Kevin Johnson is an Iraq War veteran and board director of the American Resilience Project and Environmental Defense Action Fund. Mark Ruffalo is an actor, environmental advocate and co-founder of We Stand United. Both are founding members of the Clean Energy Freedom campaign. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. As energy tensions continue to rise in Europe amidst the war in Ukraine, Americans are feeling the effect at home. Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria last month, and the European Union recently proposed a ban on Russian oil imports. Meanwhile, just last week, the US Consumer Price Index showed that gas prices were up 44% (on an unadjusted basis) in the 12 months ended in April, and the national average is currently hovering around $4.52 a gallon. It's clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to weaponize Europe's dependence on his country's fossil fuels to deter support for Ukraine. This moment … [Read more...] about Opinion: How President Biden can win the energy war with Russia — and lower gas prices
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New York (CNN Business) How do you regulate a man worth more than $200 billion who thinks he knows better than everyone else? The simple answer is: You don't. Elon Musk has once again proven he'll do things his own way, announcing Friday that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is on hold . He shared this news in a tweet rather than in a formal filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The drama over the deal has continued to play out in a series of tweets between Musk and the company. Because the SEC ruled back in 2013 that using Twitter and other social media platforms are an acceptable way for public companies to disclose material information, this might be one of the legal ways he's flouted convention. But many other moves by Musk over the years have broken actual rules, not just skirted norms, yet none of it has slowed him down or changed his behavior. The financial penalties that regulators or business partners might put … [Read more...] about Elon Musk proves once again that the rules don’t apply to him
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When NASA sent its InSight lander to Mars in 2018 it knew it may have to land during a dust storm. Its heat shield was thick to withstand being “sandblasted” by suspended dust and it had a super-strong parachute to cope with the extra air resistance during a dust storm. In the event it landed safely in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars —the flattest area of the red planet nicknamed the “parking lot”—and has been measuring “marsquakes” ever since. However, the dust devils that NASA had assumed would frequently blow over it haven’t materialized and, as a consequence, InSight is now quickly being covered in red Martian dust. As dust accumulates on its solar panels it’s experiencing declining power. It even had to be switched-off on May 7 after a massive drop in power. It’s now in terminal decline. When it arrived InSight’s solar panels were collecting about 5,000 Watt hours per Martian day. It’s now about a tenth … [Read more...] about Our ‘Marsquake’ Mission On The Red Planet Will Bite The Dust By Mid-July Says NASA
LedgerX co-founder Paul Chou is building on the sale of the company he created by raising capital for a new kind of cryptocurrency that can be spent on Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond. I t’s just before midnight on a rainy autumn Friday. Paul Chou and his entourage dodge puddles on the runway of the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as they board a Gulfstream private jet bound for Las Vegas. The flight attendant cracks open a bottle of champagne and with a nod welcomes the passengers aboard. The girls disappear into the back and emerge minutes later wearing sequined cocktail dresses and feather boas. Sensing she’s in for a party, the attendant offers a round of tequila shots just as the inertia from the plane taking off to the Bellagio Hotel & Casino forces her laughing into her seat. Ostensibly, Chou, 38, is celebrating not only his birthday but the sale for an undisclosed amount of LedgerX, the ground-breaking bitcoin derivatives firm he co-founded with his wife in … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Trailblazer Raises Capital To Create Interplanetary Cryptocurrency
This year (2020) will go down in history as the year the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 changed our lives. Even now, we are still surrounded by this new enemy lurking within our midst that has turned out to be more sinister and aggressive than anticipated. Despite many countries having decreased their case numbers after locking down their communities, we are now seeing this infection re-emerging around the world as countries relax their lockdown measures and open their borders. While reintroducing the strict restrictions of the earlier movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia might help to protect us from the virus, the effect on our economy and the livelihoods of many Malaysians would be quite severe. Therefore, the burden of preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is very much ours to bear as individuals and responsible citizens, especially now as our country is being threatened with the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 cases. When it comes to … [Read more...] about Balancing your immune system to help fight off Covid-19
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For some newspapers, the imposition of speeding fines is a “war on the motorist.” The latest front in this supposed war is led by a group not usually noted for radical anti-car tendencies. According to the headline on a double-page spread in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph the “elite are determined to kill off the car.” Folks from the elite tend to be Tesla and Lamborghini owners, so it’s a strange claim for the Telegraph to make. What is the newspaper basing its claim on and is the car really as endangered as the giant panda or the black Rhino? The claim, it turns out, is based on “increasing insurance premiums, new city charging zones and pollution-busting road restrictions.” In the face of such existential threats, the number of motor vehicles must have decreased, then? Hardly. The Telegraph itself admits: “The number of licensed cars on the roads has increased virtually every year over the … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Motorists Feel Persecuted When In Reality They Rule The World?