Environmentalism

Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

Energy Storage

California Is Daring President Trump to Stop It From Fighting Climate Change

California's government agency responsible for maintaining healthy air quality voted on Friday to adopt stricter emissions standards for automobiles, …

Climate Change

Replacing the US electric grid could cost $5 trillion

Since Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse lit up Buffalo from Niagara Falls at the end of the 19th century, electricity has been an integral part of American life, heating homes, freezing food, and powering computers. But the U.S. electric grid is old, with most transmission lines and power plants …

Renewable Energy

How Captured CO2 Could Provide The Energy-Storage Solution Everyone Is Looking For

Scientists in China and the United States are working on a novel way to kill two birds with one stone: capturing carbon-dioxide pollution to use in an energy-storage system that can back up clean sources like solar and wind.<p>Compressed air is already employed in one of the cheapest forms of energy …

Energy Storage

Clean energy forces messy changes for utilities and regulators

California’s push for clean energy is forcing the players — consumers, regulators, utilities and fuel producers — into an uncomfortable dance that has each stepping on others’ toes.<p>But all must learn to perform together or risk the reliability of crucial energy services, representatives of the …

Renewable Energy

Environment-friendly solar cells of the future will capture twice as much energy

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.<p>Researchers are currently developing the …

Solar Power

Our Plastics Glut Is An Environmental Nightmare -- And An $80 Billion Opportunity

It’s no secret that plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment, from overflowing landfills to the ever-growing ocean gyres. Designed to last, plastic can take thousands of years to break down. In the meantime, it’s damaging fragile ecosystems and affecting the food chain from the ocean …

Recycling

Climate change fail: California hammered with rain, snow after alarmists predicted disaster

Despite grim warnings issued by climate change alarmists over the past few years, California’s drought appears to be ending in spectacular fashion, with the state having experienced relatively high amounts of precipitation during the most recent winter.<p>According to the U.S. Energy Information …

Climate Change

'Maybe they should be phoning up Elon Musk': the Australian invention cutting energy costs

An Australian invention that can cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and slash demand for peak electricity is generating excitement among green …

Renewable Energy

Will geoengineering save the world — or destroy it?

Earlier this month, Jordan, the second most water-poor country in the world, ordered more rainfall through cloud-seeding to help alleviate water …

Climate Change

The major US TV networks covered climate change for a grand total of 50 minutes last year—combined

By all accounts, 2016 was an eventful year for the planet. It was the year when a record amount of coral perished in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, deforestation in the Amazon increased nearly 30%, polar sea ice the size of India disappeared, and of course it got hotter.<p>In fact, it was the hottest …

Climate Change

How Often Do Ice Ages Happen?

The last ice age led to the rise of the woolly mammoth and the vast expansion of glaciers. But it's just one of many that has chilled Earth …

Climate Change

Climate change film features Salish Sea, US-Canada border

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Former Port Townsend, Washington, resident Ian Hinkle hopes his film "Reaching Blue" stirs discussion on climate change.<p>"For a lot of people, discussions of climate change are theoretical, but we're seeing changes right now in our own backyard," Hinkle said. "I hope this …

Climate Change

TV’s gold standard: Trump’s proposed budget cuts decimate network leading the way in climate reporting

In 2016, PBS NewsHour once again surpassed its nightly news competitors in climate coverage<p>In 2016, PBS NewsHour once again surpassed its nightly news competitors in climate coverage by devoting significant airtime to a range of climate-related issues and hosting a number of scientists. But …

Climate Change

Automakers are trying to delay the inevitable

When most people think about clean energy, they think of wind and solar providing their homes and workplaces with electricity. But the transportation sector — which includes cars, trucks and airplanes — recently overtook the electricity sector as the leading source of greenhouse gases in the United …

Renewable Energy

5 Chilling Ways Trump Has Declared War on the EPA

By Jeremy SymonsWhile running for president, Donald Trump threatened to virtually eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaving …

Environment

Chelsea Clinton Shared a Bizarre Theory on Global Warming — And Critics Spit Fire Back at Her

<i>Note: this article contains coarse language which may offend some readers.</i><p>Amid rumors that she might one day pursue a political career of he own, …

Climate Change

What Is #EarthHour and Why Are All the Lights Off?

“Turn up the dark and get loud about climate action,” is the World Wildlife Fund’s motto for its annual Earth Hour, when the organization asks …

Climate Change

Governors push back against Trump's plan to cut funding to fight climate change

SEATTLE - Climate change took center stage in downtown Seattle Saturday as the Governors of Washington and Oregon pushed back against President …

Climate Change

Air pollution and how to avoid it

Daily exposure to air pollution is linked to asthma, stroke, heart disease, lung cancers and dementia. For many people living in cities, exposure to …

Environment

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.<p>His effort has taken …

Climate Change

Landmarks to go dark Saturday night for 'Earth hour'

March 25 (UPI) -- Some of the world's most recognizable landmarks are going dark Saturday night in observance of Earth hour to raise awareness about …

Climate Change

Past Climate Change Doesn't Make Today's Activity Any Less Troubling

Given the overwhelming evidence proving that climate change exists and is the product of human activity, why do so many people continue to argue …

Climate Change

Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41000 crore on energy consumption expenses: Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by …

Renewable Energy

California Air Resources Board votes to keep emissions requirements, vowing to protect the environment even if the EPA won’t

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted unanimously to continue implementing higher emissions standards in their meeting on Friday. This sets California’s clean-air agency up for a fight against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which recently signaled that they aren’t too …

Environment

Gov. Inslee, Ore. governor vow to fight Trump environmental proposals

The Democratic governors of Washington and Oregon struck a defiant pose Saturday, vowing to fight proposals they expect soon from President Donald …

Climate Change

Coal Plants in 'Freefall' Amid Declining Demand Overseas

New power plant construction dipped by two-thirds in 2016, with declining investments in China and India accelerating the trend.

Renewable Energy

Are the Climate Change People Right?

Posted: Mar 26, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The Environmental Community is apoplectic over Scott Pruitt becoming the head of the EPA and the proposed Trump budget …

Climate Change

Why water is so sacred to Native Americans

The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem.<p>It was chanted by 5,000 marchers at the Native Nations …

Environment

World’s tallest skyscraper design hangs off an orbiting asteroid

What if your daily commute involved parachuting down to earth rather than being stuck in vehicular traffic? That’s the vision in Clouds Architecture …

Construction