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New study supports the creation of wind farms high above the earth's surface

Sky Farms<p>Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have devised the best altitudes for flying …

Renewable Energy

World's First Full-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Project Progressing in Norway

The project to develop the world’s first full-scale carbon capture and storage system located on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) is moving …

The World's Soaring CO2 Levels Visualized as Skyscrapers

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>If you want an unusual but punchy telling of the world’s …

Fossil Fuels

5 futuristic ways to pave roads, from solar panels to recycled plastic

What could be next?<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>It's time for a weeklong romp through all things related to transportation in the U.S. We'll be focusing on the topics most pressing to cities: everything from ways to improve public transportation in cities to ranking the best …

Roads

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken<p>The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.<p>The 1.5C …

Carbon Emissions

California Lawmakers Fail to Approve 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

California's push to lead the nation's shift to renewable energy hit a bump early Saturday, as the state Legislature defeated a pair of bills to create a regional electrical grid and a measure that would have required all electricity in the state to come from non-carbon sources by 2045.<p>Even with …

Renewable Energy

Opinion: Business leaders want 100 percent clean energy bill

This week, state legislators have the opportunity to make California the largest economy in the world that is committed to 100 percent clean energy. …

End Of The Oil Age: Not Whether, But When

<i>By Senior Economist Reda Cherif, Senior Economist Fuad Hasanov, and Deputy Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department Aasim M. Husain</i><p>A …

Climate change is shaping the future of food

As climate change progresses, the way humans produce food will be drastically altered. In fact, agriculture will be the sector that’s most affected, according to the United Nations.<p>Already, changes in local climates have led to reduced yields for certain crops — and it’s only going to get worse. …

Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one estimate.<p>That growth has come to a shuddering stop this year, with a projected decline in new installations of 2 percent, according to projections from Bloomberg New Energy …

Solar Power

Why is China suddenly leading the climate change effort? It’s a business decision.

China watchers and other commentators debate China’s resolve and capability to fill the political vacuum left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord this month. Why would China be eager to take leadership on climate change? To understand this transition requires looking more closely …

China

The fact is: Facts don’t matter to climate deniers

In an interview on CNBC’s <i>Squawk Box</i> this week, Energy Secretary Rick Perry falsely claimed that carbon dioxide was not the primary driver of the …

World's Biggest Coal Company Closes 37 Mines as Solar Prices Plummet

The rapid growth in renewable energy continues to put a dent in the demand for coal.<p>Coal India, the world's biggest coal mining company and producer …

First global assessment of climate change impact on world heritage-listed reefs says local efforts are ‘no longer sufficient’<p>Greater emissions reductions and delivering on the Paris climate agreement are now “the only opportunity” to save coral reefs the world over from decline, with local …

Great Barrier Reef

A Plant 1,000 Times More Efficient at CO2 Removal Than Photosynthesis Is Now Active

The CO2 Collector<p>Yesterday, the world’s first commercial carbon capture plant began sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air around it. Perched …

As climate change sets in, scientists are taking a harder look at geoengineering

President Trump’s efforts to undermine U.S. climate action come at a critical time. While nations are making progress in the fight against global …

Publications - journal articles, external publications, reports and briefs.

Integrated assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean<p>Report shows how cutting air pollution in LAC region can …

Southern Africa

'A Quiet Revolution' On Green Finance With China Taking The Lead

Leadership stared us in the face via a video-link to China at a global conference on responsible investment held last week in Singapore, ranked second recently in a list of global finance hubs.<p>Dr Ma Jun, Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), giving a keynote address on efforts at …

This Fall Foliage Map Predicts When Leaves Will Change Color

Find out exactly when fall colors will come your way.<p>We've been counting down the days until the trees are covered in brilliant reds, spectacular oranges and breathtaking yellows for months now. Luckily, SmokyMountains.com just released their 2016 Fall Foliage Map, which predicts when leaves will …

Trends

This solar-powered backpack could end your battery woes forever

After a week using BirkSun’s solar-powered bag exclusively, I can honestly say I’m hooked. Why we don’t have solar panels on all our backpacks is beyond me, but the ability to charge a device without having to worry about first charging an external battery is a godsend — especially here in …

South Korea and Kenya Make a Deal to Partner on Nuclear Energy

State-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) on Friday agreed a deal on developing nuclear energy in Kenya, as the African nation looks to …

Volver a los manglares – Los humedales y el cambio climático

Mangrove sprout – © Copyright (CC BY-SA 2.0) – Lars Ploughmann -FLICKRHace tiempo que realmente no visitaba un manglar. Nada te cautiva más que las …

The oil market is having an existential crisis

The 2015 figure is about one tenth of the annual average dating all the way back to 1960, according to Wood Mackenzie. Shockingly, 2015 saw the least amount of oil discovered in a calendar year since 1947. But with the massive spending cuts extending into 2016, this year the industry is on track to …

Use It Or Lose It—How Brain Exercise Fights Alzheimer's

One day your doctor may prescribe lifelong learning.<p>If you want to keep your memories, you’d better make sure to exercise your brain.<p>A new study from Iowa State University suggests that the more you use your brain, the better it is at remembering things. By giving it regular workouts, you’ll keep …

Nobel prize winner tells Clinton: Tax fossil fuels

Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has some advice for Hillary Clinton: Tax fossil fuels.<p>Stiglitz, who is an adviser to Clinton, says taxing carbon would be the best way to address climate change -- and boost the U.S. economy.<p>The move would immediately lead to higher prices for oil, gas …

Top Five Greenest Cities In The World

Going green and being eco-friendly, they are two things that don't typically go hand-in-hand with the world's big cities... or do they? With more …

More than 150 leading climate scientists at universities and government agencies ask for cuts to coal exports, saying: ‘There is no Planet B’<p>I’m guessing that Malcolm Turnbull gets a fair few letters on any given day. You wonder how he has the time to read them all.<p>How do you prioritise the ones …

Fossil Fuels

Mother Calls EpiPen Price Hike 'A Matter Of Life And Death'

Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>You probably heard news this week about the rising cost of EpiPens. Those are …

Health Care

In Warmer Climate, A Luxury Cruise Sets Sail Through Northwest Passage

It has 13 decks, eight restaurants, a casino and a spa. Staterooms start at about $20,000 and run as high as $120,000.<p>And it's about to journey through the Northwest Passage.<p>The Crystal Serenity is the largest cruise ship to navigate from Alaska to New York City, by way of the Arctic Ocean. And as …

‘King Coal’ is being dethroned in the US

During the first six months of 2016, US coal production was down a staggering 28 percent compared to 2015, and down 33 percent compared to 2014.<p>For the first time ever, natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electricity generation last year and remains that way.<p>Over the past five …