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Articles by Jeremy Deaton

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Elvis, aliens and solar power

How a remote Australian town found itself at the vanguard of a global revolution.

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The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

After the auto bailout, Ford, GM and Chrysler pledged to support stricter fuel standards. Now, they are working with President Trump to weaken those rules.

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Road of Dreams: Why 18km stretch became testing ground for clean technologies

Road of Dreams: Why 18km stretch became testing ground for clean technologies

This rural Georgia highway has become a proving ground for cutting-edge clean energy technologies.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

While hackers wreak havoc on the climate, blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, could help clean up the mess.

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Five ways that cities can slash carbon pollution right now

Five ways that cities can slash carbon pollution right now

A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute lists 22 policies that could help get the job done.

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Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Researchers are developing solar cells that are even cheaper, using perovskite crystals, a cost-effective alternative to silicon typically used in solar panels.

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L.A. is painting its streets white to keep the city cool

L.A. is painting its streets white to keep the city cool

While politicians waffle on climate change, Los Angeles is tackling the problem head on with a radical plan to lower the temperature of the city.

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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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Scientists develop spit-powered battery

Scientists develop spit-powered battery

You can make a battery out of a lemon, a tomato, an orange or a stack of pennies. And now you can make a battery using spit.

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The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The FBI is investigating an Arizona power company for its role in the election of utility-friendly and anti-solar regulators.