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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


The Global Biodiversity Crisis Just Got Personal

April 18th, 2020 | by NRDC

This post offers some wonderful short films embedded in the tweets regarding biodiversity. These could even be helpful for homeschool discussions. One is never too young to grasp biodiversity. It is time to educate your children about the importance, the critical, wonderful, importance of biodiversity


Coronavirus & The Fragility Of Auto-Centric Cities

April 16th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The coronavirus has exposed the ills of continued automobile-centric urban planning practices that adversely impact equity, health, and the climate. Those of us who are working from home, own an automobile, and can conveniently make grocery runs may overlook the fact that many in this country are not so lucky


London’s “Pedal Me” Starts Home Delivery Service As Stay-At-Home Orders Give E-Bike Delivery Firms A Boost

April 16th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The home delivery market worldwide has been given a boost as many nations have implemented a range of movement restrictions ranging from issuing strong social distancing guidelines to stay-at-home orders to full lockdowns. It appears the social distancing practices will also give a much needed boost to firms using e-bikes in the last-mile/home delivery industry


The Climate, The Queen, And The Deep Blue Sky

April 14th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

Her majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark says she is not convinced that human activity is the primary cause of the current climate change? Nevertheless, it just might be the work on the green energy transition that most effectively will get us back on track after the corona crisis. Experts and organizations now want a green emergency plan for restoring Denmark's economy, regardless of the Queens assumptions I presume


Wanted — 100,000 Ventilators In 13 Days

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo stated yesterday that New York expects to need 30,000 ventilators in 14 –21 days, and also 140,000 hospital beds. That is when the number crunchers of New York’s health care system expect to reach the apex of coronavirus infections


4 Things China Is Doing To Contain Coronavirus That USA Is Not Doing — Anywhere

March 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As everyone and their mother should know by now, the USA is not containing the coronavirus epidemic very well so far. 11 days ago, I wrote an article explaining why the coronavirus was shutting everything down and why we all needed to self-isolate. Unfortunately, much of America did not listen. (Surprising, I know.)


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


Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

March 23rd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

For decades, the Inuit woman, a victim of the 1918 Spanish flu, lay buried in a mass grave under six feet of Alaskan permafrost. But when the frozen ground began to thaw in the 1990s, the Inuit town of Brevig Mission gave scientists permission to dig her up. Her ample body fat kept her lungs insulated against warmer temperatures, helping to preserve the fragments of the virus that lay within


Elon’s Ventilators & N95 Masks Can’t Come Quickly Enough

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Elon Musk's ventilators and N95 masks can't come quickly enough. The other day, I woke up to two news stories, one from The Advocate and one from CleanTechnica. The Advocate reported harrowing news, while CleanTechnica gave us a bit of hope. Here in Louisiana, our doctors and nurses are out of protective gear and fear they are infecting patients. Not to mention themselves. This is why the good news that CleanTechnica reported -- Elon's plans to deliver thousands of ventilators and hundreds of thousands of masks -- brings a touch of relief. Hopefully, some of our hospitals can get some of those masks


Tesla/SpaceX-Provided Masks & Ventilators … Tesla Model Y Tidbits … VW ID.3 Launch — CleanTechnica Top 20

March 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week, naturally, included a few pieces related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that's shutting down half the world. Otherwise, hot topics were the Tesla Model Y (have to wonder how much this vehicle would dominate some portions of the news and public consciousness if not for COVID-19), the Volkswagen ID.3 and overall ID lineup/strategy, and other EV and Tesla news and analyses


Iceland is Doing Science — ~50% of People with COVID-19 Not Showing Symptoms, ~50% Have Very Moderate Cold Symptoms [UPDATED]

March 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Science: do it. Iceland has decided to jump right into proper scientific methodology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than "panic now and evaluate later." The country, which has followed similar social distancing strategies as other European nations, has been conducting a random sample (i.e., scientifically useful) test of its population — with results from 1.5% of its population so far. This means it is testing a true representative portion of its population



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