Harbour Air and magniX announce successful flight of FIRST electric commercial airplane 10DEC2019

Inaugural flight is the first step in becoming the world’s first all-electric commercial fleet VANCOUVER, British Columbia – December 10, 2019 – Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline and magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, today announced the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. The successful flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de …

“This Boeing-Backed Company Is Planning to Make Electric Airplanes”

https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/news/a28540/boeing-backed-electric-plane-fly-2020s/ This story appears in the July 2018 issue.  As experimental prototypes, electric airplanes have been around for decades. But the nagging question remains: Will they ever be commercially viable? Zunum Aero thinks so. It has 20 full-time employees and 20 contract workers spread across facilities in Kirkland (software operations) as well as Chicago and Indianapolis (electric manufacturing …

Error Correction Means California’s Future Wetter Winters May Never Come

Correcting for the double-ITCZ bias, a persistent error in many climate models, reveals that future U.S. Southwest winters will be drier than expected Brendan Bane, PNNL RICHLAND, Wash.—California and other areas of the U.S. Southwest may see less future winter precipitation than previously projected by climate models. After probing a persistent error in widely used models, …

“The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey I: Design and First Results”

Recently, Dr. Buzz Aldrin featured a FACEBOOK post of a SPACE.COM article on this Australian research paper (below). It raised many questions amongst his readers, not the least of which, "where is American leadership in this rapidly developing science?" What this shows is when a country - in this case Australia - is determined to …

“Smokey the Beaver: beaver‐dammed riparian corridors stay green during wildfire throughout the Western United States

Emily Fairfax Andrew Whittle First published: 02 September 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2225 Corresponding Editor: Nancy F. Glenn. Ecological Applications, Volume 30, Issue 8 "Abstract "Beaver dams are gaining popularity as a low‐tech, low‐cost strategy to build climate resiliency at the landscape scale. They slow and store water that can be accessed by riparian vegetation during dry periods, …