Author: Jen MacCormack

Would You Lease a Hydrogen Car?

Riversimple has a production prototype for a mass-marketable hydrogen-powered car, and an unconventional plan for how people will use it. The company is hoping to have the vehicles come to market by 2018, but real-world prototype testing is already underway… Read More
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Major American Air Carrier Tests Biofuel Alternative

United Airlines has taken the first step towards building a biofuel-powered fleet. New biofuel blends are being tested on short-run flights in hopes that they’ll prove to be a valuable tool to cutting airline carbon emissions worldwide. United Airlines is… Read More
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Pollen Batteries: Nothing To Sneeze At

A group out of Purdue University is working towards making battery anodes out of renewable, easy-to-source pollen. Talk about green energy! Energy storage is a hot topic. As great as renewable energies are, unless there’s a good way to store… Read More

New Water Collection Method Inspired By Bugs

Harvard researchers are perfecting methods to collect water from the air via dropwise condensation so that not one precious drop gets away from us. Water is critical to life on Earth, and is in increasingly short supply as demand rises.… Read More
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Portland Gets on Board With Tall Wood Construction

Portland, Oregon, is getting a new 12-story building with an innovative award-winning design – and it’s going to be built with wood. The Framework building, planned for Portland’s Pearl District, will be a mixed-use retail, office and residential space, and… Read More
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Record-Breaking Milestone For American Wind Power

Wind power has hit an important milestone in America, with 980 working wind installations generating 70 gigawatts of renewable electricity. Solar power gets a lot of attention because it’s so much more visible to many of us, quietly working away… Read More
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More Offshore Wind Power For Atlantic Canada

A new proposal by Canadian renewable energy company Beothuk Energy would see a new 1GW wind farm built 20km off the blustery Nova Scotia coast. The electricity generated by the offshore project would be exported to the United States via… Read More
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California Wind Farms Swap Out Turbines To Save Birds

Wind power companies operating in the Altamont region of California are reducing the environmental impact of their older turbines, which are a threat to several protected bird species. The Altamont pass, in the mountains east of San Francisco, is home… Read More

“Eternal Flashlight” Powered By Body Heat

A New York-based engineer has designed a small flashlight that runs entirely on the heat of the human body and requires no batteries or charging of any kind. The Lumen flashlight is the design of engineer Rost Zhuravskiy, who primarily… Read More