Noteworthy News

Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?
Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Top 10 Cities Leading in Urban Sustainability
Cities have leapt ahead of slow-moving bureaucratic national governments to create more sustainable living environments.
A New Divestment Focus: Fossil Fuels
In the 1980s, it was South Africa. In the 1990s, it was tobacco. Now fossil fuels have become the focus of those who would change the world through the power of investing.
Acidizing could rival fracking in Monterey Shale
Fracking hasn't unleashed an oil production boom in California, at least not yet.
Can Cities Adjust to a Retreating Coastline?
Last June, in rolling out an ambitious $20-billion plan to gird New York City against the impacts of rising seas and storm surges in a warming climate, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave a classic “no retreat” speech
Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about stopping global warming
We have already crossed the 400 parts per million mark. We crossed it earlier this year. The question now is how high it will go before we begin bending the curve. 
Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming
An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.
Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell
There is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus into something valuable.
Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas
We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. 
An EV in Every Garage
Four years ago, the number of electric vehicles on California roads was pretty close to zero.  At the end of this year, it will be about 50,000.