Mexico may amend its constitution so that it can drill for more oil

Mexico sits atop some positively massive quantities of shale oil and gas, but, unlike America, has not pursued these lucrative subterranean reserves. Why? According to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, doing so is against the country's constitution; so he's asking the government to change it. » 11/12/13 2:20pm 11/12/13 2:20pm

Engineers create gasoline from air and water. Yes, really.

In what sounds more like alchemy than science, a small British company has figured out a way to create gasoline from air and water. To do so, engineers at Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) produced five litres (1.3 gallons) of the fuel by extracting carbon dioxide from air, and hydrogen from water, which was then combined in… » 10/19/12 12:49pm 10/19/12 12:49pm

Study: There is enough wind on this planet to meet our entire energy…

A recent study from the Carnegie Institution for Science is suggesting that planetary winds pack enough power to energize our entire civilization — and by a significant margin. But in order for us to capture all this energy, say the researchers, we'll have to supplement traditional ground-based stations with… » 9/10/12 10:30am 9/10/12 10:30am

Breakthrough technology turns filthy sewage into clean energy

Last year we reported on a new way of gathering power from wastewater, one that combined power generating from salinity gradients between salt and freshwater, and that produced by waste-eating bacteria, to create a self-sustaining power supply. But what happens if you're somewhere inland, where there isn't any… » 3/03/12 11:00am 3/03/12 11:00am

North America has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to renewable…

We tend to hear a lot about the importance of pushing to seek out sources of renewable energy, but how many people know what the biggest sources of this energy actually are — let alone what regions of the globe are working to incorporate them? For example, where do you think North America stands, relative to Europe… » 11/14/11 12:36pm 11/14/11 12:36pm

Saltwater and sludge could give us an inexhaustible supply of energy

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is generally considered a fantastic way to get a renewable power source. The problem is how exactly you go about splitting the water. Current methods require some power input in order to kickstart the reaction, reducing its effectiveness as a sustainable power source, since… » 9/23/11 6:40am 9/23/11 6:40am

Famous Climate Scientist Goes Postal, Tries to Lock up Big Oil CEOs

One of the most well-respected climatologists in the world, James Hansen was pissed off about global warming way before it was cool to be 'green' — like, 1988. He's such a baddass that in 2006 he took on his employer, NASA, and the Bush Administration, publicly accusing them of supressing his research, which provided… » 6/23/08 9:35am 6/23/08 9:35am