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Renewables Poised for Rapid Growth Worldwide

Renewable energy is expected to be the source of about 28 percent of the world’s electricity by 2021.

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. is poised to nearly triple in size in less than three years by 2017.

Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a fool’s game, scientists say.

Record Warmth Helps Shrink U.S. Carbon Emissions

Energy related carbon dioxide emissions hit their lowest point since 1991 during the first six months of 2016.

Oil, Gas and Cows Culprits in Methane Spike, Study Says

New research finds that cows and wetlands are driving a rise in methane emissions more than oil and gas.

191 Countries Strike Deal to Cut Aircraft Emissions

An agreement struck Thursday could allow airlines to grow without also growing their impact on the climate.

New York City Accelerates Emissions Reduction Goals

The city plans to expand renewables, improve efficiency and transition to electric vehicles to cut emissions.

Greenhouse Gases From Reservoirs Fuel Climate Change

Reservoirs are responsible for 1.3 percent of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions, a study says.

Appeals Court Mulls Challenge to Clean Power Plan

The legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan was argued in federal appeals court on Tuesday.

Clean Power Plan Faces Appeals Court Showdown

Legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan will be argued in a federal appeals court Tuesday.

100 Countries Push to Phase Out HFCs

Hydrofluorocarbon used in air conditioners could add 0.5°C to global temperatures by the end of the century.

UN Expects 20 Nations to Join Paris Pact Next Week

At least 20 countries have indicated they will join the Paris climate agreement at a United Nations event on Sept. 21.

CO2, Climate Change Seen As Waste Disposal Challenge

Some scientists are increasingly looking at global warming as a waste disposal problem.

Natural Gas Emissions to Surpass Those of Coal in 2016

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in the U.S. are set to surpass those from burning coal.

After Scorching Heat, Earth Likely to Get Respite in 2017

In a welcome break, a new annual heat record is unlikely in 2017 since the effect of El Niño is fading.

As Earth Swelters, Global Warming Target in Danger

The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders is in danger of being breached.

Artificial Leaf Turns CO2 Emissions Into Fuel

Scientists are developing an artificial leaf that can turn carbon dioxide emissions into fuel.

Scientists Urge Obama to End Federal Coal Leasing

Scientists are calling for the Obama administration to ban coal development on federal public lands.

Global Economy Becoming Less Energy Intense

It takes less energy to keep the world’s businesses and industry humming today than in the past.

Efficiency, Clean Energy Put Dent in CO2 Emissions

A new report shows electric power utilities are reducing carbon pollution that fuels climate change.


Increasing Tornado Extremes The monthly variability in the number of tornadoes has been increasing over the past 50 years.

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