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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

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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 …

Clean Energy

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Clean Energy

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 -- The Motley Fool

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

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 it can ideally sit undisturbed.<p>But our world, in a million …

Climate Change

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>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 stretch of pine forest interspersed with lakes.<p>More …

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 …

Travel Photography

Winners of the BigPicture wildlife images competition 2017 – in pictures

The fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition aims to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and encourages people to protect and conserve it. Thousands of entries were received for the competition held by the California Academy of Sciences, and here are the winners, …

Nature

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

<b>Location</b><br>Waterton Lakes National Park is a land of serrated mountains, rolling prairies and mirror-like glacial lakes. Located in Alberta, Canada and …

National Parks

Lowlands

<i>We recommend putting on this track first before diving into Ester Vonplon’s latest series, a unique, collaborative mix of sight and sound—</i><p>Ester Vonplon’s expedition to the Arctic is the last part in her trilogy about ice, snow, and the qualities of an elementary nature without people, society or …

The Arctic

Red sky at night, and other mysteries solved: The science of sunrise and sunset

Is the 'Red Sky at night' saying true? What's the difference between sunrise and sunset? And why does the sky go red in the first place? Jay …

Astronomy

Siberian Wildfire Can Be Seen From Space as Earth's Boreal Forests Burn at Unprecedented Rates

As ocean waters warm and acidify, corals across the globe are disappearing. Desperate to prevent the demise of these vital ecosystems, researchers …

Oceans

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

How a 50,000-year-old forest reflects today's climate change

Researchers have discovered a preserved section of 50,000-year-old forest 10 miles off the coast of Alabama in 60 feet of water that might provide …

Climate Change

Sunnier skies driving Greenland surface melt

Greenland's ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels<p>In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, mostly from melt across its vast surface. That surface melt is, in turn, driven mostly by an uptick in …

Global Warming

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to …

Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. …

Climate Change