Computer servers mining bitcoin in Italy.
Bitcoin is often criticized for using up tons of energy. But its carbon footprint may not be that bad.
California’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was shut down in 2013.
Commercial nuclear reactors provide roughly one-fifth of the electricity produced in the US. But they face grave threats to their continued operation.
Some of the damage cause by Hurricane Maria, months after it hit.
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While the hurricanes last year dealt devastating blows to Puerto Rico, its challenges predate the storms and continue on today. They also offer new opportunities.
The Khi Solar One concentrating solar power plant in South Africa.
Solar power technology has huge potential for Africa. But there are some barriers.
The short term interests of investors could lead to long term problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scott Pruitt signing an official order at the Resolute Desk in President Trump’s office.
A desk is a place to work. But it can also be a symbol of prestige and power, as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has demonstrated in his choice of expensive and ostentatious desks for his office.
Foundries in South Africa are the hardest hit by rising electricity costs.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
This is America.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
The concept of ‘new power’ can be applied to modern digital journalism.
A new book on so-called 'new power' can help us understand transformations in journalism like increased collaboration and use of digital technologies for investigative journalism.
Much of American power is built on its position at the heart of the international trade and finance system.
An 1894 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper criticizes American newspapers’ elasticity with the truth.
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The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma and Russia’s Vladimir Putin meeting in 2015. Should South Africa be relying on Russia for nuclear energy?
South Africa's obsession with nuclear energy under the leadership of President Zuma, is dangerous.
There are ways we can stay cool in a heat wave without blasting air con at peak times.
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The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
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Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president who was recently elected as the leader of ruling party, is seen to be fighting corruption.
The shake up at South Africa's power utility, Eskom, sends a good signal about where Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the country.
A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.
After a month of operation, the Tesla battery at Hornsdale Power Reserve in SA is outperforming expectations - and the model is set to be emulated in Victoria
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As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
Lucian Wintrich, left, leaves court on Dec. 11 after charges of breach of peace were dropped. In November, Wintrich had delivered a speech at the University of Connecticut titled ‘It’s OK To Be White.’
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A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.
South Africa’s new Energy Minister David Mahlobo, has launched a fresh push to bag the nuclear energy build programme.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
Solar technicians inspect panels at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Dixon, Calif. in this file photo.
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Amid news that solar power capacity will outstrip nuclear by 2018, what do those assertions really mean?