China’s ambitious plan to limit carbon emissions, explained

In Washington, DC, you’ll often hear conservatives argue that there’s little point in the United States acting on global warming, because China is the world’s largest polluter and will never do anything to rein in its carbon emissions. But that

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The world’s 10 biggest oil and gas companies

This infographic not only ranks oil producers based on factors such as barrel production per day, but it also compares data from a decade ago with today’s information for better perspective. From 2005 to 2015, global oil usage has only

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How the world can get to 100% renewable energy

The person who most accurately predicted the renewable energy boom says the world can phase out all fossil fuels by the middle of the century. The scenario outlined in the latest Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution report would mean the world would

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Fracking chemicals can cause endocrine disruption and illness, says study

There is mounting data to suggest that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can have adverse affects on the environment. A new study, however, suggests that populations living close to fracking sites also have a higher incidence of health complications. Researchers at the

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If you want to know the future of the climate, look at California

by William deBuys Long ago, I lived in a cheap flat in San Francisco and worked as the lone straight man in a gay construction company. Strangely enough, the drought now strangling California brings back memories of those days. It

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