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Recent articles by Akshat:

How big was the global climate strike? Here’s the best city-by-city estimate

It was likely the largest single-day climate protest in history, with an estimated 4 million people in 185 countries participating. → Read More

Carbon Engineering is doubling its CO2-capturing machine even before it’s built

Tackling the climate crisis will need not just cutting emissions, but capturing some of the carbon dioxide that we've dumped into the atmosphere. → Read More

Storing energy in compressed air could finally become cheap enough for the big time

To achieve a zero-carbon electric grid, we'll need technologies that can store solar and wind energy. → Read More

The huge youth climate strike is about courage, not hope

The bigness of the climate crisis isn't just a challenge, it's an opportunity. These teenagers have helped the world to see the flip side. → Read More

One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

The future of coal in India may not be as bright as some previously assumed. → Read More

The UN just elevated its greatest allies in the climate fight: the youth

The UN has struggled to convert the urgency of the climate crisis in to action. So it's recruiting a new contingent to help. → Read More

Stripe has a science-based blueprint for companies to address the climate crisis

Stripe's approach is probably one of the most comprehensive ways any company in the world can take to fight the climate crisis. → Read More

SoftBank’s first bet in energy storage is a startup that stacks concrete blocks

So far, most large investments in energy storage have gone to companies building lithium-ion batteries. SoftBank's newest bet changes that. → Read More

Watch: Our video conference call about record-breaking heatwaves

What are the wide-ranging impacts of the record-breaking heatwaves that swept across Europe in July? → Read More

Chevron starts its unique project that buries carbon dioxide underground

The technology at the heart of the project, called carbon capture and storage, is vital in the global fight against climate change. → Read More

You can now pay to turn your carbon emissions to stone

The world has delayed climate action for too long. That means we now don't just need to cut emissions, but also draw carbon dioxide from the air. → Read More

Europe’s battery leadership can help clean up the global metals supply chain

Lithium-ion batteries hold the key to a clean future. But it can't come at the cost of child labor. → Read More

The UK now consumes as much energy as 50 years ago—with an economy three times larger

In June, the country legally committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. → Read More

What it was like living through the hottest month in Earth’s recorded history

Humanity's experiment of pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is producing results consistent with predictions. → Read More

Marseille’s airport expansion plan could become the first victim of climate legislation

The environment ministry is worried that airport expansion may be incompatible with the country's legally binding goal to hit net-zero emissions by 2050. → Read More

Europe is beating the US in the battery race—with China’s help

It's remarkable how easily the US has thrown away its lead on a technology that the 21st century desperately needs. → Read More

Stop using India’s coal power plants as an excuse for climate inaction

India is ranked one of the greenest countries on the Climate Change Performance Index, alongside Norway, Denmark, and the UK. → Read More

Watch: Our conference call about the big oil company going carbon neutral

Join Quartz reporter Akshat Rathi in a discussion of Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub's goal to make the company carbon neutral. → Read More

The UK’s trailblazing advantage against climate change

The UK leads rich countries in cutting emissions. It can thank the Committee on Climate Change. → Read More

Oil companies are confused about the future of oil

The CEOs of oil companies are in a tight spot. → Read More