To prevent massive pollution and slow its growing contribution to global warming, China will need to make advanced coal technology work on an unprecedented scale.
In a few years, China will be the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide. Don't look for any quick and easy solution to the problem.
As its 20th anniversary approaches, what can the landmark agreement on controlling CFCs teach those who want to control greenhouse gases?
In his lab facing the Pacific Ocean, Daniel Morse is learning new ways to build complex semiconductor devices for cheaper, more efficient solar cells. He has an unlikely teacher: sea sponges.
By investing in energy efficiency, we could vastly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money.
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A consistent strategy is the key to a successful nuclear future.
The best scientists, scrutinizing atmosphere, ice, earth, and sea, say global warming is approaching a tipping point. But we still have time to keep it from reaching catastrophic levels.
We know where we must go eventually: toward a sustainable energy infrastructure. Why not head there now?
Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is getting people to adopt them.