A dramatic reduction in air pollution might seem like a silver lining in global efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, but the world could see a "huge backlash" in emissions once the crisis comes to an end.
A new kind of wood pellet plant is raising questions in North Carolina's Robeson County — from how it will impact public health to whether it's in line with Gov. Roy Cooper's goals on climate pollution.
The novel coronavirus has laid bare many societal problems that have accreted over previous decades: chasms of inequality, the use of virtual debt to paper over physical world problems, ecological ignorance, addiction, obesity, fragile supply chains, fractured political governance, all in service of the growth.
Wind and solar companies, facing project delays that threaten their ability to tap lucrative green energy subsidies, are pleading with lawmakers for help after not being included in the $2 trillion U.S. coronavirus stimulus package.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has extended by one week the deadline for public comments on permits for Enbridge's proposed oil pipeline across the northern part of the state and has scheduled telephonic "town hall meetings" on the project.
For a clean energy transition that truly safeguards the climate, the country needs moonshot legislation - a bill that would authorize billions of dollars to redirect the economy away from fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon future. Historically, those kinds of bills only happen on the heels of a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is one of them.