Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel
The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
This Solar-Powered, 'Low Tech' Website Goes Offline When It's Cloudy
Low Tech Magazine has completely re-envisioned how websites work in order to create a site that uses very little power.
Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy
A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise
A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar
It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
US Cities are Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry to Stop Irreparable Climate Change Damage
As the Trump administration continues to fawn over the fossil fuel industry rather that job-creating renewable energy, local proponents in New York and California are looking for ways to take up the fight in court.
The GOP Tax Bill Will Screw Over Young Americans in the Long-Term
American youths will have to speak up and come forward this year to fight the effects of the new tax plan down the line.
America Got a D+ Grade for Our Terrible Water Infrastructure
America was put to the test, and unfortunately it’s failing—literally. A new plan suggests the country needs 10 years and $150 billion to fix things.
Washington DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water is Threatened by New Fracking Pipeline
A new pipeline would carry fracked gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia under the Potomac River, a source of drinking water for around 6 million people, and much of the nation's capital.
Hawaii Wants to Eliminate Fossil Fuels from All Public and Private Ground Transportation by 2045
By setting a clear goal to eliminate fossil fuels and tackle climate change head-on, Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell says the island state is sending a signal to the market and to the world that Hawaii is open for business in the best kind of way.