Anne Curran

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Recycling sunlight: a solar cell revolution?

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight and boost the amount of energy captured from the sun's rays.<p>The world of solar cells could be on the …

Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

It seems that agriculture can now help as well as hinder the climate crisis. Yale lecturer Eric Toensmeier has been following the issue and written …

Climate

Painter captures the data of climate change in 7 stunning watercolors

Most paintings don’t come with an x- and y-axis. But for Jill Pelto, art is all about the numbers.<p>The artist, who graduated in December from the …

Glaciers

Architecture students design sustainable learning center for blooming community garden in L.A.

Cal Poly Pomona’s architecture students Kirill Volchinskiy, Hana Lemseffer and Necils Lopez have been working for more than a year on the design of …

Cities Moving on Clean Energy

American cities are reducing climate pollution by investing in energy efficiency, renewables, grid innovations, and clean transportation.<p><b>Energy</b> …

The Silent Revolution: On The Cusp Of Change

<b>Published on</b> February 14th, 2016 | <i>by Christopher Arcus</i><p>11<p>February 14th, 2016 by <b>Christopher Arcus</b><p>We are experiencing a quiet revolution. Everything …

Tiny House, Meet Roving Caravan: Olympia's Zyl Vardos

Ten years ago, the quintessential tiny house was a repurposed shipping container — industrial-modern and proud of it. That was fitting for a movement …

Why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>The United States is on track to shut down a record amount of coal-fired power plants in 2015. At the same time, it has installed a record amount of new solar energy capacity.<p>The past year, in other words, hints at a historic transition for the U.S. energy sector. From …

Fossil Fuels

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

image via lucidenergy.comYou’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts …

Water

2016: sustainable buildings go from being green to being good for you

Next year, builders and businesses will realize that buildings that are good for worker are also good for the bottom line<p>Over the past 20 years, green construction has gone from a niche enterprise to a major driver of new business. But in 2016, erecting sustainable, profitable green buildings will …

5 Ways to Reduce the Drivers of Climate Change

Climate change is fundamentally a development issue. It threatens to exacerbate poverty and hurt economic growth. At the same time, how countries …

The Most Comprehensive Map of a City's Carbon Footprint Ever

By focusing on emissions from goods consumed in a city, Berkeley researchers paint a more accurate picture.<p>The nations of the world committed to slashing carbon emissions at the COP21 summit in Paris last month, and now cities and communities must figure out how to actually do that. In order to …

A Blueprint for a Carbon-Free America

C40: 10 Global Cities Win Prestigious C40 Cities Awards

Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the third-annual C40 Cities Awards, recognizing ten global cities for …

12 charts that show the state of the US clean energy revolution

Largely seen as fringe technologies just a decade ago, clean energy resources are becoming truly mainstream in the United States.<p>About 70% of the new …

The greenest city mayors take home the fight against climate change

Photograph: kris krüg/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Gregor Robertson farmed organic fruits and vegetables before he got into politics.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/26/1448533072134/fdc92e07-1a60-42f9-bbcd-e3079911c93a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: kris …

Zuckerberg, Gates and other tech titans form clean energy investment coalition

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Virgin Group head Richard Branson<p>Billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and other high-profile entrepreneurs have pledged to spark a “new economic revolution” based …

Maryland Community Solar Moves Forward In Wake of Nationwide White House Initiative

Representatives from solar energy organizations gathered at the White House for the National Community Solar Summit November 17. At the end of the …

16 climate projects that are actually making a difference, according to the UN

There’s likely to be plenty of tension in the air when representatives of the world’s governments gather in Paris next month for a global conference on mitigating climate change. The United Nations said this morning that the plans offered so far won’t limit warming to the dangerous 2ºC …

Clean power takes off with 'breakthrough' into low-income communities

When California was building its carbon emissions cap and trade program, environmental justice activist Vien Truong and a few others came to the …

What’s the Real Point of Energy Efficiency? - Microgrid Knowledge

<i>Peter O’Connor, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, explains why energy efficiency must be considered as a means to an end — a way to do more with</i> …