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World’s First CO2 Battery to Offer Long-Duration Energy Storage at Half the Cost

An Italian startup this month announced the successful launch of a CO2 battery that uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy at utility-scale on the grid—a technology that is now ready to be deployed worldwide. Energy Dome began its operations in February 2020 and has progressed from a concept to full testing of a multi-megawatt […]

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Number of Greater One-Horned Rhinos Reaches New High – Up From Just 100 Individuals

Confirmation from India came this week hailing a conservation success story for the greater one-horned rhino. The International Rhino Foundation announced the milestone, reporting that the population now numbers 4,014 individuals—up from just 100 individuals 50 years ago. The government of Assam, the province in India that is home to 70% of the population, just […]

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Baby Blanket Crocheted by Queen Mary and Surviving WWII Set to Raise Money for Ukraine Children’s Fund

A baby blanket which was crocheted by Queen Mary and survived World War II is being sold to raise money to help children in Ukraine. Great-grandmother Kathleen Pritchard was wrapped in the pink shawl as a baby after her mother Florence won a contest. Two blankets, one pink and one blue, were knitted by Queen […]

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John Kerry’s Global Ocean Conference Raises 400+ Commitments Worth $16 Billion to Protect Ocean Health

The seventh annual Our Ocean Conference concluded recently with the announcement a grand tally of 410 commitments to protect the the oceans and the living beings surrounding them—pledges worth $16.35 Billion. The conference, co-hosted by the Republic of Palau and the United States, was the first to be held in a small island developing state. […]

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Vancouver Couple Converts Their Huge Resort Property into a Ukrainian Refugee Home for Dozens

Owners of a nature resort in British Colombia have put renovations on hold to open up the stunning 81-acre property exclusively for housing Ukrainian refugees. With their goal of hosting 100 people, the owners and operators of The Grouse Nest on Vancouver Island see the fleeing masses as equivalent to their own people, since Brian’s […]

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Video Gamers Doing a World of Good: Fortnite Raised $144 Million for Ukraine Relief

Who says video games are a waste of time? Game developers are raising money for Ukrainians both inside and outside of the besieged company, with donations rivaling the grants from the U.S. government. Ahead of the release of their new gaming season, Fortnite developers Epic Games announced that all the proceeds would go to a […]

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UPDATE: Airbnb and its Community Raise More Than $40 Million and Offers 150,000 Temp-Homes for Ukraine

GNN reported earlier this month that from March 2nd to March 3rd, people from around the world booked 61,000 nights in Ukrainian cities via Airbnb, likely not one ever planning to check-in, or reschedule. It was part of a creative social media campaign to channel funds into besieged cities where something like aid drops or […]

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He Was Quoted $50,000 to Fix the Church Clock But All it Took Was a Can of WD-40

Grimsby is a large port town in Lincolnshire where a 14th-century church clock has been stuck at two-past-twelve for twelve years. Recently, when the church minister decided to see about getting it repaired, a pair of clock engineers gave quotes that wouldn’t look out of place next to the ‘for sale’ sign beside a brand […]

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Fighting Climate Change, From Capitol Hill to City Hall – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Historically, states, local governments, and tribal nations have been key leaders on climate ambition. For example, in the 1960s, California set the nation’s first tailpipe emissions standards1 and continued on the path of setting the most advanced…

Warming Trends: Climate Threats to Bears, Bugs and Bees, Plus a Giant Kite and an ER Surge – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE A Slower Freeze Pushes Polar Bears Close to Starvation The Hudson Bay in northern Canada froze up later than normal this year, delaying polar bears’ hunting season by two to three weeks, a nonprofit polar bear conservation organization found. …

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