The report is in: 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA published Thursday.
"As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse," Bill Gates said. The US should create the equivalent of the NIH for energy to help prepare.
Climate change is transforming what consumers want and how businesses operate. Here are five major trends which are changing shopping as retailers 'go green.'
Thursday's increase in Tesla's share price pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion.
Big Tech got much bigger in 2020, and Tesla joined the pack of mega-cap tech stocks after climbing ninefold.
As 2020 draws to a close, CNBC Make It looks at some of the major breakthroughs achieved this year and the positive shifts they foretell for 2021 and beyond.
"[T]he hope you feed with your gift is likely to feed your own," MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, said Tuesday after giving away $4 billion.
Amazon, Panasonic and recycling start-ups are preparing for a tsunami of demand for battery recycling as the electric car market grows.
The WHO, World Bank, 100 scientists say Covid-19 relief and work to fight climate change must be simultaneous or both will fail in new report in The Lancet.
To former Alphabet executive chairman and investor Eric Schmidt, who is worth $17 billion, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's belief that extreme wealth is a policy failure is reductive.
The pandemic has forced change onto what had been one of the most old-school, technologically-resistant corners of Wall Street: investment banking.
Luxury king Bernard Arnault has become the world's second richest person, with a net worth of more than $137 billion, after a surge in LVMH's share price.
The Microsoft co-founder worries that anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories will prevent people from getting a coronavirus vaccine when one comes out.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, one day after the first down session in the past five on Wall Street.
"Our response in most respects has not been very good. And we would have expected it to be good," the billionaire philanthropist told CNBC.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures published a report calling for the government to contribute money to research climate change. At the same time, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a public plea for the government to invest more into R&D to prepare for a future pandemic.
Gene sequencing company Illumina will pay $8 billion in cash and stock to buy cancer screening startup Grail, the companies said.
The former FDA chief in the Trump administration said there have been problematic statements across the political spectrum.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a new report that found global routine vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic have dropped to levels last seen 25 years ago.
U.S. stock futures pointed to further gains at Tuesday's open as the Fed begins its two-day September meeting.