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In order to reduce emissions, his next portrait will be painted with natural gas. Nagel Photography / Shutterstock Here are two sentences J.E.B.'s never said before that it's nice to hear him say: “The climate is changing, and I’m concerned about...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Monday, April 20, 2015
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ColumnCheck out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace,...
From: EcoSalon | By: Leena Oijala | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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If you’ve ever wondered what impact – if any – your daily recycling or water saving efforts have on the environment, there is a new app that wants to help you keep track of your contribution in a very visual … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
From: NPR | By: Ibby Caputo | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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A reader wonders how to suss out a business's eco-cred. Umbra offers a few conversation starters.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, April 20, 2015
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The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
From: NPR | By: Ashley Ahearn | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Creating material from plastic ocean debris is just one way Adidas is trying to become a more sustainable fashion company. The post Adidas Wants To Make Shoes And Clothing Using Plastic Garbage From The Ocean appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Natasha Geiling | Monday, April 20, 2015
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The Climate Crusader is taking aim at her recycling habit.I subscribe to emails from the David Suzuki Foundation. One that I received last month has really got me thinking. It linked to an article called Five ways to recycle less. As someone who actually...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Clinton hasn't made climate a priority in the past. Will that change in the future?
From: Grist | By: Tom McCarthy | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Apple is more energy efficient than it ever has been, according to a new report.
From: MSNBC | Monday, April 20, 2015
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"Even if 50,000 people shorten their showers, this is a drop in the proverbial bucket"
From: Time | By: kirstensalyer2015 | Monday, April 20, 2015
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What is positive, though, is that the country's GDP increased more than carbon emissions did, indicating that America is doing a little better at decoupling emissions from economic growth. The post Carbon Emissions From The U.S. Energy Sector Are On...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Pierre Delforge, Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, San Francisco: With around 50 appliances, electronics, and miscellaneous electric devices connected to our household electrical sockets, plug-in equipment is responsible for approximately...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Pierre Delforge | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Bob Salinger of Audubon Society of Portland says killing the birds to stop them from eating millions of baby salmon is a diversion from the real threat -- the hydroelectric dams that kill adult fish on their way to spawning grounds and juveniles migrating...
From: OregonLive | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Apple on Monday issued the 2015 edition of its Environmental Responsibility report, trumpeting attempts to reduce the company's contributions to problems like climate change and resource depletion, while admitting gaps in managing its carbon footprint....
From: Apple Insider | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Plugged-in electric vehicles could overload neighborhood transformers and drive up peak demand on already-stressed grids. Or, they could wield their influence in ways that brings the grid into better balance than it is today. So say a host of companies...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Monday, April 20, 2015
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California has met the future, and it really doesn’t work. As the mounting panic surrounding the drought suggests, the Golden State, once renowned for meeting human and geographic challenges, is losing its ability to cope with crises. As a result,...
From: New Geography | By: Joel Kotkin | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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FROM CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ TO CALIFORNIA NIGHTMARE:  Joel Kotkin over at Daily Beast has a great piece explaining how California’s drought crisis illustrates the State’s devolution into a feudalistic society dominated by an oligarchy of super-rich...
From: Instapundit | By: Elizabeth Price Foley | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Joel Kotkin over the The Daily Beast has a has scribbled out the millionth version of the "California is Dying" article--a genre of conservative wishful thinking that turns out to...
From: Washington Monthly | By: David Atkins | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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30 years ago, everyone hopes the world are increasingly sophisticated and politically stable. Today it seems that there have been many technological advances, but the power supply is uncertain. This is partly due to the dynamics of the world have presented...
From: Micro Persuasion | Monday, April 20, 2015
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A satellite that ran out of fuel two years ago is now giving scientists a huge wealth of data.
From: TreeHugger | By: Megan Treacy | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Nebraska Public Power District, the state’s largest electric utility, plans to replace an existing coal-fired boiler at its Sheldon Station plant in Hallam with one that uses clean-burning hydrogen fuel — a move the utility expects to reduce CO2...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, April 20, 2015
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ThyssenKrupp will this week debut dozens of automobile technologies that will help car manufacturers make cars more energy efficient and lightweight, with weight savings of up to 60 percent and cost reductions of up to 10 percent. At the SAE 2015 International...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, April 20, 2015
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From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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We have good reason to be concerned about the potential for nasty climate feedbacks from thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Consider: The Arctic contains huge stores of plant matter in its frozen soils. Over one-third of all the carbon stored in all...
From: Skeptical Science | Monday, April 20, 2015
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NRDC China Team, Beijing, China: Apple Grows Its Own Solar Farms in China | WSJ News that Apple is partnering with SunPower, a major U.S. solar-panel maker, to build two solar power plants in China's southwestern Sichuan province, highlights Apple's...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: NRDC China Team | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Islamabad (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated a $46 billion investment plan in Pakistan on Monday that aims to create direct links between China and the Arabian Sea and boost the sluggish Pakistani economy.Islamabad and Beijing hope the...
From: Business Insider | By: Issam Ahmed | Monday, April 20, 2015
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It's too easy to say that the 1 percent has recently been winning the class war in the United States because it is more powerful, with its control of the mass media, ownership of the major parties and command of the means of repression. In the Global...
From: Truthout | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Let’s say that you and a casual friend meet for lunch two or three times a year, but otherwise have little contact.  One day you would say to the friend “let’s become Batman and Robin and fight violent crime together in Gotham City, trusting our...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Monday, April 20, 2015
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President Barack Obama spent Earth Day 2015 in the Florida Everglades. In his weekly address, he stated once again that the single greatest threat to the planet is climate change, an issue he previously addressed in the yearly state of the nation address...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jinger Jarrett | Monday, April 20, 2015
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Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.” The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate,...
From: Free Republic | By: tampabay.com | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy must be debated.Pirapora, Brazil....
From: Truthout | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for a power frequency regulation project in Hamilton, Ohio. The project will be carried out by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of America will keep their thermostats set at higher-than-desired levels to avoid the dreaded high monthly electric bill,...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Bill Roth | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath Further doubt has been cast over the future of three nuclear reactors under development in the UK, after the discovery of a a potentially catastrophic mistake in the construction of an identical...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The Florida solar market will spin like a top on the heels of a deal indirectly linking the state's FPL utility with global solar cell innovator Hanwha Florida Officially Denies Climate Change, But Could Get More Solar Anyway (Piece Of 1.5 Gigawatt NextEra...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Hungary is required to submit a plan of action to Brussels this year which outlines the guiding principles for the future management of its spent nuclear fuel, Attila Aszódi (pictured), the government commissioner in charge of the upgrade of the countryʼs...
From: Budapest Business Journal | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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U.S. schools are taking great advantage of renewable energy market reforms and incentives. Coming online on April 17, a 2.5 megawatt solar field at Houghton College in western New York is expected to produce over 3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Andrew Burger | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Climate change activist and environmental crusader Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly took six private jet flights in the April-May 2014 time frame. The superstar Hollywood actor spent about $230,000 on these trips that occurred from April 17 through May 31,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Keep your energy bills can be a challenge, especially in the winter months. However, there are many things you can do to make your home more energy efficient, reduce costs and help the environment in the process. Some of these tips require initial capital,...
From: Micro Persuasion | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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An interesting new infographic from “InformationisBeautiful” concerning carbon dioxide emissions and climate change recently came to my attention, and seemed worth sharing. The infographic goes over many, many things, including: the current rate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Al Gore thinks utilities will become like landlines — an option instead of a necessity. Industry experts think “load defection” is a likelier scenario....
From: GreenBiz | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The European Commission has approved Hungaryʼs contract with Russia regarding the delivery of fuel during the upgraded Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant Paks, cabinet chief János Lázár said yesterday, according to state news agency MTI. 
From: Budapest Business Journal | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Solar power and electric vehicles each get a lot of attention amongst their own segments of followers, and there's certainly a lot of overlap there. However, I don't think the combination of the two gets the attention it deserves....
From: TreeHugger | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Graciosa Island in the Azores is the site of a megawatt-scale energy storage system in development by Younicos and Leclanche, a Swiss battery manufacturer. A Leclanche battery system utilizing lithium-ion batteries will provide the energy storage and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Projects that encourage the switch to electric vehicles will now receive further incentive when they include battery-charging from renewable energy sources, after a rule change was adopted this...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The house that architects Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling designed for Chele Isaac and John Neis appears to pop up from Wisconsin’s “driftless area,” an effect that is enhanced by a sedum roof that changes color with the seasons.  Project ...
From: Dwell | By: Luke Hopping | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Islamabad (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Islamabad Monday for a rare visit to unveil a $46 billion investment plan that Pakistan hopes will end its chronic energy crisis and "transform" the country into a regional economic hub.With the...
From: Business Insider | By: Issam Ahmed | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Trainees from ‘major role players’ in the industry set to learn about nuclear power plant engineering, procurement, maintenance and other subjects
From: Mail and Guardian Online | By: Chris Roper | Monday, April 20, 2015
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