The Irony of the New York Blackout

A major power outage has occurred in New York City tonight. According to The New York Times, a segment of the West Side of Manhattan was affected resulting in thousands of people in subways and even elevators trapped, and drivers having to use their own judgement when crossing intersections since traffic lights were also out.…

How HBO Got It Wrong On Chernobyl

James Conca, Forbes I just knew it! I was hoping I’d be wrong, that HBO would have the courage and integrity to do their homework and consult even one actual nuclear scientist or radiobiologist. Or even just read the United Nations Chernobyl Forum Report, the best source of information on the disaster for non-nuclear people.…

The Inconvenient Truth About Electric Cars

By: Michael Shedlock A trip from LA to Las Vegas and back takes 8 hours by a gas-powered car but 13 hours by an electric vehicle. The electric vehicle grand vision may flounder on something most drivers take for granted: a quick pit stop. The inconvenient truth of electric vehicles is they are terribly inconvenient…