Workers push damaged solar panels into a machine to be recycled at the We Recycle Solar plant in Yuma, Arizona.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 25, 2023
'Urban mining' offers green solution to old solar panels
Silver, copper, aluminum, glass and silicone are all commodities that can be harvested from old panels and have value on the open market.
Scientists discovered what they described as widespread and dangerous levels of toxic chromium in areas of Northern California severely burned by wildfires in 2019 and 2020.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 15, 2023
Wildfires are unleashing dangerous metals from soil, study shows
Firefighters and anyone living downwind of a wildfire would be at most immediate risk if chromium 6 becomes airborne.
Traffic along a highway amid heavy smog and pollution in New Delhi in November
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 7, 2023
As China enjoys cleaner air, India's pollution struggle continues
Huge swaths of northern India choke on clouds of polluted air during winter as temperatures drop, winds disappear and farmers set fields ablaze.
Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, during an interview at the Energy Ministry in Riyadh on Monday
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 5, 2023
Saudi Arabia says 'absolutely not' to oil phaseout at COP28
About 200 countries must come to a consensus decision at the meeting in Dubai.
A truck unloads tons of coal inside a warehouse in Tondo, Metro Manila, in 2016. Independent show ample potential for renewables in Japan and Southeast Asia.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 3, 2023
How Japan's renewable underestimates are impacting Asia's energy transition
Contrary to Japan's stance, independent projections paint a picture in which renewables can power the fast developing region.
People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Hang Dara, an electrician-turned-fisherman, passes the two active coal-fired power plants in Sihanoukville’s Steung Hav district.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Nov 26, 2023
Cambodia's big bet on the dirtiest fossil fuel faces major delays
Large projects are facing long delays amid uncertainty over foreign funding.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves