New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 03:00:10 +0000

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced that eight teams have been selected to participate in the second round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources in unique locations and contexts

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Italy, Florida, California, & China — 4 Demonstrated & Potential COVID-19 Paths

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:32:08 +0000

I spend probably far too much of my day reading about the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes I find stuff that’s uplifting and hopeful. Sometimes I find stuff that’s more or less terrifying. Much is up in the air because much is still unknown about the virus and its effects across a representative sample of humanity. A one percentage point difference on a variety of matters, including hospitalization rate of those infected and death rate of those infected, can result in an enormous difference across society. As far as I have seen, no one yet has a clear handle on some of these key factors, so keep that in mind as you read on (and share data in the comments if you think you have answers)

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Union of Concerned Scientists: States Need To Update Emergency Election Plans, Scientists Need To Step Up

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 18:08:17 +0000

Even if the U.S. is successful at managing coronavirus infection rates and lethality, it has the capacity to wreak havoc on the November election

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How Extreme Heat Threatens Farms & Farm Workers (Videos)

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:00:01 +0000

https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/Farm workers, who must labor under the hot sun all day, are uniquely threatened by rising temperatures, so activists are working hard to protect them against worsening heat. Find out more in the videos below

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Water, Peace, & Security — Under Threat

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:26:48 +0000

Featured Image: Cynthia Shahan, All Rights Reserved. Not CleanTechnica’s photo rights. All Rights Reserved. Not for use by any other writer, publication, and certainly no other blogger. Cynthia ShahanWe write about CO2 emissions of fossil fuels quite a bit on CleanTechnica, but there is something that bears repetition as well. It is that renewable energy typically uses much less water than other electricity sources. The overuse of water, including for our power plants, is something that critically threatens our children

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