Most of downtown Lafayette to be without power for nearly 1 hour

Provided Photo/Duke Energy Duke Energy’s regional headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana. Posted at 2:44 PM, June 22, 2022 and last updated 2022-06-22 16:33:10-04 LAFAYETTE — Duke Energy will be turning off power to most of downtown Lafayette starting about 4:45 pm today, according to police. It’s expected to be restored by 6:45 pm A Duke Energy … Read more

Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Could Be Destined For Extinction as Winters Warm

Antarctica's Only Native Insect Could Be Destined For Extinction as Winters Warm

Over tens of millions of years, the wingless midge belgium antarctica has perfected the art of freezing itself to push through the darkest and coldest of Antarctica’s winter months, carving out an exclusive niche as the continent’s only native insect. As climate change nudges polar temperatures ever higher, this hard-earned set of survival skills could … Read more

Hydrogen powered trains to be used in Berlin-Brandenburg region

Hydrogen powered trains to be used in Berlin-Brandenburg region

A Mireo Plus H train photographed in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on May 5, 2022. According to Siemens Mobility, the train can hit a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour, or around 99 mph. Sophie Brossler | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Siemens Mobility is to build several hydrogen-powered trains for a network in the … Read more

Elon Musk’s Appeals for Lithium Are No Substitute for Better Price Signals

Elon Musk’s Appeals for Lithium Are No Substitute for Better Price Signals

If lithium is the new oil, it needs better answers to widely traded crude benchmarks like Brent and West Texas Intermediate. Oil-price increases have been modest compared with the rally in the metal that underpins electric-vehicle batteries. Despite a recent pause for breath, spot prices for seaborne supplies of the key lithium compounds, carbonate and … Read more