With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

Nicholas Good and Eduardo Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester
Most Of Ancient Methane Doesn’t Escape The Arctic Ocean Depths
Most Of Ancient Methane Doesn’t Escape The Arctic Ocean Depths
by Lindsey Valich-University of Rochester
New research pinpoints a source of methane in the Arctic Ocean—and finds that ancient methane trapped deep below the…
How The Legacy Of Dirty Coal Could Create A Clean Energy Future
How The Legacy Of Dirty Coal Could Create A Clean Energy Future
by Amin Al-Habaibeh, Nottingham Trent University
Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a global level. In fact, it has been estimated…
Australia's Coastal Living Is At Risk From Sea Level Rise
Australia's Coastal Living Is At Risk From Sea Level Rise
by Sean Ulm, James Cook University; et al
With global sea levels expected to rise by up to a metre by 2100 we can learn much from archaeology about how people…
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This Weather Highway Caused An Oddly Melty Arctic Winter
by Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich
New research identifies the cause of unusual warmth in the Arctic in the winter of 2015-16.
People Report The Most Stress About This Climate Worry
People Report The Most Stress About This Climate Worry
by Alexis Blue-University of Arizona
While some people have little anxiety about the Earth’s changing climate, others are experiencing high levels of…
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A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance
by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University
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The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking, YES! Magazine
Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author…
El Niño Causes West Antarctica’s Ice Shelves To Gain Height Yet Lose Mass
El Niño Causes West Antarctica’s Ice Shelves To Gain Height Yet Lose Mass
by Robert McSweeney, CarbonBrief.org
El Niño events are known for bringing floods to South America and contributing to wildfires in Indonesia, but new…
Post-fire Mudslide Problems Aren’t New And Likely To Get Worse
Post-fire Mudslide Problems Aren’t New And Likely To Get Worse
by Lee MacDonald, Colorado State University
Several weeks after a series of wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California, a large winter…
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
by Stephen Miller, Ensia
When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is to restore what’s lost. But…
Because Of Global Warming Bleaching Hits Coral Reefs Faster
Because Of Global Warming Bleaching Hits Coral Reefs Faster
by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Coral reefs have always lived near the edge. Now, thanks to global warming, life there is five times more precarious.
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Wild Gyrations in Winter Temperatures. Why?
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How Climate Change is Fueling Iran’s Political Instability
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Snowpack Near Record Lows Spells Trouble for Western Water Supplies
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Planting Trees To Save The Planet Is Turning Into Big Business
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Here's A Solar Firm That Targets Low-Income Homes Its Rivals Won't
by Chris Martin, Bloomberg
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Weather, Not Weapons of Mass Destruction, Global Experts Warn
Human Existence Threatened More by Extreme Weather, Not Weapons of Mass Destruction, Global Experts Warn
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Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain
Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain
by Matt Simon, Wired Magazine
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Britain Now Generates Twice As Much Electricity From Wind As Coal
by Grant Wilson, University of Sheffield
Just six years ago, more than 40% of Britain’s electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, that figure is just 7%.
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The Future Of Society Depends On Science And Research Being Better Reported
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How Green Bonds Could Help Save The Planet
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How Understanding Regional Rainstorms Will Help The World Manage Climate Change
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Seeking Answers On Climate Change, Scientists Venture Into The Vaults Of The Past
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A Red Alert For The Future Arctic
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