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New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

Solar power’s greatest drawback has always been that it is intermittent and, even in the sunniest climes, peak electricity demand is frequently in the evening when the Sun is going down. The engineering challenge has been to design a system in which enough of the Sun’s heat can be stored to produce full power continuously even on cloudy days – and… Read More

Building Bike Commuters, One Bike Lane at a Time

Building Bike Commuters, One Bike Lane at a Time

A bike, of course, offers a way to get exercise, reduce your carbon footprint or just have fun. But biking activity, in large part, is driven by the pedaling opportunities available in your community. And just about no matter where you are in the United States, the opportunities available aren't going to change much in the near future, according to… Read More

Tech Giant Apple Details Its Progress on Climate Targets

Tech Giant Apple Details Its Progress on Climate Targets

Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth Day. The technology company, publishing a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook on its green initiatives and updated environment web pages, claimed that 94 percent of its corporate facilities and 100 percent of its … Read More

Fracking Company Considers Revealing Secret Chemicals

Fracking Company Considers Revealing Secret Chemicals

One of the biggest criticisms of the oil and gas industry’s practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is that energy companies refuse to disclose some of the chemicals they use if they’re considered trade secrets. That's about to change.… Read More

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Emissions of greenhouse gases grew at a faster rate over the decade from 2000 to 2010 than they did over the previous three decades, reaching the highest levels in human history, despite efforts to limit them, according to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Sunday. This final… Read More

Heidi Cullen Talks IPCC on Face the Nation

Heidi Cullen Talks IPCC on Face the Nation

On Sunday, Climate Central's chief climatologist was on Face the Nation to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on climate change impacts as well as her role in advising the new Showtime Series "Years of Living Dangerously." Climate change is already having an impact around the globe, and the signs of it are only li… Read More

Climate Central’s Heidi Cullen on Face the Nation

Climate Central’s Heidi Cullen on Face the Nation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the second part of its latest assessment report this past Sunday. The report contained a clear message that climate change is already having tangible impacts around the globe and managing the risks it poses are of utmost importance. Those impacts are likely to grow more pronounced if greenhouse… Read More

IPCC Says Climate Change is Here, World Needs to Adapt

IPCC Says Climate Change is Here, World Needs to Adapt

The overall warming of the planet has had a clear impact on Earth’s natural systems and human society and will pose increased – and potentially disastrous – risks in the future if the world does not make a more concerted effort to adapt and try to prevent the worst possible outcomes. That’s the continued message from the Intergovernmental Panel on… Read More