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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2017

[ As India’s Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops ]

In the upper reaches of the northern state of Uttarakhand, small villages are rain- and snow-fed. As snowfall has declined, farmers are starting to plant crops in winter, when fields would usually lie fallow.

Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India’s solar energy production.

(Image credit: Julie McCarthy/NPR)

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[ The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion ]

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

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[ Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks ]

Bike patrol volunteers give directions to visitors at Acadia National Park. The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water.

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

(Image credit: Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

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[ All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat ]

All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV). 

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[ 100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours ]

On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. 

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[ Mexico City Company Turns Prickly Pear Cactus Waste Into Energy ]

A startup called Energy and Environmental Sustainability is taking cactus waste from the Milpa Alta neighborhood of the capital and turning it into biogas.

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[ Potential Partners Considered for Greek Geothermal Development ]

The first phase has been completed in the selection process for partners in PPC Renewable’s geothermal development work in Greece.

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[ Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For? ]

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

(Image credit: Matthew Leete/Getty Images)

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[ California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power ]

Solar cells sit in the sun at the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Calif. The people who run California

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday’s total eclipse isn’t just a scientific spectacle, it’s a major concern for the state’s power grid.

(Image credit: Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images)

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[ Australia Continues Tidal Energy Research with $2.49 Million In Funding ]

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it will provide $2.49 million in funding to attract future investment via a 3-year project that will explore the tidal energy potential in Australia.

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