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China’s Secret Oil Stockpiles Exposed In New Satellite Images

Winter energy prices are likely to rise, but not because of this week’s decision by OPEC. Instead, energy traders say, look to China.<p>Earlier this …

David Suzuki: Climate Deniers Are Wrong ... CO2 Emissions Are Wreaking Havoc on the Planet

Life evolved to live within limits. It's a delicate balance. Humans need oxygen, but too much can kill us. Plants need nitrogen, but excess nitrogen …

What You Should Know Before Going Solar

<b>How do home solar systems work?</b><p>Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are made from silicon cells that join together to form a circuit. The panel collects the sun’s energy and makes direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter changes the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is …

How to make a cheap, DIY wind turbine

Tall metal poles rise out of the fields, their rotary blades slowly turning breeze into electricity. That's the picture that springs to mind when we …

Save on Tesla Powerwall home batteries by joining a 'virtual power plant'

CrowdNett pays you for a small slice of power<p>Powering your home from sunlight is a dream shared by many, but cost-prohibitive for most. Solar energy might be free, but only after you pay for the panels, inverters, and storage systems, <i>and</i> pay someone to install it all. But what if you could …

Researchers Harvest Energy From Blue-Green Algae

Researchers in Canada have found a way to harvest energy from blue-green algae by harnessing an electrical charge from the photosynthesis.<p>According …

How to Design a Wind Turbines and what are its Advantages

<b>Wind Turbines are a source of clean, renewable and zero pollution power generation. You may design a turbine by measuring wind power density, tower</b> …

Renewable Energy

Energy Harvesting Textiles, Next-Generation Wearable Electronics?

The latest development by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology is a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and …

Home tour gives a taste of solar power

MURPHYSBORO — For 40 years, Dale and Jan Ritzel had wanted to use solar energy, but either the cost or the technology was not where they wanted it to …

The Solar Industry Is Set To Soar Again Through the Use of Data and Machine Learning

Although solar power technology is already at its cheapest, it looks like prices could fall again with thanks to the latest data and machine learning …

Machine Learning

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

Hawaii Sitting On The Lid Of A Solar Explosion

Hawaii’s tremulous effort to embrace solar energy—but not too fast—may be holding at bay an explosion of rooftop solar in the island state, according to experts in data and adoption behavior.<p>“Whether it’s birth control in Andean Highland villages or iPhones there’s similar patterns in almost any …

Solar Power

Mistbox Brings Evaporative Cooling to the Home to Reduce Cooling Energy Costs

Mistbox was invented to help your air conditioner keep up with the heat while also saving you money on energy costs. Using evaporative cooling, …

Water

The Cost of Solar Power Has Fallen 25% in Only 5 Months

It seems that we have truly entered a new era in energy production—in renewable energy production, that is. Over the past new months, the cost of …

2 Acres of Farming in a Shipping Container

With the increasing demand for agricultural products, it has become necessary to practice alternative methods for bringing up the supply levels. It …

Aquaponics

The Growroom is a spherical farm pod that brings agriculture to city streets

Space10 and Danish architects Mads-Ulrik Husum & Sine Lindholm created an innovative, beautiful urban farm dome that shows how we can bring nature …

Is Puerto Rico the Next Sustainable Ag Hot Spot?

Puerto Rico native Raul Rosado, a chef by training, would escape to the forest when he needed a break from his cut-throat kitchen career in the …

Agriculture

24 Hours in Hopland: Craft Brews, Organic Farming + One Cool Tiny House

Tucked in a bend along Highway 101 between Cloverdale and Ukiah, Hopland has all the makings of a chill weekend jaunt, with organic vino, solid food, …

Solar Panels

Spherical ‘Growroom’ Offers a Delightfully Fresh Solution to Sustainable Urban Farming

A delectably delicious dome has popped up at Copenhagen's Chart Art Fair. Created by “future-living lab” Space10, the Growroom prototype presents a new approach to urban farming.<p>Space10—an innovative hub launched by IKEA in 2015—serves both as a research lab and as an exhibition space, uniting …

Amazon Building Huge New Wind Farm in Texas

Amazon has announced that it will develop its largest wind farm yet: a 100 turbine, 253 Megawatt facility in Texas. It is slated to open in late 2017.<p>…

Is Organic Gardening The New Way To Save The Planet?

Organic gardens have the ability to save the planet. This method of growing food has been found to minimize the effects of global warming, increase …

Farming

Homesteading: How P.E.I. couples are reinventing the family farm

They're not the hippies of yesteryear who wanted to move to the country, smoke up, tune out and get away from the rat race. While a different pace of …

High Tunnels, Hoop Houses and Greenhouses

The content on this page is available as a topic brief (PDF download), <i>High Tunnels and other Season Extension Techniques</i>. Use the green Order button …