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Soon, “Solar Houses” Will Generate Our Electricity and Grow Our Food

Soon, “Solar Houses” Will Generate Our Electricity and Grow Our Food

motherearth November 7, 2017 Comments Off on Soon, “Solar Houses” Will Generate Our Electricity and Grow Our Food

Greenhouse farming has existed since the 15th century, and the idea of growing plants in an area that could be environmentally controlled can be traced back to the Roman Empire. However, since modern greenhouses

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Chinese Scientists Develop Saltwater Rice That Could Feed Over 200 Million People

Chinese Scientists Develop Saltwater Rice That Could Feed Over 200 Million People

motherearth November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Chinese Scientists Develop Saltwater Rice That Could Feed Over 200 Million People

In a stunning agricultural breakthrough, Chinese researchers have stated that they have developed a system for growing rice in saltwater. It’s a revolutionary breakthrough that could help feed over 200 million people and boost

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Tesla Is Successfully Restoring Power to Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Tesla Is Successfully Restoring Power to Hospitals in Puerto Rico

motherearth October 25, 2017 Comments Off on Tesla Is Successfully Restoring Power to Hospitals in Puerto Rico

The first of Elon Musk’s solar energy-Powerwall projects has successfully restored power to a local hospital in Puerto Rico, according to a tweet from Tesla earlier today. Hospital del Niño, a children’s hospital in San Juan,

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Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America’s Power

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America’s Power

motherearth October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America’s Power

Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of countries, with record-setting solar farms being built all around the world. One even looks like a giant

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The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Just Opened

The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Just Opened

motherearth October 20, 2017 Comments Off on The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Just Opened

Scotland’s new floating wind farm has officially started generating off-shore wind power. The installation could potentially power about 20,000 homes. Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, ceremoniously kicked off the Hywind project, located about 25

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The U.K. Just Installed Its First “Seabin” to Clean Plastic-Polluted Waters

The U.K. Just Installed Its First “Seabin” to Clean Plastic-Polluted Waters

motherearth October 18, 2017 Comments Off on The U.K. Just Installed Its First “Seabin” to Clean Plastic-Polluted Waters

Every year, 8 million metric tons of discarded plastic find their way into Earth’s oceans. In the past, a majority of this debris was organic material, but that has since been replaced primarily by plastic. One technology, the “seabin,”

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The Energy of Tomorrow May Not Be Solar, but Seaweed

The Energy of Tomorrow May Not Be Solar, but Seaweed

motherearth October 17, 2017 Comments Off on The Energy of Tomorrow May Not Be Solar, but Seaweed

The U.S. Department of Energy is investing in a novel source of future renewable energy in the form of seaweed. That’s right — seaweed energy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the DOE is investing nearly $1.5 million

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Paris Officially Says It’s Phasing Out All Non-Electric Cars

Paris Officially Says It’s Phasing Out All Non-Electric Cars

motherearth October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Paris Officially Says It’s Phasing Out All Non-Electric Cars

Soon, drivers will only have the option of using electric cars in Paris as authorities in the French capital have announced plans to remove all gas- and diesel-powered cars by 2030. “This is about

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Tesla Is Shipping Hundreds of Powerwall Batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla Is Shipping Hundreds of Powerwall Batteries to Puerto Rico

motherearth October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Tesla Is Shipping Hundreds of Powerwall Batteries to Puerto Rico

In a continued streak of goodwill during this year’s devastating hurricane season, Tesla has been shipping hundreds of its Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Since the hurricane hit on 20

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New Report Shows Solar Prices Have Already Dropped to 2020 Goals

New Report Shows Solar Prices Have Already Dropped to 2020 Goals

motherearth September 20, 2017 Comments Off on New Report Shows Solar Prices Have Already Dropped to 2020 Goals

Solar power has never been cheaper, making it possible for this once alternative energy to power the future. Turns out the future is arriving ahead of schedule, as a new report from the Department

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