Greenhouse Gases

Woman in mask holding canister (NASA/Courtesy of Gabriela Vidad)

Grounded by pandemic, NASA interns keep researching

NASA interns have collected air pollution data from home during quarantines for COVID-19. See how interns have continued learning while social distancing.
Male and female hiker walking through giant redwood forest (© Shutterstock)

America has deep roots in reforestation

Did you know that reforestation programs have been around in the United States for more than 100 years? Learn about that legacy and how it helps the world.
Infographic about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
Man driving utility vehicle toward industrial structures and smokestack (© Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A promising approach boosts oil production — cleanly

It may be counterintuitive, but a new law could make fossil fuel companies leaders in kicking carbon capture into the mainstream — and helping the environment.
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Future skyscrapers might be made of wood

Recent innovations in timber technology, especially “cross-laminated” timber, could change the way tomorrow’s skyscrapers are built.
Car on assembly line (GM)

Buyers flex purchasing power for the environment. Suppliers save billions.

Companies are working to make their supply chains greener as part of their push for energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly business practices.
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Look what has happened since the 2015 climate pact was adopted...

A year has passed since nearly 200 countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate. Check out what has happened since then.
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Want cheap electricity? Try net metering.

Homeowners and businesses that rely on solar panels and wind turbines have cheaper electric bills, thanks to a system called “net metering.”
Harvard University campus (© AP Images)

Harvard beats its own environmental goal

Harvard has met a 2008 target to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in 2016 and is now looking to set new climate goals.