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May 3, 2024
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ENERGY: Maximizing Minerals, Part 2 – Nickel

It’s driving the electric vehicle and renewable energy revolution, but nickel has vexed miners and chemists since the earliest days. In fact, nickel got its name because of its difficult nature. Nickel – from German “Kupfernickel” or “Old Nick’s Copper.” … Continue reading

March 8, 2024
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ENERGY: Would you give 3% to get 30%?

Just 3% of global land but holding 30% of its carbon, peatlands sequester more than all the world’s forests. Yet peatlands don’t often make news, and can go by many local names: bogs, fens, marshes, moors, swamps. By any name, … Continue reading

December 19, 2023
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ENERGY: (Re)Vision for Coal

Many are terming COP28 as the “beginning of the end.” While the desired wording of “phasing out” degraded into “transitioning,” still it was the first time directly naming and targeting “fossil fuels in energy systems.” Of the three primary fossil … Continue reading

September 21, 2023
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ENERGY: Climate Conservation Corps

During UN climate week, the U.S. announced creation of an “American Climate Corps” that will combine public service with training for environmentally beneficial professions and technologies. Ali Zaidi, White House point person, may lead the effort to recruit 20,000 young … Continue reading

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