Which countries are (and will be) leading the renewable energy revolution?

In the words of Bob Marley, the times are a-changing. Unfortunately, change can take a while to truly kick in, and that’s what we’re learning as we struggle to overhaul an energy economy for the needs of the 21st century.…

Ignoring climate change won’t fix the economy – it’ll just get worse

In 2005 (how long ago that seems!) ex-Presidential candidate Al Gore premiered “An Inconvenient Truth”, that seminal documentary that introduced the public at large to the concept of anthropogenic climate change, global warming and greenhouse gasses. Almost immediately, his radical…

The world’s first carbon eating machine just opened in Switzerland

As any student of the natural sciences can probably tell you, carbon used to be a good molecule. We loved it – it was, after all, one of the key molecules in organic chemistry, part of the delicate but vital…

Why Trumponomics can’t totally sink climate action

In the ashes of November 9, 2016, the United States – and the world – looked uneasily at the next four years, unsure of what the new commander-in-chief might do. Trump’s fiery rhetoric careened wildly from position to position, both…

This food contributes to global warming more than any other

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Next time you decide to fix yourself a sandwich, take a good long look at your loaf of bread. Do you like whole grain or white? Rye or pumpernickel? As it turns out, that loaf of…

7,000 methane bubbles have formed under Siberia and could explode at any moment

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Warm times and wet climes lie ahead for our dear old planet Earth, and if you didn’t know that, then I suggest that you flip on the news or even just get your ass off the…

Singapore aims to have more than 80 per cent of its buildings green by 2030

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS    The Pacific Rim has long since been one of the most densely populated areas on Earth. Inhabited by humans for thousands of years, different cultures have found different ways to maximize the potential of soggy…

Refreezing the Arctic, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love geoengineering

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS In the wake of the November 9th election, President Trump caused a furor when he announced that the United States would immediately withdraw from the historic Paris Accords upon taking office, sending shockwaves through the global…

This is the Titanic of turbines and it will blow you away

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Wind power isn’t quite the realm of dinky pinwheels and spindly turbines anymore. At its core, wind turbines run off a deceptively simple plan that produces clean and environmentally friendly energy from the breeze. Wind power…

What does coal actually do to the air?

BY: RHIANN MOORE For decades most of the world has been reliant on coal for the production of electricity, and despite widespread knowledge of the damage that coal does to the air it is still in use today. Countries like…

This Japanese airline is planning on using old clothing to fuel their planes

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP While animal activists and environmentalists alike are still reeling from the news that Japan closed its last fur farm, Japan is working on another project that is sure to have the same positive reaction from environmentalists and…

Studies show that Earth will face mass extinction in the next 50 years

If you thought there was no way 2017 could be worse than 2016, unfortunately you are probably wrong. That is unless the new US government actually starts making strides to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the recently signed Paris Agreement…

The world’s poorest countries are going 100% green in the next 4 years

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP We all know global warming is an international issue; we all got scared when Al Gore threw the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ at us in 2006; we’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio try to persuade the world away from…

Hawaii just banned sunscreen products that are harmful to the environment

BY: RHIANN MOORE Recently Hawaii has made the decision to put a ban on sunscreen products that are harmful to coral reefs, i.e. sunscreen that contains oxybenzone. While the ban will not come into effect until 2018, it is becoming…

You can marvel in the beauty of these glaciers before they melt away forever.

By: Lauren Ali ALL IMAGES BY CAMILLE SEAMAN We’ve all heard the same stories about climate change: “Everything is melting;” “Polar bears have no homes and are drowning;” “Sea levels are rising but it’s not a good thing.” Honestly, we…

Artist fights climate sensationalism by depicting the world’s beauty instead of destruction

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Tackling climate change or documenting our environmental destruction can be a challenging endeavor for any passionate person, but for Brooklyn creative Zaria Forman, she made it her life mission to convey the urgency of climate change through…

A new early warning system could save communities from natural disasters

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Next month, a new warning system will be introduced in the island of Tuvalu to help communities better prepare for natural disasters. Made by Chatty Beetle technology, the device is able to send and receive short data…

These islands might just disappear forever – but you can help save them.

  BY: Victoria Heath You’ve seen the notorious click-bait title: “Travel to these islands (and/or places) before they disappear forever.” One quick Google search and hundreds of hits appear. I’m irked by these “lists” and confused by their purpose. Am I…

“Airbnb” for butterflies – the native tribes dedicated to saving the monarch

  By: Kassandra Dzikewicz The population of the monarch butterfly is plummeting quickly. In recent years, the butterflies have decreased by 80 to 95 percent. Deforestation, global warming and the use of pesticides are the main contributors to the decline.…

To reclaim green space, India will spend $6 billion on reforestation efforts

BY: JESSICA BEUKER   India is in the midst of a growing industrialization period, and subsequently is suffering from extensive deforestation. The country is also one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. To combat this, and to bring back…