Eden Shelton-Newlove

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Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

Artificial photosynthesis hits milestone in producing cheap, clean hydrogen from water - ExtremeTech

By on August 21, 2013 at 11:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A decade ago hydrogen fuel cells …

Clean Energy

Climate Desk on Twitter: "In Australia, proof that a carbon tax works to lower emissions: http://t.co/LVcXNsEqjP"

Misery and mass bowing: the view from a North Korean tour bus

Restraints on foreign tourists fail to mask the hardship and mind control in country UN likened to Nazi Germany<p>A stunningly beautiful, twentysomething woman dressed in black performs her death wail in the main hall of an obscenely luxurious palace in central Pyongyang. Her face seems to contort as …

2013 'one of warmest' on record

<b>This year is likely to be among the top 10 warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.</b><p>It continues a pattern of high temperatures blamed directly on man-made climate change.<p>The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, told BBC News that warming could no longer be …

Climate Change

Report suggests slowdown in CO2 emissions rise

<b>Global emissions of carbon dioxide may be showing the first signs of a "permanent slowdown" in the rate of increase.</b><p>According to a new report, emissions in 2012 increased at less than half the average over the past decade.<p>Key factors included the shift to shale gas for energy in the US while China …

Bill McKibben

Is SolarCity the Next Amazon of Solar?

SolarCity has become a sort of proxy for the future of solar in this country. This tremendously successful company is coming up on a one year …

Investing

Scotland to block fracking on environmental grounds

The comments came as the Scottish Government announced plans to strengthen Scottish Planning Policy relating to onshore unconventional oil and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why the UK shouldn’t go it alone: the benefits of a common European energy and climate policy

<i>This post is by Jonathan Gaventa, programme leader on European energy infrastructure at E3G.</i> <i>Jonathan is one of 20 experts Green Alliance interviewed</i> …

Renewable Energy

Back To College: Education and Learning on Birth Control for Everyone

More because of my birthday than because I am a super genius, I started college when I was 17 years old. By 17 years old, one might assume that I …

More energy price rises expected after SSE increase

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1017000/1017843_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518320028_9ee88a18b2813e67bf32101cd20f7632<p><b>Consumer groups are predicting that the UK's other major energy suppliers will raise prices after SSE announced an 8.2% increase in domestic …

Ed Miliband

Shale carbon footprint 'small', according to new report

<b>UK shale gas exploration would have a "similar" carbon footprint to other fossil fuels, according to a new study.</b><p>A report for the Department of Environment and Climate Change (Decc) estimates that greenhouse gas emissions would be similar to home-grown gas but lower than imported gas or coal.<p>Shale …

Clean Technology

BBC Radio Humberside on Twitter: "A new study is examining the effects of building wind turbines off the East Coast on marine life...There's more in our news at 10."

East Antarctic ice sheet 'vulnerable' to temperature changes

<b>The world's thickest ice sheet may be at greater risk from variations in the climate than previously believed.</b><p>Scientists found that glaciers on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) advance and retreat in synch with changes in temperature.<p>Since it contains enough water to raise global sea levels by …

Global Warming

More people, more air pollution

But the population-pollution relationship is not the same everywhere.<p>If you live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, you are …

Pollution

Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'

<b>Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater.</b><p>A barrier built to contain the water has already been breached, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned.<p>This means the amount of contaminated water …

Nuclear Energy

Greenhouse gas emissions explained, in seven balloons

In 2010, human activity caused 50 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent in emissions.<p>The emissions were 76 percent carbon dioxide, 16 percent methane, 8 …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy watchdog Ofgem failing consumers, say MPs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/998000/998395_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518320028_d8e4720ec18b6f4fe0b651f582208f45<p><b>Energy regulator Ofgem is not doing enough to ensure that energy company profits are transparent, MPs say.</b><p>The Energy and Climate Change Committee …

United Kingdom

Globally, June 2013 ranked among top 5 warmest Junes on record

Last below-average temps for month of June were in 1976. If you’re younger than 28, you’ve never experienced a June with global temps below the 20th …

Global Warming

George Osborne unveils 'most generous tax breaks in world' for fracking

George Osborne has infuriated environmentalists by announcing big tax breaks for the fracking industry in a bid to kickstart a shale gas revolution …

'Generous' tax breaks for shale gas industry outlined

<b>The government has outlined plans to give tax breaks to companies involved in the UK's nascent shale gas industry.</b><p>It has proposed cutting the tax on some of the income generated from producing shale gas - found in underground shale rock formations - from 62% to just 30%.<p>The plans would make the UK …

Oil & Gas Industry

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

110 Cities Show That Facing Up To Climate Change Has More Benefits Than Dangers

Looking at how cities are adapting to a changing climate puts a hole in the theory that pro-environmental policies are bad for the bottom line.<p>Adapting to climate change is often painted as painful. But the reality is perhaps more mixed. While putting in flood defenses does cost money–as New York’s …

Smart Cities

Why Predicting Sea Ice Cover Is So Difficult

It's hard to pinpoint when the Arctic will be sea ice free in the summer.<p><b>Predicting Mother Nature is never an exact science. Weather forecasters can get it wrong, leaving people dressed for a rainy day high and dry. And the further out researchers try to predict things like air temperature orsea</b> …

Global Warming

Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters. Why Do We Live in Harm's Way?

As extreme weather events seem to be increasing around the world, changes consistent with the kinds of things climate change is predicted to cause, …

Psychology