A team of U.S. and Swiss scientists have successfully created technology that can turn solar energy to a usable liquid form of fuel. Researchers say that the method used is similar to the way that plants photosynthesize the sun’s energy to create fuel.
Even with the failure of the United States Congress to pass a climate bill earlier this year, the federal government will still be able to control the country’s contributions to climate change.
The U.S. state of Florida has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for enacting stricter water standards on the state after an agreement between the two had been reached several years ago.
If researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC – Davis) are correct, the world could run out of oil close to 100 years before alternative fuels are ready to take over.
Less than seven months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, oil companies in the United States remain reluctant to enact reforms that could help prevent another environmental disaster.