Fighting climate change means building dense, diverse, walkable cities.

“Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for climate change, we’re going...

Wildfires set to increase: could we be sitting on a tinderbox in Europe?

2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and...

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

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Under 10 percent of international climate fund cash reaching local projects, study shows

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Canada's climate change policies keep its Paris commitments out of reach.

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Methane emissions from trees

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Donald Trump’s grandfather was likely a climate change refugee.

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EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

A recent article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of...

Krypton reveals ancient water beneath the Israeli desert

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Advocates say industrial lobbyists play outsized role in blocking Ohio clean energy.

Ohio lawmakers may be relying upon an industrial energy lobbying group more than they should, a watchdog group suggests after reviewing emails between lobbyists...

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