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New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns

(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, …

Clean Energy

Squeeze The Bacteria Out Of Water With A New Gel

In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe.<p>After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many without access to clean water, researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore …

Huge methane belch in Arctic could cost $60 trillion

A sudden methane burp in the Arctic could set the world back a colossal $60 trillion.<p>Billions of tonnes of the greenhouse gas methane are …

Democrats looking to build support for new climate change action

WASHINGTON-- Democrats on Capitol Hill sought to move climate change back to the front of the congressional agenda Thursday morning, after a long period of inaction.<p>But the testy back-and-forth at a hearing of the<p>Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Sen.Barbara …

Climate

Global Climate Report - June 2013 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Contents of this Section:<p>Collapse ↑<p>Note: GHCN-M Data Notice<p>An omission in processing a correction algorithm led to some small errors on the Global …

New thermocell could harvest 'waste heat'

(Phys.org) —Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.<p>A small team …

Clean Energy

NASA warns Arctic thaw could have huge impact on global warming

The Arctic's permafrost soils have NASA worried. Scientists monitoring carbon levels in the top layers of Arctic soils have identified huge deposits that, if thawed sufficiently, could upset its carbon balance and magnify the impacts of global warming. The agency estimates that the Arctic's …

The Energy Fix: How Geography Drives Energy Development

The importance of global landscapes<p>Worldwide renewable energy production reached 66.83 quadrillion BTUs in 2010. The countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development—which keeps detailed records for its 34 members [see map]—produced 16.50 quadrillion BTUs that year. Which …

Global temperature rise could have 'disastrous implications', according to energy report

Carbon pollution climbs for another year, despite positive trends in US and China<p>Earth could suffer "disastrous implications" in the coming years if the globe's average temperature rises on the high-end projections of a new report released today by the International Energy Agency, an international …

Infographic: This Is What's Causing Climate Change

Wow, maybe we should stop cutting down so many trees.<p>If you tried to list the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, you might say cars, or cows, or airplanes. Those are all major problem sources, but they're not the only ones, or even necessarily the biggest ones.<p>Ecofys, a sort of …