Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.
With China and India increasingly dedicated to pushing greener cars, the Asian market may drive the whole industry in that direction much faster than anyone expected.
Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are "graded on a curve," the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors' minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.
In his White House address on Wednesday, Pope Francis again brought up the urgent issue of global warming, linking climate change not only to the general welfare of people on earth but especially to the fate of the “excluded" -- i.e., the poor.
Ironically, developing countries of the global south who don’t have enough electricity can leapfrog conventional power and go straight to solar and wind.
It will take time to de-suburbanize the U.S. and move habitations and jobs back into manageable cities, but the world doesn’t have that much time. That's why Tesla Motors' new gigafactory is very, very good news.
Solar power also comes at a price, and in the case of California's BrightSource Energy plant, the cost may be the lives of 28,000 wild creatures.
Calls by some Israeli politicians for the Palestinians to be ethnically cleansed from Gaza in part reflect frustration over the security issue many Israelis maintain the people of Gaza pose to Israel, but there are other possible motivations for this desire.
Facebook's planned drone program competes with Google's Project Loon for global dominance in the race to make the Internet available to all earthlings.