The Ohio EPA says Energy Transfer Parner dumped 2 million gallons of bentonite clay into a sensitive wetland. The company says the state should thank it for dumping the muck because it is “natural.”
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Over 600 people responded to a question on Ask Reddit to explain why they changed their minds about the dangers of climate change.
The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.
A Christian worldview that denies climate change and disparages news from mainstream media sources may be the reason why evangelicals do not take global warming seriously. Is there anything that can be done?
A new study finds permafrost melting is happening sooner and faster than expected, putting the earth in danger of significantly higher temperatures if the Paris climate accords are not adhered to.
John-Paul Maxfield of Colorado wants to be the Tesla of sustainable agriculture, but to get there he is making a living selling compost to marijuana farmers.
Indigenous people from Sami Nation have played a major role in supporting the Sioux Nation in its battle with the Dakota Access pipeline by convincing Norwegian investors to divest themselves of their financial interests in the pipeline.
The European Union has a new 1,000 page long energy plan designed to help meet the promises made at the COP 21 summit. As it treads between competing interests, it annoys many and pleases few.
IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015. That’s up from 7.7 million in […]
A survey by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law finds the vast majority of economists believe climate change will impact the US and global economies harder and sooner than predicted.
A new study finds that extreme temperatures in the Arctic are leading to rapid melting of the polar ice cap and the sea ice around it. Scientists warn the melting could effect weather patterns around the globe.
Bob Walker, a senior Trump adviser, says the new administration will slash funding for NASA to study climate change. He says half of all climate scientists doubt climate change is real.
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa has shut down its diesel generators forever and replaces them with a solar power microgrid from Tesla and SolarCity,
The 7th District Court has struck down the gerrymander voting maps drawn by Republicans in Wisconsin, saying they deprive citizens of that state of their rights under the Constitution.
South Africa is facing a crossroads for electric power generation. Should it go with renewables or nuclear power? The decision could affect other contries on the continent.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued new rules prohibiting offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean and along the east coast of the United States. They rules will remain in effect until 2022.
Originally published on Gas2 Totem, Power, a New York start-up company, calls itself “The Future Of Smart Power.” Totem proposes to build a network of devices that will bring zero emissions power, internet access, street lighting, energy storage, and EV charging stations to the smart cities of the future. Looking like a cross between a large […]
Elon Musk announced today that the cost of Tesla Solar Roof will be no more than a conventional roof. That’s before the amount of electricity saved is added in. As Musk said, “Why wouldn’t you?”
365 American companies have signed an open letter to Donald Trump telling him that paying attention to global warming is good for American business.
Tesla Motors is not an electric car company that also makes batteries. It is a battery company that also makes electric cars. Those batteries will be necessary to complete the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy says Elon Musk.
Global emissions have been essentially flat for the past three years even though total global economic activity has increased in each of those three years. That is about to change as Donald Trump wreaks havoc on US emissions policies.
Fortune has some predictions about how the fight against climate change will fare under Donald Trump. The outlook is not good.
The Bureau of Land Management has finalized new rules for siting renewable power projects on public land. Surprisingly, the rules enjoy bipartisan support.
Scientists at Oxford University say that taxes on food production could slash global climate emissions by 1 billion tons a year — equal to the entire global airline industry.
On election day, forget about e-mails and pussy grabbing. Vote for people who will protect the earth and everyone on it. America cannot afford to have stupid leaders.
An official of the Chinese government has called out Donald Trump, saying a wise leader would support the Paris climate change protocols. The implication is that Trump will be rather the opposite of a wise leader.
The 2016 election is critical to America. Republicans have declared war on the country. Only your vote can stop it.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is well known for her portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s former girlfriend. Since 2012, she has been the star of Veep, a hit television show on HBO that takes an up close and personal look at the hypocritical, lying, conniving world known as American politic. Now in its fifth season, Veep has won an Emmy […]
Pipeline spills are inevitable. There have been 292 in North Dakota alone in the past two years. A ruptured pipeline in Alabama killed one person Monday night.
Initiative 732 would create a carbon fee structure in the State of Washington. Fossil fuel interests opposed it because it goes too far. The Sierra Club opposes it because it doesn’t go far enough.
The Native American protest of the Dakota Access pipeline is important to all Americans who are interested in protecting the environment from destruction by fossil fuel companies.
Shipping companies have agreed to limit the sulfur content of their fuels to 0.5%. That’s down from 3.5% years ago, but still far more than allowed in automotive use.