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Electric Vehicles

Enbridge wants to build a new tar sands pipeline<p>Tar sands are the dirtiest fossil fuels. These are low-quality heavy tar-like oils that are mined from sand or rock. Much of the mining occurs in Alberta Canada, but it is also mined elsewhere, in lesser quantities.<p>Tar sands are the worst. Not only …

Fossil Fuels

What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?

Bills so pretty you'd never spend them<p>Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I've never seen. But …

Industrial Designer

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Striking Exteriors

These visually arresting facades can't be accused of being boring. Our editor's top picks of the week feature homes from the Dwell community with impressive exteriors.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes</i> …

Lake Michigan

Europe’s Largest Asset Manager Sees ‘Tipping Point’ on Climate

The world’s deepest-pocketed investors are starting to take climate change seriously, according to Amundi SA.<p>“We are really observing a tipping point …

Fossil Fuels

Renewables smash records in 2017, but 2018/19 will be bigger

CEC report details record-breaking year for solar, wind, batteries in Australia – and "just a glimpse" of unprecedented level activity expected in …

Renewable Energy

A Growing Blue Economy in North America

Over the last four years 20 incubators, accelerators and clusters focused on the Blue Economy and blue technology have formed in North America, …

Innovation

Jeff Bezos outlines Blue Origin's space colony ambitions

It's no secret that Jeff Bezos wants humanity to return to the Moon and otherwise spread its wings beyond Earth. Now, though, he's offering a clearer sense of what that entails -- and it's evident that his ideas stretch well into the long term. In an interview with <i>GeekWire</i>, he explained that he …

Space Travel

Defense Department Turning Over Space Traffic Control to Commerce, But Details Unclear

WASHINGTON — A new policy said to be on President Trump's desk for final approval would designate the Department of Commerce as the public face of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

A terrorist attack turned Charlie Hebdo into a revered institution it never sought to be

PARIS — One of the last things the Charlie Hebdo staff discussed on the morning of Jan. 7, 2015, before two gunmen stormed their offices and killed 12 people, was a novel.<p>“Submission,” by the provocateur Michel Houellebecq, imagines an Islamist takeover of France. The cover of Charlie Hebdo that …

Religion

Pentagram’s London Design Biennale identity envisages Darwin’s seven universal emotions as paper masks

For its second edition, London Design Biennale has turned once again to Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa for its graphic identity. The 2018 festival …

Graphic Design

Planet Nine, Show Thyself

Astronomers have found tantalizing new evidence that strengthens the case for a ninth planet beyond Neptune—but some still doubt its existence.<p>In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that could explain a strange clustering of objects in the outer …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Found The 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' And Up to $17 Billion in Treasure

But who will get the loot? Drama ensues.<p>For centuries, untold riches of gold, silver, and jewels buried with the world's most valuable shipwreck were …

From Cleopatra to Banksy: satirist Ian Hislop to co-organise British Museum show on subversion

The satirist Ian Hislop is to co-organise a British Museum exhibition on protest, selecting 99 objects from the collection. It is a bold decision for …

China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

China’s newly invigorated space program has some ambitious goals, and one of them is something that’s never been done before — landing a spacecraft …

April Was the 400th Consecutive Month of Above-Average Temps

April 2018 was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures” on Earth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced …

Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

For all the talk about coal-industry employment, solar energy accounted for more than twice as many jobs last year, about 350,000 workers, according …

A Restored Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer Asks $1.47M

Based on a showhouse Breuer designed for the Museum of Modern Art, this revived 1950 abode sits on a secluded, four-acre lot in Princeton, New Jersey.<p>Marcel Breuer modeled the Lauck House after one of his own iconic works, the residence commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art's "House in the …

Architecture

Collector Sues Sotheby’s to Block Basquiat Auction, Exposing Ugly Family Dispute

“This is a case about a broken promise, a family disagreement, and an art masterpiece that, if this Court does not step in now to save it, will be lost to the people who love it, and to New York, forever.”<p>This is not the opening voice-over for a Netflix drama. It is, rather, the first sentence in a …

Fine Art

Industry touts economic gains of Obama’s climate policy to Trump

A climate policy pursued under former President Obama is poised to create thousands of jobs and lower America’s trade deficit, according to a report …

The 19 Small Ways That NASA Will Try To Save The Earth

When most people think of NASA, they think about space and the Universe beyond our world. NASA conjures up images of humans in space, on the Moon, or in rockets. From a science perspective, we think about the stars, nebulae and galaxies out there in the distant Universe, and the planets in our …

Climate Change

Half as many birds are being killed by wind turbines as previously thought

The risk of birds being killed by offshore wind turbines is less than half of what has previously been suggested, according to new analysis.<p>A …

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

The collapse of the U.S.-led world order has done more harm than we realize

The bloody mess that is Syria stands as Exhibit A of what is happening to global order with the retreat of American leadership. The carefully circumscribed strike ordered by President Trump last week will do nothing to change the reality that he, like Barack Obama before him, has left a power …

Middle East

‘We have to go to carbon-free electricity’: James Hansen on how world leaders can effectively take on climate change

In the 1970s, James Hansen was a NASA scientist working on a mission to study Venus when he became curious about the changing composition of Earth’s atmosphere. By 1981, that curiosity led to some of the first scientific work to show the effect of carbon emissions on climate. For years, his refusal …

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

Before and After: A Rundown Bodega in Chicago Is Reimagined Into a Vibrant Live/Work Space

A deserted corner store is redeveloped into a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office space for a newly expanded architecture and design studio.<p>Inspired by the spirit of repurposing urban spaces in the era of tear-downs, Matt Nardella—who runs the Chicago–based architecture and …

Rustic Meets Modern

Pacific Grove, California<p>This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and …

EPA’s war with California proves America needs a carbon tax

Last week, Trump’s EPA announced that it will repeal the vehicle fuel efficiency standards set under the Obama administration and replace them with weaker requirements. EPA also threatened to revoke California’s ability under the Clean Air Act to impose its own greenhouse gas standards. If they do …

Fossil Fuels