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Charge Up Without Blowing Up; the Need for a Better Battery

This Planet | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
This Planet

With the recent explosive news regarding Samsung, batteries are on a lot of people's minds. We have been using the same lithium-ion type batteries for...

Samsung Recalls ALL Galaxy Note 7 Phones Over Battery Fires

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.02.2016 | Technology

SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has recalled all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it has found to be fire-prone and halted their ...

This New Technology Could Help Batteries Last Much Longer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.23.2016 | Science

Imagine a battery that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times without ever corroding. A team of researchers at the University of California, ...

Earth Day Scorecard for a Greener Chicago

Howard Learner | Posted 04.22.2016 | Chicago
Howard Learner

Clean air, clean water, cleaner energy and fewer toxics are important values shared by all Chicagoans. This Earth Day, let's be proud of our progress, and let's seize opportunities to advance a cleaner, greener and safer community that works for all.

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

Exploding Batteries! What You Can and Can't Bring On Board

Map Happy | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Rest assured that our phones are safe for the time being. Other products, however, may not be so fortunate. Here's a handy chart provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Alkaline Battery Poisoning in Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Obviously, alkaline batteries are another household hazard pet owners should be aware of. Many tech devices we use every day require batteries, and especially this time of year, small batteries are in plentiful supply in most households. If you share your home with a four-legged family member, please take care to insure your furry companion doesn't have access to alkaline batteries.

Shocking X-Ray Reveals How Puppy Chowed Down 10 Batteries

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.28.2015 | Weird News

This adorable puppy is lucky to be alive after chowing down on 10 hearing aid batteries. Cathy and Jim Bernard caught their 1-year old pup, Boogie, ea...

The Key To Alternative Energy's Future: Better Batteries

XPRIZE | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

Utilities that continue to rely on old-fashioned centralized power generation and don't embrace flexibility could be doomed, in part because the cost of battery storage could fall from $230/kWh in 2020 to as low as $150/kWh several years later. (Thanks, Tesla.)

10 Best and Worst Deals at Sam's Club

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

Not everything in Sam's Club is a good deal. Some of Sam's offers should be, well, left to Sam. GOBankingRates asked a group of top savings experts to sniff out the best deals at Sam's Club -- and the worst.

How Stoplights Will Make Your Electric Car Go

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Llewellyn King

Ever thought you'd be pleased to wait at a stoplight? Well, the day is coming when the stoplight may also be a refueling point for your electric car. It won't be the key point, but it might give your car a little boost until you get home, or to your parking garage or the supermarket.

5 Best and Worst Things to Buy Generic

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

With so many generic options out there these days, it's often tempting to just buy the cheaper products and save your money for something else. But "cheaper" doesn't always mean better.

The Age of Fossil Fuels Is Ending, and It Changes Everything

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Diane M. Francis

By 2030, the sun will begin to set on the Age of Oil as the economics and technology behind solar energy, battery technologies and distributed power are rapidly becoming the new Black Gold.

'Green News Report' - May 7, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge, political clean sweep for social progressives in Alberta, Canada, h...

Tesla Moves to Make Renewable Energy More Viable

Patrick Roth | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Patrick Roth

Imagine a world in which all our energy needs comes from clean, renewable sources. Every building could be covered and powered by solar panels. Transportation could be provided by electric vehicles.

10 Rants About Technology

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm always raving about the latest innovation so I figured I should also present the other side of the coin.

Samsung: We're 'Just Friends'

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

I will no longer be able to sneer at iPhone users when their batteries die, proclaiming that I didn't need to go to an Apple Store to get my battery replaced. Gone are the days when I can show off additional storage capacity, not limiting me to the miniscule gigabytes that came with the phone.

6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn't help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. So here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress.

For Energy Security, Bring a Gun to the Knife Fight

Anne Butterfield | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, "Don't just protect the grid - help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation."

A Ridiculously Easy Way To See If Your Batteries Are Duds

William Goodman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

There always comes that frustrating moment when your television remote or other electronic device runs out of power, and you need to rummage through y...

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - May 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

The Writers Workbench: Rechargeable Power

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

As mobile technology expands, so too does the need to run that technology. And that can mean using a gobsmack lot of batteries, which can mean a gobsmack lot of money to replace. As a result, a lot of people turn to rechargeable batteries as an alternative.

Jobstacles - Ten Year Path To Tesla And a Job Making Electric Cars

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Joel Melero has always been into automobiles, but even he was surprised that his passion for cars led him to a career. Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Yo...

I Flew the Dreamliner... and I Can't Wait to Again

Billy Kolber | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

After months of grounding by the FAA, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is poised to take flight again in the next few weeks. And that's great news for those ...