Hydrogen peroxide made from seawater might one day power fuel cell cars

Using energy from the sun, researchers converted seawater into hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) — a fuel that can be used in fuel cells, instead of elemental hydrogen.

These villages combine vertical farms, greenhouses and clean energy technology to be completely off-the-grid and self-sufficient

Called ReGen Villages, the project imagines a community of buildings that produce all their own food and energy, while being off the grid and having an extremely low environmental impact.

Baby turtles save energy by working together to dig themselves out the nest

Every summer, turtle hatchlings have to quickly dig up the sand of their nests and start a perilous journey towards the sea. This delicate process is very energy consuming, but there’s power in numbers.

Nile Crocodile enters Florida, researchers find

Scientists from the University of Florida have mate a startling discovery: Nile Crocodiles are now in Florida

Why one pole is melting, while the other is still packed with ice

In the past decade, ice extent at the two poles couldn’t be more different. The Arctic has seen its 13 smallest maximum ice extents in the last 13 years, and since 1979 lost 620,000 square miles of winter sea ice cover, an area more than twice the size of Texas. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, ice cover has actually increased despite warming trends

Do trees sleep, too?

All living things, from polar bears to bacteria, become more active or slow down their metabolism over a 24-hour cycle. Why should trees, which are just as alive as we are, be exempted from this rule?

Portugal’s electricity demand was supplied by renewable energy for four days straight!

Portugal covered its citizens’ and industry’s electricity demand using power generated by wind, solar and hydro for an extraordinary 107 consecutive hours.