For the first time ever, a running pipeline approved by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) might get shut down.
He did it. Holy shit he did it. Elon Musk, the One True Star Boy, launched a fucking car into space.
Climate change is a complex topic that even grown-ass people have trouble understanding. Imagine how kids must feel (oh, and the parents and teachers who bear the responsibility of teaching them about it). Luckily, there’s a new book to help with all that.
Exceptionally warm Winter Olympics have become something of a trend, but that will not be the case this year in South Korea. In fact, host city PyeongChang is facing serious cold during the two-week event, with the temperature forecast to plunge to 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit during Friday’s opening ceremony with wind…
A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan today, causing damage and a partially collapsed hotel building, sources report.
In the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, 12 people died and at least 87 people got sick between 2014 and 2015—the result of a deadly bacterial outbreak that was suspected to have been triggered by the same water crisis that saw lead leach into the water supply. A pair of studies out this week confirm this…
Forests are perpetual losers at the Olympics, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
At approximately 8:30am today, the National Weather Service sent a test tsunami warning to an unknown number of people. It was not immediately obvious to some that the alert of an impending, destructive force of nature was a test—and at least one-third party app, AccuWeather, reportedly pushed it out as a genuine alert
Foiled in his bid to slash the Department of Energy’s clean energy research programs in 2018, Trump is apparently going to try again: As reported by the Washington Post last week, a draft of the administration’s FY-2019 budget proposes cutting funding for the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)…
Thawing permafrost is creating major problems for Alaskan communities, and the situation is poised to get worse as temperatures keep rising. Now scientists have pinpointed a new reason to be concerned about ancient soils coming out of the freezer for the first time in millennia: mercury. Lots and lots of it.
Over the past decade, birth rates in the U.S. have dropped to a historic low, with several contributing factors such as the dipping economy and, more positively, advancements in sex education and family planning. But among those deciding whether or not to have kids is an increasingly pressing worry: How do we justify…
Dan Bell is a biologist with a knack for map-making.
Everything’s harder in Antarctica, and that includes reaching the ocean. On a recent expedition to the frozen continent, scientists melted a nearly 1,200-foot-deep borehole through the Ross Ice Shelf in order to access the icy seawater beneath it.
South Australia is quickly becoming one of the most ambitious renewable energy hubs in the world. After arriving on the scene late last year when billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk helped the Australian state install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in just a matter of weeks, on Sunday the government announced…
Donald Trump’s administration plans to withdraw climate change denier and White House senior environmental adviser Kathleen Hartnett White as its nominee to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, the New York Times reported.
The New York Times reported Thursday that India’s government unveiled a plan—still in its very early stages—to give 500 million of its poorest citizens free access to health care. It would, in part, give 100 million families up to 500,000 rupees (about $8,000) annually, enough to cover five heart surgeries, the Times…
When parents send their kids to school, the last worry on their mind should be whether their children are safe. And I don’t mean from the stereotypical culprits like bullies, peer pressure, or gun violence. I’m talking about air pollution.
“Day Zero” sounds like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it’s a reality that Cape Town, South Africa, could face in a few short months. A historic stretch of drought years has turned the city’s reservoirs into deserts.