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The fatal acid refineries hesitate to give up

Hydrofluoric acid may develop a lethal cloud of fuel that may take a trip for kilometers. At oil refineries across the country, a hazardous announcement is actually merely a collision away. This tale was actually released through Grist along with the heading The harmful acid refineries hesitate to stop on Apr 6, 2022.

Just how an advance in geothermal can transform our electricity network

This records has actually been actually modified as well as concise for clearness. Newberry Volcano– the most extensive mountain in the Pacific Northwest– is actually the website of a practice that is actually going for an advancement in geothermal power electricity. The practice is actually one tiny action in the risky, high-reward planet of future […]

It’s alive: The groundbreaking research on the microbes in wildfire smoke

This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity. At a prescribed burn site in rural Idaho, a team of fire scientists are using a tricked-out drone to hunt for life in the smoke. What they discover could have big implications for our world, and our health.  Inside the cloud of smoke, amid all the […]

What Tesla has to do with the Solyndra loan scandal

A little over a decade ago, Solyndra was the hottest thing in solar power. Solyndra was so exciting that then-President Barack Obama, who was trying to create green jobs while pulling the country out of the financial crisis, decided to give the company a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. Within two […]

The truth about Bitcoin’s energy use

Do cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin amount to climate arson or a clean-energy boon? It’s complicated. This story was originally published by Grist with the headline The truth about Bitcoin’s energy use on Jun 22, 2021.

How COVID-19 is a threat to the premise of public transit

How COVID-19 is a threat to the premise of public transit

View the video in your browser Transit’s superpower is extra vulnerable to COVID-19. Here’s how. Sources: IHME | Projected daily COVID-19 deaths Transport for London Apple Maps | COVID-19 Mobility Trends Hypothetical bus scenario was based on the Transportation Energy Data Book, APTA 2020 Transit Factbook, and New Flyer Xcelsior size and capacity data, with […]

We need more than a coronavirus lockdown to solve climate change

We need more than a coronavirus lockdown to solve climate change

View the video in your browser We rigged up this bucket to show how 2020’s carbon emissions can hang around for a long time. This story was originally published by Grist with the headline We need more than a coronavirus lockdown to solve climate change on May 27, 2020.

This North Carolina community wants something worthwhile. It’s getting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

This North Carolina community wants something worthwhile. It’s getting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

View the video in your browser Residents living in the rural parts of Eastern North Carolina are no stranger to environmental hazards. Various industries have pinpointed the region — where the environmental justice movement was born — for projects, such as coal ash dumps, liquid fertilizer plants, and concentrated hog farms. Local grassroots activists have […]

How the U.S. accidentally raised the IQ of an entire generation

How the U.S

View the video in your browser Nearly a hundred years ago, the United States solved a major public health crisis, goiter, by iodizing salt. Surprisingly, it also led to a 15-point jump in IQ. What can this tell us today about how we should respond to toxic substances like lead? This story was originally published […]

How to power your house, with xkcd’s Randall Munroe

How to power your house, with xkcd’s Randall Munroe

View the video in your browser Randall Munroe stopped by Grist to give a breakdown of the best (and worst) ways to power your house with renewable energy. Our video features just a few of the many “useless but entertaining” ideas from his latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.   […]