Environment

November, 2015

  • 8 November

    Keystone XL Debate is Over, but Infrastructure Needs are Not

    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.

August, 2015

  • 23 August

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

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

  • 13 August

    Fishing Ban Reflects How Fragile Arctic Ecosystem Is

    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.

July, 2015

  • 31 July

    As Biodiversity Declines on Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow

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

  • 20 July

    Pakistan on Brink of Becoming ‘Water Scarce’

    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.

June, 2015

  • 28 June

    Why Buffett Bet A Billion on Solar

    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.

April, 2015

  • 21 April

    The Game-Changing Water Revolution

    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.

  • 8 April

    Extreme Weather on the Rise

    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.

March, 2015

  • 29 March

    Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

    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.

  • 10 March

    Efforts to Weaken Renewable Energy Schedules in the States

    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.