Derek Markham

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The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast

A pathogen that resists almost all of the drugs developed to treat or kill it is moving rapidly across the world, and public health experts are …

Microbiology

Solar Loans To Become Leading Residential Solar Consumer Finance Option In 2018

<b>Published on</b> July 12th, 2018 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>July 12th, 2018 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>New research from GTM Research suggests that direct ownership of …

Solar Power

Startups are pioneering a dramatic shift in how we spot and treat depression — and you can try some of their new tools right now

• <b>Tech startups are coming out with a range of new tools designed to tackle depression and anxiety.</b>• <b><br>Some are revamping existing wellness apps so they</b> …

Depression

Tesla Solar Roof: Elon Musk Shares Incredible Stats From California

Amanda Tobler has seen strong usage from her roof.<p>The sun is shining in California, and Tesla’s initial batch of solar roof installations are soaking …

Tesla

Solar Loans to Become No. 1 Consumer Finance Solution for Residential Solar in 2018

2018 is the year of the solar loan.Despite rising interest rates affecting all consumer lending, GTM Research forecasts in its latest report, <i>Bringing</i> …

Solar Power

Arizona Ballot Initiative Requires 50% Renewable Energy By 2030 | CleanTechnica

480,464 citizens of Arizona have signed a state initiative to create a state constitutional amendment that would require 50% of electricity to come …

Solar Power

The Cognition Crisis – Future Human – Medium

Our lives on this planet have improved in so many amazing ways over the last century. On average, we are now healthier, more affluent and literate, …

The Brain

The Town That Rations Water by the Hour

ANHUI, East China — When Hui Chunjie moved into her new home last winter, she was delighted. Having grown up in the countryside and lived as a …

Water

BMW confirms all-electric iX3 SUV will be built in China and exported to other markets, signs massive battery contract

When BMW unveiled the all-electric iX3 SUV in Beijing earlier this year, the German automaker’s plan for the vehicle wasn’t clear outside of China.<p>Now they have confirmed that the upcoming new electric vehicle will be built in China and exported to other markets as the automaker confirms a massive …

Automotive Industry

Score another win for the utilities: They stopped progress on SC solar energy

In the closing minutes of this year’s session, I was relieved to see the General Assembly repeal the Base Load Review Act and lower rates for …

Solar Power

Kumamoto Electric to start crypto mining in Japan using excess solar energy

<i>Kumamoto’s sustainable mining venture is one of many proofs against the energy FUD—mining using renewable energy is just far more profitable.</i><p>Japanese …

Renewable Energy

Solar Investment Down Nearly 20% From the First Half of 2017

New data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows a 19 percent reduction in solar financing in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period …

Renewable Energy

India’s fixation with cheap cars is stalling its electric vehicles dream

India’s obsession with affordable small cars could delay the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious plan to only sell electric vehicles (EVs) in the country by 2030.<p>Weaning Indian automobile customers away from low-cost cars to the significantly more expensive EVs will be an uphill task unless the …

Electric Vehicles

The UK Is Going All-In On Electric Cars

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you …

Electric Vehicles

What Do Men Think It Means To Be A Man?

We asked more than 1,600 men whether #MeToo changed their thinking on masculinity.<p>Headlines this year have been rife with allegations of sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Tesla Model 3 US Federal EV Tax Credit — Update | CleanTechnica

The interweb was on fire on Monday July 2 about the possibility that Tesla actually delivered its 200,000th EV in the US in June. US Model 3 …

Electric Vehicles

Beyond the bean: Turning coffee grounds into protein powder

<i>Impact Journalism Day: Today, 50 of the world's leading medias highlight positive innovations that are changing the world.</i><p>The container in the …

Protein

Electric Car Charging Is Misunderstood By Non-EV Drivers | CleanTechnica

A new report from the UK notes that an "impatience barrier" with regard to electric vehicle charging could be due to a major misconception around how …

Electric Vehicles

In the U.S. Southwest, ‘Drought’ Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Drought and wildfires across the U.S. Southwest this summer are a preview of what’s ahead in the decades to come. A shift to hotter, drier weather …

Water

India's 'worst water crisis in history' leaves millions thirsty

From the northern Himalayas to the sandy beaches in the south, 600 mln people face acute water shortage, with close to 200,000 dying each year from …

Water

Higher testosterone levels are apparently driving men to luxury goods

New study suggests men are ‘fighting to establish dominance’ using clothes, cars, and other luxuries<p>A new study published this week by a collaboration of very serious academic institutions has come up with a finding that’s equal parts trivial and amusing: higher testosterone levels in men have been …

Research

Xiaomi’s new $261 electric bicycle prepares to turn the ebike industry on its head

The Chinese company Xiaomi has an impressive line of affordable products, ranging from consumer electronics to sofas. They are no strangers to personal electric vehicles either, having produced a very popular electric bicycle as well as an equally popular electric scooter.<p>And now they are doubling …

Electric Bikes

The AM1 e-bike is a minimalist bike with a boost

<b>It's already blown through its Kickstarter target, perhaps because people are realizing that this is all you really need.</b><p>There is an interesting …

Bike Lanes

Battery-backed solar power to undercut coal in China by 2028: report

<b>Wind turbines or solar panels with batteries will be able to provide on-demand power cheaper than old coal plants in China by 2028, analysts at</b> …

Renewable Energy

Product Review: JLM Energy’s MicroStorage Unit for Home Solar-Battery Price Arbitrage

The team at Cinnamon Solar and Spice Solar have conducted a series of hands-on reviews of commercially available residential battery storage …

Clean Energy

Electric vehicles mean first responders have to deal with battery fires

Electric vehicle batteries can reignite even after the fire is put out<p>Last week, federal investigators reported that the battery of a Tesla Model S reignited twice after the car’s fiery crash in May. This isn’t the first time an electric vehicle battery has caught fire again after being put out. …

Electric Vehicles

Texas to get its biggest solar plant at 315 MW-DC

Texas solar is starting to move. In January, developer 174 Power Global announced a new soon-to-be largest solar power plant for Texas at 236 MW-DC. …

Renewable Energy

Could psychedelics transform mental health?

<b>Think of magic mushrooms and LSD and it's likely that science is not the first thing that springs to mind.</b><p>Psychedelic drugs are more likely to be associated with hippies and the counterculture of the 1960s than people in white lab coats and clinical trials.<p>But that might soon change.<p>Increasingly, …

Psychedelia

‘Farming’ microbes to feed cows could save land a - Anthropocene

Replacing traditional crop-based animal feed like soybeans, with food made from microbes, could save several hundred million hectares of land, a new …

Farming

Residential PV Costs Within Crashing Distance Of $1 In California

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, history was made. The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the requirement that all new homes and low-rise …

Solar Power