It’s turn into more and more clear that the style trade accelerates local weather change, spewing out 4% of all world carbon emissions. However maybe quickly, our clothes may very well be redesigned to actively cut back our carbon footprint. A crew of researchers at Aalto College in Finland is working to show this imaginative and prescient into actuality. They’ve ...

Harnessing wind power could quickly change into a breeze. At the moment, most of our wind power comes from large-scale wind farms set upon rolling hills and windswept coastlines. Floating wind farms are additionally cropping up in deeper waters, the place the winds are stronger. However what if we could construct wind generators in our cities, proper right here in our ...

The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to assist Puerto Rico transition to a greener and extra resilient vitality future, but it’s on the verge of constructing a multibillion-dollar mistake. Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, many residents and environmental advocates have known as for brand new clean-energy sources for the island. At the moment, Puerto Rico will ...

People have gotten painfully conscious that U.S. vitality grids are susceptible to excessive climate occasions. Hurricanes within the East, wildfires within the West, ice storms, floods, and even landslides can set off widespread power shortages. And local weather change is probably going making many of those excessive occasions more frequent, more severe, or both. As a long-time researcher of the ...

You need to begin a podcast. You’re contemplating adopting a canine. You want to purchase some sun shades earlier than summer season slips away. It’s actually superb how inventive we will be when it comes to procrastination—there are such a lot of methods we are able to postpone doing issues that we really need to do. From making main profession strikes to one ...

Olivia Rodrigo is the most well-liked pop star in America this yr, with a blockbuster debut album SOUR and an enormous social media following that led President Biden to invite the 18-year-old to the White House to assist persuade younger individuals to get a COVID vaccine. Again in Might, the track “brutal” was the primary single to debut atop Billboard’s Scorching ...

Think about if you happen to could power your kettle utilizing the power generated from the vegetable cuttings quietly breaking down in your kitchen’s compost bin. That actuality won’t be to date off with the expansion of biogas know-how. Biogas is a inexperienced different to fossil fuels that not solely helps to cut back poisonous emissions but in addition gives ...

When a deep freeze hit Texas in February and hundreds of thousands of individuals have been left with out power for days—killing some residents as a result of they’d no warmth and bought hypothermia—it uncovered multiple problems with how the electrical grid runs in the state. One challenge: When there was a sudden power scarcity, the grid wasn’t good sufficient ...

Annually, a sprawling coal power plant in Rogowiec, Poland, emits extra CO2 than many international locations—in 2018, roughly 38 million metric tons. It’s probably the most polluting power plant on this planet. It’s additionally one of a comparatively small quantity of power plants globally that are responsible for the bulk of CO2 emissions from making electricity. In a new study, ...

Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science author whose work has appeared within the New York Instances, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, TIME journal, and the Finest American Science Writing. She is at the moment a fellow in New America’s Studying Sciences Alternate. Beneath, Annie shares 5 key insights from her new guide, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. Listen to ...