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A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy identifies geothermal energy — in which heat from beneath the Earth’s surface is used to generate electricity — as an underdeveloped source of power. The report, titled GeoVision, found that there’s “enormous...
If you visited Amsterdam in the last couple of years, you were most likely (89% to be exact) one of these two types of tourists. The first type is the tourist, who went there with one, maximum two ideas in...
Ecuador's Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies' entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration activities. After two weeks of deliberations, a criminal court in Puyo, central Ecuador, accepted a...
A team of scientists has written to the Committee of Climate Change warning that if the UK’s 31.5 million cars are replaced by electric vehicles by 2050, as is currently planned by the Government, this will require almost twice...
It's not the first time. In the late-1990s, agriculture company Monsanto began developing wheat genetically modified to resist the company’s Roundup weed killer. Monsanto ended the project in 2004, and to this day, no one is allowed to sell genetically modified...
The Canadian government has announced it will ban single-use plastics as soon as 2021. According to the CBC‘s government source, things like straws, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are on the lengthy list of items that will be...
Currently, more than 272 million metric tons of plastic are produced each year around the globe, with one-quarter of that made up of PET. To help to solve this big problem,  IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a...
One of the last things Stephen Hawking told us was that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity” We are not there (yet), but we already live...
After saving the earth a few times on the big screen, Robert is now taking real action. “Iron Man” spoke at this year’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas — an event hosted by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — about how...
  Hungary is planning to create a green-powered town with jobs and housing for thousands on a barren strip of Danube flood plain. German property investment company FAKT invested $1.1 billion in the 1.27 square mile horticultural and infrastructure project that...