To keep the planet from warming more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, economies must rapidly decarbonize. What will this involve?
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In a new study, researchers show how widely wind and solar potential vary by season and year, suggesting that backup energy sources may be needed as the world shifts to renewables to bring carbon emissions to zero.
Fthenakis’ pioneering work in solar energy has been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in renewable energy.
The first woman to earn tenure in Columbia’s chemical engineering department, McNeill is working for cleaner air in developing countries.
When drainage infrastructure isn’t maintained, even modest rainfall events can cause dangerous flooding.
Compared to landfilling, waste-to-energy plants reduce carbon emissions and conserve land. China provides a good example of how waste-to-energy can be expanded.
These students are serious about Earth Day, and doing their part to protect the environment. They are committed to thinking and acting more sustainably.
A look at historical trends shows that extreme cold spells are relatively common during Texas winters. Maybe it’s time to start designing for it.
Climate change is making drylands drier, but scientists have identified a natural process that helps to ease the loss of surface water in arid areas.
New research suggests that trees may handle predicted drier conditions better than current models suggest.