"Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants could to meet the electricity-on-demand role of coal and gas, allowing more old, fossil fuel plants to retire."
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- Source: InsideClimate News, 01/16/2018
"America’s catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year."Source: AP, 01/16/2018
"Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show."Source: Reuters, 01/16/2018
"Heavy hitters and activists have lined up in a fight over Fish and Wildlife Service mitigation policies, showcasing how just a few words can expose very high stakes."Source: Greenwire, 01/16/2018
"Millions of American children have been exposed to a parasite that could interfere with their breathing, liver function, eyesight and even intelligence. Yet few scientists have studied the infection in the United States, and most doctors are unaware of it."Source: NY Times, 01/16/2018
"A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations' authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement."
"Native American tribes, islanders and communities of color led the toughest environmental fights of 2017."
"Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter circling low overhead and heavy machinery preparing to topple anything in their path, the camp's last few holdouts torched their tipis and fled across the frozen Cannonball River to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation."
"The plight of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people and their struggle for land rights will come under the spotlight as Pope Francis travels to the country on Monday amid growing tension between the Mapuche and loggers and farmers."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn, 01/15/2018
"Dozens of inspectors swarmed the streets of New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, filling out piles of paperwork as they assessed the damage."Source: NY Times, 01/15/2018
"Last year ended with momentum. Flint — though still dealing with dirty water — had put environmental justice back on the map. It was no longer a topic tucked into academic papers and progressive media. National broadcasters and newspapers descended on mid-Michigan."Source: EHN, 01/15/2018
"Like four other communities along the Gulf Coast, the Pleasantville neighborhood on Houston's east side is receiving some expert support to help residents address longstanding environmental justice issues."Source: Houston Chronicle, 01/15/2018
"Concern continues to grow over the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston area, home to more than a dozen oil refineries."Source: Democracy Now!, 01/15/2018
"The NAACP is launching a major environmental justice campaign on Jan. 13 to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service."Source: EcoWatch, 01/15/2018
"Nine months after pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration."Source: The Intercept, 01/15/2018