Legacy Topic: Sustainability
Solar energy heats up despite tariffs
In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as bad as the industry feared, and predicts a boom in new solar installations this year. […]
Energy giants to ramp up Permian Basin fracking
The Permian Basin is now far from the preserve of the independent producer.
SpaceX to launch Dragon Capsule for milestone test
Tomorrow at 2:48am EST, NASA and SpaceX plan to jointly launch the company’s Crew Dragon space capsule on a rocket from Kennedy Space Center. It’s the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft designed for people. Although Crew Dragon will be unmanned this Saturday, it represents a major milestone for SpaceX. The aerospace […]
Tesla launches $35,000 Model 3 ... finally
The announcement moves Tesla closer to taking EVs mainstream.
What are the economic benefits of a national park?
It's the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, which has spurred millions in spending in nearby communities.
Can a lake have legal rights? Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide
Ballot measure supporters want to stop pollution in Lake Erie. Opponents say the measure could unleash a torrent of frivolous lawsuits.
Electric scooter injuries are on the rise, Consumer Reports says
The numbers reveal a spike in gnarly fractures and traumatic brain injuries for both scooter riders and pedestrians hit by scooters.
Border eco-tourism hit by Trump's emergency declaration
Ecology-based organizations at the border are scrambling after Trump’s emergency declaration over border security last week The National Butterfly Center had filed a restraining order to try to stave off any advances of a border wall, an order that’s essentially been lifted. Eco-tourism along the border is a multi-billion-dollar business. The border region surrounding Mission, […]
Why sit in traffic when you can rideshare a drone?
Uber and some other big names are proposing a network of electric air taxis that could whisk passengers up and across cities in minutes.