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Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country

Near the top of Cheat Mountain in West Virginia, bulldozer operator Bill Moore gazes down a steep slope littered with toppled conifers. Tangled roots …

Environment

USGBC Adopts Resilient Design Standard to Adapt Buildings, Neighborhoods to Changing Climate

While the <b>LEED</b> rating system has faced criticism for its narrow scope, hefty price tag and preference for context-ignorant cleantech, a new resilient …

Sustainability

Turning hurricanes into music: Can listening to storms help us understand them better?

During the 2017 hurricane season, major storms in the North Atlantic devastated communities in and around Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the wider …

Weather

After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw

And if you don’t eat it, it can go in the compost–or just dissolve in the ocean.<p>One hundred and fifty years ago, if you drank a mint julep with a straw, it was an actual straw, made of ryegrass. Then came the paper straw–to solve the problem that ryegrass tended to become mushy and ruin a drink–and …

Gardening

Scientists partner with puffins to study ocean health

Marine biologists have a lot of high-tech tools at their disposal. But sometimes, to get the job done, they just need a puffin.<p>Yes, a puffin. The …

Oceans

Dutch designers convert algae into a biopolymer that can be used for 3D printing

Dutch designers Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros have developed a bioplastic made from algae, which they believe could completely replace …

Sustainability

KQED

Blue whales, grays and humpbacks are traveling south along the California coast this month to their annual breeding grounds in warm Mexican waters. …

Oceans

2018 | Changing the Current to Power the Future

Toyota Corporation supports the Energy Observer Expedition | Image: <b>Toyota Europe</b><p><b>Changing the Current to Power the Future</b><p>Posted 11.27.17 by Carol …

Energy

There's now a vessel that produces zero pollution

The Hydrogen passenger shuttle was recently certified to operate as a seagoing vessel by Lloyd's Register

Energy

Millions of microfibers in wastewater from every wash

Amsterdam, 24 November 2017 – Between 600,000 and 17,700,000 microfibers are released in every 5-kilo wash; that is the equivalent of 0.43 to 1.27 …

Water

The Fight for Greener Ships That May Make or Break U.N. Climate Goals

The platform overlooking the Panama Canal’s Pacific exit is buzzing with energy on a muggy October afternoon. Tourists cram together, jostling for …

Climate

The 'lost 99%' of microplastic ocean pollutants can now be identified

Estimates of how much plastic is in the ocean are not accurately represented as microplastics are hard to identify.<p>A team of researchers form the …

Oceans

New clean energy credit union to help consumers go green, save money

The CECU will help Americans in all 50 states get loans for solar panels, electric cars, and more.<p>Donald Trump’s election has led many environmentalists to despair over the federal government’s stance towards clean energy and regulations. Even with states and cities trying to take the lead on …

Clean Energy

Can Yamuna be saved? At University of Virginia, the answer is yes

It’s an important mission for an institute in faraway US, the University of Virginia (UVA) to be precise. It involves reviving a river we hold sacred …

India

Nano Mission

UVA’s craft will conduct atmospheric density studies. The objective is to better understand the rates at which low-orbiting spacecraft decelerate and …

Hampton Roads

Tiny prefab ‘A-frame’ home sets up in 6 hours

M.A.DI. house is delivered flatpack and unfolds<p>Another unfolding prefab structure has popped up on the tiny-mobile-home scene, and this one even comes flatpack. What’s more, it boasts an on-trend A-frame construction, is earthquake-resistant, and requires no foundational soil when used as a …

Mobile

How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes

<b>From fashion to energy - the rind and seeds of Sicily's most famous citrus fruit, the humble orange, are being used in a range of greener, healthier business initiatives.</b><p>In 2011, Adriana Santonocito was a design student in Milan when she first had the idea of making sustainable textiles from what …

Recycling

The Surprising Way Seabird Poop Helps Keep the Arctic Cool

There's no end to the unexpected ways nature is interconnected, but this is definitely one of the more humorous examples.<p>According to new research in</i> …

Bedford Green House encourages affordable green living with rooftop fish and produce garden

Like many new buildings being built in New York City, Bedford Green House in the Bronx will be energy efficient with an environmentally friendly …

Farming

Kodiak’s commercial kelp harvest begins inside a seaweed nursery

Tamsen Peeples stands in the room where Blue Evolution keeps its tanks full of seeded string, which will eventually grow into seaweed. (Photo by …

Alaska

New global survey reveals that everyone loves green energy — especially the Chinese

Also everyone hates coal.<p>I have written many times about the high levels of public support in the US for renewable energy — support that has been strikingly consistent over the years, despite the lack of similar enthusiasm among policymakers.<p>Now the Danish green energy company Ørsted (which used to …

Renewable Energy

Swim with wild dolphins - a healing Virtual Reality experience - 360ºVR preview

Virtual Reality

This Mercury-Safe Tuna Company Is On A Mission To Clean Up The Oceans

Through its fish-by-fish testing system, Safe Catch claims the lowest mercury concentration of any canned tuna company. Now, it wants to use its wealth of data to tackle the source of the contamination.<p>As Sean Wittenberg was wrapping up his undergrad degree at U.C. Davis in 2004, his mother was …

U.S. Department of Commerce

A plea for kelp: These farmers and chefs want to make seaweed the next superfood

Summer in southeast Alaska is kelp season for the cofounders of Barnacle Foods, Lia Heifetz and Matt Kern. Each week, the pair watches the tides and …

19th Century

Floating Homes • Nifty Homestead

Starting around 18,000 years ago, when the last ice age began receding, sea level has risen by about 400 feet. The National Climate Assessment …

Halong Bay

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe …

Climate

Planting trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases

The planet is still warming inexorably, with 2017 set to be one of the three hottest years on record, but a major programme of tree-planting could …

Climate Change

Is Bluefin Tuna Grown in a Lab the Next Wave of Sustainable Seafood?

Bluefin tuna is a sushi delicacy regularly sold for hundreds of dollars a pound or more. It’s also a fish that has been ravaged by overfishing. Both …

Great white shark pings off Delmarva coast

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Danielle Dixson of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at University of Delaware talks about researching shark …