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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 22, 2024
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WATER: Peace and Water

WATER: It is our natural shared element. Earth is 70% water. Our bodies are 68% water; plants as much as 90%. Water is one of our most important shared resources. Can what is shared be a passage to peace? Throughout … 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

December 9, 2023
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WATER: Sparkle Season Innovations

T’is the season. Menorah lights glow. Christmas decorations shine. Kwanzaa candles illumine. Festive cards with sparkles greet celebrants who themselves don bedecked apparel. But did you know that glitter and sparkle usually gleam with plastic coatings? Sparkle – greeting cards … Continue reading

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