Cities can be hot-spots of pollution, with thousands or millions of people, cars, pets, industries, and more contributing to global warming. But they can also be centers of innovation, as bright ideas, available funding, and
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According to El País on sunday, celebraty chef Ferran Adrià is plotting a zero emission premises for his restaurant elBulli on the coast of Catalonia, Spain. The 2010 chef of the decade (nominated by The Restaurant magazine) closed
When huge volcanoes erupt, sending ash miles into the atmosphere and shutting down air travel for entire continents, the world can't help but take notice.
Yet everyday, around the planet, smaller displays of geothermal force take place. Sometimes, it's f
The heat in the upper six miles of the earth's crust contains 50,000 times as much energy as found in all the world's oil and gas reserves combined. Despite this abundance, only 10,700 megawatts of geothermal electricity
It's like that 1965 movie Crack in the World, where drilling for geothermal energy causes all kinds of problems. There are such high hopes for real geothermal power; there is a lot of heat down there that can vaporize water and run turbines.
A new article published in the online journal PLoS ONE takes on the issue of energy sprawl -- namely how much land is required to produce energy from different sources -- under different potential US energy and climate policies in 2030.
That's not some obscure way of saying the deep-drilling geothermal project could make waves--though come to think of it, it'd likely do that too. No, the massive new experiment to harness geothermal energy that's under way north of
Solar power and geothermal power have finally gotten their portion of money allocated in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, to the tune of $467 million. President Obama announced this by touting the usual
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Robert Redford may be opposed to a new green housing development in Napa—and for what it's worth his objections are sound on the siting of the project—but in a recent opinion piece for the Salt Lake Tribune, he makes the
The Earth's crust in Poland is thinner that in other parts of the world thus making it easier to drill the heated water necessary for providing geothermal energy to homes and hot tubs. Geothermal in Poland is becoming a viable alternative to fossil