Earth

Why the Arctic Is Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of Earth

Why the Arctic Is Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of Earth

All the extra warmth of summer is also getting trapped in the Arctic Ocean, then released throughout the winter. “The greatest warming in the Arctic is happening in winter, which maybe surprises people, because you have the greatest sea ice melt in summertime,” says Hahn, of the University of Washington. “That’s when you have incoming …

Why the Arctic Is Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of Earth Read More »

Turkey Probably Hasn't Found the Rare Earth Metals It Says It Has

Turkey Probably Hasn’t Found the Rare Earth Metals It Says It Has

The official press release about Turkey’s “discovery” is scant on details. But Goodenough suggests that it is likely to be the well-known Kizilçaören deposit, located near the city of Eskişehir in northwestern Turkey. She and colleagues visited this deposit five years ago and have discussed its potential for rare earth extraction in academic papers. The …

Turkey Probably Hasn’t Found the Rare Earth Metals It Says It Has Read More »

The Best Earth Day Deals on Tech, Ebikes, and Cleaning Supplies

The Best Earth Day Deals on Tech, Ebikes, and Cleaning Supplies

Every year, Earth Day comes around to remind us how important it is to take care of our planet. But it shouldn’t be something we think about for just one day. The WIRED Gear team tests environmentally friendly gear year-round, and, thankfully, some of our favorites have been discounted to celebrate our blue marble. Only …

The Best Earth Day Deals on Tech, Ebikes, and Cleaning Supplies Read More »

'Vampire Energy' Is Sucking the Life Out of Our Planet

‘Vampire Energy’ Is Sucking the Life Out of Our Planet

Priya Vijayakumar, CEO of WattIQ and an expert in unmanaged energy, explains that at the industrial level, 21 percent of all electricity consumed by buildings is wasted. “There’s all this unmanaged electricity. On top of that, there are 40 percent more electrical devices than needed. Just think about all the energy it takes to manufacture …

‘Vampire Energy’ Is Sucking the Life Out of Our Planet Read More »