Day: August 28, 2019

TerraForm Power Outshines its Competitors

Here are three utility companies investing in renewable energy and one I think is the leader among them. TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) is a global renewable energy company that has made the news recently with talks of a possible merger with Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI). Not all energy companies are created the same, and I’ll compare Terraform…

James Webb Space Telescope comes together

Image copyright NASA/Chris Gunn Image caption Northrop Grumman engineers lower the telescope segment on to the shield and spacecraft The successor to the Hubble observatory has reached a key milestone in its construction.All the elements that make up the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have been brought together for the first time.It sets the stage…

Research sheds new light on Antarctic control of global climate

Sea ice and icebergs in the shelf sea environment adjacent to Antarctica. Credit: Mike Meredith, British Antarctic Survey Scientists have made a new discovery that challenges previous understanding of the relationship between the polar Southern Ocean, next to Antarctica, and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Their findings show that, contrary to existing assumptions, biological…

Greta Thunberg’s sailing won’t help the climate at all

 | August 28, 2019 04:34 PM Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist and accidental musician, has arrived in New York via solar-powered yacht. This is exciting news for many climate activists, since Thunberg made waves by choosing to travel to the U.S., where she will attend the United Nations climate summit, by taking a carbon-neutral…

Trump’s Weird Whoppers at the G-7 Summit

As the world’s seven largest economic powers met in glamorous Biarritz, the lungs of the planet, in the Amazon rain forest, were ablaze. “I’m an environmentalist,” President Trump insisted, at a press conference on Monday, claiming that he knows more about the subject than most people. Yet hours earlier he had skipped the session on…

How To Be A Minimalist When You’re A Maximalist At Heart

Some like matcha; others swear by coffee. Some prefer running, others yoga. Some love simple decor; others need some tchotchkes in their life. Minimalism, like everything else, isn’t right for everyone. That’s why Corinne Loperfido travels the country helping people tune into their minimalist side, even if they’re maximalists at heart. Lessons learned from a…

NASA reveals secrets of ‘Hot Jupiter’ exoplanets

A new study has revealed a surprising secret about exoplanets known as “hot Jupiters” — the dark sides of those planets have “surprisingly uniform” temperatures, suggesting the clouds could be made of minerals and rocks.The research looked at 12 exoplanets and found that the temperatures on the nightsides of these planets were all around 800…