Stunningly good news for the planet: Carbon emissions were flat for the third straight year

Martin Meissner/Associated Press A world greatly concerned about how the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president could stall global climate policy received a major dose of welcome news Sunday, when scientists published a projection suggesting that for the third straight year, global carbon dioxide emissions did not increase much in 2016. The news…

Diamond batteries made of nuclear waste can generate power for thousands of years

Scientist have developed an ingenious means of converting nuclear power plant waste (76,430 metric tons in the US alone) into sustainable diamond batteries These long-lasting batteries could be a clean and safe way to power spacecraft, satellites, and even medical devices.   Scientists from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are hitting two birds with…