Environment

“Scientists” says there will be an eclipse. Why should we believe them?

It’s shocking, how gullible people are. I mean really, 97 percent of scientists say that global warming is caused by humans and half of Americans …

Sustainability

President Trump Disbanded a Federal Panel Aimed at Fighting Climate Change

The Trump administration has chosen to disband a federal advisory panel aimed at guiding public and private-sector officials in understanding the …

Politics

Day of doom for national monuments is approaching

Created by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the Cascade-Siskiyou monument protects Oregon’s extraordinary biodiversity, from butterflies to trout. But a Trump review threatens to open the landscape to the timber industry<p>Dave Willis, a grizzled woodsmen and backcountry outfitter, has spent decades …

Environmentalism

Why Renewable Energy Is Not as Clean as You Think

OK, so the fight against climate change isn’t going flawlessly. But there is some cause for optimism, right? Money is plowing into cheap solar …

Renewable Energy

An Unusually Large Wildfire Has Burned for Weeks in Icy Greenland

There's something curious happening in icy Greenland: a wildfire that has been burning for weeks.<p>The wildfire appears to be historic in both its size and its duration, but no one can say for sure — because Greenland doesn't have longstanding records of fires. Officials haven't had much of a need …

Climate Change

India Could Be Solar Energy's Next Oasis -- The Motley Fool

India's solar market has gone from nothing to one of the biggest in the world in just two years.<p>Two years ago, India's solar market was basically …

Sustainable Business

As solar eclipse approaches, electricity grid braces for disruption

As people marvel over the total eclipse on Monday, grid operators across North America are braced for a disruption in the intensity of the sun’s energy reaching solar-generating stations, forcing them to take measures to ensure continued reliability.<p>As the moon positions itself in a direct line …

Renewable Energy

As temperature rises, India’s farm-suicide ‘epidemic’ will worsen: US scientist advises ‘urgent’ action

Every one-degree-celsius rise in temperature beyond 20°C (degrees Celsius) during the growing season on India’s farms causes 67 suicides, with 59,300 …

Climate Change

Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the roofing industry

Why it matters to you<p>Need a new roof? You may not know, but Roofr can find out thanks to its satellite imagery software.<p>The roofing industry may not …

Gear & Gadgets

VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials.<p>The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first announced at …

Environmentalism

While you’re watching the eclipse, solar power companies are going to have a really bad day

The internet is about to explode with anticipation for Monday’s solar eclipse. Traffic jams have backed up the entire state of Oregon, Harbor Freight …

Renewable Energy

Large-scale grid batteries will soon be a cheaper alternative to building natural gas plants

When it comes to renewable energy, Minnesota isn’t typically a headline-grabber: in 2016 it got about 18 percent of its energy from wind, good enough to rank in the top 10 states.<p>But it’s just 28th in terms of installed solar capacity, and its relatively small size means projects within its borders …

Energy

New Study Tells Chaotic Story Of How First Animals On Earth Evolved

A new study might have solved the age-old mystery of how the first animals evolved on our planet, therefore leading the way for more advanced …

Evolution

L.A. warns homebuilders, but not residents, of traffic pollution health risks

For five years, Los Angeles has been issuing health advisories to housing developers, warning of the dangers of building near freeways. But when the city moved to alert residents as well, officials rejected it.<p>Planning commissioners axed a provision to require traffic pollution signs on some new, …

Pollution

The eco guide to Electric Vehicle hype

Don’t get spooked by the pro-fossil fuel lobby: when we abandon petrol and diesel, our whole world is going to change<p>When it comes to cars, I had a bit of luck this summer. No, I wasn’t loaned the new Tesla Model 3. My street underwent a pavement improvement scheme. All the parking bays were …

Environmentalism

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

On a recent weekday, Vamsi Komarala guides me up to the rooftop of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, where he teaches physics. Fields of solar panels adorn the buildings.<p>I swipe an index finger across one of the panels to see if weeks of monsoon rains have washed it …

World News

Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38℃ - one of the hottest in sub Saharan Africa. In the last few years …

Climate Change

Trump will soon reveal whether he'll eliminate millions of acres of protected land — and environmentalists are ready to sue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land.<p>Zinke is expected to …

Environmentalism

Massachusetts jail gets $545K grant to install solar panels | Miami Herald

A western Massachusetts jail will soon get some of its power from the sun.<p>The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has received a $545,000 grant from …

Clean Energy

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

In La Ventosa - which means windy - residents are renting out their land for wind farms.<p>The village 700km from Mexico City, is part of Mexico's clean energy drive.<p>But not everyone is happy.

Wind Power

► VIDEO: Will the eclipse affect solar energy production?

Will the eclipse affect solar energy production?<p>Science<br>• Aug 20, 2017<p>A total solar eclipse will pass over the US in just over 90 minutes on Monday. The …

Solar Power

Cars crash: the end of ​ the combustion engine

Of the 1,145,024 new cars sold in Australia last year, a mere 219 were electric and 12,625 hybrid. Yet all cars sold in Australia are likely to be …

Australian News

Ignoring causes of climate change is political malpractice: Opinion | NOLA.com

How would you judge a doctor who prescribed a painkiller, but didn't tell you the headache was caused by a brain tumor?<p>Now, how about a politician …

Climate

Green dream start-up takes Technion to court over ‘devious behavior’

“The Technion’s response to the baseless allegations, leveled against it, is detailed in the defense statement submitted by the Technion as part of …

Clean Energy

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

Sterling and Stray, a now abandoned coal mine in Tennessee, is seen on May 18, 2017. (Photo: Valerie Vozza for Equal Voice News)Clairfield, Tennessee …

Environmentalism

The Ghostek NRGcamper may be the most high-tech backpack ever

Why it matters to you<p>Keep all of your devices charged in the backcountry with this backpack that comes equipped with a solar panel and USB battery …

Solar Panels

Photos: Pennsylvania Residents in Path of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Brace for Fight Over Construction

If you know where to look, you can spot them along the roadsides as you drive through the hilly farmland of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Short …

Environmentalism

Indigenous history and climate change explored in Stratford's 'The Breathing Hole'

Reneltta Arluk wanted to acknowledge the origins of the story told in her Stratford Festival production "The Breathing Hole," so the director took …

Canadian News

How Will the Eclipse Affect Solar Power?

Total Eclipse<p>It is no secret that this Monday, August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse visible from a 112 km (70 mile) wide strip for …

Solar Power

South African court grants rhino rancher permission to auction horns

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Sunday ordered the government to allow the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd to hold an online sale of rhino horn, which he aims to hold this week, his lawyer said.<p>John Hume has about 1,500 rhinos on his sprawling farm southeast of …

Environmentalism