For generations, Santa Claus’ home has been in the North Pole, which on any current map is clearly in Canada. That may change over the next decade, as scientists and politicians debate whether or not the shrinking ice caps on top of our planet are actually in Denmark, or Russia […]
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Photo: Ingy The Wingy The future of offshore wind farms across the UK has been cast into doubt over the past few weeks,...
Fisker couldn’t hit their stride with hybrid models, even with government backing The Obama administration is...
Photo by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources As policymakers around the world feverishly design measures to mitigate...
Long before we even knew we could capture the Sun’s rays to power our gadgets, someone clever discovered the power of the wind. Windmills were used as early as 200 BC in what is now known as Iran (back then it was Persia) to grind grain. They began popping up […]Read more ›
Australia’s major electricity utilities are trying to stop the rapid installation and use of solar photovoltaic cells (solar PVs). Due to its sunny climate, everyday consumers are realizing that it is cheaper to create their own energy through rooftop panel PVs rather than to rely on the traditional energy grid. […]Read more ›
One of the best ways to increase recycling rates is to take the complication out of separating the recyclables you need to dispose of. Whether a depot has a catch-all bin that is later sorted by machines or workers, or a facility provides separate bins for plastics, cans, and paper […]Read more ›
Fracking – Promise or Predicament? Through most of the twentieth century, its rich natural resources allowed the United States to enjoy complete energy independence. But in the 1970s, the country was forced to begin to import petroleum, and has continued to import a large proportion of its petroleum ever since. […]Read more ›
In another step towards more environmentally friendly roads, eight states announced this week they are banding together to put millions of zero-emissions cars on city streets within the next 12 years. Governors of California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont pledged to have 3.3 million eco-friendly […]Read more ›
Earlier this week, the air pollution in Harbin, China, was so bad it actually reduced visibility to less than 46 meters (50 yards). Imagine being unable to see the person walking in front of you, because of air pollution. Using the standard PM2.5 scale, the northeastern city had fine particulate […]Read more ›