Feb 012015
 

NPR
Impressions From The Ice: A Poet Returns From Antarctica
NPR
Last year, a poet arrived at the end of the earth: Jynne Dilling Martin spent six weeks, funded by the National Science Foundation, living in Antarctica. She spent the summer (winter, to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) shadowing scientists as

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Feb 012015
 

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. A new expert body has been formed to advise governments and organisations around the world on how best to ditch fossil fuels and make the switch to 100 per cent renewables.   Made up of a dozen world-renowned energy experts, analysts and consultants, the International Energy Advisory Council

Council Of Experts To Guide Transitions To 100% Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Jan 312015
 

One of a homeowner’s biggest fears is finding out your tap water isn’t safe to drink. Worse yet is finding out the entire water supply has been contaminated by some force outside your control. That’s exactly what happened to one California family …
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Jan 312015
 

Voice of America
Extreme Weather Tied to Climate Change, Not Recent US Snow Event
Voice of America
Higgins says scientists are beginning to relate those global patterns to extreme weather events, like heat waves in Europe, heavy rainfall in Asia and drought that is gripping Australia, Africa and California, which is suffering its most severe drought

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Jan 312015
 

Part I of this two-part series asked the question of whether the military should be getting credit for a new solar project that utility Duke Energy is building at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. This post explores why the military finds itself in a situation where it can’t just buy renewable energy in North

Laws In Southeast Make It Hard For Military To Go Solar (Part 2 of 2) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Jan 302015
 

New York Times
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love 'Moby-Dick'
New York Times
ABOARD THE POLAR PIONEER, off the Antarctic Peninsula — I never intended to go to Antarctica and I intended never to read “Moby-Dick.” There is a significant distinction between these two positions. It had simply not crossed my mind that Antarctica

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Jan 302015
 

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly referred to, is the process by which underground rock is fractured by a highly pressurized fluid containing water, chemicals and sand. Firstly, the earth is drilled into to reach the area where the …
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Jan 302015
 

Researchers use perovskite and “hot casting” (no, it’s not what you think) to develop new low cost solar cells that could rival silicon for efficiency

Watch These Potentially Low-Cost Solar Cells Grow Before Your Eyes was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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