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About Cynthia Shahan

Cynthia Shahan Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



Author Archives: Cynthia Shahan

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Messages On Hope & Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Some things make strong imprints on the mind. I treasure the 5 hour lectures and classes with Dr. Michael Buonanno that involved watching films of Dr. Jane Goodall's tenacity, longevity, brilliant endurance, and comprehensive study of the natural world through a knowledgeable lens and a wealth of anthropological background


NOAA: Earth Just Passed 2nd Hottest February On Record

March 19th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Confirming what you might have sensed, it is not simply you sweating more than expected (or enjoying spring in the North when it is generally winter) — indeed, the whole planet is sweating, as February 2020 ranked as the second-hottest February in the 141-year global climate record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information


Water, Peace, & Security — Under Threat

February 26th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

We write about CO2 emissions of fossil fuels quite a bit on CleanTechnica, but there is something that bears repetition as well. It is that renewable energy typically uses much less water than other electricity sources. The overuse of water, including for our power plants, is something that critically threatens our children


Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

February 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote


Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs

January 22nd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Recently, I wrote a post about Reno, Nevada, mostly capturing insights from The City podcasts that tell the tale of Reno long before and also after the Tesla Gigafactory came to town. Why and how did Reno win the Gigafactory


Preserving The Silence — DIY Fixes For Tesla Model 3 Rattling/Creaking Noises

January 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sometimes we don't realize what noise pollution is until we are far from it. Even noises we don't pay attention to can be disturbing quality of life more than we realize. Some Tesla Model 3 owners have had issues with rattling and creaking noises. A couple of owners have some DIY solutions to share


Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I absolutely appreciate the network of charging stations that Electrify America is providing. I used the network almost exclusively in a 4 state drive with a short-range electric vehicle (EV). I  drove the 2015 BMW i3 from Electrify America charging station to charging station from deep in Florida to the Appalachians and then back. I had some problems, some small delays, but never had to leave any group of stations without a charge. Yet, I think my suggestions should be taken seriously


LA Shows The Value Of Bus-Only Lanes (Video)

January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Mass transit, and especially electric mass transit, are top solutions for a variety of transportation challenges. It provides solutions to traffic congestion, pollution, and inequity. Many people who choose buses, walking, subways, and mass transit, do so — to avoid the stress of traffic. They are an antidote to some of the biggest negative side effects of car culture


Tesla’s Full Stack Disruption

January 12th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Tesla concepts of mobility outgrew legacy brands from the day the first Tesla rolled onto the market. The new company did not fit into any existing auto-manufacturer slot. Tesla jumped away from the crowd conceptually, and as we can see by now, landed on its feet


Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas

January 12th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Pleasantly called natural gas and sold to many as a better solution, a good transition fuel, natural gas has been dominating new US electricity capacity alongside renewable energy. Yet, hydraulic fracking absolutely takes the "natural" out of it. Originally, natural gas was successfully sold as a cleaner transition fuel. Who knew there were not even laws on the books to address the hidden pollutants, and that there would be much information lacking about the truth of the acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and other new extraction technologies



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