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Do we really know how much electricity it takes to fast-charge an EV?

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Do we really know how much electricity it takes to fast-charge an EV?

 

Does it really require this much electricity to fast-charge an EV? Here's something to think about before going all electric.

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How 'modern-day slavery' in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy

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How 'modern-day slavery' in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy

 

 

A report through NPR, published last February, said, "'Smartphones, computers and electric vehicles may be emblems of the modern world, but, says Siddharth Kara, their rechargeable batteries are frequently powered by cobalt mined by workers laboring in slave-like conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.'"

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Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success

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Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success

 

 

Phys.org reports, "Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success" and suggests the missing ingredient. 

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Research investigates potential of neem seed oil as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-derived oils

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Research investigates potential of neem seed oil as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-derived oils

 

Research in the International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering has investigated the potential of neem seed oil as a sustainable bio-lubricant to replace conventional petroleum-derived oils.

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How Private Property Can Solve Ocean Pollution

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How Private Property Can Solve Ocean Pollution

 

Andrew den Boggende, an undergraduate student and researcher at Florida Southern College posits, "Property rights, or the exclusive ability of someone to own, use, exchange, and/or gift property, have become one of the fundamental legal pillars of the modern world, yet they are mysteriously absent from the realm of oceans. No one truly owns, or is even allowed to purchase, property in the ocean. As a result, nobody has any incentive to preserve or cultivate the waters themselves.

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