January 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute
A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without power, schools have equipped themselves to withstand future weather events and grid outages to continue providing education to their students
May 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
It's creeping towards that time of year for Eastern and Gulf states in the U.S. to prepare for hurricane season. Having lived through many Florida hurricanes, experiencing the water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out stagnant energy, the atmosphere is refreshing — if houses remain and people are fine. Electricity can be knocked out for hours or days, which can be stressful but can also be relaxing. It depends on your situation, your needs, and your point of view
January 9th, 2018 | by James Ayre
How much longer does southern Florida have until real-estate values in the region collapse on the back of flagging demand? At some point the reality that the region is not long for this world will have to sink in, and when it does demand for homes in the region will crater to a degree that not many living there now probably fully comprehend ... so, when will that be
December 7th, 2017 | by George Harvey
Off the east coast of Puerto Rico, there are two island municipalities. One, Isla de Vieques, has an area of about 134 square miles and a population of 8,825. The other island is Isla Culebra, which has an area of 11 square miles and a population of just under 1,800. Both islands were hit badly by Hurricane Maria, and now both have been given substantial aid by Tesla
December 1st, 2017 | by George Harvey
Puerto Rico has been devastated.
Yesterday, I spent about an hour watching a video that was taken from the dashboard of a car driving through the Puerto Rican countryside. My friend Joseph Mangum had driven for miles through the mountains, over roads with piles of wreckage on the sides that seemed endless. Beyond the wreckage was a countryside populated by trees that had been stripped bare
November 27th, 2017 | by Danny Parker
Florida is known for hurricanes1. As a teenage kid growing up in Miami, we never knew anything about the glory of snow days up North, but we did have Hurricane Days. They usually came in the worst month of Florida’s weather — September. That month, after all, came at the end of a long and hot Florida summer known to be famously muggy and wet. Late August and September are also the rainiest periods in the Liquid Sunshine State, and even worse, school started back before Labor Day
October 13th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Join in with thousands of others who will speak out to the US Congress and demand a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
September 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Is it now already too late to adequately respond to or prevent extreme anthropogenic climate change? That possibility was noted by the noted public figure Neil deGrasse Tyson in a recent interview with Fareed Zakaria
September 15th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A new analysis shows that Hurricane Harvey was a once in 25,000 year event. But that doesn't mean it will be another 25,000 years before another storm just like it occurs.
September 15th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will cause some people to start accepting the science of climate change
September 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre
What does a large hurricane look like when seen from the near-earth orbit of the International Space Station?
Astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is currently stationed onboard the ISS, was nice enough to share some new images — which give a bird's eye view of the enormous Hurricane Irma when it was near its peak
September 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre
As those tracking the situation will now be aware, Hurricane Irma has weakened substantially since its high point last week when it achieved sustained wind speeds of around 185 mph.
It's no longer even a hurricane as of the time of writing this. This is the result of the hurricane scraping large land masses such as Cuba and its fated landfall on Sunday in Florida. Hurricanes thrive on warm water and its evaporative potential. In other words, they feed on cheap, easily accessed energy. When they travel overland, they rapidly lose power
September 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
Tesla owners on the Tesla Motors Club forums recently shared that Tesla has issued an emergency firmware update for owners in the path of Hurricane Irma. The update unlocks the additional battery capacity for owners of vehicles with software-limited battery capacity — like Model S and X vehicles with "60 kWh" of capacity that actually have 75 kWh batteries installed
September 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre
With Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida now seemingly unavoidable, one of the state's electric utilities, Florida Power & Light (FPL), has announced that it is shutting down its two nuclear power plants as a precaution