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Fighting climate change isn’t easy in a country where your president doesn’t even believe that it's real. But in Philadelphia, like-minded and environmentally-conscious officials and activists are working together to ensure that the carbon emissions reductions called for under the...
The American presentation came the same day that a new study showed that emissions were rising worldwide after three years on a plateau. Researchers said the emissions growth was driven largely by increased burning of coal in China and...
After leveling off for three years, a report published Monday revealed that carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise by the end of 2017 by about 2 percent. "Global carbon dioxide emissions appear to be going up strongly once again...
After three years of barely budging, fossil fuel emissions are once again climbing, according to new Stanford-led analyses. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human activities were nearly flat between 2014 and 2106, despite growth in the global...
“Smog is a form of air pollution that is produced in the atmosphere when sunlight reacts with nitrogen oxides and at least one volatile organic compound.” The major causes of atmospheric pollutants or gases that form smog are coal and...
Wind and solar keep falling in price—each fell 6 percent in 2016. That fall was not as big as the two previous years, but there is every reason to expect price drops much bigger in coming years, as new technology...
In September, the U.S. International Trade Commission passed a ruling that will allow President Donald Trump to erect trade barriers that could cripple the burgeoning American solar industry—a decision that benefits domestic panel manufacturers and cheaper fossil fuel producers...
In 2009, Shalanda Baker left her job as a project finance lawyer at a big global law firm and booked a one-way ticket to Latin America. “Witnessing the massive bailout of the financial sector had not only left me disillusioned...
Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar place on Earth. It’s so dry that some parts of the desert have never seen a single drop of precipitation, and there’s rarely lasting cloud-cover. While these conditions are hostile for human...
This statistic, alone, puts a big question mark over the strategies deployed around the world to replace fossil energy. In a nutshell: Perhaps renewables are not the answer. Over the past 10 years, governments and private investors have collectively spent...
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