Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

This could be the hottest year on record, again

The first nine months of 2014 broke the heat record, and now we're on track for this whole year to be the warmest ever.

The sun! It burns!

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct

Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response must be more ambitious.

Climate & Energy

How skyrocketing development in Texas could suck the state dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

That's where the money is

U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

A new campaign in Britain aims to get banks to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry.

Politics

Clean energy advocates need to speak up if they want black lawmakers to hear them

Why are some African-American lawmakers taking their cues from the fossil-fuel industry? They're not getting the other side of the story.

Climate & Energy

Now congressional Republicans are digging through scientists’ grant proposals

Rep. Lamar Smith has launched an aggressive campaign against what he sees as misguided money management at the National Science Foundation.

Climate & Energy

We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds

The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis.

Climate & Energy

Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal?

Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.

Age of Us

The Anthropocene is here, whether geologists make it official or not

Humans rule the world, for worse or for worse.

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