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Eating less meat isn’t just good for you, it could save the planet

The UK and US are reviewing their dietary guidelines – this is an opportunity to tackle climate change via people’s plates<p>The food writer Michael Pollan summed up how to eat healthily: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”<p>It is unlikely that when the British and American governments issue new …

Carbon Dioxide

Inventor looks to shake up cleantech with smart solar trackers

I am peering through the glass window of a refrigerator-sized machine. The machine is named Endurance, if you go by the printing on its side, or …

Inventions

It’s been a strange year for technology, startups, and clean energy businesses

This year, I made it my goal as a reporter to stake out that space in a hypothetical Venn diagram where the environment, the economy, and technology …

Startups

Will the financial world wake up to clean energy thanks to Paris?

So: The Paris Climate Agreement is groundbreaking. And: The Paris Climate Agreement is still not enough — even if it’s a whole lot better than any …

By Bill Gates: Why I’m investing $1 billion of my own money into clean energy research

Last month, during a trip to Europe, I mentioned that I plan to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments I am already making, and I am doing it because I believe that the next half-decade will bring many …

Bill Gates

Why Coal Companies Are Collapsing in Such Spectacular Fashion

Pretty much everything bad that could happen to the coal industry is happening.<p>Global coal demand is slumping; low natural gas prices and competitive …

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Go Green

Going green at home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. There are many ways to improve efficiency without spending a fortune. Here are some quick and easy ways to increase energy efficiency while decreasing your monthly utility bills:<p>#1 Perform a home energy audit.<p>Perform an energy audit to …

3 Reasons We’re Closer to an Algae Future than You Think

Algae shows great potential as a homegrown and renewable fuel source. Here's why it will be a big part of our nation’s energy mix sooner than you …

Algae

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae – albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, …

Western Australia

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

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This website lets you document neighborhood pollution

A high-tech program that lets residents of low-income communities in California upload photos, videos, and other information catching polluters in …