climate change

A cold, chilly winter awaits as a potential energy crisis looms in Ireland

A cold, chilly winter awaits as a potential energy crisis looms in Ireland

For generations, keeping the lights on has been almost exclusively a matter of science, regulation and the day-to-day business of operating large systems involved in the generation and transfer of electrons. But since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s turned upside down, says Paul Deane, a researcher at University College Cork. “Energy supply is not just …

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Black coal from rocket launches will warm the atmosphere

Black coal from rocket launches will warm the atmosphere

In one section of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a pair of outspoken researchers reveal how warp drives – the series’ ubiquitous propulsion system used to get travelers around space – can be incredibly environmentally damaging. From then on, the characters are careful to limit the damage to their space travel. Can a similar scenario …

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