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December 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

October 19, 2011

 

earth made of clay

Global Warming: Is It Happening?

Global warming is a topic of political debate and scientific study these days. Is it happening? Scientists say the evidence is pointing in that direction.

June 15, 2011

 

a bucket of coal

What Are The Hidden Costs Of Coal?

An A Moment of Science listener wrote to us: I keep hearing about the hidden costs of fossil fuels like coal. What exactly does it mean? What are hidden costs?

April 27, 2011

 

drilling for natural gas in New Mexico

What Is “Fraking” And Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

Natural gas, drilling, and fraking. Do you know what fraking is?

June 1, 2010

 

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Can Solar Power Also Be Used To Make Liquid Fuels?

With the advancements made in technology; have we come to a point where solar power can be used to make liquid fuels?

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

April 22, 2009

 

Old diesel fuel pump

Diesel Fungus: Alternative Energy From Fungus

Learn about alternative energy sources other than solar and wind power.

October 3, 2008

 

Green scum in pond

Algae Biofuel

Researchers are working on ways to use algae to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to power cars, trucks, and even airplanes. How?

July 2, 2008

 

Raw sewage pouring into river

Microbial Fuel Cells

Feeling the cash crunch as a result of high gas prices? A surprising solution may be near, sewage as fuel. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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