A glimpse of America’s future: Climate change means trouble for power grids
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted or interviewed in multiple media outlets.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
The Energy 202: Frozen wind turbines aren't why Texas can't keep the lights on
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
The Texas power grid failure is a climate change cautionary tale
EXPLAINER: Why the power grid failed in Texas and beyond
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 300 other media outlets.)
'Massive failure': Why are millions of people in Texas still without power?
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Behind the power crisis in petroleum center Texas
France 24 (This Agence France-Presse article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Texas flunks climate change test as its energy grid freezes up
CBS News (This article also appeared in The World News.)
How the Texas power grid failed and what could stop it from happening again
CNBC (This article also appeared in Business Fast, MSN and NBCSanDiego.com.)
The changing climate for US power
Axios (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance and the Frontier Post.)
Texas grid collapse points to looming climate tests
E&E News (This article also appeared in Scientific American.)
Five things to know about Texas' strained electric grid
The Hill (This article also appeared in The World News and Easy Branches World News.)
What percentage of Texas energy is renewable? Breaking down the state's power sources from gas to wind.
Power failure: Why did millions go without heat as temperatures dropped below freezing?
Texas largely relies on natural gas for power. It wasn’t ready for the extreme cold
Alice Echo-News Journal (This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune, and it also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Stunning images show the aftermath of power outages
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Don't blame wind turbines for Texas' historic power outages
'Something that you could have planned for': How isolated Texas power grid, winter weather left millions without electricity
Community Impact Newspaper
Republican leadership blames renewable energy for state's failures to combat cold weather
Republicans use Texas power outages to spread false claims about green energy
ABC News (This article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Frozen wind turbines ‘not solely to blame for Texas blackouts’
Texas grid was 'minutes' from failing, lawmaker says
CNN (This article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Texas snap freeze causes electricity prices to soar 10,000%
Tucker Carlson falsely blames Green New Deal, wind energy for Texas power outage
PolitiFact (This article also appeared in VietBF.)
Rick Perry: Texans should endure blackouts to keep feds from overseeing power grid
HuffPost (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Ocasio-Cortez slams Texas governor for mention of Green New Deal in power crisis
Haaretz (This article originally appeared in Reuters.)
The Texas crisis is not how modern life is supposed to work
CNN (This article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Why the power is out in Texas ... and why other states are vulnerable too
Yale Climate Connections
Why is Texas without power? How climate action could have prevented this
A warmer planet brings cold to Texas and creates challenges for grid operators
Observations on winter electric reliability event in south central US
The high cost of not regulating power companies
As Texas shivers through fourth day of outage, finger-pointing begins
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Don't blame Texas energy players for blackout, blame the electricity grid's irresponsible game
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This column also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Editorial: Abbott's 'wind turbine' excuse full of hot air. Get serious. People are dying.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times.)
Texas seceded from the nation's power grid. Now it's paying the price.
Julie Cohn, nonresident scholar in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed in the Washington Post and is quoted in the Houston Chronicle and Slate.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the New Canaan Advertiser.)
Epic power fail: Why millions of Texans are still without heat and electricity
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Midland Reporter-Telegram and Shelton Herald.)
Why Texas is experiencing such widespread power outages
Opinion: Want to fix America’s infrastructure? Ask mayors what projects cities need.
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (This op-ed also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and San Antonio Express-News.)
How the freeze in Texas is affecting COVID-19 vaccinations
Rice is mentioned in multiple articles. Sophomore Harry Golen is quoted in the Associated Press.
KUNR.org (The audio segment aired on more than 175 National Public Radio affiliate stations.)
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Coronavirus vaccine shipments face 'widespread delays' because of winter storm
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader.)
Texas deep freeze leaves millions without power, 21 dead
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Troops to deploy to Texas to help with COVID-19 vaccinations in wake of winter storm
CBS News (This article also appeared in KTSA.com.)
COVID vaccine shipments will be delayed because of weather, CDC says
NBC News (This article also appeared at KADN.com.)
Texas hit with massive power outages as winter freeze leaves more than 4 million in the dark
Biden vows vaccines will be available for all Americans by midsummer
The Washington Times (This article also appeared in U.S. Politics Today.)
‘Skiing, rants and frozen solid denim jeans’: Texans react to horror ice storm
Evening Standard (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News, MSN and SimpleNews.)
20 dead in winter storm as second cross-country system moves in
NewsNation Now (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Has Storm Uri delayed COVID-19 vaccinations in your area? Shot rollout is held up or canceled in at least 22 states as electricity blackouts threaten to spoil thousands of vaccines
Daily Mail (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
'A failed state': Power outages amid freezing weather in Texas threaten lives and COVID vaccines
Common Dreams (This article also appeared in Front Page Live.)
Texas officials rush vaccines amid power loss
Extreme winter weather causes havoc up and down the US
No special jab for US teachers as fears mount over COVID variants and storm batters vaccination drive
75 US billionaires parked assets in tax haven, including this oilman tight with the Bushes
Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
Bradenton Herald (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in the Miami Herald.)
Missing middle housing is a huge opportunity offering resilient investment and high demand
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Forbes (This article also appeared in ReallyList.)
Fish spotted killing baby bird in the nest in collision driven by climate change
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is mentioned.
The Post and Courier
Houston singer Sasha Cooke loves being a ‘Wayfarer’
Alumna Sasha Cooke is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Solar window based on luminescent solar concentrators
Rice engineers have suggested a colorful solution to next-generation energy collection: Luminescent solar concentrators in your windows. Postdoctoral researcher Yilin Li is quoted in multiple outlets. He and Rafael Verduzco, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, are quoted in Rinnovabili. The research is also featured in TMR Research Blog.
New polymer cores added to windows could solve energy issues for buildings
Engineers develop new solar concentrators to harness solar energy from windows
TMR Research Blog
New polymer cores added to home windows may resolve vitality points for buildings
Solar Panels in India
Energia solare: le finestre luminescenti smart per il fotovoltaico del futuro saranno in grado di sfruttare anche la luce artificiale
Ohga! (An English translation is not available.)
Dal Texas finestre luminescenti che generano energia da interno ed esterno
Rinnovabili (An English translation is not available.)
Solarfenster produzieren auch nachts strom
Solarserver (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Solarthemen, and a portion of it appeared in Finanz Nachrichten.)
Bunte solarfenster liefern auch nachtstrom
Sonnenseite (An English translation is not available.)
Despite security concerns, online voting advances
Dan Wallach, a Rice professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Pew Charitable Trusts (This article also appeared in FocusTechnica, GCN, Route Fifty and NextGov.)
Tapping the brain to boost stroke rehabilitation
An article mentions that Marcia O’Malley, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of computer science and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is co-principal investigator for the featured research.
Medical Design Briefs
Other materials stories that may be of interest
An article features Rice research that created a “defective” catalyst that simplifies the generation of hydrogen peroxide from oxygen.
The American Ceramic Society
Thinking about transportation policy as if cities mattered
Research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research is cited.
Couple gifts $80M to launch research program for mothers and babies
Alumnus Bruce Dunlevie is featured.
Montana’s health policy MVP takes her playbook on the road
Rice is mentioned.
Kaiser Health News (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Haotian Wang named Sloan Research Fellow
Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is featured.
7th Space (This article also appeared in Scienmag.)
Conference shows intersection of faith and science
Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice, is mentioned.
Grand Canyon University
XanEdu brings OpenStax's Rover digital math homework system into the XanEdu FlexEd portfolio
OpenStax, Rice’s educational technology initiative, is featured.
WBOC.com (This article also appeared in AiThority.)
Alaa Abu Siam promoted to Executive Director Middle East of Egis Group
An article mentions that Alaa Abu Siam holds an executive accelerated development qualification from Rice.
Rev. Dr. Lena Crouso of Southern Nazarene University — When people, as a group, cannot tell their shared story, we cannot create the bridges that we need.
Rice is mentioned.
Marte un tempo somigliava all’attuale Islanda
An article features collaborative Rice research that compared data from an ancient Martian crater to places on Earth where similar geologic formations have experienced weathering in different climates. Co-authors quoted include Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and alumnus Michael Thorpe.
Gaianews.it (An English translation is not available.)
Yankees announce non-roster invitees to spring training
Former Rice baseball players Lucas Luetge and Glenn Otto are mentioned.
YES Network (This article also appeared in AllMediaNY.)
Haotian Wang named Sloan Research Fellow
Chemical and biomolecular engineer Haotian Wang of Rice's Brown School of Engineering has been selected as a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
Wang is one of 128 early career scientists and engineers at 58 U.S. and Canadian institutions “whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of scientific leaders,” according to the Sloan Foundation.