Inside Clean Energy: Think Solar Panels Don’t Work in Snow? New Research Says Otherwise
Double-sided panels help offset the effects of snow on solar arrays.
By Dan Gearino
Biden’s Pick for the EPA’s Top Air Pollution Job Finds Himself Caught in the Crossfire
At his confirmation hearing, Joseph Goffman was assailed by coal state Republicans for contemplating too much regulation, while Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse chastised him and his agency colleagues for doing too little.
By Marianne Lavelle
Forecasters Tap High-Tech Tools as US Warns of Another Unusually Active Hurricane Season
Predictions of hurricane paths have improved markedly, but their intensity remains difficult to forecast. Air and water drones could change that.
By James Bruggers
Today’s Climate: A Safety Consultant for Shell Just Quit Her Job. Here’s Why Climate Activists Celebrated
By Kristoffer Tigue
Qantas Says Synthetic Fuel Could Power Long Flights by Mid-2030s
By James Fernyhough, The Financial Times
New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
By Phil McKenna
As SpaceX Grows, So Do Complaints From Environmentalists, Indigenous Groups and Brownsville Residents
By Aman Azhar
The Fifth Crime: The Campaign to Make “Ecocide” an International Crime
Something in the Water: Regulators Say Growing Crops With Oil Wastewater Is Safe, But Evidence Is Scant
Pipe Dreams: Is Carbon Capture a Climate Solution or a Dangerous Distraction?
Gaslit: The Costs of Flaring and Venting Natural Gas by Fossil Fuel Companies
Noxious Neighbors: The Hidden Dangers of Heated Tanks Storing Asphalt and Other Heavy Fuels
Sowing Risk: How Big Banks’ Investment in Agriculture Fuels the Climate Crisis.
Power Switch: Lessons From Germany’s Energy Revolution
Hot Molecules: Low Hanging Super Greenhouse Gases
Superfund Super Threats: Toxic Sites at Climate Risk Near You
Anti-Scientists: A Contrarian Minority’s Suspect Work
American Climate: The Future is Already Here
Fumes in South Portland: The Oil Storage Tanks Next Door
Dangers Without Borders: Is the Military Ready for Warming?
Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather on the American Farm
Finding Middle Ground: Climate Conversations Across America
Choke Hold: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Guards Its Interests
Exxon: The Road Not Taken (aka #ExxonKnew)
Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World
Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Texas Prairie
Clean Break: Germany’s Energy Transformation
Warming Trends: Forests Are the Best Big-City Water Filters, Plus Veggie Burgers by Default, Sea Songs by ET’s Doctor and a Reminder to Eat Fresh Food in the Fridge
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
Climate Migrants Lack a Clear Path to Asylum in the US
People displaced by climate change must show they face violence or persecution in their home countries to enter the U.S. legally. Advocates say it’s time to recognize climate as cause enough.
New York Is Facing a Pandemic-Fueled Home Energy Crisis, With No End in Sight
More than a million households are 60 days in arrears on their energy bills, with an average of $1,427.71 in debt, and shut-offs are increasing.
California Water Regulators Still Haven’t Considered the Growing Body of Research on the Risks of Oil Field Wastewater
The Central Valley Water Board says such “produced water” is safe for irrigating crops in Kern County but never reviewed its long-term impacts on plants, soil, crops and wildlife. “We know enough to know we better be careful,” one scientist said.
International Commission Votes to Allow Use of More Climate-Friendly Refrigerants in AC and Heat Pumps
The new guidelines could save the equivalent of billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, but the U.S. could prove slow to adopt them.