Simple, solar-powered water desalination
Green Energy

Simple, solar-powered water desalination

A completely passive solar-powered desalination system developed by researchers at MIT and in China could provide more than 1.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per hour for every square meter of solar collecting area. Such systems could potentially serve off-grid arid coastal areas to provide an efficient, low-cost water source. The system uses multiple layers…

Bumblebees are dying across North America and Europe as the climate warms, scientists say
Nature & Science

Bumblebees are dying across North America and Europe as the climate warms, scientists say

Bumblebee populations in North America and Europe have plummeted as a result of extreme temperatures, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. © Ulrich Perrey/picture-alliance/dpa/AP A bumblebee flies in search of nectar over a flowering basil plant. The number of areas populated by bumblebees has fallen 46 percent in North America and…

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding
Renewable Energy

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding

Photo: GettyThe Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) is holding onto nearly $1 billion of funds allotted for a clean energy program research and development program, congressional Democrats said at a hearing on Wednesday.Standing before the House Science and Space Committee’s oversight panel, the committee’s chairman Democratic Representative Bill Foster of Illinois, said the DOE’s…