March 23, 2015

No, You Can’t Work Your Way Through College Anymore

Originally published at Republished here with permission. It’s a popular trope, especially among baby boomers, to lecture students to “just work your way through college! That’s what I did!” But it turns out, it’s nearly impossible to do that today. Randy Olson, a PhD candidate in Michigan State University’s Computer Science program, crunched the… Read more »

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March 20, 2015

This is What Climate Change Talks Look Like in Florida Now

You’ve probably seen the story already: employees at multiple state agencies in Florida have been banned from using the terms “climate change,” “global warming,” and “sustainability” in meetings, press conferences – basically anywhere that the public might see or hear them speak. So what happens when you have to hold a hearing about climate change… Read more »

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March 19, 2015

Solar Power Doubled in 2014

Growth in non-hydro renewables increased by 11% in 2014, with utility-scale solar alone enjoying 102% increase in electrical generation, data shows. Data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has revealed that utility-scale solar’s contribution to the country’s net electrical generation grew by 102% last year. The figures from EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly… Read more »

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