Lab-grown meat could slash greenhouse emissions

Growing meat in the lab using tissue engineering techniques could cut the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 96 percent, say University of Oxford and University of Amsterdam scientists.

Nissan wants to electrify commercial vans

Nissan already has the Leaf, and now the company is moving forward on electrifying the compact commercial vehicle market.

Fossil fuel algae: key to new biofuels?


The new technologies that change our world only seem to happen overnight. Really, they're built on constantly pushing forward scientific research. 



Cook Islands aim for all-green power by 2020

For small islands, the incentive to end dependence on imported fossil fuels and embrace renewables is powerful.

Tidal map pinpoints power potential in U.S.


The tides can be a great source of energy, as evidenced by recent news on the Scottish tidal turbines.

Soil microbes amplify global warming

As carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, the soil releases ever more of two other potent greenhouse gases, new research has found.

Light bulb ban bill burns out in Congress

H.R. 2417, the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB), burnt out Tuesday as the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the measure despite fierce support from the GOP and conservatives. 



Seaweed could be the next big thing for biofuel

When most people think of biofuels, the plant that comes into mind is probably corn. Well, there's a whole new option that comes from the sea - kelp.

DOE funds carbon capture in Virginia

Virginia Tech researchers plan to inject some 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into a coalbed methane field in southwest Virginia, as part of a Department of Energy project.

MIT prints solar cells - on paper

MIT's developed a technique to print out solar cells on paper, almost as cheaply and easily as printing a document.

Oceans becoming less effective carbon sinks

A new analysis of the oceans' ability to absorb carbon has concluded that climate change is hampering their ability to act as a carbon sink.

Energy efficient fridge gets all swanky

In the market for a high end, high efficiency refrigerator that will impress all your friends? 

Samsung has just the thing: its two-door refrigerator created by Massimo Zucchi, an Italian jewelry designer.


How green is your hybrid?

It should come as no surprise that not every hybrid vehicle is created equal.  



China takes lead in renewable energy investment

China's now the world's biggest investor in green energy, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

WWII bombing raids affected British weather

The contrails from World War II bombers were enough to change the English weather, leaving Brits shivering with cold as well as, possibly, fear.

Cleantech clinches $1.4B from family syndicate


Uncle Sam’s not writing the check, but a coming infusion of cash into the cleantech sector via the private sector is nothing to sneeze at.

Navy monitoring system powered by microbes


Not to be outdone by the Army or Air Force, the Navy is also focusing on being environmentally friendly.

Report: solar power booming in America

New research from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council confirms that strong consumer demand combined with rebates are driving installation of photovoltaics, solar heating and concentrating solar technologies.

Chinese coal use slows global warming

The decrease in global warming between 1998 and 2008 - often cited as evidence against man-made climate change - was actually caused by an increase in coal use in China, a study has found.

Green buses get $101M federal boost

Fewer buses belching black smoke out their tailpipes seems like a winning idea to us and the federal government seems to agree.