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Is hydrogen the solution to net-zero home heating?

On 27 June 2019, the energy and clean growth minister Chris Skidmore signed papers that committed the UK to reduce carbon emissions to effectively nothing by 2050. If we are to stand any chance of meeting this target, known as…


Fear Of (Everybody Else) Flying

Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) shocked the world by proposing a Green New Deal. One of its more controversial provisions was a proposal to build high-speed rail…

The Last Thing Australia Needs Is More Costly Climate Craziness

Desperate to attend the September 2020 Glasgow climate change summit with a positive program, the Coalition government continues to promote, at the expense of national living standards, elitist-appealing measures that force lower greenhouse gas emissions. The new elixir is to…

Potassium metal battery emerges as a rival to lithium-ion technology

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion battery, but relies on potassium — a much more abundant and less expensive element.


CLIMATE IMPACTS: Studies sound alarm on ‘badly out-of-date’ FEMA flood maps

The federal government must spend up to $12 billion to improve the nation’s flood maps and should do more to steer development out of flood-prone areas, according to two recent studies that warn about increasing flood damage from climate change.


ARMY CORPS: Trump, greens find common ground as NY sea wall plan crumbles

Environmentalists yesterday hailed a Trump administration decision to halt a study that looked at building storm-surge barriers in the New York City area, though they voiced concern that the region will remain vulnerable to rising seas and intensifying storms.

The power is coming back on in Australian communities thanks to solar-powered minigrids

In the wake of Australia’s bushfires, an unprecedented natural disaster in which more than 20 percent of the continent’s forests burned, dozens of rural communities cut off from the electrical grid faced the grim prospect of weeks and even months…