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Musk Talks About Tesla Semi, More Gigafactories, & Electric Roller Skates

Elon Musk told his audience at the TED Conference in Vancouver that Tesla may announce as many as four new Gigafactories this year. He also revealed a teaser of the Tesla Semi and a video explaining how underground tunnels might work. Musk Talks About Tesla Semi, More Gigafactories, & Electric Roller Skates was originally published on

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New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil and Gas Industry’s Wastewater

A new report from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board's (OWRB) Produced Water Working Group indicates that oil and gas companies looking for ways to dispose of large volumes of wastewater should focus on recycling those liquids within the oil and gas fields, and not – as some suggest – use it for irrigation or other […] The post New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil and Gas Industry's Wastewater appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Tesla Halts SolarCity’s Door-to-Door Residential PV Sales to Focus on Retail and Online

In order to support my baseball card habit as an adolescent in Brooklyn, I resorted to working as a door-to-door New York Times subscription salesperson. Man, I hated that job. Speaking of door-to-door sales, SolarCity had a company-wide meeting today, according to a source, and announced that door-knocking salespeople at SolarCity/Tesla are now a thing of the past. We asked Tesla for a comment and here's what they had to say: “As part of the integration with SolarCity, we have …

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Panasonic Opens Its First Chinese EV Battery Factory

In line with the fast-growing EV market, Panasonic is opening a new EV battery factory in China -- the world's #1 EV market. Panasonic is known for partnering with Tesla -- they have been building Gigafactory 1 and improving lithium-ion battery cell chemistry together Panasonic Opens Its First Chinese EV Battery Factory was originally published on

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Volvo XC60 Production Line Opens — T8 Plug-In Hybrid Version Tops The Lineup

Volvo isn't exactly at the front of the EV pack, but it is now trying to catch up (to some degree). A positive sign from the company is that it's electrifying one of its most popular vehicles, the Volvo XC60, and the production line for the new XC60 just opened in Sweden Volvo XC60 Production Line Opens — T8 Plug-In Hybrid Version Tops The Lineup was originally published …

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Featured video: Having a ball

Each spring, the MIT Ballroom Dance Team hosts the MIT Open Ballroom Competition — the largest collegiate competition in the country. Nearly 1,000 dancers from dozens of universities pack Rockwell Cage and strive to deliver, according to MIT team captain Corey Cleveland, something truly individual. “The judges and the audience are not looking for someone who can bring perfect technique,” says Cleveland, a senior majoring in electrical engineering. …

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Tesla Auto Body Repair Specialists Can Now Get Trained Online

Tesla says it will be selling 500,000 cars a year soon. The odds are good that with all those Teslas running around, some of them are going to find solid objects to run into, causing dings and dents -- or worse -- that will need to be repaired. Until now, Tesla has required anyone who wants to be certified in Tesla auto body repairs be trained by the company at its dedicated facilities in California. But that means there simply won't be enough qualified repair personnel to meet the needs of Tesla customers

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A tax plan to stop climate change

Describing himself as an “energy optimist” and a “climate realist,” former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) told an MIT audience on Tuesday, April 25, that solutions to address climate change are within reach, but that support from conservatives will be indispensable to moving them forward. “If there is going to be action, it is essential that conservatives join this,” said Inglis, the founder of RepublicEn and one of the country's most prominent conservative …

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Public Lands Are Responsible For Billions In Consumer Spending, & Trump Wants To Sell Them Off

Today, Congress is discussing the impact of the outdoor recreation industry. The meeting comes at a time when the environment faces growing threats both from climate change and the Trump Administration. President Trump has moved to open national parks to drilling, and this week he ordered the Interior Department to review monument designations with the idea of opening protected lands to farming, ranching or fossil fuel exploration.

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Why Large Animals Can’t Handle A Little Rain

Today, climate change is fueling heavy precipitation around the globe. Species have started to shift locations or find other ways to adapt. Is the past prologue? Why Large Animals Can't Handle A Little Rain was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Experts gather at MIT to explore new research in education technology

Technology is developing at a breathtaking pace, and it's fundamentally changing the way teachers, policymakers, and researchers think about education. On March 31, J-PAL North America hosted a conference at MIT to discuss the role of research and evidence in education technology, bringing together a diverse group of leaders across academia, education companies, education practice and administration, and philanthropy to share their experiences implementing and evaluating technology both in and out of the classroom. Throughout …

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Sea-Level Rise Will Send Millions Of Refugees To Inland Cities

When rising waters from superstorms like Katrina or Sandy inundate heavily populated coastal communities, vast numbers of people will abandon their destroyed homes and flee for safety and shelter elsewhere. Where will they go — and how will their destination cities cope with them? Sea-Level Rise Will Send Millions Of Refugees To Inland Cities was originally published on

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The Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Draining Huge Quantities Of Water Out To Sea

When climate scientists look at Antarctica, they see a ticking time bomb. If the ice sheet melts, it will raise sea levels by tens of feet, flooding coastal cities around the globe. For now, the southern continent is relatively stable, but it's starting to look more like Greenland, where rising temperatures are melting the island from the inside out The Antarctic Ice Sheet Is …