November 23, 2017

Large-Scale Hydropower Will Fail in Tibet

Hydropower dams on the Tibetan plateau will be inefficient or inoperable because of freezing temperatures and power lines will wreck the region’s natural beauty and exacerbate climate changes, warns one geologist. Read More »

Great Gamble on the Mekong

A proposed dam on the Mekong River would provide energy for the region, but at a significant environmental cost. Read More »

Video: Trading Ghana’s Water for Gold

An investigative documentary exposes the truth behind the claims by Ghana's government that its has curtailed illegal alluvial gold mining, which is polluting many of the country’s water bodies. Read More »

6 Items You Can Begin Recycling Today

Minimizing environmental degradation may be a tall order. But here is what you can contribute by starting from your own home. Read More »

How Commercial Aircraft Will Look Like in 2050

The adoption of any new aircraft technology – from research, to design sketches, to testing and full integration – is typically a decade-long process. Given that the combustion engine will be phased out by mid-century, it would seem to make more economic and environmental sense to innovate in other areas: airframe design, materials research, electric propulsion design and air traffic control. Read More »

The Big Chill: Tensions in the Arctic

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield. Read More »

VW to Launch 20 Electric Vehicles in China

The launch of green cars will help with China’s serious smog problem. Read More »

Nepal: After the Storm

In a rare occurrence, a cyclone that started in the Bay of Bengal caused an avalanche in the Himalayas, killing at least 40 in Nepal. The even was a wakeup call to install effective early warning weather systems in mountainous Nepal’s higher reaches. Read More »

Don’t Drink the Farm

Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off? Read More »

India Gives Green Light to Build Country’s Largest Dam

Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts. Read More »