Two scientists at Columbia University believe that carbon-mopping machines modeled after trees could sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to slow global warming. But can we produce them quickly (and cheaply) enough for the plan to work?
Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.
Many were surprised to hear President Barack Obama take up climate change at today’s inaugural address. Here are a few ways the president can seize the moment and transform our approach to climate action.
From tracking glaciers to predicting crop failure to figuring out how to store solar energy in molten salt, NASA has produced some of our best tools in the fight against climate change.
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward an unstable, costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis. But we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization. And we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?
Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.