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 ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...

May 31, 2015

Woman throws away Apple computer worth $200,000

Her electronic waste is someone else’s treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that ...

May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...