The scientists adapted a solar panel that not only generated power, but used some of the heat energy to distill and purify sea water. The idea could make a major difference in sunny climates with limited water supplies.
The ban is part of a nationwide effort to curb plastic pollution, which has overwhelmed the tiny country in recent years. Vanuatu's is believed to be the first such ban on disposable diapers anywhere in the world.
A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April 2019 than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel.
The world’s governments urgently need to bear down on heating and transportation, where most of the energy is being consumed. Energy systems need to be rapidly electrified and integrated.
Hornsea One officially commenced operations this month. The project is the first in the world with a capacity of over 1GW, double the size of the current world’s largest.
Last month Philippines ordered Canada to take back 69 shipping containers filled with Canadian trash. And now Malaysia has announced that it will be shipping out 450 metric tonnes of plastic trash to its countries of origins.
The new law called the "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act," it is seen as a valuable opportunity for young people to take action against climate change and hopes to fix deforestation in Philippines.
Chemists have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. Green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess carbon dioxide to store solar energy.
Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. The ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell is being developed to help solve the world energy crisis.
The technology, which is the first of its kind in the world, purifies the air through the photosynthesis of microscopic plants, removing greenhouse gases from the environment whilst generating breathable oxygen.
Big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The laws apply to nearly all large buildings, but they will have an outsized impact on commercial construction because they have the highest emissions.
Adidas Futurecraft Loop performance running shoes can be returned to Adidas, where they will be ground up to make more shoes, again and again. The company is aiming to be using only recycled polyester in all of their products by 2024.
Architecture firm has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels.