Climate Change

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Environment

New Research Shows American Divisions on Climate Change

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Yale University has published an interactive map (see below) detailing public perception of global warming across the United States. The data was collected between 2008 and 2016, and surveyed over 18,000 Americans living across the country. It …

Environment

As Miami Beach battles rising seas, Dutch water expert offers advice

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, knows flooding<p>Growing up in the Netherlands, Henk Ovink saw how the country’s problems with water, and its construction of an elaborate system of dykes and flood control systems to hold back the sea, made it an …

Environment

Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list.<p>Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney …

Environment

7,000 methane gas bubbles in Siberia on the verge of exploding

Last summer researchers revealed crazy bubbling tundra in Siberia in a surreal video. Scientists believe the weird phenomenon is caused by methane …

Environment

Trump Won't Save Us From Climate Change. Maybe Surfers Will.

“Surfers will be the canaries in the coal mine on climate change.”<p>For surfers, countering President Donald Trump’s plan to slash federal funding for climate change research is personal.<p>Surfers, no strangers to environmental activism around events like World Water Day, are creating task forces to …

Environment

Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves'

Extent of ice over North pole has fallen to a new wintertime low, for the third year in a row, as climate change drives freakish weather<p>The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.<p>The ice cap grows during …

Global Warming

The Beginning of the End for Coal

The global coal boom took a nosedive in 2016 as construction starts on coal-fired power plants fell to nearly two-thirds of 2015 levels, according to …

Renewable Energy

Earth Hour 2017 takes place this weekend. Here's how to get involved

Now in its tenth year, the WWF Earth Hour is needed more than ever<p>Our climate is changing at such an accelerated pace, we're struggling to keep up. Global temperatures are increasing at an alarming rate, and 1 in 6 species of wildlife are now at risk of extinction due to habitat destruction.<p>Now in …

Environment

‘Truly uncharted territory’: Record CO2-driven warming is threatening civilization

Annual report by world’s meteorologists shows ‘Earth is a planet in upheaval’ due to climate change.<p>Humanity is “now in truly uncharted territory,” …

Environment

Stephen Hawking Fears He's Not Welcome in Trump's US

Stephen Hawking does not feel welcome in Donald Trump's America. The renowned physicist made this unhappy claim in a recent interview, and he …

Stephen Hawking

Google's Street View Cars Can See Hidden Signs of Climate Change

Google Street View has mapped out remote islands and the mouths of active volcanoes, but its latest project could actually help save the world from …

Environment

Exxon Can’t Find Up to a Year of Tillerson’s ‘Wayne Tracker’ Emails - Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. may have lost as much as a year’s worth of emails that former Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson used to discuss climate change …

Corruption

Americans are eating less beef. Here's why that matters for climate change

American diners are eating fewer burgers, steaks and meatballs, and that's making a noticeable dent in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a new study found.<p>U.S. beef consumption fell by nearly one-fifth — or 19 percent — on a per capita basis from 2005 to 2014, the Natural Resources Defense …

Environment

The world’s energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not quickly enough

What would a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement mean for the emissions that cause climate warming?<p>A growing array of evidence suggests that twists and turns at the federal level won’t automatically change how U.S. firms behave. The Trump administration may roll back U.S. regulations on clean …

Environment

To save humanity and the planet, we must redesign money

Writing towards the end of World War II, the economic historian Karl Polanyi showed that the idea of the “self-regulating market” led to a recurring …

Social Justice

White House: Trump isn’t considering a carbon tax

The Trump administration isn’t considering advocating for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, a White House official said.<p>The official sought to …

Environment

How climate change is stripping the Caribbean of its prized coral reefs

Climate change has had a dismal impact on coral reefs around the globe, including those in the Caribbean. Rising sea temperatures and acidification …

Environment

Trump plans to strip NASA’s earth science division, promote mission to Mars

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed into law a new plan for NASA’s future. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 calls for a $19.5 …

Space Exploration

3 Reasons the Pentagon Is Worried About Global Warming

While the Trump administration may be rife with climate-change skeptics such as Scott Pruitt, the new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, …

Environment

Exxon told to turn over documents in climate change probe to New York AG

Exxon Mobil (XOM -0.1%) is ordered by a New York state judge to turn over management committee documents to the state's attorney general by March …

Environment

The Latest: Trump briefed on British Parliament shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>11:40 a.m.<p>The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament in London.<p>Trump himself said during a brief appearance Wednesday before reporters at the White House …

Politics

Meet the Women Mayors Fighting Climate Change

Worldwide, Women Mayors Are Fighting Climate Change<i>At a gathering of women mayors from around the world, we saw good evidence that there should be</i> …

Environment

New report shows 'extreme and unusual' climate trends from 2016 are continuing in 2017

The year 2016 saw "extreme and unusual" climate conditions, the World Meteorological Organization says, and they're sticking around.<p>To put together …

North Korea

Pollution Isn't That Bad, Says Climate Skeptic Conference

This Thursday marks the start of the International Conferences on Climate Change in Washington, D.C., hosted by the wildly conservative, deceptively …

Environment

600 million children worldwide will go thirsty by 2040 as world 'on brink of a deadly crisis'

Unicef says depleted water supplies and climate change creates a "dangerous outlook" for children.<p>On World Water Day, the United Nations children's …

Environment

Thirsting for a Future: Water and Children in a Changing Climate

Water is elemental. Without it, nothing can grow. And without safe water, children may not survive.

Water

This is what 2016's weather told us about climate change

Science proves that human-driven climate change is a fact<p>A new report, by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), shows that 2016 was a year of …

Environment

Exxon Can’t Locate A Year’s Worth Of Rex Tillerson’s ‘Wayne Tracker’ Emails

New York’s fraud investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled shareholders about the risks of climate change hit a snag on Wednesday, as the company revealed it cannot locate a year’s worth of emails. The emails in question belonged to “Wayne Tracker,” the alias used by former Exxon CEO and current …

Exxon Mobil

The Arctic Is Integral to U.S. National Security

The Alaskan Arctic represents “the fourth coast of the United States” and should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, …

Foreign Policy