Tag: energy

  • NASA scientists track climate-changing methane leaks from the air | Miles O'Brien Productions

    NASA scientists track climate-changing methane leaks from the air

    Miles reports from the atmosphere above Southern California, where NASA engineers leverage state-of-the-art technology to measure methane. Released through oil and gas production, livestock emissions, and organic waste, methane is about 85 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. California wants to identify specific methane leaks so it can plug them. Originally aired…

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  • Miles O’Brien wins inaugural Darlene Schmidt Science News Award

    This week, Miles was honored with the inaugural Darlene Schmidt Science News Award, presented by the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Here’s what the ANS had to say: “O’Brien was nominated based on a 2017 PBS segment on the advances made in nuclear energy systems since the Fukushima accident. He spent two days filming at the…

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  • New temperature record brings us one step closer to fusion energy | Miles O'Brien Productions

    New temperature record brings us one step closer to fusion energy

    While we’ve been recently thinking about the nuclear threat from North Korea, progress is being made on a new and potentially game-changing source of energy: nuclear fusion. TAE Technologies, formerly Tri Alpha Energy, has announced that its newest experimental fusion machine, called Norman, has set a company temperature record: 35.5 million degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike the…

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  • Scientists sue EPA and Pruitt over advisory board purge

    A consortium of scientists and constitutional law experts has come together to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Administrator, Scott Pruitt. The claim? Pruitt and the EPA are pushing out academic advisors and replacing them with industry representatives. This is just the latest twist in the ongoing EPA advisory board debacle. Like most…

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    How can we make fossil fuel power plants cleaner?

    Here’s the tech that could take us to zero emissions fossil fuel plants.

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  • How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape in West Virginia

    PBS NewsHour segment, aired 5/3/17.

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