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Setting Aside Half the Earth for ''Rewilding'': The Ethical Dimension

Wildlife corridors: four propsals to "rewild" portions of North America. (Photo: Smithsonian Institute)<p>A much-anticipated book in conservation and …

Ecology

Scientists say they have found a way to transform carbon dioxide in the air into valuable materials

A group of scientists from George Washington University, led by Dr. Stuart Licht, say they have developed a technology to economically convert atmospheric CO2 directly into highly valued carbon nanofibers.<p>"Rather than an attempt to survive the climate change consequences of flooding, wildfires, …

Carbon Dioxide

An 'artificial leaf' could one day power the world with clean energy

The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they've found an …

Google’s new project could convince you to buy solar panels

Google wants to make it easy for people to consider using solar power for their homes. Today it launched a tool called Project Sunroof, which uses Google Maps data to calculate your roof’s solar energy potential.<p>It’s a simple but clever system: using high resolution satellite imagery, Google …

Solar Power

Stop wasting gas in the city with the app that knows when traffic lights will change

Over the last 50 years, automakers have poured billions of dollars into making more fuel-efficient cars, and experts have delivered an endless series …

Driverless Cars

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

Algae

Undamming rivers can offer a new source for clean energy

Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish. Why not free our rivers from these ageing structures and build solar farms in the drained reservoirs? Yale Environment 360 reports<p>Hydroelectric power is often touted as clean energy, but this claim is …

Climate change and national security: Pentagon warning and vast new Russia Arctic claim.

Global warming could turn the Arctic into a 21st-century battlefield, and the United States isn’t prepared. That’s the key takeaway from a new …

National Security

Only One Loser In Obama's Clean Power Plan

President Obama announced EPA’s new Clean Power Plan at the White House yesterday, citing the need to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as an historic step in taking real action on climate change.<p>Natural gas, renewables, nuclear and efficiency are the winners. Coal is the loser.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Could Spark Solar Energy Progress

<b>Published on</b> August 1st, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>41<p>Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Could Spark Solar Energy Progress<p>August 1st, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>From the …

Clean Energy

Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction

Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.<p>Over the last century, …

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

Electric Vehicles

'Grow Chicago' Shows the How and Why of Transit Oriented Development

"Yesterday, the Metropolitan Planning Planning [sic] Council launched “Grow Chicago,” a new policy change initiative to unleash growth in the city by …

Climate