A new mine proposed for Queensland, Australia would require 1,023.6 hectares of koala habitat to be cleared for construction. The project would also remove more than 70 hectares of habitat for greater gliders, two species of which were recently listed as endangered earlier this month.
A teenage girl in California who shut down a toxic oil-drilling site; a Nigerian lawyer who got long-overdue justice for communities devastated by two Shell pipeline spills; two Indigenous Ecuadorians who protected their ancestral lands from gold mining. These are just some of the inspiring winners of this year’s so-called “Green Nobel Prize.” The Goldman […]
Three years ago, Australia was supposed to have its “climate change election.” Polls had predicted a win for Labor, which had promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030, and nearly two-thirds of Australians agreed that the climate crisis was a major problem that required action. Despite this, the conservative Liberal-National coalition […]
Coal releases more greenhouse gas emissions than any other fossil fuel, and is currently the leading contributor to the climate crisis. That’s why it’s concerning that coal capacity actually increased by nearly one percent in 2021, according to a new report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM). “It’s up by a small number,” GEM research analyst […]
Responding to both the climate crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany unveiled a major package Wednesday to speed its transition to renewable energy. The goal of the new plan is for Germany to get at least 80 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and achieve almost 100 percent renewable energy by […]
A new report finds that electricity generated by wind and solar resources provided a larger piece of the global power supply in 2021 than ever before, reaching just over 10% of the total produced electricity that year. To hit that milestone, global solar and wind generation shot up 23% and 14% last year, respectively, according […]
The U.S. will ban the import of all Russian fossil-fuel products in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.” Today I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy. We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy,” Biden said from the White House, as CNN reported.
Six abandoned coal mines in southwest Virginia are being transformed into solar energy installations as part of an effort by the Nature Conservancy, The Washington Post reports. TNC hopes the project can be a model for similar sites nationwide. The conservation group views the Appalachian Mountains as one of the most critical regions on the […]
One of the biggest questions surrounding the cryptocurrency boom is whether or not the climate can afford such an energy-intensive trend. Much of this concern has focused on Bitcoin, which has a current annual energy consumption of 147.67 terawatt hours, more than Norway and Ukraine, according to the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index. And the […]