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August 19, 2022
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WATER/ENERGY: Hydroelectricity – What is the Future?

Drought affecting the Colorado River, and resultant depletion of reservoirs Lake Mead and Lake Powell, may soon bring about Tier 2 shortage conditions. When Lake Mead’s water level falls below 1,050 feet above sea level, the new normal will reduce … Continue reading

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February 18, 2021
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ENERGY: Genie in a Bottle

February 18, 2021. It’s National Battery Day. What is this genie in a bottle that we call a battery? Lithium-ion batteries are making news. It’s a technology popularized in 1991, when rechargeable lithium-ion batteries were first used in hand-held camcorders. … Continue reading

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July 4, 2020
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Sand Castles: rebuilding the desert

Summer holidays, like the traditional Fourth of July, may be observed in different ways by diverse communities, but many people enjoy a refreshing visit to the beach. Some build sand castles. Now, there may be something more permanent. Architect Magnus Larsson … Continue reading

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March 22, 2018
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Water Day: Wear Blue

World Water Day: March 22, 2018. We’re an increasingly thirsty world: by 2050, one-third of the planet will suffer water scarcity. Climate change intensifies problems: floods and drought are worse. More than 3 billion people suffer diminished access to water for … Continue reading

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April 22, 2017
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It’s Earth Day: Look Up!

Earth Day. Could the answer to our planet’s energy problems and resultant climate change be found by looking up? Every culture on earth has myths about the sun. For example, Egypt worshipped Ra, the sun god whose falcon head was … Continue reading

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