As a tourist boat called the Berlin glides down Amsterdam’s Singelgracht, guide Emiliano Fernandez reels off the history of the majestic Rijksmuseum alongside the tree-lined canal. On the tour company’s other vessels, he would be competing with the rumble and fumes of a diesel engine. But since the Berlin hit the water with its electric motor two years ago, he’s been able to speak more softly. “It’s so quiet inside,” Fernandez enthuses.
Lithium-ion batteries have become essential for powering electric cars and storing energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines. But their drawbacks are also by now familiar: They use scarce minerals, are vulnerable to fires and explosions, and are pricey.
Tesla to achieve leading $100/kWh battery cell cost this year, says investor after Gigafactory 1 tour
Tesla recently gave factory tours to investors and Wall Street analysts. We reported on a positive note from Baird after Fremont factory tour earlier this week and now it’s about Worm Capital’s turn, but this time it was a tour of Gigafactory 1.
The firm claims that Tesla is on track to achieve “a battery cell cost of $100 per kWh by the end of the year.”
The canals of Venice and an ancient Phoenician city are among the historic sites imperiled by sea level rise and coastal erosion
Climate change is already threatening some of the Mediterranean’s most treasured historical sites, from the iconic Venice canals to the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre.
If the world’s largest companies live up to the promises they’ve made to slow climate change, together they could reduce emissions by an amount equal to those of Germany.
Let's engage public and private actors in the race against global warming!
Faced with ecological, economic and social consequences of climate change, the One Planet Coalition mobilizes public and private actors. Through 12 commitments, this international coalition calls for concrete actions.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world is headed for painful problems sooner than expected, as emissions keep rising.
The impacts and costs of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) of global warming will be far greater than expected, according to a comprehensive assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Sunday in Incheon, South Korea.
From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown
The challenge of avoiding catastrophic climate breakdown requires “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”, according to a new IPCC report.
Pollution makes you less intelligent: Living with ‘dirty’ air is equivalent to missing a year of school, study shows
Air pollution causes a 'huge' reduction in intelligence, scientists say.
Shocking new research suggests air pollution has a serious impact on mental capabilities as well as physical health in human beings.
After the end of the last ice age — as sea levels rose, glaciers receded and global average temperatures soared as much as seven degrees Celsius — the Earth’s ecosystems were utterly transformed.
The onus still falls on national governments to cut emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, Yale researchers say
The emissions cuts promised by cities and businesses fall short of enabling countries to avoid breaching agreed thresholds for dangerous warming
WED, SEP 12, 2018 — FRI, SEP 14, 2018
The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.
A team of scientists and engineers will on Saturday begin an ambitious cleanup of plastics in the Pacific Ocean targeting a stretch of water three times the size of France known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
A 600m-long floating barrier will be launched off the coast of San Francisco and, powered by currents, waves and wind, will aim to collect five tonnes of plastic debris each month.
Last week my kids went to a nature daycamp in Klamath Falls, Oregon, near the California border, where we live. It was meant to be a week of roaming the hills, learning about local species like fence lizards and sagebrush. Instead, they looked at pictures of these species while staying inside with all the windows firmly shut.
EDF and partners are launching a rocket to put a new satellite in orbit that could change the course of global warming in our lifetimes.
MethaneSAT will gather data about a pollutant – methane – that’s warming the planet, and put that data in the hands of people who can easily fix the problem.
“It may be very difficult or impossible to stop the whole row of dominoes from tumbling over. Places on Earth will become uninhabitable if ‘Hothouse Earth’ becomes the reality.”