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Tokelau Islands Now Use 90% Solar Electric Power

Tokelau_Islands

The tiny South Pacific nation of Tokelau has switched to renewable energy sourced primarily from solar power. Consisting of 4,032 photovoltaic panels and 1,344 batteries with generators running on biofuel derived from coconuts, the $7.5 million Tokelau Renewable Energy Project is considered one of the world’s largest off-grid solar systems. Tokelau, which has a total…

The Sixth Extinction Crisis Loss of Animal Populations and Species

Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.1, Andrés García, Ph.D.2, and Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D.3, 1Instituto de Ecología, Tercer Circuito Exterior S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D. F. 04510, MEXICO. 2Estación de Biología Chamela, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Apartado Postal 21, San Patricio, La Huerta, Jalisco, 48980, MEXICO. 3 Center for…