July 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new research paper published this week has raised the specter of accelerated global warming due to a weakening of the North Atlantic Ocean's circulation system, which is not only expected to continue to weaken in the coming decades but which could impact global surface temperature levels.
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.
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)
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.
September 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A recent study finds that wind power saves far more in avoided health care costs than the federal production tax credit for wind energy producers.
July 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Increasing water stress caused by a global climate change will have far-ranging consequences, and according to a new study, water scarcity and warmth could begin impacting European electricity generation as soon as 2030, possibly decreasing production or ceasing production altogether.
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
May 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Real-world nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles are up to 50% higher than the estimates that result from laboratory testing, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature
January 9th, 2017 | by Adam Johnston
In recent years, we have seen recent studies all overwhelmingly point out that if there is no dramatic change in reducing carbon emissions, there will be consequences for our economy
October 6th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
An international group of renewable energy researchers have called for what they are describing as a “grand-challenge” strategy — a [&hellip
February 1st, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Increased community engagement and acknowledgement of community concerns are some early steps that can be taken to minimise wind energy [&hellip
April 8th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
So who’s left on the villains list — the roster of top national polluters in the developed world who have [&hellip
March 26th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on The Carbon Brief. By Simon Evans The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly [&hellip
February 23rd, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
Ultraconservative news media, the new Congress, and some state governments have heavily relied on the testimony of Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon [&hellip
February 8th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
The first-ever announcement of a national divestment move — the government of Norway’s decision to divest from coal — represents [&hellip
October 6th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” That’s the paradox gripping China, the world’s most populous nation. A new [&hellip
September 15th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill
“With the failure of international agreements to fight climate change, the way is open to viewing the role of renewables [&hellip
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
January 3rd, 2013 | by Cynthia Shahan
The global leader in high-speed rail is pushing the technological limits of the system by operating high-speed trains in the extreme [&hellip
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.
September 20th, 2012 | by James Ayre
Even though nature provides the resources that power the global economy, they lack a seat in the boardrooms of [&hellip
February 6th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
Other than our 60+ stories from the past week, here are a few more noteworthy ones worth a look or [&hellip
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
June 4th, 2008 | by Ross Kendall
Australian wave power generators inspired by nature’s know-how are meeting their development goals and have the potential to leave other [&hellip