Climate & Energy

Here are 17 things we need to do to fix the world

There aren't that many Sustainable Development Goals, but they sure will be hard to achieve.


New York City sweeps aside homeless people for pope’s visit

In the days before Pope Francis landed in New York, the city dismantled homeless encampments near places the pope will be visiting.

Business & Technology

Inventor looks to shake up cleantech with smart solar trackers

Leila Madrone uses her skills in automation and robotics to make solar even better.


Pope Francis warns that environmental destruction could wipe out humanity

In a U.N. address, the pope said we need to pay attention to the "right of the environment."

Climate & Energy

China is about to launch the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program

As part of a new climate deal with the U.S., China is also agreeing to other measures, paving the way for progress at U.N. talks in Paris.


McDonald’s to roll out organic hamburger in Germany

How big is the overlap between McD's customers and people who want organic beef? I guess we'll soon find out.

Ranchers with ties to the biofuel industry attack Brazilian tribe members

The Guarani people -- the largest indigenous group in Brazil -- are all too familiar with the destructive side of sugarcane ethanol.


Pope Francis didn’t even say “climate change” in his address to Congress

The pope's environmental message in his speech at the Capitol was much more muted than his White House remarks.


Is Cargill backsliding on its promise to end deforestation?

Some environmental activists say yes. Cargill says actions speak louder than words.