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The Ocean’s Renewable Energy Could Reduce Reliance on Dirty Fossil Fuels

Photo: Carnegie Wave Energy

The Ocean’s Renewable Energy Could Reduce Reliance on Dirty Fossil Fuels

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal/Cathy Bussewitz and Associated Press - September 19, 2016

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and more…

The Global Impact of Air Conditioning Is Big and Getting Bigger

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The Global Impact of Air Conditioning Is Big and Getting Bigger

Source: The Conversation/Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley - August 2, 2016

With a heat wave pushing the heat index well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) through much of the U.S., most of us are happy more…

Ocean Uranium Could Power Cities for 10,000 Years

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Ocean Uranium Could Power Cities for 10,000 Years

Source: Inhabitat/Lacy Cooke - July 6, 2016

Over four billion tons of uranium present in the ocean could help provide energy for “the next 10,000 years,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The element could more…

Jelly Inside Shark Noses Is More Electrically Sensitive Than Any Manmade Material

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Jelly Inside Shark Noses Is More Electrically Sensitive Than Any Manmade Material

Source: Digital Trends/Bruce Brown - May 20, 2016

A biological material that has existed for millions of years may find new applications in modern electronics. A team of scientists from UC Santa Cruz, more…

Tracking and Zapping, Investigating the Electric Eel Weapon of Choice

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Tracking and Zapping, Investigating the Electric Eel Weapon of Choice

Source: Washington Post/Rachel Feltman - October 22, 2015

It turns out that the zaps of an electric eel are more than just a powerful weapon. After using electric pulses to stun their prey, more…

Sharks’ Ability to Sense Electricity May Save Them From Extinction

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Sharks’ Ability to Sense Electricity May Save Them From Extinction

Source: Gizmodo/David Shiffman - September 30, 2015

Anyone who has ever gone fishing knows that you don’t always catch what you’re trying to catch. In industrial fishing, that problem is called “bycatch,” more…

China Taps Ocean’s Energy with Big Projects

Source: NextGov/Heather Timmons Quartz - April 2, 2014

China is the latest country to take on the decades-old challenge of generating electricity from the world’s oceans. Beijing has invested an estimated $160 million in tidal more…