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The Paris Climate Agreement Just Passed A Major Milestone

Good news, Earthlings: The Paris climate agreement had passed a critical milestone toward adoption. At a UN General Assembly meeting in New York this morning, 31 nations officially signed onto the accord, making it very likely that the deal will enter legal force this year.


Trump's Environmental Policy: You're Fired, Earth

Trump never was much for the environment. The man who calls global warming a Chinese hoax and questions the existence of California’s drought has made it clear that he has better things to do than worry about his Florida properties going underwater. But today, we got a little more insight into the environment nightmare that awaits us should this toupeed corndog assume the Oval Office next year. And it’s terrifying.


Researchers Turned Fish Scales Into A Renewable Power Source

We eat fish and throw away the scales. But now researchers have figured out a reason those fish scales might be worth saving.


Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel — and it does so using only sunlight for energy.


The EPA Has Finally Realised Jet Exhaust Is Bad For The Planet

In a landmark revelation that’s about 20 years late, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally declared that greenhouse gas emissions from jet engines endanger the health of humans and the environment by contributing to climate change.


Australian Breakthrough: Harvesting Renewable Energy From Mobile Base Stations

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries, including health and agriculture.


This 'Hourglass' Liquid Battery Runs On Gravity

Scientists at MIT have designed an ingenious new concept for a battery that operates on the same fundamental principal as an hourglass — it relies on gravity to generate energy. They described the device in a recent paper for Energy and Environmental Science.


The LA Gas Leak Was So Bad You Could See It From Space

The natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon earlier this year was already one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Several months later, however, it has now gained the additional distinction of being the first industrial methane point-source visible from outer space.


Tesla Is About To Buy SolarCity, Another High-Tech Musk Company

Elon Musk is on the brink of acquiring the the next critical component in a solar-electric transportation future. Tesla Motors just made an offer to buy SolarCity, one of the largest solar providers in the US — a company not coincidentally founded by Musk’s cousins, which Musk holds a large stake in already.


Report: America's Largest Coal Company Has Been Bankrolling Climate Denial

In a revelation that shouldn’t surprise anybody, Peabody Energy, the United States’ largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.


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