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Elon Musk & Freeing America

May 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

I am a huge supporter of Elon Musk  —  ever since he shared my Medium article back in 2018, one detailing what I went through with my ex, how I almost took my life, and how he unknowingly helped me so much. His kindness has been a major and positive influence in my life, which is why I am writing this

Cities At The Frontlines Of COVID-19 Impact & Recovery

May 1st, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

On April 29, more than 600 participants tuned in to a high-level panel hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities that brought together key urban experts to discuss what national governments and cities should invest in now to respond to pressing needs and become more resilient in the future, and how urban investments can reach where they are needed most

What I Wish I Had Said On CNN Regarding Science, Crisis, & The Government’s Role

April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

As an occasional contributor to broadcast news on topics such as climate change and the role of science in policy, I rarely find myself commenting on the hot-off-the-press issue of the day. Experts like me are brought on when the news cycle slows, an intelligent sideshow to add gravitas while the real pundits get frothy about the latest political snub or personality gaffe

The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here’s How We Save It

April 30th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The ocean plays a surprising role in fighting COVID-19. With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test

LA’s Mountains Make Another Case For Electric Cars

April 28th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Since Americans have been tasked with the ultra hardest thing they have ever had to accomplish in their entire lives — staying home to flatten the curve — smog that has been hanging around our largest cities has cleared up drastically. I have never been to Los Angeles, so I can't imagine what it's like seeing the city's level of smog, but apparently it is amazing people there that they can now so easily see the mountains instead

Coronavirus Has One Cause & One Cause Only — Human Activity

April 27th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

While the world is champing at the bit to get back to the way things used to be, and extremist right wing groups are defining attempts to keep people at home as unconstitutional intrusions on fundamental liberties, these scientists say economic recovery packages must be used to strengthen and enforce environmental protection

The EPA’s Dirty Water: New Rule Discards Science, Ignores Importance of Wetlands & Tributaries

April 27th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Water, water everywhere and hardly a drop is being protected by the Trump administration. In its latest act of abdication, the Environmental Protection Agency published its Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register on April 21. The rule is scheduled to go into effect June 22, completing the elimination of the Obama administration’s Waters of the US Rule

Safer, More Sustainable Transport In A Post-COVID-19 World

April 27th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents

Coronavirus: Good News, Bad News, Bad News, & Maybe Good News

April 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I try to stay away from coronavirus coverage here because ... it's not cleantech. But strange times require strange rhymes. I do spend a lot of time reading about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the economic results, and when it seems something is underreported or deserves extra amplification, I cannot pass it up

Tesla’s Computer Vision Tech Rockin’ It, Tesla Ventilator Donations — CleanTechnica Top 20

April 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Perhaps society is rolling back toward normality after all — the most popular articles on CleanTechnica last week were once again led by a few Tesla stories, including two about Tesla vehicles! Yes, one COVID-19/ventilator story still slipped into the top 3, and a few coronavirus-related stories hit the rest of the top 20 ... because cancelling society comes with some major side effects

Oil Tankers Lurk Off The Coast Of California

April 26th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Oil tankers — 27 of them — have been spotted lurking off the coast of southern California. The footage was taken by the U.S. Coast Guard, as the Coast Guard is monitoring the "increased presence" of oil tankers that are hanging out in the seas near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

We Must Fix Our Food System To Withstand Disasters

April 24th, 2020 | by NRDC

This pandemic has been an eye-opener on many fronts. It has exposed our personal resilience, the true leadership of some of our state governors, our dependence on rigorous science to inform effective policy making, the grit of our healthcare workers, and our ability to band together in times of struggle. However, the pandemic has also shone a light on the fragility of not only our medical system, but the broken U.S. food system as well

Shoving Top Vaccine Doctor Aside Is Sign Of Things To Come From Trump

April 23rd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

In the midst of the pandemic when input from the CDC should be most viral, the agency had been completely silenced by Trump until Redfield opened his mouth and got slapped down. The last CDC daily briefing was held on March 9. After that, such briefings were cancelled in order to not incur the Wrath Of Trump

A Tale Of Two Oil States: Norway & Alberta, Canada

April 23rd, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Both Norway and Alberta, Canada are economies that gain huge profits from selling oil. They have huge natural reserves of it and make ginormous profits from feeding our "need" for oil powered transportation. However, their method of deploying those profits is in sharp contrast, and interestingly it even guides their philosophies and how they view climate change

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