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Biochar Squelches Emissions From Biofuel Crops

On the surface, biofuels seem like the perfect solution to our oil and gas addiction. Make the same kind of fuel from plants and make cars that can …

Solar A Boon For Cash-Strapped Schools

On March 11, a small elementary school district in Salinas, California took a big leap forward: with a unanimous vote, the school board approved …

Renewable Energy Stations That Double As Wildlife Reserves

Ecotricity, the world’s first ever green energy company, will form a partnership with the British Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to …

An urban farming oasis is saved from the bulldozer blade

There is one thing no gardener wants to hear: “Don’t plant this spring.” But that’s the word Angela Stanbery-Ebner received in February while …

Can we shift to renewable energy? Yes. As to how …

<i>We will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking</i> …

Ask Umbra: What can the Star Wars planets teach us?

Send your question to Umbra!<p>Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>This might sound a little out there, but whenever I think about climate change, I picture us all ending up</b> …

Germany’s solar-power success: Too much of a good thing?

It’s been a long, dark winter in Germany. In fact, there hasn’t been this little sun since people started tracking such things back in the early …

Uncertainty, Knowledge, Statistics and Climate Change

The annual State of the Climate report, issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for last year, stated: "In 2012, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average annual temperature of 55.3°F was 3.2°F above the 20th-century average, and was the warmest year in the 1895-2012 period …

Climate Change

Breaking News: Climate Change Is Real, But the Earth Is Actually Cooling Rapidly

In a stunning development today, the community of global climate scientists announced that the problem of global warming is actually one of global cooling, overturning decades of previously accepted, peer-reviewed science. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a graduate student at the University of …

Climate Change

Lake Erie Algae Blooms Expected To Continue, Threatening Ecosystem, People (PHOTOS)

<i>From Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer:</i><p>Lake Erie is under attack from noxious algae blooms, and the problem only looks likely to get worse if something isn't done to reverse the trend, new research suggests.<p>In the summer of 2011, western Lake Erie turned a noxious green, as a massive …

Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That’s exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have …

Invention of the day: A bladeless wind turbine

It may look like a giant airplane window strung with Venetian blinds, but this structure, designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo and installed …