April 21-27, 2014

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

There is a disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is actually being done to attain them, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a new report Sunday.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:03 AM PDT

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 07:17 AM PDT

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT

Stanford, Santa Clara Students Build Solar Homes

Stanford, Santa Clara Students Build Solar Homes

Building a better solar home is the way to win the sixth Solar Decathlon.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 06:42 AM PDT

Bike Sharing Coming to the Bay Area

Bike Sharing Coming to the Bay Area

Bikes will be spread out among 70 kiosks

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 06:42 AM PDT

Electric Bicycles Hitting the Market

Electric Bicycles Hitting the Market

Bike maker Specialized has developed the Turbo Electric Bike, which comes with a built-in motor to help making bike commuting easier. Scott Budman reports.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 06:18 AM PDT

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 07:50 PM PDT

Turning Trash Into Treasure at Recycling Yard

Turning Trash Into Treasure at Recycling Yard

Ben Cowden pushed a shopping cart toward a mound of garbage, mentally sifting through its heap of grimy contents. He dug into a pile, flipping an unrecognizable gizmo into his cart, smiling at the find.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 02:23 PM PDT

"Smart Thermostat" Goes National

"Smart Thermostat" Goes National

The smart "Nest" thermostat, designed by former Apple technicians, is now learning its way across the country.

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