New York City, one of the hungriest consumers of energy in the world, is going green with a project designed to capture tidal energy from the city's East River. The project is the first of its kind in the United States and if successful, could herald a revolution in sustainable, marine-based energy production. Tara Cleary reports.
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 6, 2011) There is copious energy in waves and tides, enough to supply all of humankind's power needs. Scientists all over the world are experimenting with small tidal and wind generators. The largest such ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 4, 2015) An affordable tidal power system deployed off the English and Welsh coasts could make a major contribution to Britain's future energy needs, say its designers. Amy Pollock reports.
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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 11, 2011) Dr. Brigitte Knopf works for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She focuses on energy systems and their effect on the climate.DW-TV: Welcome to the program. Scientists from the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 27, 2014) The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) The Mekong River is the lifeblood of some 60 million people. It provides the conditions necessary for rice cultivation and a rich supply of freshwater fish. But Laos has identified its potential as a ... watch video
Oct. 7, 2015 A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy, scientists report. This advance of tapping the natural heat of Earth may ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 When researchers captured Eurasian reed warblers along the Russian coast during their spring migrations and flew them 1,000 kilometers east to Zvenigorod, the birds weren't ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 Scientists investigating how to control take-all, a fungus that lives in soil and infects wheat roots to cause disease, have discovered that different varieties of wheat have ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 What do killer whales, polar bears and humans have in common? They are adaptable predators with the ability to select new prey when their favourite food is in low supply. But ... read more
Feb. 26, 2015 Environmental scientists suggest that the way to fill vast gaps in knowledge about the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of ocean energy development is to consider how the benefits provided by ... read more
May 6, 2011 Green roofs like the one atop a Con Edison building in Long Island City, Queens can be a cost-effective way to keep water from running into sewer systems and causing overflows, researchers have ... read more
Dec. 13, 2010 A tidal energy demonstration project in Puget Sound, the first on the US West Coast, will help determine the environmental effects of underwater turbines. Researchers devising monitoring methods say ... read more