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What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Risk, Climate & Resilience

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to lose when climate and weather disasters strike. What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Risk, Climate & Resilience was originally published on

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What Effects Does Climate Change Have On Soil Health & The Future Of Food?

The health and vitality of soil everywhere, from the smallest backyard garden to the largest Midwestern farm, plays an integral role in food production – and it's threatened by climate change. What Effects Does Climate Change Have On Soil Health & The Future Of Food? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No” Emissions Bus Grant Program

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has announced a new $55 million grant program that will see funding provided to various regional transit organizations for the purchase of low- and no-emissions buses and associated infrastructure US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No” Emissions Bus Grant Program …

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LA Paints Its Streets White To Keep The City Cooler

While politicians elsewhere waffle on climate change, officials in Los Angeles are tackling the problem head on with a radical plan to lower the temperature of the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti intends to cut the average temperature in LA by 3 degrees F over the next two decades. As part of that effort, LA streets are getting a new coat of paint LA Paints Its Streets White To Keep The City Cooler was …

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$300 Million Fund Bolsters Samsung’s Commitment To Self-Driving Cars

Samsung has made a strong declaration of its commitment to the self-driving car market with the announcement of a new $300 million fund for automotive technology $300 Million Fund Bolsters Samsung's Commitment To Self-Driving Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

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Victoria Sets Australia’s Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

Last week, the Australian state of Victoria released the most ambitious renewable energy target which stands at 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. This announcement was timely and came at a time when the Australian government was awarding two large scale solar projects. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

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Shifting A Giant — Volkswagen’s Progress & Potential Pitfalls From 830,000 Gasmobiles/Month To Electric Heaven

More or less, this story could be about Daimler, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, or any other major automaker. In fact, while this article was in the works, a couple of Daimler execs came out and admitted a couple of the core challenges in a rather direct way. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne did the same a year and a half ago in his own dramatic style. But the complexity of the story means that it's not a black and white issue and it also goes far beyond the statements referenced above

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MIT Women in Chemistry hosts second annual Scientist for a Day camp

On Saturday, Aug. 19, the MIT Women in Chemistry (WIC) held their second annual Scientist for a Day camp for local middle school girls. The well-attended event provided participants with a sampling of hands-on science activities led by female graduate students in MIT's Department of Chemistry. Over the course of the three-and-a-half hour experience, the girls experimented with polymers used in every-day materials, extracted DNA from strawberries and fluorescent …

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Salt River Project Asks Supreme Court to Take Up SolarCity Antitrust Case

Are $50 demand charges for rooftop solar owners an unfair monopoly practice, or simply the utility's way of recovering costs? This may be the big-picture question in the two-year legal battle between Arizona utility Salt River Project and Tesla solar subsidiary SolarCity. But it's not the question the utility is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide. …

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Mars Commits $1 Billion To Sustainability Initiative

Candy maker Mars has committed to spending $1 billion to promote a sustainability initiative to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, improve worker safety, and promote the economic health of its suppliers. Mars Commits $1 Billion To Sustainability Initiative was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Volkswagen I.D. Crozz — Electric Crossover — Peeks Out 3 Years Early

Volkswagen has an updated version of its I.D. Crozz electric crossover concept on display at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. It appears more production ready than the version introduced in Shanghai in the spring. Volkswagen I.D. Crozz — Electric Crossover — Peeks Out 3 Years Early was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Honda Urban EV Concept & Smart Power Management System Debut In Frankfurt

Honda Urban EV Concept and Smart Power Management system debuted at the Frankfurt auto show. Of the two, which is more significant? Honda Urban EV Concept & Smart Power Management System Debut In Frankfurt was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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EVBox Installed 50,000th Charging Point at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

EVBox just reached a huge milestone with the installation of the 50.000th installed charging point, with number 50,000 installed at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) in LA, California EVBox Installed 50,000th Charging Point at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Fastned Granted €4.1 Million By German Government For Fast-Charging Station Buildout

The electric vehicle fast-charging station firm Fastned has been granted a total of €4.1 million by the German government, to be used for the development of 25 fast-charging stations in Germany, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica Fastned Granted €4.1 Million By German Government For Fast-Charging Station Buildout was originally published on