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Articles by Marlene Cimons

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Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution and consumes precious resources. So how can you indulge, and keep a clear conscience?

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Researcher brainstorm leads to charging in rainstorm

Researcher brainstorm leads to charging in rainstorm

Scientists have developed a fabric that generates electricity when stretched. Unlike most electronics, it works better when wet.

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Egg whites could power a clean energy future

Egg whites could power a clean energy future

A Japanese researcher has found a way to use molecules from a protein-based chemical found in egg whites to generate hydrogen more efficiently.

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‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

Once again, California is leading the way, this time on state contracts for infrastructure, where suppliers work to keep their carbon pollution low.

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How lakes can generate electricity

How lakes can generate electricity

Scientists develop new ways to harness energy from evaporation.

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The conscience of a self-driving car

The conscience of a self-driving car

Should autonomous vehicles make ethical decisions like humans?

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The end of electric vehicle range anxiety

The end of electric vehicle range anxiety

Drivers, power utilities and socially-conscious businesses are making it easier to own an electric car.