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Failure To Mitigate Climate Change Could Cost Trillions, Finds Stanford Study

May 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A team of researchers from Stanford University have determined that failure to meet climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement could cost the planet trillions over the next century, highlighting less the climate and environmental benefits of achieving these targets but more the economic risks attendant with ignoring these targets. 


Some Plug-In Hybrids Can Cut Emissions As Much As Pure Electrics

December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A joint study by the highly respected Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research finds that plug-in hybrid cars with at least 36 miles of electric-only range (think Chevy Volt) are just as good at keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere as pure battery electric cars (think Chevy Bolt)


Oxford Economists Warn Of Vanishing Wealth Of Nature

November 29th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Top economists from Oxford University have this week warned of the danger caused by Ministries of Finance and Treasuries ignoring their dependence on nature, which is in a perilous state of decline, and the potential for businesses and politicians to miss the increasing systemic risks as the natural world around us fails. 


Urban Heat Island Effect To Double City-Level Costs Of Dealing With Climate Change, Study Finds

May 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The urban heat island effect — effectively, the reality that dark roads and buildings in urban areas absorb and radiate far more heat than vegetation in rural areas does, which makes cities notably hotter than surrounding areas — is going to more than double the city-level costs of dealing with rising temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change over the coming century, according to a new study


Perovskites: The Future of PV?

June 11th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

By Sam Stranks A new material has entered the emerging low-cost photovoltaics arena and is threatening to blow much of the [&hellip


Japanese Ecovillage House Brings Nature Right Inside

October 31st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

This year, architects from ALTS Design Office were brought in to take the ecovillage process a step further. Rather than maintain the traditional strict separation between inner and outer, the Kofunaki House brings nature (or the outer) right inside.


Power Full Jogging Shoes

September 1st, 2011 | by Chris Milton

Ever wondered, as you pound along the pavements, just how much power your jogging could be generating? Well, now we have an answer: up to a whole kilowatt during a quick sprint. This is according to Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He and a fellow researcher, J Ashley Taylor, have come up with an innovative new way of harnessing that power using liquid-based energy harvesters embedded into people's shoes



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