“How Atlanta plans to get to 100% green energy by 2035”

“Like any other city, Atlanta is woven with power lines, trams and buses. The electricity that makes Atlanta run comes mostly from coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. Only 6% to 8% comes from renewable sources. “Obviously, going… Read More

“One overlooked way to fight climate change? Dispose of old CFCs.”

“AT CITY WASTE Recycling in Accra, Ghana, owners Jürgen Meniel and Vivian Ahiayibor mostly focus on plastics and metals, but they also reclaim refrigerants from old equipment. Several years ago, they learned of a large cache of unused… Read More

“Nevada and Washington pass 100% clean electricity bills”

“Nevada and Washington have both passed legislation aiming for 100% carbon-free electricity in the future, becoming the fourth and fifth states to pass such bills. Nevada’s bill requires 50% renewable electricity by 2030, with a goal of 100%… 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

“New Mexico to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045”

“New Mexico is set to become the next state in the U.S. to make a clean energy commitment law, setting a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045. The New Mexico House passed the Energy Transition Act… Read More

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India”

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India The world produces 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) per year, according to a recent UN report, but only 20% is formally recycled. Much of the… Read More

“To fix climate change, fix the obesity and starvation epidemics, reports say”

“The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics — obesity, starvation and climate change — and it needs to do it fast before the planet is “burning,” according to a report released Sunday… Read More

“Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem”

“Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? One answer is they are immensely useful to humankind, and despite problems… Read More

“Climate change research produced reasons for concern and hope in 2018”

“The past year brought multiple extreme events to the US, including devastating wildfires to California and deadly hurricanes on the east coast. These are the types of extreme weather events that a 2018 study by Noah Diffenbaugh, the… Read More

“Exxon asks EPA to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas”

“The big picture: Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is the primary component of natural gas and is sometimes purposefully or inadvertently leaked in the production and transport of the fuel, as well as when drilling for oil. The… Read More