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Crowd-Sourced Thermostats, Modular Fusion Reactors, and Other Ideas From ARPA-E Future Energy Pitching Session
Entrepreneurs describe their bold (and sometimes crazy) energy projects
China’s Water Scarcity Aggravated by Shrinking Wetlands
Nearly 9 percent of wetlands were lost in the last decade
Mystery of Earthquake Lights Traced to Electrical Charges in Rocks
Earthquake lights resembling bluish flames or lightning apparently originate from charges in stressed rocks
Global E-Waste Will Jump 33 Percent in the Next Five Years
A new initiative maps where e-waste is generated, with the hopes of influencing policy on disposal
Cars Could Become Flood Predictors
How fast your wipers are moving could offer rainfall data for better forecasting
Satellites to Monitor UN Forest Protection Goals
Keeping carbon in forests will require streamlined satellite monitoring, researchers say
A Low-Water Energy Future Isn’t Necessarily Low-Carbon
MIT takes a crack at solving water energy nexus issues
Climate Monster Found Lurking in Ocean Depths
Analysis of tiny creatures indicates drastically more heat storage in last 60 years
Is Energy Efficiency the Most Popular In-Home Automation?
Depends on how you define automation
Latest IPCC Climate Assessment Reaffirms Previous Findings
Report may err on conservative side but still leaves plenty to worry about
Electronics Waste Programs Ineffective in Most U.S. States
Improvements could come from industry consensus
Personal Comfort Systems Could Slash Office Energy Use by 30 Percent
Forget the sweater, what if office temperatures were tailored to each worker?
A Smart Phone Uses as Much Energy as a Refrigerator?
A new paper explores whether efficiency can outpace the staggering growth in digital gadgets' power demand
World's First Lab-Grown Burger Unveiled and Eaten in London
The US $325,000 "Frankenburger" was funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin
North China Pollution Cuts Life Expectancy by More than Five Years
More than ever, the People's Republic desperately needs clean tech
Project Aims to Make Lake George World’s “Smartest Lake”
Predictive modeling could help save Lake George and other threatened waters
U.S. Climate Plan Covers the Bases
In this particular case, there appears to be no devil in the details
Obama Delivers a Defining Speech on Climate Change
He also delivers a comprehensive plan, but in this case the rhetoric may be more important than the details
The Technologies of Meat
A new book looks at the production, history, ethics, and nutrition of meat to answer the question: Should we eat it?
China Launches Pilot Carbon Emissions Trading System
With its usual talent for copying the most successful, China is starting small