John Hensler

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RUMOR: New Monorail Fleet Has Been Ordered For Walt Disney World

Internal sources are reporting that Disney has ordered a new fleet of monorails for Walt Disney World to replace the aging and problematic Mark VI …

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming Really Did Make Hurricane Harvey More Likely

Texas is now six times more likely to see huge, cyclone-related floods than it was in the 1990s.<p>Think of the Earth’s climate system as a pair of dice. You never know exactly how a roll will end. But some outcomes, like rolling a seven, are much more likely than others, like snake eyes. But when we …

Climate Change

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

Regenerative Agriculture: Our Best Hope of Cooling the Planet

Another report sounding the alarm about climate change. Another missed opportunity to talk about the most promising solution: regenerative …

Climate

Solar Windows Could Meet 'Nearly All' of America's Electricity Demand

By Joe McCarthy<p>There's an estimated 5 to 7 billion square meters of glass surfaces in the U.S. For windows on homes, cars and buildings, these glass …

The cost of installing solar energy is going to plummet again.

Utility-scale solar power costs could drop 60 percent over the next 10 years, provided the Trump administration refrains from tanking the solar …

'We will be toasted, roasted and grilled': IMF chief sounds climate change warning

Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dark future’ if the world fails to take steps to address global warming<p>The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has warned.<p>“If we don’t address these issues... we will be moving to a …

Christine Lagarde

Wildlife Wednesday: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs

We are absolutely delighted to share that Sohni, a Sumatran tiger in our care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, recently gave birth to a pair of tiger …

Disneyland cleared to add 455 parking spaces to its Toy Story lot

In a move that will help prepare for the expected onslaught of visitors to its “Star Wars” land opening in two years, Disneyland Resort is adding …

Toy Story

Trump's Rejection of National Climate Report Would Do More Harm Than Paris Exit

A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president …

Climate

What liberals get wrong about climate change

Democrats and environmental groups too often let their ideological agendas get in the way of addressing climate change. My thought bubble: …

Why No Eclipse Denialists? The Same Science Predicts Global Heating

Eminent physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s tweet pointing out that there are no eclipse denialists the way there are dedicated climate change denialists …

Climate Change

iPhone 8’s amazing facial recognition is super quick, works in the dark

The iPhone 8’s facial recognition feature will work “within a few hundred milliseconds,” be more secure than the existing Touch ID sensor, and even work in the dark, a pair of new reports claim.<p>In addition to the regular iPhone sensors you’d expect to find, the upcoming handset will reportedly …

The Fundamentalists Holding Us Back from a Climate Change Solution

The evangelical Christian movement has been at war with environmentalism for decades—but the stakes have never been higher.<p>Rachel Lamb grew up thinking that climate change was a liberal hoax. That's what everyone thought at the rural Michigan church where her dad was the pastor. The world was …

Apple announces watchOS 4 Apple Watch update

Apple has announced watchOS 4 for Apple Watch at WWDC 2017. First up is a new Siri-based watch face… Details below.<p>The new Siri watch face is a dynamic, intelligent option that changes what information is presented based on what’s on your calendar and in other apps. There’s also a new kaleidoscope …

The Second Coming Of iPad

With new hardware and a next-generation operating system heavy on tablet-specific improvements, Apple is on a campaign to make the iPad your primary computing device.<p><b>Apple CEO Steve Jobs</b> had a favorite analogy for the post-PC era: Computers were trucks, and tablets were cars. He liked to compare …

Easy Watermelon Bars (19-Minute Recipe)

These watermelon bars are so creamy and refreshing! You can use watermelon leftovers to make this amazingly tasty and unique sweet treat. Plus, it is …

Dessert

Home of the week: a 700 ft² house with all details!

This is a house for everyone—it would make any family happy and it cost just over $150 Thousand Dollars.<p>It is packed with good planning, a beautiful …

Living Rooms

Foxconn insider drops avalanche of information about the iPhone 8, new MacBooks, Apple’s smart glasses and more

In absolutely fascinating thread, a Foxconn insider took to the Apple subreddit earlier today and dished out a treasure trove of information …

Disney is betting big on theme parks, but it needs to make up its mind

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy ride and Avatar land are two takes on the same future<p>If you were at a Disney park over the Memorial Day weekend, the crushing lines were likely even more intense than expected. On one coast, the company’s Animal Kingdom park officially opened Pandora, its immersive …

An End to Fossil Fuels: India Commits to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

Doubling Their Efforts<p>Yesterday was a particularly glum day for climate scientists, with President Donald Trump withdrawing U.S. support for the …

World Economic Forum

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Leading The Way<p>On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the …

Renewable Energy

U.S. solar-dependent power grids will be tested by eclipse

An upcoming eclipse puts a spotlight on power preparations<p>On August 21st, the moon will pass directly between earth and the sun, shading the United States in half-light for roughly two hours. While astronomers are turning their eyes to the skies, the country’s solar utility operators will be …

Creators Ready ‘Happily Ever After’ for May 12 Debut at Magic Kingdom Park

Few parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation are more memorable than standing before Cinderella Castle to watch nighttime fireworks with your …

California Is Daring President Trump to Stop It From Fighting Climate Change

California’s government agency responsible for maintaining healthy air quality voted on Friday to adopt stricter emissions standards for automobiles, …

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters

Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem<p>The Irish Pub near Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk doesn’t have any locks on the doors as it is open 24 hours a day. So when Hurricane …

Clean energy forces messy changes for utilities and regulators

California's push for clean energy is forcing the players — consumers, regulators, utilities and fuel producers — into an uncomfortable dance that has each stepping on others' toes.<p>But all must learn to perform together or risk the reliability of crucial energy services, representatives of the …

Southern California Edison

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

There are those who work for months or even years to create a beautiful tiny home out of nothing, but if you don’t have time for all that, now you …