Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

Feb 20, 2016

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind ...

Jan 14, 2016

Automakers' green push in parts lifts use of hemp, citrus peel

Survey the latest at the Detroit Auto Show and you will find fibers from water bottles in car seats, hemp in the dashboards and citrus peel in the tires. Automakers, in a continuing quest to develop lighter and more environmentally-friendly vehicles, are making increased ...

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Aug 30, 2015

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of riders ...

Aug 21, 2015

Endangered species accidentally killed in New Zealand bird cull

A bird cull on a New Zealand island has been abruptly halted after marksmen killed four rare takahe, an endangered species with only 300 known to exist, officials said Friday. The deaths were “deeply disappointing,” Conservation Department director Andrew Baucke said in a statement. ...