1) Your math about buying an electric car is probably wrong

 

2) Idaho governor: Climate change is real, and it must be reversed

 

3) The world’s largest roofing company just launched a new solar startup

 

4) This city is using a “Goat Fund Me” to pay for goats to make it safe from wildfires

 

5) A Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

 

 

1) Your math about buying an electric car is probably wrong

 

“A lot of research has shown that American car buyers don’t know much about electric vehicles, and thus they regard them as a novel, unusual technology,” says David Greene, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee. “It’s a well-known theory in market research that the majority of consumers are reluctant to purchase a novel technology.”

Your math about buying an electric car is probably wrong

 

2) Idaho governor: Climate change is real, and it must be reversed

 

Idaho’s collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The 64-year-old Republican sworn into office earlier this month shocked some at the Idaho Environmental Forum by declaring that climate change is real and will have to be dealt with.

 

Idaho governor: Climate change is real, and it must be reversed

 

3) The world’s largest roofing company just launched a new solar startup

 

 

 

If you own a house and replace your roof, there’s a good chance that your contractor may now ask if you want to include solar power–whether you live in Arizona or, say, North Dakota, where solar has been slower to grow. Standard Industries , the largest roofing company in the world just launched a new startup called GAF Energy that aims to drive adoption of rooftop solar. By targeting roofing customers of Standard Industries U.S. subsidiary GAF, the company believes that it can move faster than other solar installation companies.

 

The world’s largest roofing company just launched a new solar startup

 

4) This city is using a “Goat Fund Me” to pay for goats to make it safe from wildfires

 

Understandably, California is very worried about wildfires. Last year, the state suffered its most deadly blaze on record. For Nevada City, a town of 3,100 people right at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, the concern is especially heightened. “There is little need to stress how important it is to the safety and well-being of Nevada City citizens and neighboring residents that we reduce the fire load in our surrounding forests and neighborhoods,” the city’s vice mayor, Reinette Senum, wrote in a GoFundMe that’s now trending quickly toward its goal of $30,000. The fundraiser aims to pool the resources of Nevada City residents to help clear the surrounding forests of brush and reduce the risk of wildfire. And Nevada City wants to do this in both a proven and very cute way: by setting goats loose on the underbrush.

 

This city is using a “Goat Fund Me” to pay for goats to make it safe from wildfires

 

5) A Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

 

Formidable predators stalk the forests between Panama and northern Argentina. They are sometimes heard but never seen. They are small but feisty and have even been documented trying to take down a tapir, which can top out at nearly 400 pounds. Chupacabras? No. Bush dogs. This wild canid is about the size of a Scottish terrier but looks more like a rust-colored wolverine than any Toto you know. Not that you’ll ever see a wild bush dog in person. Even those who have lived their whole lives in these forests are often unable to identify the species from a photograph.

 

A Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

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