We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The authors …

Bloomberg Announces Multimillion-Dollar City Climate Challenge

One year after President Trump pulled out of the landmark Paris climate agreement, his administration shows no signs of progress, choosing instead to ignore climate science and boost the fossil fuel industry. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the secretary general for the United Nations’ Special Envoy for Climate Change, …

New York Skyline Targeted with Energy Efficiency Upgrade Rules

Measures that would force owners of New York City’s 14,500 least efficient large buildings to install upgrades to boilers, water heaters, roofs, and windows in order to cut emissions have been outlined by the city’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio. The new rules announced last week would compel NYC buildings of …

100 Major Companies Have Officially Pledged To Switch To 100% Renewable Electricity

Since 2014, the RE100 initiative has been working behind the scenes with businesses and organizations of all sizes and sectors to negotiate transitions to 100 percent renewable electricity. The reason is simple: shift to 100 percent renewable electricity and you massively reduce the amount of carbon pollution you produce as …

Coral Reefs Show Signs Of Both Climate Stress & Resilience

Coral reefs are home to a vast array of ocean creatures. They provide food, protection against storm damage, sustain tourism and inspire wonder. “If we lose corals, we lose a vital piece of our planet,” said Kiho Kim. Kim, a professor in the department of environmental sciences at American University, …

118 U.S. Mayors Endorse 100% Renewable Energy Goals

The Sierra Club released a new analysis Friday that found that transitioning all 1,400+ U.S. Conference of Mayors member-cities to 100 percent clean and renewable electricity will significantly reduce electric sector carbon pollution nationwide and help the U.S. towards meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement. According to the …

India Cancels Nearly 14 Gigawatts Of Proposed Coal Plants

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low …