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4 Must See Climate Films in 2017

By Daisy Simmons<p>When climate denial and "alternative facts" pervade the body politic, it's time to zoom in on the science. Climate change is real and …

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables<p>Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Solve Ocean 'Carbon Sink' Puzzle

By Robert McSweeney<p>The oceans are a hugely important "carbon sink," helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would …

Climate Change

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a combination of over 2,500 shrubs and plants.<p>But it's not all about how it looks: The Nanjing Towers …

Startups in China are reigniting a passion for cycling

Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: The humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of startups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly colored two wheelers.<p>The bike-share concept has attracted …

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Natural Gas