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Here's what the world's biggest solar farm looks like from space

On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape. 397 more words

Climate & Energy

We explain Keystone XL, the pipeline that just won't die

When Obama rejected the permit for Keystone XL in 2015, environmentalists thought it was as good as dead. But within a week of taking office, President Trump revived the hugely contentious energy project on new terms. 41 more words

Climate & Energy

The future will be battery-powered

The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and testing the next world-changing energy storage device could easily be mistaken for a storage closet. 2,406 more words

Climate & Energy

How a climate-friendly flour company built a flourishing market

Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour made from wheat grown with no-till practices, it also sells the story of no-till, a farming method that eliminates the significant climate-warming carbon releases caused by plowing. 860 more words

Climate & Energy

Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football

A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral. 492 more words

Lifestyle, Beauty And Fashion

The unsolved mystery of an ocean protector’s disappearance

This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Day after day, Keith Davis stood at the rail of the cargo ship, watching a fleet of rusty long-liners off-load tuna, marlin, and other fish. 6,788 more words

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