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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the world's roads with solar panels. The bold idea has undergone some road testing since then. The first…
Bill PugsleyOne of the first solar roads to be installed is in Tourouvre-au-Perche, France. This has a maximum power output of 420 kWs, covers 2,800 m² and cost €5 million ($5.8 million) to install. This implies a cost of €11,905 ($14,000) per installed kW.
Air pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired plant took its toll on the health of perhaps our most vulnerable: unborn babies. The Portland Generating Station had long been blamed for belching pollution into the air and endangering the health of…
Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the final version of a key climate report for a major international meeting next month, according to reviewers who have studied earlier versions of the report and its summary.