Even after January’s storms, California faces a water-scarce future. An economist and an engineer propose a way to test higher water prices as a conservation strategy without hurting low-income users.
Electric cars are now appearing on Australian roads. But can electric utes meet the more exacting needs of our tradies?
The challenge is not so much to integrate sustainable development into engineering or management education as to teach engineering and management for sustainable development.
Texas wasn’t prepared to keep the lights on during Winter Storm Uri, and it won’t be ready for future cold weather unless it starts thinking about energy demand as well as supply.
An elaborate scheme to shade Earth with millions of tonnes of Moon dust floating in space is unlikely to get off the ground.
The swamp has not yet been drained everywhere.
New Zealand is considering a plan to tax methane from cows. But while cows and cars both emit greenhouse gases, they don’t have the same impact over time.
The mine was not refused on climate change grounds. So without legal reform, other fossil fuel projects may still go ahead.
Canada has no choice but to adapt its energy sources and industries in a ‘just transition.’ If it doesn’t, the inevitable transition will be much more disruptive — and much less just.
Even as renewables boom like never before, our reliance on fossil fuels remains stubbornly high. One problem? The rebound effect
Can the prime minister unite his warring party around a new energy department? It feels unlikely.
A departmental redesign is useful, but progress still depends on political will.
Climate change is making oceans more acidic globally. Now, scientists are finding that large storms can send pulses of acidic water into bays and estuaries, further stressing fish and shellfish.
We’re rarely aware of a company’s full environmental footprint.
If there’s an unprecedented heatwave outside, do you turn up the aircon and pretend unwelcome change isn’t happening? If so, you’re not alone
As we modernise Australia’s power grid, we should look to superconducting cables to save energy, cut emissions and future-proof the system
Atmospheric rivers can melt fragile new sea ice. When these storms arrive in waves, the sea ice doesn’t have a chance to recover.
Airlines are investing in sustainable biofuel startups and starting to uses alternative fuels, including cooking oil, ag waste and corn ethanol. But biofuels alone won’t be enough, research shows.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Building too close to cliffs and slopes, weak soils, lack of vegetation and increased rainfall all played a part in the massive storm damage to Auckland. The city needs to change the way it uses land.