Wind turbines are everywhere in the United States these days. And now a growing database allows you to track them down by the thousands so you can better report the burgeoning wind energy beat. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox tells you who’s behind this invaluable database, plus smart ways to use it for your coverage.
"A new tool is tracking automated and otherwise questionable social media accounts as they sow disinformation, discord and division. Climate change is a target."
"Clean energy research and the interim storage of nuclear waste are big winners in the Senate's $48.9 billion fiscal 2020 Energy-Water spending bill released this morning [Thursday]."
"Guus van Kesteren moved to Delray Beach 23 years ago. His home here is on the the town's barrier island and backs up to the Intracoastal Waterway, which separates the island from the Florida mainland."
"A mother and daughter are the only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Their eggs were fertilized using sperm from males who have died."
"The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean’s floor collapsed on the tug boat’s deck with a slap, signaling to the crew on board that their mission was complete. They had successfully deployed a sound system in the Santa Barbara Channel."
"Electric scooters may emit more greenhouse gas emissions than competing modes of transportation, resulting in a larger environmental impact than advertised, according to a new study."
"In Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers is working to combat a growing environmental menace: blue-green algae. Nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from farms and subdivisions combines with warm summer weather to create massive blooms of algae in rivers and lakes that can be toxic."