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.  



Japanese company plans green-energy cellphone masts

Some people may not be familiar with Japan's largest mobile phone operator, NTT DoCoMo. But their efforts to generate renewable energy are certainly worthy of attention.

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. 

Edible green curtains cool Kyocera buildings


Kyocera has been doing some interesting things of late, mainly around solar. 



Clean energy to power an entire island

The small island of El Hierro – iron in Spanish – is located in the Canary Islands 1,500 miles off the coast of Spain.

'Garbage patch' fish found full of plastic

North Pacific fish are eating tens of thousands of tons of plastic debris, say researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Multiferroic alloy turns waste heat to energy

Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new alloy capable of converting heat directly into electricity. 



A fuel-electric hybrid air car shall fly

Trek Aerospace is one of those laid back Silicon Valley companies people have likely seen an invention of in action, but didn't know it was developed by them.

New Northwest Passage triggers mass species migration

Warming oceans are triggering an enormous movement of marine species, say scientists, and could threaten North Atlantic fishing stocks.

Are renewables edging out coal & nuclear?


With recent news indicating that both solar and wind power generation is on the the rise and looking stronger every year, it might be natural to wonder if renewable energy is dethroning fossil-fuel based electricity production. 



This ethanol refinery is self-powered

A central issue of the food vs. fuel debate has long been the use of farmland for growing crops for biofuels.

The test-tube burger is coming soon

Scientists claim the first test-tube burger will be ready in about a year.