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US Coral Reefs Not Likely To Last More Than A Few Decades, Researchers Say

Coral reefs within US waters are unlikely to last more than a few decades more, at the most, going by many recent comments from researchers in the field. On that subject, new research has made it clear that the strict conservation measures currently being employed in some parts of Hawaii have not protected coral reefs there from rising sea temperatures

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Germany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind Power

Germany, Denmark, and Belgium have entered into an agreement that will increase the amount of offshore wind power in the world 5-fold, from 13.8 gigawatts today to more than 60 gigawatts within 10 years Germany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind Power was originally …

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Nissan LEAF Achieves 20,000 UK Sales & 2017 “Best Green Car” Award

I've met quite a few EV drivers in the past year and a half. Invariably, the EV drivers always reflect my contentment, satisfaction, and wonderment with EVs. How is it that not every car on the road is electric? The Nissan LEAF I drive is so sublime and comfortable. How is it that everyone does not drive this EV or something similar

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Honda Aims For Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Driving Tech By 2025

Honda is now aiming to introduce SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle tech to its model lineup by the year 2025. The new development timeline also calls for the market introduction of "highly-automated" freeway driving tech (SAE Level 3) by the year Honda Aims For Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle …

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Tim Cook to MIT grads: “How will you serve humanity?”

Tim Cook, the renowned CEO of Apple, spoke to MIT's Class of 2017 on a beautiful sunny morning in the Institute's Killian Court, urging the graduates to search for a direction and purpose that extends beyond their own lives. Cook, who took over the reins at Apple after the death of company co-founder Steve Jobs, described his own years-long search for such a purpose, that culminated when he first met Jobs and went to work for the company. “Before that moment,” he said, “I had never met a leader with such passion, or …

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Newest Nissan X-Trail Now Available With ProPILOT Self-Driving Tech In Japan

The newest edition of the Nissan X-Trail, now available in Japan, features the company's very interesting-sounding ProPILOT semi autonomous driving tech — as an option Newest Nissan X-Trail Now Available With ProPILOT Self-Driving Tech In Japan was originally published on

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Henrik Fisker Shows Teaser Of EMotion EV Nose Design

With the expected reveal of Henrik Fisker's new all-electric EMotion sedan not that long off, the noted designer has now released another new teaser image, this time of the nose design for the model Henrik Fisker Shows Teaser Of EMotion EV Nose Design was originally published on

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President L. Rafael Reif's charge to the Class of 2017

Below is the prepared text of the charge to the graduates by MIT President L. Rafael Reif for the Institute's 2017 Commencement, held June 9, 2017. Thank you, Liana! I want to deeply thank the Senior Gift Committee and everyone who contributed to this wonderful gift, to support student activities at MIT. I also want to recognize the alumni volunteers from the New York metro area, who provided the challenge grant to increase the impact of gifts …

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Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3. At...

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US Startup (Spin) Aims To Bring Kiosk-Free Bike Sharing To San Francisco

Kiosk-free bikesharing services have been a thing outside of the US (in China, in particular) for a while now, but they have yet to make any headway here for some reason. A new startup known as Spin is apparently aiming to address this, with the launch of a new bikesharing concept along the lines of the Chinese ones in San Francisco US Startup (Spin) Aims To Bring Kiosk-Free Bike …

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Harrogate Bus Company (UK) Orders 8 All-Electric Volvo Buses

Harrogate (roughly 90 kilometers northeast of Manchester) will soon be home to a fleet of 8 all-electric Volvo buses, following an order put in with the Swedish bus manufacturer by the Harrogate Bus Company (owned by Transdev Blazefield) Harrogate Bus Company (UK) Orders 8 All-Electric Volvo Buses was originally published on

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Luxembourg Launches Criminal Proceedings Against “Unknown Persons” Involved In Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Fraud

Authorities in the European country of Luxembourg have launched new criminal proceedings relating to the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, following the initial findings of investigations based around the EA 189 engine made by Audi/Volkswagen Luxembourg Launches Criminal Proceedings Against “Unknown Persons” Involved In Volkswagen …

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Renault Acquires PVI (Specialist In Commercial Vehicle Electrification Conversions)

The French commercial vehicle electrification conversion specialist PVI (Power Vehicle Innovation) has been acquired by Groupe Renault. To be more clear on the matter, PVI specializes in the conversion of light-duty commercial vehicles to natural gas use as well as to electrification, not simply electrification Renault Acquires PVI (Specialist In Commercial Vehicle …

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SunShot Beats Its Solar Cost Goal 3 Years Early

According to Greentech Media, SunShot has shattered its 2020 goal of reaching $1.00 per watt for utility-scale solar utility costs 3 years earlier SunShot Beats Its Solar Cost Goal 3 Years Early was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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1 Out of 50 New US Jobs Came From the Solar Industry in 2016

The number of jobs created to make, sell and install solar panels in the U.S. grew at a record pace last year, and grew much faster than the overall American economy, which is welcome news for the solar industry in the face of policy uncertainty. The new figures were issued on Tuesday morning, courtesy of a new report from the The Solar Foundation. The report -- the seventh annual version to come from the non-profit -- found that there were 260,077 solar workers as of November 2016, which …

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Tesla Semi-Truck Program Still Moving Forward … (#ElonTweets)

While the Tesla Model 3 is interesting, the company's semi-truck development program grabs my attention much more so ... which brings us back to Musk's tweet Tesla Semi-Truck Program Still Moving Forward … (#ElonTweets) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Appalachia Can’t Shift From Coal To Clean Easily

There will be some jobs in the region due to wind, solar and geothermal energy. It's probable that they could provide tens of thousands of jobs for workers in the region. But there are never going to be close to the 785,000 coal jobs of Appalachia Can't Shift From Coal To Clean Easily was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …