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23 May 2016

Why CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Now, as emissions keep soaring, Lackner says in a Yale Environment 360 interview that such “air capture” approaches may be our last best hope. READ MORE

19 May 2016

After Paris, A Move to Rein In Emissions by Ships and Planes

by FRED PEARCE
As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last. READ MORE

16 May 2016

As Drought Grips South Africa, A Conflict Over Water and Coal

by KEITH SCHNEIDER
Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, South Africa’s leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry. But clean energy advocates say the smartest move would be to back the country’s burgeoning wind and solar power sectors. READ MORE

11 May 2016

Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

by DIANE TOOMEY
Donnel Baird has launched a startup that aims to revolutionize how small businesses and nonprofits secure funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in low-income neighborhoods. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how he plans to bring his vision to dozens of U.S. cities. READ MORE

14 Apr 2016

Can We Reduce CO2 Emissions And Grow the Global Economy?

by FRED PEARCE
Surprising new statistics show that the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions remain at the same level. Is it possible that the elusive “decoupling” of emissions and economic growth could be happening? READ MORE

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23 May 2016: World Could Warm 8 Degrees Celsius If All Fossil Fuel Reserves Burned

23 May 2016: Interview: CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

17 May 2016: Norwegian Company Building The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm

16 May 2016: Fumes from Farms Are Top Source of Fine-Particle Pollution

12 May 2016: Despite Push for Renewables, Fossil Fuels Likely to Dominate in 2040

11 May 2016: Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

06 May 2016: Alberta Wildfire Could Unlock Vast Reserves of CO2 from Permafrost

22 Apr 2016: Brazilian Officials Put a Hold on Mega-Dam Project in the Amazon

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

12 Apr 2016: For James Hansen, the Science Demands Activism on Climate


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