Humpback whale image from Shutterstock Whales are some of the most extreme creatures on Earth. The 115 foot, 150 foot ton Blue Whale, for instance, is the largest animal that ever lived. These
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When we first heard about the Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array (SPS-ALPHA) - a proposed flower shaped solar power energy collector that beams down concentrated microwave energy
As the ice sheets melt from climate change, Shell is poised to begin a new drilling campaign in the Arctic. That is, if they can make their way past a polar bear the size of a double-decker bus.
Over the last decade, Europe has emerged as a leader in the development of innovative environmental initiatives that encourage public awareness and engagement when it comes to sustainable living. However,
Image via Shutterstock The Amazon rainforest is one of the largest, most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. According to new information published in Geophyscial Research Letters, protecting habitats
When it comes to matching the properties of gasoline, isobutanol packs more bang for its buck than ethanol. To create the biofuel, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are taking a fungus
Thursday August 29, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina's ripped into Louisiana, devastating the Gulf Coast and killing over 1,800 people. Nearly a decade later, as residents
Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.
As iconic animals such as the West African lion and mountain gorilla reach the edge of extinction, scientists in Japan are working towards saving the genetics of endangered animals for future generations.
Sierra Energy’s Revolutionary Trash-to-Energy FastOx Gasifier Will Make Renewable Fuel for the US Army
If there are any two problems that need tackling in our world it's the lack of clean energy and the overabundance of garbage. Now a company called Sierra Energy might have a solution called the FastOx
The theme of the 2017 World Expo is "Future Energy," which offers a chance to spotlight innovative, but practical energy solutions and their global impact. This is a tantalizing topic full of many
Image via Shutterstock A new pilot plant recently launched in Australia aims to combat global warming by converting carbon dioxide into bricks. The culmination of over six years' effort by The
Thousands of firefighters have descended upon the "Rim Fire" blazing in Yosemite National Park. A new online tool launched by Southern California radio station KPCC allows visitors to monitor the progress
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has boiled down ten years of weather into just 3 minutes; a decade of summer rain, winter snow, the touchdown of hurricanes Katrina and Sandy,
Standing under a relaxing stream of hot water, it can be easy to forget how long you are taking in the shower. Time becomes warped in a combination of suds and steam, making it difficult to keep tabs on
Global Warming Threats in Just 10 Major Cities Could Cost 9 Percent of the World’s GDP by Mid-Century
Anton Oparin / Shutterstock.com The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy will ultimately cost billions of dollars to repair, which has researchers wondering what the global cost of climate change could be.
Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History
Fast food offers a cheap and calorie-rich option to fill your stomach, but can it be considered the "most bountiful food" of all time? The Freakonomics authors and radio broadcasters are asking just that
Living in a big city is difficult enough without having to worry about walking outside and getting hit in the face with a dying pigeon. The Russian capital of Moscow has become inundated with sick birds
Although there are 50 massive wildfires raging in the US right now, the so-called Rim Fire in California is perhaps of greatest concern. Yesterday the fire nearly quadrupled in size and has only been
Two and a half years after a near meltdown, the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still in trouble. The Nuclear Regulation Authority issued a new warning Wednesday, raising the severity level of the
Today, SXSW Eco’s first ever Place by Design Competition will be live and open to public vote. The competition, launched last month, honors visionary design work that produces positive community impact
Image via Shutterstock. A recent study by Mintel shows that it's not just vegetarians who enjoy meat substitutes on their plates. As meat becomes more expensive and global demands grows, carnivores are
Envision Solar isn't new to innovative solar design. They created the Solar Tree, an umbrella-like solar array that can be used in a parking lot to charge multiple vehicles. Now they have broken new
As the sea level rises and storms become more intense due to the effects of climate change, a new study predicts that damage to coastal cities will cost $1 trillion every year by 2050. The research, which
Anyone with a mobile device has likely experienced the frustration of having to be reliant on a battery. The charge never lasts long enough, and finding a source of electricity on the run is a hassle.
Ever wish you could deflect bullets with your chest or increase your physical endurance? Scientists are hot on the trail of creating wearable technologies that will allow the human body to accomplish
Technology has come a long way since Edison patented the light bulb back in 1880. A group of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are launching a project to crowdfund the production of
Fuel cells could provide a vital source of power for off-grid communities and cities experiencing hurricanes and thunderstorms - but existing units are expensive, massive, and they tend to run extremely
Researchers have discovered that a mineral known to science for over a century has great potential for solar power applications. Perovskite, which is an abundant mineral first discovered in the Ural
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