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Alaska Air Group collaborating with ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen powertrain for 76-seat zero-emission aircraft

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ZeroAvia announced a development collaboration with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, for a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional aircraft in excess of 500 NM.

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Tesla engineers travel to ‘New Zealand, Alaska and beyond’ to test vehicles in winter conditions

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Tesla engineers recently traveled to New Zealand and other cold climates to test the vehicles for winter conditions. The post Tesla engineers travel to ‘New Zealand, Alaska and beyond’ to test vehicles in winter conditions appeared first on TESLARATI.

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20 airlines commit to use new technologies to minimize climate impact; Target True Zero

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Twenty airline members of the World Economic Forum’s Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The Target True Zero initiative will address the role novel propulsion technologies like electric and hydrogen aviation can play in the transition to an aviation system with true zero climate impacts.

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Rosneft and ExxonMobil expand strategic cooperation in Russian Arctic and Alaska

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Rosneft and ExxonMobil will expand their cooperation under their 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement ( earlier post ) to include an additional approximately 600,000 square kilometers (150 million acres) of exploration acreage in the Russian Arctic and potential participation by Rosneft (or its affiliate) in the Point Thomson project in Alaska. It is estimated that Point Thomson contains approximately 25% of the known gas resource base in Alaska’s North Slope.

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ICCT: US domestic airlines show modest improvement in fuel efficiency since 2010, top performers Alaska and Spirit widen lead

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Alaska Airlines had the most efficient US domestic operations in both 2011 and 2012, the same position it occupied in a 2010 benchmark assessment published by the ICCT last year. Alaska and Spirit have widened their lead over other airlines since 2010, the study found, by deploying advanced aircraft and other technologies as well as through more efficient operations practices. Airlines’ in-use fuel efficiency is directly related to aviation’s climate impact.

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UAF installs ocean acidification buoy in Alaska waters; first such in high-latitude coastal sea

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A new set of buoys in Alaska waters will help scientists understand how climate change may be affecting the pH level of northern seas. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) researchers placed the first buoy last month. Other moorings have been deployed with ocean acidification sensors, but this is the first complete package in Alaska. This is the first dedicated ocean acidification mooring to be deployed in a high-latitude coastal sea.

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Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

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Interpolated surfaces showing the change in mean annual temperature across Alaska for three different time series: 1949?2009, Demonstrating that the use of different time scales, reference dates, and statistical approaches can generate highly disparate results in climate reports, scientists at the University of Alaska Anchorage argue that careful use of these tools is critical for correctly interpreting and reporting climatic trends in Alaska and other polar regions.

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Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. California refineries have increasingly turned to foreign sources of crude oil as production in California and Alaska has declined.

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Effects of Global Warming

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Some places, like Alaska, suffer the effects of global warming more than others.and the rest of the us depend on places like Alaska to keep OUR climate stable

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Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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The ninth annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics—finds that the state’s ambitious climate policies have allowed for considerable economic growth, with California outpacing the growth of other states during the recovery period following the Great Recession. Therefore, it is critical that the next generation of climate policies be designed to deliver steeper reductions.

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BOEMRE releases study on incorporating climate effects into oil-spill risk analysis for Arctic

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released a new report evaluating how climate change may affect the environmental conditions measured and used in mathematical modeling for oil-spill trajectory analysis in the Arctic region. As we make decisions regarding potential energy development in the Arctic, we need the best scientific data available to understand the impact of the changing climate.

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Global Ice Age Climate Patterns Influenced by Bering Strait

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In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature may have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait—which separates the US and Russia by only 90 kilometers (56 miles)—helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years. The global climate is sensitive to impacts that may seem minor. As the climate cooled because of changes in Earth’s orbit, northern ice sheets expanded.

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US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

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ZeroAvia raises $35M more to accelerate development of 2-5MW hydrogen powertrain; United invests

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United joins an already announced new investor, Alaska Air Group ( earlier post ), in this round, alongside existing investors Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, AP Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Summa Equity, and Shell Ventures. As it moves closer to commercialization of its hydrogen-electric technology, ZeroAvia ( earlier post ) has secured a new raise of $35 million to help develop its 2-5MW zero-emission powertrain system for regional aviation.

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Neste supplying sustainable aviation fuel to three major US airlines for flights from SFO

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Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The low-carbon and high-quality fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.

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US designates Graphite One Project as “High-Priority Infrastructure Project”

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announced that it received notice on 15 January 2021 that its Alaska-based Graphite Creek Project has been designated a High-Priority Infrastructure Project (HPIP) by the US Government’s Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Committee (FPISC). Canada-based Graphite One Inc.

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EGEB: British secret service is spying on countries’ polluting actions

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The head of the UK’s MI6 says it checks that industrial nations are “playing fair” on climate change promises. Oil production in Alaska reaches lowest level in more than 40 years.

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Universal Hydrogen secures additional $62M in financing to accelerate first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft to 2022

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Universal Hydrogen has secured a substantial commercial order pipeline, including previously-announced LOIs from Icelandair, Air Nostrum, Ravn Alaska, and ASL Aviation Holdings.

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Obama issues Executive Order establishing Arctic Executive Steering Committee to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic

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President Obama issued an executive order establishing the Arctic Executive Steering Committee to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies and to enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies, offices, State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

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Senators Sanders, Boxer propose legislation to institute GHG price on large stationary sources and remove support for fossil fuel industries

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The proposal was drafted as two measures, the Climate Protection Act —which sets the carbon price and finance programs for sustainable technologies—and the Sustainable Energy Act —which ends federal support for fossil fuel companies and research and extends tax incentives for renewables. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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NRC report projects sea level off most of California will rise at slightly higher rate than global average; lower rate for Oregon, Washington, NorCal; variety of factors affect outcome

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fingerprints) of melting of ice from Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica; and vertical land motions along the coast. The output of GCMs (global climate models) was used to project the steric contribution (primarily thermal expansion) to global sea-level rise over the three time frames. Climate Change Climate modelsProjected sea-level rise off California, Oregon, and Washington for 2030 (blue), 2050 (green), and 2100 (pink), relative to 2000, as a function of latitude.

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US DOE to award up to $20M for research on methane hydrates

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Clearly, methane hydrate has a significant role in the global carbon cycle, and it is gaining recognition as an important player in global climate processes and climate change. DOE-Alaska cooperation on unconventional resources. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy will be responsible for developing R&D opportunities in Alaska and providing scientific expertise and resources in support of projects.

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EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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Factors such as size, population density, available fuels, types of businesses, climate, all play a role in both total and per capita emissions, the EIA noted. tonnes/person) and Alaska (54.6 Climate Change Emissions Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report, State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2010.

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Study Finds East Siberian Arctic Shelf Showing Instability and Widespread Venting of the GHG Methane; Releases May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated

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A section of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane (CH 4 ) is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the gas, according to the findings of an international research team led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov. That, combined with the sheer amount of methane in the region, could add a previously uncalculated variable to climate models. Top left.

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5 phase SRM motors

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I don't think the ambient temperature matters much, because all modern EV motors run high enough power density that they need active (normally liquid, often oil) cooling; their internal operating temperature can get pretty high, even in a temperate climate. When the internal temperature of the motor is more than hot enough to boil water, it doesn't matter much if the ambient temperature is typical of Alaska or Arizona. Quote: Originally Posted by brian_.

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Does the US Senate Have The Balls To Stand Up For Your Children? Not Without YOU Forcing Them To

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Here on the local scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles our local elected officials are doing their homework, understand the tipping point we now stand upon and are acting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by completing their carbon inventories and creating Climate Action Plans to get us to the safe zone of 350 ppm of CO2. But this half-assed step is world’s better than no step, or more delay while the climate reaches the point of no return.

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EPA proposes new rulemaking for sharp cuts in methane emissions from oil and gas industry

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EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analysis estimates the value of cumulative net climate benefits from the proposed rule, after taking into account the costs of compliance as well as savings from recovered natural gas, is $48 to $49 billion from 2023 to 2035—the equivalent of about $4.5

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Looking good inDEED!

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Community Partners include Climate Action Reserve , Forth , and Virginia Clean Cities. Thomas, to an EV Show and Tell in Waco with our Heart of Texas chapter and an EV Earth Day in Alaska with Juneau EVA. More Drive Electric Earth Day events than ever before; EVA chapters get funding.

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EV Readiness Index Study shows which U.S. States are most prepared for an electrified future

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The Index ranks each state on a weighted scale, scoring between 1 and 5 points based on five factors: favorable state legislation and incentives , EV penetration, Charger-to-Vehicle ratio, public charger availability, and climate suitability. Alaska – 8.00 – 1, 1, 1, 3, 1.

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FAA selects 6 sites for unmanned aircraft systems research for integration into US airspace

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In selecting the six test site operators, FAA said it considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience and risk. In selecting the test sites, the legislation mandated that the FAA, in consultation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense, consider geographic diversity, climatic diversity, location of ground infrastructure and research needs in choosing the sites.

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Tesla Model 3, Y HVAC systems under ‘Issue Assessment Investigation’ in Canada

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Canada are currently under an “Issue Assessment Investigation” by Transport Canada for a potential issue with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) during operation in cold weather climates.

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US House Members Introduce Bipartisan Disapproval Resolution to Block EPA Regulation of GHG; Mirrors Murkowski Resolution

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US Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) When Congress passed the Clean Air Act, it never gave EPA the explicit authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions for the purpose of stopping global climate change. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Expansion of sugarcane crop in Brazil to areas previously occupied by crops or pastureland leads to local cooling

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A new study led by Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology has found that the expansion of sugarcane crop in Brazil in areas previously occupied by other Brazilian crops cools the local climate. The study is published in the second issue of Nature Climate Change. The research team, led by Carnegie’s Scott Loarie, is the first to quantify the direct effects on the climate from sugarcane expansion in areas of existing crop and pastureland of the cerrado, in central Brazil.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Support for this use of allowance value stems from the idea that the climate-regulating services of the atmosphere are a common property resource. Perspective by Brian J.

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NOAA: global combined land and sea temperatures 22nd warmest on record for February, 17th warmest for Dec-Feb period

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While the contiguous United States just experienced the fourth warmest winter on record, the globe experienced its 22 nd warmest February since record keeping began in 1880, according to the latest State of the Climate report from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. 2012 selected climate anomalies and events. Warmer-than-average conditions occurred across nearly all of Canada and Alaska, the eastern half of the United States, southern Greenland, and north central Russia.

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Our EV warrior

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Mexican border to the Canadian Yukon and into Alaska. I discovered that in British Columbia and the Yukon, and also Alaska, you can actually find electricity easier than gasoline.” EAA board member Guy Hall fights the good fight every day.

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NOAA: US records warmest March, precipitation above average

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Record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the US, contributing to the warmest March on record since 1895 for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its monthly State of the Climate report. Of the more than 1,400 months (117+ years) that have passed since the US climate record began, only one month, January 2006, has seen a larger departure from its average temperature than March 2012.

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ICL, CMU study associates PM2.5 air pollution in US with >30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy

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Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to new research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University. excluding Alaska and Hawaii) between 1999 and 2015.

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New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

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Between 2004 and 2008, multi-year ice cover shrank 595,000 square miles—nearly the size of Alaska’s land area. Tags: Climate Change Polar ICESat measurements of winter multi-year ice cover in the Arctic Ocean between 2004 and 2008, along with the corresponding downward trend in overall winter sea ice volume, and switch in dominant ice type from multi-year ice to first-year ice. Credit: Ron Kwok, NASA/JPL. Click to enlarge.

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ULA Atlas V rocket launches NOAA, NASA weather satellite

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GOES-T is a powerful weather satellite that will be responsible for monitoring weather patterns and improving forecasts across the Western United States and North America, including Alaska and Hawaii.

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InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

With the pandemic, with climate change issues coming to the forefront, with a change in Administration, there’s just incredible interest in EVs right now.” DEED road rally in Juneau, Alaska. Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance.

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Advantage EV

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Gas and diesel vehicle owners in cold climates face reduced mileage, frozen fluid lines, dead batteries, and long warm-up periods. Electric vehicles are popular in cold climates. Driving electric can be a plus in cold weather.

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Arctic oil on life support

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As drilling technology advances, conventional oil reserves become harder to find, and climate change contributes to melting sea ice, the Arctic has moved up on the list of priorities in oil company board rooms. That had companies moving north: Royal Dutch Shell off the coast of Alaska; Statoil in the Norwegian Arctic; and ExxonMobil in conjunction with Russia’s Rosneft in the Russian far north. by Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com. Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years.

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