Consumer Reports Examines Indianapolis’s BlueIndy EV Carsharing Service (Video)

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Consumer Reports Examines Indianapolis’s BlueIndy EV Carsharing Service (Video)

We’ve reported on Indianapolis’s BlueIndy electric vehicle carsharing service several times in the past — since well before the service even launched, actually. To date, the program appears to be quite a success, but as I don’t yet have personal experience with it, there are still some unknowns for me. With that in mind, it seems worth [&hellip

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Economic Growth Won’t Keep Up With Hurricane Damages

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Researchers have concluded that not only will the financial damages from hurricanes increase dramatically by the end of the century, but that the rate of economic growth won’t grow at a level to keep pace with hurricane-caused financial losses. A new study conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research analyzing the magnitude of future [&hellip

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Water Pollution In Asia, Africa, & Latin America Putting Millions At Risk

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The United Nations Environment Programme has warned that water pollution across three continents is placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of dangerous diseases like cholera and typhoid. A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality, has highlighted a “worrying rise in the pollution of surface waters [&hellip

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The Great Elephant Census reports massive loss of African savannah elephants

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Results of the two-year, $8 million Great Elephant Census (GEC) of African savannah elephants led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) were released today at an international wildlife conference in Hawaii, confirming massive declines in elephant numbers over just the last decade. The researchers report the current rate of species decline is 8 percent per year, primarily due to poaching.

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Wind Power Curtailment in China Expected to Increase in Second Half of 2016

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Aggregate wind power curtailment across China grew to 32.3 billion kWh during the first seven months of 2016, an increase of 14.8 billion kWh over the same period of 2015, according to data from the National Energy Administration of China (NEA). The number was very close to the 33.9 billion kWh recorded for the whole of 2015. The country’s average wind power curtailment rate grew by 6 percentage points year on year to a record 21 percent. 

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