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Snook Are Moving North, and Scientists Want to Know Why

Scientists are studying the migration patterns of this Florida sportfish to protect its habitat
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Snook, a popular tropical sportfish, can weigh as much as a Border Collie and grow as long as four feet. They have silvery scales, two tall fins on their back and a protruding lower jaw. And until recently, catching one in North Florida would be unlikely.

With fewer winter freezes during the last 20 years, the fish have slowly expanded to rivers and parts of the Gulf of Mexico that were previously too cold to call home.

COVID-19 Didn't Stop Energy-efficient Improvements at Schools in Indiana

Noblesville Schools installed LED lights for big energy savings while schools were closed
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While remote digital learning during the pandemic has challenged parents, teachers and students, it opened the door for energy-efficient improvements on school campuses.

With no classrooms to disrupt for multiple months, schools have had a unique opportunity to make updates that students and teachers have been able to benefit from since returning to campus.

Noblesville Schools in Indiana jumped at the opportunity.

Duke Energy Awards $375,000 in Grants to South Carolina Tutoring Programs, Education Initiatives Impacted by Pandemic

Funding supports after-school and summer programs that mentor students while improving literacy skills. Grants also address social justice, racial equity needs in K-12 education.
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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced the recipients of $375,000 in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to South Carolina organizations that will fund tutoring and reading programs in underserved and minority communities to combat learning gaps created by the pandemic.

The funds will also support environmental education programs for Title 1 schools and culturally relevant professional development, particularly as it pertains to racial equity in education.

From Meter Reading to Power Grid, Jessica Hendrickson Is Driven to Excel

Her transmission construction crews in Florida are building a stronger grid for growth and clean energy
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Jessica Hendrickson has been a donut shop owner, real estate agent and meter reader, and before each career change, she asked herself the same question.

“Why not?”

Her curiosity and drive led her through a 20-year utility career to her current role as manager of Duke Energy’s transmission construction projects in Florida. She leads seven crews that work on the highest voltage lines, biggest substations and heaviest equipment to build a resilient grid for the company’s 1.8 million customers in the state.

Duke Energy Donates Nearly $35,000 to Community and Environmental Programs in Oklahoma

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Foundation has awarded nearly $35,000 in grants through its Duke Energy Renewables fund to schools, community enrichment programs and wildlife rescue organizations in Kay County, Washington County and Payne County, Okla.

How Cicely Hart Pursued Leadership Through Engineering

Duke Energy vice president became an engineer because she loved math but stayed with it to lead others
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On Cicely Hart’s first day as an engineer at Duke Energy, she thought past the technical and wondered, “How can I be a leader?”

Twenty years later, Hart is vice president of region support for Duke Energy’s Midwestern service areas, including parts of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and she’s committed to sharing what she’s learned about leadership with others. She’s responsible for health and safety protocols, several engineering functions, workforce development for lineworkers and other crews, and project management for grid improvement.

Southeast's First Nuclear Plant Is Generating Clean Energy at Age 50

Robinson Nuclear Plant in Darlington County, S.C., marks anniversary with plans to continue generating reliable, carbon-free energy
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Robinson Nuclear Plant was a trailblazer as the Southeast’s first commercial nuclear plant.

The plant started generating electricity 50 years ago, and Duke Energy is planning for it to continue producing reliable, carbon-free energy for at least another 30 years.

6 Women in Leadership at Duke Energy Share Career Advice

For Women’s History Month, they want to inspire other women to keep going
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March is Women’s History Month, so we asked women at Duke Energy what they wanted to know about how to advance their careers. Then, women in leadership roles responded to their questions.

Leading on Climate and Transparency

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Today, Duke Energy is taking an important step in our efforts to provide insight into our political advocacy on climate change by releasing a report on the major trade associations with which we participate and how their views on climate align with ours.

Duke Energy Partners With Five Other Utilities to Push for More Electric Vehicle Charging for Customers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Six major utilities today announced a plan to ensure electric vehicle (EV) drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highways in the South, Midwest, Gulf and Central Plains regions.

The Electric Highway Coalition – made up of Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Entergy Corporation, Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority – will enable EV drivers seamless travel across a broad portion of the country through a network of DC fast chargers.

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