Neglected pastures thrive under solar panels

Neglected pastures thrive under solar panels

Solar panels could increase productivity on pastures that are not irrigated and even water-stressed, a new study finds. The new study published in PLOS One by researchers at Oregon State College finds that grasses and plants flourish in the shade underneath solar...
How wind farms could soak up hurricane rains

How wind farms could soak up hurricane rains

A new study shows that offshore wind turbines could pack a one-two punch against global warming. They not only provide clean carbon-free electricity to combat climate change, they could also lessen the impact of more powerful, damaging hurricanes that warming oceans...
This gel grows and heals by gobbling carbon from the air

This gel grows and heals by gobbling carbon from the air

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last week had a grim warning. Greenhouse gas emissions will have to be cut drastically in the next 12 years if we are to keep global warming to a relatively safe 1.5 degrees Celsius. Technologies to remove...
Wind Farms May Warm Local Land While Fighting Global Warming

Wind Farms May Warm Local Land While Fighting Global Warming

If the US’s entire electricity demand was met by wind energy, it would warm up the average surface temperature across the country by 0.24°C, a study finds. For the same amount of energy generated, the climate impacts of solar farms would be ten times less. Wind power...