Michael Bloomberg gifts Sierra Club $30M to fund anti-coal efforts
April 8, 2015, 11:28 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Billionaire philanthropist and former mayor says he's 'doubling down' on efforts to reduce carbon emissions and to replace half the nation's coal with clean energy by 2017.
Leaked U.N. report warns of 'irreversible' warming
August 27, 2014, 4:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The risk of 'severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts' is quickly rising worldwide, the draft report warns.
Earth is about to reach another terrible CO2 milestone
April 29, 2014, 12:42 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Last year, CO2 in Earth's air hit 400 ppm for the first time in human history. Now it's poised to average 400 ppm for a month.
Indoor air pollution in the developing world: The silent killer
July 30, 2013, 12:15 p.m. by John Platt
Pollution from unsafe cookstoves kills up to 4 million people a year, according to a new study.
United Church of Christ becomes first church to divest from fossil fuels
July 2, 2013, 11:25 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The mainline Protestant denomination also passed a resolution to make its church buildings carbon-neutral.
Methane, ethane and propane found in drinking water near fracking sites
June 25, 2013, 1:51 p.m. by John Platt
A new study finds that drinking water quality near Marcellus shale gas extraction sites could be compromised.
Shopping is 45 percent of U.S. miles traveled, study finds
May 23, 2013, 12:18 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
It's about time somebody looked at shopping as a separate transportation category. It turns out to be a major energy hog.