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A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory used a detailed model to prove the Eastern Interconnection (EI)—the single, sprawling power grid that reaches from Maine to New Mexico and serves more than 240 million people—can incorporate the variable generation of wind and solar using technology available today without compromising service or reliability.
At present, wind and solar make up less than 7 percent of EI's annual electricity mix.
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Authorities in Hong Kong intercepted some questionable cargo three years ago — a rather large shipment of shark fins that had originated in Panama. Shark fins are a hot commodity among some Asian communities for their use in soup, and most species are legally consumed in Hong Kong, but certain species are banned from international trade due to their extinction risk. And wouldn't you know it: this confiscated shipment contained nearly a ton of illegal hammerhead fins.
Coldplay is releasing a new album on Friday, but the release will not be followed by a world tour.
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