Quartz: Elon Musk Says He’s Going to Tunnel Under His SpaceX Factory Soon
Into orbit, on the highway, over the internet, and now into the ground: Is there anywhere Elon Musk won’t go to start a business?
The serial entrepreneur tweeted early this morning (Jan. 25) that he would soon begin digging a tunnel “starting across from my desk at SpaceX. Crenshaw and the 105 Freeway, which is 5 mins from LAX.” We’re awaiting more details.
The idea first became public when the billionaire tweeted that traffic “was driving him nuts” and that he wanted to start a tunneling machine company.
New York Times: Trump Prepares Orders Aiming at Global Funding and Treaties
The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the United States’ role in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties, officials said.
The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by The New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.
Utility Dive: Trump Infrastructure Priority Plan Includes Transmission, Wind, Energy Storage
Trump's infrastructure wish list includes many provisions observers would expect -- the document is heavy on the bridges and road projects that he promised throughout the campaign would create jobs for Americans.
Those in the utility industry who hoped that affinity for big infrastructure projects would translate into power sector programs may take heart in the document released by McClatchy on Tuesday. Just how the Trump administration plans to encourage the projects remains unclear, but it could give an indication of the White House's priorities.
Of the 50 infrastructure projects, seven focus on the electricity sector.
Inside Climate News: Sea-Level Rise Estimate Grows Alarmingly Higher in Latest Federal Report
New federal estimates say global sea levels could rise faster than previously thought, and the rise may be even worse in many coastal regions of the United States.
A new report, written by scientists with several federal agencies and universities, says that under a worst-case scenario, climate change could raise the oceans an average of more than 8 feet by 2100, about 20 inches more than a previous federal estimate published in 2012. The best case now projected would be an average of about a foot.
TechCrunch: Apple, Facebook and Google Top Greenpeace’s Clean Energy Report
Apple has earned the title of greenest tech company in the world for the third year in a row, according to a new report from environmental organization Greenpeace. In a new report, “Clicking Clean: Who Is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet?” Apple lead the pack with an “A” grade and a clean energy index score of 83 percent.
Facebook and Google also did well, with scores of 67 and 56 percent, respectively, along with data center provider Switch, which scored 100 percent. However, Netflix, Amazon Web Services and Samsung were found to be lagging.