How keeping cool is making us hot

Cold temperatures are essential to modern life. The cold is central to how we eat, breathe and use medicine. But cooling causes four times more emissions than all of the aviation on Earth. As the planet warms with climate change,

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One of the largest coal companies in the united states just filed for bankruptcy

Arch Coal, one of the United States’ largest coal companies, filed for bankruptcy in the hopes of eliminating more than $4.5 billion in long-term debt, according to a press release issued by the company. The news comes as several of

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A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players’ footfall to keep the lights on

Africa is already waking up to the possibilities that renewable energy provides, the African Union has pledged a $20 billion investment over the next decade. In East Africa, pay-as-you-go solar energy services are already proving a mainstream success. In West

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Air pollution for kids

Cutting of trees is one of the major reasons of air pollution. Air also gets polluted due to the smoke released by many factories and industries. Burning of wood and fossil fuels is another reason of air pollution. Also, vehicles

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Clean energy investment

Renewables just finished another record-breaking year, with more money invested ($329 billion) and more capacity added (121 gigawatts) than ever before, according to new data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Oil, coal and natural

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Solar and wind just did the unthinkable in 2015

The sun and the wind continue to defy gravity. Renewables just finished another record-breaking year, with more money invested ($329 billion) and more capacity added (121 gigawatts) than ever before, according to new data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Climate change could cause power blackouts worldwide

The record heat waves and devastating droughts that accompany climate change could also hurt the world’s electricity production, according to a new study. As temperatures warm and drought periods grow longer and more severe over the next 50 years, the

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Governor declares emergency over Los Angeles gas leak

Natural gas has been spewing into the air in the Porter Ranch neighborhood here since late October, sickening residents, prompting thousands to evacuate their homes and pouring greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. Gov. Jerry Brown, faced with mounting public anger

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How do solar panels work?

The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how

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UK wind generation sets new records

Official data from National Grid shows that generation from renewable energy in the UK has continued to grow and could overtake levels of nuclear generation in 2016. While electricity generation from conventional and nuclear power plants still dominate in the

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