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Joe Biden was accused during the presidential campaign of planning for the end of oil, but some analysts say the president-elect won't hurt - and may actually help - the industry.

Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.

Boris Johnson's "jet zero" goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a "gimmick", according to experts, who say technology alone cannot solve the impact of global aviation on the climate crisis.

John Kerry's two-year-old granddaughter sat on his lap as the then-secretary of state signed the U.N. Paris agreement on climate change on behalf of the United States in 2016. When President-elect Joe Biden named him the first-ever climate envoy for national security on Monday, Kerry posted a photo of that moment on Twitter.

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the headlines, President-elect Joe Biden has just released his administration's plan to address another potentially catastrophic global threat: climate change.

On Nov. 3, Denver voters approved Measure 2A, which increases the city's sales tax rate by .25 percent and should generate between $20 and $40 million a year to combat climate change and economic disparity in the Mile High City.

A new strategy is being produced to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour from the elements for the next 100 years. It will assess how to manage coastal erosion and associated risks, and take into account the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and increased storms

The European Union has drafted a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels, a target it hopes its 27 members will endorse at a summit next month, the document showed.

From feeding insects to chickens to tracking produce, a range of options aim to curb appetite for soya that harms the environment.

“It's easy in the Northeast to think that we don't have anything to worry about, but it’s important for us to remember that these things can happen here.”

President-elect Joe Biden sent tremors through boardrooms and world capitals yesterday by picking a climate-oriented foreign policy team. Expect the earthquakes to continue.

Victoria's planned road user tax for electric vehicles will significantly hold back clean car use, according to research that found it could lead to a 25% lower share of sales in 2050 than otherwise expected.

If you had a billion dollars and wanted to do something about climate change, what would you do?

Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi gathered this week to celebrate something their Catholic church now has in common with the Vatican: home-grown solar electricity.

Covid-19, the economy and climate change rank as the three greatest challenges facing the incoming Biden Administration.

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Years after coal mining and a prolonged drought sapped their water and food supplies, an indigenous community in Colombia’s Guajira desert is rebounding thanks to a resilient legume.

A Pittsburgh-based chemical and materials company has agreed to pay nearly $1 million for failing to follow state and federal laws for preventing and responding to oil spills, under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Republican lawmakers have resisted Wolf administration climate-change efforts. But a different national tone could encourage efforts to compromise.

Even as winter darkness descends across the Arctic, a year of record-breaking heat continues.

Georgia Power paid top dollar to buy land from residents living near waste sites at its power plants. Environmentalists fear it’s a tactic to forestall the cleanup bill from new regulations for coal ash.
The record-setting discovery of 68 projectiles from the Neolithic to the Viking Era also upends ideas on how ice both preserves and destroys archaeological finds.

A drainage dispute roils Jackson County's prized attraction and its operation.

There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.
Here are facts about heaters (for outside and inside) and climate change.
The north-Swedish iron-ore company takes the front seat in developing a new world standard for reducing carbon emissions from mining and industrial activity.

Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing.

New Liberal bill promises net-zero emissions by 2050, but has no targets, no plan, no commitment to involve other levels of government.
Major roadbuilding, including the “reconstruction” of the BR-319 highway, now threatens the Brazilian Amazon’s last, vast intact rainforest, vital to Brazilian ecosystem services.

The Conserv initiative is paying farmers and ranchers in the Amazon to preserve more native vegetation on their land than required by law.

As Italian hazelnut plantations expand to cater to our love of chocolate and nougat, they are leaving a bitter aftertaste on local soil, water and air.

Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update attempts to limit the amount of ozone pollution and ozone precursors sent to downwind states.

Holes drilled into extinct volcano could use magma’s heat to pipe hot water through buildings