Both western media and Chinese media have been writing a lot about the record levels of smog in eastern China during the past week. Flights have been cancelled, schools have been delayed.
On China’s social media, Weibo and WeChat users have Continue →
A memo released earlier this year in West Virginia gives the state’s landfills the ability to accept unlimited amounts of fracking waste, the AP reports.
The memo will create an exception for the state’s natural gas industry to Continue →
The Ecuadorian government ordered the closure and “dissolution” of the NGO Fundación Pachamama [es], dedicated to the defense of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest and opposed to oil exploitation without prior consultation in the region. The government alleged that the organisation was Continue →
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U.S. marijuana growers have increasingly brought their farms indoors, in large part to remain hidden from law enforcement. But the industry comes at a significant carbon cost. A 2011 study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley Continue →
Climate protesters in a November event in Victoria, B.C.
The largest private-sector union in Canada has pledged its opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, joining more than 100 First Nations groups and other unions who have Continue →
Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, leaves two legacies for climate hawks — the necessity of persistence and the value of divestment.
Who among us can even imagine the persistence required of a man who spent more than Continue →
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Ocean Gate, a little town of 2,200 people on Toms River in New Jersey was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Almost half of the homes in Ocean Gate suffered serious damage from floodwater and 65 Continue →
A street full of debris in Tacloban. Photo from Tudla
Also see Haiyan Devastates the Philippines, our special coverage page.
Almost a month has passed since super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the central part of the Philippines. Many towns were completely Continue →
Researchers at Southern Methodist University have linked a string of 2009 and 2010 earthquakes in Texas to the injection of fracking wastewater into the ground, according to a new study.
The researchers examined the group of more than Continue →
A map created by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto – 橋本公 – shows all the 2,053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998.
According to the CTBTO website that hosts the time-lapse video, the artist created it with the Continue →
Newtapa [ko] (Korea Center for Investigative Journalism) published a web feature [ko] which displays list of politicians’ names who received political donations from construction companies involved in the statewide construction project ‘Four Major Rivers Project‘.
Americans living in urban areas are driving less than they were ten years ago, according to a new report by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). At the same time, public transit and bicycle use is Continue →
Last week, a committee in Massachusetts moved closer to banning hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in the Bay State. This is a day after Texas, the epicenter of fracking in the United States, suffered a 3.6 magnitude earthquake. While Massachusetts Continue →
CREDIT: Rainforest Action Network
Goldman Sachs made a bold move on Twitter on Tuesday, sending out a “sponsored tweet” touting their efforts to promote wind energy in Brazil. “#Sustainability,” the multi-billion dollar global investment banking corporation said. “See how Continue →
Bulls Island, South Carolina
CREDIT: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Erosion has claimed more than 1,000 acres of South Carolina’s barrier islands — a trend of land loss that’s only expected to increase as the climate warms.
Over the Continue →
The Japanese construction and engineering company Shimizu has released a plan to ring the moon’s equator with a 248-mile wide solar panel belt that would, in effect, turn the moon into a minor sun — supplementing solar Continue →
Members from Save our country park standing in a heart shape in the Tai Long Sai Wan Beach in their protect country park action. Photo from the House News. Non-commercial use.
Facebook campaign group, Save our Country Park, organized a Continue →
Blue solar cells in South Africa.
Projects to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Continue →
This Thanksgiving season, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication wants you to tweet out some gratitude via the hashtag #ClimateThanks:
Please Tweet #ClimateThanks and help us raise awareness about the amazing things people are doing and build a stronger Continue →
Washington, DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.
CREDIT: AlephNull / Flickr CC
Most of the hearings before the Washington, DC city council on Tuesday were sleepy affairs with only a few witnesses. The one big exception came when the Continue →
While turkeys may grab all the headlines this time of year, wild pigs are devouring just about everything else. From Virginia to Texas, wild pigs — also referred to as feral hogs or boars — are growing Continue →
Looking for a fun fact to bring up at the Thanksgiving Day table? Well look no further, because the ever-eccentric city of Amsterdam has got you covered.
As reported by Treehugger, Amsterdam’s water utility, Waternet, has begun Continue →
The U.S. added 699 megawatts of new capacity to produce electricity in October and 99 percent, or 694 MW, came from renewable sources, according to a study from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The other five megawatts came Continue →
Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year run as mayor of New York City will end in January. On Tuesday the 71-year-old billionaire said he will continue to use his money and influence to advocate gun control, immigration reform, and climate Continue →
Lavender field, Provence, France
It’s known as “blue gold” and it has been cultivated in Provence, France since the Middle Ages. But now, a tiny bacteria-infected cicada is laying waste to a crop which is as iconically Continue →
Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, is seen in this aerial view.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Richard Vogel
Though the ocean is slowly swallowing his home island nation, 37-year-old Ioane Teitota cannot be deemed a ‘climate change refugee’ and cannot seek permanent asylum in Continue →
If James Carville was giving the Chinese government public relations advice, he might say something like, “It’s the pollution, stupid.” But this wouldn’t be anything the Chinese government doesn’t already know. When eight-year-olds start getting lung cancer that can Continue →