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Scientists warn of the social and environmental risks tied to the energy transition

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) New international research by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) warns that green energy projects can be as socially and environmentally conflictive as fossil fuel projects. While renewable energies are often portrayed as being environmentally sustainable, this new study cautions about the risks associated with the green energy transition, arguing for an integrated approach that redesigns energy systems in favor of social equity and environmental sustainability.

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Huge Indigenous Solar Farm Opens in Remote Northern Community: ‘We work with the sun for the children of the future’

Canada’s largest indigenous-owned solar farm has just been opened in the Northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan. Supplying 2.2 megawatts of solar electricity for three First Nations tribes, it will decrease the reliance of the community on the diesel-fired plant that has supplied them for decades. Jointly owned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the […]

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Huge Indigenous Solar Farm Opens in Remote Northern Community: ‘We work with the sun for the children of the future’

Canada’s largest indigenous-owned solar farm has just been opened in the Northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan. Supplying 2.2 megawatts of solar electricity for three First Nations tribes, it will decrease the reliance of the community on the diesel-fired plant that has supplied them for decades. Jointly owned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the […]

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Huge Indigenous Solar Farm Opens in Remote Northern Community: ‘We work with the sun for the children of the future’

Canada’s largest indigenous-owned solar farm has just been opened in the Northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan. Supplying 2.2 megawatts of solar electricity for three First Nations tribes, it will decrease the reliance of the community on the diesel-fired plant that has supplied them for decades. Jointly owned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the […]

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Jaguars robust to climate extremes but lack of food threatens species

Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal hunting, death from starvation and availability of prey.

Jaguars robust to climate extremes but lack of food threatens species

Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal hunting, death from starvation and availability of prey.

Mine ponds amplify mercury risks in Peru’s Amazon

(Duke University) The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru’s Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. In some watersheds, there’s been a 670% increase in land area covered by abandoned mining pits that have filled in with water. Low-oxygen conditions in these ponds accelerate the conversion of submerged mercury, a leftover from the mining, into highly toxic methylmercury.

Secrets of the ‘lost crops’ revealed where bison roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have looked past the little barley that grew under those thundering hooves. But the people soon came to rely on little barley and other small-seeded native plants as staple food.