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Antarctic ice shelf about to break away, form Delaware-sized iceberg

The Delaware-sized piece of the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf appears to be nearing the point of breaking away. This will become the second-largest iceberg ever recorded, according to the researchers at Project MIDAS. By James Ayre  The Project MIDAS researchers report: “In another sign that the iceberg calving is imminent, the soon-to-be-iceberg part of Larsen C […]

Merkel vs Trump: Will she block his climate vandalism at G20?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arguably the leader of the free world since the US has been careening down the path of isolationism, protectionism and anti-science climate change denial with Donald Trump at the wheel, is not about to let him drive the rest of the world into the ditch. By Joshua S Hill  A lot has already been […]

June 30th

Keep it in the ground: France is banning ALL new oil and gas exploration

As Donald Trump and his Koch-funded cohort plan to drill for oil and gas everywhere from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Grand Canyon, France is saying “Keep it in the ground”.  By Steve Hanley  Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France,  is taking the first steps toward his stated goal of meeting his country’s commitment […]

June 30th

Watch the livestream – Cleantech Revolution conference from Berlin

Sponsored by our sister-site, Cleantechnica, the 4th Cleantech Revolution Tour conference is kicking off in a few moments in Berlin. You (and the rest of the world!) are invited, vi their #Electrifying webinar series and Facebook Live video. Register to watch via Zoom, head over to CleanTechnica’s Facebook page, or just watch the embed. In the Berlin […]

June 28th

Brexit puts UK’s clean energy future in doubt

Britain has spent years developing a Clean Growth Plan to transition to clean energy, while keeping reliability up and costs down. Brexit is putting all that at risk. By Joshua S Hill  That’s the conclusion of the latest Energy Institute (EI) Energy Barometer, put together with input from nearly 500 UK energy professionals and experts. This […]

June 28th

Coal is dying. India shuts down 37 mines. Thanks, Obama

It’s an article of faith in certain quarters that the only reason coal miners are out of jobs in West Virginia is because Obama hated coal and throttled it with “job-killing regulations.” The reality: The market killed coal. Natural gas and renewables are cheaper, plus coal is dirty and toxic. Nobody wants coal but Trump, […]

June 23rd

Scotland is all about wind energy (Trump hates both)

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take part in a €3m research program at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. By Joshua S Hill  The European Offshore Wind Deployment […]

June 22nd

Rick Perry is half right — oceans absorb heat and CO2

As Tina Casey reports, Rick Perry understands the world’s oceans are getting warmer, but doesn’t really understand the reason why. However, the scientists at NASA and MIT do. They have released a new study detailing how the oceans absorb heat, carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases. Once absorbed, they can remain stored in the […]

June 22nd