Category: Energy

Eco-Crisis: Critical Climate Indicators Climb To Alarming Levels

By Adriana Navarro Four key climate indicators set new records in 2021, underscoring the importance to curb emissions from human activity. The United Nations criticized “humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption” despite sustainable technology being readily available for governments and cheaper to use than fossil fuels.” Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat and ocean

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New Tech Will Jolt The Battery Industry

By Charles Epstein The future of battery technology means new propulsion systems and power generators will become more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cheaper. The world’s largest battery makers are pursuing these goals in China, South Korea, Europe and the U.S. Developed nations are accelerating these non-carbon developments as they move from fossil fuels and toward new

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Climate Irony: Cleaner Air Linked To Increase In Atlantic Hurricanes 

By Allison Finch Reducing air pollution has important health benefits — but it can also have an unusual impact on the environment. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently published in the journal Science Advances, examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones over

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‘Quantum Charging’ Electric Cars Could Be As Fast As Pumping Gas

By Martin M Barillas New technology may accelerate charging speeds for electric vehicles by 200 times, meaning that filling a battery may take less than 10 seconds. Drivers of electric vehicles face slow battery-charging speeds and inconvenience, whether at home or at sparsely distributed electric-charging stations. Cars, for example, may take as long as 10

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‘Unprecedented’ Water Levels Threatening Hydropower Generation In The West

By Zachary Rosenthal The nation’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, is continuing to dry up, placing water supplies and power generation in the West in potentially dire straits. Lake Powell is an artificial lake in the middle of the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Utah. Created in 1963 after the construction of the

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