Dec 162017
 

Straits Times reported that Japan’s bullet train’s track record of zero safety problems was tarnished when a crack and an oil leak were found on a shinkansen that was pulled out of service midway on Monday. But the early discovery of the faults means Japan …
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Dec 162017
 

Scientific American

Major Report: Some Extreme Weather Can Only Be Blamed on Humans
Scientific American
Wildfires are still raging across southern California, marking the end of a destructive year of extreme weather events around the world. In the U.S. alone historic floods hit Missouri and Arkansas in May, drought parched the Dakotas and Montana from
Studies increasingly link extreme weather to climate changeThe Ecologist
A new report finds 'we have created a new climate' — High Country …High Country News
Research Shows Climate Changes That Only Humans Could CauseNewsy
NextShark –Newsweek Pakistan –American Meteorological Society
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Dec 162017
 

Live Science

What Force Created These Bizarre Cubes in Antarctica's Ice?
Live Science
Antarctica isn't just a land of ice — sometimes, in some places, it appears to be a land of giant ice cubes. But why? How do these huge, rectangular formations appear in the inhuman, irregular landscape of the southern continent? The image above

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Dec 152017
 

The United States Congress hasn’t yet passed a tax heist reform bill. However, word on the street is that it’s very close. Regarding clean energy tax credits and electric vehicle tax credits that were eliminated in previous versions of the bill, the rumors are that they are no longer going to be eliminated
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Alberta (Tar Sands Capital Of The World) Invests In 600 MW Of Wind Power

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Dec 152017
 

wind power farm in AlbertaAlberta, home to the dirtiest oil on earth, is beginning to transition to renewable energy. It has awarded contracts totaling $ 1 billion to three companies for 600 megawatts of wind power by 2019.
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Oil & Gas Companies Begin Plugging Methane Leaks To Retain Social License To Operate

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Dec 142017
 

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, As You Sow, Boston Common Asset Management, and The Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) released a 2017 special edition of the Disclosing the Facts (DTF) scorecard. While the annual DTF …
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Fracking sites may raise the risk of underweight babies, new study says

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Dec 142017
 

State health officials and residents near fracking operations have complained that wastewater from fracking taints local drinking water. Companies in some cases have been forced to provide bottled drinking water for residents who relied on underground wells.
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Rescued radar maps reveal Antarctica’s past – Nature.com

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Dec 142017
 

Nature.com

Rescued radar maps reveal Antarctica's past
Nature.com
The digitized data extend the record of changes at the bottom of the ice sheet, such as the formation of channels as Antarctica's ice flows, by more than two decades. “All of a sudden it allows us to understand how dynamic the bottom of the ice sheet
East Antarctic Ice Has a Wild Past. It May Be a HarbingerNational Geographic
East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has History of InstabilityUT News | The University of Texas at Austin
Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet could cripple major US citiesEurekAlert (press release)
International Business Times UK –Mashable
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CleanTechnica Appears On China Global Television Network (Video)

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Dec 142017
 

Oh, shameless plug! We can’t help promoting clean technologies around the world, even if it means appearing on international live TV to talk about electric vehicles (EV) and renewable energy. When our colleagues at CGTH.com, China’s national TV channel and its international broadcasting platform, reached out to us to talk about EVs, we jumped on the occasion. What we weren’t expecting was the stellar and classy service getting there. A Tesla was waiting in front of our doorstep ready to take us to downtown LA for the life TV interview
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