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 […]

Renault invests in French electric car plant upgrade

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In Hawaii, lava continues its creep onto grounds of geothermal power plant

US Geological Survey Hawaii’s Mount Kīlauea eruptions have caused damage throughout the Island of Hawai’i, but a new concern has been slowly building: earlier this week Reuters reported that lava is creeping onto the property of a 38 MW geothermal plant called Puna Geothermal Ventures (PGV). Lava damage could cause problems for the plant’s operations in […]

Fears of deadly gas explosion as lava inches toward Hawaii geothermal plant (VIDEOS)

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is edging closer to a geothermal plant, escalating fears of a potentially lethal and toxic hydrogen sulfide explosion. Molten lava crossed into the property of Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey, heightening concerns that the lava flow could make contact with the power station’s […]

A new fissure from the Hawaii volcano is spattering lava — and it’s just east of a geothermal energy plant

Reuters/Terray Sylvester A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii’s Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. Just hours after the fissure opened up on Saturday morning, red and black lava had piled up about 40 feet high and more than 150 feet in length, while magma chunks sprayed up to […]

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant is not the first of its kind

US National Archives and Records Administration Try as I might, I’m not perfect. My goal is to get every detail in every story right, but sometimes a post gets through with a factual error. Such was the case last night, in a story about Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant. Some background research led me […]

Russia launches the world’s first floating nuclear power plant

Multiple nations, including China and the US, have pursued offshore or floating nuclear reactors, but neither will be first to christen one. Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the 70-megawatt Academik Lomonosov, on the Baltic Sea. Starting from St. Petersberg, it will be towed around Norway to a Russian town called […]