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how can we transition to a carbon neutral world? To minimize catastrophic damage to Earth's life support systems, we must rapidly reduce the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Around the world, businesses, governments and private citizens are stepping up to the challenge.
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Opinion: Governments must support a just transition for oil workers and their communities

As demand for fossil fuel plummets, education, job creation and other support is critical to save millions of oil industry employees and their communities from collapse.

Can the forests of the world’s oceans contribute to alleviating the climate crisis?

Researchers are looking to kelp for help storing carbon dioxide far beneath the surface of the sea.

Could Akira Miyawaki’s 50-year-old innovation help promote biodiversity and reduce the risk of climate change?

An innovative approach to growing forests is getting fresh attention from a world seeking to protect species and suck carbon dioxide from the air

Cobalt is critical to the renewable energy transition. How can we minimize its social and environmental cost?

Demand for cobalt is expected to soar in coming years as electric vehicles take to roads everywhere.

Does this tiny island off the coast of Maine hold the answer to the future of electricity?

Integrating time-tested technology with emerging innovations, remote Isle au Haut could be a renewable energy model for the rest of the world.

More and more homeowners are renovating existing homes to make them “net zero” energy consumers. Here’s how.

Energy-conscious retrofits can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of housing without the need to start from scratch

Opinion: Flying less should be a high-priority climate action

Air travel is a significant — and unequally distributed — contributor to climate change, and universities and other institutions with outsized impact need to reduce.

Opinion: Yes, it’s still up to you to do something about climate change

Increasingly, we’re hearing that individual action is insignificant relative to needed political change, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.

How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind

As renewable energy sources move mainstream, electricity generation and distribution systems are getting an extreme makeover

Nuclear power offers an abundant supply of low-carbon energy. But what to do with the deadly radioactive waste?

The race is on to develop new strategies for permanently storing some of the most dangerous materials on the planet.

Opinion: If you are flying, you should be buying carbon offsets

Air travel has a gigantic carbon footprint. And, contrary to popular belief, carbon offsets do make a difference.

With no upfront costs, this innovative financing tool makes energy efficiency affordable to all

By rolling upgrade costs into monthly bills, utilities are helping customers save energy and money at the same time

From German trains to South Korean buses, hydrogen fuel is back in the energy picture

As the price of renewable energy drops and storage technologies mature, hydrogen fuel is drawing fresh attention.

The electric vehicle boom is coming. What can we learn from early adopters?

From tiered electric rates to equitable taxes, experienced communities have a lot to teach when it comes to managing the anticipated influx of EVs.

Germany’s transition from coal to renewable energy offers lessons for the rest of the world

The country’s decades-long shift from industrial mining to clean energy has brought both challenge and opportunity

To avoid climate catastrophe, we’ll need to remove CO2 from the air. Here’s how.

With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with.

How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

Communities looking to reduce fossil fuel use find opportunity in energy-hogging treatment plants.

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Does it really matter whether companies track their carbon footprints?

Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping?

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This Mexican farm is growing trees, cows — and climate solutions

Under the right conditions, agriculture can make sequestered carbon one of its most valuable products.

Conceptual illustration of coal and solar powering homes plugged into power strips

OPINION: How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy.

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