California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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For Democrats, infrastructure equals fighting climate change, creating jobs

Joe Biden is putting an infrastructure proposal that calls significant green investments front-and-center in his campaign.

IMF endorses EU plan to put a carbon price on imports

The International Monetary Fund has endorsed an EU proposal to impose carbon levies on imports, if other major polluters do not sign up to a minimum carbon price.


‘China is willing to contribute more’: Beijing signals carbon neutrality intent

China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country's foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders.


Big Oil’s green makeover

Can BP master new disruptive technologies or will it go the way of typewriter makers?

Why clouds are the missing piece in the climate change puzzle

In order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C and avoid dangerous levels of warming, governments need to know how much carbon they can emit, and over what timeframe.

From recycling to ditching the car: What will really save the planet

Reducing our reliance on gas-guzzling cars is one of the best ways we can combat climate change, but many Kiwis don't seem to be getting the message.

L.A.'s Metro flirts with fare-free public transit

As ridership falls during the pandemic, L.A.’s Metro is considering eliminating bus and train fares. But critics fear the budget and service cuts that might also be en route.  

U.S. has 7 ocean turbines. Companies see hundreds soon

More than 20 offshore wind projects are proposed for the East Coast. Developers predict that the nascent industry could see explosive growth as states and utilities try to meet their climate goals.

Should we bank on innovation to hold back global heating? History says it’s a risky bet

From research scientists to political organizers, people around the planet are working to thwart a threat whose scale has become increasingly clear: Global heating is spurring a climate crisis of megafires, superstorms and record-setting heat waves that current policies are not enough to address.


Big Oil, meet Big Green

"Supermajor" has long been the term used to describe the world's largest oil companies. Increasingly, it is coming to define the globe's biggest producers of wind and solar power.

Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this mini-quiz

Most Americans don’t have the information they need to effectively reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. You might be one of them.

These are the companies leading the trillion trees effort in the U.S.

As part of the effort to plant a trillion trees around the world, a group of companies is pledging to help the U.S. do its part.

Chinese-backed wind project sparks Texas border brawl

A plan to generate wind power near the Texas-Mexico border is becoming a geopolitical flashpoint as national security and military training join concerns about wildlife and tourism.
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