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Ebola: And Senegal Makes Five

Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health posts over these few years!) Today ... Read More


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Weather And Climate — Similarities & Differences

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate. Weather We measure what’s going on in our atmosphere ... Read More


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Climate Synthesis Sent To World Leaders By IPCC

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Or do you? It’s time to pay attention to climate change now—as if it wasn’t back in 1800, when our current problems started. We all need to acknowledge that stunning industrial achievements can carry with them ... Read More

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California Solar Power Hits New Output Record

Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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California solar power plants recently hit a new electricity output record for electricity from utility-scale solar power plants. It hit 4.813 gigawatts of output on August 15 at 12:03pm. The data comes from CAISO, which only tracks ... Read More

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