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New Board Game Inspires People To Build A Movement & Fight For Change

Published on June 21st, 2017 | by

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In times like these, we need as many tools and games that inspire, educate, and motivate as possible, because there are a metric buttload boatload of issues that we need to move forward on, ranging from basic human rights to deforestation to clean energy and clean water. We need more support for the idea that […] read more

In the new anti-normal, climate adaptation is king

Published on June 19th, 2017 | by

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My last PlanetSave story ended with an upbeat reference to the coming boom in what is now widely called the new Climate Adaptation Economy, or the fast-growing field of companies providing resilience solutions in the United States and around the world. Setting the stage is the science pointing to an overshoot of the 1.5 degree […] read more

Splitting The Solar Spectrum Could Produce Power, Food, & Water From The Same Land

Published on June 13th, 2017 | by

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Instead of producing solar power on one site, and purifying water on another, and growing food on yet another piece of land, it might be possible to do all three on the same site, which would enable true local sustainability. That’s the gist of a new research paper from a Purdue University research team, which […] read more

Have we ever witnessed a bigger unintended consequence?

Published on June 10th, 2017 | by

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It was, no doubt, incomprehensible for the U.S. to begin the process of pulling out of the UN Paris Climate Agreement, for all the reasons widely reported since President Donald Trump made the fateful announcement June 1st. The move undermines our reputation and relations overseas, risks weakening other countries’ commitment to the accord, and threatens […] read more

Tree-Climbing Goats Plant New Argan Trees By Spitting Their Seeds

Published on June 6th, 2017 | by

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If tree-climbing goats themselves don’t seem very interesting, consider that their actions are directly related to one of the world’s currently most popular bodycare ingredients, argan oil, and that these tree-climbing caprine creatures help replant argan forests by spitting out the seeds with their cud. read more

Electric Vehicle Charging: Convenience, Reliability, Accessibility, & Future Needs (CleanTechnica EV Driver Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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It was with a great degree of curiosity that we explored EV charging experiences and needs by type of EV and region for our latest EV report. What’s the story for Tesla drivers, non-Tesla fully electric car drivers, and plug-in hybrid drivers? What’s the story for Americans vs Europeans? We already covered the desire and demand for fast charging and superfast charging in a previous section, but we dive much more into other charging matters here. Jump down below the line for the results. read more

These Features Are What Electric Car Drivers Demand & Desire (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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One of the more interesting things for me in our annual EV surveys is how much people want various special features — auto lane change, all-wheel drive, superfast charging, fast charging, etc. The extra fun in our new 93-page electric car driver report is that we got these responses segmented by type of EV and region. Jump down below the line for the results. read more

Current Electric Drivers State Their Electric Car Range Requirements (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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How much range do people need? Various studies have jumped into this topic, but I don’t recall seeing anyone survey electric car drivers themselves. So, in our new 93-page electric car driver report, we asked different types of EV drivers across two continents what their range requirements and expectations were for their next EVs. read more

How Do You Communicate Electric Transport Effectively To “Outsiders”? (rEVolution Summit Presentation)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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I gave a presentation in March in Amsterdam (Holland) at EV-Box’s first annual rEVolution summit. When creating my presentation, I decided to dive into a theme that I’ve been increasingly compelled to present on — how do you communicate electric transport to “outsiders” in the most effective way? read more

Pros and Cons of Wave Power | Wave Power Advantages

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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Wave power could be one of the world’s most abundant source of renewable energy, as oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and hold onto a large amount of energy. But what needs to be done so that the world’s oceans can become attainable, sustainable energy resources? And how can wave power become competitive […] read more

2,000+ Electric Car Drivers From 28 Countries Tell Us What They Want & Need From An EV — CleanTechnica’s 2nd EV Report!

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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CleanTechnica surveyed more than 2,000 electric car drivers in 26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars and from EV charging networks. Basically, we asked questions we were very eager to see answers to. read more

23–50% Of Current Electric Drivers Plan To Get A Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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With over 100,000 reservations logged in under 24 hours — before the car was even unveiled — it doesn’t take six polls to uncover which electric car tops the list of “expected next EV model.” Nonetheless, the Tesla Model 3 didn’t single-handedly account for the majority of answers for that question, and seeing the precise “future car” split according to 6 six very different EV-driving groups is fascinating. read more

Why Early EV Adopters Went Electric, & The Best Things About Driving Electric

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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Last week, we published CleanTechnica’s new, 93-page electric car and driver report. For the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces). Generally speaking, we wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars and from EV charging networks, as well as what EV life is like so far for them. read more

Electric Car Drivers Want Electric SUVs/CUVs, Midsized Cars, More Model Choices (CleanTechnica Report)

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One of the challenges of the current EV market is extreme lack of choice. There are only a few widely available models, and even if you look in the most popular markets (California, Norway, etc.), EV models only account for a small percentage of all the vehicle classes. We were curious which classes were most desired for future EV purchases and again polled respondents on this topic (simply in regards to size and style, not taking into account price). read more

How Does The Republican Party Claim The “Christian” Label? (Total Hypocrisy)

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by

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It’s rather crazy to me — the Republican Party is supposedly the “Christian” party and has the long-standing support of Bible-reading Christians in rural areas and Evangelicals. Somehow, a few loud-mouthed Christians and political propagandists have pulled on the strings of religious channels in order to get the public to put the Republican Party in the “Christian” bucket. […] read more

Republicans Want To Rob America … To Cut Taxes On The Rich

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by

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Republican politicians are an interesting breed of liars…. Politicians are supposed to explain to the voting public why their complicated, detailed policies are worth supporting and good for the country as a whole, or at least their constituents. But Republican politicians push one kind of policy obsessively, the kind that gives more money to the […] read more

Hitching Your Wagon To A Con

Published on May 21st, 2017 | by

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The people of the United States live in bubbles. We each fall into certain subcultures that have a lot of influence over what we think, what we feel, and what we are interested in discussing. In politics, subcultures are obsessively collected and fought over (via messaging/branding, if not policy) and major political parties do their best to motivate […] read more

Many Insects Resistant To Genetic Manipulation Via CRISPR Editing Tool, Research Finds

Published on May 21st, 2017 | by

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Arguments for and against the use of genetic modification techniques in the agricultural and healthcare/disease-prevention sectors typically focus on potential impacts to human health, and/or to wider ecosystems and natural services (a much more important area to watch, in my opinion than human health). My issue with genetic modification and the use of genetically modified […] read more

Russian Oil, Russian Billions, Trump World, Russian Hacking, FBI Director Firing, & Democracy

Published on May 15th, 2017 | by

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When you think of healthy democracies, you definitely think of petrostates, right? Some would like to characterize Russia as a more varied and robust economy — not quite a petrostate — but the US Energy Information Administration has pegged 50% of Russia’s government income as coming from oil & gas (for some reason, that link […] read more

Hillary Clinton Fires FBI Director Investigating Her Deep Ties To Russia & Potentially Hacking The US Election

Published on May 14th, 2017 | by

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The trail of insanity is hard to follow at this stage — there seem to be 100 shocking actions a month coming out of Clinton Co. Democrats should be ashamed, especially since they are consistently defending Hillary for unconstitutional attacks on judges, the independent free press, US Congress, civil rights leaders, top US intelligence agencies, and […] read more

In The USA, It’s OK To Be An Idiot

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by

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Let’s just start with a note that should be obvious to everyone: If Obama had deep and long financial ties to Russia (and many of his campaign leaders did as well), was under investigation by the FBI for this, and then fired the head of the FBI (right after he asked for more resources to […] read more