Critical List: U.S. carbon emissions on the rise; Japan without nuclear power
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have started to rise again.
After May 5, Japan will be without nuclear power, at least until two idled reactors are started back up.
New forecasting technology means fewer people die in extreme weather.
This nanotube sponge can absorb up to 100 times its weight in oil — convenient for oil-spill cleanup!
In the U.K., government advisors want to start fracking again. Apparently it looked real appealing when we did it, what with all the cool flaming water and earthquakes.