", we look at progress on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries.

Big money worked hard last year, but climate activists are working harder
Julian MooreJan 29, 2023 9 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look how fossil fuel money in the IRA is igniting climate activists.

Climate Startup Spotlight: Patch
Meghan ProulxJan 24, 2023 9 min read

Our team took an in-depth look at Patch, which is building the infrastructure for a sustainable economy by enabling gigatonne scale carbon removal.

Feds Count Climate Costs
Julian MooreJan 22, 2023 8 min read

In "This Week in Climate" we look at how the cost of climate change is becoming a priority in the United States.

The pushback against fossil gas begins
Julian MooreJan 8, 2023 8 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look at how the world is (slowly) moving beyond fossil gas.

Climate Politics Meets Big Money
Julian MooreDec 29, 2022 8 min read

In "This Week in Climate", we take a look at the growing role that moneyed interests are playing in guiding climate policies.

This Week in Climate: Will Climate Action Spark a Trade War?
Julian MooreDec 19, 2022 9 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look at how climate progress may be ushering in a trade war between the world’s strongest allies.

This Week in Climate: Climate plays catch up around the world
Julian MooreDec 5, 2022 9 min read

Today in our climate news section, This Week In Climate, we look at the new shipping emissions regulations in the EU, Brazil's cancelation of new oil pipelines and a wind energy comeback in the UK.

This Week in Climate: COP27's lone success could unlock Africa's renewable future
Julian MooreNov 28, 2022 8 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look at how COP could help Africa transition to renewables.

This Week in Climate: Here’s why your next job should be in climate tech
Julian MooreNov 20, 2022 8 min read

In This Week in Climate, we look at the opportunity for tech workers to transition into climate.

Climate Startup Spotlight: Watershed
Meghan ProulxNov 19, 2022 4 min read

Once a company announces an emissions reduction initiative, how do they achieve their goal? We chatted with the team at Watershed to understand how their software helps companies measure, report, and make meaningful reductions to their carbon footprint.

This Week in Climate: Is this the climate election we’ve all been waiting for?
Julian MooreNov 1, 2022 8 min read

In This Week in Climate, we take a look at how climate change will impact upcoming American elections.

This Week In Climate: Out with the old solutions, in with the older
Julian MooreOct 26, 2022 8 min read

Today in our climate news section, This Week In Climate, we look at the future of fish, flying and freight using the oldest tech in the book.

This Week in Climate: Road Rules for EVs and a Spanish Energy Breakup
Julian MooreOct 18, 2022 8 min read

In this week's issue of "This Week in Climate", we look at how new laws are boosting EV production from the UK to the US and Spain's long goodbye with the Energy Charter.

This Week in Climate: Climate funds from the Outback to the Amazon
Julian MooreOct 10, 2022 8 min read

October, 10th, 2022: This week we look at climate funding for indigenous groups, the transition in Rwanda and Australia’s end of extinction

Startup Spotlight: Heirloom
Meghan ProulxOct 2, 2022 8 min read

The future of Direct Air Capture is rocky. In a good way.

This Week in Climate: China and the End of Petrocracy
Julian MooreSep 28, 2022 9 min read

This week in climate we look at how China is taking advantage of America’s oil addiction to advance climate diplomacy around the world

This Week in Climate: The state of the just transition
Julian MooreSep 20, 2022 8 min read

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022: Its Climate Week in New York this week, and we’re looking at the state of the just transition across the United States.

This Week in Climate: Reckoning with the past to push climate policy forward
Julian MooreSep 11, 2022 10 min read

Sunday, September 11th, 2022: This week we look at the places where climate change is forcing a reckoning with the past to make sense of the uncertain future.

This Week In Climate: The climate crisis is the biodiversity crisis
Julian MooreSep 5, 2022 10 min read

Monday, September 5th, 2022: We take a look at the biodiversity crisis, how it intersects with climate and why it's so hard to see the forest from the trees.

This Week In Climate: Bad Bunny and the return of the hunger stones
Julian MooreAug 28, 2022 11 min read

Sunday, August 28th, 2022: In our climate news column, we look at a new tax on private planes in France, California's ban of gasoline-powered cars, and Puerto Rico's new virtual power plant.

This Week In Climate: The Global South's path to decarbonization
Julian MooreAug 23, 2022 11 min read

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022: In our climate news column, "This Week in Climate", we look at the Global South’s role in climate action now that plans are in place for major polluters to decarbonize.

This Week In Climate: The IRA’s impact on electric vehicles
Julian MooreAug 14, 2022 10 min read

Sunday, August 24th, 2022: In our climate news column, "This Week in Climate", we look at the IRA’s impact on electric vehicles, and how they are making waves in the hills of Nevada and halls of power in Beijing.

This Week in Climate: Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, and Australia’s next climate law.
Julian MooreAug 6, 2022 11 min read

Sunday, August 7th, 2022: In our climate news column, "This Week in Climate", we take a look at the dwindling future for natural gas, a big step for modular nuclear plants and Australia’s next climate law.

This Week in Climate: Breaking down the U.S. climate bill
Julian MooreAug 3, 2022 10 min read

Today, in our climate news column, "This Week in Climate", we take a look at the breakthrough climate bill in the United States, the communications strategy that made it happen, and what stands in the way.

Recent Rounds (07/21/2022)
Team ClimatebaseJul 20, 2022 9 min read

This week, in our news section "Recent Rounds", we provide you with a breakdown of the latest climate tech funding rounds — because where there is funding, there will be jobs! 🌱

Moonshot Watch: Keeping Up With Climate Tech's Biggest Bets
Julian MooreJul 8, 2022 12 min read

We check in on "climate moonshots" — speculative innovations that could be game-changers in the fight against climate change, if only somebody would invent them.

Inflation Will Be With Us As Long As Fossil Fuels Are
Julian MooreJul 8, 2022 11 min read

Oil and gas are getting more expensive all the time— and raising the cost of everything they carry across the world. Clean energy is the answer for the crises of tomorrow and today.

The War in Ukraine Brings Back Fossil Fuel Diplomacy
Julian MooreJul 8, 2022 9 min read

Expanding fossil fuels has long been the weapon of choice for global powers locked in diplomatic showdowns. Now, the war in Ukraine is shaping up to bring more of the same– right when the planet can afford it the least.

Wall Street's Climate Votes Will Delay the Just Transition in Africa
Julian MooreJul 8, 2022 12 min read

The battle for green finance in Wall Street boardrooms will resonate across Sub-Saharan Africa as leaders in the continent are determined to raise living standards with whatever resources investors are willing to fund.

This Week in Climate
Julian MooreJul 8, 2022 15 min read

In this edition of our weekly climate news column, "This Week in Climate", we take a look at moves toward climate solutions big and small from Chile to Japan, while a U.S. climate law stumbles again.