“India To Produce Low-Carbon Thermal Batteries”

“Even as the Indian government is all set to roll out its new electric vehicles policy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently published a report that flagged worries about cobalt, a core element used in the lithium-ion batteries… Read More

“Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re get together to buy clean power”

“If you study lists enumerating corporate contracts to buy renewable energy, one thing becomes clear very quickly — it’s tough to find a deal for less than 20 megawatts of capacity, a factor that has discouraged many would-be… Read More

“A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food”

“Current pet food trends encourage owners to feed their pets much the same foods that humans eat: high-quality “human grade” meat and organic produce, maybe even some “superfoods.” While this approach is emotionally appealing, it is not necessary… Read More

“These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S.”

“Earlier this year, San Francisco and Oakland filed suit against five fossil fuel companies, including Chevron and ExxonMobil, in an effort to render them financially responsible for the damages caused by climate change, and the infrastructure, like sea… Read More

“How wildfires threaten drinking water”

“By July 4th this year, numerous fires were burning in Colorado — the 416 Fire near Durango, and the Spring Creek Fire in the southern part of the state have been the biggest so far. As everyone knows,… Read More

“Climate change driven by humans made heatwave ‘twice as likely'”

“Climate change resulting from human activities made the current Europe-wide heatwave more than twice as likely to occur, say scientists. Researchers compared the current high temperatures with historical records from seven weather stations, in different parts of Europe…. Read More

“Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors”

“Buildings account for one-third of the world’s greenhouse gases, according to the United Nations. While there’s certainly an opportunity to improve that performance through sustainability measures, taking those actions also can address the fundamental elements that make for… Read More

“Fear of flying”

“For those who fly regularly, boarding airplanes for far-flung vacation destinations and distant family gatherings, flights could account for a large and growing share of their carbon footprint. A single round-trip between New York and Los Angeles produces… Read More

“New York City Filed a Voluntary Report to the UN on Its 2030 Sustainability Goals”

“New York City has more people than Denmark, New Zealand, or Mongolia — but still, it was pretty surprising seeing them submit a report about their sustainability plans directly to the United Nations, a process typically undertaken by… Read More

“Clean energy is catching up to natural gas”

“For around 10 years, the conventional wisdom in the energy sector has been that natural gas is ascendant. Coal is dirty, and it’s getting expensive, but it’s too early to jump all the way to renewable energy. To… Read More