Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and, if exposed to the surface when long-frozen soils melt and collapse, can release climate-warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much faster than previously thought.
One of the most pressing global challenges is how to leverage the power of new knowledge to help address the global economic and environmental challenges. New science and technology diplomacy responses are emerging from smaller industrialized nations working with developing countries.
A low-carbon solution to high-carbon energy resources such as coal is proposed by their high efficient integration with either nuclear or renewable energy, which may figure out the strategic solution to China's future energy development.
Germany has installed about 30 gigawatts of solar capacity, providing between 3 percent and 10 percent of its electricity. The United States, by contrast, has somewhere around 6.4 gigawatts of solar capacity.
French utility GDF Suez has announced the construction of the 300MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco, which will be the largest wind project in Africa. The project is owned in partnership with Nareva Holding, a Moroccan energy company.
Israel NewTech is launching an exciting new tool to showcase Israeli companies' projects in the cleantech arena throughout the world - the CleanTech Map. This Facebook application allows visitors to view Israeli cleantech projects and installations anywhere in the world.
One ingenious remedy to solve ten problems. A small water plant called Azolla will play a key role in a park project that received a grant of 6.5 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund.