Articles by

Gregory Barber

An Elusive Gravity Signal Could Mean Faster Earthquake Warnings

Seismic waves from a big quake are easy to see—think of the classic image of a seismograph,...

A Vast Underground Water System Helps Drive Antarctica’s Glaciers

Lake Whillans is a strange body of water, starting with the fact that there is liquid to...

The Surprising Climate Cost of the Humblest Battery Material

An ode, for a moment, to the anode, for it is so frequently overlooked. When a battery...

Want a Battery That Lasts? Play Hot and Cold

Around this time each year, the Pacific Northwest enjoys a temporary bounty of renewable energy. A torrent...

Biden Invokes the Defense Production Act to Fix the Lithium Shortage

The first question to ask about the lithium shortage is whether there is a shortage at all.Lithium...

Companies May Soon Have to Reveal a Hidden Risk: Carbon Emissions

In 2020, Microsoft decided it wanted to be “carbon negative” by the end of the decade—to remove...

The Nuclear Reactors of the Future Have a Russia Problem

Say you want to make nuclear fuel: Take some uranium, and with molecular wizardry, transform this heavy...

The Race to Rescue Ukraine’s Power Grid From Russia

The test was supposed to last for 72 hours. In late February, as Russian troops massed at...