Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

Mar 14, 2019
In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as…
A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016.
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Energy giants to ramp up Permian Basin fracking

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Mar 5, 2019
The Permian Basin is now far from the preserve of the independent producer.
Pump jacks are seen using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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SpaceX to launch Dragon Capsule for milestone test

Mar 1, 2019
Tomorrow at 2:48am EST, NASA and SpaceX plan to jointly launch the company’s Crew Dragon space capsule on a rocket from Kennedy Space Center. It’s the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft designed for people. Although Crew…
SpaceX chief Elon Musk speaks during a press conference after the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019.
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Tesla launches $35,000 Model 3 ... finally

Mar 1, 2019
The announcement moves Tesla closer to taking EVs mainstream.
The announcement moves Tesla closer to taking EVs mainstream.
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What are the economic benefits of a national park?

Feb 26, 2019
It's the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, which has spurred millions in spending in nearby communities.
A general view of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, on Feb. 13, 2017.
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Can a lake have legal rights? Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide

Feb 22, 2019
Ballot measure supporters want to stop pollution in Lake Erie. Opponents say the measure could unleash a torrent of frivolous lawsuits.
Members of a grassroots group called Toledoans for Safe Water set up a sign on a highway overpass urging people to vote for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
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Electric scooter injuries are on the rise, Consumer Reports says

Feb 20, 2019
The numbers reveal a spike in gnarly fractures and traumatic brain injuries for both scooter riders and pedestrians hit by scooters.
Shared electric scooters lie on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2019.
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Border eco-tourism hit by Trump's emergency declaration

Feb 18, 2019
Ecology-based organizations at the border are scrambling after Trump’s emergency declaration over border security last week The National Butterfly Center had filed a restraining order to try to stave off any advances of a border wall, an order that’s essentially…
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Why sit in traffic when you can rideshare a drone?

Feb 18, 2019
Uber and some other big names are proposing a network of electric air taxis that could whisk passengers up and across cities in minutes.
Uber and some other big names are proposing a network of electric air taxis that could whisk passengers up and across cities in minutes.
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