“As coal burning is reduced, storage of renewable as thermal energy is ramped up. The final thermal energy storage volume is comparable in size to the existing boiler houses, and that these massive power stations were themselves built with six or seven decade-old technology, I do not think we should baulk at the challenge of renewing their vitality with 21st century technology,” Kisi said. … [Read more...] about Australian Researchers Unveil Environmentally Friendly Plan to Power Coal Plants
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Exactly eight weeks before Election Day, Biden has strong opportunities to recapture states that President Donald Trump won in 2016 both in the Rust Belt and the Sun Belt. But public and private polls consistently show that Biden is running slightly better in the former group of battlegrounds — centered on Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — than the latter, which include North Carolina, Florida and Arizona … … [Read more...] about Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?
I wish I were writing a fantasy novel. I am not. This was just Wednesday's air in the Bay Area, Wednesday's weather, three weeks into this year's fire season. Tuesday's air was pretty good, but on Wednesday we had fog and smoke and ash and no light. Where we are, ash aside, the air metrics are actually not hugely terrible—maybe 70 on the air quality index (AQI), which we rate as OK, since for our family (no asthma, thank heavens, reasonable health) the air only starts to be really terrible at 150, depending on which web site you check. … [Read more...] about In California, the sun never rose on Wednesday
CBD is the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants, and even though CBD is derived from marijuana, it's simpler for companies to use hemp-derived CBD because the extract is legal in all states. But even though it's legal, it's unregulated, which mean it's important to question health claims that may appear on labels. … [Read more...] about The Navy revised its ban on hemp and CBD to include topical products like lotions and shampoos
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