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Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

James Stafford | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
James Stafford

We've gone electric, and there's no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping int...

Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

James Stafford | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
James Stafford

So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price traje...

Move Over Oil - Lithium Is The Future Of Transportation

James Stafford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithi...

3 Ways To Keep Your Smartphone From Dying On You

Jack Choros | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology
Jack Choros

More than ever, smartphones are our lifeline to the outside world -- we can no longer afford to have them flat lining on us!

Consumers Can Profit from Leaving the Grid

Joshua Pearce | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

Secret is Out It is no secret that solar energy is a money maker. Since 2011, the cost of solar electricity has been less than what consumers pay the...

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

James Stafford | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
James Stafford

The unveiling of Tesla's Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium -- our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

James Stafford | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Demand for lithium -- the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015 -- is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world's new gasoline and earning the moniker of ''White Petroleum''.

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.

Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

James Stafford | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era.

Novel Approach Opens New Territory for Lithium-ion Batteries

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.18.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

A recent project from researchers at the University of Eastern Finland promises to make lithium-ion batteries easier to manufacture as new materials are developed. One of these is lithium titanate countered by lithium iron phosphate.

FAA Funding Collides With ATC Overhaul and Airplane Fire Threats

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The public has sporadic interest in air travel news; seat size and ticket prices get attention, as do stories of badly-behaving flight attendants. But...

Has the Post-Dam Future Started?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.09.2017 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams.

The Key To Alternative Energy's Future: Better Batteries

XPRIZE | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green

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.)

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
James Stafford

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Demand for Lithium Drives Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology

With shortages of lithium predicted and demand for the element growing, looking for new and cost-effective ways to extract it from one of our largest natural resources certainly makes sense.

The Worrywort's Guide to Keeping Three Kids Safe

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Morra Aarons-Mele

My takeaway: For little kids, be vigilant. And once your children are old enough to understand risk and danger, educate them to have common sense, while knowing that they will need help and supervision in getting there.

What's Inside a Tesla Battery, Sociologically?

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
Markus Giesler

The intention behind Tesla's POWERWALL may not only be to escape the fossil fuel era but to also reframe traditional energy governance as a historical fossil that stands in the way of clean energy.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Tesla's New Home Battery Could Be The iPad Of Energy Storage | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business

But a few things need to change first.

Scientists Say They've Invented A Smartphone Battery That Charges In One Minute

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology

Besides recharging much faster, the new aluminum battery is safer than existing lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames, they added.

Dreamliner Battery Still Not Safe Enough, NTSB Report Says

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the result of its near two year investigation into the battery fire event on a Japan Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan Airport in January 2013.

Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When it comes to the Dreamliner design, the FAA and the NTSB do have very different perspectives. But unlike the couple in Annie Hall, both sides cannot be right.

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...

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids from Swallowing Button Batteries

Kate Carr | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

The biggest risk in swallowing these button batteries isn't choking, as many people might suspect. It's burning.