The clean energy breakthroughs that Silicon Valley billionaires are betting on
November 30, 2015, 4 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other billionaires have announced a new private coalition to help fund development of nascent sustainable technologies.
Michael Bloomberg gifts Sierra Club $30M to fund anti-coal efforts
April 8, 2015, 11:28 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Billionaire philanthropist and former mayor says he's 'doubling down' on efforts to reduce carbon emissions and to replace half the nation's coal with clean energy by 2017.
Super-efficient solar power system sets record
December 16, 2014, 12:11 p.m. by Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
By building the system with commercially available materials, researchers kept costs down and showed how the system could be produced outside of a lab.
Transparent solar windows generate energy without obstructing the view
December 9, 2014, 8:51 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers have developed solar concentrators that can be placed on windows or cellphone screens.
SolarCity launches MySolar loan program for lease-shy homeowners
October 10, 2014, 11:11 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Homeowners with top-notch credit in California, Arizona, New Jersey and 5 other states will be eligible for direct loans from Lyndon Rive's PV-installing behemoth.
Super-futuristic Hong Kong skyscraper is topped with rice paddy
August 19, 2014, 2:57 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Uncle Ben meets 'Blade Runner' in this wild vertical farming concept that also incorporates aquaculture, wind energy and 'algae facades.'
Wash your whites in this human-sized hamster wheel
August 15, 2014, 6:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Simultaneously burn calories, cut back on your utility bills and do the laundry with a conceptual washing machine-treadmill hybrid dubbed Wheel.
A British supermarket that's powered by its own garbage
July 23, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Through a pioneering waste-to-energy scheme, the spoiled stock at a Sainsbury's superstore will be used to keep the lights on and the refrigerated cases humming.
Spring rewind 2014: 15 singular stories worth revisiting
June 20, 2014, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
From pistachio shell-powered eco-cities to tiny houses on the moon, this spring certainly wasn't short on starry-eyed intrigue and bold ambition.
Iowa boy builds tiny house in his backyard
30 minutes of doing just about anything will extend your life. (That includes you, boomers)
Farmers' Almanac warns of brutal winter
This WWII vet loves to walk, but he can't go far
Triton the lion becomes a big kitten when soccer ball comes out
It all started when the cat began acting 'weird' …