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100 Percent Renewable Energy? We Have the Power.

Imagine: You wake one up one spring weekday morning, on a day like today. While you were sleeping, wind turbines, along with the battery in your electric car, produced much of the electricity that powered your water heater and charged your phone. You take a hot shower, then make breakfast for your …

Renewable Energy

Fastest Growing Solar Energy Project on Earth is About to Collapse

Did you know that the fastest growing solar energy project on earth is about to collapse? Ivanpah, a two-point-two billion solar power plant in …

Why This Mom is Proud to Grow and Eat GMOs – Part 1

I’m a mom to two growing boys. I’m also a farmer’s wife and a member of a 4th generation farm that grows both conventional and GMO food. I feel that …

Agriculture

Attorneys General Will Investigate Energy Firms For Climate Deception

Attorneys General from 18 states and territories joined New York AG Eric Schneiderman in saying they would investigate oil and coal firms for misstatements to investors about the risks of global warming.<p>Joined by Al Gore, attorneys general from 18 states and territories announced a coalition on …

Leonardo DiCaprio shared his Indonesian vacation pics to highlight palm oil’s harm to wildlife

There’s only one place left on Earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos, and elephants all still coexist—and actor Leonardo DiCaprio was just there. Fresh off winning a best actor Oscar for his role in <i>The Revenant,</i> the movie star was getting his shoes muddy in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, …

Plantations

Not a Fish Tale: Humans Are Ingesting Plastic Thanks to Ocean Pollution

(Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually -- an amount equal to the …

Pollution

SolarTab, A Giant Solar Panel With 13.000 mAh Battery

Many people have a battery back-up every day, and this can be needed if you want to watch video content on the phone. The thought of running phones …

600+ tractors in downtown Helsinki as Finnish farmers decry anti-Russian sanctions

Hundreds of tractors disrupted traffic in the Finnish capital on Friday, when thousands of farmers arrived in Helsinki to protest the catastrophic …

Renewable Energy

Self-compacting solar bin trial launches in Queensland

When you were a child did you ever think that garbage bins ate trash just like Oscar from Sesame Street?<p>An Australian company has made that vision a …

Sesame Street
Oil

Singapore is still the most expensive city to live in

SINGAPORE — Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in — a title it's held for the past three years in the Economist Intelligence Unit's …

Scotland's climate change progress 'exemplary'

<b>The UN climate change secretary has praised Scotland's progress on climate change as "exemplary".</b><p>The Climate Change Act, passed in 2009 by the Scottish Parliament, set binding targets to cut emissions for each year until 2020.<p>Christiana Figueres told BBC Scotland that, despite the Scottish …

Scotland
Sustainability

Oil industry pushes back against Exxon climate accusations

The oil industry is coming to defense of Exxon Mobil Corp. and pushing back against accusations that the company lied to the public and shareholders …

Bernie Sanders

Our Food Choices Are Killing Endangered Animals in the Amazon – And Replacing Them With Others! - One Green Planet

Through no fault of their own – but rather, because of the seemingly insatiable human appetite for meat and dairy products – cows have sadly become …

Sin City going green: Las Vegas to use solar and pedestrian power for street lights

Cities consume a considerable amount of energy per year on lighting. And if that city happens to be Las Vegas, you can expect the bill to be a doozy. …

Can crowdfunding bring solar energy to small businesses?

Commercial solar development has trailed residential and industrial. A startup wants to change that<p>Solar energy is one of the fastest growing new industries in the United States, earning a shout out from President Obama at his State of the Union speech. The president noted that it is now a bigger …

Solar Power

For whom the bubble blows

SHANGHAI, China’s financial centre, does not make it easy on outsiders wishing to buy homes. Non-residents who are single are banned from buying …

Housing
Solar Panels
Real Estate

There Are 550 Million Missing Barrels of Oil

If any of you have seen my early writings on OilPrice.com, you would know I have been steadfast in my criticism of the media exaggerating the extent …

OECD

Where Are the American Cities That Aren't Struggling?

To James and Deborah Fallows, “flyover country” is more than just the part of the U.S. the media often forgets. They’ve found that these areas are home to cities that work, thriving communities, and an abundance of jobs. As part of a collaboration between <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>PBS NewsHour</i>, Judy Woodruff …

American Cities

New electric GT racing series to feature Tesla's Model S

As soon as next year, Formula E will have some company. The Electric GT World Series was announced this week, aiming to field 10 teams for its first season in 2017. What's more, the new series will be the first all-electric GT racing series. The plan is for those 10 teams to put 20 cars on the …

GE has figured out how to make solar power batteries using greenhouse gasses

We typically think of carbon dioxide as an unhealthy byproduct of our over reliance on fossil fuels. But what if CO2 could be used to help us move …

LTA relooking case of Tesla electric car slapped with $15,000 carbon surcharge

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is re-examining the case of an electric Tesla that was slapped with a $15,000 carbon surcharge.<p>The …

Cities drive the maker movement

As our society moves away from the mass-produced times of yore, makers are helping to lead us toward a more unique, customized future. Bringing back local industry to cities helps build strong local economies and strengthens our workforce. The maker movement is encouraging entrepreneurs to share …

Makerspaces