Corporations tried to blame you for the plastic crisis. Now states are turning the tables.

As recycling heads to the dump, Maine and Oregon have a new strategy: Make companies pay.

A little laughter from wildlife!

Nature dares you not to laugh.

Sailing toward a greener future

Shipping giant Maersk is spending $1.4B on clean-energy vessels.

After a pandemic delay, Philadelphia is finally opening 12 community composting sites

Starting this summer, city residents will finally have a free composting option — after the pilot program was delayed a full year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Electric Vehicles Are Even Better Than We Thought

A new life-cycle analysis finds they have a third of the footprint of traditional internal combustion vehicles.

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration Citing Climate Concerns

Greenland dropped all plans for future oil exploration on environmental grounds, saying the price of extraction was “too high.”

University of Virginia Reduces Single-Use Plastics on Campus

There will be far fewer plastics in the future of the University of Virginia, as it cuts back on its use of single-use plastics starting July 21.

U.S. Executive order allows consumers the "Right to Repair"

A sweeping new presidential directive includes, among other things, an initiative to secure consumers’ right to repair their own devices.

New York City to Welcome 7 New Electric Garbage Trucks

New York City is going to see a bigger presence of electric garbage trucks. The New York City Department of Sanitation plans to purchase seven electric refuse models. The trucks will operate in each of the city’s boroughs.

Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fueling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

Washington State bans single-use plastic bags

Plastic bags are a major contaminant in Washington’s recycling facilities, waterways, roadways, and environment. Washington's Plastic Bag Ban will reduce pollution by prohibiting single-use plastic carryout bags and charging a fee for acceptable bags

Maine becomes the first state to pass law to divest from fossil fuels

Legislation directs $17 billion pension fund and state treasury to divest from coal, oil and gas companies by 2026

Chile Boldly Bans Single-Use Plastics

Chile is getting serious in the fight against single-use plastics. After banning plastic bags from grocery stores in 2018, it passed a law to eliminate single-use plastic packaging and implements from eating establishments across the country.

New York bans mini toiletry bottles from hotels, saving tons of plastic from the ocean.

Honda Motor Co. has become the first of Japan’s automakers to state publicly it will phase out sales of gasoline-powered cars completely, setting 2040.

Honda Goes All In on Electric in Stark Contrast to Toyota

Honda Motor Co. has become the first of Japan’s automakers to state publicly it will phase out sales of gasoline-powered cars completely, setting 2040.

How oysters and seagrass could help the California coast adapt to rising seas

Seawalls can make erosion worse. This California scientist is looking for another solution.

Opinion: Your Next Car and Clothes Dryer Could Help Save Our Planet

To keep global warming at livable temperatures, we need to replace existing machines that use fossil fuels with clean electric substitutes when they reach the end of life.

It's Time To Stop Lying To Ourselves About Fossil Fuels

In April, to coincide with Earth Day, 101 Nobel laureates published an open letter calling for international cooperation to immediately end the extraction of fossil fuels, the largest contributor (80%) to the climate emergency.

Police Departments Are Trying Out EVs to Save Money—Is It Working?

The electric prowlers promise savings in fuel and maintenance.

Pope Francis to get all-electric popemobile from EV startup Fisker

Instead of leather, the interior of the car will use sustainable materials made from recycled bottles and plastics reclaimed from the ocean.

The most powerful charging Superhub in the UK will be open by start of 2022

 It will initially feature 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers in a single site, with up to 10MW of power on-site.  It is the first of up to 40 similar sites planned across the UK to help deliver the charging infrastructure needed for the estimated 36 million EVs by 2040.

EVs will be cheaper than petrol cars in all segments by 2027

Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new BloombergNEF study commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E).

U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farm

The U.S. offshore wind sector took a major step forward after authorities gave the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt Vineyard Wind 1 project.

These electric self-driving tractors could make farming much greener

A startup based in California says it can help farmers be greener and more profitable by offering what it describes as the world's first fully electric, self-driving tractor.

'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity

The pilot scheme will use methane from fermenting fruit to create clean power for the city's water plant.

Eco-Explainer: How the East Coast Greenway is one of Philly’s best assets

Did you know there is an infrastructure project that has doubled the completed miles than the Border Wall? Let’s Build the East Coast Greenway, not that Wall.

Cutting Greenhouse Gases From Food Production Is Urgent, Scientists Say

Efforts to limit global warming often focus on emissions from fossil fuels, but food is crucial, too, according to new research.

Honda's new Legend will drive itself on busy roads

Japan hopes this is just the beginning, particularly as the country looks for an edge in the global self-driving car race.

How Jeff Bezos Is Spending His $10 Billion Earth Fund

These nine environmental groups are some of his first grantees.

South Korea vows to go carbon neutral by 2050 to fight climate emergency

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has declared that the country will go carbon neutral by 2050, bringing it into line with other major economies.

Net-zero, made in China

The world’s largest polluter has pledged to zero out its emissions.

Japan’s New Leader Sets Ambitious Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

Fix, or Toss? The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground

Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.

Green Is the New Black

Textile heiress Veronica Chou is trying to clean up the fashion industry with eco-friendly brands.