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The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>AMAZONAS, Brazil – At the base of a towering, 150-foot-high angelim tree, the scattered sloth claws and clumps of fur are a dead giveaway.<p>The tree contains the nest of a harpy eagle, a bird so powerful it kills monkeys and sloths by tearing them from the trees with its …

Forests

Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

Solar Panels

The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years Ago

Documents show that the gas company that is currently spewing 100,000 pounds of methane into California’s air knew about leaks long before this one sprang.<p>Last fall, a 7-inch injection well pipe ruptured 500 feet below the surface of Los Angeles, after ferrying natural gas for six decades. The …

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How one man plans to make billions selling Mojave desert water

Scott Slater wants to pump billions of gallons to LA and other drought-hit cities - and make $2.4bn in the process<p>Scott Slater has a plan. It is not a popular plan, but he wants to pump 814bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and other drought-stricken communities in …

Elon Musk just made an incredibly important point about solar energy

Visionaries like Elon Musk know how underrated solar power is.<p>In an interview on December 15 at the American Geophysical Union meeting, Musk mentioned that if we covered just a corner of Utah or Nevada with solar panels, we could power the entire US, as Nature News' Lauren Morello reported.<p>This …

Solar Power

German Social Democrats debate climate 'killer' coal

A call by Germany's environment minister that the nation fast-track its coal exit has riled her party. A report says Germany is exporting coal …

Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.<p>On the Republican side, Jeb Bush would phase out tax …

India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Conjuring images of a dystopia, the shroud of bad air blanketing New Delhi in recent weeks has intensified global pressure on India to curb its greenhouse gas emissions.<p>India will arrive at the climate change summit in Paris next week as the third biggest generator of fossil fuel pollution blamed …

Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles

If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade.<p>The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $62.05, implying a drastic change in the economic landscape …

139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for …

Why are autumn leaves mostly yellow in Europe and red in North America?

Evolution provides the answer – or, rather, a whole lot of intriguing answers<p>The stunning display of autumn is almost over – a few tattered yellow and russet leaves still cling to almost bare branches. I’ve loved these last few weeks, getting out into the woods to soak my retinae in the reds, …