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Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
Money

I Tried to Make My Home Energy-Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

People across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.
David Dayen
12.19.17
Impact Water

5 Tips for Not Wasting Water This Summer

Wasting water in 2017 is stupid. Here are some easy but meaningful ways to reduce your water footprint and still manage to beat the heat.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
5.26.17
Voices

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Saving American Democracy

VICE Impact talks to the junior Senator from Rhode Island about money in politics, climate change, and making democracy work for you.
Nick Chedli Carter
5.4.17
banks

How Green Banks Could Save the World

The funding organizations are catching on, and could help both the US economy and the planet.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
Canada

This 1000-Ton Turbine Will Harvest Tidal Energy to Power 500 Homes in Canada

It’s the first tidal array in North America that feeds energy directly into an electrical grid.
Kate Lunau
11.8.16
The Sick Day Issue

This Is How Alternative Energy Works

The move away from fossil fuels seems to be gaining momentum, and a number of creative solutions have emerged.
Haisam Hussein
9.19.16
environment

France Just Banned Plastic Cups and Cutlery

France is thought to be the first country in the world to introduce a ban on disposable cups, plates, knives, and forks in a bid to cut waste.
Daisy Meager
9.14.16
energy

Behold: The World's Largest Battery

In Fairbanks, Alaska, keeping the lights on is a matter of life and death.
Michael Byrne
8.27.16
nasa

NASA Funded 5 Experiments that Could Change How We Fly

The space agency wants to make aviation quiet, economical and environmentally friendly.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.6.16
Sponsored

Solar Impulse 2 Flew Around the World Without A Drop Of Fuel

Solar Impulse 2 proves that the energy of the sun can propel us into the future
Servo Jeffersen
8.4.16
Motherboard Blog

A Family Lineage of Exploration Inspired Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse

A family legacy of exploration and innovation inspired Bertrand Piccard to change the world
Servo Jeffersen
8.4.16
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