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The world’s first floating wind farm has already exceeded expectations

Hywind is the first commercial floating wind farm, located more than 15 miles off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the North Sea. Built by …

Toddler Awestruck by Michelle Obama's Portrait Thought She Was a Queen

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama's official White House portraits are nothing short of legendary. Michelle's …

Climate Scientists Exiled by Trump Form Panel to Continue Work

The Trump administration disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change last year but the scientists on the panel won’t be deterred. …

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

Ocean dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, scientists have warned, while the number of very low oxygen sites near coasts have multiplied tenfold. Most sea creatures cannot survive in these zones and current trends would lead to mass extinction in the long run, risking …

Global Warming

The simple packing math that means you never, ever need to check a bag

Quick: think of a short list of the most frequent-traveling people that you know. Whether that list is full of frequent flying points-chasers who are well-acquainted with in-flight mimosas or budget backpackers who spend most of their time in coach, I’m willing to bet they have one thing in common: …

Painkillers

Here's the Secret Weapon for Decluttering Your Space

Sometimes the biggest obstacle standing between you and a cleaner, clutter-free home is an unwillingness to just let go of unneeded stuff. When faced …

Joanna Gaines Has a Tip For Dealing With Sentimental Clutter

If one of your resolutions is to declutter in 2018 (ahem, we have a January Cure for that), but you find it hard to let go of the sentimental items, …

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Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Climate

10 Black-Owned Brands to Know

On Small Business Saturday and beyond.<p>Today, when #Blacklivesmatter is more of a battle cry than a hashtag, where you choose to spend your money is more important than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of black-owned businesses to shop from, guaranteeing the value and impact of your dollars.<p>In the …

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Everything you need to know about Tesla's new solar business

Although the company has always offered energy storage options, like its Powerwall and Powerpack, Tesla has officially solidified itself as a player in the energy space by acquiring SolarCity in a deal worth roughly $2 billion. Now Tesla will be responsible for solar installation and financing in …

This island is powered entirely by solar panels and batteries thanks to SolarCity

SolarCity was applauded when it announced its plans for solar roofs earlier this year. Now, it appears it is in the business of creating solar …

Blockchain technology is coming to the solar panels on your roof

Where there’s a market with creaking infrastructure to be disrupted, blockchain technology will disrupt it. At least that’s what some proponents of blockchain tech, which shares many of the same principles underpinning bitcoin, are hoping to do with the energy sector.<p>While blockchain tech has taken …

Solar Panels

21 Brilliant Black Voices We're Thankful For This Year

Bless them all.<p>Let’s be honest: 2016 was one of the <b>worst years ever</b>. For black people, it was especially trying thanks the the racism that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (and eventual election) incited amongst white nationalists. Then there was, of course, the numerous unjust shooting deaths …

The feds just gave batteries and rooftop solar panels access to big-time energy markets

Distributed energy will be able to play in wholesale energy markets. That’s a big deal.<p>Given the state of US politics, it’s safe to say that very few people are paying attention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) right now — even fewer than usual, I mean.<p>However, in its quiet and …

Denying climate change is only part of it: 5 ways Donald Trump spells doom for the environment

President-elect Donald Trump is no friend to planet Earth. Here are some reasons why<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>If the world's governments don't prevent the planet's surface temperature from increasing more than 2°C, then life on Earth will become a difficult proposition for many …

2016 on Course to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

This year is on course to be the hottest since measurements began in the 19th century, the U.N. weather agency said.<p>The World Meteorological …

China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge | Reuters

WUJIANG, China (Reuters) - Thousands of tonnes of urban waste are hidden behind scrubbed white walls at a new power plant on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Wujiang, with even its chimney disguised as a clock tower.<p>Desperate to fight mounting trash problems but wary of public opposition, China …

Environmentalism

'Save The Planet' Really Should Be 'Save Humans'

As Donald Trump prepares to become President of the United States, many environmentalists have expressed concerns about “The Planet.” Elizabeth Kolbert writing for the <i>New Yorker</i> used the headline “With Trump, Coal Wins, Planet Loses.” Justin Worland titled his <i>Time</i> piece “Donald Trump’s Victory …

Environmentalism

Smart Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Commute to Work

For those of us who live far away from work, the daily commute can seem like wasted time. We usually fall into the trap of hopping on the bus and …

Commuting

13-Year-Old Wins Top Prize: Makes Wind Energy Device That Costs Just $5

A 13-year-old student from Ohio won the top prize at the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Tuesday for developing a …

3 Foods that Strengthen Natural Hair

Although I will not be parted from my commercial hair conditioner, I would have to be blind to fail to see the increasing trend of naturals wanting …

Style: Robyn in California

<b>Introduce yourself!<br>R:</b> I’m Robyn The Bank… government Robyn Troup. I am a Texas babe, born and raised, but now I reside in Sunny …

Style: Natalie in California

<b>Introduce yourself!<br>N:</b> Hi! I’m Natalie of The Tiny Closet and I just moved with my new husband to Los Angeles where he is a photographer and …

True Life: I Date a Natural Hair Blogger

<i>Even with all the faults, the natural hair community is consistently one of the places where Black women are empowered and encouraged to embrace</i> …