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We Can Officially Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A Synthetic Leaf<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. …

In the battle over California climate policies, green projects are now in the hot seat

Outdated refrigerators arrive at a Compton warehouse in a funeral procession of defunct appliances. Workers vacuum out the coolants and ship the chemicals halfway across the country, where they're destroyed instead of allowed to escape into the atmosphere, worsening global warming.<p>The operation is …

Cap and Trade

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is 100% Correct About Carbon Dioxide

For pro-free-marketers, the big bright spot of the Trump administration is the hatchet he’s taking to the Environmental Protection Agency: doing …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2017

From global democracy to creating a new fish-based food system, nine ideas that could change the world for the better in 2017 and beyond.<p>It’s hard to talk about moving the world forward when so much energy is being expended just trying to keep it from sliding backward. But while battles rage …

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have …

These photos force you to look the victims of climate change in the eye

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>An interview with photographer Joel Sartore<p><i>Joel Sartore has made it his mission to bring the planet’s most strange and exotic creatures into your living room. He shot nearly 400 portraits for his latest book, *The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the</i> …

Nature

The fossil fuel industry's invisible colonization of academia

On February 16, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center hosted a film screening of the “Rational Middle Energy Series.” The university promoted the event as “Finding Energy’s Rational Middle” and described the film’s motivation as “a need and desire for a balanced discussion about today’s energy …

Fossil Fuels

How we can turn railroads into a climate solution

Railroads have become a nexus of controversy in recent years due to their role in transporting climate-twisting fossil fuels. But they could become a …

Tesla’s bid to quickly deploy energy storage in Australia takes the country by storm

Last week, we reported on Tesla’s Vice President of Energy products Lyndon Rive confirming that the company is in talks with local utilities to quickly deploy large-scale energy storage in Australia in order to address their current energy crisis.<p>CEO Elon Musk is now involved and they seem to have …

It's the Golden Age of Climate Denial

In Trump's America, more CO2 in the atmosphere is actually good.<p>On the Friday afternoon of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, inside the hulking Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, a pair of men besuited in various shades of olive and brown …

Climate

Check out Europe's crazy clean energy plan

Wind turbines are a great way to go green. Too bad people <i>feel</i> that they’re so gosh darn loud. So, if nobody wants turbines in their backyards, what can densely populated countries do to produce cleaner energy? Why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea?<p>…

Renewable Energy

New 2D perovskite cell could slash the cost of solar

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have come up with new perovskite technology that could dramatically increase the efficiency and …