Lancaster, California has moved beyond requiring solar panels on the rooftops of new houses. A newly passed city ordinance stipulates that those rooftop arrays meet the energy needs of those homes. The city started requiring solar on...Show More Summary
(University of Exeter) Warming seawaters, caused by climate change and extreme climatic events, threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially devastating implications for many reef species and the human communities that reefs support.
TransCanada has wasted no time since President Donald Trump signed a January 24 executive order calling for U.S. federal agencies to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Calgary-based company has already re-applied for a presidential permit through the U.S. Show More Summary
SunPower's conundrum is that its absolute dominance in silicon solar cell conversion efficiency hasn't consistently translated to success on the top and bottom line. And that's true this year in the context of what CEO Tom Werner has...Show More Summary
(ETH Zurich) As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased in many regions of the world. This was shown by a recent study which used data-mining to model the global distribution of selenium.
Redflow is garnering interest in its zinc-bromine flow batteries from telecommunication companies and other businesses throughout South East Asia. Companies in several countries are currently evaluating the Redflow ZBM2 battery’s ability...Show More Summary
When Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, some in the solar industry worried they might become a political target. Eliminating federal tax credits or stripping funding for Department of Energy's renewables programs are one option. Show More Summary
(University of Pennsylvania) Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The 'Tully monster,' an ancient animal that had long defied classification, was in fact a vertebrate, two groups of scientists claimed. Show More Summary
New York Times: Texas Oil Fields Rebound From Price Lull, but Jobs Are Left Behind In the land where oil jobs were once a guaranteed road to security for blue-collar workers, Eustasio Velazquez’s career has been upended by technology. For 10 years, he laid cables for service companies doing seismic testing in the search for the next big gusher. Show More Summary
(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and society.
(University of Connecticut) A new model released today at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by UConn ecologist Jamie Vaudrey pinpoints sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it.
(Oregon State University) Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world's oceans.
(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution. Kevin Elliott, an associate professor who specializes in the philosophy and ethics...Show More Summary
(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Genome sequences by KAUST of dinoflagellate algae indicate how they maintain their symbiotic relationship with corals.
At his February 16 press conference, President Donald Trump discussed his executive orders calling for U.S. federal agencies to grant TransCanada and Energy Transfer Partners the permits needed to build the Keystone XL and Dakota Access...Show More Summary
(VVH Consulting) New research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate. Relative...Show More Summary
(VVH Consulting) New research from scientists and economists at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University and Environmental Defense Fund identifies the dramatic future impacts of climate change on the world's fisheries and how fishing reforms are vital to sustaining the global seafood supply. Show More Summary
(Cornell University) A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties to identify more than 1,000 genes driving large-scale adaptation to the environment.
Prior to President Donald Trump taking office, there was a push to require oil and gas companies to inform their investors about the risks of climate change. As governments step up efforts to regulate carbon emissions, the thinking goes,...Show More Summary
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last US election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. Show More Summary