Just like he said he would, President Obama has ordered the federal government to work toward getting 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
“Self-healing concrete” may soon be more science fact than science fiction, according to researchers who are using bacteria and other agents to seal cracks before they have a chance to grow.
Along with limiting CO2 emissions from power plants, President Obama says he’ll push for additional renewable energy, including more big projects on public lands.
Denmark’s Upcycle House includes an impressive number of uses for recycled materials that have been value-added to improve performance and reduce CO2 emissions.
San Francisco’s historic Flood Building has completed a retrofit that will save its tenants more than $1.2 million and reduce CO2 output by 870 tons per year.
To prepare for expected flooding of the countryside due to global warming, Dutch architects are designing a “climate-proof” prototype city that can rise along with the average sea level.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) released a report on the crucial contributions chemistry has made—and will continue to make—for the green building movement.
German researchers think their technique for combining carbon dioxide with hydrogen to make methanol could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists say they have found a method which they claim could be used to ensure countries did not exceed their CO2 emissions limits.
Senate approval means that beginning in July 2012, Australia’s biggest polluters will have to pay $23/ton on carbon emissions.