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Most of us don't change our minds. Whether the issue at hand is the repeal of net neutrality in the US or Brexit, we avoid…... [Read More]
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Dongying, China From smog-choked cities to sludge-filled rivers, stories about China's environment in recent years have painted a bleak picture. But China is nowhere near…... [Read More]
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Piscataway, New Jersey Remarkably, the material that built the first modern civilization remains key to building today's global economy. The cement we use in 2017... [Read More]
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Copenhagen, Denmark Sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing. Every so often, from California to Germany, there's news of "negative electricity prices,"... [Read More]
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Greenwich, Connecticut Ethan Novek speaks fast and insists on giving you every detail, even in response to simple questions. It can be overwhelming. But it's…... [Read More]
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Air pollution affects millions, and the most vulnerable are our weakest: children and old people. It's easy to see why the old suffer as their... [Read More]
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If you stare long and hard enough at emissions data, you'll find many fascinating and important stories. For instance, you likely know that a lot…... [Read More]
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Historical greenhouse-gas emissions data make clear that much of the burden of climate change lies with rich countries. The US, the UK, Germany, and others…... [Read More]
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Houston, Texas From the top of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, more than 50 meters (160 ft) above Buffalo Bayou, in every direction you... [Read More]
The average global temperature today is about 1°C higher than it was before the Industrial Revolution began in the late 1700s. That may not sound…... [Read More]
Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world's hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store... [Read More]
I report on and write about energy, and this chart still blows my mind. Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy... [Read More]
Every so often, the Earth's rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance... [Read More]
Every so often, the Earth's rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance…... [Read More]
Brian Madeux's life hasn't been easy. So far, he's had 26 operations to fix problems in everything from hernias to eyes. He has a rare…... [Read More]
At the UN's climate conference in Bonn, Germany, where nearly 200 countries were meeting to discuss Paris agreement goals, the US held a side event... [Read More]
Between 2014 and 2016, global carbon emissions stayed flat. That may have been false hope. New projections suggest that emissions in 2017 are likely to... [Read More]
In Vietnam, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the second time ever. Regardless, Trump again put... [Read More]
America saw three firsts this week: the first openly transgender person—Danica Roem—to be elected to a state legislature; the first black transgender woman—Andrea Jenkins—to be…... [Read More]
Cleve Hill is set to become the UK's biggest solar farm when it is built in 2020. At a capacity of 350 MW, it will…... [Read More]
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