Category Environment

Platoon of Self-Driving Trucks Crosses Western Europe

Earlier this month, a platoon of self-driving trucks drove from various starting points in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Germany to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The technology challenge was issued and organized by the Netherlands. The trucks drove in platoon style, with little space between them. This reduces drag, similar to boxcars on a train. Because the trucks […]

Solar Power Becoming Cheaper than Coal in India

Early this year in India, costs of solar power dipped below the price of energy from coal. The country’s Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, noted the occasion: Costs of solar power are expected to keep falling in the next years, saving Indians not only money but the effects of pollution. Other countries have noted India’s success in […]

In 2016, Expect a Clean Air Act with Teeth

The Paris Climate Accord from December of 2015 has triggered an old provision in the Clean Air Act (the Act was passed in 1963) that keeps the United States’ air quality in line with international standards. Read the Columbia Law School paper on the legal reasoning Now that an international agreement on air quality has been […]

Save Your Sight: Five Tips to Alleviate Computer Vision Syndrome

Ever experience headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, or neck pain after an especially long day at the office? You could be showing symptoms of computer vision syndrome, which can affect people who use computer screens for too long. The symptoms can fade away if you take a prolonged computer break. However, with the average American spending 9.9 hours […]

$1,000 Off a New Tesla

From now through October 31st, if someone buys a new Model S through Nick’s link, they will get $1,000 off a new Tesla Model S. Nick, the CEO of Janus Networks, will give you an additional $1,000 if the Janus Networks group makes it to the top ten of Tesla referrers (Applies only to the […]

Toyota Bids on Hydrogen-Powered Cars

Toyota’s answer to greener driving is the Mirai, a car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells. The Mirai Hydrogen-fueled cars produce one primary waste product: water. That makes these vehicles quite environmentally friendly. For hydrogen-fueled cars to work, however, the world needs hydrogen fueling stations. More than a vehicle that works, the car manufacturer needs […]

Recyclers Solving the E-Waste Problem, Slowly

Consumers buy more gadgets every year, and throw away the old ones as millions of tons of e-waste. Glues, metals, plastics, and battery chemicals make e-waste particularly dangerous. Fumes from burning devices can get into the air, chemicals can seep into water, and people who live near landfills or who support themselves with certain recycling […]