The next decade is decisive because trajectory counts for so much; if we bend it now, we may slide the car to a halt with just the front tires hanging off the cliff. But if we sail on for a few more years, it's pretty clear we're fast and furiously going airborne -- that's what happens when, say, Arctic permafrost starts to melt in earnest, releasing clouds of methane.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's public declaration of concern about climate change has put himself and other Republican presidential aspirants in a political bind.
A combination of field liners, floppy sprinklers and big data could reduce California agricultural water use by at least 75% -- while actually boosting yields and saving farmers a fortune on their water bill.
A new study has found that shale drilling and fracking contaminated drinking water wells in Pennsylvania. The study represents the first peer-reviewed paper confirming that fracking can and does contaminate drinking water supplies.
Utilities have thrived over the last sixty five years by building bigger and bigger power plants, based on the reasonable principle that there are economies of scale in bigness, and fuel costs were trivial.
Exelon's ultimate goal: Force Pepco's customers, including the people of Washington, D.C., to subsidize Exelon's expensive nuclear power plants in other states. D.C. residents have until May 26 to submit comments to the Public Service Commission.
Conservative members of the Nebraska State Senate staged a filibuster this week to block a bill that would have offered $75 million in tax credits for wind farm development over the next decade. One of the filibustering senators argued that wind turbines are an eyesore that should not be subsidized by government.
The risks to the health of our communities, families and environment are too great for the well-funded opposition to lack a plan for addressing climate change and for solutions to not be honestly and openly discussed.
Following the most recent work stoppage by port truck drivers in southern California, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the formation of a new employee-owned trucking company, which will be a model for good pay and protecting the environment. The announcement takes the port drivers' ongoing protest of low wages and exploitative working conditions to a new level.
As communities in Batang continued to protest, President Widodo cancelled his planned visit, opting instead to attend the opening of the National Development Planning Meeting in Jakarta.
The intention behind Tesla's POWERWALL may not only be to escape the fossil fuel era but to also reframe traditional energy governance as a historical fossil that stands in the way of clean energy.
As we continue to work toward a fuller understanding of the presence of water, what we may not know so well is called "virtual water" -- the water that is used to produce almost everything we incorporate into our daily routines but is not listed on the label or calculated into the price.
A drill ship that Shell intends to use to drill oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska cannot be moored at the Port of Seattle without a new permit, Seattle city officials said Monday.
The reality is that we must improve agriculture if we want to feed the 870 million people who face hunger today, not to mention the 11 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2100.
A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change today, calculates that the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan will save thousands of lives every year.
Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.
Funding ports and scientific research should be ideologically neutral pieces of consensus in American politics. But in the toxic environment of the American Congress we can't even do the easy stuff.
A Sea Party of activists, businesses and coastal communities committed to promoting the health and economic well-being of our public seas ― while also championing clean energy, including offshore wind ― could prove a strong unifying force between now and the 2016 presidential elections.
Antibiotic overuse merely scratches the surface of the problems posed by factory farms today. Animals are reared in large, windowless warehouses in conditions of extremely close confinement. A broad focus on improvements in animal welfare is urgent and essential. It would result in less antibiotics being needed in the first place.