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[1THING] Blog: Archive for April, 2016

[ Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory ]

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it’s burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

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[ Renewable Energy News: EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar ]

The acquisition brings to EDF RE an autonomous business unit with a precise focus on distributed generation solar business to meet the growing demands of corporate customers seeking cost-effective renewable energy sources.

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[ Maine Legislators Sustain Governor’s Veto of Unique Solar Bill ]

A vote of the Maine House of Representatives today upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of solar legislation designed to modernize Maine’s solar power policy.

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[ Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider ]

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.

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[ Well-drilling Set to Begin at Geothermal Plant in Northern New Zealand ]

GISBORNE-based Eastland Group expects to encounter temperatures three times higher than the hottest surface temperature ever recorded on Earth when it drills into the Kawerau geothermal reservoir next month.

Following years of planning, the $100m Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project to build a 20mW geothermal power plant 2.3km east of Kawerau is now ready to enter its first production well-drilling phase on land owned by the A8D Ahu Whenua Maori Trust.

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[ Illinois Can Meet its Clean Power Plan Targets in 3 Steps ]

While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the courts consider legal challenges, it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with renewable energy and efficiency. Illinois is no exception.

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[ Vestas Wind Profit Beats Estimate, Orders Surge ]

Vestas Wind Systems A/S’s profit fell less than expected as orders surged and margins widened.

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[ Report: Rooftop Solar Power Blocked in 10 High-Potential States ]

States with some of the highest solar potential in the U.S. are hindering rooftop-solar development through lacking policies, according to a recent report from the Center for Biological Diversity.

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[ Solar Business Models for Growth: The Private Sector Needs to Lead on India’s Rural Electrification Deficit ]

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is home to the country’s largest population of un-electrified villages. According to data collected by the Council on Clean Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than seventy percent of Uttar Pradesh’s two hundred and twenty million residents still depend on kerosene lamps and diesel generators for lighting and electricity.

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[ Keeping Bees Safe: It’s A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done ]

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

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