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More pieces of the global warming puzzle assembled by recent research
The Skeptical Science study finding a 97 percent expert consensus that humans are causing global warming led readers to ask several related climate questions...
by Dana Nuccitelli - June 6, 2013
Global Ocean Heat and Salt Content
Data distribution figures for temperature, salinity, temperature and salinity anomaly fields for depths 0-2000m, heat content and steric sea level...
by NOAA Staff - May 29, 2013
Global warming has not stalled, insists world`s best-known climate scientist
Prof James Hansen warns public not to be fooled by diversionary tactics from deniers...
by Damian Carrington - May 17, 2013
Flooding threatens one in four London properties
Almost £250bn worth of housing in capital at risk as flood defence budget cuts threaten homes and insurance policies across UK...
by Damian Carrington and Rachel Salvidge - May 17, 2013
Why Warming Oceans Could Mean Dwindling Fish
Climate change is having an enormous impact on the oceans, which already absorb far more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere...
by Bryan Walsh - May 16, 2013
Goodbye fluorescent bulb? Philips says yes.
If you've worked in an office, you're probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling...
by Toby Sterling - April 11, 2013
Climate change will lead to bumpier flights, say scientists
Climate change will lead to bumpier flights caused by increased mid-air turbulence, according to a study of the impact of global warming on weather systems over the next four decades...
by Damian Carrington - April 8, 2013
Climate Change Could Mean Bumpier Flights
By 2050, airplanes could see a doubling in instances of moderate-intensity turbulence over the North Atlantic Ocean due to shifts in the jet stream as a result of global warming...
by Jane J. Lee - April 8, 2013
Citigroup: Renewables will triumph and natural gas will help
Banking giant Citigroup recently issued a report that ought to thrill fans of renewable energy. However, inside the good news is a pill that some greens will find difficult to swallow.
by David Roberts - April 1, 2013
Lord Stern: developing countries must make deeper emissions cuts
Climate economist says developing countries must face the 'brutal arithmetic' of their responsibility for emissions...
by Fiona Harvey - December 3, 2012
Greenhouse gases reached record highs in 2011, says U.N. study
Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization...
by Matthew Knight - November 20, 2012
Arctic sea ice extent settles at record seasonal minimum
On September 16, 2012 sea ice extent dropped to 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles, the lowest extent of the year...
Published September 19, 2012
Sun Peeks Through in Solar
The solar-power business is expanding quickly in the U.S., helping lift the cloud that has surrounded the industry since the demise of Solyndra a year ago.
by Ryan Tracy and Cassandra Sweet - September 10, 2012
A simple, useful guide to communicating climate change
If the pendulum swung toward hyper-polarization and looney-tunery in 2009-2011, it seems to have reached its apogee and begun swinging back.
by David Roberts - September 10, 2012
Blame blistering heat waves on global warming, study says
The relentless heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming...
by AP Staff - August 5, 2012
Court Backs EPA on Warming
A US federal appeals court backed the Obama administration's campaign to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, in a blow to the coal industry...
by Brent Kendall - June 26, 2012
EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules Upheld By Federal Court
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming...
by Dina Cappiello - June 26, 2012
Car Battery Start-Ups Fizzle
Since 2009, the Obama administration has awarded more than $1 billion to American companies to make advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Halfway to a six-year goal of...
by Mike Ramsey - May 31, 2012
Two big wind farm projects canceled in PA
Two big wind farm projects on Appalachian ridges in Bedford and Clearfield counties have been canceled, and fewer new turbines will be built next year...
by Don Hopey - May 16, 2012
Game Over for the Climate
GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil...
by Dr. James Hansen - May 9, 2012
New US GCRP Strategic Plan for 2012-2021 Released
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released their the new National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021: A Strategic Plan...
Published April 26, 2012
Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in March 2012
Most Americans say that global warming and clean energy should be among the nation’s priorities, want more action by elected officials, corporations and citizens themselves...
by Anthony Leiserowitz, et al - April 26, 2012
Earth Day: Climate scientists battle the global-warming skeptics
With all due respect to the Stanley Cup playoffs, the world's most important `hockey stick` on this 43rd Earth Day is wielded by Michael Mann and other climate scientists...
by Don Hopey - April 24, 2012
How climate change will affect Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania will get hotter. Precipitation will increase with fewer but more violent storms and less snow cover. Expect adverse impacts on cool-weather crops, air quality...
by David Templeton - April 22, 2012
Douglas: Climate Change Unrelated to Gore
I’m a moderate Republican - a fan of small government, light regulation and market solutions. A serial entrepreneur, I founded companies that invented...
by Paul Douglas - April 19, 2012
How Murdoch's Aussie Papers Cover Climate Change
Wendy Bacon, a professor of journalism at the University of Technology in Sydney, commissioned researchers to examine every article, feature piece, editorial and column...
by David Folkenflik - April 6, 2012
The Greatest Challenge of Our Species
In a cavernous London conference center officials and members of civil society organizations met in the last week of March to consider the state of the planet and what to do about it...
by Thomas Lovejoy - April 5, 2012
New plans for carbon capture must not repeat mistakes of the past
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) promises all the ease of continued use of fossil fuels without the carbon emissions. The UK should be a leader in its development...
by Dustin Benton - April 2, 2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
The home page for this upcoming conference being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012...
Published April 1, 2012
2012 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
The Inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks tracks the national trend in greenhouse gas emissions and removals back to 1990...
Published April 1, 2012
Time Is Nigh for Global Action, Manifesto Warns
An era has dawned in which humanity’s impact on the earth could be as great as ice ages or meteoric collisions, scientists, government and business leaders warned this week...
by David Jolly - March 29, 2012
Scientists pin down historic sea level rise
The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 meters (46-60 feet), a recent study showed...
by Nina Chestney - March 29, 2012
A Clarion Call on the Food Supply
For anyone who thought the run-up in food prices in recent years was a fluke or a short-term blip, it might be time to reconsider...
by Justin Gillis - March 28, 2012
Global warming close to becoming irreversible-scientists
The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned...
by Nina Chestney - March 26, 2012
Link builds between weather extremes and warming
Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were "very likely" caused by manmade global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said...
by Nina Chestney - March 25, 2012
U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising
Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets...
by Andrew Quinn - March 23, 2012
State of the Climate - 2012
This report provides an update on long-term climate trends. The warming trend has not changed, with each decade having been warmer than the previous decade since the 1950s...
by Karl Braganza - March 12, 2012
Global Warming Can't Be Addressed Without Addressing Carbon Dioxide
Soot from diesel exhausts and the burning of wood, agricultural waste and dung for heating and cooking causes an estimated two million premature deaths a year...
by Naseem Sheikh - March 5, 2012
Insurers Confirm Global Warming is Real, Continued Political Paralysis Costly
Insurance industry leaders who met with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Friday, before the weekend’s mayhem, see humans as a cause...
by Joe Windish - March 4, 2012
Climate Change & the World Bank
Climate change is expected to hit developing countries the hardest. Its effects—higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels...
Published March 4, 2012
When It Rains, It Will Really Pour
Recently I attended a conference where state and federal scientists warned emergency planners, insurance executives and others about the danger of superstorms...
by Felicity Barringer - March 2, 2012
Climate change will shake the Earth
A changing climate isn't just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes too...
by Bill McGuire - February 26, 2012
Rural Appalachian town uses homemade solar panels
Ruston Seaman is proud to show off the early version of the solar panels built for his renewable energy mission: two banged-up, discolored shower doors held together by crusty caulking...
by Erich Schwartzel - February 26, 2012
Cost of $10 Billion Stimulus Easier to Tally Than New Jobs
Companies have received more than $10 billion to create jobs and renewable energy by building wind farms, solar projects and other alternatives...
by Ianthe Jeanne Dugan and Justin Scheck - February 24, 2012
The Ultimate Climate Change FAQ
Everything you need to know about climate change...
Published February 20, 2012
U.S. Pushes to Cut Emissions of Some Pollutants That Hasten Climate Change
A small group of countries led by the United States is starting a program to reduce emissions of common pollutants that contribute to rapid climate change and widespread health problems...
by John M. Broder - February 15, 2012
Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science
The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation contributed $25,000 last year and was expected to contribute $200,000 this year in their efforts to undermine climate science...
by Justin Gillis and Leslie Kaufman - February 15, 2012
NASA mission takes stock of Earth
In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a Univ of Colorado team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to sea level rise...
by Alan Buis and Steve Cole, - February 8, 2012
Why the energy industry is so invested in climate change denial
If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble...
by Bill McKibben - February 7, 2012
Improved wind turbines under way
Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa, a Spanish company with a manufacturing plant in Ebensburg, PA, is working with the US Dept of Energy to make wind power technology...
by Sandy Bauers - February 6, 2012
US Global Change Research Program
Integrating federal research on global change and climate change...
Published February 1, 2012
Notable scientists quell global warming fears
No drastic action is required on global warming, said sixteen notable scientists in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Friday, January 27. No need to panic. No need to decarbonize...
by Lorraine Yapps Cohen - January 29, 2012
EPA: Power Plants Main Global Warming Culprits
The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming...
by Dina Cappiello - January 11, 2012
20 inches to disaster: U.S. coasts unprepared for higher seas
Let`s say the rise in sea level that climate change will bring us by 2080 -- from melting ice caps and expanding seas -- won't be all that bad, will it?
by Robert Lalasz - January 3, 2012
After Fukushima: A Changing Climate For Nuclear
This year has something in common with 1979 and 1986. In 1979, a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island melted down. In 1986, the Soviet reactor at Chernobyl blew up and burned...
by Christopher Joyce - December 24, 2011
Water. Coal. Texas. Sanity. One of these words does not belong
In case anyone missed it, Texas had a big drought last summer -- the worst one-year drought in the state's history. Cities imposed lawn-watering restrictions...
by R L Miller - November 21, 2011
Congress kills request for National Climate Service
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wanted to establish a National Climate Service akin to the National Weather Service. It asked for no new funding to do so...
by Brian Vastag - November 20, 2011
Global warming to swamp NYC
If global warming does its worst in the future, the city will need far more than just life rafts to save itself from economy-swamping floods...
by Glenn Blain - November 20, 2011
5 takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change
The world must brace for more extreme weather.- record-breaking temperatures, heat waves, and heavy downpours...
Published November 18, 2011
5 takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change
The world must brace for more extreme weather. A new report that finds climate change is likely to bring more record-breaking temperatures, heat waves, and heavy downpours...
by World Resources Institute - November 18, 2011
Poor little Big Coal says EPA smog standards too expensive
By Dec. 16, the US EPA will promulgate its final rule requiring coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and other toxic chemicals...
by Daniel J. Weiss - November 17, 2011
Is global warming an election issue after all?
Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs, but President Obama's announcement last week ...
by Bill McKibben - November 16, 2011
Inventor of Waterless Fracking on Why His Method Will Be a Game-Changer
In an interview, Robert Lestz discusses everything from the risks of using propane to why Canadian companies are more willing to try something new...
by Anthony Brino - November 14, 2011
Siemens Boosts Its Stake in Tidal Power
Marine energy has long looked to be a niche area, capable of meeting just a few percent of global power demand, but this energy source is drawing some big players...
by Peter Fairley - November 14, 2011
Are we all toast after 2017?
The annual International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook (WEO) was published yesterday with an attention-grabbing headline...
by Michael Levi - November 10, 2011
Glow in the Dark Solar Cells Break Efficiency Record
When you go about designing the world’s most efficient solar cell, the natural inclination is to develop a device that can trap as much light as possible. Yet, in a counter-intuitive leap...
by Tina Casey - November 10, 2011
World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible...
by Fiona Harvey - November 9, 2011
New Fracking Method Avoids Pollution Problems - Drillers Slow to Embrace It
Little-noticed drilling technique uses propane gel, not water, to release natural gas. Higher cost, lack of data and industry habit stand in the way...
by Anthony Brino - November 6, 2011
Whoops: 2010 had the largest-ever jump in greenhouse emissions
World-wide emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide soared by 6% in 2010 producing the highest annual net increase of carbon pollution ever.
by Jess Zimmerman - November 4, 2011
NASA launches trailblazing weather/climate satellite
After a five-year delay, NASA launched an Earth-observing satellite on Friday to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change...
Published October 28, 2011
Climate change is our biggest challenge, says McKibben
In the late '90s, Bill McKibben wrote a book about his and his wife's decision to have only one child, connecting their choice to issues of population growth and sustainability.
by Lisa Hymas - October 28, 2011
Warming revives dream of Northeast Passage
There is now no doubt that global warming is shrinking the Arctic ice pack, opening new sea lanes and making the few previously navigable routes near shore more accessible...
by Andrew E. Kramer - October 23, 2011
Waste oils, plants on track to be used as fuel for Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is set to certify all of its 40-plus aircraft models to burn fuels derived from waste oils and plants by 2013, three years ahead of target...
by Alex Morales and Louise Downing - October 23, 2011
Climate study confirms what skeptics scoffed at: global warming is real
A new climate study shows that since the mid-1950s, temperatures over land have risen by 0.9 deg C, confirming previous studies that have found a climate that has been warming...
by Pete Spotts - October 22, 2011
More dust storms expected as Texas drought lingers
The towering wall of billowing red dust roaring across the blue West Texas sky took Monroe Debusk back to the Dust Bowl years when he was growing up on his family's cotton farm...
by Betsy Blaney - October 22, 2011
Study shows unprecedented loss of ozone above Arctic
Loss of the Earth’s ozone layer above the Arctic last winter was unprecedented, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory told CNN today.
by Craig Johnson - October 3, 2011
Second giant ice island set to break off Greenland glacier
New photographs taken of a vast glacier in northern Greenland have revealed the astonishing rate of its breakup, with one scientist rendered speechless.
by Ian Johnston - September 1, 2011
.Geologists Sharply Cut Estimate of Shale Gas
Federal geologists published new estimates this week for the amount of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region, which stretches from NY to VA.
by Ian Urbina - August 24, 2011
Emissions and CO2 concentrations unchanged since Cancun
This `Climate Action Tracker` web site is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of various countries.
by Niklas Höhne, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Claudine Chen - June 16, 2011
Stanford climate scientists forecast permanently hotter summers
The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if...
by Mark Shwartz - June 6, 2011
Earth`s Hot Past Could be Prologue to Future Climate
The magnitude of climate change during Earth’s deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if...
Published January 13, 2011
EL NINO / SOUTHERN OSCILLATION - Diagnostic Discussion
A moderate-to-strong La Niña continued during December 2010 as reflected by well below-average sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
by NOAA - January 6, 2011
California set to adopt sweeping cap-and-trade rules
California air quality regulators plan to adopt sweeping regulations to give power plants, refineries and other major polluters an incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
by Jason Dearen - December 16, 2010
A billion people will lose their homes due to climate change, says report
Devastating changes to sea levels, rainfall, water supplies, weather systems and crop yields are increasingly likely before the end of the century, scientists warn.
by Robin McKie - November 28, 2010
Feed-in tariffs saved French ratepayers money they would have otherwise spent
Flying in the face of conventional wisdom that renewables are expensive, the cost of French feed-in tariffs for renewable energy over the cost of conventional fuels was negative...
by Paul Gipe - September 13, 2010
Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor
Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions.
by Richard Harris - September 10, 2010
Advanced Renewable Tariffs
With over 75 countries, states and provinces around the world with some kind of feed-in tariff, policymakers and researchers in the U.S. are considering the role for the policy
by Paul Gipe - August 10, 2010
E.P.A. Considers Risks of Gas Extraction
The streams of people came to the public meeting in Canonsburg, PA armed with stories of yellowed and foul-smelling well water, deformed livestock, poisoned fish and itchy skin...
by Tom Zeller Jr. - July 23, 2010
Sop Stories: Suggestions Pour In on How to Clean Up Gulf
Can `magic fairy dust` clean up the oil-slicked Gulf Coast? Ed Wieliczkiewicz is trying to find out. He's also checking out a contraption that looks like a...
by Ann Zimmerman - July 23, 2010
China surpasses U.S. as top energy consumer
China has overtaken the US as the world's largest consumer of energy, according to data from Paris-based International Energy Agency, a landmark that has implications...
Published July 20, 2010
Several gas companies barred from taking water from river
Although there are no drought declarations in effect in the Susquehanna River watershed area, low creek and stream levels mean no water for many natural gas companies...
by Elizabeth Skrapits - July 17, 2010
Cornell poll: Most in state see more risk than revenue in gas drilling
The majority of New Yorkers feel the risks of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale outweigh any revenue that may come from it, according to a poll by Cornell University.
by Liz Lawyer - July 16, 2010
Planner: Zoning needed to prepare for natural gas drilling
Kurt Hausammann Jr., the planning director for PA’s largest county, is advising local officials across the state to consider zoning to regulate Marcellus Shale drilling.
by Bruce Siwy - July 15, 2010
The Other Woman From Alaska
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski may be the Obama administration’s only hope of getting a climate-and-energy deal this year. A White House aide says they have been wooing Murkowski...
by Daniel Stone - July 9, 2010
Study: Think it's hot now? Just wait a few years
Climate models suggest more heat waves over next decades. Folks sweating out the heat wave battering parts of the country may just have to get used to it.
by Randolph E. Schmid - July 8, 2010
Big Money Drives Up the Betting on the Marcellus Shale
Halliburton is building a permanent outpost in Williamsport, PA - on the edge of a one of the 21st century's biggest energy booms. Halliburton`s industrial dwelling rests against...
by Joel Kirkland - July 8, 2010
Climategate inquiry vindicates scientists - mostly
An independent report into the leak of hundreds of e-mails from one of the world's leading climate research centers on Wednesday largely vindicated the scientists involved...
Published July 7, 2010
Climategate Inquiry Largely Vindicates Scientists
Scientists at the center of a row over the reliability of climate research were found to be honest and rigorous, but lacking in openness, the final inquiry said...
by Selina Williams - July 7, 2010
Solar plane attempting first 24-hour flight
The Solar Impulse takes to the skies from it`s base in Switzerland for its longest attempted flight yet. The solar-powered plane designed to fly both day and night...
by Lance Whitney - July 7, 2010
Courses tap into Marcellus Shale fever
With the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry estimated to create or support about 88,000 jobs in Pennsylvania this year, it's no surprise a number of ...
by Dana Vogel - July 6, 2010
Obama announces $2 billion for solar power
President Barack Obama announced the awarding of nearly $2 billion for new solar plants that will create jobs and increase the country's use of renewable energy sources.
by JuliePace - July 3, 2010
Tiny wins, big unknowns loom in BP 'war room'
The ROV room is the closest thing to Mission Control. It's dark, cool, hushed. Engineers with headsets face a wall showing the live video feeds from the remotely operated vehicles...
by Joel Achenbach - July 3, 2010
Blast at BP Texas Refinery in `05 Foreshadowed Gulf Disaster
Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, David Senko has been tallying the similarities between `my blast` in 2005 and this new BP disaster.
by Ryan Knutson - July 2, 2010
Community colleges to share $5 million grant
About 3,000 people are expected to receive training for work in the region's burgeoning natural gas industry, thanks to a federal job training grant of almost $5 million...
by Joe Napsha - June 30, 2010
Bucking Trends: Marcellus Shale Producing Counties Continue to Add Jobs as Unemployment Climbs Elsew
In counties where the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale is taking place, jobs are being created, unemployment rates are being held at bay, and millions of dollars...
by Marcellus Shale Coalition - June 30, 2010
Unemployment figures different in rural NEPA due to gas industry
In May 2010, a Penn State University study funded by the natural gas industry said development in the Marcellus Shale region would create 88,000 jobs in 2010.
by David Falchek - June 30, 2010
Braddock PA shop converts diesel vehicles to burn used vegetable oil
Four years ago Colin Huwyler was a 17-year-old college freshman looking for a way to save money on his 45-minute commute to the University of Buffalo when he learned that...
by Elwin Green - June 28, 2010
Employment, Environment at Odds
For the second time in recent weeks, the Obama administration's environmental policies have clashed with its efforts to boost American jobs. The U.S. Export-Import Bank...
by James R. Hagerty and Amol Sharma - June 28, 2010
BYD Dreams of Electric Cars
China-based BYD wants to be the first to deliver a mass-produced, electric-powered, plug-in vehicle. It might just do it, too
by Inder Sidhu - June 28, 2010
U.S. water system needs better enforcement, smart investments
In 1908, Jersey City, N.J., became the first city in the United States to chlorinate its municipal tap water. Other municipalities rapidly followed suit...
by Peter H. Gleick - June 27, 2010
Fishermen Flout Ban In Gulf, Despite Oil Spill
The massive Gulf oil spill has closed large swaths of the Louisiana coast to fishing. But that doesn't mean folks there don't fish. When the sun goes down, the rods and nets come out.
by Robert Smith - June 25, 2010
How much oil is really gushing?
Billions of dollars and the future of one the world's lushest ecosystems could all ride on one number: the precise amount of oil gushing from the broken BP well in the Gulf of Mexico.
by Deborah Zabarenko - June 25, 2010
BP Relied on Faulty U.S. Data
BP based plans for responding to a big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on U.S. government projections that gave very low odds of oil hitting shore...
by Neal King Jr. and Keith Johnson - June 24, 2010
No Second Acts for GasLand
GasLand director Josh Fox is certainly a busy man these days, but apparently not too busy to review a 4,000-word rebuttal to his film sent two weeks ago by Energy In Depth.
Published June 22, 2010
Westmoreland County PA Co-Gen Project Proposed
Tenaska, a respected energy company, is evaluating a site in Westmoreland County, PA (USA), on which to construct and operate a state-of-the-art electric co-gen facility.
Published June 21, 2010
Obama's Energy Pipe Dreams
The president's vilification of the oil industry is understandable, but not intelligent. For decades, we've talked and talked about the need to end America's century-long addiction...
by Robert J. Samuelson - June 21, 2010
On HBO, one man
It's about the natural gas industry, which might be on the verge of insidiously ruining America's water supply. As such, "Gasland" could push a viewer panic attack...
by Hank Stuever - June 21, 2010
Gasland: HBO Gas-Drilling Film Exposes Water Worries
It's safe to say that the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has raised the burden of proof on the energy industry and its claims about the safety of its extraction methods.
by Frank James - June 21, 2010
Solar`s strange bedfellows
Not long ago, it would have been unthinkable for a big utility company to encourage homeowners to put solar panels on their roofs. If people generate more of their own electricity...
by Marc Gunther - June 21, 2010
BP did it for us
The blowout on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico was absolutely predictable. Just as a single-hulled tanker was bound to end up on the rocks in Prince William Sound.
by Donald Gibbon - June 20, 2010
Natural gas jobs continue to flow in Pennsylvania
Andrew Tkach of Murrysville, an electrical engineer is hoping that Western Pennsylvania's boom in natural gas exploration can be his chance to get back to work.
by Joe Napsha - June 17, 2010
Obama Managing Crisis `Horribly`: Jack Welch
The Obama administration has utterly mismanaged the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and is horrible at crisis management, says Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.
by Barbara Stcherbatcheff - June 16, 2010
Full Text of President Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech
Tonight, I've returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we're waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens.
by Barack Obama - June 15, 2010
Will the New Climate Bill Damage U.S. Energy Security?
Few groups have been more strident in their opposition to cap-and-trade legislation than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
by Michael A. Levi and Trevor Houser - June 15, 2010
How the oil-disaster flow estimates have evolved
U.S. government officials said the ruptured BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is spewing 1.5 to 2.5 million gallons per day - significantly more than the initial estimate.
by Jason Hanna - June 15, 2010
EPA analysis of Senate climate bill shows modest costs, omits benefits
Kerry and Lieberman's climate bill. It could not come at a more consequential time: the decision about a carbon cap in the impending energy bill will likely be made...
by David Roberts - June 15, 2010
Five Myths About Sustainability
Paul Hoffman, owner and president of the planning, architecture, and construction management firm Hoffman LLC, demystifies green building
by Paul Hoffman - June 15, 2010
Allegheny County PA`s carbon footprint: 77,000 tons per year
Modernizing heating and cooling systems and encouraging more recycling are two keys to cutting energy use by Allegheny County, according to a study released last week.
by Len Barcousky - June 14, 2010
Efforts to Repel Oil Spill Are Described as Chaotic
Deano Bonano, the emergency preparedness director for Jefferson Parish, marched from a motor home used as a command center to an office across the street filled with BP officials.
by Campbell Robertson - June 14, 2010
Search Launched for Dozens Missing After Arkansas Floods
A frantic search is underway in Arkansas for dozens of people feared dead after torrential rains turned their campsites on the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers into a flood zone.
by Lauren Frayer - June 12, 2010
Innovator: Tod Dykstra
The founder of Streetline Networks is selling traffic-control technology that targets the most annoying drivers: those who clog streets in search of cheap parking.
by Cliff Edwards - June 10, 2010
No quick fix on warming, says new U.N. climate chief
The U.N.`s incoming chief on climate change cautioned on Wednesday it could take until 2050 to build the machinery that will ultimately tame greenhouse gases.
by Agence France-Presse - June 9, 2010
EOG gets temporary Marcellus Shale drilling ban; Chief O&G well explodes
EOG Resources Inc. ordered to stop all natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania following an explosion that spewed at least 35,000 gallons of wastewater for 16 hours on June 3rd.
by Anya Litvak - June 7, 2010
Environmentalists To Obama: Seize The Moment
With anger building over the BP oil spill, environmentalists are wondering if President Obama will stand up to Big Energy and get to work on climate change.
by Melissa Block - June 7, 2010
10 years needed to agree on global climate action, says U.N. pointman
The world community may need another 10 years to agree on carbon cuts deep enough to roll back global warming, the U.N.'s pointman for climate change warned on Monday.
by Agence France-Presse - June 7, 2010
We recycle bottles; why not energy? How? HYBRIDS!
Recycling energy should be as routine as recycling bottles, cans and newspapers, enthuses real estate developer CHRISTOPHER YULE
by Christopher Yule - June 6, 2010
Can Obama Seize the Energy Moment?
If There Was Ever a Moment to Seize - Will Obama Stand Up to Big Energy in Deeds as Well as Words?
by Bill McKibben - June 6, 2010
The Smog Squad of Hong Kong Has Truckers on the Run
Some workers in the central business district here like to pop out of the office for a smoke. Lincoln Chan slips out to spot smoke—the kind that pours out of old trucks.
by Jonathan Cheng - June 4, 2010
Mapping Out an Electric-Car Future
Companies are starting to compete to provide services, but a dominant approach and standard have yet to emerge
by Alan Ohnsman - June 3, 2010
.Atomic Waste Gets `Temporary` Home
Three months after the U.S. cancelled a plan to build a vast nuclear-waste repository in Nevada, the country's ad hoc atomic-storage policy is becoming clear...
by REBECCA SMITH - June 1, 2010
Eco-friendly designs
What started as a project for Penn State University students evolved into a building at Bayer MaterialScience that will serve as a showcase for energy-efficient design.
by Joyce Gannon - May 27, 2010
Leading Oilfield Services Company to Increase Operations in PA, Create More Than 50 Jobs in Jefferso
A new investment by Pennsylvania will help a leading oilfield services company expand its operations in Jefferson County and create more than 50 jobs, Gov. Rendell announced today.
by Mark Shade - May 11, 2010
Ship Logs Help Scientists Trace Oceans
Sydney Levitus works in an ordinary government office building but his work frequently transports him back to the helms of ships that plied the seas many decades ago.
by Richard Harris - May 6, 2010
EPA proposes coal ash rule, sets time for comment
The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed regulating coal ash, possibly as a kind of hazardous waste, while phasing out wet storage impoundments.
by Bill Poovey - May 4, 2010
Senator Kerry says EPA to start climate bill analysis
The EPA will examine the economic impact the bill would have from provisions aimed at reducing pollution blamed for global warming.
Published April 27, 2010
Scientist James Hansen Proposes `People`s Climate Stewardship Act`
`Our grandchildren will blame us if we destroy the remarkable planet that we inherited` warned renowned climate scientist James Hansen at the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
by James Handley - April 25, 2010
ESA`s CryoSat-2 and NASA`s DC-8 star in Arctic cooperation
Taking advantage of NASA`s `Operation Ice Bridge` campaign, measurements of Arctic sea ice have been made from an aircraft flying directly under CryoSat-2`s orbital path.
Published April 23, 2010
In the Great Ship Titanic
Nobel physicist Steven Chu is out to revitalize U.S. industry and save the world—if he can.
by Fareed Zakaria - April 11, 2010
Successful launch for ESA`s CryoSat-2 ice satellite
Europe`s first mission dedicated to studying the Earth`s ice was launched today from Kazakhstan...
Published April 8, 2010
Solar-powered boat Turanor raises hopes of a sun-fuelled future
Makers hopeful that maiden voyage of world's largest solar-powered catamaran will prove that the sun can fuel the world
by Kate Connolly - April 1, 2010
Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2008
An emissions inventory that identifies and quantifies a country’s primary anthropogenic1 sources and sinks of greenhouse gases is essential for addressing climate change...
by US EPA - April 1, 2010
Inquiry: Climate data not manipulated
The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.
Published March 30, 2010
BP Solar shutters U.S. plant to lower costs
The solar power division of energy giant BP said on Friday it plans to close its Maryland manufacturing facility, a sign of the heightened international competition in solar.
by Martin LaMonica - March 29, 2010
Climate Change Imperils the State of the Planet--Will the World Act?
More than 100 countries have signed on to the Copenhagen Accord — the nonbinding agreement to combat climate change hastily agreed to at a summit this past December.
by David Biello - March 26, 2010
Solar panels made three times cheaper and four times more efficient
Scientists are using current technology in a new type of concentrating array which they say is four times more efficient and three times cheaper than current solar cells.
by Darren Quick - March 13, 2010
Talisman Energy opening office north of Pittsburgh
Canada`s Talisman Energy plans to invest $1 billion in Pennsylvania`s Marcellus Shale and establish a regional office in Cranberry Township.
by Anya Litvak - March 12, 2010
Harrisburg PA`s History Making Household
The Wilsons overhauled their home with a $58,000 solar electric system, reduced their energy use and became the first to sell a carbon credit they generated at home.
by Joe Petrucci - March 11, 2010
Elkhart could go from RV capital to EV capital
The so-called "RV Capital of the World" may soon be able to bill itself the "EV Capital of the World." What a difference a letter makes.
by Paul A. Eisenstein - March 11, 2010
Joule Biotechnologies `fuel from thin air`:
Joule’s bio-based technology, which uses a microorganism to produce biofuel directly from CO2, water and sunlight.
by Bill Sims - March 10, 2010
Sunshine is free, so can photovoltaics be cheap?
Solar costs as much as $4 per watt by the time it's installed on your roof says Arun Majumdar, the first director of the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy...
by David Biello - March 10, 2010
Alcatraz to go solar
In its heyday, Alcatraz prison locked up mobsters such as Al Capone. Now, the famous penitentiary in San Francisco Bay will capture something new: the sun`s rays.
by Paul Rogers - March 7, 2010
GE`s Immelt: U.S. lagging in clean energy
The demand for energy products is gravitating toward the developing world and the bulk of new clean-energy business risks going along with it, said General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt.
by Martin LaMonica - March 5, 2010
International firms eye Marcellus Shale
Southwestern Pennsylvania’s rich natural gas deposit is generating international attention as companies operating in the region look abroad for financial support.
by Anya Litvak - March 5, 2010
India Announces Coal Tax To Fund Renewable Energy Projects
In a landmark announcement the Indian Finance Minister put forward the proposal of setting of National Clean Energy Fund which would be funded by tax lieved on coal usage.
by Mridul Chadha - March 4, 2010
Fish Fry: How Will a Warming World Impact U.S. Trout Populations?
Most scientists agree that the effects of global warming are starting to show up all around the world in many forms...
Published March 4, 2010
Axion adapts lead acid batteries for renewable energy age
As energy firms race to find renewable energy solutions, Axion Power International is focusing its attention on using proven technology to store that energy...
by Dick Rosey - March 3, 2010
`Missteps` Don’t Negate Climate Science, Obama Adviser Says
The disclosure of research `missteps` hasn’t shaken the consensus that manmade emissions from burning fossil fuels are contributing to climate change said...
by Jim Efstathiou Jr. - March 3, 2010
Natural Gas Tilts at Windmills in Power Feud
Wind power was a bit player in Texas four years ago. Today, wind turbines produce a significant share of the state's electricity. But now wind power has attracted powerful critics...
by Russell Gold - March 2, 2010
Climate debate missing the point
I’m increasingly of the view that the government and much of the classic `environmental movement` are badly missing the point on climate change and energy security.
by Barry Brook - March 2, 2010
PSEG's Ralph Izzo: The high cost of gridlock
We are ready and eager to press fast forward with billions of dollars in new energy initiatives. But right now, policy uncertainty has us stuck on the pause button.
by Marc Gunther - March 1, 2010
Marcellus Shale could be a boom or bane for land owners
When CNX Gas Corp. was spun out of Consol Energy Inc. in 2005, the infant company began life as a coalbed methane producer. Only later did it realize...
by Elwin Green - February 28, 2010
Wal-Mart Sets Plan To Cut Gas Emissions
Wal-Mart plans to cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions by 2015 but will make its suppliers do the dirty work of reducing the carbon footprints...
by Miguel Bustillo - February 26, 2010
Vast Antarctic iceberg `threatens marine life`
vast iceberg that broke off eastern Antarctic earlier this month could disrupt marine life in the region, scientists have warned.
by Mike Meredith - February 26, 2010
A Texas Utility Will Help Homeowners Go Solar
TXU Energy, a Texas utility with two million customers, is offering homeowners in the Dallas area to lease or buy rooftop solar-power systems in one of the first programs of its kind.
by Todd Woody - February 25, 2010
Bloom Box fuel cell system could provide clean power to your home and car
The Bloom Box is an electricity generating fuel cell box designed to sit in the back yard and provide enough power to reliably, more cleanly and cheaply power a house...
by Darren Quick - February 23, 2010
Warming Is Unequivocal
Is the Wall Street Journal making like an ostrich and sticking its head in melting permafrost?
by Bill Chameides - February 23, 2010
Despite Climategate, IPPC Mostly Underestimates Climate Change
Speaking to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, James McCarthy of the Harvard Medical School noted that the IPCC usually errs on the conservative side...
by Steve Mirsky - February 22, 2010
Co-location could make algae biofuels affordable
Co-locating algae farms near industrial facilities could be one strategy that makes algal biofuels pay. Algae use sunlight and water to convert carbon dioxide into lipids...
by Mark Fischetti - February 22, 2010
Bloom Box: What 60 Minutes left out
The recent `60 Minutes` Bloom Box segment`s message: Cheap, clean energy that flows almost magically from a refrigerator-sized box in your yard.
by Chris Gaylord - February 22, 2010
Proposed Beijing district to reduce carbon emissions and energy use
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP has just unveiled details of the first phase for the expansion and redevelopment of three business districts in China's capital city, Beijing.
by Paul Ridden - February 19, 2010
This Could Really Work!
Your monthly electricity bill could show you both your electricity usage along with the electricity usage of your most efficient neighbors. Peer pressure might motivate you...
by Zachary Shahan - February 19, 2010
U.N. Climate Chief to Resign
United Nations climate chief Yvo de Boer plans to resign from his post to take up a position at consulting group KPMG as global adviser on climate and sustainability...
by Selina Williams - February 18, 2010
US Congress Investigates Controversial Drilling Technique
Concerns about potential drinking-water contamination are prompting Congress to investigate hydraulic fracturing, a controversial drilling technique for natural-gas production.
by Ben Casselman - February 18, 2010
Small Reactors Generate Big Hopes
A new type of nuclear reactor—smaller than a rail car and one tenth the cost of a big plant—is emerging as a contender to reshape the nation's resurgent nuclear power industry.
by Rebecca Smith - February 18, 2010
Germany Floats New Plans to Keep Hydrogen-Powered Cars in the World's Transportation Mix
The German government has big goals for vehicles running on hydrogen fuel cells. But can their model translate to the U.S. market?
by Larry Greenemeier - February 18, 2010
Setting the climate record straight
Climate researcher Martin Parry at Imperial College London co-chaired the second working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
by Jeff Tollefson - February 17, 2010
Asian pollution delays inevitable warming
The grey, sulphur-laden skies overlying parts of Asia have a bright side — they reflect sunlight back into space, moderating temperatures on the ground.
by Jeff Tollefson - February 17, 2010
Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition
Three big companies quit an influential lobbying group that had focused on shaping climate-change legislation, in a sign that support for an ambitious bill is melting away...
by Stephen Power and Ben Casselman - February 17, 2010
Photovoltaic Breakthroughs Brighten Outlook for Cheap Solar Power
Enough sunlight bathes Earth's daytime half in an hour to meet all human energy needs for a year. Sadly, there are several problems with meeting human energy demands by tapping such abundant, free solar power
by David Biello - February 16, 2010
Climate Reality Trumped By the Donald
We Americans are a great people with a proud history. We do have some faults, however. One of them may be a tendency to view ourselves as the epicenter of all human events.
by Bill Chameides - February 16, 2010
Toy makers look to tech, green materials
From Mattel's "Puppy Tweets" linking pets to a Twitter feed to biodegradable nursery toys, toy makers are focusing on fun technology and green materials to win sales in 2010.
Published February 14, 2010
Declining fish stocks sound alarm to save seas
While concern for the health of the oceans has been growing steadily over the past decade, this year we've seen a sudden swell in interest, coverage and conservation efforts...
by China Millman - February 14, 2010
Even Boulder Finds It Isn`t Easy Going Green
This spring, city contractors will fan out across this well-to-do college town to unscrew light bulbs in thousands of homes and replace them with more energy-efficient models...
by Stephanie Simon - February 13, 2010
First Energy and Allegheny Engergy deal creates electric giant
Allegheny Energy, which operates electric utilities in four states from its Greensburg PA headquarters, has agreed to be acquired by First Energy for $8.5 billion...
by Elwin Green - February 12, 2010
Sea Caves Reveal Rapid Rise in Ancient Ocean Levels
Mallorca, Spain's largest island, is not just a desirable place for a Mediterranean vacation; it's also a treasure trove of the geologic record...
by David Biello - February 12, 2010
China Report Shows More Pollution in Waterways
China’s government on Tuesday unveiled its most detailed survey ever of the pollution plaguing the country, revealing that water pollution in 2007 was more than twice as severe...
by Jonathan Ansfield and Keith Bradsher - February 9, 2010
Energy-generating sOccket soccer ball scores a goal in off-grid villages
What if kicking around a soccer could provide enough energy to power something useful in a modest off-grid African village, like a light for cooking or an emergency mobile phone...
by Jeff Salton - February 8, 2010
US Commerce Department Proposes Establishment of NOAA Climate Service
Individuals and decision-makers – from agriculture to energy to transportation – increasingly are asking NOAA for information about climate change...
by Justin Kennedy - February 8, 2010
NOAA Unveil Landmark www.Climate.Gov Portal to Climate Information
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco unveiled a new Web site that will serve as a single point-of-entry for NOAA’s climate information...
by Rachel Wilhelm - February 8, 2010
Defusing the Methane Greenhouse Time Bomb
Methane trapped in Arctic ice could be rapidly released into the atmosphere as a result of global warming in a possible doomsday scenario for climate change...
by Christopher Mims - February 5, 2010
Investment Dollars Flow to Green Energy Start-Ups
Start-ups developing products for wringing every last drop of efficiency from green technologies have become the standouts in the crowded field of renewable energy.
by Russell Gold - February 4, 2010
Shell Plans $1.63 Billion Investment in Brazilian Ethanol
Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced the biggest foreign investment in Brazil`s ethanol industry to date, saying it plans to create a multibillion-dollar joint venture...
by Guy Chazan and Paulo Prada - February 2, 2010
Producing Electricity and Chemical Simultaneously
Interesting tecchnology... interesting pllicy... difficult economics... numerous challenges...
by Herbert Cooper - February 1, 2010
China leads global race to make clean energy
China vaulted past competitors in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United States last year to become the world’s largest maker of wind turbines, and is poised to expand...
by Keith Bradsher - January 30, 2010
Intel plans 8 solar arrays to help power facilities
Intel, looking to be a leader in the green energy movement, is begining construction on eight solar power installations in separate facilities in four states.
by Sharon Gaudin - January 29, 2010
India makes biofuels mandatory for all state-owned oil companies
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that the National Biofuels Mandate will be obligatory for all government-owned oil marketing companies, and warned that...
by Jim Lane - January 27, 2010
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced
Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its sixth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world.
by Toby Heaps - January 27, 2010
Emissions of Potent Greenhouse Gas Increase Despite Reduction Efforts
Despite a decade of efforts worldwide to curb its release into the atmosphere, NOAA and university scientists have measured increased emissions of a greenhouse gas...
by Jana Goldman - January 27, 2010
Methane Causes Vicious Cycle In Global Warming
Carbon dioxide is the gas we most associate with global warming, but methane gas also plays an important role. For reasons that are not well understood, methane gas...
by Richard Harris - January 26, 2010
New Anti-Smog Restrictions Could Warm Planet
The US EPA's proposal to tighten the ozone standard will have an unfortunate side effect - those measures will hasten global warming.
by Richard Harris - January 25, 2010
The greening of New Mexico: Governor orders full-scale geothermal development
In New Mexico, Gov. Bill Richardson has signed an executive order that strengthens state efforts to promote a green economy in New Mexico.
by Marc Favreau - January 25, 2010
In Washington, a Lesson in Bureaucracy Comes in Every Bag
The Washington, D.C., bag tax seemed simple enough: Beginning Jan. 1, grocery stores in the district would charge five cents a bag, plastic or paper. The goal was...
by Sara Murray - January 25, 2010
EPA Tightens NO2 Smog Standard
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today strengthened the federal public health standard for nitrogen dioxide pollution, a limit that has been in place for nearly four decades.
by Robin Bravender - January 25, 2010
Is High-Speed Rail on the Horizon?
Part of President Obama's plan to revitalize U.S. manufacturing includes funds for a high-speed rail network. He added $1 billion per year on top of $8 billion Congress committed...
by Jonathan Katz - January 25, 2010
Marcellus Shale group leader excited
Talking with ... Kathryn Z. Klaber
by Joyce Gannon - January 24, 2010
Tree plantings give hope in Haiti
Almost everything in Haiti is made of homemade concrete because only about 2 percent of the original forest remains in the country. Wood is an expensive import now...
by Doug Oster - January 23, 2010
The Future of Energy Part One -- Emissions Regulation: A New Era Dawns
Whether by the hands of Congress or the EPA, regulations on carbon emissions loom in the near future. Here's how U.S. industry is mobilizing.
by Peter Alpern - January 20, 2010
E-Yikes! Electric Bikes Terrorize the Streets of China
By some estimates there are 120 million e-bikes on China's roads—up from just 50,000 a decade ago, making it the fastest growing form of transportation in China.
by Shai Oster - January 18, 2010
Environmental Group Gives First-Time Nod to Sustainable Salmon-Farming
An aquaculture company devises a new, sustainable process that raises Pacific coho salmon in freshwater.
by Clare Leschin-Hoar - January 14, 2010
Rooftop Rentals Soar With Generous Canadian Feed-in Tariff
Since September 2009 when the Ontario Power Authority began its generous payment for rooftop solar power, Toronto’s commercial roof acreage has become the site of...
by Susan Kraemer - January 14, 2010
Native American Tribe Going for Solar, and Money
The 3,000 members of the Jemez Pueblo tribe in New Mexico are looking to build the first utility-scale solar power plant on tribal land.
by Zachary Shahan - January 13, 2010
Experts say prepare for sea-level rise on New Jersey coast
Ever since Dave Pflueger bought his Money Island house more than five years ago, the Delaware Bay has been swallowing up his land...
by Daniel Walsh - January 13, 2010
DOE awards $78 million to Biofuels Consortiums
US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the investment of nearly $80 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for advanced biofuels research...
by Jim Lane - January 13, 2010
Job Creation Takes On New Importance in Climate-Change Fight
If the public has to choose between creating jobs and spending billions to scrub invisible heat-trapping gases from the sky, jobs will win. That's why...
by Jeffrey Ball - January 12, 2010
What Would Failure to Combat Climate Change Quickly Mean?
Failure to set and meet strict targets for greenhouse gas cuts over the next 40 years could put our long-term goals permanently out of reach.
by Douglas Fischer - January 12, 2010
Revenge Verde supercar - not just green in color
The Revenge Verde is an American-made supercar that has great export potential. 400hp, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 200mph+ while achieving an amazing 100mpg!
by Jeff Salton - January 12, 2010
Disappearing options
A new study quantifies for the first time what happens to long-term policy options if mid-term emissions targets are not met.
by Douglas Fischer - January 11, 2010
2010 Comoto blurs the boundaries between electric motorcycle and moutainbike
Once you throw out the internal combustion engine and all the bulky bits that go with it, the definition of a motorcycle can suddenly become a lot wider...
by Loz Blain - January 11, 2010
Harvesting Rainwater by Not Letting It Go to Waste
Thousands of years old, the concept is catching on in drought-prone areas, including Tucson, Ariz., where Brad Lancaster lives...
by Brad Lancaster - January 10, 2010
How green are furniture makers considering globalization and labor outsourcing?
That new chair or chest of drawers you just bought has likely logged more travel miles than you. American furniture is often manufactured in places such as China and Vietnam, yet...
by Patricia Sheridan - January 9, 2010
U.S. Navy Brings Solar Power to Pearl Harbor
The Navy is turning the potential into reality by contracting with a local company, Niking Corporation, to install solar panels on five rooftops at the naval base.
by Tina Casey - January 9, 2010
Basics of Marcellus Shale drilling detailed at public meeting
Thousands of feet underground in western PA, a formation of shale packed with natural gas has property owners seeing dollar signs.
by Jennifer Reeger - January 8, 2010
PATH delay may affect shareholders
A $1.8 billion transmission line may not be needed for at least 5 years, according to PJM, the regional grid operator that coordinates electricity distribution among 13 US states...
by Anya Litvak - January 8, 2010
America`s Dwindling Water Supply
Americans are the world's biggest water consumers. By 9 a.m., after showering, using the bathroom, brushing our teeth and having a cup of coffee, each of us...
by Mark Strassmann - January 8, 2010
Turning Trash to Fuel and Reducing Battlefield Risks
In a bid to reduce the number of dangerous and expensive convoy missions to remote base camps in Iraq and Afghanistan , the US Army is backing an industry project to...
by Dina Fine Maron - January 8, 2010
EPA aims to tighten Bush-era smog rules
Following a review of Bush-era rules, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed what it called `the strictest health standards to date for smog.`
Published January 7, 2010
Google Seeks to Tap Power Markets
The Internet giant is applying to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to become an electricity marketer, essentially giving it the authority to buy and sell...
by Rebecca Smith and Jessica E. Vascellaro - January 7, 2010
Endless Oil
Technology, politics, and lower demand will yield a bumper crop of crude
by Stanley Reed - January 7, 2010
Experts: Despite cold snap, earth still warming
Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap since 1981...
Published January 6, 2010
Somerset PA wind turbines seen as aviation hazard
The Federal Aviation Administration says that half of the 30 windmills proposed by Gamesa Energy USA for a controversial wind power project are a hazard to aviation...
by Don Hopey - January 6, 2010
The Road Ahead for Drivers
More Small Vehicles And In-Car Gadgets? You May Rely On It...
by Joseph B. White - January 6, 2010
Salazar to Toughen U.S. Drilling Rules
US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says that his agency will require oil and natural-gas companies to clear more regulatory hurdles before drilling on federal lands.
by Stephen Power - January 6, 2010
Charge `Er Up: OnStar`s New Mobile App Keeps Tabs on Chevy Volt Recharge System
Focusing on the daily logistics of making sure your electric car has enough juice to get you from point A to point B, Chevy and GM subsidiary OnStar have now introduced...
by Larry Greenemeier - January 6, 2010
Brazil tops US: $8 billion in global biofuels investments in 2009
$8.737 billion in biofuels processing technology and feedstock development were announced in 2009, based on analysis of 81 tracked investments in 18 countries...
Published January 5, 2010
India`s 20 Percent Biofuels Mandate is Back
The new incarnation of India`s 20% biofuels mandate arrived in Delhi on Christmas Eve, bringing tidings of great joy to those inside and many outside the industry...
by Joelle Brink - January 4, 2010
Where on Earth will we store all that captured CO2? Try the U.S. east coast
Carbon capture and storage—sucking the CO2 from power plant or industrial smokestack emissions—has been cited as a key technology in any effort to combat climate change...
by David Biello - January 4, 2010
6 months at sea and still sending energy to shore
Our wave energy buoy has been in operation for 6 months so far, as of Jan. 4, 2010. It is anchored in the water at a 28 meter depth with a transmission line run to shore...
by Christopher Olson - January 4, 2010
Biodiesel producers lose $1 a gallon tax credit
An alternative fuel for diesel engines is off to a shaky start this year even though it emits fewer pollutants and cuts down on petroleum use because...
Published January 1, 2010
Short-term Cooling on a Warming Planet
`There IS a problem with global warming`, one skeptic headline recently quipped, `it stopped in 1998.` Making the same argument about declining temperatures since 1998...
by Michon Scott - December 31, 2009
Combating climate change by observing the Earth
At at the recent Copenhagen summit on climate change, a roughly one meter-diameter orb helped display a decade's worth of climate data collected by NASA satellites...
by David Biello - December 30, 2009
Hybrid Solar Panels Combine Photovoltaics with Thermoelectricity
Tar and shingles are hardly environmentally friendly materials, so the U.S. Department of Energy hopes to help homeowners and businesses replace roofs with something greener...
by Larry Greenemeier - December 30, 2009
Atlanta group challenges EPA on greenhouse gases
Six Republican congressmen from Georgia have signed onto a legal challenge of an EPA announcement that could lead to regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
by Dave Williams - December 30, 2009
Pepco gets last regulatory approval to start on smart grid project
Pepco got the green light from D.C. to use stimulus funds to smarten its power grid – the last regulatory hurdle it needed to clear before work can start on the project.
by Tierney Plumb - December 30, 2009
Are Engines the Future of Solar Power?
Sizty sun-powered Stirling engines are about to begin generating 1.5 megawatts of electricity near Phoenix, Ariz (US)...
by Cynthia Graber - December 30, 2009
Mass. unveils new solar-rebate programs
Massachusetts energy officials announced that the next phase of its Solar rebate program, using a mix of ratepayer funds and stimulus money to pay for the incentives.
by Jackie Noblett - December 29, 2009
Mass Megawatts could bring more efficient wind power to ski resorts
Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. is testing new wind turbine in Hunter, New York that could boost the efficiency of the company’s wind power generators...
by Tina Casey - December 27, 2009
Obama faces tough fight in Senate to deliver on climate pledges
By brokering a climate deal in Copenhagen a week ago, President Obama has committed to a more daunting task: pushing for comprehensive climate legislation in the Senate.
by Juliet Eilperin - December 26, 2009
China Requires Utilities to Buy All the Electricity Generated By Renewable Energy Companies
This weekend the Chinese legislature amended a renewable energy law, requiring that utilities must buy all the electricity produced by renewable energy generators...
by Susan Kraemer - December 26, 2009
Two of US Biggest Solar Power Plants Get Utility Contracts
Major power companies in Florida and New Mexico announced this week that they would start buying large amounts of energy from certain solar power producers soon.
by Zachary Shahan - December 26, 2009
Earth-Friendly Elements, Mined Destructively
Some of our greenest technologies - from electric cars to efficient light bulbs to very large wind turbines, are made possible by a group of elements called rare earths...
by Keith Bradsher - December 25, 2009
Biofuels Digest Special Report on Australia: BAA`s overview
The Bioenergy Association of Australia represents ethanol and biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers, independent and major oil companies and many other organisations...
by Heather Brodie - December 24, 2009
Recharging and other concerns keep electric cars far from mainstream
Paul Heitmann rolled quietly through the suburban New Jersey gloom, not sure what he was looking for, anxiety turning into panic. He needed juice...
by Peter Whoriskey - December 24, 2009
Another Economy Beginning to Escape From Fossil Energy Dependence
Canada has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, while not taking an economic hit. Their top 10 industrial greenhouse gas emitters reduced emissions by 9% in a year...
by Susan Kraemer - December 24, 2009
Velocity of Climate Change Varies from Mountain to Marsh
With regional climates shifting as a result of global warming, it is unclear just how far—and how fast—organisms will need to travel to keep up with moving climates.
by Katherine Harmon - December 23, 2009
NASA`s Carbon Trackers Yield New Maps
The UN’s Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, or REDD, was a big topic in Copenhagen...
by Molly Samuel - December 23, 2009
Mobile MaxPure solar filters bring pure water to refugees
World Water and Solar Technologies started installing solar-powered water purification units. Each can generate up to 3.5kW and provide 30,000 gallons of clean drinking water...
by Jeff Salton - December 22, 2009
Nation`s Largest University-Sited Solar Panel System, in Florida
Over the last week, Florida Gulf Coast University’s long-awaited solar field has gone live, with the full 2-megawatt system now powering several main buildings on campus.
by Leslie Williams Hale - December 22, 2009
Ethanol Recovery Faces Oversupply Repeat
With ethanol margins staging a recovery this year, producers were encouraged to restart idled facilities and expand output to join the bonanza...
by Mara Lemos Stein - December 21, 2009
Copenhagen climate deal shows new world order may be led by U.S., China
The imperfect deal to combat global warming provided a glimpse into a new world order in which international diplomacy will be shaped by the United States and emerging powers...
by Anthony Faiola, Juliet Eilperin and John Pomfret - December 20, 2009
Hope and funding for saving forests around the world
Any final outcome in Copenhagen would certainly establish global guidelines for paying poor countries to preserve their tropical forests. That almost happened...
by Juliet Eilperin - December 20, 2009
Climate scientists underwhelmed by Copenhagen Accord
Top climate scientists said that the eleventh-hour political deal at UN talks in Copenhagen falls perilously short of what is needed to stave off catastrophic global warming...
by Marlowe Hood - December 19, 2009
Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure
The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement in Copenhagen, falling far short of what Britain and many poor countries were seeking...
by John Vidal, Allegra Stratton and Suzanne Goldenberg - December 19, 2009
A Grudging Accord in Climate Talks
After two weeks of delays, theatrics and last-minute deal-making, the United Nations climate change talks concluded with a grudging agreement by the participants...
by Andrew C. Revkin and John M. Broder - December 19, 2009
Copenhagen accord emerges
International delegates at the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen on Saturday formally recognized a bare-bones mandate to curb greenhouse-gas emissions...
by Jeff Tollefson - December 19, 2009
Global warming a tough sell for the human psyche
The Copenhagen talks on climate change were convened with a sense of urgency that many ordinary folks don't share. Why is that? It's hard for people to get excited about...
by Malcolm Ritter - December 18, 2009
On environment, Obama and scientists take hit in poll
As President Obama arrives in Copenhagen hoping to seal an elusive deal on climate change, his approval rating on dealing with global warming has crumbled at home...
by Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta - December 18, 2009
Five questions about the Copenhagen climate talks
As President Obama heads for the U.N.-run conference, progress on key issues is unsure and prospects for a detailed agreement are bleak. Five major questions...
by David A. Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin - December 18, 2009
Eyes Wide Shut: Earth's Vital Signs Soon to Go Unmeasured as Satellites Fail
Satellites aren't built to last forever, so it's not a big surprise that the last laser on NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) quit working on...
by Lisa Palmer - December 18, 2009
A Power Play for China's Electrical Grid
With Beijing budgeting $600 billion to upgrade its network, global giants such as IBM, GE, HP, Cisco, Westinghouse, ABB, and Siemens are racing to plug in...
by Bruce Einhorn - December 17, 2009
Smart Grid: A Must for Energy Efficiency
As world leaders debate climate change and carbon emissions in Copenhagen, an opportunity to boost energy efficiency is already at hand
by Leo Apotheker - December 17, 2009
Will Work For Carbon Credits! says Florida Lawyer
We`re not sure that Florida lawyer Santiago Cueto`s idea will necessarily bring in business or save the planet but we’re willing to give him credit for innovative thinking...
by Ashby Jones - December 17, 2009
Are You Ready To Go Solar At Home?
Get your house some solar panels andyou will smile as you slash the amount of money you fork over to the electric company every month, while reveling in the satisfaction...
by Christopher Helman - December 17, 2009
Lonely senator says Copenhagen necessary for climate action in U.S.
Not many US Senators made the trek to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen but Senator John Kerry made the trip to say that "success in Copenhagen is really critical...
by David Biello - December 16, 2009
Biden tells Obama that 40 million U.S. homes will have smart meters by 2015
A new report by Vice President Biden estimates that the number of U.S. homes with smart meters will jump from about 8 million now to 40 million by 2015.
by Wendy Koch - December 16, 2009
Study suggests greater sea level rise from warming
Global warming in this century might raise sea levels more than expected, says a study that looked at what happened at a time when Neanderthals roamed Europe...
by Malcolm Ritter - December 16, 2009
In One Brazilian Farm Town, Reviving The Forest
For years environmentalists have accused Brazil of unrestrained deforestation that made Brazil a major producer of greenhouse gases.
by Juan Forero - December 15, 2009
Venture Capitol: New VC Force
When tiny Fisker Automotive Inc. hit a financing glitch last year, threatening its plan to build a fancy gasoline-electric hybrid car in Finland, it turned to the U.S. Dept of Energy.
by Neil King Jr. - December 15, 2009
How to Make Plastic with Less Petroleum--Just Add CO2
Using technology developed at Cornell University, Novomer gets additional funding to develop a plastic-manufacturing process that requires less oil by folding in carbon dioxide...
by Larry Greenemeier - December 15, 2009
U.S. Unveils a $350-Million Energy-Efficiency Initiative at Copenhagen
Solar lanterns and more efficient appliances are part of a new U.S.-led effort to deploy clean energy across the globe to combat climate change and other ills...
by David Biello - December 15, 2009
When will plug-in cars pay off?
Automakers are promising that affordable plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be available in the next couple of years, but a new report contends that it will be decades...
by Alan Boyle - December 15, 2009
Green Architecture: What Makes a Structure a `Living Building`?
An environmentally sound structure is defined as one that generates its own energy, captures and treats all of its water, operates efficiently, and is aesthetically pleasing.
Published December 15, 2009
Subcontinental Smut: Is Soot the Culprit Behind Melting Himalayan Glaciers?
Greenhouse gases alone cannot explain the warming climate in the Himalayas. New studies are pointing to soot...
by Davide Castelvecchi - December 15, 2009
Natural Gas: New Environmental Rules Could Cloud Prospects
Concerns about the impact of methods used to extract gas from shale deposits could lead to tough restrictions—and crimp output for some producers...
by David Bogoslaw - December 15, 2009
Copenhagen: Carbon Caps Will Fuel U.S. Competitiveness
At first blush carbon constraints and economic expansion appear incompatible objectives. But when examined in light of the broader U.S. competitiveness challenge...
by Scott Daniels - December 15, 2009
New Business Models for a Low Carbon Economy
At Copenhagen the business focus has moved towards solutions. The climate change diagnosis is widely shared, the scientific evidence is not contested anymore...
by Bruno Berthon - December 15, 2009
PA DEP plans regulation of total dissolved solids
Environmentalists say a state proposal to regulate discharges of dissolved solids into streams, rivers and lakes is long overdue, but industry groups...
by Don Hopey - December 15, 2009
Budget win for climate probe
NASA gets cash to replace a failed carbon-emissions observatory, but concerns remain over future funding.
by Eric Hand - December 14, 2009
Solar panels for the rest of us
Scientific American's George Musser will be chronicling his experiences installing solar panels in his Solar at Home column...
by George Musser - December 14, 2009
U.S. to rely less on oil for energy by 2035
U.S. oil demand through 2035 is not expected to return to the peak levels due to high petroleum prices and the recession, the US Energy Information Administration said...
by Tom Doggett and Ayesha Rascoe - December 14, 2009
China's influence on automakers is growing
Pollution in China has gotten worse. China's fleet is newer, and big cities have imposed emissions standards that exceed those in the U.S., but...
by Associated Press - December 14, 2009
The GEA in Copenhagen: Association names top geothermal cities
In Copenhagen, the Geothermal Energy Association listed its top nine geothermal cities in the world...
by Marc Favreau - December 14, 2009
USG gets improved price and new water rights
In Idaho, U.S. Geothermal Inc. has seen a 26.5% increase in the average power price now in effect at its operating San Emidio power plant...
by Marc Favreau - December 14, 2009
Left Out in the Cold at the Climate Talks
With the temperature below zero and a light snow falling, it was easy to feel jealous of the protesters in chicken suits. At least they were warm...
by Elisabeth Rosenthal and Tom Zeller Jr. - December 14, 2009
What Will It Take to Make the Copenhagen Conference a Success?
When nations meet in Copenhagen to hash out an agreement to ward off the anticipated cataclysmic effects of global warming, they will be backed by scientific and economic studies...
Published December 14, 2009
Could AlertMe be the Apple of energy efficiency?
I`m at a meeting in San Francisco when the CEO of a British energy management startup, pulls out his iPhone to check on a colleague’s kilowatt consumption in the UK.
by Todd Woody - December 14, 2009
One Degree Matters - documentary film
'One degree matters' follows social and business leaders as they travel to Greenland and experience for themselves the dramatic effects of the melting of the ice cap...
Published December 13, 2009
As Loan Funds Shrink, Green-Car Startups Scramble
In lieu of low-interest Energy Dept. ATVM money, such startups as Fisker Automotive, Think, Aptera, V-Vehicle, and Bright Automotive must look to Plan B...
by Josie Garthwaite - December 13, 2009
Giant Lobsters A Side Effect Of Global Warming?
New research shows that if carbon emissions soar, we could end up with super-sized lobsters. You'll have to strap that bib on fast - the jumbo lobsters probably won't last long.
Published December 12, 2009
The Science of Climate Negotiations
As negotiators in Copenhagen work to complete a global agreement, how much are they taking science into account?
by David Biello - December 12, 2009
Copenhagen climate summit releases draft final text
Rich countries are being asked to raise their pledges on tackling climate change under a draft text of a possible final deal at the Copenhagen summit.
by Richard Black - December 11, 2009
Climate Change and Brazil Deforestation Hot Topics at Cop15
Brazil has a significant role to play in the U.N. climate-change talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, particularly in the Reduced Deforestation and Degradation section.
Published December 11, 2009
United Technologies Buys Large Stake in Struggling Wind Company
United Technologies will invest $270 million for a 49.5 percent stake in Clipper Windpower, a struggling California-based turbine maker...
by Todd Woody - December 11, 2009
8 Reasons You Should Cut Carbon (Aside From Climate Change)
The big global meeting going on in Copenhagen is about reducing carbon emissions in order to combat climate change. But is climate change the only reason...
by Andrew Winston - December 11, 2009
Soros proposes climate fund flow from rich to poor
Billionaire investor George Soros has proposed a way to free up funds to help the developing world adapt to climate change...
by Hilary Whiteman - December 10, 2009
Why Copenhagen Still Matters
Two years ago on the island of Bali, representatives of 180 nations agreed on an ambitious timeline for reaching a global agreement to address climate change...
by Eileen Claussen - December 10, 2009
U.S. Negotiator Dismisses Reparations for Climate
The top American envoy to climate talks here in Copenhagen flatly rejected arguments from poor lands that the US owes a debt to developing nations for...
by Andrew C. Revkin and Tom Zeller Jr. - December 9, 2009
From Copenhagen to Congress
A climate deal needs a strong compliance and verification system. It's up to the U.S. Senate to provide one. As Ronald Reagan once said `trust but verify`.
by Fred Krupp - December 9, 2009
Warming Turns Fish into Daredevils
As the world grows warmer, some fish may stop acting like themselves. With a small rise in temperature, a new study found, some fish become more daring and more aggressive...
by Emily Sohn - December 9, 2009
Copenhagen: the scientists' view
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is mainly a political affair but it has drawn hundreds of scientists to the Danish capital - what did they hope to gain...
by Jeff Tollefson - December 9, 2009
VW`s UP! Lite Concept Car is the world`s most efficient four wheeler
Volkswagen`s L1 using a hybrid electric turbo diesel powertain was at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will be the world`s most efficient and economical four-door when...
Published December 9, 2009
Copenhagen: Why the U.S. Should Build a Green City
President Obama has earmarked a half billion dollars of funding for an array of renewable technologies. But instead of backing individual technologies...
by Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz - December 9, 2009
The Copenhagen Concoction
For months, the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen has been billed as the world's best hope to match the scientific consensus on global warming with a policy consensus...
Published December 8, 2009
Guyana Offers a Model to Save Rain Forest
In Guyana pristine rain forest still covers 75 percent of the land and barely 750,000 people live in a country roughly the size of Britain...
by Erica Gies - December 8, 2009
Going Cheney on Climate
Dick Cheney reportedly declared: `If there’s a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping Al Qaeda develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty`.
by Thomas L. Friedman - December 8, 2009
What in the Hell Do They Think Is Causing It?
Al Gore talks about global warming, those e-mails, and his new book.
by John Dickerson - December 8, 2009
Should you get solar now, or wait?
It’s the eternal question: Buy now or wait? Assuming you want to install solar panels on your roof, should you go for it or hold off for better technology or lower prices?
by George Musser - December 8, 2009
Marrying CO2 and EGS presents many advantages and some unknowns
Materials scientist Miroslav Petro of Symyx Technologies suggests that there are a number of advantages to the use of CO2 over water in Enhanced Geothermal Systems...
by Marc Favreau - December 8, 2009
EPA's carbon dioxide emissions ruling could raise energy costs
The latest step by the government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions saddles industry with uncertainty and potentially higher costs, industry groups said...
by Julie Schmit - December 8, 2009
The icy road to Copenhagen
The road to the climate-change summit has been filled with tension - including the cyberheat generated by hacked e-mail and fears that the negotiations will not produce...
by Imelda V. Abano - December 7, 2009
Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule
An `endangerment` finding by the US EPA could allow government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions...
by Jeffrey Ball and Charles Forelle - December 7, 2009
Keeping It Frozen
While the world debates the causes of climate change and what, if anything, to do about it, Alaskans are busy dealing with its consequences...
by Jim Carlton - December 7, 2009
The Totalities of Copenhagen
Here's a partial rundown of some of the ills seriously attributed to climate change: prostitution in the Philippines; higher suicide rates in Italy...
by Bret Stephens - December 7, 2009
In Search of Net Zero
It takes a certain ruthlessness to create the greenest office building in the US. The new $64 million NREL office building is midway through construction claims that title...
by Stephanie Simon - December 7, 2009
How Green Is Your IQ?
Everybody talks about the environment these days, and a lot of people are even trying to do something about it. But amid all the discussion, it can be hard to keep the facts straight...
by Keith Johnson - December 7, 2009
Earth's CO2 Home Page
Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
by Michael McGee - December 7, 2009
Copenhagen: Focus on the (Carbon) Negative
Even if the Copenhagen meeting results in aggressive, binding reduction targets, achieving those reductions won't reduce CO2 enough to prevent catastrophic climate change.
by Nicholas Eisenberger and David Gottesman - December 7, 2009
Long road to Copenhagen
Scientists have been studying global warming for 150 years; now it's time to address the issue before it addresses us, argues a physicist.
by Stefan Rahmstorf - December 6, 2009
The Science and Politics of Climate Change
I am a climate scientist at the University of East Anglia and have been reflecting on the bigger lessons to be learned from the stolen e-mails, some of which were mine.
by Mike Hulme - December 4, 2009
US Investing $564 Million in 19 integrated biorefinery projects
US Depts of Energy and Agriculture announced the selection of 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to $564 million of economic stimulus funds...
by Jim Lane - December 4, 2009
Global warming may require higher dams, stilts
With the world losing the battle against global warming so far, experts are warning that humans need to follow nature's example: Adapt or die.
by Seth Borenstein - December 4, 2009
600 isle jobs expected after 2 biofuel initiatives get $48 million in stimulus grants
The U.S. Department of Energy will pump $48 million in federal stimulus money into two Hawaii alternative-energy projects...
Published December 4, 2009
Green Car of the Year at L.A. auto show is an Audi
Green Car Journal named Audi`s 2010 A3 TDI the "Green Car of the Year" at the Los Angeles Auto Show - the second consecutive year a clean-diesel vehicle has won the prize.
Published December 3, 2009
Penn St. prof. welcomes climate change scrutiny
A Penn State professor and climate researcher said he welcomes scrutiny into leaked e-mails at the center of an international controversy over what's causing global warming...
by Genaro C. Armas - December 3, 2009
Will fusion fade ... or finally flare up?
Is nuclear fusion the ultimate energy source, or the ultimate pipe dream? Millions upon millions of dollars are being spent to find out...
by Alan Boyle - December 3, 2009
Intel unveils energy-efficient 48-core chip
Intel`s new chip is 10x to 20x more powerful than chips in their multicore Core family today. A future cloud data center will be an order of magnitude more energy efficient...
by Sharon Gaudin - December 2, 2009
Earth could plunge into sudden ice age
Experts: `Big Freeze` about 12,800 years ago may have happened within months...
by Charles Q. Choi - December 2, 2009
Critic of `Climate Oligarchy` Defends Case for CO2-Driven Warming
The `Instanet` has been persistently ablaze with proclamations that the concept of human-driven global warming has been destroyed by the unauthorized disclosures...
by Andrew C. Revkin - December 2, 2009
China's climate target: is it achievable?
Climate analysts are praising China's promise to slash the country's emissions — even as they wonder if the target is achievable or ambitious enough..
by Jane Qiu - December 1, 2009
Berkeley Lab to focus $7 million on enhanced geothermal projects
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California (USA), has been awarded $7 million in recovery act funding for 4 advanced Enhanced Geothermal System projects...
by Marc Favreau - November 30, 2009
NGP receives grant money, starts Blue Mountain drilling
Nevada Geothermal Power received $57.9 million Canadian grant to increase the Faulkner 1 plant`s power generation capacity from 27MW to more than 40MW...
by Marc Favreau - November 30, 2009
Solar-panel factory coming to Philadelphia Navy Yard
A solar-panel manufacturing company intends to build a production facility at the old US Navy Yard, a development that helps the city be a key player in the clean-energy economy.
by Diane Mastrull - November 28, 2009
U.S. Unlikely to Use the Ethanol Congress Ordered
Two years ago, Congress mandated that refiners blend a rising volume of ethanol and other biofuels into gasoline...
by Matthew L. Wald - November 27, 2009
China Joins U.S. in Pledge of Hard Targets on Emissions
The Chinese government announced that it had set a target to slow the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020...
by Edward Wong and Keith Bradsher - November 27, 2009
Obama climate summit attendance welcomed in Europe
President Obama's decision to attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen has been welcomed by European leaders.
Published November 26, 2009
California releases first draft of cap and trade plan to cut greenhouse gases
The California Air Resources Board on Tuesday released a preliminary version of its first-in-the-US cap and trade plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
by Jim Downing - November 26, 2009
EPA proposes limits on sulfur dioxide for 1st time since 1971
The US Environmental Protection Agency is continuing its crackdown on coal pollution with a new plan to cut sulfur dioxide emissions, a move that would those with asthma...
by Renee Schoof - November 25, 2009
Climate change help for the poor has not materialised
Large sums promised to developing countries to help them tackle climate change cannot be accounted for, a BBC investigation has found...
Published November 25, 2009
Obama vows greenhouse gas emissions cuts
President Barack Obama is to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US in several stages, beginning with a 17% cut by 2020...
Published November 25, 2009
Tackling climate change with technology
New technologies will be required if the world economy is to grow without accelerating climate change.
Published November 25, 2009
Verizon Wireless Violates EPA Regulations In 655 Facilities
The US EPA has just announced that Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay a penalty of $468,000 for violating environmental regulations at 655 facilities in 42 states.
Published November 25, 2009
Obama To Copenhagen For Climate Talks
Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at Copenhagen climate summit.
by H. Josef Hebert - November 25, 2009
Obama to Go to Copenhagen With Emissions Target
President Obama is pledging a provisional target for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, the first time in more than a decade...
by John M. Broder - November 25, 2009
Energy Push Spurs Shift in U.S. Science
The Obama administration's push to solve the nation's energy problems is spurring a once-in-a-generation shift in U.S. science funding.
by Gautam Naik - November 25, 2009
Cold Storage: Energy Dept. Grants to Boost Renewable-Energy Storage
Money from the stimulus package keeps pouring into clean energy. The latest? Some $620 million for smart-grid and energy-storage projects, announced yesterday by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
by Keith Johnson - November 25, 2009
KLM forms SkyEnergy to develop sustainable biofuels
KLM conducted a flight partly powered by a biofuel produced from the plant camelina. The flight took off from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for a 1 hour demonstration flight...
by Jim Lane - November 24, 2009
Climate change: Copenhagen in graphics
Where do greenhouse gas emissions come from? Which countries are most responsible for causing human-induced climate change?
Published November 24, 2009
Global warming science alarming, say climate experts
Three UK groups studying climate change have issued a strong statement about the dangers of failing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases across the world...
Published November 24, 2009
Rising sea levels: A tale of two cities
When people talk about the impact of rising sea levels, they often think of small island states that risk being submerged if global warming continues unchecked.
by Michael Hirst and Kate McGeown - November 24, 2009
5 Energy Storage Players That Won Smart Grid Stimulus Funds
US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu this morning announced that the energy storage technology sector received 16 grants for a total of $185 million from stimulus funds.
by Katie Fehrenbacher - November 24, 2009
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)requested that FERC reconsider its recent harmful order on cost allocation for the US upper Midwest...
by Shawna Seldon - November 24, 2009
Report: Tackling climate change nets 4.5 million jobs
ASES/MISI analysis shows that renewable energy and energy efficiency can reduce U.S. carbon emissions 60-80%, generate millions of jobs and are revenue neutral or better.
Published November 23, 2009
CO2 levels keep rising as key climate talks loom
Carbon dioxide concentrations this fall are hovering at around 385 parts per million, on their way to a near-certain record high above 390 in the first half of next year...
by Associated Press - November 23, 2009
Warming's impacts sped up, worsened since Kyoto
Since the 1997 Kyoto accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated — beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.
by Seth Borenstein - November 23, 2009
Solar energy industry brings a ray of hope to the Rust Belt
Workers and machines that used to crank out cars are now making parts for solar and wind power plants...
by Todd Woody - November 23, 2009
Clean Energy for the Wild Blue Yonder
Expanding Renewable Energy and Efficiency in the Air Force, Solar arrays were recently installed at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, NV.
by Alexandra Kougentakis, Tom Kenworthy, and Daniel J. Weiss - November 23, 2009
Lease irks Colorado residents while Cornwall England plant gains support
Two very different scenarios are developing over proposed geothermal developments in England and the US...
by Marc Favreau - November 23, 2009
In the trenches on climate change, hostility among foes
Electronic files stolen from a climate research center provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming...
by Juliet Eilperin - November 22, 2009
Ukraine's `hot air' bedevils global climate deal
Ukraine's economic collapse has produced a potential multibillion-dollar bonanza. In an era of climate change regulation and carbon trading, Ukraine, ironically, is profiting from...
by Arthur Max - November 21, 2009
Latin America and the Irreversible Effects of a Warmer Planet
With only days to go before the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is held in Copenhagen, the forecasts are not very encouraging.
Published November 21, 2009
New California Rules to Make TVs Greener
The state of California (USA) created the nation's first energy-efficiency standard for television sets, says it needed to act because federal energy officials have been slow...
by Rebecca Smith - November 20, 2009
Home energy displays show you the juice
To save energy at home, start measuring your consumption. Consumers can change their behavior and shave between 5 and 15 percent off their bills, say experts
by Martin LaMonica - November 20, 2009
Hacked E-mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute
Hundreds of private e-mail messages and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics...
by Andrew C. Revkin - November 20, 2009
Solar energy plant at KSC generates jobs
Kennedy Space Center in Floriday (US) plans by late 2010 ar to start a 2 -3 year project to build one of the largest solar power plants of its kind in the world...
by Jim Waymer - November 20, 2009
Eastern PA's Hydrogen Hub Generating Reactions
AlumiFuel's president John Boyle says their focus is to create and demostrate ways to deliver and put hydrogen to a variety of uses.
by Brian Hickey - November 19, 2009
Best wine for turkey day could be a green one
For the sake of the environment as well as for the quality of their wines, winemakers around the world are returning to farming practices that resemble those of the Pilgrims.
by Elizabeth Downer - November 19, 2009
Led by China, carbon pollution up despite economy
Despite a global economic slump, worldwide carbon dioxide pollution jumped 2 percent last year, most of the increase coming from China, according to a recent study.
by Seth Borenstein - November 18, 2009
U.S., China may come to talks with emission-reduction goals
The Obama administration is likely to offer emission-reduction targets at next month's climate summit, as long as the Chinese offer a proposal of their own.
by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson - November 18, 2009
Obama, Hu stress links but differences remain
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament, and other global troubles...
by Associated Press - November 17, 2009
Solar`s rapid evolution makes energy planners rethink the grid
California’s ambitious goal of obtaining a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 has spawned a green energy boom with thousands of megawatts...
by Todd Woody - November 17, 2009
General Electric Pursues Pot of Government Stimulus Gold
GE says that it could bring in almost $200 billion from projects funded by governments around the globe - electric-grid modernization, renewable-energy generation...
by Elizabeth Williamson and Paul Glader - November 16, 2009
Recovery Act funding recipient profile II: AltaRock`s EGS work lands $25 M
In California, AltaRock Energy, Inc. will get nearly $25 million in DOE Recovery Act funding to demonstrate EGS (Engineered Geothermal System)...
by Marc Favreau - November 16, 2009
How Italy Beat the World to a Smarter Grid
An aggressive rollout of intelligent electrical meters is saving Italy's Enel $750 million per year—and cutting customers' bills...
by Mark Scott - November 16, 2009
Casey discusses climate change bill at CMU
While declaring that, "Carbon pollution threatens our future and human life itself," Sen. Bob Casey expressed reservations about the climate change bill pending in the US Senate.
by James O'Toole - November 14, 2009
Picking Apart Bamboo Couture
Slinky, soft bamboo fabric has made its way into my wardrobe. Indeed, bamboo has had the most success among all the new "eco-textiles" on store shelves...
by Christina Brinkley - November 13, 2009
Under Pressure: Bathers Duck Weak Shower Heads
Water Shortages Spur Restrictions and Low-Flow Designs, but Some People Aren't Willing to Sacrifice, and Skirt the Rules
by Jeffrey Ball - November 13, 2009
Builders Downsize the Dream Home
Maybe houses in the South don't really need a fireplace or 4,700 square feet of living space. Or private theaters with 100-inch screens. Or super-size-me foyers.
by Michael M. Phillips - November 13, 2009
Mercedes Plans a Small-Car Volley
Daimler AG is considering launching a series of small Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. to tap Americans' growing interest in downsized models that offer upscale features.
by Vanessa Fuhrmans and Neal E. Boudette - November 13, 2009
Nissan Kicks Off U.S. Tour of Electric Car
Nissan plans to sell the Leaf in the U.S., Europe and Japan by the end of 2010 as more consumers search for ways to reduce their impact on the environment...
by Tamara Audi - November 13, 2009
Don't expect binding climate pact, Clinton says
Framework agreement more likely; Obama could attend Copenhagen talks
by Associated Press - November 13, 2009
GE and E.ON Sign Major O&M Deal for U.S. Wind Turbines
GE and E.ON have signed a seven-year operation and maintenance agreement covering EC&R's complete fleet of 529 GE wind turbines installed in the United States.
Published November 12, 2009
Hemlock breaks ground on $1.2B Clarksville plant
Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. broke ground on a $1.2 billion plant near Clarksville, TN. The plant will produce polysilicon, a raw material used to make solar cells and semiconductor devices.
by Erik Schelzig - November 12, 2009
Warming drives off Cape Cod's namesake
Cod and 23 other stocks of species have shifted as waters warm
by Associated Press - November 12, 2009
Warning sign: Record highs are double the lows
New research shows daily record high temperatures across the continental U.S. occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade.
Published November 12, 2009
New Models for Environmental Communication
Even as the old model of mass media is being tested by the Web, there are interesting experiments under way that show how important issues can still be effectively covered...
by Andrew C. Revkin - November 10, 2009
Fresh Demands From 'Front-Line States' in Climate Fight
The climate divide between countries that are rich and poor, insulated from climate impacts and vulnerable to them, was on vivid display in the Maldives over the last few days...
by Andrew C. Revkin - November 10, 2009
Wash. state wind facility adds another 22 turbines
Puget Sound Energy says its Wild Horse wind farm in Central Washington State (US) has added 22 wind turbines to the 127 turbines installed in 2006. The new turbines will produce another 44 megawatts of power.
Published November 10, 2009
Carbon storage? Dutch town says not here
The people of this small Dutch town are not against pumping tons of carbon dioxide into the ground to fight global warming. They just wish it wasn't right beneath their houses.
Published November 10, 2009
E.P.A. Intervenes on Video by 2 Employees
The US EPA has directed two agency lawyers to make changes in a video they posted on YouTube that presents an alternative to the Obama administration's climate policy.
by Leslie Kaufman and John M. Broder - November 9, 2009
Global Warming as Seen From Bangladesh
Opinion Journal: Momota Begum worries about hunger, not climate change.
by Bjorn Lomborg - November 9, 2009
California's recycled paper trail not so green for climate
California's Buy Recycled Campaign grew out of legislation passed in 1989, when times were simpler. Garbage was the enemy. Almost no one talked about global warming...
by Tom Knudson - November 9, 2009
Global Warming
On Feb. 2, 2007, the UN scientific panel studying climate change declared that the evidence of a warming trend is 'unequivocal'...
Published November 8, 2009
Global Climate Change Treaty Delayed
Senior negotiators at a U.N. conference in Barcelona say a legally binding environment treaty will be delayed - might be postponed by up to a year.
by Selah Hennessy - November 6, 2009
Carbon Capture and Storage in a West Virginia Coal-Fired Power Plan
A 100-story smokestack belches a roiling, white cloud of water vapor, carbon dioxide and other leftover gases after burning as much as 12,000 tons of coal daily...
by David Biello - November 6, 2009
Senate panel approves climate change bill despite GOP boycott
A US Senate committee Thursday approved a major climate change bill despite a boycott by all of the panel's seven Republican members
Published November 5, 2009
Timeline of world's fight to tackle climate change
A global deal on climate change now looks to be delayed by up to a year.
Published November 5, 2009
Global climate change deal is 'year away'
A global deal to stop catastrophic climate change won't be agreed for another year, officials have warned...
by Louise Gray - November 5, 2009
Envoys scale back U.N. climate pact ambitions
Legally binding treaty less likely since U.S. lags with its own legislation
by Associated Press - November 5, 2009
The Copenhagen Diagnosis
The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report
by I. Allison, N.L. Bindoff, R.A. Bindschadler, P.M. Cox, N. de Noblet, M.H. E - November 5, 2009
Three senators join forces to revive climate bill
Bid to get wider support would boost nuclear power, offshore drilling
Published November 4, 2009
Religion's Role in the Climate Challenge
A remarkable conclave of leading figures from nine of the world’s major religions is under way at Windsor Castle in Britain...
by Andrew C. Revkin - November 3, 2009
Al Gore's Climate Choice
Former Vice President Al Gore’s third book centering on global warming is out - Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
by Andrew C. Revkin - November 3, 2009
Snowcap vanishing from Mount Kilimanjaro
More than a quarter of the ice present on this famous African mountain in 2000 was gone by 2007.
by Associated Press - November 2, 2009
Gore`s Dual Role: Advocate and Investor
Former VP Al Gore thought he had spotted a winner when a small firm sought financing for an energy-saving technology from a venture capital firm where Mr. Gore is a partner.
by John M. Broder - November 2, 2009
Technologies: Carbon Sequestration
US DOE - NETLs Carbon Sequestration Program is helping to develop technologies to capture, separate, and store carbon dioxide (CO2).
Published October 30, 2009
GE Oil & Gas Awarded $400M Contract For Gorgon
Gorgon, one of the world's largest untapped natural gas fields, which also features the world's largest ever carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration technology project.
Published October 30, 2009
GE to power world's largest carbon sequestration plant
The world's largest carbon dioxide capture and storage project off Australia's west coast will be powered with GE's compression equipment.
Published October 30, 2009
AEP's carbon sequestration project unveiled amid fanfare
The world's first project to capture and store greenhouse gases at a coal-fired power plant was unveiled Friday in New Haven, WV.
by Erica Peterson and Keri Brown - October 30, 2009
Chinese Firm in West Texas Wind Venture
A joint venture between Chinese and U.S. companies announced plans for a $1.5 billion, 600-megawatt wind farm in West Texas.
by Ian Talley - October 29, 2009
Living with an Uncertain Monsoon
In May and June each year, speculation about the coming of the monsoon fills newspapers and conversations across India. Urban dwellers eagerly await respite from overbearing heat...
by Esther Conrad - October 29, 2009
US DOE to Invest $3.4 Billion in Smart Grid
Obama today announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. history.
by Chris de Morsella - October 28, 2009
Passivhaus: The Top 5 Barriers to Growth In The US
Are most homebuyers interested in purchasing a home that saves 90% over a traditional home on heating and cooling costs.
by Jessalyn Dingwell - October 27, 2009
Last stand for climate bill this year?
Senate hearing starts with little chance of passage before treaty talks
by Associated Press - October 26, 2009
Huge Growth in Retrofit Buildings Predicted: $10-15 Billion Market by 2014
The market for green buildings is exploding and the lion’s share of the opportunity exists in retrofits, not new buildings...
by Jessalyn Dingwell - October 24, 2009
Power Plants Face Potentially Costly New Air-Pollution Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to issue new air pollution rules for coal- and oil-fired power plants by November 2011.
by Ian Talley - October 24, 2009
Largest solar panel plant in U.S. rises in Florida
The Desoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center will power a small fraction of Florida Power & Light's 4-million plus customer base...
by Christine Armario, Associated Press - October 24, 2009
Senate Global Warming Bill Is Seeking to Cushion the Impact on Industry
The Senate bill aimed at reducing global warming pollution will initially grant billions of dollars of free emissions permits to utilities and industry but...
by John M. Broder - October 24, 2009
Human Climate Control Up In the Air
How much control do humans have over the Earth's climate?
by Pearl Hahn - October 23, 2009
Despite Its Woes, California
The pioneering megastate that gave us microchips, freeways, blue jeans, energy efficiency, ... is still the cutting edge of the American future — economically, environmentally, demographically, culturally and politically.
by Michael Grunwald - October 23, 2009
Obama Presses Case for Renewable Energy
Taking aim at business interests that have lobbied against a proposed energy and climate bill, President Obama urged lawmakers to push toward using more renewable energy.
by Helene Cooper and John M. Broder - October 23, 2009
Fewer Americans See Solid Evidence of Global Warming
Modest Support for 'Cap and Trade' Policy
by Pew Center - October 22, 2009
Rhode Island`s Rising Tide
Recurring flooding at a waterfront park in the City of Providence was a tip off to Rhode Island coastal resource managers that something was going on...
by Hanna Goss - October 22, 2009
Carbon Dioxide: Earth`s Hottest Topic is Just Warming Up
Far away from polluting cities and high above the vegetation below, the bare landscape of the Hawaii's Big Island offered a pure environment for learning about carbon dioxide...
by Caitlyn Kennedy - October 21, 2009
As Time Runs Short for Global Climate Treaty, Nations May Settle for Interim Steps
With the clock running out and deep differences unresolved, it now appears that there is little chance that international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December...
by John M. Broder - October 20, 2009
The American Wind Energy Association reported the installation of 1,649 MW of new capacity in the 3rd quarter bringing the total added this year to date to over 5,800 MW...
by Shawna Seldon - October 20, 2009
For Exelon, Carbon Reductions Solve a Problem, Make Money
The CEO of Exelon Corp., has pledged that his utility will drastically reduce its 'carbon footprint' including emissions from power plants...
by Rebecca Smith - October 19, 2009
Recycling Goes From Less Waste to Zero Waste
We’ve come to this realization that landfill is valuable and we can’t bury things that don’t need to be buried.
by Leslie Kaufman - October 19, 2009
So What if China Builds Coal Plants?
China is building hundreds of coal plants that will emit lots of carbon
and warm the climate.
by Scott Sumner - October 19, 2009
Five Technologies That Could Change Everything
Over the next few decades, the world will need to wean itself from dependence on fossil fuels and drastically reduce greenhouse gases. Current technology will take us only so far; major breakthroughs are required.
by Michael Totty - October 19, 2009
Energy Firms Find No Unity on Climate Bill
The nation’s energy producers, once united, are battling one another over policy decisions worth hundreds of billions of dollars...
by John Broder and Jad Mouawad - October 18, 2009
Chamber divided on climate change
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lost a handful of influential members over its opposition to proposed climate change legislation.
by Len Boselovic - October 18, 2009
Climate concerns turn city's smell into cash cow
Renewable natural gas source - methane from manure - lures business.
by Associated Press - October 17, 2009
Texas site to harness ocean for power, water
Blue's Seadog pump is about to be put to the commercial test off the coast of Freeport, Texas (USA).
by Candace Lombardi - October 16, 2009
Solar homes go for high-tech and practicality
If you designed a net zero-energy home, would it be a science experiment or something you'd move into as soon as it was done?
by Martin LaMonica - October 16, 2009
City to host World Environment Day 2010
Pittsburgh will be the North American host city for the United Nations Environment Programme's World Environment Day 2010.
by Joyce Gannon - October 16, 2009
Wood-chip ethanol maker opens plant
The "semi-commercial" plant in Madison, PA (USA), will convert the cellulosic material into liquid fuel that's cheaper than gasoline.
by Martin LaMonica - October 15, 2009
Budget Office Tries To Assign Value To Climate Change
Cost estimates reveal difficulty of analyzing environmental change.
by Michelle Chen - October 15, 2009
Solar Startup
German firm says Pittsburgh plant could create 300 'green' jobs.
by Elwin Green - October 15, 2009
The Spread of New Diseases: The Climate Connection
As humans increasingly encroach on forested lands and as temperatures rise, the transmission of disease from animals and insects is growing.
by Sonia Shah - October 15, 2009
Chevron announces final approval for Gorgon project
Chevron has confirmed that its large Gorgon natural gas project, located off the coast of Australia, will proceed.
Published October 15, 2009
Australia's $37 Billion Gorgon Project Gets The Go-Ahead
Australia says the natural gas project will spur economic growth.
by Vivian Wai-yin Kwok - October 14, 2009
North Pole Summers Will Be Ice-Free In 10 Years
A team of British explorers says that within a decade the North Pole will be virtually ice-free during the summer.
Published October 14, 2009
Report: China could cheaply control coal-plant emissions
Getting China's coal-plant emissions out of the atmosphere so they don't worsen global warming may be cheaper and easier than expected, a federal energy lab report finds...
by Dan Vergano - October 14, 2009
The ultimate green energy
Harnessing the potential of one of nature's super-enzymes to create limitless hydrogen fuel
Published October 13, 2009
Pittsburgh's solar team ready to heat firehouse
In 30 years of putting up solar panels, Chuck Marken hasn't encountered anything quite like the two-humped top of Pittsburgh Truck House No. 34.
by Rich Lord - October 13, 2009
Carbon Markets Gain Political Currency, Raise Skepticism Among Environmentalists
In the lead-up to the Copenhagen conference, the international community says it is seeking consensus...
by Michelle Chen, AP - October 12, 2009
How Traffic Jams Help the Environment
Efforts to lighten a city's car load can reduce subway ridership; the eco-upside of stalled traffic.
by David Owen - October 10, 2009
The Smart Grid: Getting smart about possibilities, challenges
A high-speed communication infrastructure coupled with more intelligent devices would improve reliability and efficiency
by Mark Feasel, Schneider Electric - October 9, 2009
U.S. Blocks Oil Drilling at 60 Sites in Utah
The US Dept of the Interior has frozen oil and gas development on 60 of 77 contested drilling sites in Utah, saying the process of leasing the land was rushed and badly flawed.
by John M. Broder - October 8, 2009
Does the U.S. Chamber Speak for Big Business?
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's aggressive opposition to climate change legislation is costing it credibility, clout—and members.
by Jane Sasseen - October 7, 2009
Business coalitions form to back climate change bill
Clad in a pinstripe suit, Josh McNeil made the rounds on Capitol Hill yesterday, lobbying for climate change legislation...
by Daniel Malloy - October 7, 2009
Making Meters Smarter, Home by Home
California's PG&E is installing two-way meters in 5 million homes, but consumers aren't yet convinced it will save them money
by Rachael King - October 5, 2009
The Coming Energy Revolution
Smart-grid technology will bring huge savings to companies as varied as Cisco, PG&E, and Cargill, and to consumers, too. But who will foot the bill?
by Rachael King - October 5, 2009
DOW POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingle Unveiled - Groundbreaking New Technology for Affordable Solar Power
The Dow Chemical Company today unveiled its line of DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle, revolutionary photovoltaic solar panels in the form of solar shingles...
by David Winder - October 5, 2009
Dear Pittsburgh: Turn off the lights
Building owners could easily reduce their energy use while saving money and helping the planet...
by L. Martin & M. Lubber - October 4, 2009
Solar roof panels fulfill his dreams
For 18 years, Arnie Garlick dreamed of putting solar panels on the roof of his house in Enon Valley, Lawrence County...
by Kevin Kirkland - October 3, 2009
Obama Aide Concedes Climate Law Must Wait
Carol Browner said there was virtually no chance Congress would have a climate and energy bill before Copenhagen negotiations in December.
by Andrew C. Revkin - October 2, 2009
1958 - 2008: 50 years of SCAR Science
SCAR is charged with the initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region.
Published September 30, 2009
Climate control debate heats up in the Senate
President Barack Obama's drive to fight global warming got a boost on Wednesday as Democrats in the U.S. Senate unveiled ...
by Richard Cowan - September 30, 2009
Kerry, Boxer Introduce Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act
Proposed bil introduced to the US Senate on September 30, 2009
Published September 30, 2009
Giving Up Oil, Turning to Cow Poop?
Until people stop eating meat and drinking milk, we will continue to have a lot of manure on our hands. Environmentally speaking, that's been a real problem, so...
by Rachel Cernansky - September 29, 2009
We can't run and we can't hide
Physical laws apply, and no matter what the deniers say, humans contribute to global warming and the earth is heating up.
by Eric Swanson - September 27, 2009
EU Court Overturns Some Emission Caps
on carbon emissions from Poland and Estonia from 2008 to 2012.
Published September 24, 2009
UN Secretary-General Calls on Leaders to Unite to Combat Climate Change
The world's most pressing challenges can only be solved when countries unite through the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told dozens of world leaders...
Published September 23, 2009
Boxer readies for Climate Bill introduction next week
US Senate Press Release
Published September 21, 2009
California plans to levy greenhouse gas fees
Part of an ongoing effort to cut greenhouse gases 20 percent by 2020
Published September 20, 2009
The Audi e-tron electric Quattro with 4,500 Nm of torque
One of the highlights of IAA 2009 was undoubtedly Audi’s electric Quattro. Dubbed the e-tron, it has four motors producing in total a 230 kW (313 hp)and...
Published September 15, 2009
Farmers warned to get ready
Climate change threatens crops
by Jay Price - September 4, 2009
Mazda giving green twist to rotary engine
Hydrogen power could revive old technology from Japanese maker
Published September 3, 2009
Warming Arctic should be cooling, study find
Sediment samples, computer simulations track temps back 2,000 years
Published September 3, 2009
Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
Pure Methane Is Locked in Arctic Permafrost and Seabed
by Charles J. Hanley - August 30, 2009
Technology Can Fight Global Warming
We have precious little to show for nearly 20 years of efforts to prevent global warming...
by Bjorn Lomborg - August 28, 2009
New solar-cell efficiency record set
In the world of solar energy harvesting, there's a constant battle between cost and efficiency. On the one hand, complex and expensive triple-junction photovoltaic cells...
by David Biello - August 27, 2009
A Real Fish Story
Gary Locke, the US Secretary of Commerce, approved a plan to prohibit commercial fishing in a huge swath of American waters in the Arctic...
Published August 23, 2009
Federal task force wraps up weeklong tour of Alaska
Alaska is said to be warming at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S.
Published August 21, 2009
World's ocean temps are warmest on record
At 62.6 degrees in July, that's a full degree above 20th Century average
Published August 20, 2009
Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security
The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades
by John M. Broder - August 9, 2009
eSolar`s green edge - critter friendly solar farms
eSolar fired up its five-megawatt Sierra `power tower` solar farm outside Los Angeles during an opening ceremony that featured environmentalist David Myers...
by Todd Woody - August 6, 2009
Algae biofuels
ExxonMobil is launching a new program to develop next-generation biofuels from biological raw materials such as plants, photosynthetic organisms, and animal waste.
by Emil Jacobs and Craig Venter - July 14, 2009
Carbon Big Foot
How to limit greenhouse-gas emissions without punishing the poor.
by Michael D. Lemonick - July 7, 2009
The Long Island - New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative Releases RFI
A collaborative between the private sector and a host of NY State and NY City agencies issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the largest offshore wind farm in the US...
by Michael Clendenin - July 1, 2009
Marcellus Shale - Appalachian Basin Natural Gas
A few years ago every geologist involved in Appalachian Basin oil and gas knew about the Devonian black shale called the Marcellus. Its black color made it easy to spot...
Published July 1, 2009
Report Gives Sobering View of Warming's Impact on U.S.
For anyone wondering whether climate change has already hit the United States, a recent U.S. government report says it has - and in a big way.
by Michael D. Lemonick - June 30, 2009
Rainwater, IPhone App Help Thirsty California Farms
Zach Sheely is excited about the family farming business now that a California-based irrigation software company lets him and other farmers check on their crops...
by Sasha Khokha - June 29, 2009
State's wind energy biz gets big lift: $100 million GE investment
With General Electric Co. making a $100 million investment in Van Buren Township, the region will have the largest wind turbine manufacturer in North America...
by Daniel Duggan and Ryan Beene - June 28, 2009
U.S. Study Projects How Unequivocal Warming Will Change American Lives
Climate change is already reshaping the United States, according to a new federal report that predicts global warming could have serious consequences for how we live and work.
by Lauren Morello - June 17, 2009
Report on Warming Offers New Details
Man-made climate change could bring parching droughts to the Southwest and pounding rainstorms to Washington, put Vermont maple sugar farms out of business and Key West underwater over the next century...
by David A. Fahrenthold - June 17, 2009
Global warming affecting every corner of the US, report says
In Alaska, the permafrost is thawing. In the Southwest, the annual rainfall has been decreasing. And seasonal ice cover on the Great Lakes has been declining on average. No corner of the US has been untouched by global warming.
by Peter N. Spotts - June 16, 2009
Antarctic Warming, Antarctic Cooling
Until recently, the Antarctic ice sheet looked to be bucking the global warming trend. This assessment relied on temperature data collected from a sparse network...
by Rachel Hauser - June 1, 2009
Industry's Advisers on Climate
From the Science and Technology Assessment Committee of the now-defunct Global Climate Coalition, the leading voice of industry on climate science and policy in the 1990s...
by Andrew C. Revkin - April 24, 2009
Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate
For more than a decade the Global Climate Coalition led an aggressive lobbying campaign against the idea that greenhouse gases could lead to global warming.
by Andrew C. Revkin - April 23, 2009
Plan B for Energy: 8 Revolutionary Energy Sources
If efficiency improvements and incremental advances in today's technologies fail to halt global warming, could revolutionary new carbon-free energy sources save the day? Don't count on it—but don't count it out, either
by W. Wayt Gibbs - April 2, 2009
Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia
South Asian summer monsoon - critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan - could be weakened and delayed due to rising temperatures in the future...
Published February 26, 2009
How to Use Solar Energy at Night
Near Granada, Spain, more than 28,000 metric tons of salt is now coursing through pipes at the Andasol 1 power plant. That salt will be used to solve a pressing problem...
by David Biello - February 18, 2009
The great garbage swirl
A patch of plastic twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific. Maui's Rich Owen wants to clean it up.
by Kate Bradshaw - January 29, 2009
Executive Order S-13-08 from Governor of State of California (US)
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Executive Order Directing State Agencies to Plan for Sea Level Rise and Climate Impacts
by Arnold Schwarzenegger - November 14, 2008
Turning the Tide on Harnessing the Ocean's Abundant Energy
Several companies are in the midst of tests to determine whether their technology for harvesting renewable energy will sink or swim...
by Larry Greenemeier - October 20, 2008
Tucson Man Harvests Rainwater
Coming out of the monsoon season in Arizona, we make a return visit to one person who's been loving the dark clouds, the Rainman -Brad Lancaster...
by Ted Robbins - September 17, 2008
China`s Big Push for Renewable Energy
China is now the world's workshop for wind and solar power. But can they reach their own ambitious goals for renewable energy?
by David Biello - August 4, 2008
A major discovery from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution
In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power...
by Anne Trafton - July 31, 2008
Tonight Show's Jay Leno introduces the BMW Hydrogen 7 - Video
BMW produces its first street-legal car with a hydrogen-powered combustion engine.
Published January 27, 2008
BMW Hydrogen 7
I think we are in the same place, automotively, that we were 100 years ago, trying to work out what our fuel source of the future is going to be...
by Sunday Times - January 27, 2008
California`s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) has entered into a long-term commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement...
by Ali Kriscenski - January 2, 2008
PG&E to get watts from waves
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. went surfing Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. utility to commit to buying electricity generated by the tumult of the sea.
by Elizabeth Douglass and Victoria Kim - December 19, 2007
10 Solutions for Climate Change
The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change?
by David Biello - November 26, 2007
Making Plastic Out of Pollution
An emerging crop of companies making plastic out of renewable resources and waste products promises to deliver an environmentally friendly harvest...
by Larry Greenemeier - November 8, 2007
Sunny Outlook: Can Sunshine Provide All U.S. Electricity?
Large amounts of solar-thermal electric supply may become a reality if steam storage technology works—and new transmission infrastructure is built
by David Biello - September 19, 2007
Spain Runs Europe's First Commercial Solar Plant
A company in Spain has started producing household electricity from a solar power plant near Seville, Spain and running it doesn't generate any greenhouse gases...
by Jerome Socolovsky - August 22, 2007
Toiling in the Dark: Africa's Power Crisis
Two or three times a week, the Mwale farm abruptly loses power, like the homes and businesses of some of Zambia’s 300,000 other electricity users.
by Michael Wines - July 29, 2007
Renewable Energy: What's So Bad About Big?
Wind, solar and other renewable-energy technologies that were once considered more appropriate for single homes or small, green is going giant.
by Matthew L. Wald - March 7, 2007
Philadelphia Tackles Rainwater Runoff Pollution
Philadelphia has one of the nation's oldest sewage systems; and sewerage system can fill up pretty quickly in a rainstorm, leading to flooding and other problems...
by Lynn Neary - September 29, 2006
Song of the Millennium: Cool Prelude and a Fiery Coda
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