Activism

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Coal Power’s Decline, & Associated Politics

Published on July 14th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Originally published on CleanTechnica. First of all, let’s get this straight — I don’t think anyone is purely against the people who pull coal out of the ground, the people looking for steady jobs and decent ... Read More


Business

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Nigeria Inks First Solar PPA

Published on July 13th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

Nigeria is in the midst of enhancing its support for solar-powered electricity, having signed the nation’s first power purchase agreement. According to pv-tech, the government-owned energy overseer, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), has signed the country’s ... Read More


Business

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France Issues Solar Tenders To Produce 20 GW By 2023

Published on July 12th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

France recently issued new tenders for solar energy, targeting an increase its installed PV capacity by 20 GW in 2023. The French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal announced the introduction of a number of new ... Read More


Animals

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445 New Species Identified In India

Published on July 8th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

For the year 2015, 445 species that were new to science were identified by Indian researchers. Of the newly identified, 262 were animals and 183 were plants. New species were identified in all regions of India, and about ... Read More


Animals

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Glowing Vomit Attracts Female Crustaceans

Published on July 7th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

On your next date, you might not want to try vomiting bioluminescent mucus, but for male crustaceans called ostracods it works like a charm. The female ostracods like it, say some researchers. “When you’re there watching this display ... Read More


Animals

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Possums Can Kill Thousands Of Ticks

Published on July 6th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

Sometimes possums are said to be ‘ugly’, ‘beady-eyed, or ‘scary’. They might also be perceived as vermin or having no purpose. However, some research has estimated that possums can kill thousands of ticks in a single ... Read More


Forests

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Clearcutting British Columbia’s Thousand-Year-Old Trees

Published on July 4th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. It has been a year since the Wilderness Committee drew our attention to the planned logging of old-growth trees in Vancouver Island’s central Walbran Valley. So far, the controversial heli-block 4424 has remained ... Read More


Oil Spills

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Halt Oil Trains In Washington & Oregon

Published on July 4th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. The oil train you see above may be one of the last to pass through Hood River, Oregon. Last month, a near-catastrophic derailment/fire occurred in the neighbouring town of Mosier. Though the ... Read More


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