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New Research Touts Benefits Of Solar Power For Schools

May 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Stanford have gathered data for over 100,000 schools and determined that adding solar panels to their roofs could help them lower their energy costs dramatically while helping to lower carbon emissions in the communities they serve.

Volcano Lakes May Contain Vital Lithium Deposits, Say Stanford Researchers

August 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Lithium is a key component of lithium-ion batteries and lithium-ion batteries are a key component of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and electric cars. But until now, it has been in relatively short supply, sparking fierce competition among mining companies. It is one of the most abundant elements in the world, but commercial mining has been limited due to limited demand. A new Stanford study offers some insight into where more lithium can be gathered. It is titled, "Lithium enrichment in intracontinental rhyolite magmas leads to Li deposits in caldera basins." Wow. Sounds like a real page-turner, doesn't it

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