Solar

climate change

World’s Largest Ice Shelf Is Melting 10 Times Faster Than Expected

Critical parts of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf are eroding due to solar heating of surface waters.
Becky Ferreira
4.29.19
Motherboard

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
2070

Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself

A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Rebecca Flowers
1.23.18
climate change

Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change

The president's climate inaction has frustrated the world, and allowed an economic rival to gain more power and influence.
Geoff Dembicki
11.7.17
alternative energy

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

Who needs Tesla?
Louise Matsakis
8.22.17
"Welcome to miami"

South Miami Is Now the First City in Florida to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

The Sunshine State has been resisting solar energy for years.
Ankita Rao
7.20.17
Space

So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons

After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
thump news

Maceo Plex Announces New Album Named After His Son

'Solar' will be out on his new imprint Lone Romantic on June 16.
Alexander Iadarola
4.24.17
Motherboard

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.
Becky Ferreira
4.9.17
Walking on Sunshine

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.
Becky Ferreira
4.8.17
sunny-side up

Farms Are Turning to Solar as Electricity Prices Soar

Solar energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels for many large farms.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
2.22.17
energy

Massachusetts Bill Wants 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2035

This might be a message to the president.
Madison Margolin
1.25.17
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