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Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech

You can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of …

Diagnosing “broken" buildings to make them greener

The co-founders of MIT spinout KGS Buildings have a saying: “All buildings are broken.” Energy wasted through faulty or inefficient equipment, they …

This Is What Smart Kitchen Gadgets Should Look Like

Today it’s not uncommon for our devices to pull double, or even triple duty. A refrigerator that only keeps things cold? Please. But for all of the …

Berkeley Lab launches building energy performance research project

FLEXLAB, the Facility for Low Energy experiments in buildings, run by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Environmental Energy …

Here's what fracking can do to your health

Beautifully innovative, sustainable glass water filters by Soma

The Soma filter is designed to process 40 gallons of water. For most customers, that's 2 months of usage. This is why our Fresh Filter program …

Sentiment in New York City: A High Resolution Spatial and Temporal View

Scientific Abstract<p>Measuring public sentiment is a key task for researchers and policymakers alike. The explosion of available social media data …

Meet the Town That’s Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>What could possibly go wrong when miners, frackers, and drillers reshape the geology …

What the Ukraine crisis means for the energy industry

Russian troops, in uniforms without insignia, continue to surround Ukrainian military facilities in the Crimea region.Valery …

'She Blinded Me With Science' singer named Hopkins' 1st Homewood professor of the arts

You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science.<p>Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for …

Why Obama’s New Fuel Standards For Big Trucks Matter

President Obama is announcing plans on Tuesday for improved fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which comprise four …

Secretary of State John Kerry Declares Climate Change a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

In a recent speech in Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that climate change is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass …

How Close is New York to Being Able to Grow All of Its Own Food?

New York is known for being one of the most diverse culinary melting pots in the world with everything from Tibetan momos to Ethiopian injera to be …

INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030 Introduces the 2030 Palette

Ed Mazria is the influential environmental architect behind the 2030 Challenge, which aims to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in new construction, …

Fossil Fuels

How to Cook Whole Grains

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites, says study

Large earthquakes from distant parts of the globe are setting off tremors around waste-fluid injection wells in the central United States, says a new …

Creation of the world's first Peanut Butter and Jellyfish

Ladies and gentlemen, I could not make this up if I tried. I owe my thanks to Wyatt Patry for sharing this study with me, and to P. Zelda Montoya and …

Kale And Butternut Squash Minestrone

Kale And Butternut Squash Minestrone from Yummy Supper• 1 cup dried Cannellini or Borlotti Beans (or 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked beans)<br>• 1/ 4 cup olive oil<br>• 2 …

Farro With Kale, Shiitake Mushrooms And Onions

Farro With Kale, Shiitake Mushrooms And Onions from The Skinny• 1 1/2 c pearled or semi-pearled farro<br>• 1 1/2 t kosher salt<br>• 4 c chicken or vegetable broth<br>• 2 …

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Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a river that courses through two states and the …

North Dakota recorded 300 oil spills in two years without notifying the public

North Dakota, the nation's No2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.<p>According to records obtained by the Associated Press, the pipeline spills, many of them small, are among …

An earthquake threat is building up in the central U.S.

Seismologists have found that, contrary to popular thought, earthquakes in the central U.S. are not slowly tapering off — instead the threat appears …

A menacing air in the Central Valley

FRESNO — On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed "unhealthful for all groups."<p>This winter, though, the most polluted on record, schools have not only raised red flags. On several days, they have …