'Blue wave' U.S. election expectations trigger green stocks frenzy

Growing expectations of a strong Democratic victory in U.S. elections have prompted investors to snap up renewable energy stocks, amplifying a recent rush seen after the European Union's fiscal splurge earmarked for green investments.
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Logan City turning human waste into energy in move to go carbon neutral within two years

Queensland's Logan City is the first local government area in Australia to turn human waste into energy after trialling a state-of-the-art gasification plant at the Loganholme Waste Water Treatment plant.


In Pennsylvania coal country, miners forgive Trump for failed revival

Rick Bender, who owns a coal processing plant in Hegins, Pennsylvania, voted for Republican Donald Trump in 2016, in part because of his promise to revive the industry from a decade-long decline.

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

Portable emissions-free "power plants" could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company's light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.


6 energy battles to watch this fall

Federal judges across the country are poised to take on a slew of cases with major consequences for pipelines, power plants, and oil and gas leasing - just as the country prepares for the possibility of a new president with a markedly different energy agenda.


EU carbon market's free handouts are impeding climate action, auditors say

The European Union should change the way it hands out free pollution permits in the bloc's carbon market, which is failing to bring about deep cuts in emissions.


EU environment lawmakers edge towards a 60% emissions cut by 2030, ahead of vote

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee have agreed by a razor-thin majority to support a 60% European Union emissions reduction target for 2030.


Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

On the campaign trail two years ago, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to meet Mexico's commitments on combating global warming and discussed moving the oil-producing nation away from fossil fuels with leading environmentalists, like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

China's energy giants tiptoe into renewables

China's state energy producers outlined initiatives to develop hydrogen and wind power after their earnings slumped along with the oil price in the first half but their renewables projects could take years to materialise.

Alabama public service commission upholds and increases 'sun tax' on solar power users

Energy regulators in Alabama voted Tuesday to uphold what critics have dubbed a "sun tax" on people who put solar panels on their homes and businesses across much of the state.


The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

Public understanding of clean energy has not kept up with reality. The popular perception is still that clean energy is virtuous but expensive and unreliable, that it needs special favors to compete in the marketplace.


Trump scales back limits on toxic waste from coal power plants

The Trump administration is relaxing Obama-era requirements stemming toxic heavy metal pollution from coal-fired power plants.


Greta Thunberg urges Merkel to get out of climate 'comfort zone'

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel "to be brave enough to think long-term" in a meeting on Thursday where they discussed the climate crisis and measures to fight global warming.

South Africa tightens restrictions for new coal power in 'landmark' ruling

South Africa is tightening environmental demands for new coal-fired power plants, after what campaigners called a 'landmark' ruling that licences for water use should consider the risks of climate change.


Japan's climate change efforts hindered by biased business lobby: study

Japan's powerful business lobby Keidanren pushes national policies that favor coal and hinders attempts to combat climate change.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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