Saturday, March 31, 2018

Microplastics Amounts in Ocean Under-Estimated!

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University of Manchester researchers recent microplastics study was published March 12th in Nature Geoscience. In this study they found that after extensive flooding of the rivers in northwest England 70% of the microplastics (that is 43 Billion plastic particles!) in the riverbeds ended up in the Ocean. They now believe the estimates of 5 Trillion plastic particles in the oceans is far to low.

In January the UK banned microbeads from the cosmetic industry. Illinois is the first state in the US to ban microbeads recently.

NY Largest Renewable Energy Funding

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New York has just committed the largest amount of funding to renewable energy project in US History with 1.4 Billion dollars going towards 26 projects. These short & long term projects will employ more than 3,000 people. The projects will help achieve the goals mentioned in the graphic above. Projects will begin next Month (April) and be fully functioning by 2022. Here is a list of all 26 projects.

Learn About Renewable Energy

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Here is a nice overview of 3 types of Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar & Geothermal) and some quick facts, like 9.8M are employed worldwide in 2016 by Renewable Energy and a few things you need to know about Renewable Energy!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Water is Life

Photo Credit: Buoy Labs

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I first posted on Dr. Wallace J. Nichols in 2011!

Here is a nice short piece by his alma mater University of Arizona!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March For The Ocean (M40) June 9th

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Check out this video on March for the Ocean on June 9th. Here is the website to check out more details!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Carl Sagan's Pate Blue Dot

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I like this version. If you have not seen this I think you will really like it.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Chernobyl Turned into Solar Farm

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Many of you are aware of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster but in 1986 there was another Level 7 (Highest!) nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. I was actually in college then & I had a group project on Chernobyl where I had to describe to the class how a nuclear reaction works! :-) A Russian scientist even visited our campus to speak about Chernobyl which was fascinating. Well Chernobyl is going to be turned into a Solar Farm. They are starting slowly & France & China are even interested in developing solar farms there. Check this link out with the details and a short video.

CA Solar Produces TOO Much Energy

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California has had a goal of 25% solar energy by 2025, they have head to cool down their solar production as they were at 27% last year and 50% of the state's demand at 1pm on March 5th. They are actually paying other states like AZ to take their energy so it does cause problems. Now their goal is 100% by 2045. Check out this short piece for more details.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Giant Batteries to Store Renewable Energy

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Check out this short piece on GE's new 20 megawatt giant batteries called "Reservoir" which will storage Renewable Energy. It does mention Siemens has one called "Fluence" which is 3 times as big as GE's and Tesla also some in South Australia working in part of a 129 megawatt grid. Very cool!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jane airing March 12!

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I'm soooooooooo excited to tell you that Jane will be airing on the National Geographic Channel on March 12th 7pm Central time!!!

Friday, March 2, 2018


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Check out what Plogging is if you don't know! Get your friends to do it with you!!! :-)