Why many young ESG investors also own cryptocurrencies

Why many young ESG investors also own cryptocurrencies

Students participate in the Global Climate Strike march in New York City. Johannes Eisele | dpa | Getty Images As the bull market flourished in 2021, many investors took a shine to investments that reflected their values. Environmental, social and corporate governance — or ESG — investments attracted record levels of new assets. Last year, … Read more

Elon Musk Pegs July for First Orbital Launch of Starship

Elon Musk Pegs July for First Orbital Launch of Starship

Starship is designed to carry astronauts and cargo to the Moon, and maybe even further destinations like Mars.Photo: SpaceX Yesterday, Elon Musk said Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch next month, followed by monthly liftoffs from the company’s south Texas base. It’s an ambitious timeline, but the private space company has not … Read more

Google’s ‘Dynamic World’ Offers a Real Sense of Earth’s Surface

Google's 'Dynamic World' Offers a Real Sense of Earth's Surface

Satellite imagery showing off the devestation and transition to shrubland in El Dorado County, California after the Caldor Fire burned 221,775 acres of land in 2021.gif: Google I can remember when Google Earth was merely a tool for me and friends to zoom in on our old streets and homes. I recall squinting at the … Read more

The Diablo Canyon control room turned this mom into a nuclear advocate

The Diablo Canyon control room turned this mom into a nuclear advocate

Heather Hoff was working in the control room of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., when an earthquake caused a tsunami that shut off the power supply cooling three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Three nuclear reactor cores at Fukushima melted down. “It … Read more

Chipotle and Kraft Heinz use start-up HowGood to track sustainability

Chipotle and Kraft Heinz use start-up HowGood to track sustainability

Consumers are now demanding environmental accountability in everything — from the buildings they live in to the products they purchase. Food is a big one. While more and more food companies are claiming that their products are “sustainable,” a Stone Ridge, New York-based start-up is taking a close look at those claims. The company is … Read more

Asteroid samples brought to Earth contain key molecules for life

Asteroid samples brought to Earth contain key molecules for life

A canister containing a sample of Ryugu, donated to NASA by the Japanese space agency JAXA.Photo: NASA/Robert Markowitz Japan’s Ministry of Education says more than 20 types of amino acids were detected in samples from an asteroid that was brought to Earth in December 2020, The Japan Times reports. The detection is the first evidence … Read more

New York crypto mining bill: Senator Anna Kelles interview

New York crypto mining bill: Senator Anna Kelles interview

Bitcoin offices in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 11, 2022. Umit Turhan Coskun/NurPhoto via Getty Images New York State Assemblymember Anna Kelles is tired of all the fear-mongering about the bill she wrote — and sponsored — to place a two-year moratorium on certain types of new cryptocurrency mines in the state. The fate of the … Read more

NASA’s DAVINCI 2029 mission to explore the atmosphere of Venus

NASA's DAVINCI 2029 mission to explore the atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission to Venus is scheduled to launch in 2029. A new paper details this journey to come, a daring mission that could shed new light on the scorching planet’s mysterious and potentially habitable past. Upon arriving at the second planet from the Sun, the probe will dive into Venus’ atmosphere, ingesting its gases … Read more

NASA’s DAVINCI 2029 mission to explore the atmosphere of Venus

NASA's DAVINCI 2029 mission to explore the atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission to Venus is scheduled to launch in 2029. A new paper details this journey to come, a daring mission that could shed new light on the scorching planet’s mysterious and potentially habitable past. Upon arriving at the second planet from the Sun, the probe will dive into Venus’ atmosphere, ingesting its gases … Read more

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft resumes operations after malfunction

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft resumes operations after malfunction

MAVEN was launched in November 2013 and entered orbit around Mars in September 2014.Drawing: Nasa NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft has been out of service for most of the year, but thanks to a very clever hack, the probe is now using the stars to navigate its way around the planet red. … Read more