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[1THING] Blog: Archive for March, 2018

[ Clean energy boom played key role in recent US carbon emissions drop, study shows ]

Wind, solar and other clean energy development held their own against natural gas, accounting for nearly one-third of emissions reductions 2007 – 2013.


[ U.S. Utilities Look To Electric Cars As Their Savior Amid Decline In Demand ]

A Tesla Model S electric vehicle is charged at a car dealership in Shanghai, China, in March 2015.

After years of rising demand, utility companies are staring down a projected decline in the demand for electricity. They say the budding electric car industry could save them.

(Image credit: Johannes Eisele /AFP/Getty Images)


[ Is It Time To Tap The Brakes On Self-Driving Cars? ]

A fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle has raised new concerns about their safety and could put a stop to a rapidly developing field of the tech industry.

(Image credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images)


[ In case you missed it: Lead levels once deemed “safe” may cause cardiovascular death in adults ]

It’s a wakeup call for policymakers: America’s continuing lead problem must be addressed.


[ How environmental innovation will transform business as usual ]

Google, Walmart and other leading companies are investing in innovations that empower people to take action.


[ Pollinator: Judgment Day ]

A taste of honey. A mouthful of fraud.

(Image credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)


[ Energy Supplies And Prices Have Grown More Unpredictable ]

An oil field near Lovington, N.M. A new study finds that in the last decade energy analysts have grown worse at predicting future energy production, demand and prices.

Energy analysts are getting worse at predicting how much oil and gas will come out of the ground in the future, a new study finds.

(Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP)


[ Clockwork Orange? Why Russian Ski Slopes Are Being Blanketed In The Unearthly Color ]

Orange snow in the mountains at the Rosa Khutor ski resort outside Sochi, Russia, on Friday.

The skies over Crete were an eerie orange, too. Why the tangerine tint? Powerful storms in North Africa blew sands from the Sahara across the Mediterranean.

(Image credit: Margarita Alshina/AP)


[ How a groundswell of citizen activism helped save the EPA ]

Congress listened and this will mean less pollution, healthier kids and, just maybe, a reality check for Washington politics.


[ Cape Town’s Water Crisis Marks Divide Between Rich And Poor ]

Wealthy residents of the South African city are coping with the drought by drilling bore holes into the aquifer. But compliance with water restrictions may have put off the day when the taps run dry.