Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentHarvey Proved How Fragile the Oil and Gas Industry Really Is
Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentHere’s What Trump’s EPA Boss Was Up to While Disasters Struck
Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentHere’s Why Florida Is so Much More Vulnerable to a Hurricane Like Irma Right Now
A facility that handles the cores of U.S. nuclear weapons has been mostly closed since 2013 over its inability to control worker safety risks
In mid-2013, four federal nuclear safety experts brought an alarming message to the top official in charge of America’s warhead production: Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s sole site for making and testing a key nuclear bomb part, wasn’t taking needed safety precautions. The lab, they said, was ill-prepared to prevent an accident that could kill lab workers, and potentially others nearby.
Hoverboards and certain cell phones powered by lithium-ion batteries occasionally go up in flames. Scientists now have a new plan for squelching these fires before they flare out of control: incorporating a flame retardant in the battery that’s released if temperatures get too toasty.
Everybody wants more juice from their batteries. Smartphones and laptops always need recharging. Electric car drivers must carefully plan their routes to avoid being stranded far from a charging station. Anyone who struggles with a tangle of chargers every night would prefer a battery that can last for weeks or months.
Climate change may make the rich richer and the poor poorer in the United States.
Counties in the South face a higher risk of economic downturn due to climate change than their northern counterparts, a new computer simulation predicts. Because southern counties generally host poorer populations, the new findings, reported in the June 30 Science, suggest that climate change will worsen existing wealth disparities.
After months of ditheringly close numbers, solar/wind renewables has surpassed nuclear power generation in the US.
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The next generation of solar systems has arrived. This all-in-one system actually tracks the sun soaring across the sky. Smart!
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Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen — the cleanest source of energy.
The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines and electronics fresh and dry.
But unlike silica gel, the new material, synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, also acts as a semi-conductor and Continue reading New Solar Paint Transforms Your House Into A Source of Clean Energy | Pionic
Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentTrump Resurrects Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline
Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentLeading Climate Experts Have Some Advice for Donald Trump
Source: Mother Jones EnvironmentDonald Trump Just Replaced the White House Climate Website With…This