Delivering packages with drones might be good for the environment

Could drone delivery help the environment? AP Photo/Claude ParisThere are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them belong to people flying them for fun, but a growing number are used commercially. Companies including Amazon, UPS, Google and DHL are already exploring ways to deliver packages with drones instead of trucks. Our new research has measured how that shift would change how the U.S. uses energy, and the resulting environmental effects. We found that in some cases...

Before the US approves new uranium mining, consider its toxic legacy

Warning sign at Kerr-McGee uranium mill site near Grants, N.M., December 20, 2007. AP photo/Susan Montoya BryanUranium – the raw material for nuclear...

Amazon’s deal of the day gets you a killer Wi-Fi setup for just $48 total

We're big fans of mesh wireless systems here at BGR. Specifically, the AmpliFi HD mesh system is our favorite and the Google Wifi System is a...

Apple HomePod Has Already Stolen Some Market Share From Amazon’s Echo

Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker might have only hit store shelves earlier this month, but already it’s making a dent in the market. The HomePod has...

Overnight Energy: Groups sue over EPA record keeping | Pruitt cites Bible to justify his policies | Surge in civil lawsuits after Gulf spill

GROUPS SUE EPA OVER RECORD KEEPING: A pair of environmental groups representing public employees sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on...

raceAhead: A Google Lawsuit and Justin Caldbeck Gets Canceled Again

Just a quick announcement uptop today, though there is plenty of news to ponder below. I'm joining my esteemed colleagues Clifton Leaf and Adam...