As they grow at a rapid rate, Asia's cities pose a threat to worldwide carbon emission goals. But one city in Indonesia is actively working against that risk through targeted policies and technology, including strict development laws, car-free days, and urban farms.
Bees, ladybugs, and fireflies are among the species of flying insects that show a decline in populations. Scientists count manicured lawns, highway traffic, and light pollution as factors of demise, but efforts are under way to restore habitats.
A North Carolina panel predicted a 39-inch sea level rise by the year 2100, a finding that the Legislature rejected. Instead, it requested a more short-term prediction and continued to develop its coastlines despite its vulnerability to rising waters.
Scientists now can create plastic from anything as varied as an avocado to human waste. Big questions remain about scale and consumer attitudes, but the new technology could put a big dent in ocean pollution.
Drought and storm-related flooding in Kenya have led to soil damage and decreased crop production. But farmers find that "worm juice," or the fluid produced by earthworms mixed with water, helps to overcome this problem by enriching the soil.
Thousands of delegates will descend on San Francisco on Sept. 12 for the Global Climate Action Summit, an event intended to deepen the leadership of local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change.
In the absence of action from the federal government, state and local governments are leading the charge against climate change. California is one of them, pledging to generate all of its electricity renewably in a matter of decades.
One entrepreneur and his nonprofit have created an innovative trash-collecting boom to combat an enormous plastic gyre in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Will it work?
A novel strategy to plant trees is empowering ordinary Kenyans and they're using any means necessary: slingshot, air balloon, even paraglide. In the face of severe droughts, environmentalists hope the efforts will expand Kenya's forests.
Faced with high refurbishing costs and low natural gas prices, nuclear plants around the country are poised to shut down over the next few years. This spells thousands of lost jobs and budget cuts for towns that financially rely on the plants.
An Israeli-Mexican joint venture could soon be running Mexico's first wave energy plant. Using the ocean as a renewable energy source has long lagged behind other renewable rivals like solar and wind.
Nicolas Hulot surprised the nation Tuesday by announcing he is stepping down, saying France is not doing enough to address environmental issues. He hopes his resignation will galvanize politicians and the public toward action on green issues.
The nation's largest grocery chain hopes to end the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. Americans generate more than 4 million tons of plastic bags, sacks, and wraps waste each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Swedish city of Vaxjo has done what some say is impossible: cut emissions and continue to grow economically. The city plans to eliminate carbon emissions from fossil fuels by 2030, far ahead of the timetable set by almost 200 nations in the Paris climate agreement.