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Looking for a happy hour choice that’s as sustainable as it is delicious? Diplomatico Rum may be the answer. This Venezuelan rum is made by one of the only liquor companies in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 certification, a prestigious recognition...
From: EcoSalon | By: Emily Monaco | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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It's borderline offensive
From: Hot Air | By: Matt Vespa | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Advice maven Umbra Fisk has a message (in a bottle) for beach-combers.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Air pollution kills as many as 10,000 people in London each year
From: Time | By: Justin Worland | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The Verge: Elon Musk Now Has a Heavy Metal Tribute Band What sort of music do you imagine Elon Musk listens to when he's looking over SpaceX rocket designs at home? Smooth jazz, perhaps? Some country, or show tunes? No. When Musk is hanging out in his...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a window of opportunity for reaching the mass market, but that window will close if it doesn’t happen soon, according to an IHS Automotive study. While plans are in place to expand fuel cell cars from three on the market...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk predicted Wednesday that half of all new cars will have self-driving technology within 7 to 10 years, while cautioning that the change will threaten the jobs of people who now drive for a living. Speaking at the World Energy...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By David R. Baker | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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India's 280 million cows and 200 million more ruminant animals send 13 million tons of methane into the atmosphere every year. And thus, government scientists are working hard to reduce carbon emissions by making cows less flatulent.
From: Times of India | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The old hypotheses that Persian Gulf energy subsidies were sacrosanct have been overturned, according to a new issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. In recent years, all six Gulf monarchies—Saudi Arabia, the United...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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By Rose Keane When you’re teaching someone, sometimes you never know what’s going to stick. Some people need to hear the information, others might need to read it, but chances are the best way to get someone to remember is to have them try it themselves....
From: Greenversations | By: Kacey Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Tale of 2 tribes: “Climate refugees” vs. EPA victims by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2016 The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: “climate refugees.” It’s the new Green racket. U.S. taxpayers...
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Michelle Malkin | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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In terms of reaching a global climate deal, COP21 was a success. More than 175 countries have since signed the Paris agreement, and hundreds of business have committed to purchasing renewable energy and reducing their carbon emissions. Now what? Beginning...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Judging from the news coverage, you’d think the Syrian conflict was about everyone but the Syrian people. Syrian perspectives have been almost entirely absent from conversations about the refugee crisis, ISIS and the fate of the Assad regime. Robin...
From: In These Times | By: Eli Massey | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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The carbon footprint of concrete can be a whole lot better, if you make it out of carbon dioxide.
From: TreeHugger | By: Sami Grover | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, making it almost certain that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination and...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber and Clayton Aldern | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Break Free protesters release balloons as part of a demonstration against climate change at the Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme in South Wales on May 3, 2016. (Photo: Break Free) For two weeks this May, organizers across 12 countries will participate...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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How one activist is leading a tech revolution for climate justice.
From: Grist | By: Melissa Cronin | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Originally published on Planetsave. The financially troubled international renewable energy pioneer Abengoa, which filed for bankruptcy protection last November, has been granted bankruptcy protection under Chapter 15. This protection has been provided,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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In today's On the News segment: Americans waste enough food to end world hunger; in Florida, a new community is being designed to exist in harmony with the environment; air pollution affects more than just respiratory health; and more. See more news...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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This mobile energy source includes solar panels, battery, and power inverter, all in a single, easy to transport package, for access to clean energy both day and night....
From: TreeHugger | By: Derek Markham | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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A new study suggests climate change may not be as divisive as it seems.
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Government-funded drones to sense gas leaks, looming energy subsidy battles, clean energy's opportunity to go global and more from this week's World Energy Innovation Forum....
From: GreenBiz | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Andalusia Knoll writes that Honduran authorities have arrested four suspects for the March 2 murder environmental activist Berta Cáceres: Two months of international outrage and significant pressure later and the authorities have announced the arrest...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The country may be the world's largest carbon emitter, but China has the potential to become a clean energy leader....
From: GreenBiz | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The US-EU Energy Council on Wednesday stressed the importance of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) and the Southern Gas Corridor for the regional energy system.The council brought together United States and European Union officials, with options to...
From: Novinite | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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I was going through my pile of unread Wall Street Journals over the weekend and found this news story: Scott Patterson, "End of an Era: England Closes Its Last Deep Coal Mine," December 11, 2015. Here's one key paragraph: The...
From: Econlog | By: David Henderson | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Court records show repeated attempts to paint anti-dam protesters as violent anarchists
From: Time | By: Freddy Cuevas and Peter Orsi / AP | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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An American was killed in combat in Iraq, the Czech Republic’s health workers will get raises, U.S. voters headed to the polls, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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The two pilots onboard hope to inspire people by highlighting the importance of renewable energy and the spirit of innovation.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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See the Solar Impulse 2's attempt to make history, and promote solar power.
From: National Geographic | By: Brian Clark Howard | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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(Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday again proposed granting 30-year permits to wind farms that would forgive them for thousands of eagle deaths expected during that time frame from collisions of the birds with turbines, towers and electrical...
From: Reuters | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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America's national bird could be in trouble.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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I will never vote for Hillary Clinton. I just want to make that clear. There will never be a ballot in my name with a checkmark or a hole punched next to the name Hillary Clinton. Or any Clinton. It just isn’t going to happen. People are abandoning...
From: Red State | By: ( | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Large amounts of wind and solar drive down market prices -- a phenomenon known as the merit order effect. And if wind and solar producers are dependent on those market prices for their income, they will also drive down their own revenues.    In other...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Oil still accounts for 35% of all energy consumed in the US.
From: Business Insider | By: Jeff Desjardins | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Clinton made the comment in March while talking about plans for renewable energy
From: Time | By: Katie Reilly | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Let no one say that India isn't doing its bit to fight global climate change: Government scientists are working hard to reduce carbon emissions by making cows less gassy. Consider the numbers: India is home to more than 280 million cows, and 200 million...
From: Free Republic | By: New York Times | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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A team at the University of Michigan has investigated the performance of three different fuels—ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD), diesel fuel produced via a low temperature Fischer–Tropsch process (LTFT), and a renewable diesel (RD), which is a hydrotreated...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Fly the unfriendly skies
From: Hot Air | By: Jazz Shaw | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The grid is changing. The post Solar And Coal Just Passed Major Milestones — In Opposite Directions appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Matthew Yglesias | By: Samantha Page | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Dahr Jamail writes—As Climate Disruption Advances, UN Warns: "The Future Is Happening Now." An excerpt: Each month as I write these dispatches, I shake my head in disbelief at the rapidity at which anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is occurring....
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Speculation can boost prices only to a certain extent in the short-term
From: Time | By: Rakesh Upadhyay / Oilprice.com | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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When the right technology is used, solar energy can do far more than make your dashboard toy nod its head. It can power homes, businesses and, as these 3 record-setting examples illustrate, help us make our way around the globe. Click on the solar-powered...
From: Mashable | By: SunPower | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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To stave off climate chaos, we need to think a lot bigger than halting production on public lands.
From: Grist | By: Clayton Aldern | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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It’s been no secret that over the past few years Sarah and I have adopted a goal of financial independence. Our goal is to reach a point where we can live off of the income from our investments as early as we possibly can. It’s a straightforward...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising...
From: Free Republic | By: Fox News | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The study examined 26 different climate models as well as actual climate data to find the temperature changes expected in 29 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Surprisingly, the world’s driest place, Chile’s Atacama desert, isn’t entirely barren of bold architectural expression, for this vast expanse is home to Auer Weber’s acclaimed European Southern Observatory (ESO) residence. Expansive, arid and...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Monday, May 2, 2016
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For centuries, Peruvian locals have talked about a river in the Amazon that burns so hot it can kill. Peru's mysterious 'boiling river' that burns animals to death. Peruvian geoscientist Andres Ruzo found a river up to 25 metres wide and six metres deep,...
From: MetaFilter | By: adamvasco | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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