energy

climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.19
energy

We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy

Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.12.18
congress

Senator Who Shot a Climate Change Bill with a Rifle to Lead Energy Committee

Senator Joe Manchin has been named as the senior Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.11.18
permafrost

Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage

About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.18
climate change

Global Carbon Emissions Are Predicted to Hit Record High in 2018

A new report from the Global Carbon Project anticipates an unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide emissions around the world.
Sarah Emerson
12.5.18
bitcoin mining

Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033

A recent UN climate report said that if global temperatures rose above 1.5 C it could lead to catastrophic climate change. Bitcoin alone could raise global temperatures by 2 C within two decades.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.18
renewable energy

This Solar-Powered, 'Low Tech' Website Goes Offline When It's Cloudy

Low Tech Magazine has completely re-envisioned how websites work in order to create a site that uses very little power.
Caroline Haskins
10.2.18
energy

Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
energy

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Nafeez Ahmed
9.10.18
CAPITALISM

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
Nafeez Ahmed
8.27.18
elon musk

If Elon Musk Cares About Climate Change, Why Is He Donating to a Republican PAC?

Musk should explain how his thoughts on climate change coexist with his financial support of the Republican Party.
Jason Koebler
7.14.18
video

Can You Cook an Egg by Screaming at It?

The Action Lab did an experiment to show how the energy of sound can be converted into heat, and even cook food.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.11.18
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