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This Swedish Indoor Urban Farm Wants To Revolutionize How We Live And Eat

But people can't live on microgreens and exotic salads alone.<p>In the basement of a landmark 27-story tower in Stockholm’s central Kungsholmen district, Owe Pettersson is hoping to sow the seeds of an indoor urban farming revolution.<p>Pettersson is the chief executive of Plantagon, a new …

Scott Pruitt cited the Bible to defend his oil-friendly policies

Evangelicals, like EPA chief Scott Pruitt, have had a contentious relationship with environmentalism.<p>The Trump administration has used a variety of excuses to legitimize its record-setting rollbacks on environmental protections: calling global warming a hoax, or arguing that the economic …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

Home Improvement

Better climate science has opened the door to lawsuits against Big Oil

Scientists can now link disasters to climate change, opening the door to lawsuits against fossil fuel companies<p>Last summer, Ryan Coonerty, a county supervisor in Santa Cruz, got word that the neighboring county of San Mateo was about to take a bold step in adapting to climate change. Rising seas …

'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aimed at protecting the public from pollution. It was aimed not at sooty power plants or emissions-intensive trucks, but dentists.<p>Every year, dentists fill Americans’ tooth cavities with an amalgam …

Trump Administration

US climate change outlook worsens after further research

The dire impact of climate change on the US, spelt out in the federal government’s most recent National Climate Assessment report, looks even worse …

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have humans been having an impact on the climate? These are some questions that can be …

Climate Change

World's first floating wind farm performing well beyond expectations

<b>We knew that floating wind farms could be cheaper to install. But how would they actually perform?</b><p>We've been following the story of Hywind, the …

Renewable Energy

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

Europe's Offshore Wind Capacity Grew a Stunning 25% in 2017

2017 was a banner year for European offshore wind after installing a record 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity, twice the capacity installed in 2016, …

Renewable Energy

This floating rig promises better way to make zero-emission fuel

<i>In brief: Columbia Engineering assistant professor Daniel Esposito and his team have created a floating device capable of producing hydrogen gas (H2) for fuel using sunlight and seawater, minus the CO2 emissions usually produced by this process.</i><p>TAKING HYDROGEN FROM SEAWATER<p>Hydrogen fuel is yet …

Energy

This New Power Plant Will Produce Clean Energy From Cow Manure

Still better than coal.<p>Japanese automobile giant Toyota is making some exciting moves in the realm of renewable, clean energy.<p>The company is planning …

Energy

MIT membrane produces fuel from CO2 emissions

Researchers at MIT have developed a new membrane-based system that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into useful alternate fuels. The process has …

Fossil Fuels

Incredible Material That Harvests Light for Energy Just Like Plants Created by Scientists

Researchers are one step closer to creating glass or textiles from man-made DNA that can absorb light—which could improve our use of solar energy …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

U.N. Officials Urge the World to Ignore Trump on Climate

The hurricanes and wildfires that have severely damaged large areas of the United States in recent weeks have had no impact on US president Donald …

Ireland’s largest wind farm enters commercial operation

Wind Farm

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Clinical Trials

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.<p>Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being …

Renewable Energy

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from US launch

It looks like Samsung is going to miss its own deadline for launching Bixby’s voice features in the US. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting this morning that the voice portion of Bixby, Samsung’s new digital assistant, won’t be ready until at least late June and that the software is still …

Bixby

Remarkable Interactive Graphs Show How Climate Change Could Transform Your Town

Local Lessons<p>The climate is changing. Most people know that it’s changing, and a sizeable majority even say they worry about those changes.But at the …

Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast

Amber Sullins gets a minute or two to tell up to two million people about some extremely complicated science, using the tools of her trade: a …

The Data Says Climate Change Could Cost Investors Trillions

An important new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that climate change will be expensive. Extremely expensive. It turns out that if you mess with the planet’s thermostat, it’s not great for the economy or investments. Forget the polar bears; your pension and retirement …

March was Earth's 11th-straight warmest month on record

<i>UPDATE: April 15, 2016 3:45 p.m. ET</i><p>NASA's March temperature data was released Friday, showing that it was the planet's second-most unusually mild …

Global Warming

Oyster hatchery sows pearls of wisdom on climate change

WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — Say "infrastructure" and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the …

NASA Is Shutting Down Climate Change Deniers On Bill Nye’s Facebook Page

Senior Contributor<p>04.14.16<p>Bill Nye is happy to be at the center of controversy, and, by now, you’d think most people would have learned stepping to Bill over climate change is a bad idea. Seriously, don’t debate him: He will wreck you. And, now that he’s going to debate Sarah Palin in a panel after …

Failed Green Deal scheme cost £17,000 for every household that signed up

Taxpayers have been left with a £17,000 bill for every household that signed up to the Government’s failed flagship energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal.<p>Ministers wasted a total of £240 million on the ill-fated programme, which was launched in 2013 with the intention of upgrading Britain’s …

Energy Efficiency

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies' coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.<p>In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. …

Here's How Adidas Plans To Drastically Cut Down On Waste

German sportswear maker Adidas successfully trimmed paper usage by 38% over a seven-year period at the company’s corporate offices by adding a simple …

The Destructive Havoc That Fracking Has Caused To The Environment, By The Numbers

If this is the bridge to a clean energy future, we might need to burn the bridge.<p>Since 2005, when the “Halliburton loophole” in the Energy Policy Act exempted fracking from parts of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and other environmental laws, the oil and gas industry has drilled …