Nurlin Amirudin

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Bright Idea: This Lamp Harvests Its Own Energy From Plants

Now that's green energy. Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers and her team are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by living plants.<p>The …

Clean Energy

This new battery runs on seawater

There have been so many new approaches to batteries lately that it's hard to keep track of them all, but most of them have one thing in common: they …

Clean Energy

Here Are All The Risks of Climate Change in a Single Graph

Prepare yourself.<p>Whether you like it or not, climate change is happening, and most scientists agree that it's been exacerbated by human …

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

According to one study, average electric-car battery costs declined every year between 2010 and 2015.<p>High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have …

Uber's Mildly Helpful Data Tool Could Help Cities Fix Streets

Uber has a rocky history with city governments—to put it mildly. As the ridesharing giant has spread its services over the globe, it has jumped into …

Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife

As international trade threatens vulnerable species and natural resources, new maps show some unexpected connections.<p>In a world driven by a globalized economy, the biggest threat to an endangered species is often fueled by consumer demand thousands of miles away. And this makes protection of …

Biodiversity

H is for Hero: Five Little-Known Hydrogen Superpowers

<b>Nicole Stricker--Idaho National Laboratory</b><p>Did you know that humble little hydrogen is an ideal energy carrier and an essential component of many …

One of the world's major fossil-fuel producers is putting a price on carbon

The Canadian government has a new framework to put a price on carbon emissions nationwide - a sign that international momentum to tackle climate change isn't evaporating despite a possible US withdrawal from the global climate fight when Donald Trump becomes president.<p>The idea behind a carbon price …

Fossil Fuels

Make China Great Again: Six Ways Trump's Energy And Climate Policies Work... For China

Mid-way through the two-week negotiation sessions at the UN climate talks in Morocco in November, results of the US presidential election landed with …

Why Our Cities Need To Go On A Resource Diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s land surface but generate about 70% of GDP and house more than …

Sustainability

Modular sidewalk paving system harvests solar & kinetic energy, and is made from recycled plastic

<b>Move over, solar freakin' roadways. A Hungarian startup is generating energy from sidewalks with its pavers.</b><p>Although conventional wisdom has it that …

Clean Energy

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …