John E Rand

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3 More Companies Commit to 100% Renewables

Apple, Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank have pledged to go 100 percent renewable, joining the RE100 group.<p>This new solar project will supply …

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

Even as the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Standing Rock has galvanized Native Americans across the U.S., a bill introduced in the U.S. House of …

World's Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is now home to the world's largest solar power plant, according to local reports.<p>The world's largest single location …

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 7% Faster Than Previously Thought

By Jeremy Deaton<p>You might know the feeling—after months of encouraging news from your bathroom scale, you discover the device is broken. The outlook …

'Groundbreaking' Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Waterwater Injection From Fracking

Even though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of …

Wow!

Toxic algal blooms aren't just a problem in Florida. They've popped up in more than 20 states, with ongoing blooms choking waterways and aquatic life …

Dutch parliament votes to shut down all of its coal plants to meet its 2030 goal to reduce carbon emissions by 55 percent.

As President Obama's signature Clean Power Plan heads to court, the Dutch parliament voted Thursday to shut down its entire coal industry. The move …

Earth 'Locked Into' Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years

By Nika Knight<p>Earth is the warmest it's been in 100,000 years, a new reconstruction of historical temperature data finds, and with today's level of …

Arctic Melting Defies Scientists

By Alex Kirby<p>In an unusually stark warning, a leading international scientific body said the Arctic climate is changing so fast that researchers are …

"The court has made a clear declaration that the Pennsylvania legislature cannot enact special laws that benefit the fossil fuel industry and injure the rest of us."

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state's controversial Act 13 is unconstitutional, calling it a special law that benefits the shale …

Exxon Sued Again, This Time for Polluting Mystic River

ExxonMobil is facing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for failing to account for the risks from climate change to its fuel storage terminal outside …

It's Official: Hydropower is Dirty Energy

Over the last two years, I've written four articles about the massive problem with methane emissions from hydropower dams and reservoirs. Finally, …

California Drought Enters Its 6th Year

California's 2016 water year ended Friday with lower-than-expected rainfall and a "snow drought" as the state's snowpack measured well below …

David Suzuki: Climate Deniers Are Wrong ... CO2 Emissions Are Wreaking Havoc on the Planet

Life evolved to live within limits. It's a delicate balance. Humans need oxygen, but too much can kill us. Plants need nitrogen, but excess nitrogen …

This is huge!

By Simon Evans<p>Saturday, April 9 was the first-ever day where more electricity was generated in the UK by solar than by coal. May 2016 was the …

SHARE if you agree: "Taking care of the world's ocean garbage is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today."

Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor and CEO behind The Ocean Cleanup, announced today preliminary results of the organization's latest major …

Pollution

Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

By Alex Kirby<p>Girdling the Earth are 25 mountains whose peaks stand out a brilliant white against the dark rock. But in 25 years from now, an …

SHARE if you agree: "Given these shocking findings, California regulators should immediately halt the use of oil-waste fluid in any procedure that could contaminate the water we drink or the food we eat."

People in California's Central Valley could be drinking water tainted by cancer-causing chemicals used in oilfields, and current water-testing …

This is so cool!

Poland—home to some of the most bike-friendly cities in the world—unveiled a gorgeous, glowing bike path near Lidzbark Warminski in the Mazury region …

Nuclear Power Rapidly Losing Race With Renewable Energy

By Sun Day Campaign<p>Two new reports from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirm …

NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

A study released in Science Advances Wednesday finds strong evidence for severe, long-term droughts afflicting the American Southwest, driven by …

Climate Change

Mysterious New Fault Line Discovered Next to San Andreas

As if worrying about whether or not the massive San Andreas Fault would erupt after a swarm of 200 earthquakes hit the nearby Salton Sea wasn't …

2,500-Year-Old Skeleton Found Wrapped in Marijuana Plants

By Phillip Smith<p>Archeologists in China have uncovered a 2,500-year-old gravesite that contains the bones of a man draped in freshly harvested …

Super cool!

Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

Egyptian Village Goes Solar

Egypt's first solar-powered village is up and running in the Bahariya Oasis.<p>KarmBuild's Tayebat Workers Village provides shelter for 350 people and …

Man-Made Global Warming Root Cause of Relentless Forest Fires

By Paul Brown<p>Climate change has already doubled the number of forest fires in the western U.S. since the 1980s—and it is a trend that will continue …

Park City Signs 100% Renewable Electricity Pledge

Park City, Utah became the latest in a series of mountain communities to commit to 100 percent renewable electricity. Surrounded by city council …

World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

The race to build the world's largest solar power plant is heating up. California-based energy company SolarReserve announced plans for a massive …

Massive Iceberg Breaks Off Glacier in 'Biggest Calving Event in North America' in 33 Years

A nearly three-quarter-square-mile chunk of ice broke off the Porcupine Glacier in British Columbia this summer, but it was only detected recently …

Climate Denier Ted Cruz Debunked Again

Climate-denying arguments by Ted Cruz at a Senate committee hearing last year have been soundly debunked by a new study published in the Journal of …