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How things work: Solar electricity
We've all heard about the benefits of solar electricity, but how does it work? This primer aims to shed some light on photovoltaic technology.
How things work: Food energy
With obesity and diabetes becoming ever more common, it seems many people don’t understand the basics of nutrients and metabolism. Do you?
How things work: Environmental satellites
Satellites don't only link the world with phone and television signals, they are also crucial to monitoring the Earth's environment.
How things work: Carbon trading
The debate around the merits of cap and trade has become intense of late, particularly in the United State
How things work: Micro hydroelectricity in Japan
Local innovations in renewable energy, like micro hydro from rice irrigation, should not be overlooked.
How things work: Ecological food systems
The problem when it comes to food is that we don't think of farms an ecosystems, and we don’t design them as such.
How things work: Canada’s oil sands
Huge tracts of remote forested land are strip-mined to obtain a thick crude oil called bitumen from Canada's oil sands.
How things work: Ocean energy making waves
Ocean power could produce energy enough to cover the world's current electricity consumption, yet the industry is not getting adequate assistance.
How things work: Geothermal energy
Harnessing even more geothermal energy would cut fossil fuel use and lower greenhouse gas emission levels.
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