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Why 'Thinking Australians' Will Not Be Fooled By Murdoch Media's Latest Hypocritical Attack on Green Groups

Rarely does the Murdoch media in Australia need an invitation to attack environmentalists. Whether it’s backing climate science denialists or criticising environment groups for getting in the way of coal projects, NewsCorp Australia’s...Show More Summary

One Year After Worst Methane Leak In U.S. History, Locals Still Calling For Facility To Be Shut Down

It took two and a half months after methane first started leaking from the Aliso Canyon storage facility on October 23, 2015 for the state of California to declare a state of emergency. By the time the leak was stopped in February 2016,...Show More Summary

Slideshow: Why 2016 Is the Weirdest Year For US Solar

After celebrating the extension of a key federal tax credit last December, America's solar industry finds itself in a bizarre place. "You can make a case that...this has been the best year for solar that we've ever seen in the U.S. But...Show More Summary

David Suzuki: Heated Debates Ignore An Overheating Planet

Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don’t take immediate, widespread action. Show More Summary

UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica

(University of California - Irvine) Two new studies by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA have found the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented look at ice melting on the floating undersides of glaciers. Show More Summary

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

(Duke University) Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. A person standing next to one of these fires might...Show More Summary

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef.

Bloom Energy and PowerSecure Team Up for 50MW of Fuel Cells—and Some Batteries

PowerSecure, the microgrid and backup-power provider bought by utility Southern Company earlier this year, is putting its money and technology into behind-the-meter fuel cells from Bloom Energy -- and trying out a fuel cell-battery combo...Show More Summary

SLAC, Stanford launch new approach to creating the 21st Century grid

(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) An initiative called 'Bits & Watts', launched today by Stanford University and the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, aims to develop 'smart' technology that will bring the grid into the 21st century while delivering reliable, efficient, affordable power to homes and businesses.

Ant genomics help reshape biological history of the Americas

(Field Museum) Scientists have long believed that the Isthmus of Panama emerged three million years ago, triggering a massive interchange of species between the Americas. However, recent conflict in both geological and biological literature suggests that this simple story is insufficient to explain the available evidence. Show More Summary

Supersonic phenomena, the key to extremely low heat loss nano-electronics

(Springer) Freak waves, as well as other less striking localized excitations, occur in nature at every scale. In a recent study, Manuel G. Velarde from the Pluridisciplinary Institute of the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and colleagues, performed computer simulations to compare two types of localized excitations in nano-electronics. Show More Summary

UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica

(University of California - Irvine) Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory use satellite data to measure the alarming rate at which three massive glaciers in West Antarctica are retreating. The research is helping scientists make better predictions of Antarctic ice loss and global sea level rise.

New research on ancient Alpine rocks may unveil clues to Earth's evolution

(Penn State) High up in the Western Alps is a swath of rocks that could provide new insight into what happens deep in the Earth's subsurface. A new $4.2 million initiative, known as the ExTerra Field Institute and Research Endeavor (E-FIRE),...Show More Summary

Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm

(Research Organization of Information and Systems) At Syowa Station, Antarctica, the atmospheric CO2 concentration exceeded 400 ppm on May 14, 2016, for the first time since observations were initiated there in 1984. The monthly mean CO2 for June 2016 also exceeded 400 ppm. Show More Summary

Latin America Auctions Bring Low Solar Prices—but Challenges Remain

Latin America is becoming an influential force in solar as developers throughout the region push prices downward. Recent electric power auctions in Argentina, Chile and Mexico resulted in record low bids for solar, ranging from $41 per...Show More Summary

Swell Launches All-in-One Home Energy System With Zero Down Financing

The energy storage startup Swell Energy has launched an all-in-one home energy product it predicts will make residential storage more marketable and profitable. Residential storage doesn't make economic sense in most parts of the U.S. Show More Summary

Internal Watchdog Blasts Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Regulators Over Safety Rule Delays

Safety laws meant to protect the American public against oil train explosions, pipeline leaks and other deadly risks have been repeatedly held up by slow-moving federal regulators, a newly released Department of Transportation internal...Show More Summary

Interconnection: The Key to Realizing Your Distributed Energy Policy Dream

Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for – an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, a far-reaching shared renewables. The sunShow More Summary

Contractor Threatens to Stop Work on Faraday’s Electric Car Factory Over $21M in Unpaid Bills

Automotive News: Faraday Falls Behind on Plant Construction Bills A construction firm working on Faraday Future’s $1 billion Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising questions about Faraday’s financial condition. In an Oct. Show More Summary

Exxon Says It Takes Climate Change Risks ‘Seriously’. Is It For Real?

News outlets have heralded ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s claim that the company backs “serious action” on climate change as a significant shift in its stance on the issue. The comments, made at the Oil and Money conference last week,...Show More Summary

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