shadow

True “Social Cost Of Carbon” Is More Than Double Earlier Estimates, Study Finds

The true "social cost of carbon" is more than double earlier estimates — with even just an updated accounting of the agricultural sector on its own more than doubling earlier estimates in aggregate — according to a new analysis from the University of California—Davis and Purdue University

shadow

Singapore Aiming To Deploy Self-Driving Buses On Public Roads Onwards From 2022

Self-driving buses may be deployed on public roads in Singapore relatively soon, with a plan newly revealed by the city-state's Ministry of Transport reportedly calling for such a deployment onwards from 2022. The initial deployment will reportedly be in 3 different districts within Singapore, with the idea being to improve transportation sector "connectivity" there

shadow

Dan Shugar, the King Midas of Solar

Dan Shugar lives, breathes and bleeds solar. "If you cut my wrist, pure silicon comes out," he exclaimed in an interview with Powerhouse CEO Emily Kirsch, as part of the Watt It Takes interview series. This week, Shugar steps behind the microphone to talk about turning his passion for PV into deals and acquisitions worth over $1 billion. Shugar has a storied career. Some call him the "King Midas" of solar, because he's …

shadow

Russia’s Meteorological Service Finds Extremely High Levels Of Radioactive Isotope In Ural Mountains, Effectively Confirming Earlier French Report About “Cloud” Of Radioactive Pollution Over Europe

Earlier this month, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN released data showing the existence of a "cloud" of radioactive pollution hovering over much of Europe (as of November 9th), with the speculation being that an "accident" had likely occurred at a nuclear facility located either in Russia or in Kazakhstan

shadow

Emirates Transport Launching First All-Electric School Bus In Region

The first all-electric school bus in the UAE region is now in its final testing phase before full deployment by Emirates Transport — with the deployment of the 45 foot battery-powered bus representing one of the first in the world. The new electric bus was manufactured by the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Corporation, in close cooperation with Emirates Transport

shadow

Global Electric Car Sales Up 63% In 3rd Quarter, BNEF Reports

It's good news, bad news time at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. First, the good news. Global electric car sales (including plug-in hybrids) surged 63% in the third quarter of this year and are up 23% since the second quarter. BNEF is now confident EV sales will top 1,000,000 units this year. The bad news? China accounted for almost all of those increases

shadow

Muscle plays surprising role in tissue regeneration

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute have illuminated an important role for different subtypes of muscle cells in orchestrating the process of tissue regeneration. In a paper appearing online today in Nature, they reveal that a subtype of muscle fibers in flatworms is required for triggering the activity of genes that initiate the regeneration program. Notably, in the absence of these muscles, regeneration fails to proceed. Another type of muscle, they report, is required for giving regenerated tissue the …

shadow

Gearing up for the internet of things

Telecommunications is gearing up for explosive growth of the internet of things (IoT), the massive collection of devices — smart watches, smart thermostats, traffic and energy monitors, etc. — that will be given network connectivity so that they can communicate and exchange data. The big question raised by the IoT is capacity: How can a telecommunications network with limited spectrum serve thousands or millions of devices at once? Existing networks cannot support the addition of exponentially more devices, nor the …

shadow

Over the river and do some good

Boston is home to two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers: MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). Each works to advance the fight against cancer in its own unique way. The latter draws on the collective resources of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Harvard T.H Chan …

shadow

Electric-car plugs, ‘environmentalism’ at today’s EPA, Big Oil’s future, EV penetration: Today’s Car News

Today, a possible plug conflict for electric cars, a redefinition from the EPA chief, a study suggesting Big Oil will wane, and our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We'll be running a light schedule of stories for the next four days as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the U.S. Meanwhile, we've still got...