In the wake of the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, Germany doubled down on a decade of success, pledging to eliminate nukes by 2022 and switch almost exclusively to renewable power by 2050. A report from the front lines.
For a generation, decaying industrial cities have looked to leisure megaprojects for salvation — from casinos and stadiums to festivals and conventions. In these lean times, maybe cleantech R&D would be a smarter bet.
In a goofy, profane, self-mocking rap video, a handful of young Australian climate scientists preach an inconvenient truth: There are two few scientists at the center of the public conversation about climate change.
A note-perfect 'clean coal' parody site has become the talk of the Internet. With its Coal Cares campaign, the heretofore unknown activist group Coal is Killing Kids leaps into the energy debate — with a biting laugh.
For a generation, activists have built their protest movement on the scientific facts of climate change. But the facts of another kind of science — neuroscience — indicate that this only reinforces the point of view of the unconvinced.
As high-speed rail comes (finally!) to America, it may be important to remember the lessons of the 19th-century rail boom. It may be even more important to learn the lessons of the boom already under way this century.
By treating 'the environment' as something outside our daily lives, Earth Day is no longer calibrated to meet the scope of the climate and energy crises — nor the world to be gained by reinventing civilization. Earth Day: 1970-2011, RIP?