It's a Bird! It's a Plant! Millions Turn to A.I. to Discover New Species

Imagine you’re a biologist with camera traps in the savanna or samples of algae from a bloom in Florida waterways. If you pinpoint endangered species’ migration corridors, your research could draw the boundaries of a new preserve. Determining which algae are blooming — and why — could have massive public health implications. Either way, the […]

Russia to construct 6 nuclear power plant units in India

Moscow and New Delhi have agreed to extend their peaceful nuclear energy business. Russia’s Rosatom will build new sites in India, according to an agreement signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India. “The parties plan, in particular, to develop the project on construction of six Russia-designed nuclear power plant units in India at […]

Company that sucks CO2 from air announces a new methane-producing plant

Enlarge / Air capture at Climeworks’ Troia, Italy, plant. (credit: Climeworks) It’s been a banner week for hydrocarbons made from waste gases. Earlier this week, a company announced that it had delivered 4,000 gallons of jet fuel made from steel-plant waste gases to Virgin Atlantic. Now, Swiss company Climeworks has announced the opening of a […]

Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

Enlarge / Navajo Generating Station and Navajo Mountain. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) outside of Page, Arizona, have decided to end talks without purchasing the coal plant. The 2.25 gigawatt (GW) plant is the biggest coal plant […]

Japanese nuclear plant briefly switches to emergency power after quake paralyzes Hokkaido

Tomari nuclear plant on the island of Hokkaido has suffered main power outage and was forced to briefly switch to emergency generators following the 6.7 earthquake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Emergency diesel generators were activated to supply electricity to maintain cooling of nuclear fuel rods in the pool. Since the plant is undergoing a safety […]

Greenpeace crash Superman-like drone into French nuclear plant (VIDEO)

While it may not have been moving faster than a speeding bullet, Greenpeace activists successfully crashed a Superman-shaped drone into a French nuclear plant as part of their efforts to highlight the site’s security flaws. Video of the incident released Tuesday was taken at the state-controlled EDF’s Bugey nuclear plant near Lyon, where a member […]

Chevrolet Blazer Bound for Mexican Plant, UAW ‘Disappointed’

The new Chevrolet Blazer is the hot-ticket auto creating the most buzz right now, but it’s also generating mild controversy. Many who remember the original were more than a little disappointed seeing the name affixed to a unibody crossover with front-drive origins. While mainstream shoppers aren’t likely to mind, former Blazer owners aren’t thrilled with […]

GM Sinks $175 Million Into Cadillac Sedan Plant – Maybe You Don’t Want ’em, but Someone Else Does

That “someone else” might be a Chinese buyer. At least, that’s what former Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen implied in March, shortly before packing his bags and hitting the road. The premium sedan market stands to grow along with the rest of that country’s appetite for high-zoot models, he said, even though the overall take […]