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The world's first 100% solar-powered train launches in Australia

The world’s first 100% solar-powered train is now gliding down tracks in Byron Bay, Australia. The Byron Bay Railroad Company refurbished a …

Let it go: The Arctic will never be frozen again

Last week, at a New Orleans conference center that once doubled as a storm shelter for thousands during Hurricane Katrina, a group of polar …

Verizon Center will operate using 25 percent solar energy under new partnership

Verizon Center is getting greener in 2017. Monumental Sports & Entertainment on Thursday announced a new partnership with Virginia-based WGL Energy Services that will enable the downtown home of the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor to operate using 25 percent solar energy.<p>“Sustainability is at …

Renewable Energy

How to Support Renewable Energy (and Why You Really Should)

Earlier this month came the news that China plans to invest $361 billion into renewable energy projects over the next three years. A few days later, …

Renewable Energy

Europe’s Blustery Weather Boosts Renewables to Record Highs - MIT Technology Review

The weather hasn't been what you’d call <i>pleasant</i> across Europe for the past week. Sure, the sun has shown its face a reasonable amount, but there have …

LEGO Just Hit Their 100% Renewable Energy Goal 3 Years Ahead of Schedule

Environmental Master Builders<p>The LEGO Group has built the world’s largest wind turbine out of its popular little bricks. The company didn’t just do …

There Are 68.4 Million Better Places for Solar Panels Than Mr. Trump’s Wall

By John Rogers<p>President Trump on Tuesday suggested putting solar panels on his infamous border wall to help pay for it (since Mexico certainly …

To slow climate change, India joins the renewable energy revolution

On June 3, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Indian Prime Minister …

The IEA Says We're Off Track To Meet Climate Goals. Let's Refocus On The Technologies That Work.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that clean energy technologies are not decarbonizing global energy systems fast enough to stay on track to meet Paris Agreement goals (limiting warming to a 2°C-compatible trajectory in 2025), but the world can still decarbonize in time – if governments …

Fossil Fuels

China just built the world's biggest floating solar project

China has installed a massive field of solar panels on a particularly poignant site: a lake formed by the collapse of abandoned coal mines.<p>The …

Bio-inspired wind turbines with flexible blades are 35% more efficient

Wind energy already yields four percent of Earth’s power, but five researchers at French institutions recently drew inspiration from nature to make …

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Bring it on.<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun - two light atoms, in …

Nuclear Energy

Electric cars and cheap solar 'could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020'

Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested.<p>A scenario that takes into account the latest cost reduction projections for the green technologies, and countries’ pledges to cut emissions, finds that …

Fossil Fuels

Trump Will Require All EPA Science to Be Screened by Political Staffers

The Trump administration is requiring that political appointees review all Environmental Protection Agency studies and data prior to public release, …

Trump Administration

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

It's unclear whether the freeze is temporary or indefinite.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there.<p>EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of …

Obama Administration

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Shell bolsters offshore wind interests with bid in U.S. tender | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has been shortlisted by the U.S. government to make a bid for an offshore wind project license in the waters off North Carolina, as it comes under pressure from shareholders to diversify into green energy.<p>A logo of Shell is pictured at a gas station in the …

Wind Farm

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

Climate purge: Trump demands list of Department of Energy climate negotiators

The Trump administration will put a fox in every henhouse, from the Goldman Sachs execs who'll run the treasury to the working conditions repeat …

Trump cons the media on climate

Meetings with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio are not the story.<p>This week, President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the biggest names in climate …

Donald Trump

Leaked Memo Outlines Trump’s Energy Agenda

By Zachary Davies Boren<p>President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut U.S. environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction …

New Studies Say Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Melt Far Faster Than Scientists Believed

Scientists who study climate change have warned for years that sea level rise due to the melting polar ice caps could devastate coastal cities. But …

India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy

We have to slowly fix our economy to make it more sustainable. Growing countries like India could avoid the mistakes the first time.<p>As sleeping economic giants like India grow, the worry is they’ll take on the same bad habits as advanced countries: the same diets, the same levels of car use, the …

Sustainability

Solar can already generate more energy than oil, says major scientific review

And is twice as powerful than previously thought<p>by Nafeez Ahmed<p><i>Published by</i> <i>INSURGE INTELLIGENCE</i><i>, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for</i> …

What Not to Wear (to That Photo Shoot)

Scorching Hot Southwest Is Climate Change In Action

Scientists say if we keep burning fossil fuels at the same rate, pretty soon "what we think of as extreme summer heat" will become "typical."<p>Deadly, record-breaking heat and wildfires sweeping across the Southwestern U.S. are a clear sign of manmade climate change at work, scientists …

Climate Change

Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

Fluoride Officially Classified As A Neurotoxin In World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal

A Quick Note from Our Founder<p><b>Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone!</b><p>Going "Keto" has helped so many of my friends drop …

Lake Mead Drops to Lowest Level in History

Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir serving 20 million people, dropped to its lowest level on Friday since being built in 1936, according to …

Hyundai planning 250-mile electric vehicle by 2020

This is way beyond the 110-mile Ioniq EV coming later this year<p>Until plug-in vehicle buyers stop caring about all-electric range - and who knows when that might happen - the distance an EV can travel on a full charge will remain an important selling point. Most US drivers go less than 40 miles a …

Electric Vehicles