Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises “You have been negotiating all my life”, cried out 21-year-old Anjali Appadurai from the lectern of a UN...
Despite a recent coal development denial, Australia has been cutting funding for clean energy and been pushing ahead with new coal mines. This is setting back renewables and will likely make the country's emissions rise.
The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a new comprehensive analysis of global glacier changes in the Journal of Glaciology. In this study, observations of the first decade of the 21st century (2001-2010) were compared to all available earlier data from in-situ, air-borne, and satellite-borne observations as well as to reconstructions from pictorial and written sources.
After debuting the world’s first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone.
In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report that their patent-pending design—which combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device—now achieves a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.
The 20 percent comes from sunlight, which is captured by a unique solar panel on top of the battery, explained Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State. The solar panel is now a solid sheet, rather than a mesh as in the previous design. Another key difference comes from the use of a water-based electrolyte inside the battery.
Because water circulates inside it, the new design belongs to an emerging class of batteries called aqueous flow batteries.
“The truly important innovation here is that we’ve successfully demonstrated aqueous flow inside our solar battery,” Wu said. As such, it is the first aqueous flow battery with solar capability. Or, as Wu and his team have dubbed it, the first “aqueous solar flow battery.”
“It’s also totally compatible with current battery technology, very easy to integrate with existing technology, environmentally friendly and easy to maintain,” he added.
Researchers around the world are working to develop aqueous flow batteries because they could theoretically provide affordable power grid-level energy storage someday.
Cameron Clyne says he doesn’t think anyone has ‘grasped quite how revolutionary’ the emergence of renewable energy will be Australia’s political leaders are “wilfully blind” to the challenge of climate change, with the country at risk from an...
A second American allegedly killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago. Wildlife authorities in the southern African nation named Jan Casmir Sieski of Pennsylvania as a suspect in an illegal lion hunt, CBS News reported Sunday.
Trade partnership between the EU and US could remove barriers facing the green energy sector, but experts warn of potential dangers In July the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) came a step closer to reality.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has produced new figures showing how the world’s top economies are still paying trillions in fossil fuel subsidies - much higher than previously believed - while some are slashing renewables support.
And energy consultant says carbon dioxide emissions rose 0.4% in year to 31 July, which is about 80% of Australia’s electricity consumption Australia’s emissions from electricity generation had their largest recorded leap in more than a decade in...
Federal lobby disclosure forms from big food and biotechnology companies, and their trade groups opposed to mandatory GMO labeling reveal a surge in lobbying expenditures during the first half of 2015, according to a new analysis by EWG.
Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said Monday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides.
Beloved animal expert Jack Hanna, emeritus director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, called for the Walter Palmer to be punished for killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, and noted that Americans had been jailed for less severe poaching crimes.
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.
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