Five Ways Chemicals Can Save The World From Climate Change

When it comes to the environment, the chemical industry doesnt have the best reputation. Yet it has a vital role to play in developing technological solutions to help save us from climate catastrophe, and could create significant opportunities for global economic development at the same Read More …

Medieval Warm Period Not So Warm In Greenland

Glacier remnants indicate that Greenland was substantially colder when the Vikings settled it a thousand years ago than it is today. The findingundercuts the perception that Greenland was colonized because the climate was relatively inviting at the timea belief that has been given great weight Read More …

In Drought Response, Home Depot Holds Nationwide Conservation Workshops

In this photo taken Aug. 15, 2011, a customer enters a North Little Rock, Ark., Home Depot store. Image: Danny Johnston/Associated Press The Home Depot is taking its “more saving, more doing” slogan an environmental level. This weekend, it’s hosting nationwide water conservation workshops to Read More …

California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

A sprinkler system sprays water onto a parked car along the curb in Glendale, Calif., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Image: Matt Hamilton/Associated Press The California drought will deprive the state’s thirsty farmers of 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water, which works out to a whopping Read More …

Weather-Targeted Ads in Twitter’s Forecast

Image: Mashable composite. Twitter When temperatures rise this summer, expect to see more promoted posts on Twitter for iced tea recipes and other ways to beat the heat. The owner of the Weather Channel announced an advertising effort on Twitter on Wednesday that will allow Read More …

Our Taste For Meat And Dairy Is Risking Climate Goals

When you pick up that bacon double cheeseburger with a side of six chicken nuggets and a vanilla milkshake, your first thought is probably not “perhaps I shouldn’t eat this; it’s bad for the environment.” But maybe it should be, because our lack of awareness about Read More …

4 Ways You Can Make a Real Impact to Slow Climate Change

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photo, a dry corn field receives some rain from a passing thunderstorm near Blair, Nebraska.Image: Nati Harnik/Associated Press The concept of climate change can be so overwhelming to the point where it paralyzes you into inaction. In light Read More …

After Climate March, Government and Business Leaders Call for Ambitious Action

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a NYC Climate Week opening event, at the Morgan Library in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Image: Richard Drew/Associated Press A day after an estimated 310,000 people took to the streets of New York to Read More …

Winter Storms Now Have Names? Yes, Thanks to Social Media

When did we start naming winter storms? That was the question on everyone’s minds on Wednesday as a Nor’easter named Athena whipped through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts. A new naming system put in place by The Weather Channel has its roots in social media Read More …

12 Technologies Which Could Save The World

It’s easy to get downhearted about climate change. But amazing things are happening that could slow it down. 1. Solar glass View this image › Marcelo Del Pozo / Reuters We’re familiar with solar panels, and solar is probably the most promising renewable energy source. Read More …