My idea of the worst business concept ever: a “Victoria’s Secret” for men. Very simply, guys don’t want to shop for underwear, and will wait until every last pair they own is threadbare until they go out for new skivvies (or wait for the significant other to get fed up and makes the trip to [&hellip
Vladimir Putin has proposed giving amnesty to some activists and political prisoners, including Greenpeace protesters who scaled an offshore drilling rig in September.
On Monday, cut the credit ratings for Spain’s power producers, citing the government’s recent decision to reallocate $4.9 billion in public funds previously earmarked to fix the so-called “tariff deficit.” The “tariff deficit” accumulated as a result of the gap between the subsidy-inflated cost of running the electric system and the revenue generated by selling [...]
An ambitious plan to construct an offshore wind farm about 14 miles off the coast of South Wales has been abandoned. RWE Innogy, a subsidiary of the electric utilities conglomerate based in Essen, Germany and the project’s primary backer, said the $6.5 billion Atlantic Array offshore wind farm had been cancelled due to a combination [...]
In November, the U.S. Navy christened the first Ford-class aircraft carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding, marking the end of the beginning of a new era of naval warfare. The USS Gerald Ford, which weighs more than 100,000 tons and spans a length of more than 1,000 feet, is the first of the U.S. Navy’s new [...]
An adult escort service received $173,000 from the massive settlement fund set up to compensate those harmed by Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico., the London-based oil and natural gas major, paid for full-page advertisements in several U.S. newspapers on Thursday challenging the Gulf Settlement Program’s decision to pay an adult escort [...]
The pain in Spain’s electric power industry went from bad to worse this week as the Spanish government reneged on promises to plug the growing gap between the cost of running the electric system and the revenue generated by selling power to consumers. On Monday, the Spanish government withdrew $4.9 billion in public funds previously [...]
I remember the conversation well. It was late summer in 2008 and the price of crude oil had exploded above $100 per barrel. I was having lunch in mid-town Manhattan with a reporter, Bryan Wingfield. I had just begun reading about the field of synthetic biology and a clutch of biofuels start-up companies who believed [...]
Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa. This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, Nature. Based on an analysis of seafloor water studies conducted [...]
Alexis Madrigal, a blogger for The Atlantic, asked yesterday if anyone had noticed the massive transformation that took place in New York City about a month ago? The transformation that Madrigal is alluding to is a clutch of natural gas pipeline expansion projects that came online in and around New York City in early November. [...]
Apparently SOMEbody wasn’t paying attention in biology class.
For shame! Steal from God and you’re gonna get smote. (Or at least get your daily dose of vitamin C and sulforaphane.)
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Inspired by South African activists who fought government-imposed housing evictions, Baltimore youth battle plans to build a garbage-burning power plant in an already polluted community.
This story first appeared on the Grist website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nelson Mandela, who died last week, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change. Show More Summary
We Americans are so dependent on our cars that we fear a hike in the gas tax -- but it's exactly what we need to help wean us from our auto addiction.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is in China this week for her first international trip as the head of the agency. During her four-day tour she'll stop by Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and will meet with her counterparts in the Chinese government to discuss how the two countries might reduce their carbon footprint. Show More Summary
“Boot” = “trunk” in British English. It also sounds a bit like butt. Hence, the headline. It’s no secret at all to people who own or have driven electric cars — electric cars totally kick the ass (or boot) of their gasmobile cousins....Show More Summary