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French PM Valls inaugurates Israel's latest—and largest—solar field

Valls attends inauguration during his 3-day trip to Israel, calling the site another "chapter of cooperation between our two countries" and a sign of …

Israel

New Hampshire Just Doubled Its Solar Net Metering Cap – And It Already Needs More

<i>By: Roger Stephenson, EDF’s Senior Advisor for New Hampshire Affairs</i><p>New Hampshire’s solar industry has an opportunity to stand as an example of the …

Apple unveils nature-filled, solar-powered future for its retail stores worldwide

If you think Apple’s urban retail stores are gorgeous, wait till you see what’s in store for the future of their iconic shops. The tech giant just …

BMW South Africa Rolls Out Solar Carport

BMW South Africa on May 20 unveiled its first solar carport that will be rolled out locally starting in July.

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Solar project gives ray of hope to struggling Australian grape growers

An electrical services company in South Australia’s Riverland is looking to build dozens of community-owned solar farms and sell the energy on …

SolSource Solar Stove Lets You Cook with 100% Solar Energy

The solar stove looks a bit bigger than those portable camping stoves, but it delivers a cooler and more eco-friendly way to cook. Like the design? …

Solar Power

More Solar Energy Jobs Exist In U.S. Than in Oil and Gas Sector

Solar energy now supports more jobs in the U.S. than either the oil and gas industry or coal mining, according to a new report from the International …

Renewable Energy

6 Properties of Soil

Having a good understanding of the soil on your permaculture plot is key to making it productive. The soil, as the medium in which plants grow, is …

Particles

Farms will soon have driverless tractors, Environment Secretary has said

Liz Truss, the Environment Secretary, says that farmers are less dependent on migrant labour because of a revolution in technology<p>Farms have changed "dramatically" from the stereotype of the Wurzels and will soon have driverless tractors, the Environment Secretary has said.<p>Liz Truss said that …

The Benefits of Organic Fertilizers

Why not use synthetic fertilizers? It’s a reasonable question. After all, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium ARE chemicals, so where is the …

Farming

The San Andreas Fault Is On The Brink Of A Devastating Earthquake

In earthquake prediction, geologists work in probability distributions rather than absolute terms. Consensus is growing, however, of the likelihood of a large and devastating earthquake to strike California. Why are scientists beginning to worry? The San Andreas Fault hasn’t produced a big …

Far north Queensland sees record-breaking May rain, flood warnings

Far north Queensland is being drenched with torrential rain, smashing the record for the wettest May day in Cooktown and Weipa, and delivering the …

Why This Power Company Is Making Energy From Pig Poo

Power giant Duke Energy announced plans on Tuesday to buy gas generated by the waste from pigs on farms in North Carolina. The company will use the …

Even in states suing over new climate regulations, coal use is shrinking

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>More than two dozen states have sued over the Obama administration’s signature climate rule, the Clean Power Plan, which seeks to cut back the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in coming years by shifting away from carbon-intense power sources, like …

Clean Power Plan

Care about the future of the planet? Get off the couch, says Bill McKibben

If the fossil fuel industry can be held off a little longer from digging up, drilling for or fracking any more fossil fuel reserves, McKibben hopes …

A Prayer for West Roxbury—and the World

By Wen StephensonSixteen interfaith clergy about to be arrested to #StopSpectra. Photo credit: Wen StephensonThey sang, they prayed, and when the …

Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink dramatically over 15 years

Earlier this week, I wrote about how Lake Mead, America's largest man-made reservoir, has shrunk to its lowest level ever. It's a huge deal for the 25 million people in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico who depend on freshwater from this crucial system.<p>Now NASA's Earth Observatory has posted …

Acura sleeks up it next-gen autonomous RLX

The future of autonomous car design might feature beauties like the Mercedes F 015 Luxury in Motion and BMW iNext, but the current test cars on the road look like hideous mutations of future cars.<p>Acura wants to change that, with its new Automated Acura RLX Development Vehicle, successor to the …

Why the Country’s First Driverless Bus May Come to Beverly Hills

Mayor John Mirisch talks about the California city's long-range play for autonomous transport<p>Early last month, the Beverly Hills city council passed a resolution that, over time, may "change the paradigm of Southern California," according to Mayor John Mirisch. What municipal action would have the …

Tesla Gathers More Autopilot Miles in a Day Than Google Has in Its Whole Program

If gathering as many miles on the road as possible was enough to win the autonomous car development race, we'd have a clear winner. Tesla announced …

QUT and Queensland govt team to develop driverless cars

Driverless cars could soon be making their way along Queensland's roads.<p>Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the government is working on a pilot …

Driverless Cars Will Shrink Our Roads and Radically Reshape Urban Space

One designer sees an era of "feral space" and DIY entrepreneurship taking over the urban landscape<p>It’s become a matter of when, not if, driverless cars are coming, meaning discussion about the developing technology has shifted towards car design, the economic impact of robot drivers, and the …

Google opening autonomous car research facility in Michigan

Google is set to establish a new presence in Motor City by opening up a new 53,000-square foot facility dedicated to autonomous car development.<p>The …

German cabinet gives green light to electric car incentives

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German cabinet approved new incentives and tax breaks on Wednesday to boost demand for electric cars in an attempt to<p>A battery charger sign for electric cars is painted on the ground of a parking ground near the soccer stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kai …

Electric Vehicles

UK Spaceport, Faster Broadband And Driverless Electric Cars Mentioned In Queen's Speech 2016

Everything you need to know about the government's futuristic vision for 2016<p>This year's Queen's Speech was arguably it's most technology focused …