LEDs have taken over the global lighting market. Now it’s time for this versatile, low-cost, and energy-efficient technology to illuminate oceanic processes.
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Ocean Terrain and the Engineering Challenges for Offshore Wind Farms
Deep coastal seabeds, glacial erratics, and other geophysical hurdles stand in the way of offshore wind farm proliferation. Researchers, engineers, and organizations are adapting and inventing ways to harness the breeze.
The Benefits of Better Ocean Weather Forecasting
Improvements in our ability to forecast oceanic conditions weeks to months in advance will help communities, industries, and other groups prepare amid a changing climate.
Las bombas de calor pueden reducir las emisiones de los hogares, pero no en todas partes
Un nuevo estudio muestra que, en los lugares correctos, las bombas de calor pueden ayudar a los propietarios a reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, ahorrar en costos de calefacción y aire acondicionado, y promover la salud pública.
How the Ski Industry Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Climate Activism
A cultural shift is underway to transform outdoor buffs into stalwarts for climate action. Will it come soon enough to save their sport?
Better Together: Perovskites Boost Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency
Scientists engineer a way to layer materials to boost efficiency without interrupting manufacturing processes.
Autonomous Vehicles Could Benefit from Nature
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan is looking to animals to find new ways for autonomous vehicles to navigate through the environment.
Building a Better River Delta
People have been engineering river deltas for millennia, but new research identifies the optimal placement for diversions that benefit both local communities and the environment—and it might be close to a city.
Heat Pumps Can Lower Home Emissions, but Not Everywhere
A new study shows that in the right places, heat pumps can help homeowners lower greenhouse gas emissions, save on heating and cooling costs, and promote public health.
Forecast: 8 Million Energy Jobs Created by Meeting Paris Agreement
Quickly switching to renewables will create 5 million more jobs by 2050 than sticking to fossil fuels will, according to projections.