Donald Trump's US election victory follows hard on the back of the UK's Brexit vote in June. The results - an expression of collective public preference from the electorate - have shaken political and cultural establishments on both sides of the Atlantic. In light of what these two popular votes signify in the context of climate change, it is perhaps ironic that it was largely US and UK science which, from the 1970s through the 1990s, really drove the scientific, public and political construction of the idea of anthropogenic global warming.
An international cooperation ICT research project has been established to reduce currently high and inefficient energy consumption on data centers from the perspective of job scheduling and resource management.
The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), intends to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.
A new study reveals the scale and widespread reliance on 'negative emissions technologies', which remain at best experimental. Nevertheless the models being used to advise governments on what action to take are dominated by such highly speculative technologies, with many assuming their mass roll-out beginning within the decade.
Researchers are developing a novel system that allows the storage energy in molten silicon which is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust. The system aims to develop a new generation of low cost solar thermal stations and becoming a innovative storage system of electricity and cogeneration for urban centers.
It is rare to hear environmental scientists sounding positive about the future. But that's exactly what's happening now with an international group of researchers. Because over the past two years, they have been gathering examples of positive initiatives of various kinds from communities around the world.