Solar takes the lead as wind lags in 2013 (US) installs

The first look at comprehensive data on energy generation infrastructure added in the United States in 2013 shows a big jump in solar, a massive decline in wind, and natural gas dominant.

A sneak peek at Apple's Oregon data center (and solar power plant)

If Northwest media are correct, Apple is on its way to building the largest solar power plant in the state of Oregon.

Kenya will tag rhino horns with microchips: suck it, poachers!

The Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS) is going all 2013 on poachers' asses by making rhino horn 100% traceable. Now that's what you call disruptive technology that really makes a difference.

Fuel cells that run on wastewater

  Professor Bruce Logan of Penn State University has got a cool YouTube show and tell on a microbial fuel cell. Flush your toilet; recharge your batteries. Could be a new way at looking at wastewater.  

This Soviet truck was propelled by wood and water

There is currently a global effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, particularly in the United States and European Union.

Video: Toyota i-Road is an EV-motorcycle hybrid

Earlier this month, Toyota was on hand at the Geneva Motor Show to showcase one of the strangest concept vehicles in any booth at the show.

'Winnipeg moves to Minneapolis' as northern US warms

Northern latitudes are greening up, says a NASA-funded study, increasingly resembling the lusher latitudes of the south.

Ferrari LaFerrari packs an F1-style HY-KERS hybrid system

Ferrari is an automotive brand that is legendary not only for its racing prowess, but for designing incredibly high-performing, road-worthy sports cars.

Inuit can keep trading polar bear skins

A US-led proposal to ban the trade in polar bears and their parts has been defeated at an international meeting.

Global warming turned Sandy into superstorm

Last October's Superstorm Sandy was made far worse by the melting of Arctic sea ice, new research suggests.

Ships could soon travel straight across North Pole

Within 50 years, ordinary ships will be able to negotiate shipping lanes through the Arctic Ocean during late summer, new UCLA research shows.

Volcanoes, not pollutants, damp down global warming

Global warming over the last ten years or so would have been more extreme if it weren't for volcanoes, says a team from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Volar-e racer is the sexiest EV - ever

I've always thought one the most attractive electric vehicle on the market is the Tesla Model S. True, the Tesla is undeniably slick, but the Volar-e EV racecar makes the Model S look like a wallflower.

Coral bleaching could hit three quarters of world's reefs

The majority of coral reefs could be experiencing mass bleaching events by 2045, says an international team of scientists.

'Frozen' atmospheric waves trigger extreme weather events

Another report has linked man-made climate change with extreme weather events around the world, including recent heat waves in the United States and Russia and the unprecedented Pakistan flood.

Model predicts more snow at the poles

Most of us will see less snow over the coming years - but polar and high-altitude regions will get more, a new climate model from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts.

Melting Siberian permafrost threatens major methane release

It could take as little as a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature to thaw Siberia permanently, potentially releasing catastrophic levels of cartbon dioxide and methane from the soil.

One fifth of world's reptiles endangered, says report

Almost one in five of the world's reptile species is threatened with extinction, a report from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) warns.

Arctic 'vicious circle' observed affecting greenhouse gases

The widespread decline in Arctic sea ice is causing big changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, say researchers from Sweden's Lund University.

Sunlight ramps up CO2 production from permafrost

It appears that, when Arctic permafrost melts, it can release carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much faster than previously thought.