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America’s roads and bridges to get $830 million for a climate makeover

A 20-foot chunk of Newport, Rhode Island’s beloved Cliff Walk broke off and dove into the depths of the ocean in a significant landslide and partial collapse, pictured on March 4th, 2022. | Photo by Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is doling out nearly $830 million...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 19:09
Taking CO2 out of the air would be an absurdly expensive way to fight climate change

Executives hold shovels during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Occidental Petroleum and 1PointFive carbon removal plant in Ector County, Texas, on April 28th, 2023.  | Image: Jordan Vonderhaar / Bloomberg via Getty Images Attempting to filter enough carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make a significant impact on climate...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 22:28
Weather Channel’s parent company has a new AI tool to make hyperlocal weather videos

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos by Getty Images Generative AI could be coming to your local TV station as The Weather Company, aka the people that run The Weather Channel, is bringing AI tools to make weather videos. The Weather Company announced ReelSphere on Thursday, a video creation tool for broadcasters...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 16:09
The US finalizes rules for ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

Part of a filtration system designed to filter out PFAS forever chemicals from the drinking water supply at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pennsylvania, on August 22nd, 2019. | Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized...

Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:09
In a first, international court upholds right to be safe from climate change

A woman shows a placard reading “For feminist and social ecologic justice” in Toulouse, France, March 19th, 2021. | Photo by Alain Pitton / NurPhoto via Getty Images An international court has, for the first time, ruled that a country violated human rights by not protecting people from the effects of climate change. A Swiss...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 19:21
Can you watch a solar eclipse in the Apple Vision Pro?

Image: Apple This morning, remembering I’d forgotten to order eclipse glasses, I wondered out loud: Would it be an absolutely awful idea to watch today’s solar eclipse on the Apple Vision Pro? I’m extremely not a camera expert, but I seem to recall that pointing a camera at the sun is bad. However, online answers vary widely,...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 03:32

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