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Space observations help monitor toxic algal blooms that affect shellfish in Maine. Photo: Henry Zbyszynski CC-BY-2.0 (Flickr).

Maine Benefits From Space Observations: Will Congress Axe Them?

, senior climate scientist

The U.S. House of Representatives appropriations committee approved of a budget that, according to figures my colleague Hannah Nesser calculated, includes over a quarter cut from NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Systems Acquisition funding compared to previous fiscal year enacted level.  What exactly is on the chopping block for this and other cuts to NOAA and NASA?  Are any vital to key economic sectors in Maine?

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Photo by Erika Spanger-Siegfried
NESDIS/NOAA
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The State of the Electric Car Market in 4 Charts and Graphs

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

I’m guessing that over the past 3 months (or more), your news feed has been dominated by election-related stories. So you may have missed the recent good news about the electric vehicle (EV) market in the United States. To bring you up to speed (and provide a brief break from election hullaballoo) here are 4 graphs that explain what’s been happening in the world of EVs. Read more >

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The Science of Car Sharing: Can Shared Vehicle Services Reduce Transportation Emissions?

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

I’m a fan of car sharing services. But to what extent do they increase, or decrease, global warming pollution? Read more >

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Here are the Top 5 New Clean Cars for 2017

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

In the market for a new car that can save you money on fuel and cut your emissions? Here are some of the top clean cars scheduled to hit showrooms in 2017. Read more >

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How Oregon Can Fill Up On Clean Fuels

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

Something big is brewing in Oregon. No, it’s not a new IPA from Portland-based Bridgeport Brewery—though that sounds delightful. It’s the next phase of Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program, a forward-thinking regulation that requires transportation fuel to get steadily cleaner on average, ultimately achieving a 10 percent reduction in carbon emissions per unit of fuel in 10 years. Extending this rule is a big deal because approximately one-third of Oregon’s greenhouse gases come from transportation, and Oregon has the in-state resource potential to produce significant amounts of clean fuels. Read more >

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