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California Is Generating So Much Solar Energy, It’s Paying Other States To Take It

California Is Generating So Much Solar Energy, It’s Paying Other States To Take It

motherearth June 28, 2017 Comments Off on California Is Generating So Much Solar Energy, It’s Paying Other States To Take It

The Golden State may want to consider changing its nickname to the Solar State. According to a recent expose in the Los Angeles Times, California’s solar boom is growing so fast and with such

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Sea Level Rise Isn’t Just Happening, It’s Getting Faster

Sea Level Rise Isn’t Just Happening, It’s Getting Faster

motherearth June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Sea Level Rise Isn’t Just Happening, It’s Getting Faster

In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes – a sobering punchline

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China Just Ran an Entire Region on 100% Renewable Energy For 7 Days

China Just Ran an Entire Region on 100% Renewable Energy For 7 Days

motherearth June 27, 2017 Comments Off on China Just Ran an Entire Region on 100% Renewable Energy For 7 Days

There’s been a lot of skepticism about whether renewable energy can produce all our future energy needs. So last week, a Chinese province went out of their way to show it was possible for

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Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Going Extinct Thanks To Climate Change

Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Going Extinct Thanks To Climate Change

motherearth June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Going Extinct Thanks To Climate Change

Ethiopia, the birthplace of the coffee bean, is poised to lose up to 60% of its suitable farming land by the end of this century thanks in large part to climate change, a new

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The 10 Ways We Can Fix Climate Change

The 10 Ways We Can Fix Climate Change

motherearth June 24, 2017 Comments Off on The 10 Ways We Can Fix Climate Change

Everyone from policymakers to your next door neighbor is trying to pitch ideas for ways to help find solutions for the planet’s biggest existential crisis: climate change. A team of writers and researchers led

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Researchers Say Big Energy Companies Must Invest Heavily in Renewables by 2035

Researchers Say Big Energy Companies Must Invest Heavily in Renewables by 2035

motherearth June 24, 2017 Comments Off on Researchers Say Big Energy Companies Must Invest Heavily in Renewables by 2035

According to a report from the research group Wood Mackenzie, the analysis of how worldwide changes in demands for energy will transform the sector in the next decade proves that the largest oil and

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As Costs Plunge, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

As Costs Plunge, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

motherearth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on As Costs Plunge, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

Solar power is among the easiest ways for individuals to hop on the clean energy generation train. There are many incentives afforded to homeowners who are looking to make the switch to solar power.

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The Number of Deadly Heatwaves Will Only Keep Rising, Experts Warn

The Number of Deadly Heatwaves Will Only Keep Rising, Experts Warn

motherearth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on The Number of Deadly Heatwaves Will Only Keep Rising, Experts Warn

One of the consequences of a warming planet is more heatwaves, and more heatwaves that are hot enough to kill. Those deadly heatwaves are set to keep growing in number, according to a new

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Scientists are Fighting Over How to Make the Power Grid Green

Scientists are Fighting Over How to Make the Power Grid Green

motherearth June 21, 2017 Comments Off on Scientists are Fighting Over How to Make the Power Grid Green

On Monday, a new paper broke open the academic fight over how the United States can get to a 100 percent renewable grid. It’s a re-analysis and rebuttal of a study, which is the

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