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    The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — and Protect Rare Plants and Animals

    The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — and Protect Rare Plants and Animals

    By Tara Lohan The Biden administration greenlighted a major new solar development in May. The Crimson Solar Project will stretch across 2,500 acres of public lands in the desert of Southern California and provide enough electricity to power 85,000 homes. The 350-megawatt photovoltaic facility takes the country another step toward meeting the administration’s stated goal […]

    5 Facts About the Progress of Electric Vehicles

    5 Facts About the Progress of Electric Vehicles

    By Walé Azeez While global car sales took a pandemic-related hit last year, electric vehicles (EVs) bucked the trend. The number of EVs registered across the globe expanded massively in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) – and this is set to continue over the next decade. Here are five facts about the […]

    Electric Vehicles Could Be 100 Percent of New Car Sales by 2035

    Electric Vehicles Could Be 100 Percent of New Car Sales by 2035

    By 2035, every new car and truck sold in the U.S. could be an EV, a new report says. Accelerations in technology and especially battery affordability, paired with new policy, mean the dramatic transition would save American drivers .7 trillion by 2050, an average savings of ,000 per household per year. The ramp up in […]

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    Migrant Workers Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Himalayan Disasters

    By Rishika Pardikar Search operations are still underway to find those declared missing following the Uttarakhand disaster on 7 February 2021. “As of now [18 March], we have found 74 bodies and 130 people are still missing,” said Swati S. Bhadauria, district magistrate in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. Chamoli is the district where a hanging, ice-capped […]

    Renewable Energy Smashes Records in 2020

    Renewable Energy Smashes Records in 2020

    By Kenny Stancil Despite the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the world added a record amount of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, according to data released Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency. IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 shows that global renewable energy capacity grew by more than 260 gigawatts (GW) last […]

    Removing Dams Could Save Atlantic Salmon From Extinction

    Removing Dams Could Save Atlantic Salmon From Extinction

    By Tara Lohan Atlantic salmon have a challenging life history — and those that hail from U.S. waters have seen things get increasingly difficult in the past 300 years. Dubbed the “king of fish,” Atlantic salmon once numbered in the hundreds of thousands in the United States and ranged up and down most of New […]