Jeff Bezos’ $10 Billion Donation Isn’t Enough to Undo Amazon’s Environmental Damage
Environmental News

Jeff Bezos’ $10 Billion Donation Isn’t Enough to Undo Amazon’s Environmental Damage

Jeff Bezos’ climate change outfit will receive $10 billion to start with. Amazon is a bigger polluter than Norway, Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland. Its too soon for Amazon employees to claim victory though. In the past 12 months they have pushed for the tech giant’s climate change inaction to end. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO’s announcement that…

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change
Nature & Science

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet’s heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which grow throughout the sunlit surface oceans and absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, are a key player. To help stem escalating carbon dioxide emissions…

New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’
Renewable Energy

New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Graphic image of a thin film of protein nanowires generating electricity from atmospheric humidity. UMass Amherst researchers say the device can literally make electricity out of thin air. Credit: UMass Amherst/Yao and Lovley labs Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture…

Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, but nearly half of states vowed to uphold it anyway. Here’s what they’re doing.
Renewable Energy

Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, but nearly half of states vowed to uphold it anyway. Here’s what they’re doing.

Wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Since taking office, President Trump has initiated a number of rollbacks against Obama-era climate policies, including pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. But states are standing up against him: 24 states and Puerto Rico have joined the…