Rarely does the Murdoch media in Australia need an invitation to attack environmentalists. Whether it’s backing climate science denialists or criticising environment groups for getting in the way of coal projects, NewsCorp Australia’s...Show More Summary
It took two and a half months after methane first started leaking from the Aliso Canyon storage facility on October 23, 2015 for the state of California to declare a state of emergency. By the time the leak was stopped in February 2016,...Show More Summary
After celebrating the extension of a key federal tax credit last December, America's solar industry finds itself in a bizarre place. "You can make a case that...this has been the best year for solar that we've ever seen in the U.S. But...Show More Summary
Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don’t take immediate, widespread action. Show More Summary
(University of California - Irvine) Two new studies by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA have found the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented look at ice melting on the floating undersides of glaciers. Show More Summary
(Duke University) Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. A person standing next to one of these fires might...Show More Summary
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef.
PowerSecure, the microgrid and backup-power provider bought by utility Southern Company earlier this year, is putting its money and technology into behind-the-meter fuel cells from Bloom Energy -- and trying out a fuel cell-battery combo...Show More Summary
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) An initiative called 'Bits & Watts', launched today by Stanford University and the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, aims to develop 'smart' technology that will bring the grid into the 21st century while delivering reliable, efficient, affordable power to homes and businesses.
(Field Museum) Scientists have long believed that the Isthmus of Panama emerged three million years ago, triggering a massive interchange of species between the Americas. However, recent conflict in both geological and biological literature suggests that this simple story is insufficient to explain the available evidence. Show More Summary
(Springer) Freak waves, as well as other less striking localized excitations, occur in nature at every scale. In a recent study, Manuel G. Velarde from the Pluridisciplinary Institute of the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and colleagues, performed computer simulations to compare two types of localized excitations in nano-electronics. Show More Summary
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory use satellite data to measure the alarming rate at which three massive glaciers in West Antarctica are retreating. The research is helping scientists make better predictions of Antarctic ice loss and global sea level rise.
(Penn State) High up in the Western Alps is a swath of rocks that could provide new insight into what happens deep in the Earth's subsurface. A new $4.2 million initiative, known as the ExTerra Field Institute and Research Endeavor (E-FIRE),...Show More Summary
(Research Organization of Information and Systems) At Syowa Station, Antarctica, the atmospheric CO2 concentration exceeded 400 ppm on May 14, 2016, for the first time since observations were initiated there in 1984. The monthly mean CO2 for June 2016 also exceeded 400 ppm. Show More Summary
Latin America is becoming an influential force in solar as developers throughout the region push prices downward. Recent electric power auctions in Argentina, Chile and Mexico resulted in record low bids for solar, ranging from $41 per...Show More Summary
The energy storage startup Swell Energy has launched an all-in-one home energy product it predicts will make residential storage more marketable and profitable. Residential storage doesn't make economic sense in most parts of the U.S. Show More Summary
Safety laws meant to protect the American public against oil train explosions, pipeline leaks and other deadly risks have been repeatedly held up by slow-moving federal regulators, a newly released Department of Transportation internal...Show More Summary
Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for – an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, a far-reaching shared renewables. The sunShow More Summary
Automotive News: Faraday Falls Behind on Plant Construction Bills A construction firm working on Faraday Future’s $1 billion Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising questions about Faraday’s financial condition. In an Oct. Show More Summary
News outlets have heralded ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s claim that the company backs “serious action” on climate change as a significant shift in its stance on the issue. The comments, made at the Oil and Money conference last week,...Show More Summary