Cape Town Is Set to Run Out of Water in Less Than One Hundred Days

A three-year drought has caused water supplies to dwindle in the South African city of Cape Town. Based on the current trajectory, the city will likely have to shut off municipal water on April 21, after which residents will need to visit collection sites for their daily water allowance.

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Can Molten Salt Make 24-Hour Solar Energy Possible?

Clean energy companies like SolarReserve want to prove molten salt can aid solar power electricity any time of day. The potential is there, but the price of generating power and the importance of energy storage must be addressed.

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Fracking Is Among the Most Harmful Forms of Energy Production, Study Finds

A new study by U.K. scientists examining the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of fracking ranks the controversial practice seventh amongst a pool of nine energy sources. The study could prompt similar research in the U.S., the only nation currently fracking on a major scale.

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