Ancient Feces Suggest North America’s First and Largest Pre-European City Fell to Climate Change

Climate change may have contributed to the fall of North America’s first and largest pre-European city — and the proof may be in the poop, researchers said this week. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences details how fecal records linked to Cahokia, one of the most prominent … Read moreAncient Feces Suggest North America’s First and Largest Pre-European City Fell to Climate Change

Costa Rica Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Plan to Fully Decarbonize by 2050

Costa Rica launched a plan this week to fully decarbonize the country by 2050, setting a goal of powering its electrical grid entirely with renewables by 2030 and aiming to aggressively increase the use of electric vehicles and buses. President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree Sunday laying out a roadmap with key targets in the … Read moreCosta Rica Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Plan to Fully Decarbonize by 2050

U.S. Carbon Emissions Spiked 3.4% in 2018, Second-Largest Increase Since 1996

Carbon emissions in the U.S. experienced a sharp upswing in 2018, despite a record number of coal-fired power plant closings, according to new data. An analysis released by the research firm Rhodium Group Tuesday shows that emissions rose by 3.4 percent last year—the second-largest gain in more than twenty years. The analysis also found that … Read moreU.S. Carbon Emissions Spiked 3.4% in 2018, Second-Largest Increase Since 1996

Former EPA Chief Pruitt in Talks to Become Coal Company Consultant

Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt is in talks with a prominent coal executive about working for him as a consultant, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Pruitt met with tycoon Joseph W. Craft III and executives from his company, Alliance Resources, at a Kentucky Coal Association meeting … Read moreFormer EPA Chief Pruitt in Talks to Become Coal Company Consultant