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.
With emissions targets to hit and oil running out, it's time to take electric planes seriously.
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.
Continued use of pesticides will lower diversity of beneficial insects, costing corn farmers more money over time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By asking for U.S.-caught or raised fish, Americans can support sustainable fishing practices; avoid the possibility of inadvertently supporting slavery; eliminate the risk of illegal additives; and help fishermen recoup some of the revenue they would otherwise lose to illegal and unsustainable competitors abroad.
On the heels of coordinated campaigns across the country to roll back state-level renewable energy standards, many states are already facing similar efforts in the early months of 2015.