Michael Spielman

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Michael Moore Trolls Trump By Promising to Frack Near Mar-a-Lago 

The key to effective trolling is understanding your target. Filmmaker Michael Moore clearly understands that Republicans only care about …

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy<p>After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with …

American dreams: The USA's best new homes

There's a total of 14 projects in the 2017 Housing Awards, split into the following categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family …

Architecture

New lightweight electric bike is ready for urban commutes

Don’t sacrifice style for function<p>Electric bikes aren’t exactly glamorous. Many of them have stubby frames and small wheels that may work great for commuting, but lack the style of white-walled beach cruisers or other townie bikes.<p>Seattle-based Propella set out to defy those stereotypes. Their new …

Beautiful Designs Framed By Black Window Trims

Choosing dark colors for the window frames or painting the trim black is a neat trick which can offer many advantages. Black is a timeless neutral. …

Interior Design

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Clean Energy

Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US

<b>In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances. Plug-and-play</b> …

Solar Power

One Big Question: Why do some people refuse to accept that human-induced climate change is real?

We've noticed something here at New Atlas. We often see some of the liveliest comments on the site whenever we post an article relating to climate …

This Sun-Tracking Solar System Gets More Power Out Of Rooftops

As the sun moves, so do the panels–increasing power output by about 20%.<p>Many industrial solar farms now employ “tracker” technology to align panels with the sun’s arc. But rooftops are often bad places for such heavy machinery, and engineers worry that if panels tilt too tall, they may be buffeted …

Solar Power

Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds<p>The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea …

Make Your Old Bike Electric For Less Than $100, With This Clever Gadget

Your beat-up clunker will fly.<p>A typical electric bike might cost $2,000. But a simple new attachment is designed to turn your beater from Craigslist (or the fancy road bike that you already own) into an electric bike for around $100 or less.<p>“There is, that we’re aware of, no low-cost alternative …

Gear & Gadgets

Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

Headaches

Solar thermal system integrates invisibly into slate roof

For some, solar panels are a status symbol; that's why so many people put them on their homes instead of fixing air leaks or changing light bulbs. …

German cabinet puts brakes on clean energy transition

The German government has agreed on a new reform of electricity markets. It's likely to slow down the transition to a clean energy future, removing …

Renewable Energy

Tesla’s 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor — Why Nikola Tesla’s 19th Century Induction Motor Is The Ideal Choice For The 21st Century Electric Car

<b>Published on</b> May 30th, 2016 | <i>by Steve Bakker</i><p>109<p>Tesla’s 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor — Why Nikola Tesla’s 19th Century Induction Motor Is The …

China's eco-civilization plan calls for 23% forest cover by 2020

Besides the United States, China has done more than any other country to contribute to climate change. But while China’s greenhouse gas emissions are …

Ecology

9 indoor-outdoor flooring ideas

The benefits of indoor-outdoor living are clear — the tranquillity of nature and the beauty of fresh air brought right into your home — but it can be tough to feel connected to the outdoors in a more urban environment. A great way to boost the link between inside and out is with seamless flooring …

Home Improvement

Pretty Much Everything Donald Trump Said About Energy and Climate Was Wrong, Ignorant, or Gibberish

The presidential campaign of Donald Trump has largely been a policy-free, fact-free, detail-free event, based on emotion (especially fear), pandering to shallow slogans ("Make America Great"), and the aggressive personal and <i>ad hominem</i> abuse of his Republican and Democratic opponents.<p>As a result, it …

The Quick-Install Bimoz E-Bike Mid Drive Kit [VIDEO]

By Richard Peace European firm bimoz say they are nearing a rollout of the ‘lightest and easiest e-bike retrofit system’ that will fit ‘almost any …

Cycling

This ‘mechanical jellyfish’ could help us harvest tons of energy from the ocean

There are reasons why wave energy is one of nature’s greatest untapped resources. The ocean is unforgiving. Salt water corrodes small parts on metal …

Meet the Next 'Supermajors' of Renewable Energy

More than a decade after the birth of the modern renewable energy industry, solar and wind await their John D. Rockefeller.<p>Clean power remains a …

Renewable Energy

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study

Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests<p>Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling.<p>In the worst case scenarios, often …

Solar Cells So Thin They Could Blow Away

Get ready for solar bubbles<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an exciting proof of concept of the thinnest, lightest solar cell ever made. The key to developing such a thin and light cell, according to MIT is a unique fabrication method.<p>Solar cells are typically …

The US Said India's Solar Power Plan Discriminates Against American Companies — And the WTO Agrees | VICE News

At the behest of Uncle Sam, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has spiked parts of a plan to spread solar energy across India — where more than 300 million people lack electricity.<p>Yesterday, a WTO arbitration panel sided with the United States, which in 2013 complained that India's massive …

Solar Power

Thinking of installing solar panels? Google’s Project Sunroof expands to more states

If you’ve been thinking about soaking up the sun and providing your home with some energy, it won’t be quite as easy as slapping some solar panels on …

Solar Stocks Continue to Plummet in a ‘Bizarre Confluence of Contradictory Events’

Earlier this year, SunEdison set a course to become the first renewable energy supermajor.<p>In mid-July, the project developer’s stock was up ahead of …

Why SolarCity is struggling to adapt to today's solar market

In some ways, that's true, but it overstates how SolarCity's operations really work -- and the reason the company has struggled so much lately.<p>In reality, SolarCity is really a pushy door-to-door salesman and telemarketer that's urging you to sign on the dotted line as fast as possible so he can …

Solar Power

Opinion: These investments can help you profit from global warming

Global warming is real.<p>The literal rocket scientists at NASA say so. In fact, 97% of scientists think so. Even the majority of those who describe …

Climate Change

Take The US Navy’s Word For It: Clean Energy Creates Jobs

<b>Published on</b> November 13th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>7<p>Take The US Navy’s Word For It: Clean Energy Creates Jobs<p>November 13th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>If you …