High-flying solar balloon farms could harness the sun’s energy miles above the clouds

January 11, 2016 by  
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Harnessing the sun’s energy for use here on Earth is a fairly easy thing to do in areas where a lot of sunlight hits the ground (or rooftop, as it were). New developments in solar power technology are working to maximize energy conversion, from capturing as much sunlight as possible to increasing the amount of energy converted . But no solar panel on Earth can do what NextPV is hoping to achieve. The research group is aiming to capture solar energy in the one place where the sun is shining virtually all the time: above the clouds. They say solar balloons floating above the clouds could create high-flying solar farms capable of producing clean energy around the clock. Read the rest of High-flying solar balloon farms could harness the sun’s energy miles above the clouds

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Leonardo DiCaprio defends indigenous rights in Golden Globes acceptance speech

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Last night, actor and eco-defender Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Drama for The Revenant at the Golden Globes. He seized the opportunity during his acceptance speech to speak out for First Nations peoples, calling for recognition and protection of indigenous land around the world. Although DiCaprio’s plea isn’t very surprising, given his track record of environmental advocacy, some are criticizing the circumstances and delivery of his message. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio defends indigenous rights in Golden Globes acceptance speech

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Floating forest to pop up on Rotterdam waters

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Company behind scrapped Keystone XL pipeline sues the US for $15 billion CAD

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Environmental advocates were thrilled when Obama announced a long-awaited veto on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline last November. While this may have been good news for the planet, TransCanada, the company behind the project, is a little less happy about the outcome. So unhappy, in fact, the company has filed a lawsuit against the US government seeking to have the decision overturned, as well as issuing a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demanding $15 billion Canadian dollars in compensation. Read the rest of Company behind scrapped Keystone XL pipeline sues the US for $15 billion CAD

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BIG unveils designs for innovative Virginia school with cascading green terraces

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