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Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…

World Air Quality Index Brings Data to Life

The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically…

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…

China Focuses on Climate Action in Latest Five-Year Plan

While the economy remains the central focus every five years, the 2015-2020 plan sets some lofty goals to lower pollution and improve the…

Leonardo DiCaprio: China Could Be a Climate ‘Hero’

At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest…

China Cuts Nearly 2 Million Coal and Steel Jobs

Due to slowing growth and an uncertain future, China is cutting around 1.8 million jobs in the coal and steel industries and relocating…

China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China's new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world's biggest…

China to Build World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant

When China tries to tackle a problem, they often do it in the largest way possible. The latest example is the plan to…

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…

The Growing Ocean Plastic Crisis

Vast amounts of plastic are turning our oceans into a polluted, inhospitable mess, and without strong action by governments and companies, it could…

Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your…

Is Charging for Clean Air the Next Thing on the Menu?

One restaurant in China has started a social media debate over clean air. When is it a human right? Hmmm ... Haven't we…

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…

China’s Hunger for Beef Launches First Large-Scale Cloning Facility

The opening of the world’s largest cloning facility for beef production raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues regarding food supply.

What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…