The US cops a lot of flack for the sorry state of theworld’s climate, but the Chinese ain’t far behind in terms of responsibility.One of them is embracing a cleaner future, and it may not be the one you think.
The US cops a lot of flack for the sorry state of the world's climate, but the Chinese ain't far behind in terms of responsibility. One of them is embracing a cleaner future, and it may not be the one you think.
China solidified its standing as the world's wind energy behemoth in 2015, adding almost as much wind power capacity in one year as the total installed capacity of the three largest U.S. wind-producing states: Texas, Iowa and California.
Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" came into effect. The alert, the highest possible warning level, was issued late Monday and will last until midday on Thursday. Limits have been placed on car use and some factories have been ordered to stop operations.
From the section Science & Environment President Barack Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that the president's Clean Power Plan could not go forward until all legal challenges were heard.
Climate by CREDIT: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Across the country, hundreds of state employees woke up Wednesday to find the rug pulled out from under their jobs. They are the people of the environmental departments, many of whom have been working for months, or even years, on plans that will decrease the amount of carbon coming from the electricity sector.