Michael Howland was in his office at MIT, watching real-time data from a wind farm 7,000 miles away in northwest India, when he noticed something odd: Some of the turbines weren't producing the expected amount of electricity.
Corporate investments in climate-tech start-ups are a growing but overlooked aspect of energy innovation. According to a new report from Morgan Edwards, a professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her lead co-author at University of Maryland, these investments should be more fully considered as methods to advance climate technology.
As the world faces increasingly extreme and frequent weather events brought on by climate change – such as droughts, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires – critical civic resources such as food, water, and energy will be impacted. Local and regional planners need to anticipate those impacts and evaluate what measures can be taken to prepare.
Portable photoionization detectors (PIDs) have become an important tool in the management of many contaminated land remediation projects, and the following article will explain the reasons behind their popularity, despite the challenges presented by field work.
Climate change increases the risk of animal-borne (zoonotic) diseases that can spread to humans, whether from birds, bats, pigs, or mosquitoes.
Climate change has severe environmental and human consequences, and it is a big threat to economic stability. A new report examines cutting-edge, integrated research that supports the economic case for strong near-term climate action.
The diet quality of fish across large parts of the world's oceans could decline by up to 10 per cent as climate change impacts an integral part of marine food chains, a major study has found.
Wetlands occupy about 6% of the Earth's surface but store one-third of global soil organic carbon. Increasing evidence shows that climate warming is altering the function and service of wetland ecosystems.
Research published in Environmental Research Letters has shown that methane emissions from urban areas are underestimated by a factor of three to four and that untreated wastewater may be a contributing factor.
Continued warming of the climate would see a rise in the number and spread of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found along parts of the coast of the United States.
Wetlands cover about 6% of the Earth’s surface and yet store one-third of the world’s soil organic carbon. Climate warming is changing the function and service of wetland ecosystems, according to growing evidence.
According to recent research, Arctic Sea ice could soon be a thing of the past during summer. The ice melted at temperatures equivalent to the current temperature 10,000 years ago. This could have an impact on the climate and the ecosystems.
Professor Vincenzo Pecunia of Simon Fraser University guided a team of over 100 internationally recognized researchers in developing a comprehensive “roadmap” to guide international efforts to convert waste energy into clean power.
It was only the beginning of March, but the pollen count Naresh Kumar measured with one of his aerosol samplers came in at more than 1,500 grains per cubic meter of air.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will require severely cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.