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Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark view of one of Britain’s chief climate experts, Professor John Beddington, who has …

Fossil Fuels

The big slide in renewable energy tells the real story

No, renewables are not taking over the world anytime soon. Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg We have spent the last two centuries getting off renewables …

Power plant developer pulls the plug on its natural gas project in Oxnard

The developer of a proposed natural gas power plant in Ventura County asked state regulators Monday to suspend review of the plans, effectively ending the controversial project.<p>In response to regulators' recommendation this month to reject the project, NRG Energy asked the California Energy …

Finding a contractor will be tough for Harvey and Irma victims

There's a tremendous shortage of construction workers throughout the U.S., and that's going to make things tough for hurricanes victims who want to rebuild.<p>"There's already a shortage of skilled workers, and Harvey and Irma won't make it any better," said Bill Varian. He's a contractor in Naples, …

Extreme Weather

Release of Arctic Methane ''May Be Apocalyptic,'' Study Warns

On a lake, plumes of gas, most likely methane from the breakdown of carbon in sediments below the lake, keep the water from freezing in spots, …

A battle is brewing over a proposal for a new source of water in the South Bay

On a picturesque summer afternoon, West Basin Municipal Water District officials chose to woo regulators with a stroll by the beach in El Segundo, stopping to admire an unadulterated strip of California coastline.<p>"It <i>is</i> beautiful," said Diane Gatza, West Basin's water resources engineer.<p>A few hours …

Legacy of Lies and Cover-Ups Leaves Nuclear Energy Revival Elusive

By Paul Brown<p>There have been three well-documented major nuclear accidents in the last 60 years, each one accompanied by official lies and cover-ups. …

A database of professors who've traumatized the right's pampered little Special Snowflakes

Since last spring, the "Professor Watchlist" has allowed right-wing students at American universities to anonymously blacklist the professors "who …

Why is the stock market so excited for President Trump?

U.S. stock indexes broke records Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 19,000, the S&P 500 closed over 2,200, and the NASDAQ closed …

Stock Markets

Trump ‘to Scrap’ NASA Climate Research

Strange, super-hot temperatures at the Arctic mean that sea ice is melting

Strange events in the Arctic appear to suggest that something very troubling is happening with the sea ice there, scientists have said.<p>The North Pole …

Global Warming

47 of The World's Poorest Countries Are Aiming to Hit 100% Renewable Energy

Skip that whole coal thing.<p>As the world's leading superpowers struggle to make the transition from fossil-based energy systems to more sustainable …

Why Are U.S. Nuclear Missiles Still On High-Alert?

<i>Both former Secretary of Defense William Perry and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski have spoken about middle of the night phone calls they received in response to purported incoming nuclear strikes. Though the alerts were quickly determined to be false alarms, what if they had</i> …

The US keeps shutting down nuclear power plants and replacing them with coal or gas

America’s largest source of zero-carbon power is in serious trouble. And I’m not talking about wind or solar. They’re doing fine. The trouble is with nuclear power, which still provides about 19 percent of the nation’s electricity.<p>Since 2013, the United States has lost five nuclear power plants, …

Lithium battery failure wipes out DARPA robot at NASA

It's not just Samsung that has problems with combusting batteries, as NASA's office of Safety and Mission Assurance has just revealed. The body has announced that NASA centers have seen at least four major explosions and a number of close calls over the last decade. The latest crisis was a fire at …

DARPA

Journey to Mars, get dementia. All the more reason to stay here and fix Earth

We have many more pressing concerns here at home than a contest about who has the biggest rocket<p>Bad news if you were planning a winter vacation to Mars: new research has shown that the 225m km trip to the Red Planet won’t just give you bad jet lag – it’ll probably fry your brain. The study, …

Space Travel

China is Designing Portable Nuclear Reactors

Tiny nukes could be used to power remote military bases in the South China Sea.<p>China is reportedly developing miniature nuclear reactors and hopes to have them within five years, says the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. The reactors, with development is partially funded by the Chinese military, would be …

Nuclear Energy

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

Tenerife volcano latest news - will Mount Teide erupt and how many earthquakes have struck the Canary Island?

MOUNT Teide is a volcano that formed on the holiday island of Tenerife.<p>It has been the source of small but rapid subterranean tremors that experts …

Geology

Nuclear power is risky and expensive; here's a better idea

In the 21st century, the UK will have to supply itself with power that is affordable, reliable and clean. But in almost every way, the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station offers only expensive and risky solutions from the 20th century.<p>A nuclear power station is about as useful in solving …

New York State

Sanders Statement on Monsanto-Bayer Deal

• Home><br>• Newsroom><br>• Press Releases><br>• Press Release<p>WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Monsanto …

Bernie Sanders

Trump and the Republican Party are doing Big Oil's bidding

The GOP has become the Grand Oil Party. The fossil fuel industry has now managed to dictate Republican Party actions on climate change in attorney generals offices, Congress, and for the party’s presidential nominee.<p>Trump hires advisers with fossil fuel ties<p>Last month, Donald Trump added Brooke …

Fossil Fuels

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Test: 12 Lessons from Kim Jong-un's Latest Challenge

It’s been at least a few days since North Korea did anything terribly provocative. So another disruptive event was long overdue. Pyongyang just …

Donald Trump’s Glib Talk About Nuclear Weapons Obscures a Greater Danger

SpyTalk Nuclear Weapons Donald Trump<p>A nuclear holocaust, like death itself, is something we’d rather not think about. So we don’t, much, except when …

How Did Trump's And Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

Despite the vast differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there were some striking similarities between the economic speeches they delivered this week. They both spoke in Michigan, where they both talked a lot about manufacturing, with both of them insisting that they would obtain …

Economics

Libertarian Gary Johnson makes a plea for disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters

Donald Trump’s public feud with the Muslim family of a fallen solider has drawn attention to the businessman’s own record of military service.<p>Khizr Khan delivered an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention in which he told the story of his son, Humayun, who was killed in 2004 by a …

Earth hit record high for global heat levels in 2015 | Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—Earth’s fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical …

What Five Years of Drought Have Done to the United States

We’re in the midst of a long, sustained drought that’s been unfolding for the past several years. But just how hard has that drought hit in different …

United States

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These two huge states are both going green. But only one is sticking with nuclear

In June, the state of California — which has led the U.S. in putting electric cars on the road and switching to so-called clean electricity — took a decisive turn in its quest to move away from carbon<b>–</b>emitting fuels. An agreement between the large utility Pacific Gas and Electric and environmental …