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China just announced the details of its plan to fight climate change

The world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter submitted its official pledge to the U.N.<p>After surprising the world late last year by announcing an ambitious pledge with the U.S. to fight climate change, China's finally come forward with the specifics of how it's going to pull it off.<p>The world's …

Hurricane season: Weathering the storm with tablets and smartphones

We are just starting hurricane season, one that already looks to be an active one. Normal preparations aside, strategically using mobile devices can …

Charts: Renewable energy just had its best year ever

The world may have a turned a corner in terms of producing more and more of its energy cleanly.<p>The International Energy Agency last week sounded an unusually positive note, with one piece of data at the center: global growth is now possible without increased carbon emissions. In 2014, for the first …

How Rwanda’s clinics have gone off-grid and on to renewable energy

Rwanda is making advances with off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural areas that could be a model for similar economies.<p>The east African country has harnessed its endowment with enormous, untapped renewable energy generation potential to address the problem of how to get energy into remote …

Three Ways The World’s Power Mix Is About To Change

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> June 25th, 2015<p>Big changes are afoot for the energy sector in the next 25 years. Coal and gas are headed out and solar and …

Renewable Energy

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? In Alaska, the only Arctic state in the United States, it was a record-smashing 89 degrees in Anchorage at 6:30 at night on June 15, 2015, one of several …

The economic limitations of wind and solar power

Wind and solar power are booming, rapidly becoming serious players in electricity markets around the world. The question now is not whether variable renewable energy (VRE) is viable, but how far it can go. Just how much of a grid's electricity can come from wind and solar?<p>In a previous post, I …

The 25 happiest countries in the world

Panama, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico are full of people who feel pretty good about life.<p>The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being ranking is based on a global survey of about 146,000 people. Respondents are asked about different aspects of how they feel about their lives. Gallup and Healthways combine …

Reducing emissions should be the goal as Canada rethinks the oil sands sector

<i>Collapsed prices, a looming recession, calls for a development moratorium, halting federal action on emissions – the oil sands are under pressure on many fronts. In coming days, contributors will offer views on how Canada's energy sector can move forward in a changing world. Today: Our decarbonized</i> …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Newsmaker: Pope Francis wades into the climate-change wars

The Pope’s speech asks the whole world to listen to his pleas about climate change—and even invites Naomi Klein to Rome to help<p>Pope Francis is poised …

How Smart Is It To Rely On Natural Gas In Today's Energy Markets?

If natural gas is the path of least resistance for utilities, why expend the political and financial capital to build other types of electric generation? With lots of cheap natural gas, it’s a tough sell. But it’s one that is necessary. Harken back to Enron’s high-rolling days.<p>A defining moment of …

Renewables could dominate the world electricity market in 15 years

The report was published to provide a backdrop to the current state of affairs in energy markets ahead of the international climate negotiations set to take place in Paris in December.<p>The IEA noted that economic growth is starting to "decouple" from energy - global GDP expanded by 3 percent in 2014 …

From Mali to Tanzania, agriculture is propelling rampant economic growth. Governments need to continue to invest to support smallholder farmers<p>I was in Mali recently where I met a woman, Maimouna Coulibaly, who several years ago left her job in the United States and returned to her home country to …

Africa

Stuck in Japanese lift during quake? No problem – water and toilets to be inside!

Elevators in Japan could soon be equipped with toilets and emergency drinking water for those trapped inside during an earthquake, an official said …

Earthquake kit supplies disaster preparedness survival kits earthquake valve

Being prepared can help you during those critical hours or days after a <b>catastrophic earthquake, hurricane, tsunamis, tornado, fire, car breakdown or</b> …

Red Cross

What Would Europe Look Like If All The Ice On Earth Melted?

Climate change—it's the topic of hot debate every year, with many of its effects now irreversible. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on …