The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades
By Liz Stinson A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window. Their idea is the Vortex, a bladeless wind turbine… Read More ›
The 4th Largest Economy In The World Just Generated 90 Percent Of The Power It Needs From Renewables
By Jeremy Deaton On Sunday, for a brief, shining moment, renewable power output in Germany reached 90 percent of the country’s total electricity demand. That’s a big deal. On May 8th, at 11 a.m. local time, the total output of… Read More ›
Don’t Be Fooled: Koch Push For Justice Reform Is Plot To Protect Corporate Criminals
The bill will mainly protect corporations who are polluting our water, land, and air quality.
H-1B: Outsourcing on America Soil
If you missed the New York Times’ expose about Disney, which detailed how its employees had to train their own H-1B visa replacements before being laid-off, don’t worry. You haven’t heard the last of companies’ misuse of worker visas. Toys… Read More ›
‘Largest-ever’ Gas Field in Mediterranean Discovered Off Egypt, Italian Energy Giant Eni Says
Eni says after full development, the discovery will be able to ensure satisfying Egypt’s natural gas demands ‘for decades.’ The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as… Read More ›
Citing Urgency, World Leaders Converge on France for Climate Talks
By Coral Davenport and Gardiner Harris LE BOURGET, France — One of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history began a multinational effort Monday toward forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst… Read More ›
Could This Zero-Emissions, Triple-Decker Solar Plane Revolutionize the Aviation Industry?
By Lorraine Chow As the Solar Impulse 2 makes its historic round-the-world trip powered only by the energy of the sun, it’s not so crazy to think that sometime in the future, commercial flying will abandon dirty fossil fuels. Well,… Read More ›
Scalia and Roberts don’t know best: Here’s how we take our politics back from reactionary court and billionaire donors
Right-wing justices have perverted our campaign-finance system. There’s a mechanism to reclaim it: The Constitution. By Jamie Raskin: Raskin is a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law, a Democratic state senator in Maryland and the… Read More ›
‘The Culture War’ — A Battle The GOP Can’t Win
By Leonard Pitts The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don’t know it yet. That’s the takeaway from the remarkable events of last week wherein the states of Indiana and Arkansas executed high-speed U-turns —… Read More ›
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