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Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year.…

Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate…

Businesses Send Open Letter to Trump: Don’t Drop the Ball on Climate

Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America's president-elect not to withdraw from…

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

Fossil Fuel Companies Pack Rooms at COP22

The Sierra Club and ExxonMobil are granted the same privileges under the rules governing the U.N.’s international climate change negotiations. This presents a…

Dispatch from COP22: The Dangers of Dust In a Warming World

At COP22, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography addressed the problems increasing desertification -- and the dust that comes with it --…

John Kerry at COP22: Time is Not On Our Side

Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks -- now in their second week in…

States and Cities Rally to Tackle Climate Change at COP22

At COP22, a group of states, regions and cities committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels…

Decarbonization Beyond Paris and Marrakech

Beyond analysis of Paris scenarios, it is worth looking at some of the core drivers behind decarbonization beyond high-level policy or regulation, says…

U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Bold Commitments to 2050 GHG Emissions Reductions

As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier…

Sarkozy to Trump: Scrap COP21, and Europe Will Tax U.S. Imports

French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last…

What’s the Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on Climate?

There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not…

Jellyfish, a Sustainable Source for Paper Towels and Diapers?

Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers.…

Climate Change: Americans Are Getting Pushed Out of Their Homes

As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, the people of America have no other choice but to move inland, away from a place…

Setting Science-Based Targets for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere -- which means they are…