Environment

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Solar Power

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Climate Change

This Brilliant Solar Panel System Might Put a Huge Kink in President Trump's Coal Plans

Inspired by nature, this solar panel setup uses smart technology and a gorgeous design to bring homes and businesses greater efficiency.<p>Under the ink of President Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan, the fate of the solar industry is suffering a shoulder shrug period of uncertainty. But that …

Renewable Energy

Researchers break efficiency record for consumer-friendly solar panels

Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells are notably less efficient. At best, silicon-based technology has a theoretical …

Solar Power

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage …

Environmentalism

Why you should sleep in a cool bedroom

<b>Turn down the thermostat, crack a window, and ditch the blankets for some science-backed health benefits.</b><p>On cold winter nights, my husband and I …

Sustainability

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency

A group of researchers funded by a Japanese government program develops “industrially compatible” cells.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever these …

Solar Power

The Beginning of the End for Coal

The global coal boom took a nosedive in 2016 as construction starts on coal-fired power plants fell to nearly two-thirds of 2015 levels, according to …

Renewable Energy

This eco-friendly house in France cost under $200K to build

Greenhouse design inspired its translucent panels<p>Building a budget-friendly <i>and</i> environmentally-friendly house is a difficult feat. It’s one thing to build a large house for under $130K, but this low energy, greenhouse-inspired French house takes it one step further.<p>BRUT architects designed and …

Houses

Trump Won't Save Us From Climate Change. Maybe Surfers Will.

“Surfers will be the canaries in the coal mine on climate change.”<p>For surfers, countering President Donald Trump’s plan to slash federal funding for climate change research is personal.<p>Surfers, no strangers to environmental activism around events like World Water Day, are creating task forces to …

Climate Change

Stephen Hawking Fears He's Not Welcome in Trump's US

Stephen Hawking does not feel welcome in Donald Trump's America. The renowned physicist made this unhappy claim in a recent interview, and he …

Climate Change

Beijing’s deadly air pollution has forced it to close all of its large coal-power plants

Pollution in Beijing can sometimes literally go off the charts. The result, unsurprisingly, is the death of thousands of people each year.<p>What makes it worse for Chinese bureaucrats, who maintain strict control of the news, is that hiding air pollution is hard. The Beijing sky rarely ever shows its …

Renewable Energy

Climate Change Is on Pace to Kill an Ice Age Remnant

Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn't happened in 2.6 million years.<p>For eons, the Laurentide Ice Sheet has been a …

Climate Change

Google's Street View Cars Can See Hidden Signs of Climate Change

Google Street View has mapped out remote islands and the mouths of active volcanoes, but its latest project could actually help save the world from …

Climate Change

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 6%

Want some high yields for your portfolio? Take a look at Holly Energy Partners, Enviva Partners, and Apollo Investment.<p>Investors venturing into the …

Investing

New Research Shows American Divisions on Climate Change

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Yale University has published an interactive map (see below) detailing public perception of global warming across the United States. The data was collected between 2008 and 2016, and surveyed over 18,000 Americans living across the country. It …

Climate Change

Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list.<p>Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney …

Climate Change

‘Truly uncharted territory’: Record CO2-driven warming is threatening civilization

Annual report by world’s meteorologists shows ‘Earth is a planet in upheaval’ due to climate change.<p>Humanity is “now in truly uncharted territory,” …

Climate Change

Race is the biggest indicator in the US of whether you live near toxic waste

Go looking for the local landfill or toxic waste treatment facility in any US county with a mostly white population, and you’ll likely find it in the black or Latino neighborhoods. That’s because in the US, your race is the single biggest factor that determines whether you live near a hazardous …

Environmentalism

As Miami Beach battles rising seas, Dutch water expert offers advice

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, knows flooding<p>Growing up in the Netherlands, Henk Ovink saw how the country’s problems with water, and its construction of an elaborate system of dykes and flood control systems to hold back the sea, made it an …

Climate Change

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

Plastic is a problem. It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.<p>MacRebur is aiming to challenge three major world issues: Repurposing millions of tonnes of waste plastic, saving millions in the cost of road repairs and strengthening our existing roads. The idea …

Sustainability

Tesla Energy Will Make Billions Off The Cloud

As Gigafactory ramps production, Tesla's battery business will quickly become one of the company's most exciting growth initiatives.<p>Elon Musk has …

Renewable Energy

How New York Created a Solar Boom

Currently, there are 3,215 installation projects throughout the city—triple the amount from 2014.<p>Last October, Elon Musk introduced Tesla’s new solar paneled roof shingles on the Los Angeles set of the television show, <i>Desperate Housewives</i>. The shingles, which are expected to be available for …

Renewable Energy

Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves'

Extent of ice over North pole has fallen to a new wintertime low, for the third year in a row, as climate change drives freakish weather<p>The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.<p>The ice cap grows during …

Climate Change

To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust

Using a low-temperature cryo-mill to pulverize e-waste could be more eco-friendly than the current options—landfills and incinerators.

Environmentalism

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.<p>Sea ice around the North Pole expands to its biggest extent of the year in …

Global Warming

7,000 methane gas bubbles in Siberia on the verge of exploding

Last summer researchers revealed crazy bubbling tundra in Siberia in a surreal video. Scientists believe the weird phenomenon is caused by methane …

Climate Change

Earth Hour 2017 takes place this weekend. Here's how to get involved

Now in its tenth year, the WWF Earth Hour is needed more than ever<p>Our climate is changing at such an accelerated pace, we're struggling to keep up. Global temperatures are increasing at an alarming rate, and 1 in 6 species of wildlife are now at risk of extinction due to habitat destruction.<p>Now in …

Climate Change

The world’s energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not quickly enough

What would a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement mean for the emissions that cause climate warming?<p>A growing array of evidence suggests that twists and turns at the federal level won’t automatically change how U.S. firms behave. The Trump administration may roll back U.S. regulations on clean …

Climate Change

One of the World’s Largest Geothermal Power Plants Commences Commercial Operation

<b>First Unit of the Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant Starts to Provide Indonesia with 110 MW of Clean, Renewable Energy;</b> <b>Plant combines Toshiba’s flash</b> …

Renewable Energy