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The US Energy Information Administration just put forth a new report that shows US carbon emissions increased 2% despite all the nation's environmental initiatives in the past year. According to the new
Over a quarter million people in West Virginia found themselves without access to clean water in their own homes today because of a chemical spill that contaminated local water sources. The spill was
Over 140 million Americans are bracing this week for the coldest temperatures in nearly 20 years. A “polar vortex” of cold, dense air has the National Weather Service predicting weather 30 to 50
3D printing is great for homes because it can let you print just about any plastic object you crave. But in Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake, the technology has a more urgent
NASA’s new Valkyrie robot looks like a space-age superhero! Created for the DARPA Robotics Challenge by the Johnson Space Center, the six-foot-tall robot is packed with cameras, sensors and sonar to
Between portable batteries and cases with built-in power, there are a multitude of ways to recharge your device on the go. Unfortunately, all of them require that you pre-charge the backup itself.
The moon affects the tides on Earth, helps brightens the night sky, and soon it might also provide us with even more solar power. Tokyo-based Shimizu Corporation wants to install a belt of solar panels
The world’s largest offshore wind turbine was recently installed in the waters near Ostend Harbour at the Belwind Wind Farm in Belgium. The 6 MW Haliade 150 wind turbine model, with 73 meter long blades
Good news! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assures the public that there is no giant island of radioactive trash headed for the United States. Earlier this month, several news outlets
In case you haven't noticed, the situation in Fukushima is still pretty bad. Radiation contamination still flows from the damaged nuclear plant, and despite early claims that humans weren't in danger,
Facebook just announced that its new data center in Iowa will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Projected to open in 2014, the data center will be accompanied by a brand new wind farm that will
Meteorologists are asking citizens of the world to prepare themselves for increasingly violent storms such as the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines earlier this month. Weather
Green Roof photo from Shutterstock Green roofs are thought to capture harmful air pollution particles and store them in their soil layer and vegetation, but a new study from researchers at the
Kyocera Corporation has just launched Japan's largest offshore solar power plant. Clean energy generated by the 70MW Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant will be sold back to the national grid
Russia has announced that the world's first floating nuclear plant will be online by 2019. Shipping corporation LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding and the state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom have
Offshore wind power generation is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record growth with 1,080 megawatts going online worldwide in the first six months of 2013. Total wind energy capacity has
As Japan readies for the 2020 Olympic Games, a group of concerned activists is calling into question the safety of Tokyo's proposed venues. The Citizens' Group for Measuring Radioactive Environment at
When Japan was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics last month, it brought about a new wave of concern over the ongoing environmental crisis at Fukushima. As the government pushes for an end to the
One of the world's biggest nuclear reactors was shut down last Sunday by an unlikely foe: jellyfish. Sweden's Oskarshamn reactor was closed when tons of jellyfish clogged up the pipes that supply the
In the South China Sea, Typhoon Usagi is flooding the Chinese coast and Hong Kong with 45-foot-tall waves and wind gusts of 150 miles per hour -- fast enough to sweep cars off the road. The 109 million
3D printing technology has already been used to create elegant, edible 3D printed sweets made out of sugar. But now designer Philippe Malouin is using a 3D printer to create a variety of sugar-based
It is decided: Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge announced the winner at a ceremony held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday.
Photo via Shutterstock Natural disasters tend to strike when we're least prepared. Horrified by the long-term damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, researchers from the U.S.
Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive': a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan
INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series? Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to me. My first
Germany's largest gas, electric, and water utility has threatened to relocate to Turkey if the government continues to push for renewable energy. E.ON reports that its coal and gas-fired plants are
Photo via Shutterstock It looks like Japan isn't the only country to suddenly realize that its nuclear plants have radioactive water leaks. A report from Reuters says a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have
Japanese Government Will Help TEPCO Build a Wall of Frozen Soil to Contain Radioactive Water Leakage
© IAEA ImageBank According to Japan’s Natural Resources and Energy Agency, Fukushima Daiichi, a nuclear plant just 130 miles northeast of Tokyo is leaking roughly 300 tons of highly radioactive
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