Fuel cell rethink - what's the true cost?


How can scientists and manufacturers make fuel cells and fuel cell technology a viable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels? 



Air pollution leads to more extreme weather

Scientists say they've found the first clear evidence of the way increases in air pollution are affecting climate and weather - and the results don't look good.

Green housing for those who served

In Carteret, N.J., veterans will be coming home to green, affordable housing, thanks to the new Commander George Lisicki Veterans Apartments, the city's first apartment building dedicated to vets. 



Greenhouse gases continue to rise, says NOAA

The NOAA's latest Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) shows that the presence of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane has risen by 29 percent since 1990.

MIT solar design does double duty

MIT researchers say a hybrid solar-thermoelectric system they're working on could provide a big advantage over conventional solar cells or solar thermal systems, particularly for household use.

Antarctic expedition to drill vulnerable ice shelf

A NASA-funded team of scientists is to drill into a rapidly-thinning Antarctic glacier to try and establish the effect its melting will have on sea levels.

High-speed rail is booming


High-speed rail (HSR) isn’t without its problem – as train wrecks in China and financial wrecks in California have shown. 



Carbon monoxide calms city dwellers down

Carbon monoxide in cities could actually be drugging residents into placidity, according to Israeli scientists.

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV EV headed to the States


Mitsubishi has begun producing the North American version of its i-MiEV electric car at its Mizushima manufacturing plant in Japan.

Electric 'multicopter' takes off

The vision of the future, at least according to old Saturday morning cartoons, was jetpacks, as we were all supposed to be zipping around our futuristic cities wearing the packs by Y2K.

Biofuels 'as carbon intensive as gasoline'

A new study on greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations has found there's more than 50 percent more CO2 emissions than previously thought – making them no better than gasoline.

US wind power surges

If you thought you were seeing a lot of stories about new wind power plants in Colorado, there's a reason for that.

Modded Mazda Miata Spyder uses biofuels

One of the stars of this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) auto show in Las Vegas was a Mazda Miata MX-5 Spyder.

Cells in bending trees make good biofuels

Since 2007, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been looking for ways to make cost-effective biofuels from nonfood "cellulosic" plant fibers.

Facebook likes solar power cogeneration

Facebook is teaming up with Cogenra Solar to put a solar cogeneration system in at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.



Solar sandwich made with thin film & thermal

How about a solar sandwich on your roof? No, we’re not talking about a roof-mounted solar oven - we’re talking about a new combination of three green technologies [PDF] brought together by Englert.

That solar ship blimp thing in the sky

Jay Godsall, founder and chief executive of Toronto-based Solar Ship had what he, and just about everyone agreed, was a crazy idea.

Organic PV ready for consumer electronics

New breakthroughs in solar photovoltaic technology could make low-cost solar cells available in an array of consumer electronic equipment.

Google joins ranks of green power elite

Two giants of technology – Google and Ingram Micro – have been recognized as giants of renewable energy under the Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) Green Power Partnership.

Twin living towers planned for Milan

High-density housing has long been touted as a solution for preserving green space while allowing cities to expand.