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Column: Why the U.S. should remain in the Paris climate agreement

Photo by Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters<p>It has been reported that today there will be a meeting in the White House where the President’s key advisers will …

Climate

Exxon fined $20-million for emissions from Texas plant

A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20-million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a refining and chemical complex east of Houston.<p>U.S. District Judge David Hittner in a ruling Wednesday determined that Texas-based …

Oil

Why I Am Joining This Weekend’s Climate March

The effects of climate change are wide-ranging and severe, but NPCA continues to fight the “greatest threat to the integrity of our national parks” — …

National Parks

Could manmade clouds save the Great Barrier Reef?

Researchers in Australia are turning to cloud-brightening technology in a bid to save the Great Barrier Reef. But they warn it will only buy time, and we must reduce carbon emissions.<p>The future of the Great Barrier Reef is in doubt, as it struggles to recover from a second severe bleaching event as …

Oceans

Why the Scariest Response to Climate Change Is Finally Being Taken Seriously

We’re not doing such a great job solving the whole climate change problem, which is why some experts think it’s time to study more radical tactics. …

Climate

Earth Just Passed 410 PPM CO2 Levels for the First Time in Human History

Breaking Dangerous Records<p>On April 18, Earth breached its latest climate change milestone. For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon …

Rising Sea Levels Will Hit California Harder Than Other Places

Melting ice sheets in Antarctica will wallop California with greater sea-level rise than the world average, threatening the state's iconic beaches …

Climate Change

California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state's coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought.<p>The state's Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised projections it provides to agencies to help them plan for climate change from …

Climate Change
Rights & Freedoms

Global Climate Will Suffer If China Converts Coal Into Gas

(BEIJING)—China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the …

Environment

Solar cell design with over 50% energy-conversion efficiency

Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion …

Solar Power

New Solar Plant Gives Solar Energy Credit

El Paso Electric is celebrating its community solar program this week, after filling all the subscriber spots last week.<p>An empty dirt lot at the …

Renewable Energy

Canada will have many allies if Trump goes after energy trade: Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to have some unhappy supporters south of the border if he goes after Canadian energy with trade sanctions.<p>Notley, who is on a trade mission in China, says she doesn’t know what Trump was talking about last week when he lumped …

Canada

Britain just had its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution

April 21, 2017 was the first 24 hour period free of coal generation for nearly two-hundred years<p>On Friday 21 April, the National Grid announced that …

Clean Energy

First Solar - Compelling Upside With Low Risk

Low ASPs and a lumpy sales cycle have decreased First Solar's share price.<p>Competitive advantages give promise for long-term results.<p>Risks associated …

Stocks

Audi Taking Reservations for Upcoming e-tron quattro in Norway

Norwegians get first dibs on Audi’s full-size electric SUV<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>Audi is gearing up to bring a production version of its e-tron quattro concept to market by 2018, and interest is apparently high …

Concept Cars

Taxes No Longer Certain -- And That's Affecting Solar Deals - Bloomberg

Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar industry, and …

Renewable Energy

Tesla updates its body shop program to simplify and reduce the cost for Model 3

After some recent bad experiences with Tesla’s third-party approved body shop program came to light, the company vowed to update it in order to avoid those situations and long wait times in the future – especially with the upcoming launch of the Model 3.<p>Today, we learn that Tesla is simplifying the …

SolarCity

Historic Day in Britain: First Coal-Free Day Since 1882

By Andy RowellApril 21, 2017, will go down as a significant day in the dying days of the fossil fuel era. For the first time since the renewable …

Clean Energy

The day without coal: Britain's first one since 1882

The Industrial Revolution that started around 1750 in England was powered largely by coal.<p>With Watt's invention of the steam engine and the emergence …

Climate Change

Deep sea mining could help develop mass solar energy – is it worth the risk?

Scientists have just discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology. As a solar expert …

Solar Power

Mercedes starts delivering home energy storage units

Tesla's Powerwall technology has quickly become the gold standard for large energy storage units. The company has integrated them with home solar …

Energy Storage

If You Want to Live Longer, Get a Dog

New data shows that pet ownership can increase the longevity of people with health risk issues.

Health

7 reasons why we need to act now to #SaveOurOcean

29 Mar 2017<p>The oceans have it all: from microscopic life to the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth, from the colourless to the shimmering, …

Oceans

Global growth of ecological and environmental citizen science is fueled by new technology

Scientists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the Natural History Museum, London have revealed the diversity of ecological and …

This futuristic metal-clad residence is segmented like a lobster tail

This futuristic residential building in Luxembourg has a segmented facade that resembles the tail of a lobster or an exotic insect. Design studio …

Architecture

Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says

WASHINGTON — In Page, Ariz., the operators of the Navajo Generating Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, have announced plans to close it by 2019. The electric utility Dayton Power & Light will shut two coal plants in southern Ohio by next year. Across the country, at least six …

Energy

5 Favorites: Houseplants for the Bath

The best room in the house (for your plants) is the bath. House plants perform well with natural light and shower mist; as an added bonus, they also …

Gardening

Doomsday’s approaching: The climate could hit a state unseen in 50 million years

If carbon emissions continue on their current trajectory, the atmosphere could reach an unseen level<p>No, the headline is not a typo. Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and are on track to climb to even more ominous heights in just a few decades.<p>If carbon emissions …

Global Warming