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Richard Branson: In the near future, we'll think it's "archaic" to kill animals for food

Investing in Cruelty-Free Food<p>In August, Richard Branson wrote a post on the Virgin website about his investment in Memphis Meats, which expressed …

Wind farms make up all EU’s net power growth

The boom in wind farms across the European Union has single-handedly driven the net growth in power generating capacity as fossil fuel plants shut faster than they are built.<p>The steady shutdown of polluting coal plants across the UK and the rest of EU outstripped the number being built by more than …

Hydroelectric Power

8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals.<p>1. …

Forks Over Knives

Drone-powered ‘Uber for blood’ is delivering life-saving medical supplies in Africa

Drones might be causing privacy concerns in the United States and Europe, but in the East African country of Rwanda, they are a welcome sight in the …

Scientists have figured out how to grow real meat in a lab, no animal required

For people who have chosen not to eat meat or animal products for ethical reasons, one of the biggest arguments against the practice is that the …

California is set to hit its green-energy goals a decade early

California is both the nation's leading renewable-energy proponent and one of the few states to actually put its power where its mouth is. In November, the California Energy Commission released its annual Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report which found that the state's three investor-owned …

Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.<p>"We are the leader and we're going to stay the …

California will ban sales of gasoline vehicles by 2040 if upcoming bill passes

Norway, Paris/France, England, India, Germany, China and Scotland have all announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline vehicles in the upcoming decades. The US state of California might be close behind if a new bill expected to be introduced in the coming month by Assemblymember Phil Ting takes …

Kevlar cartilage could help you recover from joint injuries

It can be difficult to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your joints, if just because there hasn't been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punishment as the real thing. That may not be an issue in the long run, though: scientists have developed a …

The super-efficient heat source hidden below Amazon's Seattle headquarters

As winter approaches, an innovative heat source will be keeping Amazon's new corporate headquarters in Seattle warm. Instead of employing a typical …

Green Living

Why Germany Is Paying People to Use Electricity

On Sunday, May 8 Germany produced so much electric power that prices were actually negative. As in, customers got paid to use the electrical …

Renewable Energy

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

Cancer

How vertical farming reinvents agriculture

Instead of growing crops in sunny fields or greenhouses, some companies stack them and grow them in old, dark warehouses with UV lights — saving water and harvesting produce faster.<p>In an old carpet factory on the outskirts of the Belgian city of Kortrijk, an agricultural upheaval is being plotted: …

Aquaponics

Europe preps tough car emissions targets for 2021

Europe is getting tough about going green.<p>The European Union's top energy and climate official has outlined new auto emissions plans that will require far more electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads.<p>The new rules, which will be formally laid out in early November, are also expected to set …

CNN
Cancer

The Rise of Renewables

Politics and Paris accord aside, the economics of renewable power could soon make it the world's most affordable energy source.<p>The politics …

Renewable Energy
Chris Grayling

India's first solar-powered train makes its debut

India's diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It will operate in the city of New Delhi.<p>Placement of the solar panels on the train car was …

India’s most powerful rocket launches satellite into orbit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched a communication satellite using its most powerful rocket on Monday, improving its prospects of winning a bigger share of the more than $300 billion global space industry and its hopes of a manned mission.<p>The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk III, …

India will be the first to power its ports with green energy

As the US comes to terms with President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, India is celebrating government efforts to promote green energy. Earlier this week, officials announced that all 12 of its major shipping ports will switch to renewable sources, making …

Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that it's partnering with Boeing to build its next …

This hydrogen-powered train emits only water

Imagine a nearly silent train that glides along its tracks emitting nothing more toxic than water.<p>That train is a reality.<p>In March, Germany conducted successful tests of the world's first "Hydrail" -- a hydrogen powered, zero-emission train.<p>"The new train is 60% less noisy than a traditional diesel …

CNN

Airbus unveils an autonomous, modular flying car concept

Flying cars face many obstacles, but one of the biggest is accommodating all the parts needed to both drive and fly -- their designs amount to big, heavy compromises. Airbus and Italdesign want to try something different. They've just unveiled the Pop.Up, an autonomous concept that uses a modular …

Blue Origin shows how 'New Glenn' rocket will fly and land

Yesterday Blue Origin showed off the BE-4 engine for its "New Glenn" rocket, and today CEO Jeff Bezos revealed its launch customer and an animation showing how it'll fly. Its new ship is capable of putting a 50-ton payload into a low-Earth orbit or 14 tons in a geosynchronous orbit and then landing …

India sets record launching 104 satellites aboard a single rocket

The Indian Space Research Organisation, India's version of NASA, set a record on Valentine's Day when one of its PSLV rockets successfully launched 104 satellites into orbit. Riding onboard were 88 "Dove" mini-satellites from Planet, a US-based private imaging service, India's Cartosat 2D …

Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewable energy in 2016

Costa Rica ended 2016 on a particularly green note.<p>The Central American nation ran entirely on renewable energy for more than 250 days last year, the …

Supersonic passenger planes may begin test flights next year

The time it takes to fly from New York to London may be cut by more than half if<p>Virgin GroupfounderRichard Bransonand a Denver start-up are successful in their effort to create a new supersonic passenger plane.<p>The manufacturing team for Branson's Virgin Galactic company is working with Boom …

Aerospace
Renewable Energy

SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites

SpaceX has just asked the FCC for permission to launch 4,425 satellites that can provide high-speed (1 Gbps) internet around the globe. That's more than <i>thrice</i> the current number of active satellites orbiting our planet, based on the data posted by the Union of Concerned Scientists. SpaceX chief …