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How Al Gore is using social media to try to change the conversation on climate change

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Climate change has a serious communication problem. Will Al Gore be the one to help fix it?<p>Advertisement<p>These two lines of …

3 Reasons Germans Are Kicking Ass & Taking Names With Renewable Energy

<b>Published on</b> October 23rd, 2013 | <i>by John Farrell</i><p>51<p>October 23rd, 2013 by <b>John Farrell</b><p>Germany is racing past 20% renewable energy on its electricity …

IEA Sees Wind Power Bouncing Back Big

As we reported just yesterday, wind power has hit a bit of a rough patch, with installations in the first half of the year down for the third year in …

Peak Coal: Will the US Run Out of Coal in 20 Years or 200 Years?

U.S. coal production has peaked, and the miscalculations that have led to estimates of a 200-year supply could create a serious electricity deficit …

Haiyan may have made climate change worse

Researchers believe the storm released a massive amount of carbon into the atmosphere<p>It's unclear whether climate change contributed to Typhoon Haiyan. But Typhoon Haiyan might end up contributing to climate change.<p>According to a team of U.S. researchers, the enormous number of trees knocked down …

Ninety Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming Emissions

According to a new report by the Climate Accountability Institute in Colorado, just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming …

Why China's Solar Building Boom Is Good for the United States

China will install a third of the world's photovoltaic capacity next year—and that means cheaper solar panels for the U.S.<p>China is on track to install a record 12,000 megawatts of solar panels in 2014, according a report released today. At peak output, that’s the equivalent of a dozen huge nuclear …

The Battery Storage System That Could Close Down Coal Power

<i>This is part of a series of interviews and stories that will run over the next few weeks looking at Germany’s Energiewende, and the transition of</i> …

Climate Desk

Food & HealthFood & HealthBig Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming Amy CrawfordOlivier Polet/Zuma<p>Food & HealthDid Flint’s Water Crisis …

In sub-Saharan Africa, a shorter walk to water saves lives

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers published by …

Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

The interactive maps below provide an overview of some of the water challenges different parts of the world currently face. Mouse over countries to …

charity: water

We broke a record this year when we hired 21 amazingly talented and incredibly passionate interns to work alongside our team for the summer. We feel …