June 22, 2017

Five Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Deal

Paris was a high-stakes game of geopolitical poker.. (Photo by Takver, Creative Commons License)

COP21 ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate. Read More »

Faith Groups in Unprecedented Push for Climate Action

EcoSikh climate march in Rome. (Photo via ecosikh.org)

Religious leaders put their spiritual weight behind climate change. Read More »

Keystone XL Debate is Over, but Infrastructure Needs are Not

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Climate advocates are cheering rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, but both our fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure badly needs upgrading to tackle climate change. Read More »

Electric Aircraft – Aviation’s Future or Just Wishful Thinking?

E-Fan  can revolutionize the air travel. (Photo by Marc Schieferdecker, Creative Commons License)

With emissions targets to hit and oil running out, it's time to take electric planes seriously. Read More »

Fishing Ban Reflects How Fragile Arctic Ecosystem Is

Canadian Ship Louis S. St-Laurent and Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by DVIDSHUB, Creative Commons License)

A melting Arctic means new areas will be open to commercial fishing but scientists – and bordering countries – say they need time to study the ecological and economic risks. Read More »

As Biodiversity Declines on Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow

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Continued use of pesticides will lower diversity of beneficial insects, costing corn farmers more money over time. Read More »

Pakistan on Brink of Becoming ‘Water Scarce’

Islam Headworks on River Sutlaj, which regulates water flow from India. (Photo by Faisal Saeed, Creative Commons License)

With water availability plummeting, Pakistan is close to being declared a water scare country, but better management of surface water resources and groundwater aquifers shared with India can help avert the crisis. Read More »

Why Buffett Bet A Billion on Solar

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By 2030, millions of people will have transport fuel that is ‘on the house.’ During the midday hours, many grids will experience negative pricing as solar PV floods the market to the extent that the power cannot be stored. As millions of electric vehicles hit the road, they will likely become the default destination for stored electricity. Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell cannot stop this. They had better think seriously about financing solar and wind arrays. Read More »

The Game-Changing Water Revolution

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In the middle of North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. Amid this doom and gloom, a water revolution emerges, led by energy industry figures who realized the endless potential of tapping into new water sources and processing them with advanced desalination technology that, for the first time ever, is economically feasible. Read More »

Extreme Weather on the Rise

A parched farm in drought-hit California. (Photo by  John Weiss, Creative Common License)

The most severe weather events of 2014 took 65 lives and cost more than $19 billion, showing that the need for increased resilience investment is greater than ever. Read More »