Climate change (sometimes "global warming") refers to the long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns on Earth over time, as well as the environmental policy that seeks to address it.
Will black carbon cause the death of space tourism before it has taken off?
10 | May 16, 2013 10:49am |
Zipcar's co-founder believes resource sharing can create exponential change.
16 | May 6, 2013 4:39am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Scientists from the United Kingdom have determined that climate change will lead to more virulent turbulence over the North Atlantic, and thus higher airfares.
13 | April 8, 2013 8:12pm |
James Hansen has been campaigning against global warming for decades. He retired as boss of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies this week, giving lift-off to his latest call for nuclear.
20 | April 5, 2013 3:41am |
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
Decades ago, only the rich drank imported bottled water. Now, two women are hoping the elite will start a new (old) trend: drinking local water.
7 | March 28, 2013 1:45am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
The sedentary and unsustainable lifestyle of car-dependent suburbs is leading planners to turn dead big box stores into cool libraries, to turn backyard swimming pools into tilapia farms and more.
15 | March 11, 2013 3:00am |
Forget cleantech. Rather than investing in efforts to prevent climate change, some firms are now seeking ways to make money from our warming planet.
6 | March 7, 2013 7:57pm |
Designs including thorium and fast reactors would help meet ambitious carbon reduction goals, report will say.
3 | February 21, 2013 6:14am |
A simple chart from a Nobel prize winning physicist summarizes why nuclear power belongs in a low carbon economy.
29 | February 19, 2013 6:31am |
A review of What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster, by Jonathan V. Last
13 | February 15, 2013 3:00am |
Which countries have the highest penetration of smartphones, tablets and Net-connected TVs? Clue: the U.S. and China are well down the list. And you should see what's coming to Dutch television.
10 | February 11, 2013 5:08am |
MADRID -- In Spain, poppin' bottles in a whole new way.
3 | February 4, 2013 3:04am |
Good profits trump good intentions as motivators for the best corporate responsibility and sustainability programs. And that's a good thing, says green marketing guru Susan McPherson.
5 | February 4, 2013 3:00am |
Billionaire Samuel Yin contributed $100 million to establish the Tang Prizes for topics like sustainable development and biopharmaceutical science. The winnings are bigger than the Nobel.
February 3, 2013 8:11pm |
Arnie's Terminator once declared "I'll be back." The muscle man, actor, governor, businessman, low carbon guy has made a career out of keeping that promise. Now he's pushing LEDs with Philips.
8 | February 1, 2013 5:37am |
PARIS -- With poor air quality decreasing life expectancy, European insurance Generali is sponsoring a unique hot air balloon to study pollutants and inform the public of unhealthy conditions.
February 1, 2013 1:47am |
Smarts, spare parts and power: SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan goes to America's biggest trade show for air-conditioning and sees a good year ahead.
2 | January 30, 2013 4:07am |