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The U.S. relies on transformers - and that's a little scary

Mar 13, 2014
The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Posted In: transformers, power grid, Blackout

Now you can buy solar power (of a sort) at Best Buy

Mar 12, 2014
The CEO of SolarCity talks about putting solar panels on more residential homes.
Posted In: solar panels, SolarCity, ceo

Fracking: 27 tons of dirty, radioactive socks per day

Mar 12, 2014
And they're full of NORMs. A glossary of oilfield vocabulary.
Posted In: fracking

How El Niño will impact global food prices

Mar 12, 2014
It probably won't have a huge impact on your grocery bills.
Posted In: el nino, la nina, weather, storm, grocery, Food, Agriculture

Tin: The modern world's glue

Mar 11, 2014
The element that brought us beyond the Stone Age
Posted In: elements, tin

After delay, U.S. builds four new nuclear reactors

Mar 11, 2014
The economics of nuclear power are a tough sell.
Posted In: nuclear power, energy

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Mar 5, 2014
Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.
Posted In: elements, calcium

Abandoning orange juice

Mar 5, 2014
Americans are drinking 40 percent less orange juice.
Posted In: orange juice

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Mar 3, 2014
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: EPA, smog

There's the Keystone XL pipeline, and there's the other one

Feb 28, 2014
A Canadian company has asked for permission to double the capacity of another pipeline.
Posted In: Keystone XL

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