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Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century
Scientists at Vatican conference are searching for a solution to the manmade ‘major extinction event’
Why CO2 ‘Air Capture’ Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change.
Fracking Caused 6,648 Spills in Four States Alone, Duke Study Finds
Estimates from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) vary wildly.
4 Must-See Climate Films in 2017
When climate denial and "alternative facts" pervade the body politic, it's time to zoom in on the science.
A Price On Carbon Is Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. It’s Just Practical
Earlier this week, a group of prominent Republicans called for a nationwide price on carbon to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions
65% of electricity from 2016 infrastructure will be clean – for decades
15GW of that being wind+solar and 1.2GW nuclear power.
A look at a Chinese fishery with a giant integrated solar array – feeding a world hungry for clean energy
These Unsettling Images From NASA Show Just How Fast Earth Is Changing
This is not a drill.
How fast is the Arctic ice melting?
Meet the British scientist who risked polar bear attacks and plagues of mosquitoes to find out
Icewind revamps the wind turbine with a sleek and sculptural aesthetic
Icewind’s designs use a more horizontal structure, flipping the traditional blades on their side and widening the surface area.
Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’
A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.
Sun and wind to power Energy Observer catamaran on six year circumnavigation
The Energy Observer catamaran is poised to set sail around the world powered by renewable energy.
"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight
The resulting 3D material can be molded into any shape and supports 3,000 times its own weight.
Panasonic just showed off an invisible TV with a fully transparent display
For quite some time now, it’s largely been accepted as fact that innovation in the HDTV space had hit an insurmountable ceiling.
Explore This Interactive Map of the New U.S. Megaregions
Zebulon, Hohokam, and Comancheria are among the 50 economic zones designated by researchers on a new map.
The secret life of trees: Is nature less selfish than we think?
A canopy of trees in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel
Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials.
This Transformer-like robot mimics humans
A South Korean tech company has developed a giant robot that can be used in dangerous rescue operations.
New map reveals the world’s most toxic countries
Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are.
Conservative case for carbon dividends: Republicans offer to tax carbon emissions
But would a price of $40 per ton hold back climate change as much as Obama policies would have?
Net Metering Is Under Attack: Here's What You Need to Know
The rooftop solar industry is under attack
We Know What The Country Looks Like Without The EPA: Filthy
Donald Trump and his administration may trash-talk environmental enforcers.
There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.
A conversation on the future of the power sector.
Your smart meter is very secure (against you) and very insecure (against hackers)
It's not pretty.
Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says
You might think it's humans by a long shot, but the reality is a lot more complicated.
'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution
Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air.
Incredible green-roofed school blends into the mountain landscape
Classrooms are housed under the green roofs, fronted by entire walls of windows overlooking the valley below.
This twisted carbon-eating tower is rising in the East
Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block.
How to Make PVC Look Like Wood
If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source of wooden poles of decent diameter.
This glass enclosed bedroom beside a lake also functions as a greenhouse
Named the Kekkilä collection, it’s made from Finnish pine and toughened safety glass.
The Guts Are Complete: Air, Insulation, Sheetrock and a Hole for the Pool
Welcome to The Stacked Barn project where I lead you through a year-long odyssey that I've never been on before: the building of a new house.
Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village
The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home.
Garden trends for 2017
This year, look out for cacti, price wars and carrot yogurt, says Matthew Appleby
This boat will make its own fuel on a round-the-world voyage
Remember Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that circumnavigated the world in July 2016?
Jimmy Carter Continues His Green Energy Legacy With 10-Acre Solar Farm
The project will provide more than half of the power needs for the 683 residents.
Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered
A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market.
America’s Community Solar Market Will Surpass 400MW in 2017
By 2019, there will likely be 500 megawatts of community solar projects installed each year in states across the country.
America is torn apart by partisan politics—except when it comes to buying solar power
We are all one when it comes to getting cheap power from the sun.
Removing Rooftop Roadblocks: Solar Accessibility Soars Under SunShot
Thanks to investments from the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, solar energy is more affordable for Americans than ever before.
Poor countries are carbon-shaming rich ones into doing more about climate change
There’s an irony at the heart of climate change.
Scientists have developed a synthetic way to absorb CO2 that's way faster than plants
The conventional logic when it comes to addressing Earth's dangerously high carbon dioxide (CO2) levels is to figure out ways to make sure we pump less CO2 into the air in the first place.
Canada Moves Ahead on Carbon Taxes, Leaving the U.S. Behind
The defeat of carbon pricing in Washington State contrasts with its northern neighbor, where carbon taxes are now the rule.
Even under President Donald Trump, Americans can still see carbon dioxide emissions reductions
Even though CPP is tied up in courts, the markets have shown that clean power is already on the rise
Morocco lights the way for Africa on renewable energy
COP22 host leads by example in the fight against climate change with 52% green energy target by 2020 and Africa’s first city cycle hire scheme
Shot in the Back at Standing Rock
Elders kept in cages. Demonstrators shot with rubber bullets. What’s happening at Standing Rock isn’t just a protest
Asian “super grid” the first step towards a global, interconnected, renewable energy grid
Starting with an Asia wide super grid, GEIDCO is aiming for a connected world by 2050.
Photos of the Gulf War Fires That Turned Kuwait's Oil Fields into Hell
By coincidence, I was in Venezuela photographing that country's vast oil industry when I learned that Kuwait's oil fields were on fire.
Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change — here are 16 irrefutable signs it's real
President-elect Donald Trump does not believe that climate change is real, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming.
The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made
Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we’d have a difficult time living without.
IF ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS, SHOULD ROBOTS?
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
Each state offers different financial incentives for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Here are some of the highlights for your state!
To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...
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