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Apple Now Runs on 100% Clean Energy

Posted: 04.25.2018 no comments


The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push is that it’s bringing everyone (from suppliers to local utilities) along for the ride.   Read the entire article at Fast Company.   You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the inside to truly understand how huge it is. It’s made up of […]


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Collectors Capture Infrared for Energy and Pass Through Solar Spectrum for Agriculture

Posted: 04.22.2018 no comments


A Purdue University professor is developing a way for farmers to capture solar energy without blocking the sunlight their crops need.   Read the entire article at Forbes.   The solar collectors being developed by Chemical Engineering Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture infrared radiation for energy production while letting visible light pass through […]


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FLIR Technology Shines a Camera on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted: 04.20.2018 no comments


Seeing is often believing when it comes to addressing the impacts of climate change. As the effects of global warming become more noticeable, scientists tell us, public opinion has been shifting toward the importance of addressing climate change. While graphs and statistics make for good discussions, it’s often the “eyeball impact” that drives home the […]


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Kids are Suing Gov. Rick Scott to Force Florida to Take Action on Climate Change

Posted: 04.18.2018 no comments


Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t talk about climate change. He notoriously declared “I’m not a scientist” when asked his thoughts on humanity’s well-documented impact on the warming planet, banned the phrase in his administration (a charge he denies) and backed up President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.   Read the entire article […]


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Bipartisan Group Introduces a Bill to Support a Controversial Climate Technology

Posted: 04.16.2018 no comments


There’s a technology that can put the world on track to beat climate change. But it remains on the fringe because it’s thought to be expensive and risky. In February, a bipartisan group of US senators celebrated when Donald Trump was forced to provide support to develop the technology and make it cheaper, as part […]


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Youth Climate Case Vs. U.S. Government Will Head to Trial in October

Posted: 04.12.2018 no comments


On October 29, 21 young people suing the federal government for violating their constitutional right to a safe climate will finally have their day in court.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.   The date was decided Thursday at a conference in Eugene, Ore., between attorneys for both sides and Magistrate Judge Thomas […]


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Vegetables Harvested in Antarctic Greenhouse Without Soil, Daylight or Pesticides

Posted: 04.11.2018 no comments


Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.   Read the entire article at US News & World Report.   Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 3.6 kilograms (8 […]


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Chevron Set a Legal Precedent by Agreeing in Court that Humans Cause Climate Change

Posted: 04.08.2018 no comments


A federal judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California held a five-hour tutorial to lay the scientific foundation for two lawsuits against the five biggest oil companies in the world.   Read the entire article at Vox.   The plaintiffs, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, brought three world-renowned climate […]


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UPS Updates Its Fleet of Trucks to Electric

Posted: 04.05.2018 no comments


UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts. It is quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deploys a new smart-grid technology to support its growing EV fleet in London.   Read the entire article at elektrec.   So much so that it called […]


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Paris Mayor Wants Free Transit for All

Posted: 04.04.2018 no comments


Leaders in Brussels, Seoul and Salt Lake City have all experimented with free transit to curb air pollution on smoggy days. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to take the practice one step further, and offer fareless service year-round. Reuters reports that Hidalgo announced this week that the city will conduct a feasibility study of free […]


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