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Flower Power: Electricity From Plants

XPRIZE | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of photosynthesis to generate at least small amounts of electricity.

Into the Wilderness

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Last night I wrangled a Litquake event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act made great by the writers who joined me and by a smart, ...

Old Rocks Yield New Theory Of Young Earth's Atmosphere

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Today's climate change doesn't hold a candle to the chemical warfare waged on Earth more than 2 billion years ago. Before plants discovered the powe...

Oxygen Nation: Whatever Your Politics, Embrace Your Inner Tree Hugger

Craig Bowron | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Craig Bowron

In any war it's critical to carefully brand your opponent, and in the war over climate change and what to do about it, the "climate deniers" have won the branding battle.

WATCH: What If The Sun Suddenly Vanished?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.03.2013 | Science

It's no exaggeration to say the sun sustains life here on Earth -- it provides not only light and warmth but also the energy that helps keep us suppli...

Tiny Insect Wows Scientists With Weird, Plantlike Ability

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/21/2012 11:44 AM EDT on LiveScience A tiny insect called the pea aphid might be one of the only anim...

Cell Mergers and the Evolution of New Life Forms: Symbiogenesis Rather Than Selection

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.21.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Since all "higher" and large multicellular organisms, including ourselves, are eukaryotes, the formation of the eukaryotic cell is arguably the single most important evolutionary event since the origin of life.

Artists Use Photosynthesis To Make Grass Portraits

Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

Photosynthesis uses light to produce glucose while photography uses light to produce images. Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey bring the two processes to...

The Underground Park You Won't Believe

Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel: an underground park in New York City? But the LowLine is very much in motion. Engineer turned...

New York Students Rap About Photosynthesis (VIDEO)

Posted 04.21.2012 | Home

A recent crop of student-produced videos has turned even the most mundane high school subjects into something we want to sing (and learn) about. The t...

Solar Panels Inspired By Nature

Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Kristy Hessman: Plants and trees make use of the sun's power everyday to create energy through processes like photosynthesis. ...

DK Matai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Solar Energy Breakthrough

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Crandell

This week's discovery -- using solar power to mimic photosynthesis -- could help us use the huge abundance of sun energy in a way that can give power to people everywhere.