Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

In the 1970s, Chrysler’s TV commercials played up its vehicles’ “rich Corinthian leather.” That meaningless phrase, dreamed up by marketers and cooed by the actor Ricardo Montalbán, became emblematic of what defined a luxury vehicle. Fifty years later, those words have been replaced by elements that are creating a new

Climate watchdog says Britain lacks a strategy to meet its goals.

An influential watchdog group on Thursday said the British government was doing far too little to implement the ambitious pledges it has made on tackling climate change. Although the government has promised to cut its greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2050, it has failed to take interim steps —

Exxon Mobil to invest $3 billion in carbon capture and other projects to lower emissions.

Exxon Mobil, which has long been criticized by environmentalists and some investors and elected leaders for not doing enough to curb climate change, said on Monday it would invest $3 billion over the next five years in energy projects that lower emissions. The company said the first area it would

Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble.

Using technology to suck carbon dioxide out of the sky has long been dismissed as an impractical way to fight climate change — physically possible, but far too expensive to be of much use. But as global warming accelerates and society continues to emit greenhouse gases at a dangerous rate,

China, in Nudge to U.S., Makes a New Promise to Tackle Global Warming

China on Saturday promised incremental new steps to address climate change in the next decade, but signaled that it would not reveal all of its plans before seeing the next moves taken by its main global rival, the United States. Speaking at an online summit on the fifth anniversary of

Opinion | Al Gore: Where I Find Hope

­­­­­ This weekend marks two anniversaries that, for me, point a way forward through the accumulated wreckage of the past year. The first is personal. Twenty years ago, I ended my presidential campaign after the Supreme Court abruptly decided the 2000 election. As the incumbent vice president, my duty then

Japan’s New Leader Sets Ambitious Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050

TOKYO — Japan will be carbon neutral by 2050, its prime minister said on Monday, making an ambitious pledge to sharply accelerate the country’s global warming targets, even as it plans to build more than a dozen new coal-burning power plants in the coming years. The prime minister, Yoshihide Suga,