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Study finds fossil fuels are main source of carbon in the Arctic

Five years of testing at sites across the Arctic tracked seasonal fluctuations and sources of black carbon, or soot, which contributes to global warming and ice melt.

Los Angeles takes steps to replace natural gas with renewables

Los Angeles - Los Angeles will abandon a plan to replace three aging gas power plants along its coast with newer natural gas technology. Instead, the city will invest in renewable energy as it seeks to move away from fossil fuels, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday.

Lives are at stake unless we break our addiction to fossil fuels

Katowice - Human addiction to fossil fuels as the answer to our energy needs and economic growth is slowly killing the planet. After a few promising years of minimal carbon-emission growth, the world is on pace to burn a bunch more fossil fuels.

Britain's renewable electric capacity overtakes fossil fuels

Britain's renewable electricity capacity has overtaken that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time, a report said on Tuesday.

The impact of burning fossil fuels on today's extreme weather

A new study warns that the continued burning of fossil fuels will likely lead to even more extreme summers than that of 2018 because of its impact on the jet stream.

China continues to expand coal power plants

Beijing - China's declared intent to cancel new coal power stations appears not to have happened and instead an expansion of the fossil-duel powered plants appears to have taken place, according to an expert report.

Humans need to get back on track to avoid warming past 1.5C

The author of a key UN climate report coming out on October 8 says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity.

Report looks at not so environmentally-friendly impacts of EVs

Sales of electric vehicles around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold. And as EV sales continue to rise, you may be surprised to learn there are economic and environmental consequences to consider.

Britain is 'on-track' for coal-free summers as coal-power dips

London - Great Britain is on the verge of doing away with the need for coal-fired power over the summer months, according to analysts. This is the headline seen in a new quarterly report on the country's energy mix.

Public finance for energy in Africa focuses on fossil fuels

A recent analysis shows the majority of public aid for energy projects in Africa has been channeled into fossil fuels, causing some to accuse governments of jeopardizing clean energy development to ensure their own financial gain.

U.K. goes 1000 hours without using coal

The U.K. has gone beyond 1,000 hours without using coal. This is a further sign of a reduction with fossil fuel use as well as signal of Britain's green energy shift accelerating.

Ireland to become first country to divest from fossil fuels

The Republic of Ireland took a crucial step Thursday toward becoming the first country in the world to divest from all fossil fuels, a landmark moment for the global divestment campaign.

Fossil fuel energy consumption in U.S. is lowest in 100 years

Washington - U.S. fossil fuel consumption in 2017 reached the lowest share in more than a century as the use of renewable energy continued to climb and petroleum use remained well below its 2005 peak.

Bursting 'carbon bubble' will leave trillions in stranded assets

Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found.

Fossil fuel consumption by electric power sector see big drop

Washington - Fossil fuel consumption in the electric power sector fell to 22.5 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, the lowest level since 1994, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

New study makes the case for supply-side climate change policies

It has been difficult to come to a global consensus on what are the best policies for mitigating the effects of climate change. A new study out this month suggests the unspeakable - restricting the supply of fossil fuels.

Powering the digital world at the expense of the planet — Part 2

How can we build and power our Internet infrastructure to effectively accommodate over 4 billion users while still transitioning to renewable energy in time to avoid dangerous climate change? This is a question that has raised serious discussion.

Powering the digital world at the expense of the planet — Part 1

Since the 1990s, the Internet has become an omnipresent part of everyone's lives, with its user base annually doubling in size and its user-generated content growing uncontrollably. But, facilities that store all that data are now an environmental threat.

Court halts Fed's Powder River Basin fossil fuel extraction plan

A federal court has ruled against a government plan to open over 15 million acres of public land to fossil fuel extraction, concluding that the government failed to adequately consider how fossil fuel development would impact the climate and environment.

Op-Ed: Perry pushes 'new energy realism' - But is it a step backward?

Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke at the annual oil and gas conference in Houston, Texas last week, giving attendees a brief look at his vision for the future of energy in the U.S. - calling it the "new energy realism."

Trump asking for 72 percent cut to clean energy research

President Trump’s administration is reportedly seeking a 72 percent cut to the budget of Department of Energy programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as asking for staff reductions.

U.S. move to EVs will aid in fixing climate policies

According to Climate Action Tracker, America's climate policies as outlined in the Paris international climate Agreement are rated as “critically insufficient."

IRENA — Cost of all types of clean energy will continue to fall

Abu Dabi - According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), all types of clean energy — which by definition includes bioenergy-for-power and hydropower — will fall within the cost range of fossil fuels within the next two years.

As coal declines, renewables take over U.S. electrical generation

Renewable energy appeared to be a huge winner in the U.S. in 2017, with the latest figures showing that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity.

Could regreening the Earth fight climate change? (Part 1)

Planting trees and other natural environmental actions could prove as effective as ceasing all oil use across the planet in reducing CO2 levels, according to a new study by an international team of scientists led by scientists from The Nature Conservancy.

Scientist — A sixth mass extinction of marine species is possible

If humans go on burning fossil fuels, a sixth mass marine extinction will be the inevitable result. By the year 2100, we will have added so much carbon to the world's oceans that the critical threshold will be reached.

The real cost of climate change in the U.S. in 2017 is staggering

Calculating the real costs of extreme weather events is a daunting task because most of us don't realize the type of data that is included in making an accurate assessment of total costs. But no one can deny the U.S. has been through a rough time in 2017.

New Yale study: Majority of Americans support a carbon tax

A Yale University study published on Thursday says 80 percent of Americans would support a carbon tax as a way to curb fossil fuel emissions, with revenue from a carbon tax being used for a variety of purposes.

Network Theory applied to search for minerals, oil and gas

Finding oil, gas, and mineral deposits, such as gold or copper is time-consuming and costly. But scientists are adopting some techniques used by Netflix and Amazon to sort through vast amounts of data.

Trump administration moves to repeal fracking regulations

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has gone ahead with its proposal to rescind the 2015 final rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. The proposal was published July 25 in the Federal Register.
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