When we looked at satellite tracking of carbon levels and logging activity in California forests, we found that carbon isn’t increasing in the state’s 37 offset project sites any more than in other areas, and timber companies aren’t logging less than they did before.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak looks poised to reverse a default ban on onshore wind farms as the country responds to the climate and energy crises. When running for leader of the Conservative Party during the summer, Sunak had said he would not relax what amounts to a ban on onshore wind farms in Britain, […]
Canada is strengthening its pollution pricing rules, which include regulatory charges on fossil fuels as well as a fuel charge for industries. The updated regulations will ensure major polluters pay more for their emissions over time, and families who are part of the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) will receive more funds. The carbon pollution pricing […]
The global energy crisis set off by Russia’s war in Ukraine and European reliance on methane gas from Putin’s authoritarian regime has spawned a resurgence in backyard coal mining in Poland, Bloomberg reports. More than three-quarters of the EU’s coal-heated homes are in Poland, where 37% of families heat their homes with coal, despite its […]
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.
As the UK braces for the first full winter since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a global energy crisis, it will have a little extra help. The largest battery storage system on the European continent went live in East Yorkshire on Monday, as Harmony Energy — the company behind the project — announced. “Battery energy […]
In the Arctic, a previously unknown carbon transportation route has been discovered by scientists that has the capability of binding as much as 3.97 million tons of particles rich in carbon dioxide annually from the Kara and Barents Seas and storing it in the deep waters of the Arctic for thousands of years, a press […]
Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]
The state of West Virginia is intimately associated with coal power, so much so that it got 91 percent of its electricity from coal in 2021, and politicians like the state’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have painted an attack on the highly polluting energy source as an attack on the state’s wellbeing. When President Joe […]