Can You Have Too Much Solar Energy?


Germany’s little-guy suppliers are destabilizing big power companies.

Coal Power Plants Are Killing Thousands in Europe: Report

World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr

China isn’t the only place with smog problems these days.

How Climate Change Worsened Violence in Syria

Syrian rebels rally in Aleppo last November. Pau Rigol/ZUMA

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Australia’s Record-Breaking Hottest Summer


January was the hottest month since records began in 1910 – it’s getting hotter, and extreme heat is happening more often.

German Environment Minister: ‘We Want to Limit Fracking’


Conservative politician Peter Altmaier says rules for the new drilling technique will likely be tightened in Germany.


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