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Despite the authentic use of Pink Floyd, the latest episode strained to draw parallels between Soviet recruitment and the civil rights struggle....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm. This essay attempts to place ritual in the context of evolving complex systems, and to offer an explanation for why everything is so ugly and nobody seems to be able to do anything about it. On Boundaries...
From: Ribbon Farm | By: Sarah Perry | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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by Martin Tillier of Oilprice.com Oil’s rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Netanyahu’s narrative is a fabric of lies and omissions.
From: Reason | By: Sheldon Richman | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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This post “Special Situations” and Quirky Opportunities in US Stocks appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Our own Chris Mayer tells Henry Bonner why he sees no big theme in US stocks today -- just hidden opportunities for those who know where to look....
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Henry Bonner | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Recently I returned to Quito after a short trip to the UK, where I attended the aptly named CAOS (the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) conference at UCL. I also got some much needed guidance from my supervisors (Dr Evan Killick and Professor...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: George Byrne at Sociology Lens | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Lawmakers in West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act, which forced utility companies to use more alternative fuels, early this month. The law, passed in 2009, mandated West Virginia to get 25 percent of its...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chairman Jorma Ollila is joining Chief Executive Ben van Beurden in backing efforts to limit carbon emissions ahead of international climate talks in Paris later this year....
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Lisa Suatoni, Senior Scientist, New York: In 2007, when Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Oregon experienced extreme die-offs of baby oysters, the company became the first known economic victim of ocean acidification in the United States. While the...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Lisa Suatoni | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I will preface this article with my standard disclaimer on the Keystone XL Pipeline project: I have no vested interest in the pipeline either way. My interest is in fostering honest debate and discussion on energy policy, and because there has been so...
From: R-Squared Energy Blog | By: Robert Rapier | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Whether it's swapping your car for an electric vehicle, or your natural gas furnace for geothermal heating, transitioning from fossil fuels to electric-powered technology is widely believed to be the best way to lower carbon emissions.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Engineers propose a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to 'low carbon' alternatives may actually increase emissions. Although regions may welcome "green" technology like electric vehicles, high-speed rail and geothermal heating,...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Analysis shows that Russian energy exports are continuing apace, and even increasing
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says up to six years....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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UPS says that it expects its On-Road Integrated Optimization Navigation (ORION) routing system to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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MT @mattkatz00: Released Friday night: $10,678,799.83 for #Bridgegate lawyers,so far pic.twitter.com/Fo9iRSQ7KX — AFTNJ (@AFTNJ) February 17, 2015 Last month the seemingly unending and ever-expanding political vortex known as Bridgegate sucked in yet...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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“If you build it, they will come.” For many, this famous Field of Dreams quote brings to mind images of cornfields, baseball diamonds and hope. While there are no Kevin Costner cameos in ‘The Greenhouse of the future – Abundance and energy autonomy:...
From: Earth911 | By: Chase Ezell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this June 11, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, prior to a trip to Europe for a Group of Eight summit of major Western democracies, where the proposed Transatlantic...
From: The American Prospect | By: Kevin P. Gallagher | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Our sun over the past five years. *Worldwide. Destroying the world that feeds us: shellfish are now threatened. Ocean acidification (OA) is increasing as the oceans try to absorb all the carbon we produce, thus endangering much ocean life. Most vulnerable...
From: Firedoglake | By: KateCA | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The 200 MW solar photovoltaic power project allocated to ACWA Power — which will sell electricity at the lowest price among all solar power projects across the world — has received debt financing.  The 200 MW (260 MWp) solar PV project was allotted...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The US Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding in fiscal year 2015 will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to support feedstock development,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Google is expected to start flying solar-powered drones this year to provide Internet connectivity to people in areas without coverage or where coverage would benefit from a signal boost. The idea is that a very light solar-powered drone could stay aloft...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The EU has been urged to start getting serious about drone ownership, and the House of Lords EU Committee has suggested that it starts by creating a register of everyone who owns a drone in Europe. The BBC reports that new measures are being considered...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Almost four years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, farmland remains contaminated with higher-than-natural levels of radiocesium in some regions of Japan, with cesium-134 and cesium-137 being the most troublesome...
From: PhysOrg | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $12.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0001285) for a new technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The US-based solar energy company Rayton Solar recently came to my attention, and more importantly, its claim that it has developed a technology and approach to creating solar panels that’s “60%+ cheaper and 25% more efficient than the industry...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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PR maestro Richard Berman serves the interests of the wealthy, but he’s just one cog in a machine. The attack on Obama's power-plant rules illustrates how....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Not every startup in Silicon Valley is focused on social networking or enterprise collaboration. On Tuesday at the Launch Festival in San Francisco, several companies stood in front of an audience full of tech enthusiasts and declared that the future...
From: Business Insider | By: Jonathan Fisher | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate change action....
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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As both countries get more serious about cutting pollution and building up clean energy capacity, coal feels the brunt....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The Indian Government’s aggressive policies and ambitious capacity addition targets have helped it jump to the best rank in market attractiveness in the renewable energy sector in at least about two years. The latest edition (PDF) of Ernst & Young...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Located a few streets down from the U.S. Capitol, the historic Dunbar High School was founded in 1870 as the nation’s first public high school for African Americans. The school was partially demolished in 1977; however, Perkins Eastman used the original...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Developing countries are taking small yet definitive steps to reduce subsidies and implement taxes on fossil fuels, with Ghana being the latest to have taken a decision in the same direction. The President of Ghana has announced that the levy on petroleum...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Environment secretary Liz Truss scrapped solar subsidies in favour of biomass despite years of working to cut subsidies to biomass, documents reveal. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) secretary has been a vocal opponent...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Kyla Mandel | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The sun-drenched South invites the solar PV to make itself at home, preferably before federal subsidies might expire in 2016....
From: GreenBiz | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Czech company Skoda JS won a CZK 1 bln (€36.4 mln) contract to upgrade the safety system of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, company spokesman Jan Stolar said yesterday.
From: Budapest Business Journal | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Western steelmakers have long complained that their Chinese competitors operate under a different set of rules. FREE Download: The Monthly MMI® Report – covering the Renewable Energy metals market. Mills run by Nucor and Steel Dynamics legitimately...
From: MetalMiner | By: Stuart Burns | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Iran's nuclear ambitions, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The speech has caused a considerable flap, with Democrats criticizing it as an unprecedented affront...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.: It seems that when the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is dealt a blow, the talk of a deal in exchange for its going forward picks up a notch. Suddenly pundits and others feel free...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Danielle Droitsch | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Last month, we predicted that one of the country’s big vertically integrated solar companies would make a move into the energy storage business this year by acquiring a U.S.-based storage company. Here’s the first.  On Thursday, solar (and wind)...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says show potential for use in refugee campsA prototype toilet has been launched on a UK university campus to prove that urine can generate electricity,...
From: The Guardian | By: Rebecca Smithers | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Online option is cheaper than warehouses Shutterstock Experts say buying in bulk can bring you savings, but if you look beyond discount retailers and go straight to the source, you can find better deals. Sites to explore for bargains More in finance...
From: Wallet Pop | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top state planning agency pledged on Thursday to accelerate policies to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle overcapacity in polluting industrial sectors....
From: Reuters | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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OPINION: Apple recently announced a $850 million investment in solar energy. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Google have all invested big in renewable energy....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress was conceived as a political stunt, and it is hard to imagine commentators resisting the question of how the event is playing. We are likely to hear a great deal about how many Democrats show up, how often...
From: New Yorker | By: Bernard Avishai | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Cities and industry have a dynamic and interdependent relationship that has long profited both. Industry provides jobs, and cities bring people, knowledge and innovation. But with escalating greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution taking a major...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jigar V. Shah | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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In his speech to Congress today, the Israeli prime minister must present a realistic alternative to President Obama's vision for an Iran nuclear deal....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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China's top state planning agency will continue to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle longstanding overcapacity problems in polluting industrial sectors, it said in its annual report on Thursday.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A Washington State police-shooting case has a long history
From: Time | By: Lily Rothman | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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