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Facebook Never Really Cared About Connecting the World

“Unless, as a new trove of embarrassing internal emails shows, the company could profit from it.”

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret



Beavers return to Italy after more than 500 years



Harvard Study: "Gender Wage Gap" Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women



Killjoy CDC Warns Nation: 'Say No' to Delicious Raw Cookie Dough



Trump Just Achieved What Every President Since Nixon Had Promised: Energy Independence



While You Were Offline: Maybe All Social Media Was A Bad Idea



Macron’s Defeat in Paris Sounds Alarm for Europe



Climate summit language reveals real but hidden agenda



Progressive Minneapolis Just Passed One of the Most Deregulatory Housing Reforms in the Country



Mitch McConnell Appears to Be Killing Bipartisan Sentencing Reform



Australians Should Defy Their Government’s Poorly Considered Surveillance State: New at Reason



Florida Company Sells Ankle Monitors to Parents Who Want to Track Their Teens


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Wind & Sun

The down side to wind power

As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it is vital that the pros and cons of each type are well understood and the environmental impacts of renewable energy, small as they may be in comparison to coal and gas, are considered.

In two papers — published today in the journals Environmental Research Letters and Joule — Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius.
     — Leah Burrows

Remember, the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. This means that wind power and solar power are at best supplemental power sources. There has to be something else to provide baseline power.

Given that, we also need to acknowledge the costs of power sources.
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