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Climate events are the leading cause of nuclear power outages

Enlarge / Cooling water is only one factor that limits the productivity of nuclear power plants. (credit: Getty Images) With extreme weather causing power failures…

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Concrete buildings could become rechargeable batteries you can live in

Concrete is the most widely consumed material in the world after water. Now, researchers have been exploring how it can be used to store electricity…

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US Department of Energy will offer instant permits for rooftop solar installations

With the US back in the Paris climate accord, President Joe Biden has the lofty goal of decarbonizing the US power grid by 2035. As…

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Ban Mansions

Individual choices about consumption won’t solve the climate crisis alone. But for the richest among us, some forms of polluting pleasure are going to have…

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Maine prohibiting offshore wind projects in state waters

New offshore wind projects will be prohibited from Maine state waters reserved for recreation and fishing under a new measure signed into law Wednesday by…

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GM just cut a big deal to tackle EV’s dirty secret

GM plans to use US-sourced lithium in its next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, tapping a new – and potentially less environmentally damaging – supply for…

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Volvo’s New Concept Recharge EV Doesn’t Mimic Combustion Engine Cars

Volvo recently committed to an all-EV future, but to date, all of its electric cars have been redesigns of existing combustion engine models. Now, Volvo’s…

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Solar farms could double as pollinator food supplies

Enlarge (credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service) Pollinator habitats and solar farms may seem like ecologically great neighbors, but we still don’t understand very much…

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Amazon-dwellers lived sustainably for 5,000 years

Indigenous people lived sustainably in the tropical Amazon rainforest for more than 5,000 years, a study shows. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57388939 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Fiat Will Transition to All Electric Vehicles Starting in 2025

Fiat plans to go all-electric within the next decade, starting by transitioning several vehicles to electric-only in 2025. And while the Italian brand already offers…

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Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research

Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water. (credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/2011/Lemma) As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my…

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This Solar Crypto Mine Plan Is Stranger Than Fiction

A Montana crypto empire wants to build out one of the nation’s largest solar projects, promising it will power a technological revolution in the state….

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Microsoft, the Linux Foundation, and others team up to make software sustainable

Microsoft is still working to go fully carbon negative by the end of the decade, but effectively grappling with climate change isn’t just one company’s…

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Green hydrogen could be the key to our future energy demand

The global population is growing at a rapid rate. Estimates predict that by 2050, we’ll reach almost ten billion people. A growing population also means…

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California ridesharing services must use zero-emissions vehicles starting in 2023

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that in accordance with the implementation of SB 1014 of 2018, a regulation has been adopted that…

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New cement technology could turn buildings into batteries

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a concept for a rechargeable cement-based battery. One day the technology could turn an entire…

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Cod almighty: how a ‘mythical’ Faroes delicacy has vanished

A giant cod that was once a fishing staple is now so rare it has become the preserve of a few fine diners It was…

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How to Recycle

Recycling is one of the easiest and most productive ways that you can help make the planet a better place. While it may feel overwhelming…

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Goats employed to protect Reagan Library from wildfires

A group of goats is being used to create a firebreak at The Ronald Reagan Presidential… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/552212-goats-employed-to-protect-reagan-library-from-wildfires Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Carper asks EPA to require half of new cars to be zero-emissions by 2030

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Monday called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop national tailpipe emissions standards…

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Colorado legislature passes bill to allow human composting

Both chambers of the Colorado legislature have passed a bill legalizing the composting of human remains as an after-death alternative to burial and cremation, sending…

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The world’s ‘most powerful’ tidal turbine is nearly ready to power on

Once it’s connected to the European Marine Energy Centre off the Orkney Islands, the two megawatt O2 will have the capacity to generate enough energy…

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