Electric Vehicles Are The Future — Yes, Even In Your Neck Of The Woods

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 03:35:16 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Katherine Catalano We’re in the midst of a major technological shift in the way we transport people and goods, the likes of which we haven’t seen since we first embraced Henry Ford’s new invention and let our horses focus on showjumping. I’m talking about the shift from […]

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“It’s Biblical” — Climate Fueled Destruction Circles The Globe

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:55:00 +0000

In recent days, now-houseless survivors of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire surveyed their incinerated communities, dozens huddled in a Colorado tunnel seeking shelter from a mudslide, and across the Eastern Hemisphere fires and landslides forced evacuations and took lives. These, and other, impacts of human-caused climate change come as the U.S. Senate considers an infrastructure package largely […]

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California Braces for New Reliability Crisis as Wildfire Threatens Crucial Intertie

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 16:33:41 +0000

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The rapidly spreading Bootleg Fire tripped off transmission lines that transport power from the Pacific Northwest to California and other states over the weekend, prompting the California Independent System Operator (ISO) to issue another Flex Alert—the sixth such conservation notification this summer. According to the state’s Incident Information System, the intense fire in Southern-Central Oregon […]

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A Nation Broils: Fund the American Jobs Plan for the Climate Action We Need

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:25:24 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Mitchell Bernard  Summer is just beginning, and it’s already made this much clear: The time for climate action is now. On Monday, one of the hottest places on the planet was Portland, Oregon, where record temperatures of 116 degrees caused streets to buckle and sent scores of people to area emergency […]

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DOE Providing $27 Million for Wave Energy Research Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:22:00 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will provide as much as $27 million in federal funding for research and development projects designed to advance the efficient conversion of wave-based energy into electricity, with a goal to make the technology commercially viable. The DOE on July 7 said the money supports the Biden […]

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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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As Heat Deaths Rise, Inequities Become Clear

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 01:00:35 +0000

Hundreds of deaths in the Pacific Northwest and Canada are now being reported as the record-shattering heat wave that has engulfed the region for the past five days finally begins to let up. At least 63 deaths in Oregon and 13 just in King County, Washington have been tied to the heatwave, and in British […]

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Melting Cables, Buckled Roads, & Blackouts As Northwest Heatwave Peaks

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:09:17 +0000

Another day, another cascade of high temperature records broken across the Pacific Northwest as a heatwave unlike any in recent memory continued into a third day. In Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, all-time records were broken in many places for the third consecutive day: In Portland, highs topped out at 116°F on Monday afternoon, obliterating […]

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Pacific Northwest Heatwave Brings Deaths, Rolling Blackouts

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 03:00:39 +0000

Canadian authorities said the historic heatwave gripping the Pacific Northwest caused “unprecedented casualties,” as a fourth day of historic heat spread searing temperatures inland even as some relief arrived for coastal areas. At least 233 people in British Columbia have died since Friday, twice the usual number reported to the coroner’s office over a four-day […]

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