Unrealistic. Not ambitious enough. Too little, too late. Worth a shot? Already the subject of a great deal of conjecture and debate, the Green New Deal, a broad set of policy goals addressing environmental justice […]
Media Watch: A Real Super Material Almost as Amazing as Black Panther’s Vibranium
In Marvel’s recent blockbuster Black Panther, the material behind the hero’s super powers is a substance called Vibranium. In the movie, this meteorite material has the ability to store vast amounts of energy and absorb […]
Q+A Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall and The Problem With Our Ever-Shrinking Batteries
Last week Samsung issued the largest mobile device recall to date, when it warned users of its Galaxy Note 7 that a battery defect was causing the devices to catch fire and explode. Samsung attributed […]
Q+A: Post-Paris, America’s First Step To Reduce Greenhouse Gas
Drexel environmental engineering professor Patrick Gurian explains why the United States’ first move after the Paris Climate Conference was to formalize a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners and furnaces.
Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In […]
‘Forget the Fireplace’ – Engineers’ Tips For an Energy Efficient, Warm Winter
As you’re bundling up this winter, reaching for the thermostat and waiting anxiously for spring, here are a few tips from a pair of Drexel building engineers on how to stay warm AND energy efficient […]