- For Seattle Shoppers, Paper or Plastic Could Come with a ‘Green Fee’
The cashier’s chorus has long fallen on deaf ears among the sustainability set here. Paper or plastic? “Neither” is of course the greenest answer.
Soon, however, [...]
- Coal power policy under attack from top scientists
Britain’s leading scientists have told ministers that plans for a new generation of coal power stations pose an unacceptable climate risk, unless greater efforts are [...]
- Fight against global warming need not dent growth: IMF
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it was possible to fight global warming without negatively impacting economic growth.
“Climate change is a potentially catastrophic global [...]
- Dumb as We Wanna Be
It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy. Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of [...]
- Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S.
WASHINGTON — Starting next month, people here will be able to rent a bicycle day and night with the swipe of a membership card.
A new [...]
- Narwhals more at risk to Arctic warming than polar bears
The polar bear has become an icon of global warming vulnerability, but a new study found an Arctic mammal that may be even more at [...]
- Climate change now a UN human rights issue
Climate change is now officially a human rights issue, as the UN Human Rights Council late last month passed a resolution on the subject, recognizing [...]
- Pine beetle outbreaks turn forests into carbon source
An outbreak of mountain pine beetles in British Columbia is doing more than destroying millions of trees: By 2020, the beetles will have done so [...]
- Levels of Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Increase
Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, the principal heat-trapping gas, are continuing to rise at an accelerating rate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported. And [...]
- Europe Turns to Coal Again, Raising Alarms on Climate
CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy — At a time when the world’s top climate experts agree that carbon emissions must be rapidly reduced to hold down global warming, [...]