The aviation industry needs to overhaul its response to climate change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Aviation’s growing impact on the climate crisis requires radical solutions that may update the industry, according to a new Nature commentary article from the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Globally, the industry generates roughly 1 billion tons of CO2 per year, which is comparable to … Read more

The horseracing industry is ignoring what science says about whipping

Is it time to rethink whipping in horse races? Credit: Lukas Gojda/Shutterstock When the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) released its recent whip consultation report, it claimed to have consulted the science. But it insists whipping doesn’t hurt horses and fails to recommend that the racing industry changes its approach. The BHA recognizes two uses of … Read more

Investigation examines fossil fuel industry influence at elite American universities

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An investigation published by The BMJ Today takes an in-depth look at how fossil fuel companies pour money into prestigious American universities. Investigative journalist Paul Thacker examines how oil and gas companies have funded research to try to weaken messages on climate change, capture academia, and protect their interests, much like … Read more

Report lays out future scenarios for global chemical industry

Front cover of “Planet Positive Chemicals” report. Credit: Center for Global Commons, The University of Tokyo A new report sends a dire warning to the chemical industry, which it says is on track for a future global warming scenario with catastrophic consequences, and sets out tangible, credible pathways for the sector to become an enabler … Read more

Three ways the fossil fuel industry failed women, and how clean energy can learn from their mistakes

A crucial outcome of Australia’s jobs summit last week was the commitment to review programs aimed at boosting the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Energy is a particularly male-dominated STEM industry, with clean energy on the brink of massive expansion. However, to ensure the clean energy industry is truly … Read more

Morpheus Space’s big moves in satellite mobility industry

The heavens are currently swarming with miniature satellites that are being launched into obit seemingly every week, with plans for massive satellite constellations from companies like SpaceX and Amazon coming to the cosmos soon. With all these cubesats and more being rocketed into space for a wide range of governmental and private providers, there’s a … Read more

Astronauts, space industry leaders weigh in on fall of Roe v. Wade

Space exploration is feeling the shockwaves from the historic decision of the US Supreme Court to revoke Roe vs. Wade on Friday (June 24). The decision overturns a constitutional right to abortion in America first established in 1973, and counteracts a United Nations assertion in 2018 (opens in new tab) that abortion should be considered … Read more

Geothermal drilling successes offer potential gain for petroleum industry

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Texas A&M University researchers Dr. Sam Noynaert and Fred Dupriest recently presented results from a geothermal project that drastically reduced well-completion times and drill bit changesouts to an audience of mostly petroleum drillers. The Department of Energy (DOE) funded the project, which improves geothermal drilling practices with physics-based instruction and oil … Read more