- “Leeward CC Becomes UH’s First Net-Zero Campus” • Hawaii’s Leeward Community College has become one of the first virtually net-zero campuses in the country. It is generating 97% of its energy through on-site PV systems, including solar shade canopies and energy storage. It has also implimented efficiency measures. [UH System Current News]
- “Lithium Can Be Extracted From Groundwater At Geothermal Installations” • Scientists at the KIT Energy Center, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, say there is enough lithium dissolved in the groundwater extracted by German geothermal heating and electricity plants to meet the needs of most, or possibly all, of Germany’s battery manufacturers. [CleanTechnica]
- “Uganda-Based Bodawerk’s Electric Tractors, Motorcycle Conversion Kits, Threshing And Milling Machines Look Set To Transform Lives” • Bodawerk is looking to transform lives in Africa, starting in Uganda with its electric products powered by upcycled old laptop batteries. Bodawerk has run pilot programs, including one for an electric tractor. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Scientists Rebuke Trump Over Coronavirus Response And Other Affronts” • In an unusual move for a community that tends to avoid politics, more than 1,200 members of the US National Academy of Sciences rebuked Donald Trump’s “denigration of scientific expertise.” The open letter they signed seeks to “restore science-based policy in government.” [The Guardian]
- “Air Pollution Linked To More Covid-19 Cases – Study” • Research has shown that long term exposure to pollutants such as fine particulate matter, NO₂, and SO₂ can cause a persistent inflammatory response even in relatively young people. This leads to increases in the risks of infection by viruses, including the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. [Inverse]
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