Trump's New Clean Energy Rule Is a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Coal Industry
The Trump administration's replacement for Obama's signature climate rule is meant to be a lifeline for the nation's coal-fired power plants, but it may be too late.
New York Is Poised to Pass Unprecedented Climate Legislation. Will Other States Follow?
The bill outlines clear goals for decarbonization, stipulating a 40 percent reduction from 1990 levels by 2030 and 85 percent by 2050.
The Military Is the Largest Single User of Fossil Fuels. Elizabeth Warren Wants to Change That.
When it comes to climate change, the Department of Defense has historically focused on preparation rather than prevention.
A New Report Documents the Carbon Footprint of Plastics
Here's what some cities, states, and countries are doing about it.
Viewfinder: Mayor Bill De Blasio Holds a Green New Deal Rally at Trump Tower
Protesters gather as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a Green New Deal rally at Trump Tower in New York City on May 13th, 2019.
A Bill to Honor Paris Agreement Goals Could Be the First Climate Legislation to Pass the House This Year
Though the vote is expected to be along party lines, the bill is more likely to gain the support of some Republicans than previous climate legislation.
Viewfinder: Greta Thunberg Speaks Against the United Kingdom's Stance on Climate
Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg addresses politicians, media, and guests with the Houses of Parliament on April 23rd, 2019, in London, England.
Congestion Pricing Passed in New York, but Can It Be a National Solution to Traffic?
The failure of the subway system provided political will for the policy, but it might be harder to rally support for congestion pricing in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.
Humans Are Producing Too Much Carbon Dioxide for Forests to Absorb
A recent study shows that, while intact forests are playing a large role in absorbing CO2, it's only a fraction of the amount human activity creates.
U.S. Oil Production Is Set to Rise as Experts Say Fossil Fuels Need to Be Phased Out
Already the largest oil and gas producer in the world, the United States is expected to ramp up oil production more than any other nation in the coming decades.
To Curb Carbon Emissions, Cities Need More Efficient Buildings
Buildings account for roughly 50 percent of a city's total carbon emissions, and 70 percent in major cities like London, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Can California Actually Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2045?
Governor Jerry Brown has signed multiple pieces of legislation that codify California's ongoing transition away from relying on fossil fuels for energy.
Scientists Create a Cheaper Way to Pull Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere
In a study released Thursday, a group of scientists announced the creation of what they say is a significantly cheaper method to scrub carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere.
Families Sue European Union to Take More Action on Climate Change
A group of 10 families is taking the European Union to court in an attempt to get its member states to take more drastic action on climate change.
Is Carbon Capture and Storage the Future of Climate Change Mitigation?
Incentives in the congressional spending bill and innovation in the private sector signal that this technology may soon become a reality.
Can Sports Aid in the Fight Against Climate Change?
Can sports teams muscle environmentalism into the mainstream?
Tropical Countries Have Five Years to Cut Carbon Emissions From Deforestation by Half
But a new study finds that the ambitious goal of halving emissions from forest loss in the tropics by the end of the decade remains within reach.
INDC: The Acronym Standing Between Us and Disaster
What’s an intended nationally determined contribution?
Water-Pollution Rules for Power Plants Need an Update, Too
By air or water, pollution from power plants is a problem no matter which exit it takes.