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Los Angeles is painting its streets to combat climate change

Paint is the Answer<p>The city of Los Angeles, California is pushing forward to fight against climate change and reduce slowly rising temperatures. This …

Scientists Are Investigating Warm Caves Under Antarctica Which Could Support Secret Life

"You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable."<p>Australian scientists investigating ice caves under Antarctica's glaciers say they are …

Scientists Are Working on a Plan to Re-Engineer the Planet to Reduce Hurricanes

Covering the Skies<p>By now, we are all well aware of the impact that anthropogenic climate change is having on our planet…or at least, we should be. …

These solar panels are actually creating drinking water out of thin air

An Arizona State University spin-off company, Zero Mass Water, is creating access to water for all, just like the air we breathe.<p>Their special solar …

Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to …

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States, cities pledge action on climate even without Trump

If President Donald Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the U.S. to fight global warming dry up?Hardly. …

SolarGaps blinds generate solar electricity while shading your windows

<b>These plug-and-play solar smart blinds track the sun's angle in the sky throughout the day and produce clean electricity for home or office.</b><p>For those …

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Obama defends Paris climate accord as Trump mulls ditching it

<b>Milan, Italy (CNN) —</b> Former US President Barack Obama praised his administration's record on climate change Tuesday, just as the Trump administration struggles with an internal rift over whether to pull out of the Paris climate accord.<p>The Paris Agreement was in part brokered by Obama and was seen …

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Pruitt removes scientists from key EPA board

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed half the scientists who serve on a science review board that plays a crucial role in the work the EPA does, CNN has learned Monday.<p>The EPA relies heavily on the scientific guidance of the group when it comes to air and water quality …

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GoSun Sport review: Portable solar oven makes cooking fun yet goofy

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Hey, what’s the most impractical and bizarre way to cook dinner?” then good news: The GoSun solar cooking solution is here.GoSun makes a wide range of solar ovens, and the GoSun Sport is billed as its fastest solar cooking solution. Portable and lightweight at 7.5 …

Solar Power: What to Know Before You Install Your System

The most common type of home solar power system features photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert sunlight into electricity. These panels are typically …

The case for transforming Californian gridlock into a green energy source

The Golden State's congested freeways could be a boon for large-scale piezoelectric power generation.<p>Considering that Las Vegas streetlights are now …

Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new …

'Science is real,' marchers in nation's capital and worldwide declare

Scientists and their supporters took to the streets of Washington and other cities around the country and the world Saturday, with many expressing worries about a diminishing role for fact-based research under the Trump administration.<p>Waving signs with slogans like "Science is Real" and "Ask for …

New Discovery in Antarctica Suggests Ice Sheets Could Disappear Way Faster Than Previously Thought

Antarctica’s ice may melt faster than previously thought as result of a newly discovered network of lakes and streams that destabilize the …

A New Device Could Utterly Transform How We Produce Energy

Renewable Energy Technologies<p>Much of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels — for now. More people are becoming aware of the damaging …

I’m a Tea Party conservative. Here’s how to win over Republicans on renewable energy.

Activist Debbie Dooley has some choice words for individuals who believe that fossil fuels have no impact on the environment. “If you think fossil fuel is not damaging the environment,” she says, “pull your car in a garage, start up your engine, and inhale the exhaust fumes for a few minutes and …

The 3 Stages of a Country Embracing Renewable Energy

The world is undergoing a transformation in how it gets its power. In Germany, we have a word for it: <i>Energiewende</i>. It means energy turning point. (We use the same word <i>Wende</i> to describe the fall of the Berlin Wall and all the dramatic changes that came with it.)<p>In this transformation, we are …

Tesla Overtakes GM to Become Most Valuable US Auto Maker

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) on Monday became the largest U.S. auto maker by market value, overtaking General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) -- a feat that would have seemed highly improbable 13 years ago when the electric-car maker first began tinkering with the idea of making a sports car.<p>Shares of Palo Alto, …

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

Going Green<p>When it comes to the environment, greener is generally better. Except of course, when it comes to ecosystems that are specifically defined …

Humans living on Mars will EVOLVE into a different species explains leading scientist

The first humans to settle on Mars could undergo speedy evolutionary changes in order to adapt to the hostile environment.<p>Scott Soloman, an …

White House Fence Jumper Jonathan Tran Freed Under Court-Ordered Monitoring

U.S. news<p>The 26-year-old man who jumped the fence at the White House last week was released Monday and ordered to stick close to his Northern California home until his April court date in Washington, D.C.<p>Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, wearing a backpack and carrying a letter to President Donald Trump, was …

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This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

by Karla Lant March 13, 2017 Hard Science 138982<p>Einstein For Millennials<p>At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request …

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

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WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier — if that’s possible

<b>(AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>WikiLeaks’ new trove suggests the CIA could easily fake a Russian hack. It’s no smoking gun, but it’s disturbing<p>Danielle Ryan<p>March 12, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Russia hacked the election. Russia didn’t hack the election. Russia sort …

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating.<p>SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who …

The US Government Has Issued NASA a Demand - Get Humans to Mars by 2033

Keeping up with the space race.<p>Both chambers of Congress just passed the NASA Authorisation Act of 2017. With this transformative development, the …

Green Investors Bolster Socially Responsible Funds

The surprise election of President Donald Trump inspired an outpouring of protests across the country. The Women’s March that took place the day …

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