Just because you’ve “heard” “bad things” about smog doesn’t mean they’re true.
SCHOTT, the multinational specialty glass manufacturer, said it would shutter a thin-film solar plant in Jena, Germany on Tuesday in response to weak market demand and depressed prices. The factory cost more than $100 to construct and began production in 2007 with an annual capacity of 33 megawatts (MW). SCHOTT had expected to triple the [...]
From the moment the Voyager probes beamed back the first high-resolution photos of Jupiter’s moon Europa back in 1979, planetary scientists began thinking seriously that this frigid world, a half-billion miles or so from the warming rays of the Sun, could be hospitable to life. Show More Summary
Russia, the U.S., and Canada are all pushing for greater control over the North Pole. Could be the the coldest war ever!
There are replacement bananas in the works, but apparently they taste kind of like apples.
Say, "Hi, a coffee, please," and your espresso will cost about $2; for a rude customer, the price is almost $10.
Brussels is at least two cities in one: a modern European municipality rich in history and containing some spectacular gilded palaces, and a capital city. It is the seat of government for Belgium – a flag flies over the palace when the king is nearby – and the capital for the European Union. The governing […]
There’s a fight over renewable energy occurring in Arizona right now. The state’s largest public utility asked state regulators for permission to greatly increase the fees paid by homeowners who have solar power on their houses. The utility’s argument is that the increase in solar power produced by these houses is putting a burden on […]
Environmentalists celebrate the campaign to save Mono Lake as one the iconic triumphs in US environmental history. As well they should. But why did it succeed? It’s a critical question not just for environmentalists, but for any scholar or member of social movements. In a previous post, I have suggested that the identity of the […]
Some members of Congress — not to mention any number of bloggers — think climate change is a hoax. Most famously, Senator Inhofe has said: With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American […]
Nutella, much like Carmen Sandiego, is highly sought after. But try to track it down, and things get tricky.
This is even better than Photoshopping a doctor's note or forging your mom's signature. (How old are you, anyway?)
No big surprise that Bhutan, the happiest country in Asia, plans to hold onto its title by converting most of its fossil-fueled vehicles to electric cars. The democratic constitutional monarchy of 725,000 in Bhutan rates high on the recently contrived global happiness index. Show More Summary
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A reader wonders what can be done with all those grocery bags. Umbra is chock full of good ideas.
In conjunction with a lot of other factors, but still.
Several years ago over at the Sundance Channel, I got to take a look at the Freshkills Park project, a planned 30-year effort to turn what was once the world’s largest landfill – Staten Island’s Fresh Kills – into New York City’s largest park. Transforming a dump into recreational space is pretty green on the [&hellip
Another anti-mobile device cartoon for you to send your mobile device-dependent pals. At least I am not alone in my rage. Check out Rhett and Link’s Get off the Phone Song. This cartoon is also in print in the current issue of Yes! magazine. Show More Summary
, the Boston, MA-based pioneer of aggregator-based demand response, sealed the deal on plans to set up shop in Japan through a joint venture with the Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan’s largest general trading companies. Demand response (DR) is an alternative to traditional power generation and transmission infrastructure projects that enables electric power grid operators [...]
A federal grand jury has indicted a central Arkansas man on eight charges for allegedly damaging electric power grid facilities. Jason Woodring, 37, was indicted on eight charges for acts of alleged sabotage at various power lines and stations in August and September. The indictment includes a charge for terrorism in connection with an attack [...]