Stefanie Waterman

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Baltimore's Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Devour 50,000 Pounds of Harbor Trash Every Day

Trash isn't a pretty sight, but Baltimore's new Water Wheel actually makes collecting garbage look cool and fun. Powered by 30 solar panels and the …

Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with …

Solar-Powered Blue Forest Eco Classroom Harvests Drinking Water from its Green Roof

Why didn't they make classrooms like this when we were kids? A new off-grid teaching space in the UK is set to inspire the next generation of …

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year’s Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for …

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

Solar farm powering remote Indigenous community receives $4.6m boost

A solar energy project in a remote Indigenous community is the latest recipient of commonwealth funds from an agency which is on the federal government’s hit list.<p>The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will on Friday announce $4.6m for the expansion of the Doomadgee solar farm in north-west …

Rent to own solar systems hope to prevent blackouts in Nepal’s hospitals

Imagine giving birth at night and the lights in the hospital suddenly go out. Or, worse, picture yourself struggling for life on an oxygen machine, only for the hospital to face a power blackout. Such scenarios are part of every day life in Nepal’s rural areas, where daily power cuts can easily …

Spain Met More than a Third of July's Electricity Demand with Wind and Solar Power

July was a banner month in Spain in terms of renewable energy production with 34 percent of the country’s energy needs being met by wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Solar Problems Are Myriad, But Not Always Too Relevant

(Someone once said that a reporter describes a battle, while a pundit shoots the survivors, and the next two pieces will reflect that, as I challenge the extreme views pro and con for solar power.)<p>Scientific American, not usually opposed to new power technologies, has been the latest to weigh in on …

This Startup Is Replacing Phone And Tablet Batteries With Invisible Solar Panels

The company is developing transparent solar panels that will sit directly on top of your phone, totally replacing the need for a battery and taking chargers out of the equation.<p>Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView Power technology can convert ambient light into electricity without distorting the display …

Associated Press News

Geothermal Power Steaming Over Wind And Solar Energies

All the talk about the government subsidies given to the various energy forms has one fuel source steaming: geothermal power, which ranks fourth among all renewable energies in terms of total capacity — after wind, solar and hydro.<p>Geothermal stands in the shadows of the higher profile green …

Google Buys Second Texas Wind Farm for $75 Million

“It sure is windy in Texas,” Google shared on its blog. “So windy, in fact, that we’ve made another wind energy investment there.”<p>The Internet giant finalized a deal in late December to invest $75 million in the Panhandle 2 wind farm in Carson County, outside of Amarillo.<p>“The 182 Megawatt facility, …

Wind Farm Health Impacts Dismissed in Court

Wind health impacts have been dismissed over and over again in court as opponents of wind farms attempt to prove that wind turbines harm human health. A report released by the Energy and Policy Institute documents how health impacts claims by wind energy opponents have been soundly rejected in …

Hurricane Bertha Leads to Record Wind Energy Levels for August

The recent bout of stormy weather may have cast a shadow over many people's summer plans, but it has resulted in record summertime yields for …

Britain's Booming Offshore Wind Industry Could Shield Country Against Russian Gas Volatility

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but is also vital to national security, says UK Secretary …

Wind farms vs wildlife

The shocking environmental cost of renewable energy<p>Wind turbines only last for ‘half as long as previously thought’, according to a new study. But even in their short lifespans, those turbines can do a lot of damage. Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, …

In Two Years, Denmark's Wind Power Will Be Half the Cost of Fossil Fuels

Wind power is officially the cheapest source of energy in Denmark.<p>Wind power is officially the cheapest source of energy in Denmark, according to the nation's government—and by 2016, it claims the electricity whipped up by its newest turbines will be half the price of fossil fuels like coal and …

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

<b>The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.</b><p>Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.<p>The latest theory says that a naturally occurring 30-year …

Oceans Trapped Heat During This 'Global Warming Pause,' Which Won't Last Long

Much of the heat has been dragged under the ocean, but natural currents will bring it back within a decade.<p>After 30 years of unprecedented warming, the rise of global average air temperatures has slowed since 1999, leading to what skeptics and the media have dubbed a "global warming pause."<p>"Every …

Global Warming Pause 'Due to Atlantic Ocean Carrying Heat Deep Down'

The Atlantic ocean could be contributing to the 'pause' in global warming by drawing down heat by nearly a mile, according to a new study.<p>The …

Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right

Although the global climate has continued to build up heat at an incredibly rapid rate, there has been a keen focus among climate contrarians and in the media on the slowdown of the warming at the Earth’s surface. The slowdown is in fact a double cherry pick – it focuses only on the 2% of global …

Scientists Propose Using Lasers to Fight Global Warming From Space

Scientists want to build two new laser-toting satellites: One that can grow cloud cover on Earth, and one that can blast greenhouse gases out of the sky.<p>At the world's first major geoengineering conference, two separate scientists put forward proposals to use lasers to modify the Earth's climate …

Global warming is already here and could be irreversible, UN panel says

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.<p>The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft …

Global warming could already be irreversible, UN report says

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.<p>The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft …

Where are we to turn if we want to be ethical food shoppers these days?

I'm dithering in the baking aisle, again. Around me more efficient shoppers swoop and are gone, while I'm still hand-wringing over the sugars. Usually I'd go for the Fairtrade stuff on ethical grounds, but with the release of a report suggesting the scheme has done little to improve the lives of …

The hi-tech tools emerging to help build a sustainable food system

In a world of widespread antibiotic and pesticide overuse, factory farming, food miles and patent-protected seeds, it's easy to feel, as consumers, that we have little control over the food available to us. This sense of disconnect isn't helped by the widespread use of technology enabling so-called …

Sustainable Food: Positive Happenings

Where does your food come from, and who's making sure it's being produced responsibly? Our food editors explore the sustainable food initiatives happening right now in the U.S.<p>Why was senior associate food editor Greg Lofts talking about the issues surrounding sustainable food and agriculture? …