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Climate Change in The Arctic Is So Severe, The Chemistry of Its Water Is Changing

Not good.<p>The planet's climate is incredibly complex, and scientists are still discovering the effects and consequences of a warming planet – such as …

Global Warming

Climate change the culprit behind 2016 record heat: study

Last year's record temperatures would not have been possible without climate change, a study has found. Scientists say it's the first time they've …

Climate Change

Climate Change Forces Alps to Use Artificial Snow

The Big Melt<p>By <b>Jeffrey Kluger</b> | Photographs by <b>Marco Zorzanello</b><p>It took a long time for the Earth to create the Alps—a lot longer than it’s taking …

Sea Level

Global warming could leave 2 million US homes underwater by end of century, report says

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Harvey, Irma, Maria–the triple punch of hurricanes sent floodwaters into neighborhoods from the Caribbean to the East and Gulf …

Forest Bathing: A New Health and Fitness Routine for Outdoor Lovers

There's a health and wellness practice that's starting to get attention in America that the Japanese have practiced since the 1980s called …

These enormous wind turbines can generate enough electricity to power a house for a day with one spin

New turbines off the coast of Liverpool are seriously putting the “power” in wind power. Now that Danish company Dong Energy has put the finishing …

Hydroelectric Power

Taxes No Longer Certain -- And That's Affecting Solar Deals

Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar industry, and …

Solar Power

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Last Time The Ocean Was This Hot, Sea Levels Got Up to 9 Metres Higher

A glimpse of what's to come?<p>More than 100,000 years ago, a period of unusually warm sea surface temperatures saw the oceans rise up to 9 metres …

Global Warming

Devastating global warming is inevitable due to inaction of international community, says leading economist

The world can no longer avoid dangerous global warming because countries have done little to tackle the problem apart from spout “rhetoric”, a …

Will Donald Trump Blow Warren Buffett’s Clean-Energy Bet Off Course?

<b>By Stephen Gandel and Katie Fehrenbacher</b><p>Ryan Donnell for Fortune<p>December 7, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Berkshire Hathaway is one of the biggest players in wind …

Renewable Energy

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and vast solar arrays could become the first things that spring to mind.<p>Last year, for the first time, renewable …

Renewable Energy

Top 3 Alternative Energy Home Projects

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Greenland isn’t in a rush to fight climate change because it’s good for the country’s economy

A few dozen kilometers northeast of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and largest city, a remote power plant is thriving because of the extra water coming from the melt of ancient glaciers.<p>The Buksefjord hydroelectric station is the biggest of five built since 1993 in order to disencumber the country from …

Global Warming

The world's first wind-hydro turbines will generate energy even when there's no breeze

One of the biggest challenges wind farms face is how to generate power when there’s no wind. Max Bögl Wind AG and GE Renewable Energy are attempting …

Earth on track for its warmest year on record after hottest September in 136 years

Last month was the warmest September the world has seen since modern records began 136 years ago, according to new figures from Nasa.<p>However the US …

Climate Change

A Gorgeous Home That's Good For The Planet

This German house has so many special features that it’s hard to know where to start.<p>Clean-lined architecture that creates a spare modern exterior. …

Micro Wind Turbine Captures Wind from All Directions to Generate Energy

<b>Micro Wind Turbine</b> proposes an alternative to solar panels that can be unreliable when there’s no sunshine. Electronic devices have played an …

Renewable Energy

The World’s Most Stable Currency Is Backed by Carbon

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>Meet the man behind the eco-friendly digital dollar.<p>Even casual viewers of Fox News have seen commercials for companies like Goldline.com. You send them money. They send you gold. It’s a smart pitch to the network’s core daytime audience of people who worry that …

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …

Cannabis

4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this …

Climate

This humble home appliance could be San Francisco’s secret climate weapon

In praise of unsexy clean energy technologies.<p>When it comes to clean energy, a few sexy technologies — solar panels, electric cars — get all the headlines. I blame you, the reading public. That’s what you click on!<p>But the workhorses of the clean energy transition, especially in the early years, are …

Startups and Asia: Land of opportunity or innovation doldrums?

Johanna Staaf, Director for New Ventures, Telenor Group, shares her thoughts and learnings on the Asian startup landscape, discussing five macro …

The U.S. is getting closer to Hillary Clinton’s vision of a ‘clean energy superpower’

During Monday’s presidential campaign debate, Hillary Clinton predicted, “Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.”<p>The implication was clear: That country could be us. And a new federal report suggests that we’ve recently been making strides in getting there.<p>The …

Renewable Energy
Snorkeling

Portable micro wind turbine prototype weighs 2 lbs and packs down to the size of an umbrella

<b>Lightweight, collapsible, and quick to deploy, this little wind generator might be a viable off-grid portable power source in places where solar</b> …

General Motors vows to run entirely on renewable energy by 2050

Manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) has vowed to run entirely on renewable energy by the middle of the century.<p>The company plans to generate its …

Renewable Energy

Germany sets a new solar storage record

solar installer (photo Greens MPs)<i>With the most photovoltaic capacity of any country in Europe, Germany has begun to store its excess solar power to</i> …

Energy

From California to Vancouver Island, we’re all vulnerable when “The Big One” happens

LONG BEFORE EUROPEANS LANDED ON THESE SHORES, the Cascadian Subduction Zone has terrified denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The region has endured …

Geology