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Scientists get to the bottom of why some sheep emit more methane (a.k.a. fart more) than others. (Don't giggle, it's an important question.)
Imagine a future in which airliners run on cornstalks and Navy ships ply the oceans on tanks of switchgrass. That day may at last be inching closer.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web
Power droughtage: The United States is currently in the throes of its worst drought in over 60 years, but unless you’re a farmer, you may not be too distressed by the big dry. Until now: without water to cool off power... read more >
Energy Secretary Steven Chu was in Hawaii on Sunday, holding forth on energy efficiency and appliance standards before President Obama and the leaders of China, Japan, and 18 other Pacific Rim countries. On Thursday, Chu... read more >
The Navy may be the single best economic catalyst to advance clean energy technology, and NRDC's business affiliate E2 wants to support its efforts.
A 16-minute video about energy efficiency may not be for everyone (heavy sigh), but that's not going to stop me from posting this one. It's not every day, after all, that you have the head of the Department of Energy, Dr.... read more >
The popular government loan program for home energy retrofits is still at a standstill. But millions in funding from the Energy Department will keep other home energy-efficiency projects in motion nationwide. "Property... read more >
Ten million dollars for a lightbulb? That’s what the government is willing to pay to find something cheaper and better for your desk lamp.
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that for the first time it had ordered a company to stop distibuting products that failed to meet federal minimum conservation standards."This action is designed to send a... read more >
The coolest thing about your next air conditioner may be how much money you save on your summer electric bills.