Sunburned? You're not the only one. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017. The upward trend is not lost on experts, who say the rising temperature is a clear indicator of global warming. "The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle," said Michael Mann, a climate scientist and director of the Earth System Scie
Kinked, buckled, stuck or stalled, it doesn’t matter how you describe it, the jet stream -- the ribbon of wind that circles the Earth -- is doing strange things. The calamity list includes wildfires across Scandinavia, Greece and California, record heat in Texas, Japan and Africa and flooding rains along the U.S. East Coast that could last another week. The world is hotter in general, which means when temperatures spike, they do so off a higher baseline. “We are seeing some e
An innovative program in Vermont that uses batteries in customers’ homes as a “virtual power plant” paid off to the tune of almost half a million dollars during the recent heat wave, according to the utility running the project. “During that peak usage, peak hour, every megawatt that we can knock off is a real savings. That one hour is a very significant cost,” said Josh Castonguay, vice president and lead innovation officer for Green Mountain Power, which has a quarter-milli
Credit: Binghamton.edu VESTAL, N.Y. — A Binghamton University professor will use $3 million in federal funding to continue research on battery systems and energy storage. Professor Stanley Whittingham and his colleagues will utilize the funding to research and “better understand” the fundamental chemical reactions in energy-storage materials, according to a joint news release from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.
A California company wants to build a 900-acre solar farm in Niagara County. It would be the largest such installation in the state. (Tribune News Service) If the proposal from a California company goes through, Niagara County will be home to the largest solar wind farm in the state, covering 900 acres. A state siting board will decide whether the $210 million project, proposed by Cypress Creek Renewables, comes to fruition. There are good reasons to hope it does. Gov. Andrew
Tompkins County has finished installing 11 electric vehicle charging stations. (Photo: Matt Steecker / Ithaca Journal) Installations are First Step Toward Tompkins Becoming an Electric Vehicle Model County
Project Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” - Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow Economy The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Tompkins County has installed 11 new electric vehicle charg