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Surprise! Green energy surged despite cheap oil

Here is some good news about the environment: Investment into renewable energy surged in 2014, despite record low oil prices.<p>The price of oil plunged nearly 50% since last summer, sparking fears green energy projects might be push aside.<p>But a new study commissioned by the UN Environment Program …

Astronomers On the Hunt for Exomoons That May Host Alien Life

The search for alien life doesn't end within the boundaries of our solar system.Scientists are now search for moons orbiting alien planets that might …

Paranormal

Human embryo modifications must be halted, scientists urge

The emerging ability to modify human embryos in a way that gets passed on to future generations has raised alarm bells for scientists who've called …

Surprise! CO2 Directly Linked To Global Warming

For the first time since the climate debate began, a team of researchers led by the U.S. DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory directly measured the contribution of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to heating of the Earth (<i>Nature</i>).<p>Of course, this will spark further debate and …

More mysterious holes are appearing in Siberia — and scientists are freaked out

<b>(Screenshot/Siberian Times)</b><p>“Urgent” research is needed to understand the phenomenon, scientists say, which could worsen with global warming<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 27, 2015 2:39pm (UTC)<p>Back in the days when the world's attention wasn't entirely transfixed by the color of a dress, there was another …

Global Warming

Is Algae The Next Sustainable Biofuel?

<i>This article was originally published in December 2013 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Algae have all the right ingredients for turning carbon dioxide into biofuel, but the precise recipe still needs to be created.<p>A blanket of algae covering a pond or lake often spells trouble for any organisms living …

Algae

Scientists Observe Temperatures Warming In Response To Increased Carbon Dioxide

Everybody knows that. But now we've also seen it.<p>Greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those from carbon dioxide, are on the rise. They have been for a while, to the alarm of governments, activist groups, and just about anyone vaguely concerned with environmental issues around the world. …

Climate Change

Here Are All The Crazy Ways Humans Are Changing Nature

A new photo series titled “A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World” documents the ways humans are changing the natural world. Shot and edited by Robert Zhao Renhui, whose work explores the ethics and morality of man’s relationship to nature, the images catalogue how animals and organisms evolve …

NASA Satellites Start Tracking Down the Sources of Climate Change

NASA scientists are showing off some of the first results from a fresh crop of satellites and space station sensors designed to track the factors behind climate change and extreme weather on a near-real-time basis.<p>"We're really looking forward to the contributions that these new missions will make …

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

It's Time To Hurry Up And Beat A Solar Tax Credit Deadline?

Google is putting in $300 million in to a $750 million fund for SolarCity to install solar panels on 25,000 residential roofs this year, the two companies announced today. The fact that Google is backing solar or residential solar installations or SolarCity’s projects in particular isn’t new.<p>What’s …

Scientists just blew apart the myth of the global warming “pause”

<b>(Ethan Daniels/Shutterstock)</b><p>A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down — and why it’s due to ramp up again soon<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 26, 2015 9:35pm (UTC)<p>The so-called "pause" in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no …

Global Warming

Birthing Babies On Mars Will Be No Small Feat

Parenting is tough enough here on Earth. Imagine being the parent of a toddler confined to a modular Martian habitat on the dusty plains of Tharsis. With nary a “jungle gym” in sight, could human parents on Mars cope with the stress of raising kids in such an alien environment?<p>Because there are not …

The Storage Industry Learns From Solar: Third Party Financing A Growing Trend

This morning, ViZn Energy Systems – an energy storage company with a zinc iron redox flow storage technology announced that it was teaming up with LFC Capital to improve the financing options for solar PV and energy storage. The companies will make available up to $5 million per project.<p>The LFC …

Cold atoms and lasers do what computers can’t

In an attempt to tackle a problem that has vexed physicists for decades, researchers turned to ultracold atoms, not supercomputers.<p>Nearly 30 years …

New Mysterious Craters Found In Siberia

Well, we know it probably wasn't aliens<p>They're baaack... Remember those weird craters that suddenly appeared in Siberia last year? They just showed up in the middle of nowhere, unannounced and unexpected. At the time, scientists got some awesome exploration pictures that don't AT ALL look like they …

Global Warming

Chemicals From Beauty Products Have Migrated To Antarctica

The driven snow might not be all that pure<p>You make contact with a lot of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes every day, and you probably don't even know it. The mouthful of a name refers to groups of chemicals found in numerous human-made items including lotions and other personal care products.<p>In a …

Antarctica

Is Bolivia going to frack 'Mother Earth

First steps towards producing shale gas meet with increasing concern among Bolivian civil society<p>The momentum is building. Bolivia’s state oil and gas company YPFB announced in early 2013 it would begin studies to identify shale gas deposits, and in November that same year it gave a presentation in …

The Easy Oil Is Gone, So Where Do We Look Now?

By Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com<p>In 2008, Canadian economist Jeff Rubin stunned the oil market with a bold prediction: With the world economy growing at …

Oil

Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Ban Fracking In Florida, Citing Health And Environmental Concerns

One Florida state representative introduced a bill this week that would ban fracking in his state, an act that comes on the heels of similar …

Florida

Labour seeks ban on fracking near aquifers

Party says it wants to protect Britain’s drinking water sources and reinstate the right of homeowners to be individually notified of nearby fracking<p>Fracking would be prohibited on the land that collects the nation’s drinking water, under a Labour proposal published on Wednesday. The party also …

Fracking

Co-Author of Study Being Used as ‘Ammunition’ Against Fracking Says One Very Important Point Is Being Overlooked

Is fracking causing earthquakes? That’s what Glenn Beck wanted to find out after a series of minor earthquakes rattled his studios in Irving, Texas. When Beck took to the Internet, he quickly found that a new study in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society co-authored by Michael Brudzinski …

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Tories forced into U-turn on fast-track fracking after accepting Labour plans

Shale gas and fracking,Energy,Fossil fuels,Gas,Environment,Caroline Flint,Politics,George Osborne,Labour,Conservatives,Liberal Democrats,David Cameron,UK news,Green party<p>Proposals ban drilling in national parks, areas of outstanding national beauty and areas of drinking water collection<p>The …

Energy Companies Are Getting Their Fracking Asses Kicked

David McNew/Getty Images<p>Americans are reaping the benefits of cheaper energy as of late, mostly in the form of inexpensive gasoline for their …

Oil

Chevron ditches last European fracking project in Romania

US energy giant Chevron is terminating its operations in Romania due to poor exploration results and prolonged protests by environmentalists.The …

USGS Confirms Oklahoma Quakes Are Due To Fracking

The debate about the cause of the exponential rise in the frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma has really heated up in the last year, but as KFOR4 …

Oil & Gas Industry

Small Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Could Lead To Major Ones, Government Scientist Says

The earthquakes that have been linked to oil and gas development so far might be minor, but they could be putting states like Oklahoma and Kansas at …

Oil & Gas Industry

Scientists Say Small Fracking Earthquakes Could Lead to Major Ones

Over the last several years clusters of earthquakes have been occurring in places that rarely saw significant earthquake activity, including Texas, …

Fracking