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High Risk That Temperatures Could Exceed Thermal Survival Limits For Many Fish Species By 2070, Study Finds
September 21st, 2017 by James Ayre Anthropogenic climate warming could lead to water temperatures in some parts of the world exceeding the thermal survival limits of the fish species living there now, according to new research from the University of Washington. As it stands, according to the work, water temperatures in the tropical parts of the oceans are already nearing the upper temperature range of what many of the fish living there now can survive. Given how rapidly temperatures are now warming, and the limits to adaptability in many fish species, it seems likely then that the tropical oceans will lose a great deal of biodiversity over the coming century.
Sep 21, 2017 9:11PM - CleanTechnica (cleantechnica.com)
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Mathematics, Mass Extinction, Climate Change, & The Threshold Of Catastrophe
September 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley Daniel Rothman is a professor of geophysics at the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. He has recently completed a statistical analysis of the significant changes in the earths carbon cycle over the past 540 million years. During that time, there have been five mass extinctions.
Sep 21, 2017 8:05PM - CleanTechnica (cleantechnica.com)
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GM To Buy 200 Megawatts Of Wind Energy For Ohio & Indiana Facilities
September 21st, 2017 by Joshua S Hill US automotive behemoth GM has announced it will purchase 200 megawatts worth of wind energy to meet 100% of the electricity needs of its Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities. GM announced this week that it will buy a total of 200 megawatts (MW) worth of wind energy from two separate wind farms, one each in Ohio and Illinois. GM will buy the total amount of energy generated from the 100 MWNorthwest Ohio Wind farm owned byStarwood Energy Group, and will purchase 100 MW from the 175-200 MWHillTopper Wind Project in Logan County, Illinois, owned bySwift Current Energy.
Sep 21, 2017 2:43PM - CleanTechnica (cleantechnica.com)
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Sep 21, 2017 8:13AM - YouTube (youtube.com)
German electronics giant Bosch and electric truck startup Nikola Motor announced that they are collaborating to build the electric powertrains of the startups upcoming two electric trucks,the Nikola One and Two. When unveiling the Nikola One, the startup said that they developed their own electric powertrain to work with a hydrogen fuel cell system, but now they say that they will use a version of Boschs eAxle electric motors. They wrote in a press release: The eAxle developed by Bosch is a scalable, modular platform with the motor, power electronics and transmission in one compact unit.
Sep 20, 2017 2:21PM - Electrek (electrek.co)
Last year, Mars, the worlds biggest chocolate maker and the corporate home to brands like M&Ms, Twix, and Snickers, pledged $1 billion to fight climate change through investments in renewable energy, sustainable food sourcing, and more. Beyond the two wind farms it currently operates in Scotland and Texas, the companyalso promisedto add wind and solar farms to another nine countries by 2018 and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 27% by 2025, and 67% by 2050. Now, a couple of the companys most popular mascots are getting in on it.
Sep 14, 2017 4:08AM - Fast Company (fastcompany.com)
Mercedes is investing more than $1 billion to upgrade a U.S. plant for assembling batteries and electric SUVs -- putting a big bet on the market for larger battery-powered vehicles.
Sep 21, 2017 8:24PM - Green Energy News
Drax, the U.K.s largest power plant, this month applied to build a 200-megawatt battery system as part of a wider move away from coal.
Sep 21, 2017 4:36PM - Green Energy News
Conozca a Joel Minor, el hijo de un obrero que est enfrentando a las industrias de gas y petrleo By Gail Koffman | Thursday, September 21, 2017 Con slo dos aos en Earthjustice, el abogado Joel Minor ha ayudado a ganar importantes casos contra las industrias de gas y petrleo. MATT NAGER FOR EARTHJUSTICE Casi llegando a las Montaas Rocosas, plataformas y campos petroleros rodean la ciudad de Lafayette, Colorado. Aqu la contaminacin ambiental ha elevado los casos de asma y enfermedades respiratorias por encima del promedio regional.
Sep 21, 2017 7:43PM - Earth Justice
ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This is a relatively minor update, but includes a few key new features, and enhancements throughout the ecosystem. For additional information see theWhats new help topicorArcGIS blog postsspecific to this release.
Sep 21, 2017 5:31AM - ArcGIS Blog (blogs.esri.com)
Prices of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems have fallen by about 30% over the past year, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The average price for a fixed tilt PV system has fallen to $1.03/watt-DC and to $1.
Sep 18, 2017 10:56PM - Utility Dive (utilitydive.com)
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Sep 6, 2017 2:25AM - YouTube (youtube.com)
In anticipation of the much-hyped but still murky Free Speech Week in Berkeley, an upcoming four-day event organized by a student group called Berkeley Patriot and professional far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos, the University of California-Berkeley now says it is poised to spend seven figures to protect public safety. The university and its police department are proceeding on the assumption that all the speakers are showing up, and we are putting the necessary security procedures in place, says UC-Berkeley assistant vice chancellor for public affairs, Dan Mogulof. Last week, the university spent approximately $600,000 on security to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Sep 21, 2017 9:18PM - Mother Jones (motherjones.com)
When ECU wildlife ecologist Dr Rob Davis describes surveying birdlife on the island of New Britain as the hardest field work he's ever done, he's not exaggerating. Dense tropical rainforest covers 70% of the Papua New Guinean island, which is known for its hostile terrain, high temperatures and stifling humidity. "Coupled with that, we were actually there in the wet season," Rob says.
Sep 21, 2017 12:40PM - phys.org (phys.org)
Donald Trump North Korea Russia Hispanic Heritage Month By Devin Henry - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax The contents of this site are 2017 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
Sep 20, 2017 9:46PM - TheHill (thehill.com)
Frances top oil player Total has once again demonstrated that it is wasting no time to prepare for the future realities of an increasingly green, increasingly digital world. The company is in talks with Google and Microsoft regarding the development of custom-made artificial intelligence for the oil industry. The TelegraphquotedTotals Chief Information Officer Frederic Gimenez as saying engineers from the company were working with software developers to find ways of implementing complex algorithms in oil and gas exploration and production.
Sep 20, 2017 4:05PM - OilPrice.com (oilprice.com)
While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them allthe production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E concept car revealed two years agowon't go into production for another two years. Still, we've learned a bit more about that car, which will go on sale at the end of 2019 as a 2020 model, from comments by Porsche chairman Oliver Blume.
Sep 20, 2017 3:17PM - Green Car Reports (greencarreports.com)
Mitsubishis electric car effort has roughly stalled since the launch of the i-MiEV and the Outlander PHEV back in 2012. But the Japanese automaker is now expected to get back into electric cars more seriously under its alliance with Renault and Nissan. Now they confirmed that they will unveil their next electric car at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show next month and they released the first teaser image of the concept pictured above.
Sep 20, 2017 11:57AM - Electrek (electrek.co)
A federal court has suspended the installation license of the Belo Monte mega-dam in the state of Par, Brazil. The dam, slated to have the worlds third-largest generating capacity, became operational in 2015, but wont see construction finished until 2019. The court ordered further construction halted until Norte Energia met the commitments it made in 2011 to provide adequate housing for those displaced by the dam, including indigenous and traditional people that had been living along the Xingu River.
Sep 19, 2017 9:35PM - Conservation news (news.mongabay.com)
When I opened the door to our bunker after Hurricane Irma, I looked out over Necker Island, saw the horrendous devastation and felt enormously sad and worried for the whole of the British Virgin Islands. But I also felt extremely angry at climate change deniers and more motivated than ever to help unite the world behind climate action. A post shared by Richard Branson (@richardbranson) on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:40am PDT Fast-forward a matter of days and another hurricane is heading for the BVI.
Sep 19, 2017 12:22PM - Virgin (virgin.com)
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Sep 19, 2017 1:28AM - YouTube (youtube.com)
The economic argument over wind power has been settled. Britains national gamble on offshore wind arrays in the North Sea and the Irish Sea has been vindicated in spectacular style. This should be proclaimed, assiduously nurtured, and expanded where compatible with marine ecosystems.
Sep 13, 2017 9:34PM - The Telegraph (telegraph.co.uk)
How endless suburban sprawl contributed to Hurricane Harvey's devastation.
Sep 21, 2017 10:10PM - Environmental Issues
Plants grow just the right kind of leaf for the environment they're in.
Sep 19, 2017 1:10PM - Nature Lover
Hairy spider paws are kind of cute, but arachnids use their furry feet for serious pursuits like climbing, hearing and even smelling.
Sep 19, 2017 12:07PM - Nature Lover
The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer, according to data released late on Tuesday. Climate change is pushing temperatures up most rapidly in the polar regions and left the extent of Arctic sea ice at 1.79m sq miles at the end of the summer melt season.
Sep 20, 2017 10:28AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
Indias Reliance Industrieswhich operates the worlds biggest refining complexis planning a major capacity expansion of the site to increase crude oil processing capacity to around 2 million bpd, from the current 1.2-million-bpd capacity, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two sources. According to the sources, who had seen a company presentation on the plans to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Reliance Industries is considering expanding the capacity of its dual refinery complex in Jamnagar by 30 million tons by 2030, to 100 million tons per year, which would be equal to some 2 million bpd.
Sep 20, 2017 7:57PM - OilPrice.com (oilprice.com)
After more than a decade harassing Japanese whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean, marine conservation organisation Sea Shepherd announced this summer that it would no longer be obstructing the seasonal hunt for minke whale. The group said the cost of sending their vessels south to the waters around the Antarctic had grown in recent years and their activities have been further disrupted due to the alleged use of military tracking technology targeting their ships and new anti-terrorism laws passed by Japan. In March this year, 333 minke whales were caught by Japanese whaling companies.
Sep 21, 2017 6:56AM - The Independent (independent.co.uk)