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How fracking is stifling innovation in green buildings

The United States is experiencing an incredible domestic energy boom: energy imports are down and natural gas supplies are way up. But perhaps most …

Crushed Dreams and Moldy Memories: The Messages on Homes After Hurricane Katrina

Photographer Craig Boudreaux was personally impacted by the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Among the homes that were …

National Geographic Travel

The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future

Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here’s why<p>James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and author of "The Great Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," has recently become chairman of the Senate’s Environment …

Does Pooping Actually Affect Your Weight?

Everyone does it, but can it tip the scale?<p>Can spending some quality time on the porcelain throne throw your weight around in either direction? As it turns out, it can—but only a bit, says Mitzi Dulan, R.D., author of <i>The Pinterest Diet</i>. “It’s actually fairly simple," she says. "Depending on your …

Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously

image via youtube screen captureIt’s not the size of the buoy that counts. It’s the motion in the ocean. Actually, both are pretty important. At …

Clean Energy

European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy

February 26, 2015<p>Science has spoken, and the evidence is real. Climate change is happening, and it’s on track to spin out of control. Phasing out …

Renewable Energy
Climate Change

How Microgrids Could Bring Electricity To 1.5 Billion People

<i>This article was originally published in December 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Since most of the world has taken electric lights, air conditioning, ubiquitous power outlets and so on for granted for several generations, it’s easy to forget that more than 1.5 billion people on the planet – …

Energy

Obama Budget Aims to Make Solar and Wind Incentives Permanent

President Obama just unveiled a $3.99 trillion budget for 2016 that asks Congress for a permanent extension of tax credits for the solar and wind …

Answering the hardest question on campus

An American university can be like living in a fairy tale, but with trouble just outside the walls. (Photo: Yale University)<i>“…when you tell people</i> …

Climate

We go virtual trail biking on a robotic smart bike

It takes you less than 30 seconds sitting on top of Activetainment's Ebove B\01 smart bike before you start wishing you could own one. Sure, there are plenty of static exercise bikes that let you follow a trail with the benefit of a tablet strapped on top. There are a lot fewer bikes that are set …

This Floating Solar Balloon Can Power Remote Villages From Above

The Zéphyr could unfurl at the touch of a button and generate enough energy to keep a whole hospital running.<p>When relief agencies set up refugee camps, they need to bring in power quickly. That normally means diesel generators, which, while reliable, can be expensive to operate.<p>One possible …

Solar Power

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Renewable Energy