Environment

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Climate Change

Evidence of "tipping points" turning climate change from gradual to rapid

Anyone who has seen <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> will be familiar with the concept of "tipping points" where slow and gradual changes in atmospheric CO2 …

Climate Change

This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year. Fortunately, there’s a solution – the CityTree is a …

Pollution

Six Million People in China Just Went 100% Renewable for a Week

The Qinghai province in China just used entirely renewable energy for seven days as part of a trial to prove that it is possible to just use green …

Renewable Energy

Why Surfers Should Worry About Climate Change

By 2050, surf spots around the world will have been impacted by rising seas.<p><i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have altered the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>In many ways, sea-level rise brought about by climate change will be painfully …

Climate Change

Carbon in atmosphere climbs even as emissions level off

Earth has a climate conundrum: the amount of carbon dioxide released globally each year has, for the most part, stopped increasing.<p><b>But for some</b> …

Climate Change

Bigger hail might pummel the US as climate change gathers more force

What fresh hail is this<p>Last month, hailstones as big as baseballs pounded the Denver area, knocking down power lines, damaging homes, and smashing through windshields “like tissue paper,” <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reported. The hailstorm hit during rush hour, when lots of cars where on the road, and ended …

Climate Change

Paris Agreement without the US: Island states 'may have to abandon their territories'

US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the Paris deal could spell environmental chaos - especially for small island states …

Climate Change

Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990, study shows

OSLO (Reuters) - The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday.<p>The annual rate of sea level rise increased to 3.3 millimeters (0.13 inch) in 2014 - a …

Climate Change

3 Top Renewable Energy Stocks

Solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy will power the 21st century, and with the right investments, they can power your portfolio, too.<p>Investing in …

Sustainable Business

California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it

Massive investment coupled with falling prices has created a perfect renewable storm in the Golden State.<p>The Golden State may want to consider …

Renewable Energy

Why Tesla is overhyped — and overvalued

Tesla and the deep problems with “disruption” theory.<p>Silicon Valley investors love to talk about “disruption” — they are besotted with the storyline of small, scrappy, high-tech underdogs upending boring “legacy” corporations. And nowhere is this disruption fetish more evident than in the valuation …

SolarCity

Huge Milestone: Renewables Now Provide More Electricity Than Nuclear Power

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through April 30) reveals that—for the first time since the …

Renewable Energy

Hundreds Of US Mayors Just Backed 100% Renewable Energy By 2035

Unlike President Trump, these mayors are embracing solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy, in part to combat climate change.

Renewable Energy

Nation’s largest solar rooftop installation up and running in San Pedro

50,000 panels spread across 2 million square feet<p>Los Angeles—where the sun shines three out of every four days per year—is now home to the largest rooftop solar installation in the nation.<p>On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti toured the recently completed Westmont Solar Rooftop project in San Pedro, a 2 …

Renewable Energy

Babies go diaper-free with the 'elimination communication' potty-training method

<b>It's an old technique that was practiced by previous generations, but has been lost in the U.S. since the 1960s.</b><p>As Rosemary She and Jeffrey Bender …

Babies

Report: U.S. tariffs on solar panels could crush industry

A trade complaint asking the Trump administration to impose tariffs on solar panels could devastate the U.S. solar industry, wiping out two-thirds of …

Solar Panels

It’s So Freaking Hot In Arizona That Everything Is Melting

Nothing plastic is safe from Arizona’s record-breaking heat wave.<p>It’s summer, and a lot of places are warming up. But before you complain too much …

Climate Change

Finally Read Your Phone in The Sun Thanks to The Power of Moths' Eyes

It even fights smudges!<p>A new kind of transparent film inspired by the eyes of moths could soon be on its way to help cut the glare on your phone's …

Clean Energy

Don't Be Fooled By The Gentler Tone Of Charles Koch's Climate-Change Denial

The billionaire GOP megadonor embraces climate science just enough to not sound like an extremist.<p>Is Charles Koch a climate change denier? Charles Koch would say you’re asking the wrong question.<p>“Obviously, if the temperature continues to go up, at some point it can be harmful or even very …

Climate

How to Tell If Your Reps Are Serious About Climate Change

In the wake of Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, how serious are your elected leaders about fighting back?<p>Perhaps no president in …

Climate

EGEB: Solar car distance record, 50MW wind turbine – taller than Empire State Building, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p><b>Nuon Solar Team</b>‏ – <i>With 882 km we officially set the 12 hrs world record for solar racing. We dare all other @WorldSolarChlg contesters to #BeatTheDutch –</i> 882km (548m) in 12 hours. …

Renewable Energy

Grand Canyon is our home. Uranium mining has no place here

The Havasupai resided in and around Grand Canyon for many centuries. This region is sacred – that is why we oppose the pollution of our land and water<p>The Havasupai – “people of the blue-green waters” – live in Supai Village, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Today our lives and water are …

Environmentalism

China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now …

Pollution

How Will The Courts Rule On The Clean Power Plan? Does It Matter?

In a few weeks, the Trump administration must give the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia its decision on how it plans to go forth with regard to the Clean Power Plan set by the Obama administration. But does it really matter what the current White House does? Aren’t carbon …

Climate

Germany demands costly recall of 12 million diesel cars: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Transport Ministry is pushing carmakers to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles in the country, people familiar with the talks told Reuters on Monday.<p>The move shows how German lawmakers are flexing their muscles ahead of national …

Environmentalism

This mini turbine harvests energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid

This portable turbine can harvest energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid.<p>The turbine has a max output of 25W and needs to be in water travelling at 5mph or in wind travelling at 7mph to achieve that.<p>It is perfect for tech savvy campers who want to harvest renewable …

Renewable Energy

Al Gore Wants You To Have “Realistic Hope” About Solving Climate Change

It’s easy to feel pessimistic, but with his new film–An Inconvenient Sequel–the former vice president is returning to the screen to rally the fight for the planet.<p>A decade after the Oscar-winning documentary <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> made the threat of climate change real to millions of moviegoers, the …

Climate

Contributions to sea-level rise have increased by half since 1993, largely because of Greenland's ice

Contributions to the rate of global sea-level rise increased by about half between 1993 and 2014, with much of the increase due to an increased …

Climate Change

Time is running out to save Florida's reefs

The world's third-largest barrier reef, along the Florida Keys, is in imminent danger from climate change, The Washington Post reports. The economy …

Oceans