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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"FOR your freedom and ours" was a motto used by Polish rebels who fought in various uprisings against the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires between 1830 and 1849, both in Poland and in Hungary and Italy. Their intent was to build a coalition of nationalist...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Too many city rooftops are barren, grey, and boring. Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who works with the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. is out to change that. Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These...
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Orwig | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where community gardens are more commonly called allotments....
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
From: BBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have secured concessions on carbon emissions reduction targets for Ireland.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, October 24, 2014
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No objections raised to Ireland’s proposal to make concessions for agriculture
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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San Francisco based NextGen Climate Action Committee, the political arm of the non-profit climate change group founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is one of several liberal groups providing manpower and financial resources to help a robust...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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TODAY reports: The Ministry of The Environment And Water Resources has questioned the methodology used in the WWF report, and stressed Singapore’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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European Union leaders hope to agree on tough cuts for carbon emissions during a two-day summit that ends Friday. The talks in Brussels promise to be difficult - and they are only part of the agenda that includes fighting Ebola and turning around the...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Bryant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit—and Congressional inaction on both matters—could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Wind energy had a huge year...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike G | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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AATA Architects first carefully selected the site location and building orientation to the sun in order to minimize the cabin's energy consumption. Special attention was also given to the windows, which were strategically located to allow as much sunlight...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This comes after Cuomo took heat for his administration's involvement in editing and delaying a study on fracking that had been commissioned in 2011.The post Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager, City Energy Project , Santa Monica, CA: On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kimi Narita | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines global economic trends and associated challengesFor Immediate Release | October 23, 2014 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors:     Journalists may obtain a complimentary copy of "Global Economy...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On Wednesday, three major companies announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. The post Cheap Solar Power Just Became An Employee Benefit For More Than 100,000 People appeared first...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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At the base of the Blue Ridge, a battle is brewing over a massive pipeline designed to pull shale gas to the Atlantic Coast....
From: Grist | By: Mason Adams | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Novelis has opened China’s first plant that produces heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet — a key material in lightweighting vehicles to help automakers reduce carbon emissions. Each 10 percent weight reduction can result in a 5 to 7 percent fuel...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as “gutter oil” in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The National Bureau of Economic Research points out the connection between climate change and ... bar fights?
From: Grist | By: Sara Bernard | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment....
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Friday, October 24, 2014
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An European deal on curbing carbon emissions yielded a rare concrete input on Friday (Oct 24) to UN climate talks but developing countries and observers said the contribution was not ambitious enough to revive a process hamstrung over who should do what...
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the early delirious days of 2009, when liberals everywhere were streaming tears of joy at the end of the Bush reign and the beginning of a new era under...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The latest fusion breakthrough comes not from that Asian/Mexican place down the block, but from Lockheed Martin. You’re wise to keep your expectations low....
From: Grist | By: Ellie Johnston | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Democrat in the Maine Senate race is the greener candidate, but environmental groups are still supporting Collins....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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European bloc agrees to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030
From: Financial Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Another round of UN climate change negotiations are taking place in Bonn. READ MORE The post Why the Bonn Climate Talks Matter appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mythili Sampathkumar | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We’ve had plenty of time for the discussion of the EPA’s new green energy initiatives and carbon restrictions to sink in to the American collective consciousness. (Even if it does get shoved out of the news on a daily basis.) It’s also been made...
From: Free Republic | By: horair.com | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.: A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Pete Altman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The EU's aim to curtail carbon emissions by 40 percent and boost green energy's share in the mix by 27 percent, adopted Friday, can also be accomplished by Bulgaria, President Rosen Plevneliev said. Plevneliev, who is attending a European Council meeting...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 24, 2014
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C.A.T. Inc. (formally Canadian American Transportation, Inc.) has signed a full-service lease agreement for 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors. This is Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Canada and its largest single natural...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Environmentalists' dream created to capture site and zero carbon footprint goal....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, October 24, 2014
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That screaming hysteria you hear is the sound of everyone in New York being EXTREMELY TERRIFIED!!! or at least making jokes about being EXTREMELY TERRIFIED!!! because Ebola is real now. (You know the rule: It’s real when it happens in New York. The...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Eco Pod is a new modular home created by the UK-based company Echo. The tiny home measures 96.8 square feet and can lend itself well to a variety of living arrangements. A standalone Eco Pod can be used as a home office, or extra guest bedroom. The...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, October 24, 2014
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EU leaders vow to slash carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 but do not impose national renewable energy targets...
From: Telegraph | By: Emily Gosden | Friday, October 24, 2014
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