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[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2016

[ MUSIC: Why A River’s Sad But Beautiful Song Is Big On Social Media ]

In times of drought — like now — two neighboring states argue over rights to the Cauvery River’s water. A musician wrote a song about what the river thinks of all this.


[ Africa Mobile Pay-Go Solar Developer Beats the Odds, Raises $22.5M in Venture Capital ]

Mobile pay-as-you-go solar pioneer d.light on Sept. 21 announced that it has raised $15 million in Series D equity from KawiSafi Ventures Fund, Energy Access Ventures, Omidyar Network and NewQuest Capital Partners, as well as $2.5 million in debt funding raised through SunFunder.


[ Global Renewable Energy Investments Edged Up Slightly in 2015 ]

In a new report, the International Energy Agency said that renewable energy occupied a 17 percent share of global energy investments in 2015, up slightly from 16 percent in 2014.


[ Should the UK Do More for Renewable Heating? ]

News at the end of August that over 50,000 green heating schemes had been approved since the inception of the Renewable Heat Incentive in April 2014 caused some in the industry to hail a new era of heat pumps, biomass boilers and CHP.


[ What Will a Clinton or Trump Presidency Mean for Renewable Energy? Part 2 – Renewable Energy’s Uncertain Future? ]

The U.S. has 50 unique policy laboratories, many of which have economies larger than many of the countries on earth. They have something to say when it comes to energy policy.


[ Kenyan Geothermal Gets $60 Million From African Development Bank ]

The African Development Bank will lend $60 million to finance a geothermal power project in Kenya.


[ How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature? ]

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.


[ How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species? ]

Earth’s rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth’s history that help us recognize our place in the world.


[ Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction? ]

At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.


[ Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future? ]

Biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler explains how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault will prepare humans for the climate change and its effect on our environment and our food supply.