JetBlue has announced that it will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major US airline to take the step toward reducing its contribution to global warming.
Kanzas is the first major one in the U.S. to offer no-cost public transportation. Most of the world’s fare-free transit systems are in Europe, including a number of towns in Poland, France and Estonia's capital Tallinn.
Waters off the California coast are acidifying twice as fast as the global average, scientists found, threatening major fisheries and sounding the alarm that the ocean can absorb only so much more of the world’s carbon emissions.
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s minister for energy and environment, specifically blamed the United States, Brazil, and Australia for blocking progress by insisting on climate language unacceptable to most countries.
The suicide rate among young Americans aged 10 to 24 years old soared by 56% between 2007 and 2017, according to new data. Mental-health conditions, relationship problems/loss, life stressors, and recent crises were common across all age groups.
Beverly Hills has passed what experts say is the most restrictive tobacco ban in the nation, barring the sale of virtually all nicotine products and setting the stage for similar laws in other cities.
A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April 2019 than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel.
This week, Washington Governor signed a bill to allow the composting of human remains within the state. It is the only state in the US—and possibly the only government in the world—to explicitly allow "natural organic reduction" of human remains.
Those in favour of the move said the technology as it exists today is unreliable, and represented an unnecessary infringement on people’s privacy and liberty.
Big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The laws apply to nearly all large buildings, but they will have an outsized impact on commercial construction because they have the highest emissions.
The six-engine jet that will be used to launch rockets into space took off from Mojave Airport in California last Saturday. The first flight of Stratolaunch lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes and reached 5,180 meters.
Architecture firm has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels.
Commencing on 1 March 2020, cities will have the choice to opt in to a five cents fee for a paper bag, two cents of which will go into local schemes that buy reusable bags for low-income consumers.
More than 600 cities, counties and tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis.