Annie Ellison

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Energy Efficiency Is Key To Taking On Climate Change–Here Are The Numbers That Matter

Energy efficiency isn’t as sexy as inventing new, cleaner forms of power. But, if you care about climate change, you really ought to care about it. Efficiency will need to account for a third of emissions reductions by 2040 if we’re stay within relatively safe global warming limits, according to …

Energy Efficiency

Brazil will release billions of lab-grown mosquitoes to combat infectious disease. Will it work?

<b>BRAZIL—</b>Every Saturday morning, Maria do Carmo Tunussi goes door to door asking her neighbors to scour their houses and yards for flowerpots, buckets, …

South Africa faces water rationing as dam levels drop after drought | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will experience water rationing if consumers do not heed calls to cut consumption to avoid a collapse of the water system as dam levels fall after a drought, an official in the country’s water department said on Thursday.<p>A woman fills a bucket at the last tap …

South Africa

France's $21 billion nuclear fusion reactor is now halfway complete

The fusion reactor everyone is anticipating is currently under construction in France. It's called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and could be the fusion reactor to lead a new era of clean energy. The reactor recently hit a major milestone, its construction is halfway …

Energy

Enthusiasm For Solar Micro-Grids In Developing World Gets A Sobering Reality Check In India

Last week, India helped the world get one step closer to an international climate pact when it ratified the Paris Climate Accord. Much of India’s strategy to reduce fossil fuels relies on a transition to renewable energy, namely solar. In fact, with solar prices worldwide plummeting, many countries …

Renewable Energy

Chevy's answer to Tesla is a quiet revolution

Whether the Bolt represents a revolution or simply the next stage of evolution, it's worth considering how far things have come.<p>About six years ago, I test-drove General Motors' first, much-ballyhooed effort to electrify vehicles. That was the Chevrolet Volt, a basic GM sedan with a big battery. …

Scientists have created a drug that replicates the health benefits of exercise

Researchers have made the breakthrough of couch potatoes’ dreams with a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings in Cell Reports earlier this week, showing that overweight mice who were given the …

Atoms

The know how needed to hike California’s best trail

The 211-mile John Muir Trail traverses the backbone of California’s rugged High Sierra. The JMT, as it is often referred to, is named in honor of …

Hiking

The Woman Who Chased Her Dreams To The Top Of A Mountain…Then Jumped

There’s a granola bar company, I won’t say which company, but you know this company. This company has a logo of a man climbing a mountain. This company hired some of the best mountain climbers in the world as spokespeople for their product. This company hired Steph Davis, because she is unarguably …

The Rocky Mountains' 5 Best Views

Nothing beats packing a picnic or gathering supplies in a backpack and then hitting the trails. Those looking for a mountain adventure will find it …

Hiking