Watch this video of Oregon’s aptly named Lost Lake disappear! Every spring, Lost Lake turns into a peaceful meadow as it rapidly drains through a six-foot diameter hole in its lake bottom. Early next spring, the lake will fill again with snowmelt which accumulates faster than the hole can drain.
Legislation introduced by New York City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Queens) would prohibit the exterior and interior lighting at night for roughly 40,000 buildings. The bill is a part of the city’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Decreased lighting usage is of particular interest to meet this goal as 70 percent of New York’s carbon emissions come from buildings in the city. The bill states that a $1000 fine will be issued for non-compliance.
Moving beyond the electrical car marker, Tesla revealed a few days ago, its latest achievement; a home battery that based on solar panels stores or supplies electricity to homes. With many details still unknown, the battery will be available in the market in the next few months at a cost of $3,000.
A newly released report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has for the first time attempted to establish a connection between human activities such as fracking with earthquake occurrence. Even though small in magnitude, human-induced earthquakes are becoming gradually important and warnings that greater magnitude events may be generated are expressed.
Located on the southern edge of the Amsterdam RAI convention and exhibition center, construction on the Netherlands largest hotel will begin in the middle of next year. The 650-room, 91-meter tall nhow Amsterdam RAI was designed by OMA and the NH Hotel Group and will be developed by COD.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a new analytical technique for identifying common drilling substances in drinking water. Using the technique, the scientists reported contamination in the drinking water taps of three Pennsylvania homes located near a known well-pad leak.