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04 Feb 2016

Energy Landscapes: An Aerial View Of Europe’s Carbon Footprint

Europe and the United States have very similar standards of living, but significantly different carbon footprints. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean documents this phenomenon in images that show how Northern Europe uses smart design and planning to reduce the amount of carbon it emits. READ MORE

01 Feb 2016

Once Unstoppable, Tar Sands Now Battered from All Sides

by ED STRUZIK
Canada’s tar sands industry is in crisis as oil prices plummet, pipeline projects are killed, and new governments in Alberta and Ottawa vow less reliance on this highly polluting energy source. Is this the beginning of the end for the tar sands juggernaut? READ MORE

14 Jan 2016

In Rural India, Solar-Powered Microgrids Show Mixed Success

by FRED PEARCE
As India looks to bring electricity to the quarter of its population still without it, nonprofit groups are increasingly turning to solar microgrids to provide power to the nation’s villages. But the initiatives so far have faced major challenges. READ MORE

17 Dec 2015

Indonesian Coal Mining Boom Is Leaving Trail of Destruction

by MIKE IVES
Since 2000, Indonesian coal production has increased five-fold to meet growing domestic demand for electricity and feed export markets in Asia. The intensive mining is leading to the clearing of rainforest and the pollution of rivers and rice paddies. READ MORE

14 Dec 2015

Turning Point: Landmark Deal On Climate Is Reached in Paris

by FRED PEARCE
In what could be a turning point, the world’s nations reached an agreement in Paris that would commit them to cutting emissions and keeping global warming below 2 degrees. Although the pledges are not binding, the deal includes a review process to determine if countries are meeting their commitments. READ MORE

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03 Feb 2016: China’s Wind Power Sector Experienced Rapid Growth in 2015

02 Feb 2016: General Electric Joins The Move From CFL Bulbs to LEDs

27 Jan 2016: Rush to Electric Vehicles Is Worsening Air Pollution in China

26 Jan 2016: Cost of Manufacturing Solar Panels Is Projected to Continue Falling

25 Jan 2016: Massive Transformation to Clean Energy in the U.S. is Possible, Study Says

12 Jan 2016: US Coal Production Drops to 30-Year Low in 2015, According to EIA

11 Jan 2016: Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Impacts of Major Hydropower Projects

07 Jan 2016: New Device Harvests Energy From Walking and Exercising, Researchers Say

06 Jan 2016: Graphene Membrane Can Clean Nuclear Wastewater, New Research Shows

04 Jan 2016: More Than Half of Power Plants
Could be Hampered by Climate Change


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