Proposals for new oil and gas pipelines can generate intense debate today, but during World War II the US built an oil pipeline more than 1,300 miles long in less than a year.
Wild pigs are on every continent, except Antarctica. All up, they likely turn over the the same amount of soil as the area of Taiwan.
Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas, 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Global emissions of N2O are on the rise as a result of human activities — and their impact on ocean ecosystems.
Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules.
Solar geoengineering could theoretically cool the Earth to slow global warming, and it has been controversial. Still, countries should research its risks and benefits.
Soot from aeroplane exhausts can linger in the atmosphere, seeding ice clouds which trap heat.
If the G7 is serious about stopping global warming, it could start by acknowledging who and what is causing it.
A complete switch to biofuels is neither feasible nor desirable, but they could replace some fossil fuels in transport and heating. If biofuels are produced from waste products, that’s even better.
Heat pumps are the technology of choice for heating and cooling buildings more efficiently and with fewer carbon emissions than furnaces and air conditioning.
As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
Tesla’s stance has also shone the spotlight further onto the carbon footprint of cryptocurrency – an issue that will not go away soon.
The Morrison government could have backed Australia’s clean energy sector to create jobs and stimulate the post-pandemic economy. Instead, it’s sending the nation on a fool’s errand.
The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the climate at the same time.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
Discord and doubt are the last things the world needs at this critical moment.
CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don’t add up.
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth’s climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
Bitcoin is attracting attention from big buyers like Tesla. But don’t be fooled – it’s still a disaster for the climate.
Researchers are developing ways to lock captured CO2 into cement. It could help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with climate change at the same time.
Australia has a lot of work to do to overcome the challenges facing electric vehicles users, starting with the lack of a comprehensive national charging network.