I've complained a lot in this space about North Carolina's state legislature and governor fighting against science, and unless something drastically changes I probably will continue to do so...
For nearly every overweight person on the planet, there exists another person that is undernourished. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, as of 2012, there are 870 million people whose “food intake [...] is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously”...
You've heard us regularly crying for help here in North Carolina as our legislature has tried to turn science on its head. So, committed to keeping you posted, we here at the Plugged In Reign of Error desk thought you'd want to know what's up.For a moment, anyhow, our governor and his vetoproof Republican majorities in the state house and senate had stopped assaulting science outright...
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude oil production averaged 7 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in December 2012 – the highest output since 1992.
Funding for research and development in the U.S. is running up to a cliff. If sequestration kicks in on March 1, across-the-board cuts and a decade-long spending cap will go into effect...
By Kevin Jianjun Tu and David LivingstonThe so-called shale revolution is re-drawing the energy landscape in the United States and beyond.
New results from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey finds that homes built after the turn of the millennium use roughly the same amount of energy as those built before the year 2000 - despite being 30 percent larger, on average (link)...
On January 30, Plugged In’s unquenchable interest in infrastructure expressed itself in an actual tour of an infrastructure system itself. As part of ScienceOnline2013, the fabulous science/scientist/communications convention/festival/love-in held every year in my own city of Raleigh, I led a tour of the stormwater tunnels beneath the city of Raleigh.I know all about these tunnels because I splashed around in them while trying to figure out what happened to my stormwater when I was reporting my infrastructure book, On the Grid.Anyhow...
Guest Post by Tali Trigg Electric vehicles (EVs) have come under siege in the media in the past two years, with several observers pointing to shortcomings like driving range, performance in cold weather and resale value as indicators of their imminent demise...
At the beginning of this year, the Golden State officially launched its long-discussed market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California’s GHG cap-and-trade program is not the first of its type...
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