March 20, 2019

Scientists Turn Atmospheric CO2 Into Coal

Scientists say they have found a way to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into coal, after which it can be stored cheaply and safely underground. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, offer what the scientists say is a breakthrough tool for fighting climate change that is more affordable and stable than existing carbon capture technologies.

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February 20, 2019

26 European islands launch clean energy transition

European Commission initiative kick-starts energy transition process with islands to support them in becoming more self-sufficient, prosperous and sustainable. Brussels, 18 February 2019 –  26 European islands have officially launched their clean energy transition with the support of the European Commission’s Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat.

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December 5, 2018

Earth’s Soil Is Hyperventilating Thanks To Climate Change

You know it’s hot out there when even the soil is hyperventilating. According to a new study published yesterday (Aug. 1) in the journal Nature, there’s about twice as much carbon dioxide (CO2) stored in Earth’s soil as there is floating around the atmosphere, and for the last few decades, that underground greenhouse gas has been leaking out at a significantly increased rate.

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October 3, 2018

Energy conservation: 10 ways to save energy

There are many different ways to reduce your household’s energy use, ranging from simple behavioral adjustments to extensive home improvements. The two major motives for conserving energy are to save on utility bills and protect the environment. Here are the ten most common ways to conserve energy in your home, listed from the simplest to the most intensive methods.

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September 12, 2018

System 001 has launched into the Pacific

After 5 years of research, engineering and testing, we launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from San Francisco Bay, marking the start of the cleanup. The system is now on its way to an intermediary test stop, 250-350 nautical miles offshore for a 2-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 1,200 nautical miles offshore, to start the cleanup.

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June 20, 2018

The United Arab Emirates is building a $354 million city with driverless cars, greenhouses, and solar-powered villas

For much of the 20th century, the United Arab Emirates was known as one of the world’s biggest oil producers and, as a result, greenhouse-gas emitters. But in the past two decades, the UAE government has made an effort to lower its own dependency on fossil fuels, shifting toward more environmentally-friendly sources to power its cities.

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