Awaken Earth – Environment

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New York Law Phases Out Most Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035

September 17th, 2021|

by Lora Kolodny: New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation on Wednesday that effectively bans the sale of new internal combustion engine cars, off-road vehicles, light-duty trucks and equipment by 2035… […]

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World EV Day: Why Fleets Might Go Electric Before You Do

September 14th, 2021|

by Bob Fesmire: Today is World EV Day, a celebration of the electrification of transport. But while consumer vehicles take up most of the e-mobility headlines, there is another segment of the market that is poised [...]

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Is American Hydropower In Jeopardy?

September 11th, 2021|

by Ryan Slattery: Alarming low water levels are closing power plants and reducing production at others… […]

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How Water Shortages Are Brewing Wars

September 9th, 2021|

by Sandy Milne: Unprecedented levels of dam building and water extraction by nations on great rivers are leaving countries further downstream increasingly thirsty, increasing the risk of conflicts… […]

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The Ancient Persian Way To Keep Cool

September 8th, 2021|

by Kimiya Shokoohi: From ancient Egypt to the Persian Empire, an ingenious method of catching the breeze kept people cool for millennia. In the search for emissions-free cooling, the “wind catcher” could once again come [...]

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Can Investors Save The Amazon?

September 3rd, 2021|

By Alexander Matthews: Some of the world’s biggest investors have been linked to deforestation of crucial habitats like the Amazon Rainforest. Can they use their financial might to stop deforestation in its tracks? […]

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It Came From the Sea–Renewable Energy, That Is

August 22nd, 2021|

by Larry Greenemeier: Companies and governments are counting on underwater turbines, submerged “wind” farms, and wave-riding electrical generators to use ocean turbulence to keep the lights on… […]

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What Is Green Energy?

August 2nd, 2021|

by S.A. Rogers: In the past three decades, research and development in green energy has exploded, yielding hundreds of promising new technologies that can reduce our dependence on coal, oil, and natural gas… […]

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Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla Solar Power Is So Cheap

July 27th, 2021|

by Zachary Shahan: After discovering just how much cheaper Tesla solar power was compared to the US average and state averages, I was curious to learn more. So I asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk about [...]