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Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of […]
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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big 24.5.2017 NPR Health Science
Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
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Cannes 2017: Al Gore, undaunted by Trump, talks red-state victories and 'An Inconvenient Sequel' 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. The U.S. is considering leaving the landmark Paris climate pact, a hostile appointee leads the Environmental Protection Agency and right-wing websites chortle, “Trump’s Latest Move Will Make Al Gore Fry.”

But is Al Gore himself...

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University of Colorado Boulder receives soda-tax exemption 23.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Colorado Boulder has been granted a one-year exemption to the city's new soda tax.
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The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It remains to be seen if congressional Republicans will.
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Four African nations join International Solar Alliance 23.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Four African nations join International Solar Alliance
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Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that various stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor's staff to find compromise language.
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Boy dies after stepping into puddle with downed power line 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old Texas boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo. Laredo police spokesman Joe E. Baeza said Aldo Jordani Rojas died Sunday. Corinne Stern, the Webb County medical examiner, […]
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India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue: Dharmendra Pradhan stresses for no 'Asian Premium' 23.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue: Dharmendra Pradhan stresses for no 'Asian Premium'
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn
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UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' 22.5.2017 BBC: Business
Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.
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Scottish Power lands US wind farm deal 21.5.2017 BBC: Business
The two sites combined are more than double the size of the energy giant's UK operations.
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Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power 21.5.2017 Hindu: International
Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy. A projection from Sunday’s referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for ...
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Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power 21.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 20.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production remains many years away — and if not done properly could flood the atmosphere with climate-changing greenhouse gases. Combustible ice is a frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas. Technically know...
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A once all-powerful corporation is suddenly politically toxic in Virginia 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s not hard to figure out why: It’s the pipeline.
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Vivint Solar brings Mercedes home batteries to U.S. 19.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] it will team with Mercedes-Benz to bring solar storage batteries to U.S. homes, putting it in direct competition with Tesla. The sleek battery, about the size of a mini-fridge, will allow homeowners to take better advantage of the energy their solar power systems produce, whether to cut costs or to maintain a steady source of electricity during power failures. Boris von Bormann, chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, said the combination will allow customers “to take the next step toward a sustainable energy future.” To the companies, along with rivals like Tesla and other solar installers that have joined forces with battery providers, that future involves tracts of software-enabled homes with solar panels on their roofs feeding batteries that can charge electric vehicles and power lights and appliances at times when drawing from the grid is costliest. For solar companies, battery storage may provide a lift in a market whose dizzying pace of growth has suddenly slowed, ...
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Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar panels. Vivint, which has installed solar energy systems on 100,000 homes in the United States since its inception in 2011, said the deal is the first time Mercedes-Benz Energy will offer its batteries for residential use with a U.S. solar provider. The deal also puts Vivint Solar into head-to-head competition with Tesla, the electric-car compa...
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State breaks another renewable energy record 19.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

State breaks another renewable energy record A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.2 percent of the electricity on the portion of state’s power grid controlled by the California Independent System Operator. More than half of the renewable energy flowing across the grid at that moment — 58.7 percent — came from large solar facilities. Last month, the federal Energy Information Administration, the statistics division for the Department of Energy, reported that for a span of three hours on March 11, solar power met roughly half of all electricity demand across much of the state. Greenlee added that the steady stream of record-breaking days is a positive sign that the grid is adapting well to the influx of renewable energy.

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