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Thirteen years ago, Congress decided a tax credit for companies that blend biodiesel shouldn’t go to refineries that put just a drop of the alternative fuel’s main ingredient — crops, animal fat and other organic material — into petroleum.

The legislation would increase tax breaks for carbon capture and carbon removal by 70 percent, potentially yielding payouts large enough to wipe out some companies’ income tax bills.

Noam Chomsky has long argued that the roots of the climate emergency, and of our failure to deal with it, reach deep into the capitalist economic system.

More coal use could kill the global effort to curb climate change. And that is what is happening now, at least in energy-starved China and India.

The $465 million "climate-certified" bond California sold for a new building may sound boring, but could be important.

McDonald's has vowed to address the planet-warming problem behind its most popular menu item. But an examination shows the world's biggest hamburger chain hasn't cut the climate impact of its beef.

Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 homes remain without power.

India’s national capital Delhi witnessed its worst ever air quality in the month November this year after recording 11 days of “severe” pollution — ranked as hazardous for breathing — and not one day of “good” air quality, data showed.

The global rise in commodity prices is chipping away at the confidence of clean energy analysts, who say they are increasingly uncertain that renewables and batteries can sustain their long-running price declines.

An 11th hour attempt has been launched to try to halt plans by Shell to explore for oil in vital whale breeding grounds along the Wild Coast of eastern South Africa.

“Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise. Some critics argue that rather than grafting a new city onto the landscape, it is better to integrate high-tech for clean, efficient energy and transportation into existing cities.

Great Sitkin Island, once the site of a military refueling station, was abandoned in 1963. Workers spent 65 days over the summer investigating the extent of contamination there.

As Bitcoin mining operations scour the globe for readily available electricity, previously dead or dying fossil fuel plants are being resuscitated and repurposed to power single-purpose supercomputers.

Pennsylvania drillers are producing more natural gas while slowing the rate at which they drill new wells.
The global shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut the pollution created by the world's merchant fleet. The effort to reduce ship emissions isn't going well.
Two leading Sámi politicians pay visit to ST1 as opposition to the energy company's Davvi project mounts in the indigenous community.

A new report urges the federal government to quickly set up new rules to push fossil fuels out of Canada’s power grids and funnel more money to energy sources that don’t cause climate change.

Here’s what I’ve learned being up close and personal with the debate.

Internal government documents show Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia worked in opposition to proposed regulations to crack down on contaminated wastewater from coal mines.

A leak of the newest industry PR offensive reveals an effort to steer attention away from pollution and toward the potential of carbon capture.

Wyoming has a momentous opportunity to position itself as the Silicon Valley for nuclear power, Dodson opines.
Will safety and economic problems that shut down similar reactors, Drake wonders, follow the industry to Wyoming?
The state’s first Climate Action Plan, which will guide the state toward meeting required greenhouse gas emissions reductions, will be released on Wednesday.
But Texas oil and gas regulators addressed only part of the problem that led millions of Texans to lose power for days after February’s winter storm, and gas producers likely won’t be required to weatherize until 2023.
Greenhouse gas emissions from European Union countries jumped 18% last spring, according to data from the bloc's statistics office, as all economic sectors released more harmful gases into the atmosphere as they recovered from pandemic shutdowns.

The port city of Mariupol battles pollution from iron and steel plants decades out of date, but activists are making headway.

A new peer-reviewed paper by Brown University researchers found that the fossil fuel industry has relied heavily on PR firms for more than three decades.

The goal of reaching carbon neutrality before 2060 could help China avoid $134 trillion in climate change losses by 2100, according to a study from Tsinghua University.

Inspired by efforts in Riverside, some Santa Ana officials this month have proposed the idea of bus discounts for residents to drive up public transportation use in town and combat climate change.

A Department of Interior report released recently found that taxpayers are being shortchanged by a federal oil and gas leasing program that consistently undercharges fossil fuel companies.

The annual challenge of inversions is back, with state regulators asking motorists to reduce travel, voluntarily refrain from igniting wood-burning devices and take public transportation if at all possible.

While greenhouse emissions were stable over the year, an uptick in the June quarter shows pollution is not in decline despite Australia’s net zero by 2050 pledge.

Car tailpipes spew out molecules of ammonia, a harmful air pollutant that can lead to thousands of premature deaths every year. New research shows that vehicles may produce a lot more of these emissions than federal and state regulators have believed.

The supply chain is facing major blockages, and container ships are heaping pollution into communities near the congested ports. The biggest offenders are, unsurprisingly, the world's biggest retailers.