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Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Steve Ditko, a comic-book artist best known for his role in creating Spider-Man, one of the most successful superhero properties ever, was found dead on June 29 at his home in Manhattan, the police said on Friday. He was 90.<p>The death was confirmed by Officer George Tsourovakas, a spokesman for the …

Comic Books

The Era of Walls in a Warming World

When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were …

MIT is redesigning power converters to make them more efficient

Researchers at MIT have developed a new power converter design that is able to handle higher voltages while maintaining efficiency.<p>Power conversion, …

Columbia University

Aerial Photos Tell a Story About Which Cities Are Embracing Clean Energy

Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area of each of these mega-cities is home to more than 20 million people.<p>Besides realizing that my …

Scientists Thought an Alaskan Weather Station Was Broken, But It Was Just Climate Change

That climate change is rapidly warming the Arctic is a given, but apparently the news hasn’t reached our algorithmic overlords.<p>Scientists monitoring …

This book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions.<p>By now, the looming dangers of climate change are clear to anyone who’s been paying attention, covered extensively in both academic literature and the popular press.<p>But what about solutions?<p>For …

Alex Jones Says He ‘Had Over 150 Women’ By The Time He Turned 16

Over the weekend, Alex Jones posted a video on his Infowars website in which he claimed that, by his own “conservative” estimate, he already “had …

Yes, I am a climate alarmist. Global warming is a crime against humanity | Lawrence Torcello

There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible<p>Most of us have wondered about the human context of past crimes against humanity: why didn’t more people intervene? How could so many pretend not to know? To be sure, crimes against …

Climate Change

Renewables cut Europe's carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA

European Environment Agency reports solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough<p>A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an …

Australian invention IP Kinetik cuts air conditioning costs, energy use

The IP Kinetik system can be retrofitted to any air conditioner that uses refrigerant gas, regardless of size or brand, Mr Heaton said. Field trials …

Ecolectro Wins $150,000 Grants For Growth Award for its Innovative Polymer Membranes

<b>Award will enable company to produce low cost, high performance polymers for clean energy technologies</b><p><b>ITHACA, NY</b>,-- Ecolectro is the recipient of …

IBM Develops Blockchain Platform to Fight Carbon Emissions in China

Advertisement<p>IBM has laid claim to the world’s first blockchain ‘green asset management platform’ in China to decrease emissions while supporting low …

Creating renewable energy storage out of hot air

The rapid growth of solar arrays and wind farms might sound like a win for the environment, but storing renewable sources of energy efficiently on …

Mercedes Says It Will Not Pursue Fuel Cell Development For Its Cars

Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche announced this week that fuel cell vehicles are off the table. The company will produce a fuel cell SUV for fleet …

Alternative Fuel

Bill Nye-backed startup is using particle accelerator tech to make solar power accessible

After hitting more than $7 million in reservations as part of a Reg A+ equity crowdfunding campaign and getting a stamp of approval from celebrity …

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power

Graphene-based electrode prototype, inspired by fern leaves, could be the answer to solar energy storage challenge<p>Inspired by an American fern, …

SoCalGas and University of California Irvine Demonstrate Power-to-Gas Technology Can Dramatically Increase the Use of Renewable Energy

IRVINE, Calif. -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that new research on power-to-gas technology shows the technique holds the …

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and its suggestions …

A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming

The oceans are warming up faster than we thought. While this is bad news for the planet, it's good news for climate change scientists who have — for the last two decades — puzzled over warming trends in ocean surface temperatures for nearly 20 years.<p>According to a big chunk of ocean surface …

Global Warming

Uber is finally giving the public a glimpse of its stunning trove of transit data

This summer, Uber completed its two billionth ride. The milestone came just six months after the company tallied trip number 1 billion, a testament to the sheer volume of trips that Uber’s drivers complete each day in more than 450 cities worldwide—and to the incredible collection of transit data …

Transportation

6 Graphics To Show To Your Climate-Denying Uncle This Thanksgiving

Pumpkin pie with a side of science.<p>Trying to have any meaningful discussion about the climate change crisis with someone who rejects mainstream science is a recipe for frustration.<p>And with a president-elect who has said climate change is “bullshit” and a “hoax,” it’s likely many family holiday …

Climate Change

Tesla Model 3 Supercharging Will Prioritize Road-Trip Juice

Buyers of the Tesla Model 3, the upcoming $35,000 mass-market electric car from the California automaker, could get free access to its Supercharger network of DC fast chargers—although, perhaps, if and only if they’re on a long-distance road trip.<p>Tesla recently announced plans to reel in free and …

Who killed the hydrogen car? Nothing except time, overhyped expectations and the viability of electric vehicles

<b>(Getty/Eric Piermont)</b><p>Its promise was always too good to be true — a car running on 100 percent clean energy — and too good to give up on<p>Diane Stopyra<p>November 19, 2016 3:45pm (UTC)<p>The hydrogen car is like your dream of learning to play the guitar or writing the Great American Novel — you still hope, …

Energy

The global phenomenon of far-right nationalism is being fueled by existential terror

A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events, and the fear-mongering from politicians hoping to exploit them, many feel that an existential threat is nigh.<p>To make matters worse, a highly influential and …

Existentialism

Why Tesla's New Battery Pack Is Important

Tesla Motors announced a breakthrough on Tuesday that was the stuff of energy nerds: a new battery pack for its performance cars that packed more …

Tesla has big plans to build 3 electric vehicles that nobody wants

In the future, Tesla will construct a pickup truck, a bus, and most provocatively, a semi-truck. All this new "product," as it's called in the industry, set off a flurry of enthusiastic speculation.<p>In theory, it all makes sense: Musk has a grand vision of liberating humanity from its dependence on …

Tesla

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1.2-million sq. ft. solar panel 'Gigafactory' in Buffalo almost ready, will make 1 GW/year

Soon after SolarCity acquired solar panel maker Silevo in the summer of 2014, it announced the construction of a 1.2-million-square-foot 'Solar …

Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible, study says

So MacDonald, who has studied weather and worked to improve forecasts for more than 40 years, assembled a team of four other NOAA scientists to …

Our real Sarah Palin nightmare: We debate sideshows and phony problems — while this very real threat looms undiscussed

<b>Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP/Mary Altaffer)</b><p>While we waste time debating whether science is real, a terrifying biodiversity loss continues under our noses<p>Phil Torres<p>January 24, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p>It’s an amazing fact …

Climate Change