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Watch Activist and Race Car Driver Leilani Munter Achieve Her Goal of Going Solar
About three years ago, Leilani Munter, an Automobile Racing Club of America driver dubbed the "Carbon-Free Girl," set out to go solar at home and electric on the road when she wasn't competing.
The driver's goal became a reality this week when Boulder, CO-based Main Street Power installed panels on her home after she made it known that she wanted to charge her Tesla with 100-percent renewable energy.
"Dear Oil, I'm breaking up with you," Munter writes in a letter depicted in her "Goodbye Oil, Hello Sunshine" video posted this week to her Vimeo account.
Munter was once named The Discovery Channel's top eco-athlete. In 2007, she became the first carbon-neutral race car driver, commiting to adopt an acre of rainforest for every race she runs to offset the carbon footprint of her race car.
A year later, she became the first ambassador of the National Wildlife Federation and began advocating on behalf of renewable energy to Congress.
Her next race is at 4 p.m. EST today at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
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'This Will Be the Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Finalizes Clean Water Rule Replacement
Today, the Trump administration will finalize its replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in a move that will strip protections from more than half of the nation's wetlands and allow landowners to dump pesticides into waterways, or build over wetlands, for the first time in decades.
Study: Native Americans Barely Impacted Landscape for 14,000 Years. Europeans Came and Changed Everything
There's a theory going around that Native Americans actively managed the land the lived on, using controlled burns to clear forests. It turns out that theory is wrong. New research shows that Native Americans barely altered the landscape at all. It was the Europeans who did that, as ZME Science reported.