Category: Energy & Environment

Chemical Makers Sue Over Rule to Rid Water of ‘For...

Industry groups said the E.P.A. had exceeded its authority in requiring the drinking-water cleanup. The chemicals, known as PFAS, ...

‘Hanging by a Thread’: U.N. Chief Warns of Missing...

His comments came as the world body’s weather agency said it expected Earth to soon surpass the record high temperatures experienc...

Climate Change Is Taking a Toll on Mites and Sprin...

Heat and drought are taking a toll on the tiny soil creatures that help to lock away planet-warming carbon, according to a new ana...

Some Wind Turbines in Iowa Crumpled by Tornadoes

The damage was unusual, experts say, because turbines are built to withstand extreme weather. Iowa is a wind powerhouse, with thou...

Is Biodegradable Plastic Really a Thing?

Technically, it exists. But here’s what to think about when shopping.

Are Flight Offsets Worth It?

A lot of them don’t work and some might even be harmful. But there are things you can do if you really have to fly.

Energy Dept. Releases New Efficiency Rules for Wat...

The Biden administration is tightening efficiency rules for water heaters, stoves and other appliances, and conservative politicia...

WWA Study Points to Role of Hot Oceans in Recent D...

An international team of researchers found that heavy rains were intensifying in the region, though they couldn’t say for sure how...

‘Climate-Controlled’ Sausage? Courts Crack Down on...

From airlines to pork sellers, corporate brands face legal and regulatory challenges for misleading the public with lofty climate ...

Why Is Ocean Heat Smashing Records? It’s More Than...

With record temperatures every day for more than a year, scientists are investigating what’s behind the extraordinary measurements...

The U.S. Urgently Needs a Bigger Grid. Here’s a Fa...

A rarely used technique to upgrade old power lines could play a big role in fixing one of the largest obstacles facing clean energ...

Can We Engineer Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?

Blocking solar rays. Sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Ideas that sound like science fiction are now starting to become ...