Energy politics is the main obstacle preventing governments from phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, according to a recent Council on Foreign Relations workshop. Fossil fuel subsidies are exacting a high toll on societies worldwide, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, hindering sustainable development and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Due to their eco-friendliness, low price points and minimal operating costs, electric bikes are an increasingly popular way to travel. All around the world, we are seeing an increase in two wheeled electric transport and increasingly, this phenomenon is taking root in the U.S. Some studies have shown that a family can save as much as $2,500 per year by
Wealth and gender inequality also loom large as challenges to resolving key challenges facing societies worldwide, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. Composed of leading scientists from around the world, the group issued a report upon conclusion of its third meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week.
Founded in 1974 by Lester Brown, The Worldwatch Institute is an independent global environmental research organization using fact-based analysis to develop solutions to some of the most intractable issues facing the world today. The Institute’s annual State of the World report focuses on specific topics critical to social, economic and environmental sustainability. The 2015 report, Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, addresses global dangers that are
California is a world leader when it comes to forging a low-carbon green economy that decouples growth from fossil fuel use and energy intensity, according to the first international edition of Next10’s Green Innovation Index.
EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us? - Cynthia McIntosh, Jasper, WY If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some