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Radioactive Diamond Batteries: Making Good Use Of Nuclear Waste

A research team at the University of Bristol has developed a way to use a type of nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery that is an actual diamond.<p>Such a battery produces very low power, but has no moving parts, no emissions of any type including radiation, needs no …

Nuclear Energy

These GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion

Even the Trump administration’s fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.<p>Over the last five years, solar generation in Nevada has increased seven-fold. Iowa and Texas have doubled their wind power production. And, across the U.S., renewable energy has been …

The Massive Amount of CO2 Locked in Our Soil Appears to Be Leaking

Uh oh.<p>A key greenhouse gas responsible for warming the planet, carbon dioxide, isn't just hanging around in the air. It's also locked up deep under …

Wildfire Tears Through Tennessee As Region Suffers Exceptional Drought

<b>Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET</b><p>Local officials rushed to get people out of towns as a wildfire raced into Tennessee's Sevier County on Monday evening.<p>At least three people were killed in the blaze, according to The Associated Press, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday morning that at …

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Chernobyl Has a Bright Future as a Solar Farm

The radioactive area may never again be suitable for habitation or agriculture, but two Chinese companies are planning to put the abandoned land to good use as a solar farm.<p>Two Chinese solar companies have announced a plan to build a large solar farm in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The solar farm …

WATCH: Dakota pipeline protesters sprayed with water cannons in freezing cold, 167 injured in police crackdown

Rights groups condemned the harsh law enforcement response to #NoDAPL indigenous protesters at Standing Rock<p>For months authorities in North Dakota have harshly cracked down on protesters challenging the Dakota Access pipeline but over the weekend this reached a new level of violence, when police …

You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too

Overblown fears of a meltdown blind us to nuclear reactors’ potential as a clean alternative to fossil-fuel power<p>It’s a giant tea kettle — but unlike a cup of Cozy Chamomile, its contents can melt your flesh or deform your body. The pressure is the same as you’d find half a mile below the surface …

Flexible solar tiles to make move inside and recycle artificial light

Roofs have long been the realm of solar panels, right up to Tesla's announcement a few weeks ago of energy-harvesting roofing tiles, but solar panels …