Life cycle assessments of electric vehicles show that they cannot fully eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions of personal travel. We also need bikes, buses and trains to solve our climate problems.
What do ammonium nitrate and iodine have in common? Both substances are of immense service to humankind, and the history of their discovery is closely linked to that of the production of explosives.
Molina, who died on Oct. 8, 'thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.' His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.
It's encouraging that the federal government recognises its role in industry policy. But its choice to support some technologies is disappointing.
The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
Canada retooled its economy during the Second World War. We must do so again to confront the climate emergency.
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
Geothermal reservoirs supply more than 15% of New Zealand's electricity. The heat energy stored in geothermal fields is vast but not infinite.
We are now at the start of the sixth great wave in economic disruption, driven by renewables, electomobilty and smart-city technologies.
To reverse the current climate and ecological crises, governments must put an end to the damaging forms of technology, innovation, investments and incentives that contribute to it.
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
In Australia, methane emissions from fossil fuels are rising due to expansion of the natural gas industry, whereas agriculture emissions are falling.
Chronic pollution has robbed many young Nigerians of a stable future in the place where they grew up.
Renewable energy projects are often in direct competition with fossil fuels for the hearts and minds of communities. There's a way to win people over though, with ongoing local employment.
Contrary to the Morrison government's claims, it does prop up the fossil fuel industry. But the money doesn't create many jobs or much profit.
Our environmental laws work in the favour of mining interests – even when the industry itself claims otherwise.
From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
Environmentalists say the new film has caused untold damage at a time when change has never been more urgent. So why is it so controversial?
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.