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Climate Change Has Officially Engulfed 5 Pacific Islands

A study of satellite imagery confirms what Solomon Islanders have known all along: they are doomed.<p>Five Pacific islands have just disappeared, thanks to rising oceans. The islands are—or were—a part of the Solomon Islands, located around 1,000 miles off Australia, and were uninhabited by humans. …

Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say

Growing food for the world’s burgeoning population is likely to send greenhouse gas emissions over the threshold of safety, unless more is done to cut meat consumption, a new report has found.<p>A widespread switch to vegetarianism would cut emissions by nearly two-thirds, it said.<p>In three decades, …

Diets

The lonely energy projects left behind by the clean energy evolution

Ultra low cost solar panels and lithium ion batteries are remaking how homeowners, businesses and utilities use energy. But dramatically cheaper …

Clean Energy

GE's big-nosed wind turbine generates more power

Despite their giant blades, most wind turbines waste a lot of energy -- gusts around the rotor don't really generate electricity at all. GE thinks it can do better, however. Its experimental ecoROTR turbine touts a big, rotating aluminum nose that sends wind directly toward the blades, where it's …

This light needs no outlet, solar panels, or batteries — it’s powered by gravity

You might not realize it here in the developed world, but there are still more than 1.1 billion people on Earth without access to electricity. That …

Clean Energy

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving …

Your Home Doesn't Matter for Tesla's Dream of a Battery-Powered Planet

Elon Musk has done something remarkable. He built a 220-pound battery to hang on the garage wall and convinced a huge number of people that owning …

Solar Power

Obama administration recasts climate change as a national security issue

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday highlighted the national security risks that climate change poses, featuring it prominently in a …

Climate Change

Dubai goes green! Plans unveiled for ambitious Sustainable City in the desert with a 100% solar-powered hotel, organic farms, recycled water and a grass amphitheatre

• <b>Intercontinental Hotels Group set to launch Hotel Indigo in Dubai's new eco-resort</b>• <b><br>As well as being powered entirely by solar energy, hotel will</b> …

Energy Dept. announces new technology can unlock wind energy development in all 50 states

Today, we heard a major announcement from the nation's highest ranking energy official who unveiled maps showing potential for wind energy development in all 50 states. At the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz revealed a new report showing that technology …

Renewable Energy