December 9th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Long Tesla Supercharger lines are just like long lines anywhere: frustrating. Especially if you have to wait in line longer than it takes to charge. This problem came around the Thanksgiving holiday season and may pop up again around Christmas and New Year's. After all, many people travel for the holidays
December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it's nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves
December 4th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
A new hydropanel project will help an area of Appalachia whose water has been affected by years of mining and poor infrastructure
November 26th, 2019 | by The Beam
The little rainfall has led to low harvest and difficulties for cattle to graze, in particular in the Southern parts of Zambia where Philip lives. This has resulted in an increase in malnutrition. 2.3 million people in Zambia are now living in need of food assistance, UNICEF is reporting 40% of children under 5 years being stunted, and malnutrition is only expected to increase
November 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Neoen, the owner/operator of the Hornsdale battery in South Australia will expand its size by 50% by the middle of next year, further stabilizing the grid and saving utility customers money.
November 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
This week, Greta Thunberg, the well known empowered climate activist from Northern Europe, continued her net-zero-emissions journey by returning home. Greta is working to educate the world. She spreads hope and addresses concerns. Avoiding the use of fossil fuels, she once again took to the seas rather than flying in order to reach Europe with her father
November 2nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. This is not what many people worry about when they think of greenhouse gases, it's important. Thanks to the work of many nonprofits, government programs, and corporations that work in the transportation industry, though, we have a way to use this gas to help lower emissions
October 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
BHP has signed power purchase agreements to supply renewable energy for its copper mines in Chile. And NextEra energy reports its investments in renewables are pumping up its bottom line.
October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
My neighbor is an NPR junkie and always has the radio on. Earlier this evening when I was visiting her, I listened in on their podcast. What grabbed my attention were the words "toxic chemical" and "found in 99% of humans' blood."
October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam
Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men
October 11th, 2019 | by David Zarembka
CleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles. These include hundreds of US deaths annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, oil refinery explosions, 137 US oil spills last year, what to do with old oil tankers, and the 150 gas/diesel car fires daily in the US. A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”
October 5th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Water goes everywhere. It reaches places and distances that other things can't with such flexibility and ingenuity. To attach pollutants to that ingenious reach is counter to intelligence and consciousness
September 19th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The work of Ketos and the Authority continue to push back the dystopian future of The Water Knife so that Las Vegas gamblers and wedding parties will still be able to drink the water for years or decades to come
September 12th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott
Greta Thunberg, the famous Swedish climate crisis activist, recently landed upon the American shore in a solar-powered boat. She did not want to fly due to the pollution caused by airplanes
September 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The new Phyn Smart Water Assistant believes it can identify water leaks in the home with only a single connection to the water system. The new smart meter can be added to the home with a simple DIY installation under a single sink in the home, from which it is able to identify trends in the home's water usage including water leaks and water consumption tracking
September 1st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
As I am writing this, 8 minutes ago, The Weather Channel reported that several counties in Florida have orders for evacuations. Hurricane Dorian is in the news and it has been upgraded to a Category
August 15th, 2019 | by The Beam
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a major environmental problem, yet, in the context of the many warnings we’ve had over the last decade as to the damage we are doing to our planet, it seems perfectly in keeping with the times. Except, of course, that it’s not even new. Scientists have been officially monitoring its growth since the 1970s.
July 29th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Stormwater pollution is a major problem for all waters. The good news is that you can be part of the solution!
July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake
July 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
In an interview with Complex, Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith) declares, "I'm an inventor. And Elon Musk is my idol and I'm not gonna stop until I'm like Elon Musk."