Bloom Boxes powering NTT data center

NTT America, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT, has selected Bloom Energy Servers to power its new Silicon Valley data center. 



Methane levels taper off - but why?

There was a leveling off of the amount of methane in the atmosphere towards the end of the last century - and scientists can't agree on why it happened.

Renewable energy production passes nuclear

Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.

Green economy booming out in Cali


California is certainly doing a lot to build up its green economy.

Better batteries from a liberal arts college

You think Lafayette College, you think East Coast liberal arts school. You think long discussions of the Hegelian system, and the allusions in Eliot's "The Waste Land."

How to build off-grid, high-altitude accommodations

It’s the perfect alpine retreat for the eco-conscious - that is, if your idea of the perfect alpine retreat involves hanging, literally, off the side of a mountain. 



Yanko designs a mobile solar powered hospital



In times of natural disasters, mobile clinics can be a godsend to those facing injury, illness and lack of access to basic services.

Desalination could be made cheaper, says team

Desalination of seawater could be the best way to solve the world's water shortage, say Yale researchers, who have come up with ways to improve its efficiency.

Dual-fuel gets a run at U. of Wisconsin


Over the past 20 years, the University of Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle Team has dominated the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Competition by winning the event six times.

Nissan: Our electric car can power your home

Nissan  is taking the all-electric car to new heights. Now you can do more than just drive a Nissan LEAF, you can also use it to power your house.

Breeding new crops could slash CO2 levels

Breeding deeper-rooted crop plants could dramatically lower CO2 levels in the atmosphere, a University of Manchester scientist claims.

Microbes ate Gulf oil - really fast

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, scientists have discovered that much of the oil was eaten by microbes, fast - but they still don't know what the microbes did with all the energy they gained.

Hydrogen fuel cell lit up shuttle launch

NASA might not be looking ahead to launching anything new into space these days, but some innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology lit up operations on the ground at the 135th and final mission for the Space Shuttle Program.

Badly-produced biofuels can release harmful chemicals

Using the wrong biofuel production methods can lead to the release of toxic, carcinogenic substances, new research has shown.

How to grow biofuels without eco-damage

Biofuels hold great potential, but they're certainly a double-edged sword.

White House touts new era of fuel efficiency



The Obama administration has clinched an agreement with 13 major automakers to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025.

Weathering the apocalypse in green Santa Fe

Worried about extreme weather in connection with greenhouse gases and global warming? How about rising sea levels, earthquakes, tornadoes, and nuclear generators? 



Earth better at shedding heat than believed

Data from NASA's Terra satellite shows that, when the climate warms, the atmosphere's more efficient at releasing energy to space than believed.

U.S. military touts benefits of energy advances


A lean, mean fighting machine - that's the old expression. But by embracing new energy technologies, the U.S. military is aiming to be a lean, mean and green fighting machine. 



Arctic wildfires threaten global climate

After 10,000 fire-free years, the Arctic tundra is again experiencing wildfires, and they're contributing significantly to the world's carbon dioxide levels.