Reverse Engineering Reveals Pine Tree’s Chemical Production

Reverse Engineering Reveals Pine Tree’s Chemical Production

Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil‑fuel based products worth billions of dollars.

Solar Power Up!

Solar Power Up!

The use of solar power has skyrocketed this summer — the amount of energy used from solar panels exceeded the energy used from gas, thus becoming the number one energy source! Yahoo!

California Assembly Passes Historic 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Bill

California Assembly Passes Historic 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Bill

The world’s fifth-largest economy will have to eliminate carbon emissions from electricity by 2045.

“Today, California made history," said Adam Browning, executive director of Vote Solar, in a statement.

"We applaud all of the state lawmakers who acted on behalf of their constituents, answered the overwhelming call for an economy powered entirely by clean energy, and demonstrated democracy at its best," he said. "When the world’s fifth-largest economy votes to go 100 percent clean, there’s no room left for the naysayers to say it can’t be done."

A Philadelphia Refiner Plans to Turn Food Scraps into Natural Gas

A Philadelphia Refiner Plans to Turn Food Scraps into Natural Gas

Can you believe that about 1/3 of the of the food produced each year gets wasted? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).