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Republican mayor transforms California city into ‘the solar capital of the universe’

<i>By Jeremy Deaton</i>Some cities were hit hard by the Great Recession. Lancaster, California was positively clobbered. In the summer of 2009, the …

Renewable Energy

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed an inexpensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries that could better help us …

Batteries

Hacking a Power Grid in Three (Not-So-Easy) Steps

In 2017, it can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders. Over just the last four months, news has emerged …

Cybersecurity

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground<p>Some of us don’t …

Climate

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Medicine

"Bedroom Plants" Are Just What You Need to Sleep Better at Night

They might also help prevent colds and allergies.<p>This spring, everyone was obsessing over "shower plants," which can help keep your bathroom clean. But the benefits of house plants don't end there. Now, more and more people on Pinterest are putting plants (whether hanging or potted) in their …

Plants

Federal officials accidentally emailed a reporter their plans to spin Puerto Rico.

In late September, the Pentagon included Bloomberg News climate reporter Christopher Flavelle on a series of emails meant for Pentagon employees.<p>The …

Carmen Yulín Cruz

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Climate

What Does It Cost To Start A New Farm?

The cost of land–among many other factors–makes the idea of independent farms setting up shop almost impossible.<p>The average age of an American farmer is now 58.3–a number that’s been increasing for three decades. About 40% of farmers are 65 and over. And fewer younger people are entering the …

Farming

Meet the solar-powered electric motorhome we've all been waiting for

Tesla and Cummins are making waves right now with their new electric-powered semi trucks, but one other long-range vehicle has yet to make a …

Making seawater into drinking water with the help of the sun

In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered …

Water

Tesla Finishes First Solar Roofs—Including Elon’s House

First the Model 3 electric car. Now the solar roof. In just one week, Tesla has challenged two distinct industries with radically new products.<p>Tesla …

Clean Energy

If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?

Climate Change<p>Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts …

Climate Change

100% solar-powered winery keeps naturally cool with cork-insulated roofs

An off-grid Spanish winery is harnessing the full power of the sun to ripen grapes and turn the fruit into wine. Local studio Munarq Arquitectes …

Off-grid

Climate Change Will Shift U.S. Wealth From South to North

The poorest counties pay the highest price.<p>Most people can agree that climate change sucks, but it’s definitely going to suck more for certain …

The 15 Greenest Countries in the World

Solar and wind energies are becoming way cheaper, and these nations have taken notice.<p>There are 195 countries in the world, some of which are keen on …

California's governor is ramping up his battle with Trump by inviting 'the whole world' to a climate summit

On July 6, California Gov. Jerry Brown will announce that San Francisco will hold its own global climate action summit in September 2018 — with or without President Trump.<p>According to The New York Times, Brown plans to issue a global invitation via a video address at a festival in Hamburg, Germany. …

Climate

Solar Panels Installed Atop Brockton Landfill

BROCKTON (CBS) — It was once known as “Mount Trashmore,” but the capped landfill has now become a green energy goldmine.<p>The landfill received that …

Space shades Malta’s solar power push

VALLETTA — Millions of people flock to Malta to get roasted by the intense sun, but the Mediterranean island struggles <b></b>to hit its solar power …

The eco guide to the repair economy

Taking possessions to be repaired – bicycles, clothes, shoes, anything – instead of throwing them out and replacing them is green gold<p>An unassuming repair shop might not look like a major disruptive force. But extending the lifespan of your possessions by getting them fixed is one of the most …

Sustainability

Residential Solar Installers Back on Growth Path

Two big residential solar companies are expanding, but it may not be a good path forward if they want to become profitable.<p>Forget what you've heard …

Stocks

Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults

The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.<p>Countries that rely on nuclear power, including Canada and the US, will have to reckon with their nuclear waste. Used fuel stays radioactive for a million years or longer, and experts say the safest place for it is deep underground, where …

Greenland

How Extreme Heat Could Leave Swaths of the Planet Uninhabitable

Last year, in Kuwait, the earth’s hottest recorded temperature topped 129 degrees, a tie with Death Valley’s sizzling 2013 high. Recalling his own near-lethal brush with such temperatures—now the leading cause of weather-related fatalities—the author investigates how it could alter Earth …

Climate Change

Left-wing climate report claims Trump’s policies will kill millions — facts tell a different story

In perhaps the most outlandish accusation made against President Donald Trump by radical environmentalists yet, the left-wing Natural Resources Defense Council has claimed Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement on June 1 will result in the deaths of millions …

Climate

Climate change will hit poorest the hardest in U.S.

Union County, Florida is a classic example of environmental injustice<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>Union County is tucked in northern Florida, half an hour north of Gainesville and an hour west of Jacksonville. It’s Florida’s smallest county, a mostly unremarkable landlocked …

Climate Change

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

<b>Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change.</b><p>Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus.<p>He also feared aggression was "inbuilt" in …

Climate

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A drumming cockatoo, basking sharks and flamingos are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Nature

Beautiful Lisbon, Portugal | Stuck in Customs

The Hasselblad X1D<p>You’ll start to see me get more and more X1D shots onto the blog. I absolutely love that machine! Here is one of them on today’s …

European Travel