Private-sector investors plowed $9.6 billion into solar energy-sector companies in 2014, according to Mercom Capital Group. Investors continue to be enamored with downstream solar energy finance-and-installation companies in particular.
2013’s over 600 natural disasters resulted in 37 mass migrations of between 100,000 to more than 4 million people. World leaders are set to meet in Japan to try to address the situation by updating the Hyogo Framework for Action.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is joining California Governor Jerry Brown, High-Speed Rail Authority board members and other in Fresno to commemorate the milestone, one that is expected to bring substantial long-term economic and environmental benefits across the Golden State.
Contributing billions of dollars per year to local communities and national economies, UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites provide critical ecosystem benefits and a lifeline that keeps our connection to nature intact.
A coalition of 120 organizations has sent a letter to the White House requesting the first-ever federal regulations governing coal ash disposal be strong and comprehensive. The EPA is expected to issue a final proposed rule by December 19.
A combination of emissions from vehicles, power and industrial plants along with wind and weather patterns is responsible for dangerously high levels of air pollution in Beijing and cities across China, a threat that China’s government are just now taking steps to address.
Researchers and governments in Mexico and Peru collaborated to produce quickly and cheaply produce national inventories of carbon stocks that could prove invaluable to reducing deforestation and carbon emissions, and charting sustainable development pathways.