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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):

Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint A Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there's one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.

Crowdfunding campaign raises $2.2M to build solar roadways

It's crazy. It'll never work. They cost too much. They'll crack. They're too delicate. You'll slide off them. Oil companies will never let it happen.

Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry

In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.

Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. 

Last Month Was The Hottest May In Recorded History

This past May was a scorcher. According to a new report, it was the hottest May in recorded history.

At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

The Big Green Test

On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. 

The Coming Climate Crash

There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.

Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest.

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