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Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara Juanjo Tugores / shutterstock Alona Armstrong, Lancaster University Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change. However, in our efforts to go green, we also need to be mindful…

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Residents near big solar projects are often concerned they cause glare and noise. Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters rooftop solar, Hong Kong/Wikimedia Commons

What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right

What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right Residents near big solar projects are often concerned they cause glare and noise. Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters rooftop solar, Hong Kong/Wikimedia Commons Jason Byrne, University of Tasmania Many of us are familiar with developments of big…

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Solar panels being installed in new housing under construction in Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Why California’s new rooftop mandate isn’t good enough for some solar power enthusiasts

Why California’s new rooftop mandate isn’t good enough for some solar power enthusiasts Solar panels being installed in new housing under construction in Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Garth Heutel, Georgia State University More California rooftops will soon sport solar panels, partly due to a new state mandate requiring them…

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