Coal-Fired Power Is Declining Thanks to a Slowdown in India and China
2019 could end with a deceleration in overall carbon emissions.
Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy
The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.
Can’t Stop the Shining
Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.
Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?
Trump’s new enviro-rollback seeks to undermine the landmark accord, but an America First energy plan might not mean pulling out entirely.
Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?
Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.
By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.
Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas
A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.
Is India Ready to Be a Solar Power Leader?
Modi dreams of a renewable revolution. But with his government’s reliance on foreign investment, shoddy infrastructure, and crippling red tape, that dream could be over before it begins.