For more on the military's use of alternate energies, see A Less Well-Oiled War Machine
New Mapping Tools Show Just How Bad China's Air Pollution Really Is
But will all this data have any impact on policy?
New Study Finds Feedback Loop Between Air Travel and Climate Change
Increased jet stream winds from warming climate could lengthen flights, causing more climate-warming emissions
Wind Turbines Power Liquid-Air Energy Storage
Can a novel design for wind energy with storage scale up?
Project Will Make Clothes Cool So You Don't Need the AC
Why cool an entire building when you can just cool the people in it?
The Forgotten History of How Bird Poop Cripples Power Lines
Excreting eagles nearly made a failure out of the most technologically advanced power line of its time. Animal incursions are still a problem, but there's a standard for that
Electricity Use Could Soar as Global Middle Class Embraces Air Conditioning
As incomes rise, so does the demand for cooling. Can developing world grids handle it?
The Promise of Precision Agriculture in Drought-Ridden California
What will it take to unlock high-tech farming?
Missed Deadline for Carbon Reduction Promises Could Have Consequences
Without enough commitments Paris climate conference could face trouble
Censors Take On China's Silent Spring Moment
Chinese journalist Chai Jing's viral doc—a damning indictment of toothless environmental enforcement -- was taken down by Chinese government censors
Hoovering Up CO2 with CCS-equipped Biomass Power Plants
Detailed modelling shows that biomass power plants equipped to capture their CO2 emissions can render Western North America's grid carbon-negative by 2050
U.S. Electricity Demand Flat Since 2007
It could creep back up as standards are relaxed in some states
World’s Biggest Dump Truck Goes Electric
With four 1200-kW engines, it's more efficient and can carry a larger payload than ever before
Obama and Xi Breathe New Qi into Global Climate Talks
Historic U.S.-China accord addressing climate change aims to deliver on existing domestic initiatives, and doing so has global implications
How to Turn Tires Into Batteries for Electric Cars
A new method converts scrap tire rubber into porous carbon that works better than graphite as a Li-ion battery anode
GPS Network Weighs Drought in the U.S. West
240 gigatons of water lost, according to new measurement tech
MIT Researchers Turn Used Car Batteries into Solar Cells
Lead acid battery electrodes are chemically converted into perovskite solar cells with good efficiency
NASA Launches Carbon-Tracking Satellite
The satellite will provide better intelligence on natural sources and sinks for CO2
EPA Set to Unveil Climate Proposal for Existing Power Plants
Energy efficiency could be key to meeting new regulations
U.S. Climate Report Predicts Growing Problems for Energy Sector
Study says climate change is already affecting the power grid, and problems will likely get worse
Google Earth Engine Brings Big Data to Environmental Activism
A new forest-mapping tool relies on unprecedented data crunching