October 31st, 2013
Living near oil refineries has never been good for your lungs. It may not be good for your blood either. Men living closest to the tar sands mining region of Canada are suffering from higher rates of leukemia and Hodgkins disease, according a new study.
October 24th, 2013
Did you know that 1 in 8 houses in Australia is powered by solar? That puts the country down under, far over most nations. And now whole towns are talking about “distributed” power, or local control, that could further help communities save. It’s an instruction manual for where the U.S. could go.
October 17th, 2013
The Global Frackdown is upon us, with events scheduled in many US states and around the world. Activists will rally and strategize about ways to slow or stop the fracking frenzy they see as polluting land and water.
October 14th, 2013
Alion Energy, a California company, thinks its robots which can install and keep clean thousands of solar panels may make solar energy competitive with fossil fuels.
October 8th, 2013
Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay them. Utilities say customers with rooftop solar systems aren’t paying their fair share for their use of the power grid.
October 2nd, 2013
More than two years after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture, thousands of refugees, desperate to return home, are losing confidence in the Japanese government’s cleanup efforts.
September 30th, 2013
North America’s first floating wind turbine, launched in May, is being hailed as a prototype for a future US offshore energy industry. While the small ”pilot phase” unit, sitting off the Maine coast, produces only enough electricity to power four homes, it represents the first stage of a far more ambitious project.
September 30th, 2013
E. Coli headlines usually bring bad news about food poisonings and product recalls. Not this time. The Wall Street Journal’s Ramy Inocencio speaks with Lee Sang-yup at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology about making gas from our gut bacteria.
September 20th, 2013
The US EPA today released its proposal to restrict carbon emissions from new power plants, a major step toward curbing the greenhouse gases forcing climate change.
September 6th, 2013
Bloomberg’s “Planet Forward” host Frank Sesno examines how Air Fuel Synthesis, a British company, has synthesized gas using carbon in the air and hydrogen in water to fuel cars.
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September 5th, 2013
It’s widely held that China has been beating U.S. solar panel prices by handing out lavish subsidies to producers and keeping labor costs very cheap. But it may not be so. And that could be good news for the U.S. solar market.
September 3rd, 2013
This oil spill was less than 1 percent the size of the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill that dumped 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, yet it is still being cleaned up three years later at an enormous cost. Why so much damage?