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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth Written by  Zahid Sardar Photos by  Ian Allen October 20, 2014A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses. David Easton, a pioneer in the field...
From: Dwell | By: Kelsey Keith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The pulse of green building design through the world of real estate is undeniable: a small but swelling sector of homes and offices in New Orleans and around the world generate their own power, chip away at humanity's carbon footprint and...
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The Girl Scouts USA has just ended its 53rd Convention amid sharply declining membership numbers, serious financial problems, cookie boycotts due to the organization’s known ties to Planned Parenthood, and now, the threat that those who want the...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Katharine McCormick, Midwest Advocate, Chicago: Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth! Last week Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy, the largest utility in the state, plans...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Katharine McCormick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This is going to get messy. Because everyone loves an absolutely devastating restaurant review, here are some choice bits from The Guardian's most read story this weekend — now at 550 comments and counting — in the form of Jay Rayner's Sunday Observer...
From: New York Magazine | By: Clint Rainey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A group of clean energy advocates continued the drumbeat against Gov. Rick Scott's on Monday and delivered more than 92,000 signatures urging him to develop a strong plan for Florida to meet the requirements of the EPA's Clean Power plan....
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Monday, October 20, 2014
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An analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk showed that while natural gas covered 44 percent of the energy generation left by the fall of coal, it only contributed to 30 percent of the ensuing drop in carbon emissions.The post Renewables And Efficiency Made...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Collectively, the past six months have been the hottest since humans started keeping track of global temperatures. Last month was the warmest September humans have recorded, according to both NASA's Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index and the National...
From: Business Insider | By: Chelsea Harvey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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By Brian Palmer REDD (n.): A climate change mitigation strategy that involves paying landowners or the governments of developing countries to leave forested land undisturbed. It is an acronym for “Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.”...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Brian Palmer | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Most prominent Republican politicians who are not willing to talk about the science of climate change are extremely willing to talk about the science of Ebola. The post Politicians Who Say ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ On Climate Offer Their Advice On...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Monday, October 20, 2014
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One of the last northern white rhinos in the world died in Kenya this weekend, leaving the species on the brink of extinction, with only six animals left. While other species of rhinoceros, such as the southern white rhino, still roam, all five species...
From: Business Insider | By: Christina Sterbenz | Monday, October 20, 2014
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"It’s time we put a clean power plan in place for Florida that cleans up dirty coal fired power plants."The post Floridians Deliver 92,000-Signature Petition Urging Gov. Rick Scott To Cut State Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco: (This blog is cross-posted with Ben Serrurier at Climate Solutions) When the organization purporting to represent “small business” conducts an analysis attacking climate...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Simon Mui | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The EPA on Friday issued a rule that reduces the domestic production allowances for HCFC-22 to the lowest level ever and proposes a complete phase-out within five years. HCFCs, or hydrochlorofluorocarbons, are a class of refrigerants that are damaging...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions....
From: GreenBiz | By: Jessica Shankleman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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When the EPA released its highly anticipated draft rule to slash carbon emissions from existing power plants in June, it signaled the beginning of a contentious, multi-year process of review and implementation -- if it actually gets implemented. The...
From: Greentech Media | By: Julia Pyper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
From: PhysOrg | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Walton Shepherd, Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C.: The Staff of Virginia’s SCC made befuddled comments to the EPA last week that assumes Virginia would achieve their easy carbon emissions goal in the single most expensive (and absurdly unnecessary)...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Walton Shepherd | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Girl Scouts is facing sharp declines in both adult volunteers and youth membership. Just days after the end of the Girl Scouts USA 53rd annual convention, talk has once again turned to the possible splintering of the longstanding organization. The Girl...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This is the most delightful restaurant review I've read in quite awhile. In it, Jay Rayner disembowels the "hilariously silly" London restaurant Beast and its presumed clientele, "men with teeny-weeny penises". I have no idea how to pick just one of...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: Millions of people in Southern California were under an excessive heat warning a few weeks ago. The Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled outdoor sporting events and more than 100 San Diego...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Frances Beinecke | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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US commercial buildings can reduce carbon emissions through a range of everyday measures — not a “silver bullet,” CBRE tells Reuters. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. Residential and commercial buildings account...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Professor Jim Skea recently told the BBC that cutting the E.U.'s carbon emissions only 40 percent by 2030 would leave its member countries poorly positioned to reach 80 or 95 percent by 2050.The post IPCC Vice-Chair Says Europe’s Planned 2030 Emission...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Amsterdam’s main airport has enlisted the aid of 167 Tesla Model S taxi cabs Amsterdam Airport Enlists 167 Tesla Taxis was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown, who’s running an aggressive campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), is attacking her over her support for an energy tax he says would cause energy rates to spike. “For...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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