NOAA: 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report & Useful Interactive Tools

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:30:47 +0000

Continuously tracking how and why sea level is changing is an important part of informing plans for adaptation. Our ability to monitor and understand the individual factors that contribute to sea level rise allows us to track sea level changes in a way that has never before been possible.

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The Facts Behind Hydropower & HydroSource 

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:21:18 +0000

To further the potential benefits of the nation’s hydropower resources, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed and maintain a comprehensive water energy digital platform called HydroSource that informs key stakeholders of development and operational costs, environmental concerns and licensing requirements. Hydropower accounts for nearly 7% of all electricity generated in the United States and provides […]

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Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 09:50:28 +0000

Across the United States, the majority of states lack laws that require flood damages be fully disclosed to home buyers. The consequences can be financially ruinous to those who unwittingly purchase a flood-prone home. States that don’t require disclosure of flood risks, or have inadequate disclosure requirements, hurt those with future flood damages. Why wouldn’t a state […]

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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Adsorbent Material Filters Toxic Chromium & Arsenic From Water Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:49:48 +0000

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are tackling a global water challenge with a unique material designed to target not one, but two toxic, heavy metal pollutants for simultaneous removal. ORNL’s Santa Jansone-Popova of the Chemical Sciences Division, and Ping Li, now at Elementis Global, have discovered an adsorbent with high […]

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It Doesn’t Make Sense To Fight Over Impossible Water Pipes

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:50:08 +0000

My grandfather told me an interesting story once. When he was a kid, he realized that the desert was, in fact, quite dry in the Southwest. He remembers asking his dad (who I was fortunate enough to actually know a little as a kid) how all the new people moving in were going to get […]

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Sharkfest 2022 Is Here & So Is Ocean Plastic Recycling

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 18:35:37 +0000

sharks ocean plastic pollutionIt’s always a good time to talk about the ocean plastic problem, especially when the biggest-ever Sharkfest series is unspooling on Disney+ and National Geographic channels this week.

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Great Salt Lake Is Still Drying Up, Threatening The Future of SLC

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 21:45:05 +0000

Last year, I wrote a series of articles about a major problem Utah is going to face: the Salt Lake is becoming less Great all the time. If things don’t change soon enough, the most populated part of the state will face toxic dust clouds and a loss of lake effect snows, which will further […]

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Utah’s Great Salt Lake Is Still Drying Up

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 21:47:05 +0000

Last year, I wrote a series of articles about a major problem Utah is going to face: the Salt Lake is becoming less Great all the time. If things don’t change soon enough, the most populated part of the state will face toxic dust clouds and a loss of lake effect snows, which will further […]

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Hydropower — Retrofitting Untapped Dams to Do More

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 03:50:38 +0000

Although more than 92,000 dams populate the country, the vast majority — about 89,000 — do not generate electricity through hydropower. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are assessing the viability of retrofitting some of these non-powered dams, which may add up to 12 gigawatts of additional electricity to the power grid — enough to […]

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