The Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue has placed environmental protection and conservation on the top of its priority list in preparations for the Olympics. Whatever can be recycled and reused, is, including horse waste.
In a survey of the northern Basin and Range province of the western United States, geochemists Mack Kennedy of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Matthijs van Soest of Arizona State University have discovered a new tool for identifying potential geothermal energy resources.
A mirror alignment measurement device, invented by Rich Diver, a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, may soon make one of the most popular solar collector systems, parabolic troughs, more affordable and energy efficient.
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Mark Ivey and Bernie Zak are members of a research team from around the world whose work on the cold tundra in northern Alaska is helping to transform scientists' understanding of what the future may hold for Earth's climate.
A new wind turbine blade design that researchers at Sandia National Laboratories developed in partnership with Knight and Carver of San Diego promises to be more efficient than current designs. It should significantly reduce the cost-of-energy (COE) of wind turbines at low-wind-speed sites.
When someone mentions a mobile home or "house trailer," the image usually doesn't make others green with envy. Mobile homes haven't earned recognition for long-term quality, environmental friendliness or return on value.
The University of California, San Diego has become the first campus on the West Coast to join the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), North America’s only voluntary, legally binding trading system to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. UC San Diego is only the seventh university in the nation to join the climate exchange.
A Duke University-led analysis of available records shows that while the North Atlantic Ocean’s surface waters warmed in the 50 years between 1950 and 2000, the change was not uniform. In fact, the subpolar regions cooled at the same time that subtropical and tropical waters warmed.
Biofuels reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in comparison to fossil fuels. In the Jan. 4 issue of the journal Science, Smithsonian researchers highlight a new study that factors in environmental costs of biofuel production.
A Stanford scientist has spelled out for the first time the direct links between increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increases in human mortality, using a state-of-the-art computer model of the atmosphere that incorporates scores of physical and chemical environmental processes.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of China Solar Energy Industry Research and Forecast, 2008-2010 to their offering.
The amount of wind energy connected to the electricity grid on the island of Ireland is set to breach the 1,000MW threshold by the end of this year.
Following the fourth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a gathering of representatives from over 180 countries at this month’s UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the Dow Chemical Company today unveiled its solutions-based approach for addressing the twin challenges of energy and climate change.
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method for producing next-generation biofuels by genetically modifying Escherichia coli bacteria to be an efficient biofuel synthesizer. The method could lead to mass production of these biofuels.
Millennium Cell Inc. and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies announced today the completion of a pre-production version of the HydroPak™ portable power generator that incorporates a unique water-activated cartridge syst...