“From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change”

“By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency. Those costs… Read More

“Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat”

“Humans’ love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology evaluates several strategies… Read More

“Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change”

“The oil supermajors — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total — want you to know they get climate change, and they are working on it. After all: BP changed its name in 2000 to “Beyond Petroleum”… Read More

“Idaho Utility Spurns Coal, Pledges 100 Percent ‘Clean’ Energy By 2045”

“Idaho Power plans to stop using coal energy and rely instead on hydroelectric, solar and wind resources, the utility says. The utility vows that 100 percent of energy will come from “clean” sources by 2045. Utility companies have… Read More

“Here’s why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures”

“As funding for coal- and gas-fired power generation continues to decline, investors long leery of so-called “clean tech” plays are taking a shine to renewable-energy start-ups and other carbon-reducing technologies. According to reports from the International Energy Agency,… Read More

“Chinese electric buses making biggest dent in worldwide oil demand”

“While electric cars are displacing global oil demand at increasing rates, new research shows electric buses are making a much bigger mark overall thus far. Electric vehicles have displaced about 3 percent of total oil consumption growth since… Read More

“‘We can’t afford to stand by and do nothing’: 10 everyday heroes fighting to save the planet”

“If you had told me a few years ago that I would be involved in an environmental movement, I would have thought you were joking. I was far more interested in social inequality and minority rights. But I… Read More

“‘How could I bring a child into the world?’: More women say climate change means they won’t have kids”

“Though Laura Formisano says she never felt a huge desire to have children, she used to presume that would change. But climate change could make the planet so uninhabitable, she says, she’s not sure she can ever bring… Read More

“In Germany, Consumers Embrace a Shift to Home Batteries”

“Stefan Paris is a 55-year-old radiologist living in Berlin’s outer suburbs. He, his partner, and their three-year-old daughter share a snug, two-story house with a pool. The Parises, who are expecting a second child, are neither wealthy nor… Read More

“NYC reveals massive maintenance savings from electric cars in its fleet”

“New York City has released maintenance costs for its city fleet in 2018, and the city refers to the cost difference between its electric cars and gas-powered cars as “dramatic.” A New York City Fleet Newsletter this month… Read More