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Is The World On The Verge Of A Sixth Mass Extinction? Scientists Say Yes Most of us do not spend our waking hours reading the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. Certainly no one in the #FakeTrump administration does, as they are too busy lining their own pockets at public expense and practicing the art of self aggrandizement. But if we did, we might […]
by Stephen Hanley
14 Jul 2017 at 2:31pm
World?s Total Animal Numbers Dropped ~50% Over Last Few Decades, Research Finds The number of individual animals in the world — amongst birds, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles, etc. — has been reduced by as much as 50% over the last few decades, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found. To put that another way, the last few decades, since […]
by James Ayre
14 Jul 2017 at 12:45pm
Study: Over 2.2 Billion People Overweight Or Obese Worldwide There are now more than 2 billion people worldwide who are overweight or obese, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. So, to put that in a different sort of light, there are now roughly the same number of people in the world who are overweight or obese as […]
by James Ayre
30 Jun 2017 at 2:10pm
Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Type 2 Diabetes Blood Sugar Management, Stud... A new study has found that concentrated broccoli sprout extract may function well as a means of helping type 2 diabetes patients regulate their blood sugar levels. These findings are the result of a 12-week randomized placebo-controlled trial with 97 human type 2 diabetes patients — which saw obese participants with dysregulated disease experience greatly […]
by James Ayre
30 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Protects Memory & Capacity To Learn, Protects A... Extra-virgin olive oil consumption protects against the loss of memory and lean ring capacity, and also against the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain (markers for Alzheimer’s disease), according to new research from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). The new findings are detailed in a paper […]
by James Ayre
30 Jun 2017 at 12:23pm
New Board Game Inspires People To Build A Movement & Fight For Change In times like these, we need as many tools and games that inspire, educate, and motivate as possible, because there are a metric buttload boatload of issues that we need to move forward on, ranging from basic human rights to deforestation to clean energy and clean water. We need more support for the idea that […]
by Derek Markham
21 Jun 2017 at 10:20pm
In the new anti-normal, climate adaptation is king My last PlanetSave story ended with an upbeat reference to the coming boom in what is now widely called the new Climate Adaptation Economy, or the fast-growing field of companies providing resilience solutions in the United States and around the world. Setting the stage is the science pointing to an overshoot of the 1.5 degree […]
by Alex Diaz
19 Jun 2017 at 5:45pm
Saving Endangered Lemurs in Madagascar with Wildlife Conservation Society and... Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Cool Effect have just partnered to ensure protection of the diverse ecosystem ináMakira Natural Park in Madagascar.
by Andrea Bertoli
17 Jun 2017 at 11:06am

EU-Wide Tender Process Delivers Waste-to-Energy Plant for Poland

Germany-based EEW Energy from Waste last week was awarded a contract to build and operate a thermal waste recovery plant in Poland following an EU-wide tender process.

 


21 Jul 2017 at 4:10pm

National Labs Prioritize Study of Enhanced Geothermal Systems for Commerciali...

The U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yesterday said it will lead a $9 million project to remove technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for electricity generation.


21 Jul 2017 at 3:22pm

5 Reasons Why Drones Are Going to Work for Solar Asset Managers

With the potential to reduce inspection times from weeks to hours, it?s no wonder drones are becoming an integral part of the solar asset manager?s toolkit.


21 Jul 2017 at 2:06pm

US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.


20 Jul 2017 at 5:27pm

Likana Solar Thermal Project in Chile Receives Environmental Approval

SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating solar power plant received environmental approval from the Chilean government.


20 Jul 2017 at 1:19pm

China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17

China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the country?s cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW. 


20 Jul 2017 at 12:47pm

Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights

The way the world thinks about renewable energy has transformed. It is no longer just a concept but a reality, and interest in renewable energy is growing globally. With much of the world looking for fossil-free energy sources, wind power is becoming increasingly popular, and forward-looking companies are adapting their oil and gas solutions for use in the renewables sector.


20 Jul 2017 at 11:39am

Floating Turbines for Hywind Scotland Offshore Wind Farm in Transit

Five floating turbines for the Hywind offshore wind farm this week began their journey from Stord, Norway, to Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland, according to Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a co-owner of the project.


20 Jul 2017 at 10:05am

VIDEO: Testing continues for Montana?s St. Mary Diversion Dam rehabilitation ...

For the past two years, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., has been conducting tests of its 1:12-scale model of St. Mary Diversion Dam facilities in Montana.


19 Jul 2017 at 8:58pm

The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition

Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty.


19 Jul 2017 at 6:14pm

Tanzania Wins Funding That Will De-Risk Geothermal Exploration in Region

The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said that Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US$21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its geothermal energy development project, a move that will help mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development in the region.


19 Jul 2017 at 4:33pm
Next Level Design ? New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents

The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process.

 


18 Jul 2017 at 8:05pm

3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Today?s topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!


18 Jul 2017 at 6:27pm

Florida Storage Project to Demonstrate 250-kW/1-MWh Tesla Powerpack

Atlanta-based utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary last week said it has launched an energy storage research project in Pensacola, Fla. The project will test and evaluate a 250-kW/1-MW Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system over a two-year period. 


18 Jul 2017 at 2:18pm

New Way to Predict When Electric Cars, Home Batteries Become Cost Effective

The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. Using a large database, the team can predict how much consumers will have to pay in the future for energy storage technologies based on cumulative installed capacity, current cost and future investment.


18 Jul 2017 at 2:03pm