logo

energy

  • Brodner_HERO-3

    Blowing Off the Grid

    Samsø runs on renewable energy—and makes money doing it.

  • fukushima water tank

    No One Knows What to Do With Fukushima’s Endless Tanks of Radioactive Water

    This is what passes for good news from Fukushima Daiichi, the Japanese nuclear power plant devastated by meltdowns and explosions after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami in 2011: By the end of last month, workers had succeeded in filtering most of the 620,000 tons of toxic water stored at the site, removing almost all of […]

  • placeholder

    Our Cities Could Get a Whole Lot Smarter

    Pieces of SolaRoad, concrete blocks topped with solar cells, were recently installed in a bike path in Holland.SolaRoad Remember having to stay at home and wait for phone calls? (If you’re below a certain age, you can consult old movies, books, or TV shows—or just trust me on this.) It wasn’t so long ago that […]

  • anderson_HERO

    Einstein’s Lost Hypothesis

    Is a third-act twist to nuclear energy at hand?

  • Gasoline_and_Fertility_1280x376.jpg

    Gasoline and Fertility

    We consume unlike any other.