First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg

(Phys.org) —A 15-unit apartment building has been constructed in the German city of Hamburg that has 129 algae filled louvered tanks hanging over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building—making ...

What are 'green cities'?

Dear EarthTalk: What is the "green cities" movement? - John Moulton, Greenwich, Conn.

Project to pour water into volcano to make power

(AP) -- Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector ...

China creates model for sustainable urban living

At first glance, Tianjin Eco-City looks much like any other upscale Chinese urban development, with its rows of identical apartment blocks, wide roads and manicured verges.

Ore. town uses geothermal energy to stay warm

(AP) -- When snow falls on this downtown of brick buildings and glass storefronts in southern Oregon, it piles up everywhere but the sidewalks. It's the first sign that this timber and ranching town is like few others.

The hidden price of Iceland's green energy

The recent IPCC report has made it clear that we need to change our energy supply from fossils to renewable energy if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change. This transition has to happen now and it has to happen fast.

Indonesia aims to tap volcano power

Indonesia has launched an ambitious plan to tap the vast power of its volcanoes and become a world leader in geothermal energy, while trimming greenhouse gas emissions.

Improving geothermal energy

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable - and it's about to take a step forward in Utah.

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