Saved By An Inch
If harbor waters had risen by one more inch during Hurricane Irene, subways and tunnels in Manhattan would have been flooded.
If harbor waters had risen by one more inch during Hurricane Irene, subways and tunnels in Manhattan would have been flooded.
Before & after photos of the collapse of a portion of Greenland's Petermann Glacier, which was four-times bigger than Manhattan.
Starting next year, buildings with LEED ratings will need to do more than put a plaque on the front door.
What's the significance of those charts with wavy lines and zig-zags where scientists plot global climate data?
Not everyone is pleased with the California Renewable Auction Mechanism, a market mechanism for creating 1000 MW of renewable energy in two years, without using costly feed-in tariffs.
Battle lines are shaping up for the coming combat over economic policy and jobs, with Republicans putting the EPA and greenhouse gas rules in their cross-hairs.
Why do both highly-educated and low-credentialed workers get better paid compared to employees in conventional jobs?
Lettuce and other veggies and herbs are sprouting up on a Brooklyn roof.
New Yorkers soon will have a guide for making their smaller landmarked buildings energy efficient.
The smart grid offers crucial -- if partial -- solutions for making wind power a regular part of the energy supply system.
Canadians report they are cynical about eco-claims for pricey products and disaffected with the green agenda.
Pesticides, sewage and other noxious things washed into Hurricane Irene's flood waters, adding an unnatural element to a natural disaster.
Opinion piece or news story? the implications of Germany's decision to shutter its nuclear power plants start to appear.
Making the case for smart electric grids that could keep the lights on despite severe weather events.
While European wind turbine makers dominate world markets, China's turbine industry, with a slowdown in domestic installations, is gears up for exports.
Set to lapse on September 30, a Bloomberg News editorial calls for the federal fuel tax to be renewed and raised over time to benefit roads, tunnels and mass transit.
During a scorching summer, Texas wind power exceeds expectations and helps keep Texans cool
What would an ecological cutting-edge, thought experiment for new Brooklyn Navy Yard docks look like?
Polls report growing consumer concerns about the effects of climate change in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region and multi-national companies are taking note.
in 2010, the US posted a $1.88 billion trade surplus in raw materials and equipment to make finished solar power products.
It's time to rethink and reset summertime thermostats.
NYC leads the way on hatching new green tech businesses and products at its urban incubators.
US diplomatic cables expressing high anxiety about shoddy technology and increased risk of accidents at China's nuclear power plants are disclosed by WikiLeaks.
Japan's plan to shift to solar and other forms of renewable power depends on willing investors.
"We cannot afford to wait until the full effects of climate change become known and say, 'Oh, this is not the future I really wanted, can I just kind of roll back time a few decades and knock all that carbon dioxide out of the air and make some different choices?'"Katharine Hayhoe, Texas climate scientist
Instead of pinning hopes on building a few visionary green cities from scratch, city building codes should require efficiency and durability for all construction.
Energy, environmental and regulatory experts make the case for 11 western states to invest in renewable energy and a smart grid instead of fossil fuels and analog technology.
The idea of planet-wide engineering to cool the planet gets a second look in Washington.
As NYC's largest energy users, 22 sewage treatment plants usually do a good job but rainy weather changes everything and now a debate over "green infrastructure" rages.
The US is set to overtake Brazil as the world leading exporter of ethanol this year, but Brazilian exports to the US could rise shortly.
New York City maps areas vulnerable to flooding and hurricane storm surges and where to go if evacuation is necessary.
The cost of carbon emissions permits in Australia is projected to drop from A$25 to A$16 during the first year of market trading.
Graduates with MBAs that focus on environmental studies find bright job prospects
Political activist Van Jones accuses the New York Times of getting a story about green jobs all wrong by misrepresenting what he's frustrated about.
Plans for a 93 mile long natural gas pipeline, sponsored by the Governor of Puerto Rico, arouses local and Congressional opposition.
California's clean air regulator, CARB, reaffirms the state's carbon cap and trade plan, but new legal challenges could lie ahead.
Getting 1,500 MW of mostly wind power to utility customers in the west and southwest could depend on a pending court decision whether to block construction of electric transmission lines between Montana and Idaho.
Take a tour of Dockside Green, a new LEED Platinum center-city neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia.
Federal and state government in Canada pours millions of dollars into university R&D and a battery parts plant to help buildhe next generation of vehicles that must meet US 54.5 MPG standards.
The Japanese government claims the utility owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant knew prior to the earthquake and tsunami that it would not withstand a major natural disaster.
The DOE gives $102 million in loan guarantees to build 50.6 MW of wind power and a transmission line in Maine.
Earth is home to at least 8.7 million species, most of them live on land and the majority are insects.
While college sustainability is all the rage, green efforts beyond the campus are just starting.
The EU considers whether to voluntarily honor the Kyoto Climate Protocol after it expires.
Cracks appear in the consensus that today, fundamentals not speculation put a global price on oil.
A federal court dismisses a law suit against the US Green Building Council for false advertising on the energy performance of LEED-certified buildings.
If it's not a white, liberal, elite mindset that accounts for failed climate action politics, what does?
What should reporters on the science beat do when covering candidates like Rick Perry who blow off the science on political hot-potatoes like climate?
35,000 square feet of rooftop space on Manhattan's Lower East Side will be painted white to stay cool.
Look into the Keystone XL pipeline story for the hottest domestic energy policy debate of the year.
2011 is shaping up to be a very active for hurricanes, with Irene, the ninth of the year.
EPA cuts are squarely in Rick Perry's campaign sites, but what's the significance of his Texas energy policy?
Everybody's talking about the smart grid, here's what New York is doing about it.
With major environmental rule decisions pending, greens raise red flags about the Obama administration.
Saying dirt is not insulation, this green building fan grumps about green roofs.
Now it's time to talk about climate change when talking about the weather.
Scientists map and NASA animates the transcontinental movement of Antarctic ice.
With the global economic downtown, the green technology goes thirsty as investor funds dry up.
Water utilities link up with climate scientists to more accurately predict area-specific climate change impacts, including droughts and floods, to ensure quality service and reliability for their customers.
Why has the number of new green jobs fallen below expectations?
Alone among Republican Presidential hopefuls, John Huntsman tweets "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."
Want to combat climate change? Get together and do something.
As the icebound Arctic Ocean melts, the US will face challenges because it never signed the UN Law of the Sea treaty.
Since the 1880's, New York has depended on Edison's electric power system but now new solutions are needed to keep Gotham plugged in.
Why does pumping CO2 into the atmosphere cause climate chaos and what's wrong with the Galileo Movement denial?
Does your school or alma mater make the cut on the Sierra Magazine list of America's coolest, greenest schools?
China considers imposing carbon caps on selected areas of the country.
The New York Attorney General subpoenas three energy companies about the accuracy of data on gas reserves given to their investors, including the State's pension fund.
Saudi Arabia plans to build 20 nuclear power plants over the next two decades at a cost of $112 billion.
Michelle Bachmann's promise of $2-a-gallon fuel can mean only one thing, another Great Recession.
New York City uses mussels, instead of steel and concrete to clean up pollution in Jamaica Bay.
Happy Feet, the penguin that waddled ashore on a New Zealand beach, is heading home to Antarctica.
Carter Strickland, Jr. is the new commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Coal India surges to the highest market-valued company in an economy pressing for power.
Trout-fishing won't be the same as climate change warms US rivers and alters rainfall and snowmelt patterns..
Soon, buldings can earn LEED points if they participate in electricity demand-response programs, which relieve power system stress.
British Columbia, with no help from the federal government imposes a popular carbon tax.
The Nordic Carbon Fund invests in ten Indian and southeast Asian clean energy projects by purchasing UN-backed emissions credits.
Facing lower revenues, a German solar panel maker cuts 15% of its work force and closes a manufacturing plant in Arizona.
Cities begin to enhance long-term security by factoring climate risks into their physical design.
Gee, wish I could write like Diane Ackerman.
A US business alliance will assess access to a reliable supply of water as a fundamental part of risk assessment for companies around the world.
A political scientist looks at pubic opinion and political fund-raising data to explain the polarization and rightward shift of US politics.
The US power plant fleet ranges in age from 60+ to less than ten years and the fashion in fuel options shifts over time.
If S&P wants to accurately rate US creditworthiness, it should assess how the nation values its environmental resources.
What does Presidential hopeful Rick Perry think of the nation's environmental needs? Not much
German students build an electric car that travels 1,013.77 miles on a single charge.
Six traders on trial for for $282 million in tax evasion on the European carbon emissions trading market could face jail time.
Israelis develop a fuel cell to clean up sewage with energy-saving bacteria and attract international investment.
CAFE, the newly tightened, federal fuel efficiency standards are only as good as the metrics EPA devises for auto makers.
Thesis: A movement to do something about climate change need organization to make things happen. Is climate organizing MIA?
Get introduced to the complexities of variable pricing for coal-powered electricity, grid access, capacity and utility competition.
"Using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time" - a book preview.
Not far from Manhattan's famous High Line, Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal has a Lowline competition winner.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ receives no tax payer support, but will Governors Cuomo and Christie approve the proposed toll hikes?
Looking for more computer power and energy efficiency? then innovations in heat sink technology could be the key.
NYC Transportation Commissioner Sadik Khan maps out how to move the metropolis.
This is what the record-breaking drought in Texas, New Mexico & Georgia looks like.
After Fukushima and before the harvest season, Japan tests its rice crop for possible radioactive contamination.
E-Bay designs packaging meant to be reused, cut costs, and upgrade its brand.
An analysis of a pilot British home energy efficiency program finds people are just not that interested.
The Museum of the American Indian installs an exhibit on the impact of an increasingly chaotic climate on indigenous communities around the world.
While Earth and its living creatures have demonstrated resilience in the face of previous climate changes, it would be unwise to count on it now.
With delays plaguing construction of a high speed rail line from Shanghai to Beijing and pressing safety concerns, authorities suspend bullet train production.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff approves the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor safety design slated for construction in Georgia.
An English publisher will issue a book of short stories themed on facing the climate crisis.
Tune into a John Cage approach to the sound of New York City gridlock.
California kids learn how to be energy efficient.
Municipal buildings in Heidelberg, Germany have slashed their energy use by 50% and has plans for a zero-emissions project.
Does a Canadian oil drilling project with a pipeline to refineries along the Gulf Coast need its US market?
Here's why the fatal crashes on China's high speed rail system should not shut down US intercity plans.
If the energy efficiency claims of cloud computing hold up, the climate could be a winner.
If you practice law in the Garden State, this Going Green issue of New Jersey Lawyer is for you.
After praying for rain, Texas Governor Rick Perry is praying for a rollback of EPA's air emissions rules.
China's proposed cap on carbon emissions may not be enough to keep cash flowing in from the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism.
Michigan and Ohio lead the nation on jobs in clean car technologies.
The impact of energy-conscious building regulations is being felt throughout California.
Stroll through the history of New York's wildly popular new park, the High Line.
In the field of wind power, technology and installation decisions are making great advances.
High levels of mergers and acquisitions, driven by the search for new capital, cheap natural gas and a changed regulatory climate, is changing the US utility industry.
Bayer threatens to move its pharmaceutical production out of Germany in the face of rising energy prices linked to its nuclear power shutdown.
Be alert for heat-related illness when exercising on hot summer days.
As construction plans for two nuclear reactors in Georgia gear up, so does questions on who should pay for cost overruns.
This Daily News editorial on how to pay for a waterfront park in Brooklyn will not be the last word on to to protect green urban assets in these hard times.
Taking steps to meet it's 100% clean energy goal, IKEA buys a Scottish wind farm and will install 39.000 PV units on its British stores.
When a containment vessel leak was suspected over the weekend at New York's Nine Mile Point nuclear power generator, the plant was shut down.
Allianz, Europe's largest insurance firm, aims to invest in solar and wind power companies to boost its bottom line
Why is the market value of clean energy stocks at record lows everywhere?
Britain's largest manufacturing GHG polluters demand an end to plans for putting a price on CO2 emissions.
Which major fossil fuel companies stand to benefit from federal approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline project?
It's time for the US to learn the California lesson that energy efficiency is a power tool for creating economic resilience.
When electric use peaks, LIPA fails to exercise its ability to control customers' thermostats in a voluntary demand reduction program.
The Albany Times Union editorializes on how little is publicly known about the risks of hydrofracking.
Soaring costs and a decades-old electric grid add to the woes of record-breaking heat in Texas and the northeast power supply system is not far behind.
What's wrong with the claim that volcano eruptions are the cause of climate change?
Gunther pushes back on Shellenberger's siren call to stop talking about climate change.
What are the crucial factors that predict whether electric vehicles can compete in the marketplace?
Presidential-hopeful Tim Pawlenty says that climate change is caused by nature.
To meet its goal of 25% renewable power 2020, the fossil-fuel poor Dominican Republic offers sweet deals for wind power developers.
China plans to cap its energy use in 2015, but still allow 25% more consumption than in 2010.
The history of London's success at vanquishing cholera holds lessons for today's urban eco-activists.
The possibility of hydrofracking for natural gas in a semi-arid area of South Africa creates government hope and local opposition.
Amory Lovins takes on the WSJ editorial page about the value of clean fuel switching in the US military.
Energy experts call for a sustainable energy policy plan for New York to ensure reliable electric supplies, more efficiency and cleaner power.
The British facility that reprocesses spent nuclear fuel closes after losing its sole customer, Japanese reactors.
Scientists are learning to capture the power of electromagnetic waves that surround us to power grids of microprocessors.
HR 2534 is the House budget brownprint for what it wants to do to the EPA and the Department of the Interior.
Smart grid deployment must be coordinated with electricity pricing or there could be trouble ahead in the form of new demand spikes.
More drought, heat, infectious disease, floods and air pollution are already happening. Are you at risk?
Senate leadership starts to develop a clean energy and jobs legislative agenda for the fall.
Plans for two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, Georgia are proceeding, for now.
What's the argument against building high speed rail service between Birmingham and London?
A government investigation finds the US Interior Department, busy with an investigation of its polar bear scientist, failed to collect tens of billions of dollars in oil & gas company royalties.
The Australian Prime Minister will meet with Murdoch newspaper editors over their coverage of a proposed climate tax.
German auto maker BMW sponsors a Guggenheim Museum pop-up for stimulating discussion about urban living.
It's official, July broke hot weather records all around the US and don't expect a cool August.
British industry mounts a campaign against government climate and energy policy, calling it too costly for the economy.
EPA announces plans to regulate air pollutants linked to hydrofracking for oil and natural gas extraction.
Are you in a big city? Learn about its mass transit system and how long it will take you to get from A to B.
China pegs the price of PV power that grid operators must pay to generators at 18 cents a kilowatt-hour.
Government cold feet over the high cost it calculates for CO2 emissions reporting is challenged by a green-leaning industry group.
Contrary to the claims of some climate deniers, the sun is not the culprit in the current era of global warming.
Why has recent New York Times reporting on hydrofracking for natural gas become its own news story?
While financing is a major challenge for all builders in this tough economy, financing high performance buildings must find its own path
The energy appetite of the world's data centers is smaller than predicted in 2007, but separating the impact of the Great Recession from improved energy efficiency is hard to do.
A bill in Congress seeks to delay application of rules cutting the CO2 emissions of portland cement, source of 5% of the globe's GHG emissions. [$$]
A New Yorker, who grew up in water-scarce Africa, wonders how to get urbanites to turn off their taps.