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Cities pledge to lower climate change emissions
And they’ll look to do it without major budget impacts, because there’s no dedicated “city climate change fund.”
Beijing declares dramatic success in fighting air pollution
China says it has succeeded in cutting the city's pollution over 5 years.
The single-use plastic pollution problem
This Earth Day, let’s do the numbers on single-plastic use.
EPA poised to roll back what waterways are protected
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
Would moving government offices out of Mexico City solve its overcrowding problem?
The country’s incoming president has a plan to reduce congestion by moving government offices out of the capital.
Study links air pollution to early death
A new report ranks air pollution as the greatest threat to human life, above war and disease.
The U.S. is cutting carbon emissions despite Trump policy
A coalition of elected officials and business leaders sees progress toward Paris climate agreement targets.
U.S. businesses worried over Chinese policy initiative
"Made in China 2025" aims to make China the technology leader in several sectors.
Top German court gives cities a green light for diesel restrictions
Germany’s top administrative court today ruled that cities can now ban older diesel vehicles from high-pollution areas. Before Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal a few years ago, more than half of the new cars sold in Europe had diesel engines. They’ve been losing market share ever since, and today’s ruling only hastens the decline of diesel. That’s […]
China is drowning in a sea of cardboard — so is the U.S.
Online shopping comes with a lot of packaging, and that packaging is becoming a problem.