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New Tech Opens Biofuel Spigot

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could...

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Study Shows Human Impact Increasing Global Temps

A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world.  The...

Confirmed – 2016 Hottest Year On Record

Last year was the hottest on record, two federal agencies confirmed Wednesday morning, after months of warning that 2016 would be another chart-buster.  Findings...

Scientists – Human Activity Causing Heat Waves

Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa, East Asia, and Australia in 2015...

Western U.S. Facing Megadrought

Scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Cornell University and NASA provide new insights into the role temperature plays in megadrought risk and how...

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Turning CO2 Into Biofuel

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a...

Electricity From Osmosis

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater,...

Berlin Latest City To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.  The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s...
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