By Charles F. Kutscher and Jeffrey Logan 5 minute Learn In the summertime of 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels was dangerously warming the planet. Scientific conferences have been held, voluminous stories have been written, and nationwide pledges have been made, however as a result of fossil fuels have been comparatively ...

People have discovered artistic makes use of for bones since prehistoric instances. Animal bones have been formed into spoons, needles, musical devices, and combs. In the meantime, bone ash—created by grinding bones to superb powder—has been utilized in bone china because the 1700s. Now, a designer has introduced one of many planet’s oldest uncooked supplies into the twenty first century ...

(*24*) Final 12 months, Individuals purchased round half a million electric bikes—greater than twice the variety of electric vehicles that had been offered over the identical interval, and greater than twice the variety of e-bikes that had been offered in 2019. This 12 months, when gross sales are tallied up, they possible could have doubled once more. [Photo: courtesy Jackrabbit] ...

In 4 years, half of FedEx’s Categorical delivery vans will probably be electric. By 2040, each delivery car throughout the corporate will probably be. It’s a vital transfer for the local weather. However the shift is concurrently serving to make the everyday delivery car higher in different methods. Take the instance of the corporate’s latest car, from BrightDrop, GM’s lately ...

Unlawful poaching has probably taken the lives of at the very least 394 rhinos in 2020, a quantity that’s on monitor to extend this yr. The unlawful animal commerce can also be thought to kill tens of hundreds of elephants yearly and has left the Grevy’s zebra—an endangered species—with fewer than 3,000 adults in the world. Now, to assist resolve ...

On a sprawling sunroof over a parking zone subsequent to an workplace constructing in the Dutch city of Utrecht, there at the moment are greater than 2,000 photo voltaic panels. Beneath, there are 250 “bidirectional” chargers for electric vehicles, in order that in the future, vehicles parked in the lot can assist retailer that solar energy for the grid. The ...

Tesla is rising its lineup of merchandise once more, however this time it’s not simply focusing on fashionable, eco-friendly adults in want of a functioning car. Fairly, its latest mannequin caters to the offshoot of stylish, eco-friendly mother and father who can afford to purchase them a $1,900 youngsters’s toy. It’s right here simply in time for one other lean ...

Transport is responsible for 24% of energy-related carbon emissions worldwide. Half of these emissions are from carrying items and companies, and the opposite half are from carrying folks from A to B–also referred to as “passenger transport.” Passenger transport has a large influence on our environment, and it’s one of many largest components in figuring out the place we reside ...

Although the use of renewable vitality is rising—in 2020, wind, photo voltaic, and different sources of renewable electrical energy accounted for almost 20% of electrical energy era in the U.S., up 90% from the 12 months 2000—the primary infrastructure of the grid itself has been slower to change. Virtually all overhead electrical energy lines use the identical primary, inefficient design ...

Final week electric car firm Riven went public and had one in all the greatest IPOs of 2021 but. The inexperienced car firm raised $12 billion, reports Nasdaq. Today, one other inexperienced car firm, Sono Motors, goes public. Might or not it’s one other wildly profitable vehicle-related IPO? Right here’s what it’s essential to know: What’s Sono Motors? Sono Motors ...