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May 2019

New Map Shows Expanse Of U.S. Nuclear Waste Sites

The United States is home to 21 “stranded” nuclear-waste storage sites, according to a congressional researcher who was quick to add that “stranded does not imply that the waste has been abandoned or lacks regulatory oversight.”
It means those 21…

More Electric Cars Mean Fewer Mechanical Jobs

Expect job losses as electric vehicles displace the internal combustion engine, the Congressional Research Service has warned members of Congress.
One can hardly fault the electric vehicles. They have fewer moving parts, so there's less to build and…

Venture capital is surging back into the energy sector it abandoned seven years ago, and the money's not all coming from billionaires, oil companies or corporate funds. There's a need breed of venture investor in town, according to one of them, in…

Algae: Single-Celled Savior Of The Climate Crisis

A team of Cornell University scientists set out to produce carbon-neutral fuels from algae and found what they believe is a "doable" and profitable system to not only render the transportation sector carbon negative, but reduce pressure on forests,…

What If GMOs Can Fight Climate Change?

Zero-carbon technologies won't be enough to avert climate change, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said last week. We're going to need negative-carbon technologies, too. But those appear to be a long-way off.
"I think it's going to be a long time…