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Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulations on the books since ...
Using natural gas
to produce electricity is a major part of the Obama administration's policy on climate change
, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewables and natural gas
-fired plants that ...
Ahead of a day-long climate
summit scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a portrait of a conflicted Obama administration has emerged.
While President Obama and his advisors have ...
emissions from the production and use of shale gas
would be comparable to conventional natural gas
, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new ...
On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change
. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a ...
Few figures in the climate change
debate are as polarizing as former Vice President Al Gore. His fans and his enemies are equally rabid, and his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth is still probably the most-referenced document on climate change
Al Gore still loves his graphs. He’s lost weight since going vegan and his hair has turned gray, which suits him. But watching him host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking
and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday.
Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released ...
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has gained popularity over recent years, and given the controversy over this practice, new research decided to lay out some of its environmental pros as well as cons.
Fracking involves blasting huge ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas
within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Ministers are determined to get fracking
under way in the UK as fast as possible, so it's a 'fait accompli' in time for the election, writes Alex Stevenson. With a firm pro-fracking concensus in Parliament, only one thing can frustrate their ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
The first thing to know about the U.N. Climate
Summit is that it's not a part of the formal global climate
Except it sort of is. By bringing together more than 100 heads of state in New York on Sept. 23, along with ...
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking
operations coming to UK national parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public.
In July, the government revealed that British national parks would be open ...
Hillary Clinton never actually said the word "fracking" during her keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Thursday, but she still clearly laid out her views on the technique: She`s all for it. She says it needs to be ...
Hillary Clinton called out climate change
“deniers” at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas Thursday evening, but revealed little new about what her own energy policy platform might look like if she decides to run for ...
should be completely banned from national parks, according to a strong majority of the UK public.
The controversial issue of shale gas
exploration in some of the country’s most precious landscapes forced ministers in July to ...
“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate
hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a US energy company misled the public when it made unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of fracking
and claimed a gas
shortage put the UK close to catastrophe.
Breitling Energy's ...
These are my prepared remarks for a speech I gave at the Boston stop of the People’s Climate
March tour, “Building a Movement of Movements: Towards the People’s Climate
March in NYC.”
Hi, everyone. My name is Sandra Steingraber, and I ...
A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. Tar Sands: How Trade ...
At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.
The state saw emissions from its power ...
A survey released on Tuesday by the Department of Energy and Climate Change
(DECC) has contradicted findings from a trade body earlier this week. The new poll found less than a quarter of Brits said they support shale gas
extraction, a decline ...
There’s a new gold rush: sand. The golden-brown stuff has become the latest, hottest commodity on the market - actually, that’s inaccurate. It’s Northern White sand that’s all the rage now, according to The Wall Street Journal, because it can ...