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Innovative Seaside Power Plant Runs Hot and Cold

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green

The latest idea to emerge from Hawaii's pioneering alternative energy scene is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), a process that produces electricity by using the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface waters of tropical areas and the much colder deep water below.

The Volkswagen Scandal: We Have Been Here Before

Carl Pope | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Now, with clean diesel exposed as an oxymoron, VW has an enormous challenge - how to catch up with arch rivals like Toyota which led on hybrids and electrification, while incurring potential enormous fines and a savaged brand value.

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

Power Up

Joseph Lake | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph Lake

The American business community is waking up to something their Chinese counterparts have known for some time: Fast economic growth in Africa will bring high rewards to those who invest there early.

The Dam

John Feffer | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

It says a lot about Hungary in the 1980s that the movement that represented the biggest challenge to the Communist authorities was an environmental one.

Energy On-Demand: The Challenges for Sustainable Energy

Jason Haraldsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Jason Haraldsen

Since our energy demands are ever increasing, it is unlikely that current alternative energy sources are going to take over as a majority, and that is the problem. That is the energy crisis.

Afghanistan and Cold Winters in Tajikistan

Joe Schottenfeld | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Joe Schottenfeld

One of the most viable routes to solving Tajikistan's ongoing power problem may now run through--or falter in--Afghanistan.

How This Gloomy Norwegian Town 'Stole' the Sun

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Rjukan lies at the bottom of a narrow east-west valley called the Vestfjord, and the view south is dominated by an imposing mile-high peak, Gaustatoppen. From September 28 to March 12 every year, the Norwegian sun sinks so low in the sky that Rjukan lies in perpetual shadow.

Next 40 Years Will Not Be as Easy

Richard Ha | Posted 01.27.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Nate Hagens, who is a well-known authority on global resource depletion, dropped by the farm yesterday. Nate used to work on Wall Street as a vice pr...

Video: After The Storm

Richard Ha | Posted 03.02.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

What a storm! The house shook with intense thunder and lightning last night. This morning, an eleven-mile stretch of Highway 19 was closed, 20 mile...

'La La La La La' Anyone?

Richard Ha | Posted 02.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Farmers and other Ag and business people on the Big Island are in disbelief - to put it mildly - that Mayor Kenoi signed Bill 113, the anti-GMO bill, last week, without first putting together a group to research the science and investigate the serious, unintended consequences we know will result.

A Journey Into the Past

Richard Ha | Posted 02.08.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Though on the one hand we are using our property at the farm in a modern way, as in with the hydroelectric system, on the other hand, we are looking back at how the land was used in the past.

Arianna Huffington & Pierre Omidyar Visit the Farm

Richard Ha | Posted 12.23.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

We had a great visit to the farm earlier this month from a couple very interesting people.

The Resurgence Of Hydroelectric Power?

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On a typical summer weekend, hundreds of boats glide across the shimmering surface of Iowa's Lake Red Rock, the state's larg...

We Don't Negotiate Life: The Defense of Indigenous Lands and Waters in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field September 9, 2013 At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, mineral...


Beverly Bell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series. On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders...

Myanmar To Proceed With Controversial Dam, Reports Say

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

YANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar has decided to go ahead with construction of a major dam along its main river despite opposition from ethnic minorities and...

Xcel Acquitted In 5 Worker Deaths During Plant Fire

Reuters | By Robert Boczkiewicz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Reuters) - Public utility Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL.N) and a subsidiary were acquitted on Tuesday of criminal charges stemming from a fire tha...

A Chance to Right a Wrong: The Seneca Nation of Indians and the Kinzua Dam

David Kimelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kimelberg

A mere 46 years ago, the federal government orchestrated a series of events, , which included the forcible relocation of Native Americans. The U.S. government now has a chance to at least partially right these wrongs.

Eco Etiquette: Should I Delete My Facebook Account?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

What does all this photo-sharing and status-updating mean for the environment? Well, a lot of energy use, for one.

Part V: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though Dilma Rousseff's eventual victory will cheer Brazil's social movements, may have negative consequences for the environment.

The Solar 'Katrina' Storm That Could Take Our Power Grid Out For Years

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lawrence E. Joseph

John Kappenman is determined to save civilization from the mother of all blackouts. If he fails, we may well suffer on a scale that makes even World Wars seem trivial in comparison.

Big Hydro Falls Behind

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The fact that wind is now a bigger and more dynamic industry than hydro means that the new renewables industries will increasingly have more economic and political clout.

Green News Report -- March 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

Green News Report -- March 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...