Earth911 Inspiration: Ansel Adams on Our Reliance on Nature

November 1, 2019 by  
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Nature photographer Ansel Adams captured the beauty of the world … The post Earth911 Inspiration: Ansel Adams on Our Reliance on Nature appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Yosemite Installs Largest National Park Solar Array

August 8, 2011 by  
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Yosemite National Park is known for El Capitan and the breathtaking views captured by Ansel Adams, but visitors may soon remember another sight from their trip.  Yosemite has installed the largest solar power array of all the national parks with a 672 kW system that will provide 12 percent of the park’s power needs. Installed by Suntrek, the system consists of a 500 kW solar canopy over a parking lot, a 100 kW rooftop array on a warehouse and a 72 kW wall mounted array, all located within the park’s maintenance and administrative complex.  The whole system is made up of 2,800 solar PV panels. The $4.5 million installation will save the park $50,000 a year on energy costs and the park also expects to receive $700,000 in energy rebates from PG&E over the next five years. This is something I’d love to see more of.  While no one wants to see our national parks overrun with solar arrays, it is very fitting to install them at administrative or visitor centers where electricity is used.  National parks exist to conserve and protect the most amazing parts of our land, so renewable energy seems to be ideal for providing their electricity. Head over to SolarWorld’s website , the maker of the panels, to see some cool photos of the project. via Treehugger

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Elizabeth Carmel’s Spectacular Sierra Nevada, Captured Before Global Warming Changes it All (Slideshow)

February 22, 2010 by  
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“Winter Sunset, Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe.” Photograph by Elizabeth Carmel . In the 1930s, famed photographer Ansel Adams ‘ images of the Kings River region of the Sierra Nevada helped protect the area as a national park.

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