Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth's climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~9 min
Fossil fuel subsidies amount to hundreds of billions of dollars a year – here's how to get rid of them
The costs that fossil fuels impose on public health through air pollution alone are enormous.
Feb. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
Cumbria coal mine could usher in a net-zero-compliant fossil fuel industry – or prove it was always a fantasy
Woodhouse Colliery would be the UK's first new deep coal mine in three decades.
Feb. 9, 2021 • ~7 min
Replacing wood stoves is essential but won't solve the indoor air pollution epidemic on its own.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Remembering Mario Molina, Nobel Prize-winning chemist who pushed Mexico on clean energy -- and, recently, face masks
Molina, who died on Oct. 8, 'thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.' His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.
Oct. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura's damage in this area of oil fields and industry
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min