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New hybrid device can both capture and store solar energy

(University of Houston) Researchers have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation to distillation and desalination.

‘Profound Shifts’ Underway in Energy System, Says IEA World Energy Outlook

The world’s CO2 emissions are set to continue rising for decades unless there is greater ambition on climate change, despite the “profound shifts” already underway in the global energy system.That is one of the key messages from the International Energy…

Why quitting the Paris climate deal is a bad idea

The Trump administration has officially notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a landmark international climate change deal reached in 2015. The move is slated to take effect on Nov. 4, 2020. This…

Climategate: Ten Years Later

This month marks the tenth anniversary of “Climategate” – the release of thousands of emails to and from climate scientists who had been (and still are) collaborating and colluding to create a man-made climate crisis that exists in their minds…

Why Carbon Capture Hasn’t Saved Us From Climate Change Yet – FiveThirtyEight

This summer, we asked readers to send us their climate change questions. And they did. We received many, many, many climate change questions. So many, in fact, that we’re doing several different projects around them. You’ve already seen the first…


WILDFIRES: In Calif. wine country: ‘You can’t escape natural disasters’

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Two years ago, after the Tubbs Fire burned perilously close to her house, Jill McCulloch considered moving her family to Vancouver, British Columbia, and out of the brutal fire zone of Northern California.