In the not-so-distant future, rural America contends with the arrival of Big Solar.
A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate
A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
Senator Who Shot a Climate Change Bill with a Rifle to Lead Energy Committee
Senator Joe Manchin has been named as the senior Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage
About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
Global Carbon Emissions Are Predicted to Hit Record High in 2018
A new report from the Global Carbon Project anticipates an unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide emissions around the world.
Bitcoin Mining Alone Could Raise Global Temperatures Above Critical Limit By 2033
A recent UN climate report said that if global temperatures rose above 1.5 C it could lead to catastrophic climate change. Bitcoin alone could raise global temperatures by 2 C within two decades.
This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Almost No Carbs
You might want to read this before you decide to start living off of butter, bacon, and bourbon.
This Is What Would Happen to Your Body if You Only Ate Fruits and Vegetables
We're not talking plant-based. We're talking plants only.
This Solar-Powered, 'Low Tech' Website Goes Offline When It's Cloudy
Low Tech Magazine has completely re-envisioned how websites work in order to create a site that uses very little power.
Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer
Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."