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Reducing emissions is the right goal. But we still need fossil fuels—and the Dakota pipeline
SHIPPING Ninety percent of all we use—shirts, phones, disposable coffee cups and the beans therein—have traveled around the world on ships burning one of the dirtiest fuels by the ton. According to Edward Humes, author of Door to Door, 160 of these
The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. marks a turning point for the industry.
MANY RENEWABLE energy advocates think the best way to store solar and wind energy may be to use what are known as “flow batteries,” which hold liquid electrolytes in tanks and then pump them through a reactor to produce electricity. A major advantage
Matthew Philips President Obama’s environmental legacy went up in smoke the minute Donald Trump won. Obama has spent the past four years pursuing an aggressive regulatory agenda aimed at lowering the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels, boosting green
Two decades ago, car companies predicted that they’d have millions of hydrogen fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020. today, that seems impossible, given that only three models are in commercial producti
ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
JUSTIN WORLAND CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS MEETING IN KIGALI, Rwanda, agreed on Oct. 15 to phase out pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal represents crucial progress toward meeting the goal of last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, which s
Naureen S. Malik Adam Sieminski is the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy that collects and analyzes data. Are $60 oil prices possible next year? They should be above $50 next year.
Justin Worland HUNDREDS OF COAL-FIRED power plants across the U.S. have shuttered in the face of cheaper alternatives and increasingly tough environmental regulations. But while the closings are a win for clean air, they can devastate local economie
A national carbon tax may be too low to reach the country’s Paris targets, but it’s a good start
MOST TALK ABOUT CONSERVATION AND travel tends to revolve around reducing emissions: fewer pollutants means fewer harmful climate changes. But protecting the environment isn’t just about tailpipes; it’s about tires and the rubber that’s used to make
A company doesn’t have to be especially big to have a big impact on the planet. Our On the Cusp list honors smaller companies, creative subsidiaries of bigger ones, and newer initiatives—spotting some worthy corporate efforts that may someday change the way you do business.
A Retro Fitness franchisee cut their electricity costs by adding eco-friendly features.
THE THOUSANDS OF DIPLOMATS AND activists who gathered at the annual U.N. climate summit, held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 7, must have thought the hard work was over. Just days earlier, the Paris Agreement, by far the most ambitious inte
It really is a new day for U.S. energy policy. The President-elect has pledged to roll back environmental regulations, invest in new pipelines and allow drilling on public lands—and he can make many of the changes unilaterally once in office. On thei
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