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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
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
Banhammer

A Small American Town Wants to Put a Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh is worried about Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
Jordan Pearson
3.6.18
Moveable

People Are Buying Electric Cars in Bulk to Get Cheaper Prices

‘Electronauts’ are laying the groundwork for EV adoption.
Tracey Lindeman
3.5.18
It's Electric

Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining

But Bitcoin could be so much more than digital gold.
Christopher Malmo
2.7.18
Fossil Fuels

Trump Wants to Open Nearly All US Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration unveiled an unprecedented blueprint for expanding oil and gas drilling in fragile waters.
Sarah Emerson
1.4.18
Moveable

The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
1.2.18
HOTY2017

The YouTuber Who Is Redefining Renewable Energy

With a talent for building DIY powerwalls, Jehu Garcia has become the “reluctant battery king.”
Louise Matsakis
12.19.17