Mixed Forests Are Healthier, But Can They Survive Climate Change?

German researchers have confirmed once again that a good forest is a mixed forest, a natural one, with a diversity of species. The more diverse the forest, the better it becomes at doing what forests do. Forests with a greater number of species grow at a faster rate, store more …

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens Team up on Hybrid Airplane

Automakers are scrambling to add hybrid powertrains to more cars in an effort to meet stricter global emissions standards. But cars aren’t the only vehicles burning a lot of fossil fuels. Airbus, Rolls-Royce (the aircraft engine manufacturer, not the car company), and Siemens are teaming up to develop a hybrid …

History of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles from the First Cars until Today

When it comes to cars today, it mainly refers to vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) that draws its energy from a reservoir containing some kind of fossil fuel (gasoline, diesel or less natural gas). However, it is not known that the situation was quite different 100 years ago. At …

Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it’s clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance to …

What Will It Take to Kill Fossil Fuels Once and for All?

The increased investment in renewable energy in recent years has been extraordinary, and renewables are now cheaper and more efficient than ever before. Wind is powering a record-breaking number of homes, massive hydroelectric plants are cropping up around the world, and solar is saving both dollars and lives. Several nations have announced plans to completely transition …

MEXICO: Discovered Richest Oil Field in 15 Years

Mexico’s Pemex Company reported that the new oil field is of great economic importance due to its location next to existing oil production infrastructure. Mexico’s President said that the oil will be produced at a low cost due to the convenient location of the oil field. Mexican President Enrique Pena …