Democrats want Congress to help plug 'orphan' oil and gas wells

A group of lawmakers is pushing Congress to address oil and gas wells that have been abandoned or whose operators are unknown in a future coronavirus stimulus package.
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The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country

Costa Rica has the high ambition to become the world's first zero-carbon country. It's gone a long way already, but how will its polluted capital clean up?

Global CO2 has risen for a century. That appears to be over

Climate researchers increasingly believe 2019 may represent the world's peak output of carbon dioxide. It's driven by the coronavirus pandemic and a rapid expansion of renewable energy.

How renewable energy could emerge on top after the pandemic

The short-term prospects for wind and solar power look rocky amid the economic upheaval of the coronavirus. But long term, renewables could emerge stronger than ever, especially if governments integrate support for clean energy into Covid-19 economic-recovery programs.

David Byrne: Europe is going coal-free

By the end of this decade, the world's dirtiest source of energy will have vanished from over a dozen European countries.

In the walking capitals of the world, drivers still rule the road

In sub-Saharan Africa, about half of travelers move around by foot. Yet in its cities, conditions for pedestrians remain incredibly dangerous.

Green New Deal legislation must be Indigenous-led, says Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Green New Deal has roots in Indigenous communities — and Julian Brave NoiseCat has been there since the beginning.

From beetles to butterflies, scientists and landowners are working to bring endangered insects back from the brink

Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-being, too.

In the Ecuadoran Andes, protectors of the páramos guard their water source

Climate change and human intervention, including mining, are a big threat to water security in the region.

Plunging solar energy prices spell bright future for clean electricity

Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?

The case for eating crickets

A new video shows a pair of artists raising thousands of crickets—for musical collaboration and as a source of home-grown protein.

‘Extremophile’ scientist trades Antarctica for COVID-19 research

J.J. Hastings came off the grid into a pandemic. Stranded in Washington, she started swabbing for the virus.

Sunrise for network of 150 kW chargers in northernmost Norway

25 charging stations across the county of Troms and Finnmark will make even the remotest corners reachable in cold winter climate for electric car drivers.

How Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation aims to revitalize critical salmon stocks in Yukon

As the First Nation considers an egg incubator to increase the Klondike River's Chinook population, questions linger about the ideal conditions for spawn survival.

The EU is launching the world's greenest coronavirus recovery plan

The proposal would invest 750 billion euros in energy-efficient renovations, clean transportation, and renewable energy.
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