September's carbon dioxide output failed to drop below 400 parts per million (ppm) despite historically being the year's low point for CO2 emissions, which means the Earth has very likely passed that symbolic climate threshold forever.
Articles: greenhouse gas emissions (40)
In shift from coal and oil, water use and quality hang in the balance.
Governments, expolration companies, and even the U.N. are striving for the next fossil fuel technological leap - accessing the huge gas reserves in methane hydrates. If they are successful, shale gas may pale in comparison.
The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume and cargo value—is building the world's first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewables.
Today, a lot of the world's monetary wealth is in the hands of a tiny group of super-rich people; the virtual equivalent of Scrooge McDuck's money bin.
Would a fairer distribution of income worldwide diminish the damage humans are doing to the earth?
Global coal use fell by more than 70 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) – a 1.8% decline – in 2015, the largest annual reduction in records going back half a century, according to BP.
As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last.
Surprising new statistics show that the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions remain at the same level. Is it possible that the elusive “decoupling” of emissions and economic growth could be happening?
Old coal plants are increasingly lying dormant, yet new ones keep getting built, according to a new report.