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While the rest of the world has cut coal-based electricity over the past 18 months, China has added enough to power 31 million homes.
The one thing never to forget about global warming is that it’s a timed test.
"Do we really need 27 scene changes? Do we need cars hanging from the ceiling?"
North Sea oil executives believe the ageing fossil fuel basin may still lead a global climate revolution by providing a testbed for clean energy breakthroughs.
Don’t get me wrong. As a conservationist and sustainable tourism expert, I am an advocate for a more responsible approach to tourism.
Global carbon emissions from the aviation industry are growing faster than expected, and pose a serious risk to world’s climate efforts if left to grow unchecked.
Global heating is “supercharging” an increasingly dangerous climate mechanism in the Indian Ocean that has played a role in disasters this year including bushfires in Australia and floods in Africa.
If that happens, “you have 30 homes sitting truly on an island,” said Gerald Harris, an attorney for Virginia Beach.
You’ve done a lot of writing and talks and have a public profile. Do you ever encounter sexism in that realm?
“Working in silos won’t work to tackle this challenge. It’s just impossible,” says Chloé Pahud, Co-founder and CEO of Civocracy – a digital citizen engagement platform.
Young activists frustrated and frightened by Democrats’ inaction on the climate crisis will occupy the office of the top Democrat in Congress this week to mark the beginning of a hunger strike.
First the dirtiest ones began shutting down. Then it was the old ones. Now it’s some of the biggest. America’s coal plants are turning off the boilers, facing brutal economics and customers fleeing for natural gas and renewable energy.
On the six-hour boat ride down the Iriri river to Manolito, there is almost no other traffic and only a handful of small homes.
A potentially deadly disease affecting marine mammals, including seals and sea otters, has been passed from the North Atlantic Ocean to the northern Pacific thanks to the melting of the Arctic sea ice.
20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castello, Portugal, is about to be the new home to the largest floating wind turbine in the world, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) ABS-classed offshore wind turbine.
We now have yet another green battleground in this election campaign: trees.
“This whole area wants to be a wood,” says Edward Milbank, sweeping his arm across the former hill farm in Northumberland.Small saplings of birch have invaded the cleared ground, but many more trees are being pushed into the soil by hand.
I’m a hardcore climate activist. I’ve been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old).
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to plant 60m trees every year if they get into government, increasing the UK’s forest cover by 1m hectares by 2045.
There is dismissiveness about whether individual choices like how we consume and transport ourselves matter: Why cancel that trip to Europe if it’s too late anyway and if everyone is still addicted to fossil fuels?
“An electric ute would be great,” Rhys Jones says from the driver’s seat of his ute while waiting out the front of the work site.
In a dispiriting political week like the one we’ve just had, it helps to keep things simple.
They ask us to envision an economic system in which we consider how every action affects people around the world, now and for the future.
Volkswagen broke ground on its long planned EV factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week.
A Liberal Democrat government would spend £100bn tackling the effects of climate change and protecting the environment, the party's deputy leader has announced.
The next satellite tasked with maintaining the "gold standard" measurement of sea-level rise is about to enter final testing.
Born in Germany, Mr. Schneider, 54, earned an M.B.A. from Harvard. Before being recruited to Nestlé in 2017, he was chief executive of Fresenius, a health care company in Bad Homburg, a city near Frankfurt.
We don’t know exactly how this will play out, but it seems safe to say that if Trump stays in office, a lot more Americans will die as a result of his anti-environmental policies
In February, a 27-year-old Indian man named Raphael Samuel announced plans for an unusual lawsuit.
Sometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place.
To that end, the report does contain glimmers of hope. Carbon intensity, or how much energy can be produced for each unit of greenhouse gas released, has increased.
A typical two-person, very wealthy household — one with more than $1 million in investments in addition to a home and personal property
Last year, consumers around the world bought 2 million electric cars, spurred by a combination of falling battery costs and generous vehicle incentives in places like China and California.
The death of Annie Hall, the former high sheriff of Derbyshire who was swept away by floodwater last Friday in Darley Dale near Matlock, was the saddest and most shocking consequence so far of the destruction wreaked across northern parts of England over the past week.
Those walking through Madison Square Park in June may find themselves wondering at why some trees seem to be dying during the lushest time of the year.
The private equity firm appointed by the government to manage as much as £400m in investment in electric charging points has awarded millions of pounds to a company in which it holds a controlling financial interest.
12-year-old Edelsin Linette Mendez lives with her siblings and parents on their small coffee farm in the beautiful highlands of Nicaragua.
The decline in sea ice seen in the Arctic in recent decades has been linked by scientists to the spread of a deadly virus in marine mammals.
A spokeswoman for the Interior Department, Melissa Brown, said in a statement that “There is absolutely no connection whatsoever” between the vote and the letter from Mr. Bernhardt.
The Paris Agreement is not a trade agreement. There is no trade-off between Detroit, Youngstown and Pittsburgh, on the one side, and Paris on the other. Tariffs and sanctions will not make this problem go away.
The UK’s biggest fund manager has spent nearly £300m this year increasing its shareholdings in companies it named and shamed for dragging their heels on climate action.
A majority of the UK public and almost half of Conservative voters support a radical plan to transform the economy and tackle the climate crisis, a poll suggests.
I’ve been an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times since 2017, writing mainly about politics, ideology and gender.
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc.
Twitter’s plan to ban all political advertising risks muzzling climate activists while giving polluters free rein to promote themselves, the US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has said.
Outside of your job, what tech products are you personally obsessed with?
As climate impacts intensify, they are projected to become more costly.
Sea level rise is set to challenge human civilization for centuries to come, even if internationally agreed climate goals are met and planet-warming emissions are then immediately eliminated, researchers have found.
Although people like to think of humans as being rational, paradoxical behaviors are common in our world; a smoking doctor, parents loving their children but not using vaccines which were invented to save their lives, or people who think that owning a gun makes the world a safer place.
Climate campaigners are taking Norway’s government back to court to oppose its plans to open the Arctic for oil drilling despite a public commitment to tackle the environmental crisis.
The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one’s health, one’s transit, and commuting habits.
Donald Trump is moving to formally exit the Paris climate agreement, making the United States the only country in the world that will not participate in the pact, as global temperatures are set to rise 3C and worsening extreme weather will drive millions into poverty.
Such efforts are expanding internationally. While the Paris Agreement focused on national governments, Ms. Tubiana said the actions of states, provinces, businesses and others were driving some of the most concrete changes.
“We are coming off what was a historic event,” Andrew Vesey, PG&E’s chief executive for utility operations, said during one of the daily briefings about the intentional blackouts.
More than 1,000 Google workers have signed a public letter calling on their employer to commit to an aggressive “company-wide climate plan” that includes canceling contracts with the fossil fuel industry and halting its donations to climate change deniers.