Russian Indigenous communities are begging Tesla not to get its nickel from this major polluter

Elon Musk said in July that he would give a big contract to anyone mining the…

How air conditioning could keep everyone cool without cooking the planet

In a hotter world, people will need more cooling. But as more cooling appliances are installed,…

Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash

Photovoltaic panels are a boon for clean energy but are tricky to recycle. As the oldest…

Solar panels are starting to die. What will we do with the megatons of toxic trash?

Most solar manufacturers claim their panels will last for about 25 years. That means the solar…

Arctic fires released more carbon in two months than Scandinavia will all year

In June and July, Arctic fires released 204 megatons of carbon dioxide, eclipsing the annual emissions…

To fight climate change, Democrats want to close the ‘digital divide’

The pandemic has laid bare the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Climate change will…

What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?

Electric-vehicle makers hope to roll out super-long-lasting batteries. That raises interesting questions about resources, performance—and a…

‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming. Are they a revolution?

True million-mile batteries are likely to outlast whatever cars they’re built for, meaning their arrival could…

The deep sea could hold the key to a renewable future. Is it worth the costs?

“We’re creating regulations for an ecosystem that we don’t understand.”

Microsoft’s ambitious climate goal forgets about its oil contracts

A new study shows that a single collaboration with ExxonMobil has the potential to inflate Microsoft’s…