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Earth Narrowly Avoided Huge Solar Storm In 2012

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March 19, 2014
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The coronal mass ejection could have knocked out power, positioning and communications systems the world over. Video provided by Newsy


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Meant to Fly? The World's First-Solar Powered Airplane

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FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) — Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first intercontinental flight connecting Switzerland to Morocco in 2012, a coast-to-coast flight across the United States is planned for the summer of 2013. In honor of the two visiting pioneers piloting this innovative airplane, Bertrand Piccard and Andrι Borschberg, swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland are pleased to invite you to a reception and briefing on Solar Impulse. Join them to learn how the Solar Impulse project is making leaps in new materials, energy and weight optimization, even production processes, and how it is setting new milestones in aviation history. All of that while serving as an ambassador of renewable energy
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Raw: Yosemite Rescue Caught on Video

Raw: Yosemite Rescue Caught on Video

AP (June 10, 2014) — Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video. (June 10) Video provided by AP
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Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) — 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in 2010, the project Solar Sister has now provided almost 32,000 Ugandans with solar technology - and trained women as saleswomen. They're earning a living, helping their community and protecting the environment. In the course of ten years, a solar lamp saves over 600 liters of kerosene and that means CO2 savings of 1.5 tons. Solar Sister hopes to have helped save 10 million tons of CO2 over the next ten years.
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Tropical Storm Iselle Hits Hawaii

Tropical Storm Iselle Hits Hawaii

AP (Aug. 8, 2014) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as weakened Tropical Storm Iselle. The storm knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees. (Aug. 8) Video provided by AP
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