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Breakthrough could mean sharply lower energy use in making plastics.


A new technology could dramatically reduce the costs and carbon emissions from plastics manufacturing by eliminating the need for large amounts of heat used in [...]

GE wants to bring more life to coal.


General Electric Co. has stopped trying to write coal’s obituary. GE is bullish about coal again.

Living on Earth

Living on Earth: August 26, 2016


Losing Frozen Earth Could Cook the Planet / U.S. Methane Emissions Drastically Underestimated / Turning up the Heat on Frigid Offices / Better Office Air [...]

Living on Earth: August 19, 2016


Climate Change Threatens Trillions Worth of Financial Assets / I Feel the Earth Move / The End of Night / Conserving the Dark / The [...]

Shale in the United States


Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has provided access to large volumes of oil and natural gas that were [...]

How much U.S. electricity is generated from renewable energy?


U.S. power plants used renewable energy sources, including water, wind, biomass wood and waste, geothermal, and solar, to generate about 13% of the electricity produced [...]

The Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Earth Temporary Home


Dear Community, Please accept our apologies! We cannot provide the Encyclopedia of Earth at this time but ask you to bear with us. We are [...]