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Solar blinds for £200 ‘could turn your windows into generators and cut energy bills by three quarters’

It’s one of those ideas which suddenly makes sense as soon as you think about it – window blinds which are also solar panels.<p>An inventor claims that …

What is climate change? The definition, causes and effects

Carbon dioxide is colourless. We produce it just by breathing. But combustion – from fuel or friction – leaves darker traces. Once a point of …

Fossil Fuels

The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now<p>The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is <i>how</i> to address climate …

Fossil Fuels

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating.<p>SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who …

Hawaii

Patagonia — On the ninth night of our float down the Kongakut...

Denmark’s behemoth wind turbine is breaking power-production records

It recently generated a mind-blowing 216,000 kWh of power in a single 24-hour span<p>Denmark recently unveiled the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, a massive structure rising 721 feet tall and capable of producing 9 megawatts (MW). The facility, located off the coast of Østerild, Denmark, …

Electric cars and solar power could freeze fossil fuel growth by 2020

Fossil fuels could officially be a thing of the past as early as 2020, according to a new report. The report shows the declining costs of electric …

Trump’s election marks the end of any serious hope of limiting climate change to 2 degrees

Widespread suffering and misery from climate change are now effectively inevitable.<p>The nations of the world have agreed that allowing global average temperature to rise more than 2 degrees from preindustrial levels would be a disaster — that 2 degrees should be avoided at all costs, and that …

Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

Science has a long and storied history of looking for one thing but finding something better instead. Penicillin, radioactivity, science boxes...I mean microwave ovens -- all of these discoveries came in the the search for something else. On Monday, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory …

Meet the California Crew That Brought Sex, Drugs, and Free Jazz to Rock Climbing—and Made it the Most Stylish Sport of the 1970s | GQ

Rock climbing is exploding nationwide right now, with new climbing walls opening every day and people like our cover star, Jared Leto, blowing up Instagram. But to find the source of rock climbing's cool, you have to go back to the 1970's. That's when a California crew called The Stonemasters took …

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Climbing Officially Approved for 2020 Olympics

283K<p>SHARES<p>It's official. Climbers will compete for gold in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Today the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved …

Climbing

Japan Dominates Final IFSC Bouldering World Cup | Climbing Daily Ep.760

Climbing

"The Fields": A Bouldering Film

<i>The Fields</i> is a short documentary from Clayton Arnall that follows climber Andy White as he develops the bouldering scene in the Okanagan, an area just south of Kelowna, BC. After a life-threatening accident on a trad climb, Andy turned to bouldering and hasn’t looked back since. Whether you are a …

Bouldering

Bouldering's Rising Star Ryuichi Murai Sends Three 8C’s In A Month

Bouldering

Eremo Hermitage Cabin in Vallais, SwitzerlandContributed by...

Eremo Hermitage Cabin in <b>Vallais, Switzerland</b>Contributed by Brother Brahmachari Markus:This stable with barn in the Swiss Alps has been arranged as a …

Kragerø, NorwayContributed by Kristofer Karlsen

<b>Kragerø, Norway</b>Contributed by Kristofer Karlsen

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This is huge!

Boulder, Colorado Mayor Suzanne Jones announced Wednesday that the city would commit to being powered by 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. …

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Seven things to know about the G20’s low carbon progress

Extreme-weather winters are becoming more common in US, research shows

This past July was the hottest single month in Earth's recorded history, but warming isn't the only danger climate change holds in store. Recent …

Climate Change

Patagonia — Exploring emerald sea caves on the salty frontier...

BeCool Power Tech system creates energy from your home AC

In summers of the future, you may not have to choose between keeping cool and saving money — at least, not if the BeCool HVAC system makes it big. …

Natural Gas

Climbing Passes Major Hurdle on Road to 2020 Olympics

17.2K<p>SHARES<p>This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board supported a proposal to add five new sports to the 2020 Olympics in …

Climbing

Rock Climbing in Rio, Brazil

One climber finds uncommon adventure in a city whose soul is found at the beach<p>2.6K<p>SHARES<p>I dip my handinto my chalkbag and feel a thick paste. I’m …

Patagonia — Just a random day in Red Rocks, Nevada…

Patagonia — I and the salmonfly. Lower Deschutes River,...