Valley Regional Transit in Idaho to purchase 8 Proterra Catalyst electric buses and charging systems; leasing batteries

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Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Idaho has agreed to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW plug-in charging systems. VRT is Proterra’s first customer in Idaho and the first transit agency in Idaho to bring electric buses to its community. Proterra vehicles are now in 42 US states and Canadian provinces, with buses operating in diverse climates and terrains from coast to coast.

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Idaho National Laboratory low-energy electrochemical process could eliminate need for steam cracking of hydrocarbons

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A team of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers, with colleagues at Georgia Tech, has pioneered an electrochemical process that could eliminate the need for high-energy steam cracking. In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Energy and Environmental Science , the researchers suggest that their study provides a disruptive approach for petrochemical manufacturing, shifting the paradigm from thermal chemical practice to a clean energy regime.

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Dynexus licenses Idaho Lab’s IMB technology for forecasting battery health

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The 2011 R&D 100 Award-winning Impedance Measurement Box (IMB) was invented by INL’s Energy Storage Group in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with support from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. Under an exclusive licensing agreement, Dynexus Technology will commercialize INL’s embedded wideband impedance technology for analyzing and forecasting the health, aging and safety characteristics of advanced energy storage devices.

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U-M teams with Argonne, Idaho national labs to study potential energy savings of connected vehicles

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U-M, with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, won a three-year, $2.7 Idaho National Laboratory will consult on the project to provide guidance about data collection and analysis. The University of Michigan is working with two US Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently. million grant from DOE to fund the research.

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DOE to support possible siting of NuScale-designed small modular reactor at Idaho National Lab

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that an agreement has been reached to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site. This Site Use Permit has been granted to Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ( UAMPS ) to support possible siting of an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) project within the boundary of DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site.

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Live in Idaho and Want an Electric Car? You're In For a Long Wait

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According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present. If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? Worse still, Nissan won’t be even making its all-electric Leaf available in the state until

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Live in Idaho and Want an Electric Car? You're In For a Long Wait

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According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present. If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? Worse still, Nissan won’t be even making its all-electric Leaf available in the state until

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OriginOil and Idaho National Lab to develop direct conversion of algae into renewable crude oil for existing oil refineries

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the developer of a technology to extract oil from algae, plans to co-develop an integrated system with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for direct conversion of raw algae into a renewable crude oil that can be used by existing petroleum refineries. OriginOil, Inc.,

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US DOE Offers $2B Conditional Loan Guarantee for Front End Nuclear Facility in Idaho

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The $2-billion loan guarantee will support AREVA’s Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho, which will supply uranium enrichment services for the US nuclear power industry. The Idaho Falls facility will use advanced centrifuge technology instead of the more energy-intensive gaseous diffusion process.

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Idaho National Laboratory Co-Sponsors Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Conference

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The Idaho National Laboratory co-sponsored a conference in Seattle just weeks ago titled, "Beyond Oil: The Sustainable Communities Initiative." The focus of the conference was to discuss the future of electric vehicles and their related infrastructure. Those in attendance for the event included more than 300 individuals including at least 50

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Idaho National Lab Nominates Supercritical/Solid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production for R&D 100 Awards

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Idaho National Laboratory has nominated its supercritical/solid catalyst for biodiesel production from waste fats, oils and greases for the R&D 100 Awards. scaled SSC in a successful demonstration of the technology at a pilot plant in American Falls, Idaho. The lab also nominated medical imaging from better radioisotope production, and significantly improved gun sight optics. INL has won 41 R&D 100 Awards since 1986.

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Exide Technologies, SRNL and University of Idaho to Collaborate to Advance Lead-Acid Battery Chemistry

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Exide Technologies entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the University of Idaho to develop and commercialize improvements on lead-acid battery technology for applications including hybrid electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. The chemical engineering team at the University of Idaho, led by Dean Edwards, Ph.D.,

Solar-powered prototype could be the road of the future

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Idaho-based Solar Roadways came up with [.]. Green credentials Federal Highways Idaho renewable road solar power Solar RoadwaysRoads which have the power to melt snow and ice or power the vehicles which run on them could be a step closer as US firm Solar Roadways announces it has been granted $750,000 from the Federal Highways Administration to produce a prototype version of just such a road.

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Plug-in hybrids clock up one million miles

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Thanks to the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity at the Idaho National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy has now clocked up one million miles under its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle testing. Speaking about the testing results obtained so far, Jim Francfort from the Idaho National Laboratory talked about how driver behaviour, changing frequency and environmental conditions could all impact the vehicles’ efficiency and miles per gallon results.

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DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

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That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. The results from the U.S. Department of Energy lab are based around the. Charger charging Fast Charging

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INL cuts fuel consumption by 20 per cent

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Idaho International Laboratory (INL) is celebrating some remarkable fuel consumption figures having reduced its fuel use by 20.2 Tags: Green cars Latest news cutting fuel use fuel consumption Idaho National Laboratory per cent during the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2009. In all this amounts to 167,000 gallons less than during the same period in 2006 with INL pointing to four key tactics that have helped achieve the success.

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Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

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Idaho-based Solar Roadways aims to do just that, and is crowdfunding a project to manufacture its interlocking solar panels on a wider If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult. But what if you could take existing infrastructure and put it to other uses?

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UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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Using traffic and collision data collected from California, Idaho and Maine, the researchers found that wildlife-vehicle conflict has declined by 21-56 percent from early March to mid-April, following government stay-at-home orders. Traffic on all roads in Idaho decreased up to 63% during the study period. large wild animals were killed daily by vehicles in Idaho.

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New Flyer selected for the State of Oregon Transit Bus Cooperative Agreement

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We are excited to continue supporting Oregon’s leading transit agencies in delivering sustainable, accessible, and efficient transportation solutions, and also look forward to expanded mobility in the states of Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. New Flyer of America Inc.

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Critical Materials Institute manufactures magnets entirely from US-sourced rare earths

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CMI member institution Idaho National Laboratory sourced the raw materials and refined the oxides; CMI Industry member Infinium produced the metal ingots from those oxides, which in turn were processed into magnets at CMI’s home research institution at Ames Laboratory. The research team consisted of Critical Materials Institute researchers Ikenna Nlebedim from Ames Laboratory, Scott Herbst from Idaho National Laboratory, and Matt Earlham from Infinium.

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ExxonMobil to invest up to $100M over 10 years on lower-emissions R&D with US National Labs

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The agreement will stimulate collaborative projects between ExxonMobil and the two laboratories and facilitate work with other national laboratories, such as the Idaho National Lab. ExxonMobil will invest up to $100 million over 10 years to research and to develop advanced lower-emissions technologies with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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DOE selects 7 projects to accelerate adoption of performance-advantaged biofuels; Co-Optima

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Sponsored by EERE’s Vehicle Technologies and Bioenergy Technologies Offices, Co-Optima partners include ANL, PNNL, NREL, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and more than 20 university and industry partners. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects for awards totaling $1.94

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DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office to award $8.5M to 7 small business R&D projects

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This process was developed initially by Idaho National Laboratory with funding from the Critical Materials Institute. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will fund 49 new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects across 23 states, totaling nearly $53.4 million in funding.

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INL researchers develop high-performance oxygen electrode for PCEC cell; high-temperature electrolysis

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Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed a new electrode material for a protonic ceramic electrochemical cell (PCEC) that can efficiently convert excess electricity and water into hydrogen. —Hanping Ding, a materials scientist and engineer for Idaho National Laboratory’s Chemical Processing Group.

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11 states assessing fees on EV owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes

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Idaho is the only state that has a fee for conventional hybrid electric vehicles (without a plug). Eleven states currently assess fees on electric vehicle owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes, according to the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Highway maintenance has traditionally been funded from a combination of Federal and state taxes collected at the fuel pump.

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region.

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Global Green Cars Announces New Kentucky Production Plant

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Global Green Cars, a partially owned subsidiary of Utah based Green Star Products, recently announced plans to move its operations to Williamsburg Kentucky from the current location in Idaho. The company reportedly plans on completing the transition of its personnel and operations by October 2009.

Pacific Ethanol to implement corn oil technology at its Stockton ethanol plant

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Pacific Ethanol provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, primarily in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. The facilities in operation are located in Boardman, Oregon, Burley, Idaho and Stockton, California, and one idled facility is located in Madera, California. Pacific Ethanol Inc.

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Wood to jet fuel alliance to hold first annual meeting

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NARA is an alliance of researchers, educators and economists from universities, businesses, and non-governmental and governmental institutions dedicated to help create a sustainable residual woody biomass to biojet fuel and value added co-products industry in the Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana region. Additional supply-chain coalition communities will be established in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. At 5.7%, Idaho led the nation with the largest unadjusted single-state traffic percentage increase compared to the same month a year earlier, followed by Utah at 5.5% US driving topped 2.4

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Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and TDK R&D Corporation, along with the US Department of Energy (DOE), automotive companies and suppliers have completed bench testing to support the SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954. Idaho National Lab and TDK has provided invaluable bench data to validate SAE J2954 Wireless Power Transfer. Idaho National Lab has successfully validated SAE TIR J2954 on the bench for test systems provided by the industry, which is an important milestone.

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

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DOE Critical Materials Institute rare-earth recycling invention licensed to US Rare Earths

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The membrane solvent extraction system, invented by CMI partners Oak Ridge and Idaho national laboratories, is the first commercially licensed technology developed through the CMI. Co-inventors of the technology are ORNL’s Ramesh Bhave and Daejin Kim and Idaho National Laboratory’s Eric Peterson.

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DOE Vehicle Technologies Program presents an Electric Vehicle Quarterly Discussion webinar

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The speaker will be Jim Francfort, from Idaho National Laboratory; the webinar runs from 1:00-3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, 15 December 2010, the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program will host a webinar focusing on community deployment of electric vehicles. This Webinar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders, industry representatives, and Program staff to discuss partnership opportunities and technological challenges related to electric vehicle infrastructure.

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PNNL/INL team assesses costs and GHG LCA for converting biomass to drop-in fuels via fast pyrolysis and upgrading

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A team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Idaho National Laboratory has evaluated the process economics and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the conversion of 11 biomass feedstocks to produce transportation fuels via fast pyrolysis and then pyrolysis oil upgrading via hydrodeoxygenation.

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Co-Optima team publishes details on its boosted SI engine research and figure of merit

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Co-Optima partners include ANL, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LLNL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NREL, ORNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, SNL, and more than 20 university and industry partners.

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Chevrolet Volt owners surpass half a billion electric miles; 63% of overall driving in EV mode

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In an independent study conducted between July and December 2013, Volt drivers who participated in the Department of Energy’s EV Project managed by Idaho National Labs totaled 1,198,114 vehicle trips of which 974,692, or 81.4%, were completed without the gasoline-powered generator being used. Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles since the vehicle’s launch in 2010.

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DOE to fund national laboratories to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

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Idaho National Laboratory. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting proposals from the National Laboratories and industry partners that pursue radical innovations for American battery manufacturing leadership. Under this opportunity, DOE will directly fund the National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that solve engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies.

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Western Hydrogen produces first hydrogen from Molten Salt Gasification pilot plant

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The MSG process, under license from Idaho National Laboratory, uses a combination of molten sodium salts (sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide) to convert a carbon feedstock and water into hydrogen. Following six years of testing at the Idaho National Laboratory, the pilot plant was constructed to demonstrate the technology’s reliability in a large-scale production facility. Molten Salt Gasification Process. Click to enlarge.

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to accelerate PEV adoption by developing electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

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NanoSteel and AK Steel deliver next-gen advanced high-strength steel to GM

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NanoSteel was born out of six years of research conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls and funded by internal INL grants, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Department of Defense. NanoSteel has conducted on-going research and development at the company’s R&D laboratory in Idaho Falls to build upon that foundational technology.

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DOE awarding $16M to 54 projects to help commercialize promising energy technology from national labs

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Idaho. Idaho. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This first Department-wide round of funding through the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) will support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving 52 private-sector partners. Among the selected technologies are a number addressing advanced vehicle and transportation needs.

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Phantom road study shows road noise degrades habitat

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A study by researchers at Boise State University in Idaho has found that road noise degrades habitat that is otherwise suitable, and that “ the presence of a species does not indicate the absence of an impact. Their paper is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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