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[1THING] Blog: Archive for July, 2017

[ To Help Keep Sturgeon Sustainable, Farm And Fishery Work Together ]

Sturgeon fisherman Bill Ford has filled Ceapa

Because demand for seafood is rising and wild stocks are not, a hatchery owner in Canada is hoping his model of “responsible agriculture” can keep the prized fish both on the menu and in the water.

(Image credit: Nancy Matsumoto for NPR)

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[ Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt ]

Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze. 

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[ ‘American Wind Week’ Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind ]

In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year. 

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[ New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks ]

A new Florida state law allows parents, and any residents, challenge the use of textbooks and instructional materials they find objectionable via an independent hearing.

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.

(Image credit: Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images)

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[ Why Greece Has Been Slow To Embrace Clean Energy ]

With its famed sunshine and sea winds, Greece should be a clean energy hub. But it’s been slow to abandon coal and embrace renewable energy. That’s changing on one small island.

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[ Blockchain Investment Fund Begins Initial Coin Offering for New PV Plants ]

Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO yesterday started the preliminary initial coin offering (ICO) for its two-stage crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the construction of new solar PV plants.

 

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[ Bay State Wind Begins Offshore Wind Site Measurement Following Assessment Plan Approval ]

Bay State Wind last week said that it has received federal approval for a site assessment plan (SAP) for its wind farm in Massachusetts near Martha’s Vineyard, and has moved forward with measurement of lease site conditions.

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[ I Squared Joins Bidding for $4 Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio ]

I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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[ ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Is An Effective, Cautiously Optimistic, ‘I Told You So’ ]

In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. More than a decade later, he

In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. He’s followed it up with a sequel that shows how far we’ve come — but with plenty of caveats.

(Image credit: Jensen Walker/Paramount Pictures)

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[ Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise ]

Hurricanes in 2012 and 2003 submerged parking lots and park benches, and flooded businesses along Annapolis

Federal maps help determine who on the coast must buy flood insurance, but many don’t include the latest data. Maryland is now making its own flood maps, so homeowners can see if they’re at risk.

(Image credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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