“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

“While the rich world braces for future climate change, the poor world is already being devastated by it”

“Known for its busy port and views of the Indian Ocean, the 19th-century city used to be the fourth largest in the country. Now Beira will go down in history as being “90% wiped out” by global warming,… Read More

“Recently unveiled by Bjarke Ingels Group, Oceanix City is a floating city concept designed to mitigate rising sea levels”

“Between floating harbor pools and resilient coastlines, Bjarke Ingels’s firm BIG knows a thing or two about designing for rising sea levels. Now, the Danish studio is working with a floating cities non-profit called Oceanix and the MIT… 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

“Forget the past, carbon-rich soil may be the ticket to sustainable agriculture”

“TOMALES — Loren Poncia scooped up a handful of dark, damp soil that could change the future of farming. The nutrient-rich muck was filled with slithery earthworms and thin, white roots sprouting in every direction like lightning bolts.”… Read More

“Is burning plastic waste a good idea?”

“WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is… Read More

“Environment is a deadly mess, but ‘there is every reason to be hopeful,’ UN says”

“Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in the water are making the planet an increasing unhealthy place… Read More