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The world is abandoning coal-fired electricity at an astonishing pace

Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels—it produces per kilogram the least amount of energy and the greatest amount of pollution—and the world is quickly abandoning it.<p>According to findings published by the NGOs Greenpeace and CoalSwarm on Wednesday (Oct. 18), countries are using coal less and less to …

After the carnage in Las Vegas, America faces a choice | Eric Swalwell

Lawmakers cannot just watch people being slaughtered and not act. We must decide: do we want to accept these scenes or say enough?<p>Thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough. We can’t go on like this.<p>Another mass shooting has shaken America. Our fellow citizens were mowed down while enjoying country …

Puerto Rico: Trump spat with San Juan mayor escalates as all sides double down

Trump defended the US response as Puerto Ricans queue for basic supplies and 95% remain without power – but Carmen Yulín Cruz fired back just as strong<p>The war of words between the president of the United States, population 324 million, and the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan, population …

Trapped in the mountains, Puerto Ricans don’t see help, or a way out

By Samantha Schmidt and<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Arelis R. Hernández<p>Arelis R. Hernández<p>Reporter covering politics and government in Prince George's County and Maryland<p>Email Bio Follow<p>UTUADO, PUERTO RICO — The day Hurricane Maria swiped through these …

Puerto Rico

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

The One Number That Shows Why Climate Change Is Making Hurricane Season Worse

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have reignited discussions about the link between global warming and extreme weather, with climate scientists now saying …

Hate is hate. Online abusers must be dealt with harshly | Alison Saunders

Whether shouted or tweeted, prejudice devastates lives. That’s why prosecutors are committed to taking internet hate crimes as seriously as face to face ones<p>• Alison Saunders is the director of public prosecutions<p>People all over the world are questioning how those in positions of power can counter …

The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

By Juliet Eilperin<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate …

Pesticides

The Guardian view on Donald Trump and racism: a moral failure that shames America | Editorial

No previous US president of modern times would have failed to condemn his country’s white nationalists. This one did<p>As George W Bush’s speechwriter put it this weekend, it is one of the “difficult but primary duties” of a political leader to speak for a nation in traumatic times. A space shuttle …

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help

Communities in danger of falling into the sea say assistance from Washington has dried up: ‘It feels like a complete abdication of responsibility on climate change’<p>The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but …

White House reviewing new report that finds strong link between climate change, human activity

By Steven Mufson<p>Steven Mufson<p>Reporter covering energy and other financial matters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A climate report based on work conducted by scientists in 13 federal agencies is under active review at the White House, and its conclusions about the far-reaching damage already occurring from global …

Trump Administration

The cynical and dishonest denial of climate change has to end: it's time for leadership | Gerry Hueston

Absence of climate and energy policy has left Australia lagging dangerously behind, missing out on investment and facing major electricity disruptions.<p>Gerry Hueston is chairperson of the Climate Council and former BP president<p>Australia has enough renewable energy to power the country 500 times …

Polar bears hurt by climate change are more likely to turn to a new food source — humans

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>More than any other animal, polar bears have become the poster cub for climate change.<p>Al Gore used a cartoon of an exhausted, endlessly swimming polar bear to illustrate the …

Global Warming

These titans of industry just broke with Trump’s decision to exit the Paris accords

By Steven Mufson<p>Steven Mufson<p>Reporter covering energy and other financial matters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Thirty states and scores of companies said Thursday that they would press ahead with their climate policies and pursue lower greenhouse gas emissions, breaking sharply with President Trump’s decision to …

Donald Trump

They may save us yet: Scientists found a way to turn our carbon emissions into rock

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Earlier this year, a project in Iceland reported an apparent breakthrough in the safe underground storage of the principal greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide — an option likely to be necessary if …

Carbon Dioxide

The world is moving to renewable energy

Regarding George F. Will’s Nov. 17 op-ed, “What President Trump should find on his desk”:<p>The world community is moving to renewable energy; it’s already started, it’s accelerating, and it’s inevitable. The Conference of the Parties ( COP 22 ) is underway, and 195 nations are planning action. It …

Renewable Energy

How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

We are at war with science, and now, more than ever, we need to be armed with the facts (real facts, not alternative ones). One of today’s most contentious issues centers around our impact on the climate, specifically, how carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuels is causing the climate to …

Climate Change

Climate change is increasing the risk of malaria for people living in mountainous regions in the tropics

Millions of people living at higher altitudes in the tropics will be at risk of malaria as a result of rising temperatures and climate change, …

Climate Change

Yes, I am a climate alarmist. Global warming is a crime against humanity | Lawrence Torcello

There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible<p>Most of us have wondered about the human context of past crimes against humanity: why didn’t more people intervene? How could so many pretend not to know? To be sure, crimes against …

Crime

Rolling Back Climate Regulations Is Trump’s Most Dangerous Con Yet

The executive order President Trump signed Tuesday is his most dangerous con yet. By rolling back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and other …

The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Already Leaking

And the Standing Rock Sioux are worried.<p>Oil isn't even flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline yet, but already there's been a leak. The 1,100-mile pipeline, the subject of controversy and mass protests, will be fully operational June 1, according to Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company …

Big Pharma's Industrial Pollution Goes Unchecked, Breeds Superbug Crisis

By Madlen Davies<p>Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world's major drug companies is fueling …

Stop The Murder Of Environmental Defenders In Latin America

Hundreds of environmental activists have been killed all throughout Latin America as the world largely remains silent.<p><b>The Murder of Berta Cáceres</b><p>In March 2016, I went to Mexico to receive the Mayahuel Award for human rights and environmental work at the Guadelajara International Film Festival. …

Macron victory gives Brussels confidence boost over EU's future

With existential threat posed by French election averted, EU leaders appear assured and see opportunity to reset project Europe<p>When Emmanuel Macron walked across the courtyard of the Louvre on Sunday evening to the rousing finale of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the EU anthem, few doubted it was a win …

Loss of coral reefs caused by rising sea temperatures could cost $1tn globally

Loss of Great Barrier Reef alone could cost north Queensland 1m visitors a year, imperilling 10,000 jobs and draining $1bn from economy<p>The loss of coral reefs caused by rising sea temperatures could cost $1 trillion globally, a report from Australia’s Climate Council has projected, with the loss of …

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of …

Global Warming

Coke Hopes No One Notices All The Plastic Bottles Floating In The Ocean

The company says it's committed to recycling, but a new Greenpeace report says that's not enough.<p>After a recent controversial Pepsi ad incited outrage on the Internet, an advocacy group is calling on soda drinkers to express the same level of concern over the questionable environmental practices of …

At Least 15 Percent Of The World’s Tree Species Are Under Threat Of Extinction

More than 60,000 species are currently living. Many of them are in trouble, according to the world's first global trees database.<p>The planet is on the brink of the sixth mass extinction, an epoch that scientists say could see humans wiping out at least 75 percent of the Earth’s species. Much has …

The Single Shining Hope to Stop Climate Change

Science is under attack at the very moment when we need it most. President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order went much further than simply …