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Friday September 6th, 2019 day edition

image for Crops under solar panels can be a win-win

Some plants will burn in direct sun, after all, and so there are plenty of food crops that would be happy to share their space with panels.

Prof. Barron-Gafford et al. focused on dry areas like the American Southwest, where water for crops is limiting and things are projected to get drier.

To test this, the researchers set up three plots for the summer months: one only solar panels, one with only crops, and one with both.

The solar panels, in this case, were built to stand a little over 3 meters off the ground—higher than a typical solar array.

The temperature of the solar panels, though, was about 9°C cooler during the day because of the growth beneath them.

The air was also a little less dry under the solar panels, and the soil dried out more slowly between waterings.

Finally, the cherry tomatoes saw a 65% increase in CO 2 uptake and a 65% increase in water-use efficiency. »

Trump may have committed tax fraud by fabricating a loan to avoid paying income taxes on nearly $50 million

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A bombshell investigation by Mother Jones found that President Donald Trump may have invented a loan to avoid paying income taxes on nearly $50 million.

President Donald Trump may have fabricated a loan to avoid paying taxes on nearly $50 million of income, Mother Jones reported in a bombshell investigation published Thursday.

Trump bought the remaining debt using a corporation and "parked" the money there to avoid paying income taxes on it. »

Conservative groups storm Utah school board to protest students asking ‘spontaneous questions’ about sex

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Several conservative groups packed the Utah Board of Education meeting Thursday to protest a state law that says teachers can answer “spontaneous questions” from students about sex.

The demonstration was organized by the Utah Eagle Forum and Pro-Life Utah.

The protest came just a few months after the state school board gave final approval to a new set of guidelines for what Utah students should learn about sex. »

Adam Schefter auf Twitter: "The Next Chapter: Antonio Brown and GM Mike Mayock got into it Wednesday, and the team is now planning to suspend its star wide receiver, league sources tell ESPN."

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