Trump Presidency opens door to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments

As geoengineer advocates enter Trump administration, plans advance to spray sun-reflecting chemicals into atmosphere Harvard engineers who geo-engineering, which aims to spray sulphate particles into the atmosphere to reflect the suns radiation back to space and decrease the temperature of Earth. Sometime in 2018, Harvard engineers David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to test spraying … Read more

Fukushima disaster evacuees told to return to abandoned homes

People who fled after March 2011 nuclear meltdown face losing housing subsidies if they do not go back, despite radiation fears Thousands of people who fled the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant six years ago have been told they must return to their homes or lose housing subsidies, despite meltdown in three … Read more

Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’

Solar power and clean cars are gamechangers consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report Falling costs of business as usual scenarios which expect continued growth of fossil fuels, and could see their assets stranded, the study claims. Emerging technology, such as printable solar photovoltaics which generate electricity, could bring down … Read more

Standing Rock: One million people ‘check in’ on Facebook to support Dakota pipeline protesters

More than 1 million people answered a call on Facebook to overwhelm and confuse law enforcement, though police deny tracking activists on social media More than 1 million people have checked in on Facebook to the Standing Rock Indian reservation in response to a viral post claiming that doing so would help protect activists in … Read more

North Dakota pipeline protesters pushed back from site after 117 arrested

Deploying pepper spray and armored vehicles marked beginning of new phase to thwart demonstrations to prevent construction of the controversial oil pipeline Law enforcement arrested 117 people inNorth Dakota afterpolice surrounded protesters, deploying pepper spray and armored vehicles in order to clear hundreds of Native American activists and supporters from land owned by an oil … Read more

Deepwater Horizon review Mark Wahlberg v BP in angry disaster movie

The actor is a believable everyman engineer in a harrowing, courageous account of the 2010 oil rig tragedy and the corporate greed that caused it In the safe, sanitised world of the multiplex, where product placement and brand partnerships reign supreme, its rare to see a mainstream film with the guts to double as a … Read more

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