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Technology Converts Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Scientists are working on a new method for creating carbon-neutral fuel that sounds like science fiction.

California May Require Solar Panels on New Homes
The first such mandate nationwide and the state's latest step to cur…
Turing's Last Paper Inspires a Water Purifier
The insights from Alan Turing's last published paper could offer a n…
Wind Energy's Swift Growth, Explained
Ample evidence supports widespread predictions that the volume of wi…
Researchers Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic

The enzyme could help clean up our polluted oceans and landfills.

What Is Carbon Capture?

This technology might be the only thing standing between the world and devastating climate change.

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10 Teams Compete to Profit Off Waste Carbon Dioxide

Potential solutions range from making concrete to making methanol.

Old Electric Car Batteries Find a New Life in Streetlights

Nissan is looking to reuse batteries from old Leafs by remaking them into new electric streetlights.

Electric Ferries Will Soon Float Down the Fjords

These electric ships might be able to mitigate some of the climate damage caused by the shipping industry.

Ocean Wind Farms Are Becoming Artificial Reefs

Some say it's benefitting local fishermen.

Natural Porta Potties Will Have You Flushing With Sawdust

And they're more pleasant than a horrific blue booth to boot.

Researchers Want to Make Astronaut Food From Poop and Bacteria

The process could be an efficient way to recycle waste during long space missions.

The New Plants That Could Save Us From Climate Change

Breakthrough Prize Winner Joanne Chory is designing plants that could take incredible amounts of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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Wave-Powered Water Pumps Could Become a New Source of Clean Energy

A simple wave energy system to pump water ashore could transform desalination and more.

The Key to Better Solar Panels Could Be Butterfly Wings and Nanoscale Holes

By imitating the microscopic structure of a butterfly wing, a group of researchers designed a more efficient solar cell.

The World's First Negative Emissions Plant Is Now Online

Thanks to new carbon capture tech, one power plant in Iceland is generating power and cleaning the air at the same time.

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Elon Musk Wants to Replace Puerto Rico's Power Grid With Solar

Musk's SolarCity project has already powered several smaller islands.

Scientists Turn CO2 Into Ethanol With the Power of the Sun

Their new system works even in low light, which could be the key to this tech moving outside the lab.

Cyborg Bacteria Could Turn CO2 Into Fuel

With a simple modification, bacteria can be made to absorb carbon dioxide and make acetic acid, which can then be turned into fuel.

The Eclipse Will Majorly Impact California's Solar Power

California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes.

How Solar Windows Could Put Transparent Panels Everywhere

"Solar window" sounds like an oxymoron. Here's how it could actually work.

Google's Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off

The researchers netted a 50 percent reduction in energy loss, taking us one step closer to a future of unlimited clean energy.

Scientists Discover Method to Turn CO2 Into Methane

A new catalyst can turn carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide into methane.

Get Clean Energy For Your Home No Matter Where You Live

A win-win-win scenario for you, your household, and the environment.

The Windows That Are Also Solar Panels

The windows can power small devices while making buildings more efficient.

Freight Farms Builds Farms in Shipping Containers, and NASA Wants to Launch Them to Space

This Boston-based sustainable agriculture company grabbed NASA's attention along with Elon Musk's brother, Kimbal.

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Using Algae as Biofuel

A breakthrough by a group of scientists makes algae a potentially viable source of biofuel.

India Aims for First Ports Powered By All Renewable Energy

200 megawatt renewable energy stations will generate the power the ports need.

Dutch Company Experiments with Using Servers as Water Heaters

Harnessing the excess heat from servers could save both cloud computing customers and homeowner serious cash.