The Idaho Statesman has some great updates on the local push to get a large swath of central Idaho designated as America’s first dark sky reserve.
The area around Sawtooth National Recreation Area has been working to get voluntary compliance with reducing light pollution. In an area where residents often bristle at attempts toRead More
In 1997, ecologists Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs convinced a Costa Rican orange juice maker to to dump their waste peels in a clear-cut abandoned pasture that was in a national park. Twenty years later, the enriched soil nourishes tropical forest again, according to a new report. Via ZME: Princeton ecology grad student Timothy TreuerRead More
Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is a multiphase solar farm building panda-shaped solar arrays.
They already connected a 50 MW solar array to the grid and have more planned. Via Inhabitat:
The black parts of the panda, such as the ears and arms, will be comprised of monocrystalline silicone solarRead More
The recent trumpist trumpeting about the plans of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn to open a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin omitted a few key details — like the fact that Foxconn is being given a sweetheart tax-break that’s topped up with 15 years’ worth of guarantees of up to $200m/year in cash subsidies at taxpayer expenseRead More