Global average temperatures in 2020 were tied for the hottest on record, capping what was also the planet's hottest decade, according to new data.
Once ranked among the top states for energy efficiency standards, Wisconsin has fallen to No. 26 in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s 2020 rankings, in large part because of residential building codes that are more than a decade old and significantly weakened commercial codes.
Photovoltaic solar panels were little more than a novelty in 2004 when the current code was written to address issues like engineering, reliability and safety and to establish methods for determining the cost to connect to the grid.
"All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis," edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson; One World (448 pages, $29) Before 2020 collapses under its own weight, it’s worth noting some of the positive things that came out of the year. A book that was published this fall, "All We Can Save," is something that will help us navigate a nerve-wracking ...
Conservation organizations that have long opposed dams for the damage they inflict on rivers are embracing hydroelectricity as a key to a clean energy future.
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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said it’s not just about fighting climate change; it’s also a plan for economic growth and recovery.
Fourteen months ago, Gov. Tony Evers ordered the creation of a task force to analyze Wisconsin's "climate crisis." On Wednesday, the task force delivered a 120-page report with 55 policy recommendations. Here's what they are:
The world just experienced its hottest November on record, according to a report from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service.
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The head of the U.N. challenged leaders to make 2021 the year humanity ends its "war on nature" and commits to a future free of planet-warming pollution.
According to Prince Charles, achieving a green recovery is the "story of our time".
Some environmental advocates have said that because we are barreling toward catastrophe, Biden should invoke emergency authority to address climate change. This step would be bold — quite possibly bolder than Biden is willing to be — and it would carry major rewards and risks.
Biden has already said he will rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but there’s much more he could do to show the world that the United States is serious about fighting climate change. A report from Brown University’s Climate Solutions Lab lays out a series of steps that include creating a “climate club” of countries that volunteer to reduce emissions by agreeing to set a minimum price on carbon and penalize high-emitting countries through trade measures such as tariffs. Another proposal outlined in the report calls for Biden to work with the European Union — the largest importer of natural gas — as well as Canada and Mexico to curb methane emissions.
As the climate changes, species move to adapt. Preserving these unique areas can help them survive.
As the climate changes, species move to adapt. Scientists say preserving these unique areas can help them survive.
PPE waste is a big environmental concern now given we are discarding hundreds of billions of disposable masks and gloves every month globally. Here's what you can do to help.
Prince William has called for "action" against climate change.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden offer starkly different paths on issues such as COVID-19, the economy and climate change.