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Will U.K. Tidal Project Start a Global Energy Revolution?

Britain is poised to exploit tidal energy, a renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear power and more reliable than wind.

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These Fossil Fuel Bypasses Could Soon Be on the Market

Innovative ideas by scientists and engineers to combat climate change show what the world could be like without fossil fuel.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



European Trains Go the Renewable Route

Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on green energy since Jan. 1, and now the U.K. and Belgium are following in their tracks.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea

A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Mountains

Climate change is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, making ecosystems more vulnerable as tree lines migrate up slopes.

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Methane Emissions From Oil Production Are Higher Than Feared

A new study shows emissions up to twice as high as those estimated by “simplistic” data collection systems.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE



Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience

Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE



Wind Turbines Head for Home Again

Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

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Streaming Video Drives Up Global CO2 Emissions

Watching your favorite streamed TV series may seem harmless, but the electricity consumed by the growing demand for video is leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

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There Will Be Less Mild Weather as the World Warms

The warming atmosphere will mean a rise in mild weather for parts of the U.S., but a gradual global drop, scientists find.

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The Cold War Spurred Arctic Climate Research

Western postwar scientific studies in the Arctic were primarily driven by military concerns about Soviet activities in the region.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE



Via Twitter, National Parks Service and NASA Defy Trump’s Gag on Climate Change Information

Many in the scientific community are also spreading word of an upcoming “Scientists March on Washington.”

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



Loss of Wild Forest Continues to Accelerate, Study Shows

Almost 386,102 square miles of natural forest disappeared between 2000 and 2013, along with its ability to absorb carbon and reduce warming.

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Naomi Klein: Expect ‘First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism’

The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



To Halt Sea Level Rise, the World Must Cut More Than Carbon

Short-lived greenhouse gases such as methane will continue to affect oceans for centuries, no matter how much nations reduce carbon, research suggests.

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 READ MORE



Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

The nation’s top science panel has sketched a way to set a fair price for cutting climate risks. Some of the president-elect’s advisers say the price should be zero.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 READ MORE



Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

Before we take up a three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, why don’t we ask ourselves not only what we’re opposing, but also what we want?

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE



Time and Money Run Out for a Nuclear Revival

The nuclear industry faces an uncertain future as the building boom is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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Giant Iceberg Is Poised to Break Off Antarctica, Scientists Say

A chunk the size of Delaware is expected to produce an event that could cause the collapse of the continent’s northern ice shelf.

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 READ MORE



Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Will Rise 25 Percent by 2040

Population growth will spur the increased need, and oil will remain the primary source, according to a corporate report.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE



Will Climate Change Information on the Web Become an Endangered Species Under the GOP?

A recent reworking of language on a Wisconsin government website concerning climate change could be replicated under a Trump administration.

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE



The Chinese Solar Juggernaut That Donald Trump Can’t Stop (Video)

The president-elect has pronounced solar power “too expensive” and has pledged to revive the use of coal. The former is a falsehood, the latter a genocide.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat

The president-elect, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE



Paris Accord’s Warming Limit Could Increase Fish Catches

Scientists calculate that worldwide fish yields could rise by millions of metric tons a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Global ‘Compost Bomb’ Slowly Detonates as Previously Frozen Soil ‘Breathes Out’ Greenhouse Gases

Warming is causing soil-based microorganisms to release carbon dioxide in a potentially catastrophic process that could add at least as much carbon to the atmosphere as the fossil fuel industry emitted in the mid-20th century, a study finds.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE



Six Important Executive Actions of President Obama That Donald Trump Is Targeting

As the incoming administration threatens to reverse nearly everything Obama has done, even nuclear deals are imperiled.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE



Best of Truthdig’s Book Reviews 2016: Top Reads, From Economics to Politics and Even Genetics

In a year of many upheavals, it’s no surprise that books on income inequality, political protest and global warming would wind up on our top 10 literary list of the past year. But there’s also room for a little comedy and some ancient history among the picks.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



Online Calculator Helps Cut Farms’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An internet tool now is available to quantify and control emissions released during the crop production cycle.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



Crony Capitalism Made Rick Perry Our Energy Secretary

The former Texas governor’s only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



Global Warming Already Is Causing Local Extinctions

Almost half of plant and animal species have disappeared from particular areas due to climate change, with the tropics suffering the most pronounced loss.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 READ MORE



A ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Assessment on Arctic Warming

The latest Arctic Report Card from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that the region’s temperatures continue to climb upward twice as fast as the global average.

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Cities, Cars and Other Human-Made Things Weigh 30 Trillion Metric Tons

The first attempt to measure the volume of stuff created by humankind reveals that it is at least 100,000 times heavier than the global human population.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE



Will Trump Scrap NASA’s Climate Research Mission?

NASA does more than explore other planets; it studies our own. Agency scientists worry Donald Trump will abort the work.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



Scientists Tinker With Plants to Boost Crop Yields and Carbon Storage

Modifying plants so they take in more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere offers hope of increasing crop yields and combating climate change.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE


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How We Can Fight Back Against Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency

With regard to fighting global warming, the American public is, at best, now on its own. At worse, the federal government will change its laws to encourage activities that make the environment dirtier, more dangerous and hotter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE



Automation, Climate Change and Donald Trump: What Kind of Future Are We In For?

Author Peter Frase combines science fiction and Marxist theory to imagine possible outcomes, for better and for worse.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE



President Obama Spent ‘Unprecedented’ Billions on Fossil Fuel Projects Around the World

The Obama administration financed 70 fossil fuel projects in countries from India to Australia to South Africa with nearly $34 billion through the Export-Import Bank.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Tipping Points Put Earth at Risk

A warming climate is exposing the Arctic to the possibility of radical changes that could endanger the rest of the planet, scientists say.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE



Corporations Face Billions of Dollars in Rising Water Costs

Droughts and floods linked to climate change are severely affecting companies’ financial performance globally.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Conspiracy Theorist in Chief: Trump Lie About 2 Million Illegal Votes Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Americans have given the nuclear codes to that crazy uncle you have to sit through Thanksgiving with, who watches the likes of Alex Jones and red-facedly proclaims that FEMA is keeping Americans in concentration camps.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Bolivia Declares State of Emergency With Worst Drought in 25 Years

Climate change has shrunk Bolivian glaciers and left cities without water.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE


Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Weigh In on Global Warming at COP22

At the conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco, Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



There’s No Going Back on Action Against Climate Change

Whatever policies the U.S. comes up with on climate change under the Trump presidency, the rest of the world intends to continue trying to save the planet.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Changes His Tune on Key Campaign-Trail Pledges

Remember how, mere weeks ago, Trump’s supporters chanted “Lock her up!” with gusto?

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE


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