2017 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tracks Private Green Investments At $8.1 Trillion

Today, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD ($8,133,456,730,370). Published annually since 2009, the GTS is a global measure of private green investment in five green sectors: 1) Renewable Energy, 2) Efficiency, 3) Life Systems (water, waste, recycling, community investing, e-learning… Read more

Infographics that clearly illustrate our ecological footprints

Often, it’s hard to visualise your impact on the world, it seems like an abstract concept. We are told that are using too many resources and emitting too much CO2 but it’s difficult to say how much we are creating individually. In this time period sustainability is very important. Already, we are pushing our planet to… Read more

Bioeconomy: One Billion Tons of Biomass

The federal agencies that provide the muscle for energy policy are finalizing plans to harness the energy from one billion tons of biomass per year. The “Bioeconomy Vision” is an effort to move biomass out of the laboratory and into the market. The goal, within the next 15 years, is production and commercialization of biofuels, renewable… Read more

The Real Impact of Fracking

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Ava Mohsenin, Current student at McGill University: The environmental effects of shale gas are varied—wide ranges of importance and risk level. First,… Read more

Just 21 images to help you relax on Earth Day

Just 21 images to help you relax on Earth Day Our world is crazy. It’s also beautiful. There are a lot of terrible things happening in the world right now. People around the planet are worried about politics, war, diseases and illnesses, catastrophes, and the general litany of concerns brought on by life, work, school, […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 With These Inspiring Quotes

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day across the U.S. The annual event is meant to spread awareness about environment, reflect on the beauty of nature and preserve our surroundings. Earth Day also marks the anniversary of the start of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Gaylord Nelson, the then Wisconsin Democratic senator, founded the Earth… Read more

Designs for Trump’s border wall are here. They fall into 4 categories.

Imagine the Great Wall of China along the banks of the Rio Grande. Or maybe an animal-friendly barrier that keeps migrants out but lets roadrunners in. These are some of the designs contractors submitted this week in the first round of bids to build President Donald Trump’s promised 2,000-mile wall along the Mexican border. Chicago Tribune… Read more

Beijing moves into all clean energy era

Unit supervisor Liu Yong of Huaneng Group shuts down the last coal-fired power plant in Beijing on Saturday. [Photo by Yuan Yi/For China Daily] Beijing shut down its last large-scale coal-fired power plant on Saturday, meaning that the capital now uses only clean energy for all electricity and heating. The measure, which was announced in the… Read more

Easing of rule on auto fuel economy standards

President Trump will announce Wednesday that he’s reopening a review of Obama-era fuel economy rules, after the EPA broke an agreement with the auto industry last year and accelerated the final tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks. Mr. Trump is traveling to Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he’ll grant the regulatory reprieve for the industry in… Read more

Energy security requires not going ‘green’

If you listen to the media narrative on climate change and “clean energy,” you’d think that the rest of the world has moved smartly and seamlessly toward 21st-century green energy, while the U.S. is the high-polluting laggard that just won’t get with the program to save the planet. Think again. The green energy revolution around the… Read more