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AI pinpoints renewable energy resources   
April 05, 2020
Source: Albuquerque Journal - Decaying, naturally radioactive materials like uranium and potassium, along with other natural processes, also heat the core. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the energy given off by magma is impressive – the...
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"You can poison people and get away with it": Green New Deal co-author on poverty and climate crisis   
April 05, 2020
Source: Salon - Since the introduction and subsequent rejection of the Green New Deal, we've seen massive fires in Brazil, in California, and in Australia, all attributed to connected to the human-caused climate crisis.
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Why Fauci is winning the battle for public trust (opinion)   
April 04, 2020
Source: CNN on MSN.com - The evidence was only anecdotal at that point, Fauci cautioned. Yet, just this week, the FDA provided "emergency use approval" to prescribe the drug to coronavirus patients. On a different front, Trump said last week that he...
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COP26 Postponed Due to COVID-19: What Does It Mean for Global Climate Negotiations'   
April 04, 2020
Source: TriplePundit - “The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is showing that the nations of the world can come together to tackle global challenges, and that the policy landscape can shift quickly when there is sufficient political will," Alden...
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U.S. allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants during pandemic   
April 04, 2020
Source: Boston.com - But Edwin Lyman, a nuclear power expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists watchdog group, called proposals like Basso’s “alarming.” “I hope that the NRC will conduct due diligence on industry claims...
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Ford explores ‘Cash For Clunkers’ stimulus plan, a potential boost for US-made EVs   
April 03, 2020
Source: Electrek - Don Anair, research director for clean transportation at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Electrek: If future stimulus efforts include support for vehicle sales, whether through a cash-for-clunkers type program or other...
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US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic   
April 03, 2020
Source: ABC - U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic
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Why a used EV is a great choice for your teen’s first car   
April 03, 2020
Source: MarketWatch - When autos expert Dan Edmunds was looking for a car for his daughter to use to commute to a local college, he made an unusual choice. He got her, an all-electric car. It was such a hit that he later got another one for his...
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Trump Wraps Up Three-Year Effort to Weaken Auto Efficiency Rules   
April 03, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - The new rule is “a deliberate decision to steer us at high speed toward a more dangerous climate,” said Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “It also cedes American ...
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Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds   
April 03, 2020
Source: Green Car Reports - In the United States, progress has been rapid. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, 94% of Americans now live a place where, based on the local grid, driving an electric car produces ...
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