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Breeding wax moth caterpillars to devour our waste sounds good. But they would attack bee colonies too, and ultimately put crops at risk<p>Caterpillars that can munch up plastic bags have just been identified, fuelling excited speculation that this could one day eliminate global pollution from plastic …

Caterpillars

The Global Solar Boom: How Solar Is Finally Moving Beyond Boom and Bust

The past decade of solar energy has been all about a series of boom and bust cycles. Germany's generous solar tariffs drove the industry for most of the 2000s before the country cut subsidies to the bone. The U.S. investment tax credit (ITC) has helped drive a boom in installations, but its …

Let there be light: The inspiring story of solar power in Israel's Arava Desert

<b>When a solar power company has a visionary like Josef Abramowitz at its helm, it will know no boundaries.</b><p>It is hard to feel hopeful about the world …

Red Sea

Designing a Renewable Food System (Blog)

By Paula DanielsBorrowing from the renewable energy sector, we can create a better food system by organizing regional governments to create markets …

Greenpeace says binge-watching all those TV shows is bad for the environment

Binge-watching could be wrecking your carbon footprint.<p>Streaming-video services like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video store their high-quality content on servers around the world and then deliver that data to customers’ devices. These services don’t just eat up customer data plans, they …

Binge-Watching

There Are Only 7 Months Until The Great American Eclipse – Here's How to Watch

You don't wanna miss this.<p>Get ready North America, the Great American Eclipse is only seven months away. On 21 August this year, the first total …

Biology Professor Discovers New Clue About What’s Killing Bees

Innovation

English Is the Language of Science. That Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Thirteen years ago, a deadly strain of avian flu known as H5N1 was tearing through Asia's bird populations. In January 2004, Chinese scientists …

Hi-Def Video of Earth From Space Is So Beautiful You'll Want to Punch Yourself in the Face

Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured ultra high definition video of our pale blue dot from the vantage point of the International …

How 11 cities are leading the climate change fight

From transit to radical green energy projects, new, sustainable solutions for our urban centers<p>The last year has seen big discussions on the ability of climate treaties and energy policy to shape and save our environment. But, in many ways, the changes that are helping to bring about greener …

Sustainability

Despite a bumpy beginning, NASA's Juno is hard at work exploring Jupiter

Things haven't gone according to plan.<p>There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July after a five-year journey through the solar system. A perfect engine firing placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the right orbit around the gas giant, with the …

Astronomy

Antarctica shows troubling signs of climate change - CBS News

Antarctica shows troubling signs of climate c...

Global Warming

Earth - The Earth does not just spin: it also shakes and wobbles

The Earth beneath our feet seems reassuringly solid and unchanging most of the time. But this is an illusion, born of our limited perspective.<p>Our planet rotates on its axis once every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. It also orbits the Sun, while our Solar System dashes around the centre of the …

Al Gore Meets Donald Trump for 'Extremely Interesting' Conversation

Former Vice President Al Gore met with President-elect Donald Trump for what he described as “an extremely interesting conversation” at Trump Tower on Monday.<p>Gore, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, declined to say what exactly he and Trump spoke about during the meeting. But he said he met with …

Donald Trump