Japanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuel

Before the nuclear fuel deposits had been touched. [credit: TEPCO ] Late last week, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a probe into the damaged second reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The probe’s mission was to explore the solidity of the nuclear fuel that melted back in 2011, when a tsunami hit the […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar. Social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there. Twitter users are responding criticizing Dorsey’s posts for being “tone-deaf.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, […]

‘Newspapers helping fuel racism in football’: Sterling speaks out after alleged abuse at Chelsea

Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has accused the UK press of “helping to fuel racism and aggression” by reporting differently on black and white players. Sterling was allegedly racially abused in Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Footage from the game widely circulated on social media on showed a group […]

Buying nuclear fuel is back in fashion

ON DECEMBER 3RD McIntyre Partnerships, a hedge fund in New York that normally buys equity and debt securities, told investors it was buying a commodity: uranium. This “slight anomaly” was justified by the metal’s impressive recovery, said its founder, Chris McIntyre. Uranium’s spot price has jumped by 41% since April, to near a two-year high […]

Yellow Vests leader: Fuel tax moratorium is crumbs, we want the baguette

The French government’s six-month moratorium on fuel tax hikes wasn’t what the Yellow Vests wanted, the protest’s leader has said. People want “the baguette”, not crumbs, and will take to the streets again on Saturday, he said. “We didn’t want a suspension, we want the past increase in the tax on fuels to be canceled […]

Challenge to EPA’s fuel economy rollback can move ahead, court says

(credit: Getty Images) Earlier this week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that it wouldn’t immediately dismiss a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was brought by a handful of states and green groups over the EPA’s vehicle fuel economy rollback. In April, the EPA’s former Administrator Scott […]

Tear gas & water cannon used in Paris as thousands in France rally against fuel prices (VIDEO)

Published time: 24 Nov, 2018 10:16 Tear gas and a water cannon were deployed in Paris as protesters again flooded the streets against fuel prices hikes. Thousands have been protesting across France against the measure, which resulted in massive blockades. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

GM: Current Fuel Economy Rules ‘Not Technologically Feasible’

General Motors appeared to endorse the Trump administration’s fuel economy rollback, at least to some degree. In a federal filing made public on Monday, the largest U.S. automaker said Obama-era rules that targeted fleetwide fuel efficiency in excess of 50 miles per gallon by 2025 were “not technologically feasible or economically practicable.” Interesting, considering GM CEO […]

GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until reaching 25 percent in 2030. The […]