Rare Two-Headed Snake Nicknamed ‘Double Dave’ Is Found in US

Scientists have named a rare two-headed snake Double Dave after it was found in a forest in the US state of New Jersey. The baby timber rattlesnake was discovered last month by environmentalists from the Herpetological Associates group, who study endangered and threatened reptiles. The name Double Dave was coined …

After Plastic Straws, Are Balloons Next To Go?

We get it. Balloons are fun and make great decorations. But we hate to burst your bubble—balloons can be a big problem when they are deliberately released into the environment. The litter is not only a blight on landscapes, waterways, trees and power lines, but balloons and balloon strings can …

Tech Giant Microsoft Signs Largest Corporate Solar Agreement in the U.S.

Microsoft has announced the single largest corporate purchase of solar power ever seen in the U.S., signing an agreement with sPower to add 315 MW of electricity via two solar projects in Virginia. Microsoft has been powered by 100 percent renewable electricity since 2014. In 2015, the tech giant joined …

Vivint Solar Continues Expansion With Move Into Virginia

One of the United States’ leading residential solar installers, Vivint Solar, has continued what is turning out to be an impressive year of expansion, by announcing that it has expanded into the state of Virginia. At the beginning of the year, Vivint Solar only operated across 14 states, but that …

Dominion Energy Buys Virginia Solar Power Facility, Plans to Purchase Another

Dominion Energy acquired Clarke County Solar, a 10 MW solar power facility in Clarke County, Va., from the project’s developer, an affiliate of Chicago-based Hecate Energy. The company also announced plans to purchase a 20 MW solar farm under construction in Northampton County, Virginia – also from developer Hecate Energy …

Cube Squares Hydro Acquisitions

Cube Hydro Carolinas has closed a deal to acquire four hydro plants totaling 215MW from Aluminium manufacturer Alcoa Corp. The four projects – High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows and Falls – are located on the Yadkin river and are expected to produce nearly 800,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year. Cube …