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13 major US corporations have pledged to invest in clean energy technology to fight climate change. Hillary Clinton also revealed a clean energy plan today.
A new, more energy efficient window that controls the amount of light and heat energy transmitted has been developed by the University of Texas at Austin.
A ground source heat pump is 45% more energy efficient than a conventional heating or cooling system. Tax credits and HERO or PACE programs help with costs.
Researchers at the University of Oregon Food Innovation Center have patented a new seaweed that tastes like bacon when fried and thrives in polluted water.
Carnegie Wave Earth has constructed the first grid tied wave energy facility in the ocean near Perth, Australia. It has a capacity of 240 kilowatts peak.
A geothermal heat pump system takes advantage of constant earth temperature to heat or cool your home as efficiently as possible, saving you money.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stinging rebuke to coal advocates in a decision that supports the Colorado Clean Power Initiative of 2011.
A regional cap and trade program among 9 northeast states has saved consumers $460 million and added $1.3 billion in economic activity says a new report.
The ninth annual Greenpeace report on sustainable seafood gives top marks to Whole Foods and three others. 8 others earned a failing sustainability grade.
Cornell Tech is constructing an applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City that will feature the world’s tallest Passive House building.
Hip hop artist Akon is using his Akon Lighting Africa program to bring distributed, renewable solar power to more than 600,000 people across Africa.
A new interactive website shows the most frequent questions people ask Google about climate change. The project is the result of a collaboration between Google News Lab and Pitch Interactive, a studio in San Francisco reports Smithsonian Magazine. The results are compiled from 20 cities around the world. On Earth reports: Users can see what each city wants to […]
James Cameron’s 28 foot wide Sun Flower tracks the sun all day and can generate 265 kWh of electricity, more than enough to power a normal household.
24M, an MIT start-up, says it has found a new way to manufacture a lithium ion battery that has 5 times as much storage capacity and costs half as much.
France has called for bids to install 50 MWh of electrical battery storage for its islands in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans and on Corsica.
LEGO is spending $150,000,000 to find new sustainable materials for its building blocks, replacing the plastics currently in use. It is aiming at 2030.
Green Boot Camp sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions teaches middle school teachers about stainability so they can teach their own students back home.
Senate Bill 12, known as the “Data Trespassing Bill”, makes it a crime for any person to collect evidence of corporate wrongdoing and present it in court.
According to sources, a copy of a papal encyclical regarding Church doctrine and climate change will be issued by Pope Francis on Monday of next week.
The Solutions Project is a plan for how each state in the US can stop using fossil fuels and transition to using power from 100% renewable sources by 2050.
In Bonn, Germany, leaders of the G7 countries have committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2100. They will meet again in Paris in December.
Climate change means architects must stop designing ideal buildings and start designing structures that conserve precious natural resources.
Barefoot College in India is training African women to be solar power engineers and installers, bringing light to a land of darkness and empowering them too
Researchers at the University of Sydney are using discarded macadamia nut shells to make 3D printed microtimber for specialized exterior uses.
Architect Michael Green has proposed a 35 story wood skyscraper for the Reinvent Paris design competition to showcase the benefits of building with wood.
Power For All is a global campaign that promotes distributed renewables to bring electrical power to all the world’s people quickly and inexpensively.
UNPlug is a micro-solar controller that switches seamlessly between grid power, solar power and battery power to run one or two critical appliances.
NASA has announced its 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge to find ways to print shelters in space from indigenous materials found on distant planets like Mars.
AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, will sell most of its coal investments by the end of 2015 and triple its “green” investments by 2020.
An Ocean Summit On Marine Debris was held in Newport RI in May as part of a ten day stopover during the 9 month long, 42,000 mile Volvo Ocean Race.
Giant wind turbines could give a big boost to renewable energy production in the US, especially in southeastern states says a new report from the US Department of Energy.