emissions

climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
climate change

Climate Impacts of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Could Cost Up to $8.7 Billion

There are real costs associated with releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere. Here, we crunched some numbers.
Stephen Leahy
5.3.18
Orbiting Carbon Observatory

This NASA Satellite Is 'Sounding' Our Atmosphere to Understand Fossil Fuel Emissions

The OCO-2 spacecraft has been working hard to quantify the impact of humans on the global climate since 2014.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.17
climate politics

Canada’s New Conservative Leader Is Pro-Pipeline and Anti-Carbon Tax

We looked into Andrew Scheer’s take on environmental issues. Here’s what we found.
Lisa Cumming
5.29.17
climate change

Canada's Bold New Carbon Pricing Plan Isn't Enough to Meet Emissions Goals

But it's a start.
Jordan Pearson
5.18.17
California Here We Come

California Won't Let Trump Destroy Emission Standards Without a Fight

Trump wants to undo Obama's Clean Car Rules, but some states won't let it happen.
Grennan Milliken
3.16.17
ANIMALS

The Happiest Environmental News From 2016

Hey look, we didn’t entirely screw up the planet this year.
Sarah Emerson
12.28.16
climate change

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050

Climate scientists warn that 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from Earth's soil by mid-century.
Sarah Emerson
12.2.16
Basalt

New Method For Trapping CO2 as Solid Rock Could Help to Fight Climate Change

A groundbreaking field test proves that carbon emissions can be safely stored as solid rock in basalt formations.
Sarah Emerson
11.27.16
Motherboard Blog

These Futuristic Elevated Buses Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

In the future, buses will zoom right over cars.
Sarah Emerson
5.27.16
san francisco

San Francisco Climate Tax Raises Questions About Tech’s Carbon Footprint

Residents wonder whether Silicon Valley’s tech giants are paying their fair share to save the local environment.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.16
Paris

The Paris Climate Deal Shafts Poor Countries

How the landmark deal reached in Paris on Saturday screws poor countries.
Melissa Cronin
12.12.15