Stephen Anderson Smith

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How 19 Big-Name Corporations Plan to Make Money Off the Climate Crisis

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones</i> <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Climate change will have some pretty terrifying consequences. Experts have predicted everything from deadly heat waves and devastating floods to falling crop production and even increased …

Climate Change

Read Arnold Schwarzenegger’s delightful response to climate deniers

Former California Gov. and human bicep Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for climate deniers.<p>“I don’t give a **** if we agree about climate …

Clean Technology

The Descent Into Madness, Part II

The roots of our nation's current descent into madness can be traced back to a series of unresolved catastrophic traumas Americans experienced during the Bush Administration. In the short span of 8 years, we suffered a collective loss of confidence in American leadership, in the ability of …

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

As temperatures rise worldwide, areas such as Siberia are suffering increasingly long dry spells. Russia's national weather agency says the country is the fastest-warming part of the world.<p>But Russia has taken little action to reduce its own emissions of the greenhouse gases believed to be behind …

Climate

Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1209000/1209051_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522366793_e114c701780155d6081a95f4247fcb1a<p><b>A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause</b> …

BHP Billiton

CIA director delivers some blunt talk about....climate change

Climate

Rockefeller Fund: 'The oil age is coming to an end'

Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, explains to DW how it makes perfect sense that a fund which got rich on oil is now …

Climate

As more EVs plug in, can our power grid step up? We ask the experts

Why are we all still killing the electric car? Sure, range anxiety and high up-front costs make customers wary of purchase, along with uncertainty …

Electric Vehicles

A closer look at the link between climate change and violence

During the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night, CBS moderator John Dickerson brought up the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and then asked Bernie Sanders if he still believes climate change is our greatest national security threat. (Sanders had said as much in a previous …

Climate Change

Big Solar Fight Breaks Out Between Utilities, Homeowners

It's a closely watched fight with broad implications for the solar industry and the push by the Administration to go green.<p>An Arizona utility that generates and distributes electric power in one of the country’s sun-drenched areas has asked the state’s Corporation Commission for assistance in its …

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

Should your self-driving car kill you to save a school bus full of kids?

It’s the near future and you’re reading this on your way to work in your self-driving car. The human driver of the car in front of yours slams on the …

Driverless Cars

Coal State Senators Look To Block Obama's Climate Rules

WASHINGTON -- Coal state senators from both parties are trying to derail the Obama administration's new emissions regulations for coal-fired power plants.<p>Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced a measure on Tuesday that would prevent emissions limits for existing …

The 7 biggest takeaways from Apple’s Q4 earnings call

The iPhone 6s is a huge hit, China is still doing great, and Android users absolutely love switching to iPhone.<p>Those are just some of the details Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri revealed during this afternoon’s earnings call with investors that revealed Apple managed to top Wall Street’s …

New solar panel product to reduce costs up to 10%

A new solar panel product that will reduce costs by as much as 10% is expected to go into production by the end of the year under an agreement reached with the world's largest renewable energy company.<p>SunEdison Inc., which operates its solar headquarters in Belmont, Calif., plans to begin …

GOP Senator Announces Support for Obama Climate Change Plan

Sen. <b>Kelly Ayotte</b> (R-N.H.) announced her support of a key Obama administration initiative on climate change — one that the rest of her party has been …

Clean Technology

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

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Nutrition

US Congressman subpoenas NOAA climate scientists over study | Ars Technica

Unhappy with temperature data, he wants to see the e-mails of those who analyze it.<p>In his position as Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, …

Global Warming

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Should Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

24 states sue to overturn centerpiece of Obama’s climate-change initiative | Ars Technica

"EPA’s rule is flatly illegal" and is an "aggressive" power grab according to 24 states.<p>That didn't take long. The same day that a key feature in …

Clean Technology

This MD-80's Takeoff From St. Maarten Island Is Absolutely Nuts

St. Maarten is known in the aviation community as one of the best plane viewing locales in the world. Watching landing jets scream just feet overhead …

Why Hurricane Patricia Intensified, Then Weakened, So Quickly

Hurricane Patricia recently earned the title of the strongest storm on record in the Western Hemisphere after wind gusts reached up to 200 mph at one …

Weather

iOS 9.1 Vs iOS 9.0.2 Battery Life On iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

When Apple releases new iPhones, there is generally a bit of a rush to either declare them as the best in the world for battery life or the worst. …

Apple steps up its clean energy efforts in China

Apple and Foxconn are teaming up to build solar power plants that will ensure its iPhone-manufacturing factories in China run on 100 percent clean energy.<p>Foxconn has committed to constructing more than 400 megawatts of solar power plants, beginning in China’s Henan Province, by 2018. Apple will …

Renewable Energy

Apple steps up green energy efforts in China with new supplier programs

<b>Apple Launches New Clean Energy Programs in China To Promote Low-Carbon Manufacturing and Green Growth</b><p><i>Apple Now Generating Clean Energy for 100% of</i> …

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

Global Warming

Airbnb is taking down its condescending ads in San Francisco

Airbnb has apologized after riling up residents of San Francisco with a misguided marketing campaign that attempted to highlight its tax payments with snarky messaging.<p>A series of ads on bus shelters and billboards saw Airbnb call out public libraries, the Board of Education and Public Works …

Libraries
Oil & Gas Industry