With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

Nicholas Good and Eduardo Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester
The need to cut emissions from the energy sector has motivated the use of hydro, solar and wind power, and the…
This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals
This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals
by National University of Singapore
A new water-based air-conditioning system cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius (about 64 degrees Fahrenheit)…
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking, YES! Magazine
Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author…
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
by Stephen Miller, Ensia
When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is to restore what’s lost. But…
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
by Mark Trahant, YES! Magazine
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war. They continue to press forward for the…
How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green
How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green
by Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford University
A program of one of the five largest supermarket chains in South Africa, drove increased adoption of environmental…
Is It Possible To Fly Sustainably?
Is It Possible To Fly Sustainably?
by Andrew Glover, RMIT University
Many will have just jetted back from a well-deserved summer holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. Plenty of…
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Home Biogas Is Turning Food Waste Into Renewable Energy

Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne
Last night I cooked my family a delicious pasta dinner using biogas energy. This morning we all had eggs cooked on…
Crazy Weather And Crazy Facts Making You Crazy
Crazy Weather And Crazy Facts Making You Crazy
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
It seems that extreme weather is becoming more extreme and increasingly common. We can't pick up one of the few…
Is Warming In The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?
Is Warming In The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?
by Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events…
7 Regions Poised To Feel Climate Change Pain And What They’re Doing About It
7 Regions Poised To Feel Climate Change Pain And What They’re Doing About It
by John Vidal, Ensia
Climate change will not affect every place equally. Here’s what seven regions in the bull’s eye are doing about it now.
The Future Of Society Depends On Science And Research Being Better Reported
The Future Of Society Depends On Science And Research Being Better Reported
by Andy Tattersall, University of Sheffield
Newspaper articles, TV appearances and radio slots are increasingly important ways for academics to communicate their…
What Earlier Springs Mean For Forests
What Earlier Springs Mean For Forests
by Boston University
New research that combines satellite data with on-the-ground measurements, suggests that as global temperatures rise,…
Where Natural Climate Patterns Are Creating Hot Spots Of Rapid Sea Level Rise
Where Natural Climate Patterns Are Creating Hot Spots Of Rapid Sea Level Rise
by Arnoldo Valle-Levinson and Andrea Dutton, University of Florida
Many scientists have found evidence that climate change is amplifying the impacts of hurricanes. For example, several…
Is Climate Change Driving You To Despair?
What To Do When You're Suffering From Climate Trauma
by Sara S. Moore, Ensia
To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates.
What Determines If Women Will Vote For Women In 2018?

What Determines If Women Will Vote For Women In 2018?

Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; et al
The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and…
Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater
Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater
by Andrew Gissing, Macquarie University
The floods that deluged parts of Victoria over the weekend are the latest in the state’s long history of flooding,…
To Slow Climate Change, India Joins The Renewable Energy Revolution
To Slow Climate Change, India Joined The Renewable Energy Revolution
by Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
On June 3 2017, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate…
Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World
Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World
by Chris Fogwill, Keele University; et al
Ever since the ancient Greeks speculated a continent must exist in the south polar regions to balance those in the…
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
by Natalie Welden, The Open University
After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of microplastic pollution has…
Is China’s Growing Footprint Threatening To Trample The Natural World?
Is China’s Growing Footprint Threatening To Trample The Natural World?
by Bill Laurance, James Cook University
Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing…
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
by Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Pennsylvania State University
Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State and the Puerto…
A Fresh Start For Climate Change Mitigation In New Zealand
A Fresh Start For Climate Change Mitigation In New Zealand
by Robert McLachlan, Massey University
The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. As…
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