There is currently a global effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, particularly in the United States and European Union.
Volkswagen, at the recent Detroit Auto Show, showcased a mid-sized SUV hybrid concept known as the CrossBlue.
After years of speculation, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have managed to demonstrate how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns: air pollution.
General Motors continues to tinker with its green car strategy on a global level. Whether its the Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV or Cadillac ELR, the American automaker is throwing its creativity at a variety of ideas to see what will be a hit with drivers.
GM has some good news to share today around its upcoming Spark EV, wich will go on sale this summer in California and Oregon around $25,000 after tax incentives.
The most comprehensive evaluation of temperature change on Earth’s continents over the past 1,000 to 2,000 years indicates that a long-term cooling trend - caused by factors including fluctuations in the amount and distribution of heat from the sun, and increases in volcanic activity - ended late in the 19th century.
Add Winflo to the growing number of floating turbine designs that looks like it might make it onto the water in the next few years.
Waves may not be that predictable, even though technology and forecasting has improved (from World War II, when wave forecasting began in earnest, thanks to the requirements of the D-Day landing, up through the sophisticated models used by sports organizations like Surfline today), but the tides are thoroughly predictable.
In 2010, Lynchburg-based Edison2 won the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize with its Very Light Car (VLC) concept.
In what may be one of the most potent recent symbols of the spirit of Earth Day in the green building movement, a new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, has op
Fueled by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Earth's climate warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three-decade interval in the last 1,400 years.
The advent and rapid proliferation of cloud computing has revolutionized the way we store, process and manage data, but it comes at an environmental cost that’s not always obvious.
Renault, in planning what kind of future urban cars it might unveil in key markets, recently showcased the Twin’Z as its fifth iteration of its new design strategy.
Titanium dioxide—the familiar white pigment in paint, toothpaste, skim milk, and sunblock—is promoted as a "smog-eating" coating or additive to roofs, facades, road concrete, roadside barriers, and other surfaces.
While electric cars continue to, well, electrify the media and even charge up EV sales among the public, hybrids continue their relentless march across all auto makes, including luxury brands.
Clean energy purists might not like the idea of making any concession to fossil fuel use, but if you believe incremental progress is good, a technology that uses solar power to boost the efficiency of natural gas power plants at least qualifies as intriguing.
Sometimes good things come in small packages. And sometimes those things are the most powerful batteries on the planet. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a tiny lithium-ion microbattery that leaves larger supercapacitors in the dust.
Normally most bears sleep in the winter months. The Grizzly by Clearpath Robotics, though, not only stays awake in the snow, but is ready to clamber all over it.
Power plants, whether nuclear or coal-fired, produced a lot of electrical energy. Although keeping millions of homes lit and warm is no small task, these facilities are actually wasting more energy than they create.
A Vietnamese architecture firm with a portfolio of modern public buildings has turned its hand to perfecting indigenous low-cost houses. In contrast to the very-low-cost housing ideas we’ve covered recently, this one relies mainly on a local material that can be grown sustainably: bamboo.