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The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We'll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We'll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Housing

The Tallinn experiment: what happens when a city makes public transport free?

Since Estonia’s capital started providing free public transport for residents in 2013, it claims to have turned a €20m a year profit each year. But has the scheme achieved its ambitions of reducing traffic and saving people money?<p>In London a monthly travel card for the whole city costs almost £200. …

Cities

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe's largest port—threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry—has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Urban Design

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation... and it's not very reassuring. They've determined through satellite imagery that the break started when a rift was formed at …

Global Warming

Studie: Elektroautos mit Batterie sind effizienter als mit Brennstoffzelle

<b>Wissenschaftler der Stanford University und der Technischen Universität München haben berechnet, welcher Antrieb kosten-effizienter bei der</b> …

Finland Plans on Being the First Country in the World to Phase Out Coal for Good

A total ban by 2030.<p>Finland has announced a plan to phase out all coal burning by 2030, which would make it the first nation to cut ties with one of …

Renewable Energy

Kohlekraftwerke gieren nach Holz

Immer mehr Bäume werden gefällt, um sie in europäischen Kohlekraftwerken zu verheizen. Der Strom gilt dann als klimaneutral - doch die Kalkulation …

Zufall verhinderte in Fukushima Explosion von Brennstäben

24. Mai 2016, 11:57 Uhr<p><b>Atomunglück</b> Zufall verhinderte in Fukushima Explosion von Brennstäben<p>(Video: Süddeutsche Zeitung/wochit , Foto:AFP …

As drought grips Iran, farmers lament loss of a way of life

Watermelons once sprung from this soil, the giant striped fruit dotting the arid landscape like mushrooms after a rain.<p>“It was such a garden,” farmer Hossain Mirakhouri, 45, recalled of his childhood on this sun-scorched plateau east of Tehran.<p>Now nothing remains of his family’s patch of …

Iran

Small but beautiful: a home you'll die for

South Africans can learn a thing or two from Japanese architecture with its less is more approach, its minimalist precision and its sleek …

Interior Design

Wie man ein Atomkraftwerk entkernt

In Karlsruhe zerlegen Atomtechniker einen Forschungsreaktor. Das bedeutet jahrelange Millimeterarbeit unter Extrembedingungen – und zeigt, was beim …

Fukushima in New York? This Nuclear Plant Has Some Regulators Nervous.

A new documentary explores the fight around Indian Point Energy Center in the wake of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.<p>Could what happened in Fukushima happen 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of New York City?<p>That’s what many activists and former nuclear regulators fear for the Indian Point Energy …

Nuclear Energy

Musk and Straubel talk about the Model 3 ramp and solar power

Reddit Email<p>At the press conference held in the lobby of the Gigafactory on Wednesday evening, Elon Musk and JB Straubel told the press a great deal …

Trudeau, Obama and Pena Nieto agree to emission-reduction goals at summit

The Canadian, U.S. and Mexican leaders have agreed to a trilateral energy and climate plan that sets new goals for emission reductions, and paves the way for joint development of low-carbon technologies and a dramatic increase of electricity exports from Canada.<p>At the North American leaders’ summit …

Renewable Energy

7.7 tons of Chiba's Fukushima waste won't be deemed radioactive anymore, clearing way for general disposal

The government on Friday informed the city of Chiba that the radioactive designation for 7.7 tons of Fukushima-tainted waste stored in the city will …

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Command and Control

Energy Nest: Einfache, billige Energiespeicher aus Beton

Energiespeicher sind heute meistens entweder billig oder effizient. Eine norwegische Firma hat sich auf billige Speicher spezialisiert.<p>Ein einfacher …

"Clean Coal": Milliarden bei CO2-Sequestrierung versenkt

<b>In den USA ist ein "Clean Coal"-Kraftwerk deutlich über Budget – und die Technik läuft immer noch nicht stabil.</b><p>Die Obama-Regierung setzt neben …

Food waste: harvesting Spain's unwanted crops to feed the hungry

Spain’s gleaning movement has grown rapidly in response to austerity, harvesting imperfect fruit and veg - that would otherwise be wasted - for food banks. Now its own line of jams, soups and sauces is taking off too<p>Under a blazing Catalan sun, Abdelouahid wipes the sweat from his brow in a cabbage …

Food Security

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry<p>Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.<p>Vast quantities of fresh …

Food Security

Forschung Spezial - Roy Glauber: "Bedauere, dass wir die Bombe nicht früher hatten"

Der Physiknobelpreisträger ist heute einer der letzten Zeitzeugen des Atombombenbaus

Global fish production approaching sustainable limit, UN warns

Around 90% of the world’s stocks are now fully or overfished and production is set to increase further by 2025, according to report from UN’s food body<p>Global fish production is approaching its sustainable limit, with around 90% of the world’s stocks now fully or overfished and a 17% increase in …

Aquaculture

Offshore-Windkraft ersetzt Offshore-Ölförderung

<b>Während fossile Öl- und Gasfelder in der Nordsee aufgrund sinkender Preise aufgegeben werden, gibt es einen Boom bei Offshore-Windkraft. Entscheidend</b> …

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Ausland<p>Bei einer Razzia in einem Versteck mutmaßlicher Extremisten haben sich im saudi-arabischen Dschiddah zwei Männer in die Luft gesprengt. Sie …

Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer

If tests of the 100 metre-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface are successful, it could be deployed at a larger scale in the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’<p>A bid to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris has moved a step closer with the launch of the biggest prototype clean-up …

Environment

Apple Energy deeper dive: Is this Apple running its own microgrids or more?

Yesterday, 9to5Mac.com reported that Apple Inc has founded a new, fully owned, subsidiary known as <i>Apple Energy</i> and that this entity had applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC regulates power companies) to be able to sell electricity and other power grid services to anyone that is …

Renewable Energy

Sustainably Designed Villages Could Produce All Their Own Food And Energy

ReGen Villages is a global development company that aims to tackle global issues through self-sufficient buildings

Bet You Didn’t Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf

On May 12, one of Shell’s subsea flow lines sprung a leak, and 88,200 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. A Shell helicopter …

Oil

LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles

Not long ago, Los Angeles ditched its power-hungry sodium-vapor streetlights in favor of miserly LEDs. The new lights bathed the city in a pale …

Electric Vehicles