Zombie Fires Fuel & Are Fueled By Climate Change

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 03:41:00 +0000

As if drought, flooding, extreme hurricanes, and deadly heat waves weren’t enough, climate change could make zombie forest fires more common, scientists say. Research published Wednesday in Nature found zombie fires — wildfires in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, so-called because they continue to smolder under winter snows and reignite once the snow melts — are becoming more common as global temperatures rise due to humans’ extraction and […]

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Alaska Railroad Gambling Diversion Now Part Of Climate Record

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:00:06 +0000

A tradition begun more than a century ago is now an important part of the Alaskan climate record — and it shows spring river melt is happening earlier, Reuters reports. On Friday, April 30, at 12:50 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, the ice on the Tanana River in the Alaska community of Nenana melted enough to […]

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Remote Communities Partner with DOE Experts & National Labs to Adopt Clean Energy Solutions that Reduce Energy Costs & Power Disruptions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:16:52 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will work with 11 remote and island communities around the United States and provide federal assistance to bolster their energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages, and improve their future energy and economic outlook. Due to their geographic isolation, remote coastal and island […]

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Even In Frigid Temperatures In Alaska, Air-Source Heat Pumps Keep Homes Warm

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 01:13:59 +0000

By Molly Rettig When the north wind blows into Dillingham in the middle of winter, it can plunge well past 15 degrees below zero F on the remote strip of Alaska’s southern coast. On these days, the oil heaters in many of the homes have to run pretty much nonstop to keep people warm. As […]

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Renewable Energy & EVs Are Slowly Happening in Rural Alaska

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:05:39 +0000

In a previous article, I detailed the process I went through figuring out how to include Alaska in our EV charging station plan for the Biden Administration. After talking with people in Alaska, I figured out pretty quick that there are three very different kinds of Alaska to consider. The first category: Alaska’s larger cities […]

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The Unique Challenges Of Expanding EV Charging In Alaska

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 20:05:12 +0000

While working on our plan for EV charging for the Biden Administration, I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from readers. One of our readers is Kris Hall, the founder of Recharge Alaska, an organization dedicated to bringing more charging stations to the state. Between his research (which is extensive), local knowledge he shared in […]

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Where Can You Go In An EV With 1000 Miles Of Range, Like The Aptera? (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021 03:05:49 +0000

A 13,230 mile drive is possible in an Aptera if you’re adventurous enough and plan the right overnight stops for charging. The whole Pan-Am Highway is possible, it seems

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Alaska Invests In Tesla (TSLA) — Owns 126,754 Shares

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:42:08 +0000

Alaska’s Department of Revenue has raised its stake in Tesla (TSLA) stock and reduced its investments in three other stocks to make room for that stake, Barrons reports. Those stocks are as follows

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