The Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, England.

Britain is phasing out its coal-burning power plants, with the last one slated to be shuttered by 2025, if not sooner. It is a startling development for the nation that founded an industrial revolution powered by coal.

By Fred Pearce

Biodiversity

Unnatural Surveillance: How Online Data Is Putting Species at Risk

The rapid growth of digital data has been a boon to researchers and conservationists. But experts are warning of a dark side: Poachers can use computers and smartphones to pinpoint the locations of rare and endangered species and then go nab them.

By Adam Welz

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Tropical Storm Harvey is the third major flood in southeast Texas in three years. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, flood expert Philip Bedient says the region will remain vulnerable to disasters if communities don’t rebuild with climate change in mind.

By Diane Toomey

Energy

Utilities Grapple with Rooftop Solar and the New Energy Landscape

The emerging U.S. rooftop solar industry is often portrayed as the victim in a struggle with fossil-fuel-friendly utilities. But the reality is more complex, as utilities in some states are beginning to adapt to a new renewable energy paradigm.

By Jacques Leslie

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