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[ Alaska’s 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was ]

An oil derrick stands out on the bitter, icebound terrain near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in 1974.

Oil began flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977, transforming Alaska into a wealthy state. But if it wasn’t for one man, the Prudhoe Bay oil field may not have never been found.

(Image credit: George Birch/AP)

[ Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage ]

Soybean leaves showing evidence of damage from dicamba. Thousands of acres of soybean fields have shown this kind of damage this spring.

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state’s regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the University of Arkansas)

[ South Australia Has 185 Potential Sites for Pumped Storage Hydro ]

There are 185 sites in South Australia that are potentially suitable for off-river pumped hydro storage, according to the results of research at The Australian National University.

[ NYSERDA to Fund Emerging Energy Storage Technology ]

NYSERDA announced that up to $6.3 million is available for energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in New York State

[ Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In ‘Cause For Serious Concern’ ]

The silver carp captured Thursday in Illinois just downstream of the T.J. O

A commercial fisherman captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

[ Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge ]

Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs without clearly understanding what the underlying costs are, is exceptionally low.

[ Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus? ]

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Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.

(Image credit: TED/TED)

[ Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry ]

Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs.

[ NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million ]

NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

 

[ Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall ]

Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting solar PV panels atop his proposed Mexican border wall would allow the project to pay for itself.