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3 Reasons Why California’s Fire Risk Won’t Dampen Anytime Soon

A man watches the Thomas Fire in the hills above Carpinteria, California.

The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.

(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

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World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice

The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas.

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Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

Smoke from wildfires, like this lingering cloud in Sonoma County, Calif., in October, may be responsible for creating an off taste in wine.

Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

(Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

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Israeli Solar Panel Cleaning Tech Firm Raises $13 Million

Israel-based Ecoppia yesterday said that it has raised $13 million, led by investors Swarth Group, GlenRock Israel, Gandyr Group, and Harel Group Insurance and Finance.

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Brazil’s Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar

Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW. 

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Where can I drop off recycling?

Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.