Sometime in the last two months, a solar project helped us clear a critical milestone for renewable energy: the U.S. now has 1 million solar power installations. What's more, experts say it will take only another two years to double that number.
Webster's Dictionary defines decoupling as "eliminating the interrelationship" between two processes. But the interrelationship between CO2 emissions and economic growth has certainly not been eliminated.
Your cooling and heating system is one of the biggest energy users in your home. Here are some inexpensive tips on ways to help save some energy and money this summer.
The Center for Biological Diversity, where I work, just released a new report highlighting sunny states that should be leading the way in the solar revolution but are instead lagging, through weak, nonexistent or, in some cases, counterproductive energy policies.
These changes will come as a surprise to a lot of people who thought that "organic" already meant animals were treated well.
Obama's turning down the pipeline in November 2015 was no more than a blip, a "small victory," in a protracted future war. This meant a future "with far fewer fossil fuels."
Appalachia has long been in America's sacrifice zone, metaphorically and literally. Big Coal has plundered thousands of seams, ripped the tops off 500 mountains, extracted the land's wealth, poisoned its streams and rivers, and left the people destitute. But Appalachia is hardly America's only sacrifice zone.
An overwhelming majority of Americans and business leaders support policies that incentivize investment in and development of clean energy. We hope that you'll join the push toward the clean energy economy and invest in the clean energy sources that increasingly are powering America and the world.
After a semester of investigative field research, interviews and discussions across the heartland, University of Iowa students with the Climate Narrative Project recently turned to theatre, film, poetry and storytelling to challenge endemic climate cynicism and showcase inspiring endeavors in prairie restoration, food justice, regenerative agriculture and climate justice.
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When we learned that Berta Cáceres, a leader of the indigenous Lenca people, was murdered in Honduras, we were shocked but not surprised. A violent death is the all-too-frequent fate of indigenous activists who defend their rivers and lands against dams, logging and other forms of destructive development.
The Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan" unleashed a firestorm of criticism -- but New York has been well ahead of the debate by setting out the most ambitious environmental targets in the country.
Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef a few years ago, I was overwhelmed by the cartoon-like colors: orange clownfish, blue tangs and green sea turtles set against corals that were purple, bright yellow, rusty red and aqua-blue.
April 22nd is annually celebrated as "Earth Day" and what a better way to celebrate this wonderful day then with the signing of the Paris Agreement. This treaty, which will ultimately reduce global warming in our lifetime, was signed by more than 177 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members at the UN on Earth Day.
A government that can make $14,000 a pound from something confiscated from poachers, has incentive to give poachers a slap on the wrist and send them right out again.
Many people who support drastic penalties don't understand why burning can help. They think it's a waste. After all, the elephants are already dead. One objection to burning goes like this: Destroying so much of the world supply will make prices go through the roof. If this thinking is correct, it only proves how porous and corrupt the practice of stockpiling ivory is