Tesla Taking Measures To Prevent Spread Of Covid-19 At Its Gigafactory In Nevada

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 23:47:46 +0000

Update: Nevada recently reinstated an indoor mask mandate in counties with “substantial or high transmission.” So, this new policy at Gigafactory 1 may be more reactive than proactive. Tesla is taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and all of its variants at its Gigafactory in Nevada. The virus is spreading like wildfire […]

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Middle Ground: Going Forward With The EV Transition, But Acknowledging The Impacts of Battery Mining

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:13:50 +0000

Mining for battery materials can be a touchy subject. The haters and the people who stand to lose money in the transition to clean energy love to bring it up. They normally don’t care one bit about the environmental impacts of things (or they wouldn’t support the oil and coal industries like they do). When […]

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Tesla Wins Most American-Made Car Title

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 20:08:15 +0000

Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris If you need a little more justification to take the plunge and buy a Tesla, consider this: it’s your patriotic duty to do so. Tesla has always touted its credentials as an American company that’s creating good-quality American jobs, and now independent research confirms that a Tesla is the most […]

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Joe Biden Meets With Western Governors To Talk Wildfires

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 03:50:43 +0000

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met (virtually) with a bipartisan group of Western governors yesterday to discuss preparations for this year’s wildfire season, which is expected to be especially severe due to an ongoing drought fueled by climate change. “Climate change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought. We’re […]

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Can the US Survive California’s Drought?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:50:59 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Pablo Ortiz, Bilingual Western States Climate Scientist  The drought facing the Western United States is bad. Really bad. It’s become worse faster than the last one. As more of the United States suffers from drought conditions and water supplies are diminishing, water demands are rising. Smaller water supplies combined with […]

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Hoover Dam Reservoir Hits Record Lows Amid Extreme Drought In The American West

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:02:06 +0000

The severe drought in the American West, a result of this winter’s historically bad snowpack, has worsened after another dry week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Huge swaths — 88% — of the western U.S. are in drought conditions, with 26% experiencing “exceptional” drought, a figure expected to grow as summer gets underway. Forecasters […]

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NREL Inventiveness Sets New Record for Patent Activity

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:09:14 +0000

By Wayne Hicks For Greg Glatzmaier, the road between innovation and implementation runs along a dusty stretch of highway about a dozen miles south of Boulder City, Nevada, where his patented idea could solve an industry problem. The destination for his idea is Nevada Solar One, an outpost in the desert where 186,000 parabolic shaped […]

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Nevada Aims to Plug Vehicles into Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 22:00:08 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Max Baumhefner & Dylan Sullivan  With bipartisan support, Nevada’s legislature passed a bill that would help the state drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity. Senate Bill (SB) 448 (Brooks) would speed the approval of transmission lines needed to move low-cost, renewable electricity across the region and would accelerate the deployment of cars, trucks, and buses fueled by […]

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Thacker Pass Lithium Mine Opposed By 4 Conservation Groups

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 07:16:07 +0000

The open pit lithium mine is expected to use billions of gallons of groundwater, potentially contaminating some of it for 300 years, while leaving behind a giant mound of waste.

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