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Clean Tech Soaring: An Interview with Solar Impulse Co-founder Bertrand Piccard

The Verb | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
The Verb

"We need to embrace clean technologies, not because they are eco-logical, but because they are logical" In early March 2015, a new kind of plane took ...

Solar Plane Lands In Spain After Historic Atlantic Crossing

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) -- An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight...

Millennials Paving The Way: Paige Kassalen Is Inspiring Women In STEM

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Yasamin Beitollahi

This is the fifth post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today's brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to b...

A majestic solar dragonfly landed in San Francisco - Is this the future?

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Marco Morosini

Having hovered silently over the bay of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday night, a majestic dragonfly 72 meters wide has settled dow...

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, new efforts to contain...

Plane Flies Across The Pacific Using Only Solar Power

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green

A solar-powered plane has completed a three-day nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean without a single drop of fuel, marking a major milestone for i...

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

André Borschberg | Posted 04.08.2017 | Impact
André Borschberg

There is a well-known Chinese proverb that states: In every crisis, there is opportunity. But as many leaders know, in the middle of a disaster it feels impossible to think beyond the challenge at-hand.

Innovation Toward a Better Quality Life

André Borschberg | Posted 03.09.2017 | Impact
André Borschberg

As leaders we must ask ourselves, with the pace of technology and information growing exponentially, have we considered the implications for humanity? And if knowledge has doubled every 11 hours, will our sense of responsibility keep up?

'Green News Report' - July 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Record settlement in BP's oil disaster in the Gulf of ...

Revolutionary Airplane Crosses The Ocean Without A Drop Of Fuel

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology

A solar-powered, single-pilot airplane just made aviation (and renewable energy) history, completing the 4,000-mile journey from Japan to Hawaii witho...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ Go...

Sunlight-Powered Airplane Is About To Make History

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green

Aviation history is in the making -- no fossil fuels necessary. Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary airplane powered exclusively by sunlight, is abo...

Solar Impulse -- the Future Is No Longer What It Used to be

Marco Morosini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Marco Morosini

Some icons outlive their origins. A new icon surges these days: the silhouette of Solar Impulse, the immense and majestic aircraft on its way for the first round-the-world solar tour in twelve legs.

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first rul...

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

Solar-Powered Plane Close To Completing Historic Journey

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

(Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey ac...

Solar Plane Touches Down In St. Louis Despite Stormy Weather

Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

From Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer: A solar-powered airplane is poised to complete its longest flight yet — from Dallas to St. Louis — ...

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

WATCH: 100% Solar-Powered Plane Aims To Fly Around The World

Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

A 100% solar-powered airplane aims to be the first in history to fly around the world. In the above segment for CBS’ "60 Minutes", Bertrand Picca...

Solar Technologies: Breathtaking and Practical

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every hour the sun bathes Earth with as much energy as all human civilization uses in an entire year. Let me tell you about some spectacular and pragmatic solar technologies helping to reduce our global carbon footprint.

Solar Plane Preparing For New Record-Breaking Flight

Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

By InnovationNewsDaily Staff: A solar-powered plane that has shattered three world records plans to go the distance again this year. The pilots o...

Solar-Powered Plane To Make First Trans-Mediterranean Flight (VIDEO)

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.04.2011 | Travel

A team of Swiss engineers have announced their plan to fly the world's most advanced solar-powered airplane across the Mediterranean in 2012, then aro...

WATCH: Solar Impulse Makes 1st International Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

The Solar Impulse took its first international flight on Friday from Switzerland to Belgium, the Associated Press reports. The flight is a first fo...

PHOTOS: Solar Impulse Gets Ready For First International Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.28.2011 | Travel

The team behind Solar Impulse plans to take the plane on its first international flight next month, leaving from Brussels on May 2, the Associated Pre...

Solar Impulse: First Solar Plane Completes Runway Test (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Solar Impulse, an aircraft with ambitions of being the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, recently completed its first runway test...