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Low-lying islands are going to drown, so should we even bother trying to save their ecosystems?

Islands are hot spots of biodiversity, often home to rich and unique ecosystems. Despite covering just 5 percent of the Earth’s land, the planet’s …

Biodiversity

Latin America's Biggest Solar Farm Will Replace a Dirty Fossil Fuel Plant in Mexico

Just a few weeks ago the world’s largest solar thermal power plant switched online in Nevada, and now the largest solar plant in Latin America is …

Renewable Energy

What Happened to Los Angeles' Streetcars?

In 1920, 90% of all trips in the United States were made by rail; the nation had 1,200 electric streetcar and interurban railways with 44,000 miles …

Peru's Quelccaya Ice Cap Is Melting, Thanks To Climate Change

<i>From Mother Nature Network's John Platt:</i><p>For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. The glacier ebbs and flows each year, as do all glaciers, but each year it also shrinks a little bit more than the previous year. A 2006 study concluded with the ice cap …

Africa's Largest Wind Farm Now Online in Ethiopia

Ethiopia recently unveiled Africa’s largest wind farm! The 120 MW Ashegoda Wind Farm cost the French firm Vergnet SA $290 million to build, and it’s …

Floating Solar-Powered Boat Schools Bring the Classroom to Children in Flood-Prone Bangladesh

Every year during the monsoon season, the rivers and streams of Bangladesh swell and inundate much of the country. Up to two-thirds of the nation …

Europe’s Flood Losses Could Quadruple By 2050, Report Finds

The UK has been hit hard by major flooding over the last few months, weather one Met Office scientist called the “most exceptional period of rainfall …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Roosegaarde's Smog Free Project continues to create bubbles of clean air throughout the world - the team...<p>What's it like to live in a …

Reef Authority First Opposed Dredge Dumping In Great Barrier Reef, Then Issued A Permit Allowing It

New documents made public through a freedom of information request show that the authority charged with protecting the Great Barrier Reef advised on …

How Europe Could Get 16 Percent Of Its Road Fuel From Garbage By 2030

By 2030, 16 percent of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from farming, forestry, municipal garbage collection, and …