March 31st, 2011

Icebergs may form a small negative feedback by stimulating plankton growth, and so CO2 uptake

Researchers closer to making renewable petroleum from bacteria

Research indicates that the stress put on species by climate change may make them better able to adapt to it

Newly developed artificial leaf uses sunlight and water to produce electricity

Biogas plants: using farm waste to cook, and even produce electricity

Rural school earns $120,000 per year by producing wind energy

Using heat to cool buildings

http://climatecrocks.com/2011/03/19/while-japans-nukes-sputter-wind-turbines-keep-spinning/

One of the arguments made against renewable energy is its inherent unreliability (wind doesn't blow all the time, cloudy days, etc.). This has always been a mediocre argument at best, as improvements to the power grid will allow for better transfer of energy from one part of the country to another; the wind is always blowing somewhere, and the sun is always shining somewhere. Now a new aspect has been illustrated. While the nuclear plants and their fossil fuel backup systems are crippled, probably beyond repair, the offshore wind turbines have continued producing power without a flicker of their proverbial eyelids.

Plasticity of Plants Helps Them Adapt to Climate Change

Natural Sequence Farming Could Affect Global Climate Change

Transforming America with Green Jobs

Floating Solar Panels: Solar Installations on Water

New Technique Enables Much Faster Production of Inexpensive Solar Cells

Wind Energy Without Turbines