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17 Apr 2014

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

by FRED PEARCE
In its latest report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that this transformation can occur in time to hold off the worst impacts of global warming. READ MORE

07 Apr 2014

On Fracking Front, A Push To Reduce Leaks of Methane

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Scientists, engineers, and government regulators are increasingly turning their attention to solving one of the chief environmental problems associated with fracking for natural gas and oil – significant leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. READ MORE

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

20 Mar 2014

Divestment Is No Substitute For Real Action on Climate Change

by ROBERT N. STAVINS
Having universities divest from fossil fuels is a feel-good measure that would do nothing to address the problem of global climate change. Instead, we should be focusing on efforts to push for strong government action. READ MORE

27 Feb 2014

In a Host of Small Sources, Scientists See Energy Windfall

by CHERYL KATZ
The emerging field of “energy scavenging” is drawing on a wide array of untapped energy sources­ — including radio waves, vibrations created by moving objects, and waste heat from computers or car exhaust systems — to generate electricity and boost efficiency. READ MORE

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18 Apr 2014: Scale and Extent of Dam Boom In China Is Detailed in Mapping Project

15 Apr 2014: Solar-Harvesting Windows Possible with Advances in Semiconductors

14 Apr 2014: Despite Stark Warnings, UN Panel Finds Signs of Hope on Climate

07 Apr 2014: E360 Announces Contest For Best Environmental Videos

04 Apr 2014: Solar Panels Could Beam Power From Space Down to Earth, U.S. Navy Says

02 Apr 2014: Comment: e360 Point/Counterpoint Debate On University Fossil Fuel Divestment

27 Mar 2014: Wind Turbine in a Blimp Can Bring Power to Remote Locations

24 Mar 2014: Ride-Sharing Could Cut Taxi Trips by 40 Percent in NYC, Analysis Shows

21 Mar 2014: Koch Brothers Biggest Lease Holders in Alberta Tar Sands, Report Finds

13 Mar 2014: Solar City Partnering With Best Buy to Sell Residential Solar Leases


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