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Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's most affordable EV, and more!

Tesla just announced plans to launch its most affordable electric car next month. The Model 3 is expected to cost $35,000 and is set to debut on March 31st -- but it already has competition. Chevrolet showcased the Bolt EV at the start of the year, and Volkswagen confirmed that it's working on the …

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Renewables now second only to coal in generating the world's electricity

<i>Wind, solar and other renewable sources of clean energy are now second only to coal in generating the world’s electricity. Alex Kirby from Climate</i> …

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Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

There has been a sharp plunge in the population of honey bees, which pollinate about 70 percent of global crops, or one-third of food that humans eat including fruits and vegetables, raising fears over food security.<p>Researchers have said the falling hive numbers were caused by threats such as the …

Elon Musk loads up on SolarCity shares after short-seller Jim Chanos slams the stock

Musk, the company's chairman, spent $5 million on 123,519 shares of SolarCity at around $40.48 per share, according to a securities filing.<p>Musk currently owns 20,805,082 shares. SolarCity closed up $3.62, or 8.83%, to end the day at $44.61 per share.<p>Most of the market got clobbered.<p>Chanos, the …

Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict …