Sea Level Rise Could Sink Internet Infrastructure

Sea level rise may be coming for your Internet. The first ever study to look at the impact of climate change on the Internet found that more than 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable in U.S. coastal regions will be underwater within 15 years and 1,000 traffic hubs will be …

Wisconsin Businessman Creates Fund for Solar Energy

A Wisconsin businessman has created a fund that awards grants to nonprofits trying to move toward solar energy. Milwaukee Public Radio reports that Cal Couillard created Solar for Good, which awards the grants with the help of the advocacy group RENEW Wisconsin. Couillard is president of Componex, an Edgerton-based manufacturer. …

Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market Reach

Sunrun, one of the United States’ leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. The California-based company bills itself as the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services …

Wisconsin’s Next Step to Suppress Climate Science

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled government may be moving to control state-produced scientific research and tamp down emphasis on climate, according to a new report. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal contains an item that would dissolve the science services bureau within the Department of Natural Resources and …

25 US Cities Commit to 100 Per Cent Renewable Power

There are now 25 cities and towns in the US committed to sourcing 100 per cent of their power from renewables, after Madison in Wisconsin and Abita Springs in Louisiana both agreed last week to draw up plans to reach the target. Following respective city council votes, both cities have …