Environment

Sobering visualizations reveal how sea level rise could transform cities in your lifetime

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S.<p>However, troubling indications from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice …

Climate Change

Tweaked titanium turns C02 into solar fuel

An ability to convert carbon dioxide into energy using only the power of the sun, as plants do through photosynthesis, would be a monumental …

Engineering

Bankrupt solar manufacturer, Suniva, petitions Trump for a 100% tax on solar panels

Solar panel manufacturer Suniva, who recently filed for bankruptcy, has made a request for “global safeguard relief” from imports of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules. Suniva has requested that President Trump impose a four-year minimum import price on PV modules and cells, starting in …

Solar Power

These 7 US cities are the powerhouses of clean tech

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal would impose a nearly 20% cut on the Office of Science within the Department of Energy — a total of $900 million. It would also eliminate the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which supports moon-shot energy projects too risky for private …

Clean Energy

Social Responsibility Didn't Just Pay Off For These 3 Companies--It Paid More

Being sustainable is not only better for the environment, it makes perfect business sense.<p>Consumers, especially Millennials, are more informed than they've ever been. They don't just want the most up-to-date technology and fashion; they want to buy eco-friendly products and be loyal to companies …

Sustainability

Feds Say It's Too Dangerous To Share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report

The Army Corps claims the information "could endanger people's lives" if misused.<p>A federal agency won’t release a study about the potential effects of a Dakota Access Pipeline oil spill because it claims information in the report could put lives at risk.<p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the …

Environmentalism

How Daily Table Sells Healthy Food To The Poor At Junk Food Prices

Two years ago, food industry veteran Doug Rauch founded Daily Table, a non-profit that runs a grocery store in Dorchester, a low-income Boston neighborhood. The store sells high-nutrition food at steep discounts, like boxes of generic Cheerios for 63 cents. With a $3 million budget and funding from …

Sustainability

Oil Pipeline Spills 1,050 Gallons Into North Dakota Tributary

A pipeline in western North Dakota spilled an estimated 756 gallons of oil and 294 gallons of saltwater, a drilling byproduct, into a tributary of …

Environmentalism

Chinese anger over 'acid pollution' images

<b>Recent aerial photographs of extensive pollution at industrial sites in northern China have caused a public outcry, and calls for action from the authorities.</b><p>The images, taken by a drone, show a cluster of dark red and rust-coloured pits occupying a big patch of land in a village called Nanzhaofu …

Environmentalism

Waterlily turbine powers your outdoor adventures with wind and water

There is no shortage of great off-grid renewable power sources for your outdoor adventures from rugged solar chargers to the famous BioLite stove …

Green Energy

Going green shouldn’t be this hard

How we can have our cake and solve climate change too.<p>Lauren Singer lives a nearly waste-free life. How near? Her total trash for the past four years fits into a single Mason jar.<p>If that makes you sputter with disbelief, you’re not alone. Singer’s lifestyle provokes strong reactions: Some people …

Climate

In 23 Years, Everyone’s Life will Change—& Not for the Better.

It’s no longer a problem for those in less developed countries—it’s a problem for all of us.

Water

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders, according to research by the United Nations Environment Programme. Farms need tending around the clock. So besides all the fertilizers, pesticides and water they use, farms also burn a lot of fossil fuels and money …

Clean Energy

Paul Allen, Peter Kareiva Call on Hollywood to Make More Films About Climate Change

One day roughly 7,600 years ago, with glaciers melting and global sea levels rising, the Mediterranean Sea burst over the last rocky precipice …

Climate Change

What If You Could Filter Dirty Air Just By Riding A Bike?

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde imagines a smog-clearing bike as a solution to China’s dual problems of road congestion and poor air quality—and a way to keep cyclists from inhaling excess pollution.<p>Riding a bike in a smoggy city–and sucking in exhaust from the tailpipes of the cars in front of …

Pollution

Mayors Take Bold Step Toward 100% Clean Energy

Mayors from across the nation joined with the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 campaign Wednesday to announce a new effort to engage and recruit mayors to …

Clean Energy

Solar power’s future may be on these Brooklyn rooftops

The Brooklyn Microgrid, a community experiment in energy generation, wants to make locally sourced power a reality<p>During even a brief shopping trip through Brooklyn, the value placed on “local” becomes immediately apparent. Stores overflow with regionally sourced, locally crafted, made-in-Brooklyn …

Renewable Energy

China continues to lead global wind energy market, says new report

Over 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016 and cumulative capacity grew by more than 12 percent to hit 486.8 GW, according to a new …

Clean Energy

Christy Clark calls for coal export ban after softwood lumber duties

Clark said a ban would fit with her goal of developing a liquefied natural gas industry<p>SURREY, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark wants the federal …

Canada

Trump's Aides Still Split on Paris Agreement Ahead of Meeting

President Donald Trump’s top aides have rescheduled a climate policy powwow for Thursday, a White House spokesperson told Fox News. During the meeting, they will debate whether or not Trump should make good on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord—a global …

Climate

Fungal disease is on the rise. Is environmental change to blame?

April 26, 2017 — Fungi are everywhere — from the mushrooms that decompose fallen logs in the forest, to the mold that grows in your bathtub, to the …

Climate Change

Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease

You won’t breathe easy after reading this: a few of the nanoparticles in the air you are inhaling are entering your bloodstream and building up in …

Pollution

100 days of Trump: An environmental disaster?

After 100 days of Donald Trump as US president, how much impact have his policies had on the environment? Will a growing global consensus and technological innovation be enough to stem their potential damage?<p>One hundred days is a long time in politics, and US President Donald Trump has wasted …

Climate

Cleaner, better gas is coming, but you'll pay more for it

Automakers and oil companies are quietly developing a new generation of fuels and engines to run more efficiently on them, generating more power from less gasoline to reduce emissions and boost fuel economy.<p>But industry executives are reluctant to talk publicly about their research.<p>Why so …

Energy

Climate Scientist Cancels NYT Subscription Over Editor’s Defense of Climate Denier

The paper hired a columnist who called climate change an 'imaginary enemy' of modern liberalism<p><i>The New York Times</i>‘ recent decision to hire <i>Wall Street</i> …

Climate Change

Al Gore: Trump climate moves ‘a shame’

“With the right kinds of policies we could move even faster on these issues,” Gore told Entertainment Weekly Wednesday.<p>“So it’s a shame that the …

Climate

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

Sustainability

Wind turbine maker Vestas eyes end to green power subsidies

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Electricity generation from wind turbines could become profitable even without government subsidies in the next decade if more large-scale developments are allowed, the world's top turbine maker Vestas said on Wednesday.<p>In Denmark, the company's home country, the minister of …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk's energy agenda is doing just fine under Trump

When Donald Trump was elected president, markets expected that his policies promoting domestic oil production and slowing the shift toward renewable …

Clean Energy

Climate Change Is Pushing the Arctic Into a New State Faster Than Scientists Expected

<i>Brian Kahn<br>Published: April 26, 2017</i><p>Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures …

Climate Change