Reading Time: 4 minutes Both China and the US are about to change course on how they produce energy. While the incoming Trump administration wants to refocus on fossil fuels, China is investing hundreds of billions of dollars into clean energy, which could give it a major competitive advantage down the road.
Reading Time: 24 minutes With Donald Trump taking office in two weeks and Congress controlled by a GOP majority with a record of dismissing science, this alarming essay from Peter Dale Scott on the War on Science is more important now than ever before.
Reading Time: < 1 minute About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. In the meantime, millions starve. This video examines the causes, and offers solutions.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In an effort to combat the effects of rising sea levels, the city of Norfolk is spending $1 billion on essential infrastructure improvements. Is the Virginia community a microcosm of things to come?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Acadamy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) discusses how the changing climate is already contributing to global injustice.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Students across the country are pressuring their universities to stop investing in fossil fuels. Here’s a scorecard of their successes so far.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most humans will not experience the full effects of climate change for some time. But higher sea levels are already forcing the inhabitants of tiny Pacific islands from their homes.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ruling in favor of a group of teen plaintiffs, a Washington State court has ruled that the state must produce an emissions reduction rule this year.
Reading Time: < 1 minute NASA experts believe the most severe droughts in 1,000 years will begin to hit the Southwest and Great Plains in the not too distant future.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Republicans portray themselves as the strongest supporters of the military. But when the Pentagon warns that global warming threatens US national security, they are nowhere to be found.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Documentarian Josh Fox made his name showing us the real face of fracking. Now, he makes it possible for us to really, truly, see Climate Change in perspective — to take a moment to love the world, and to consider doing something.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A nifty graphic from our resident image master, to wish you a happy holiday
Reading Time: < 1 minute Hydropower — touted as clean and green —
is actually neither. Environmentalists say it devastates lives, destroys rivers, produces methane which contributes to global warming, and fuels corruption. Calling it a “false solution” to combat climate change, they are urging governments to pull funding for massive dam projects, particularly in tropical regions. Here’s why. (VIDEO)
Reading Time: 2 minutes As all eyes turn to the Paris climate talks, ExxonMobil finds itself in hot water. A series of disclosures reveal that the oil giant not only knew about the risk of climate change in the 1970s but slashed funding for further research when it became clear that there was not going to be any regulation on the issue for a long time.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do the statements on climate science that GOP candidates make on the campaign trail hold up under scientific review? Absolutely not, a panel of experts said. In fact, one of the leading Republicans seems to understands science just slightly better than a rock.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A Bill Moyers interview with a Climate activist who is pushing the limits based on personal convictions.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Will the Pope’s courageous stand on the environment extend to challenging those who hypocritically associate themselves with it?
Reading Time: 4 minutes For the first time ever, a court has ordered a government to protect its citizens from climate change. A court in the Netherlands has mandated carbon emissions cuts of 25% by 2020. Could a legal strategy work in the United States also—to finally drive meaningful action?
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you thought it was hot in 2014, it wasn’t just you. Last year was the hottest on earth since the beginning of record-keeping in 1880.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This year is the hottest year on record since 1880 globally. What’s going on with our temperatures?