Electric cars absolutely do produce less CO2 than gas guzzlers, a new study has confirmed - countering claims that carbon emissions from the manufacture of electric cars and the production of electricity outweighed the savings on the road.
Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transistor-style structure to instantly produce a surprisingly high voltage from water drops - a single drop can muster 140V, or enough power to briefly light up 100 small LED bulbs.
A tiny South Pacific nation of Niue is the first country to be formally accredited as an International Dark Sky Place. Dark Sky Places are spaces recognized for the lighting policies that keep the night-time environment naturally dark.
Luxembourg has become the first country in the world to make public transportation free. The European country made the move to reduce car traffic, as cars account for nearly half of travel for work, and 71% of travel for leisure.
This legislation would help protect the state’s water resources, helping keep the limited freshwater supplies in the state. It would ban the extraction of local water supplies in plastic bottles shipped out of watersheds and around the country.
The UK’s move towards renewable energy generation has helped drive a faster rate of decarbonisation over the last decade than anywhere else in the world.
US researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burnt.
A completely passive solar-powered desalination system could provide more than 5,5 liters of fresh drinking water per hour. Such systems could potentially serve off-grid arid coastal areas to provide an efficient, low-cost water source.
A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. These “anti-solar” cells could revolutionize renewable energy and make it far more proficient.
Microsoft CEO announced recently that not only does the company plan to be carbon negative by 2030, but if it succeeds, the move will effectively cancel out its lifetime CO2 emissions by 2050.
Big moves to ban plastic are big news – and I dare say, "radical." It's not easy bucking big oil and the plastic industry, nor is it easy to convince consumers to give up the convenience of disposables.