U.S. military buying more portable renewables

The U.S. military’s hunger for portable renewable energy is paying off again for SkyBuilt Power, which announced it was "selected to provide rapidly deployable renewable power stations to the U.S. Navy."

Antarctic ozone layer still has big hole

There's still a considerable hole in the Antarctic ozone layer, say scientists, with this year's peak the ninth largest in the 26 year record.

BEST study fails to satisfy global warming skeptics

A research project founded by a climate change skeptic has concluded that the planet is getting warmer, with land temperatures rising by one degree Celcius since the 1950s.

Edison2 eVLC EV does 245MPGe - say what?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first began using the Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Equivalent (MGPe) in the window stickers of early green vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt.

Occupy Wall Street spawns DIY solar power

It can be hard to charge your electronic devices when you’re in a tent city like the ones found at the Occupy Wall Street movements happening across the country.

The Delorean returns, as an electric car

The car that was a commercial flop but still managed to be immortalized as a movie icon is making a triumphant return to the market.

Biofuel program eyes marginal lands

An Iowa State University-led team recently won a $25 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop the blueprint for using marginal farmlands to grow perennial grasses that will, in turn, provide a biomass source for a drop-in biofuel.


Meeting calls for extreme measures on climate change

Climate change represents an immediate and highly serious threat to the health and security of people around the world, experts warned yesterday.

Wood-based biofuels get boost by USDA

The U.S. biofuels industry has mostly been centered in Midwestern agricultural states. 



Climate change making animals shrink

Many plant and animal species around the world are shrinking, thanks to climate change, National University of Singapore researchers say.

Victorian era bridge goes solar steampunk

The Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames was constructed back in Victorian times, and now it’s getting a distinctly steampunk facelift with the addition of 4,400 photovoltaic panels. 



Artificial photosynthesis closer to reality


Photosynthesis is the process that allows plants to use solar energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into sugars and other hydrocarbons. 



Biomass jet fuel takes off

Seattle biofuel producer Imperium Renewables and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing a new catalytic process to convert biomass-based alcohols to drop-in jet biofuels.

Forests soak up more CO2 than thought

North American forests might be more use than expected at slowing the pace of climate change.

Biofuel breakthrough could replace diesel

The rising economic and political costs of foreign oil, coupled with climate-change fears, have been driving the search for renewable, alternative transportation fuels in the United States.



Chatting bacteria hike atmospheric CO2

Bacteria in the ocean are communicating and cooperating in a phenomenon which could be having a significant impact on the planet's climate.

Himalayas and Antarctic could be best places for solar power

It's natural, perhaps, to associate solar power with the hot places of the world.

Green jobs program gets Federal audit

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently conducted an audit on the Recovery Act Green Jobs Program. 



How photosynthesis can help increase solar efficiency

One of the keenest areas of solar power research these days is into how nature turns the sun’s rays into energy for growth.

Ocean-thermal energy to debut in the Bahamas

Ocean Thermal Energy and Bahamas Electricity have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop two ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants in the Bahamas.