Communities across the country are trying to reuse contaminated brownfields as sites for the production of clean energy.
Jul 3, 2011 Yale Environment 360
Renewable energy is still only 2.3% of the U.S. energy production. David Biello asks, can renewables be ramped up in time to combat global warming?
Jan 20, 2011 Yale Environment 360
Jungles blasted clear during the Vietnam war four decades ago are now at the center of a debate in the country about how forests should be recovered.
Dec 1, 2010 Yale Environment 360
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED building rating system has helped grow the ranks of green buildings, but some say it ignores the human health impact of those buildings.
Aug 17, 2010 Yale Environment 360
Despite flowing through ten different nations, the Nile's water is only technically the property of Egypt and Sudan. The other eight nations are trying to change that. But as the debate heats up, the river's ecosystem may be caught in the cross-fire.
Jul 27, 2010 Yale Environment 360
Global warming is a problem, says climate scientist Jonathan Foley, but it's not the only one. The other major problem facing the global environment is a pattern of land use for agriculture that is grossly unsustainable.
Oct 23, 2009 Yale Environment 360
A new report in the journal <em>Nature</em> suggests that there are seven thresholds for determining planetary health -- and we're already past three of them.
Sep 27, 2009 Yale Environment 360
The ambitious green Chinese city of Dongtan was hyped up to be one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world. But now, like other eco-city plans, work on the project has slowed to a halt.
Apr 9, 2009 Yale Environment 360