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Kate Yoder


Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Kate:

The fossil fuel origins of 'gaslighting'

Merriam-Webster's word of the year is all about deception. → Read More

How the saintly Prius fueled Republicans' love for gas-guzzlers

Herschel Walker defended polluting cars. There's a story behind that. → Read More

It’s not just Coca-Cola: Corporations have co-opted the UN climate talks

COP27 is covered with logos. But that's just the start of companies' influence. → Read More

Starved of new talent: Young people are steering clear of oil jobs

Who wants to work for the brands that brought you climate change? → Read More

Study: Climate anxiety is spreading all over the planet

The broadest look yet shows it's not just a Western worry. → Read More

Chevron’s commercials just got the ‘Don’t Look Up’ treatment

What do cute babies and frolicking elephants have to do with oil? Exactly. → Read More

‘It makes climate change real’: How carbon emissions got rebranded as ‘pollution’

California activists paved the way for defining climate change as an air pollution problem. Now it's federal law. → Read More

‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

Ever wonder why ads show SUVs dashing through the forest? → Read More

Is climate change to blame for the Pakistan floods? Here’s what we know.

New research finds it intensified rains by 50 percent but was hardly the only factor. → Read More

The year’s best graphic novel might just be about life in Canada’s oil sands

An interview with Kate Beaton about the new memoir "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands," an empathetic look at the harsh conditions in Alberta's oil camps. → Read More

Oil companies say they're going green, but their investments tell another story

A new report found that they spent $750 million last year on climate-friendly marketing. → Read More

The best-case scenario for Greenland ice melt just got worse

"Zombie ice" will raise sea levels by at least 10 inches, new study finds. → Read More

Americans are convinced climate action is unpopular. They're very, very wrong.

Support for climate policies is double what people think, new study says. → Read More

People doubt their actions affect climate change. Is that a bad thing?

More Americans blame corporations, not individuals, for climate change, a new poll shows. → Read More

Saying goodbye to the dangerous, alluring scent of gasoline

Electric vehicle makers are grappling with our olfactory attachment to the fuel. → Read More

Heatflation: How sizzling temperatures drive up food prices

As heat waves strike Europe and China, crops are withering. → Read More

Republicans want climate solutions — just not from Biden

Americans broadly support action, a Pew poll shows, but partisanship is getting in the way. → Read More

What's wrong with the economy? Climate change, for one.

Corporate America is waking up to climate action. It’s all about the bottom line. → Read More

Can virtual reality recreate the overview effect? I took a $50 trip to space to find out.

Can virtual reality recreate the overview effect? Sort of. → Read More

The push to ban new gas stations is coming to Los Angeles

LA, the capital of car culture, could be the first big city to enact such a ban. → Read More