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

Gale Force Winds to the Face — Now With Video!

The only thing better than photos of people being blasted in the face with a leafblower? Slow motion video of people being blasted in the face with a leafblower. It's the work of Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern, and it is glorious. [This is Colossal] » 6/14/12 1:48pm 6/14/12 1:48pm

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

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 and … » 11/14/11 12:36pm 11/14/11 12:36pm

Energy Ball Turns Your Roof into a Wind Turbine Farm

When peak oil means you're paying more to power up your computers than you are for rent, it's time for Energy Ball. Developed recently by Swedish company Home Energy » 9/03/08 10:23am 9/03/08 10:23am, these cool-looking devices are designed to work in low winds and make very little noise. That makes them perfect for home use, as well as in giant wind…

Humpback Whales Teach Humans to Build Better Wind Turbines

Whales have given us a reliable source of energy for centuries: oil for our lamps, wax for our candles, and of course margarine. All that's required to harvest these lovely fuels is wholesale slaughter of the harmless creatures, and that's starting to go out of fashion, mostly because the whales were starting to go… » 7/14/08 9:37am 7/14/08 9:37am

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