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China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Because China is such a behemoth, its energy decisions absolutely dwarf anything any other country is doing right now. Case in point: Over the weekend, the Chinese government ordered 13 provinces to cancel 104 coal-fired projects in development, amounting to a whopping 120 gigawatts of capacity in …

Adviser contradicts Trump: Russians hacked the US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump said Monday he thinks the Russians were involved in election-related hacking of the US -- a very different view than that held by the incoming administration.<p>Former CIA director James Woolsey, an adviser to Trump on national security …

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

Here's what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say about marijuana

In November, residents in at least eight states, and perhaps more, will be voting on whether or not to legalize recreational or medical marijuana. Currently, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, while four, along with Washington, D.C., have legalized the sale of recreational-use marijuana …

Cannabis

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

3 transmission projects that illustrate the importance in modernizing the grid

Across the nation, the ongoing shift in utility generation to natural gas and renewables is only possible because of new transmission.<p>As power …

Trailblazing slate tiles with hidden solar thermal reduce energy use by 85%

The less-than-charming appearance of solar panels is a deterrent to some homeowners interested in generating their own clean energy, and many people …

Clean Energy

This might explain why your electricity bill is so high

Even when you turn off your electronics, they could still be wasting electricity. When you press the off switch, many electronics -- like televisions, DVRs and satellite boxes-- go into standby mode.<p>During standby mode, electronics don't turn off completely. They perform updates, record your …

Obama nudges for Hillary, hopes for unity

The president stops short of a full-blown endorsement. But there's little question about where he stands.<p>NEW YORK — Still not a Hillary Clinton endorsement — but edging closer and closer.<p>And literally laughing about running against Donald Trump.<p>Obama didn’t leave much question, telling “Tonight …

Study: Smoking pot doesn’t make you anxious or depressed

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>New research published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found that using marijuana as an adult is <i>not</i> associated with a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.<p>This is a challenge to some previous research which has shown …

Mental Health

The Supreme Court just gave a great explanation of our baffling electricity system

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Environmental groups are cheering over the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in the obscure yet deeply consequential case <i>Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs. Electric Power Supply Association</i>, in which a 6-2 court decision blessed “demand response” — the idea that big …

Regulation

These illustrations perfectly sum up the reality of living with anxiety and depression

LONDON — Anyone who suffers from anxiety will know that the condition is far from amusing. But British illustrator Gemma Correll has created comical …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

It's more than just the winter blues.<p>For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year."<p>Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million American adults and can make a few months out of the year feel downright unbearable. It's common to feel bouts of the …

Depression

90 percent of Americans would die in two years without electricity, warns EMP commission

If the power grid were to go out on a national scale, it would be lights out for America, in more ways than one. The bulk of the nation’s …

23 Things You Probably Shouldn't Say To Someone With Depression

We know your intentions are good, but no.<p>But don't do that. Your friends need you now more than ever. Just keep in mind that some of these well-meaning phrases might have a completely different meaning for someone with depression.

America’s preeminent climate deniers are sending “real scientists” to the Vatican to teach the Pope about global warming

<b>(giulio napolitano/Shutterstock)</b><p>The Koch-backed Heartland Institute will enlighten Pope Francis about our “Biblical duty” to destroy the planet<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 24, 2015 8:40pm (UTC)<p>You'll never guess what crazy shenanigans the folks at the climate denying Heartland Institute -- I'm sorry, I …

Pope Francis

Why renewables growth rates don't matter, but regulations do

If you think one of America's goals should be to decarbonize electricity generation, this must have seemed like a good week. Perhaps it's due to the …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

NB Power looks to small-scale renewable energy

NB Power says as part of its goal to generate 40 per cent of its in-province sales from renewable sources by 2020, it will encourage locally owned, …

4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world …

How People with Schizophrenia Use the Internet

Those suffering from delusions can find support groups online, but they can also come across shoddy information and scams that can trigger their conditions.<p>Last month, a Dutch 19-year-old identified only as "Tarik Z" stormed a TV station with what turned out to be a fake gun and demanded air time. …

Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations'

Conway Mackenzie, the largest restructuring firm in the US, says that oil drillers will begin shutting down as soon as the second quarter, followed closely by explorers, according to Bloomberg's Joe Carroll.<p>The game changed when on Jan. 5 crude broke $50 per barrel for the first time since April …

Oil

Elliott Smith discusses depression, Elvis Costello in beautifully animated 1998 interview

“A lot of people are kind of depressed. I’m happy some of the time, and some of the time I’m not”<p>Sarah Gray<p>January 22, 2015 9:19pm (UTC)<p>A 1998 conversation between Elliott Smith and music critic Barney Hoskyns was animated for PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series.<p>The interview, which Rolling …

Music

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature

Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.<p>A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a …

Retrogaming

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Depression sufferers open up with #NotJustSad

German blogger Jenna Shotgun opened up on Twitter about suffering from depression, prompting thousands to join the conversation with #NotJustSad.<p>Some of the blogger's initial tweets described the way depression is generally talked about:

Experts: Grid safe from big attack

The specter of a large-scale, destructive attack on the U.S. power grid is at the center of much strategic thinking about cybersecurity. For years, Americans have been warned by a bevy of would-be Cassandras in Congress, the administration and the press that hackers are poised to shut it down.<p>But …