Taking simple measures to reduce the waste we produce literally could mean the difference between life and death for Mother Earth and her inhabitants.
Lithium extraction for the batteries that power our cell phones, laptops & electric cars is hardly as risky for the environment as fracking…
What’s on the horizon in terms of new solar power technologies? Researchers explore transparent solar cells, better batteries & panels at sea
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Should I Recycle My Old Disposable Batteries? Mercury phase-out means disposable batteries OK for landfill
Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? — Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out […]
Solar chargers and other green gadgets can help you bring your electronic devices with you even when going off the grid on a camping trip.
Can Carbon Nanotubes Make Batteries Viable? Battery advances key to future of intermittent renewables like solar and wind
Carbon nanotubes have significantly higher energy density and can store more electricity than any currently available battery technologies.
A major problem with batteries is not so much the batteries themselves, but inefficient use and disposal by confused consumers.