Environmentalism

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

Climatologists say Labrador Sea could cool within a decade, before end of this century, leading to unprecedented disruption, reports Climate News Network<p>For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new …

Climate Change

Potential Trump Science Adviser William Happer Says Climate Change Is Great

The new US administration has taken its time in employing a science adviser. Back when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, science adviser John Holdren …

Climate Change

Ivanka Trump Saves Paris Agreement From Executive Order

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed President Trump to exclude language that criticized the Paris agreement from an upcoming executive order, the …

UN Climate Change Conference

Earth - In Siberia there is a huge crater and it is getting bigger

Near the Yana river basin, in a vast area of permafrost, there is a dramatic tadpole-shaped hole in the ground: the Batagaika crater.<p>The crater is also known as a "megaslump" and it is the largest of its kind: almost 0.6 miles (1km) long and 282ft (86m) deep. But these figures will soon change, …

Climate Change

The entire US south-west is heading for a 'megadrought' that is going to last decades

The south-western United States is almost certain to experience a “megadrought” lasting decades if global warming continues unchecked, researchers …

Climate Change

Trump’s draconian budget proposals will destroy US clean energy innovation

The opening weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have been a storm of activity. He has released controversial executive orders on everything from immigration to drug trafficking, and faced near-unrelenting scrutiny on the bureaucratic infighting and security concerns that have dogged his young …

Renewable Energy

Seth Meyers invites a ‘rogue scientist’ to debunk climate denial of Cruz and Trump

Dr. Ben Santer told the truth about climate change, and had a dead rat was left on his doorstep.<p>Dr. Ben Santer is one of the world’s top climate …

Climate Change

EPA chief gets taste of his own medicine with first lawsuit against his agency

Last week, the Senate confirmed former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency he holds in …

Environment

MOKE is a powerful electric fat tire utility bike that seats two

<b>It's like the crossover of e-bikes, with room for two and a capacity of almost 400 pounds.</b><p>With electric bikes breaking out all over these days, how …

Sustainability

Buying an electric vehicle? A growing list of states will charge you extra yearly fees.

Dumb policy in response to a broken gas tax.<p>Electric vehicles serve the public good — they reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. But these social benefits are not reflected in the price of the vehicles, which remain, at this stage of market development, somewhat more expensive …

Biofuel

Former Trump Aide Says Wind and Solar Research Will Be Cut

A former top aide on energy issues for President Trump's transition speculated that the Administration will cut research funding for wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

OMG measurements of Greenland give us a glimpse of future sea rise

The Oceans Melting Greenland project is taking important measurements to determine how fast sea levels will rise<p>If you meet a group of climate scientists, and ask them how much sea levels will rise by say the year 2100, you will get a wide range of answers. But, those with most expertise in sea …

Global Warming

You can't have lasting sustainability without social inclusion

Solar panels that only the rich can afford. Urban bike-share programs that limit participation to those using credit cards. Pricey organic grocery …

Sustainability

An Alarmingly Early Spring is Sweeping Across the Southern United States

Spring is well ahead of schedule across much of the southern United States, in some cases by at least two to three weeks. An early spring may sound …

Climate Change

In Just 54 Seconds, Trump Contradicted Himself on “Clean Coal”

Speaking Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump delivered a wide range of promises, some of which were …

Renewable Energy

Tesla vehicles will shuttle celebrities to the Oscars in Morgan Freeman’s new all-Tesla limo service

The 89th Academy Awards will take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and as usual, celebrities are expected to arrive on the red carpet in limousines and luxurious vehicles.<p>Tesla vehicles, both the Model S and X, could be the most popular among them this year thanks to …

SolarCity

Trump Gives Pen to Dow Chemical CEO After Signing Executive Order to Eliminate Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed another executive order aimed at eliminating regulations that he claims are damaging to the U.S. economy, but some …

Government

NASA snaps pics of the world's largest solar farm from space

With renewable energy on the rise, it makes perfect sense for the title "world's largest solar plant" to change hands pretty quickly. In 2014 for …

Renewable Energy

As CA bill aims for 100% renewable by 2050, utility starts 30MW battery system

CA Public Utilities Commissioner: "We are far in advance of where we expected to be."<p>On Friday, Southern California utility San Diego Gas & Electric …

Renewable Energy

SDG&E bets on batteries for local grid's future

It may not look like much — just a collection of large, stationary containers dotting an industrial park at the San Diego Gas & Electric operations …

Energy Storage

Exxon carbon tax blog post yesterday, Norway being pushed to invest, NC city bans solar farms, more

Exxon, again yesterday via its blog, pushing for carbon tax and *government intervention* – Exxon wants a carbon tax because internal combustion vehicles will slowly disappear while natural gas, which Exxon is heavily invested in, replaces coal. A carbon tax on coal is about double natural gas – …

Renewable Energy

A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth

posted at 8:01 am on February 24, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based …

Climate Change

A new dawn for solar energy

China’s advancement in solar-technology production has reduced prices to a point that allows a worldwide scale-up of green energy<p>The assembly lines at Jinko Solar whir with the precise efficiency of a high-tech Chinese factory. Workers and robots work side by side, tending machines that take …

Renewable Energy

How the “guerrilla archivists” saved history – and are doing it again under Trump

Ordinary people smuggled, copied or collected materials in the fear that ideas might be lost<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side of the University of …

Climate Change

EPA Has the Responsibility and the Tools to Address Climate Pollution Under the Clean Air Act

<i>(EDF Attorney Ben Levitan co-authored this post)</i><p>It’s barely a week since Scott Pruitt was confirmed as EPA Administrator, and he has already provided …

Environment

Trump to order reversal of Obama water regulation rule: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure on Wednesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said on Friday.<p>Trump is expected to direct …

Environment

This Floating City Could Be a Reality in the Near Future

As climate change forces us to reimagine future cities, building floating structures seems to be a realistic proposal<p>One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is climate change. With each passing year, the rate at which our polar ice caps are melting is increasingly alarming to many …

Climate Change

Is Technology Rather Than Conservation the Answer to Global Warming?

Given how far gone we are, should humanity turn to technology for solutions to global warming?<p>Scientists have reached consensus that the earth is warming up and our conservation policies are not doing enough to stop it. The question remains: if the political will for conservation isn't there, can …

Climate Change

The Carbon Tax Chimera

The climate may change but one thing that never does is the use of climate change as a political wedge against Republicans. Also never changing is the call from some Republicans to neutralize the issue by handing more economic power to the federal government through a tax on carbon. The risk is …

Climate Change

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Big Resistance March: April 29, the People's Climate Mobilization

Michael Brune on the People's Climate Mobilization<p>Photo by Henrik Kam<p>Two years ago, the first People's Climate March took place on a crisp, blue-sky …

Climate Change