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One of the early inspirations for creating the Manual for Civilization was an email I received from Lewis Dartnell in London asking me for information on a book he was writing inspired by James Lovelock’s “Book for all Seasons”.  The idea was...
From: The Long Now | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Alyssa Battistoni in Jacobin (Illustration by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan): [I]nternational disparities have, of course, long presented a challenge to those concerned with both domestic and global justice: how to acknowledge that America’s poor are wealthier...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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It’s hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.The Gross Society: We’re...
From: Miller McCune | By: Richard Heinberg | Friday, April 18, 2014
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From Poland to Portland, here are 14 festivals to visit this year
From: Time | By: Melissa Locker | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The US Navy just announced that it knows how to turn seawater into fuel. With this remarkable technology that processes seawater into fuel – that will cost about the same as gasoline – the Navy may have just issued Big Oil its discharge papers. The...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dawn Papple | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Robyn Purchia | Friday, April 18, 2014
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'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planetIkea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate...
From: Free Republic | By: The Telegraph | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The new meatballs roll out next year. Following its dark horse meatball days of 2012-13 and its subsequent announcement of "farm to fork" traceability standards, Ikea says it'll roll out brand-new vegetarian (but not vegan) meatballs next year to offset...
From: New York Magazine | By: Hugh Merwin | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Earth Day is next Tuesday! Whether going green and reducing your daily carbon footprint is second nature to you or you're new to the whole recycling deal, it's never too late to start. Here are 13 eco-friendly freebies and deals to celebrate Earth Day...
From: SavvySugar | By: Euna Park | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We still need a ton more renewable energy in order to combat climate change, but the good news is that renewable energy is picking up the pace....
From: TreeHugger | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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It's all a matter of how the issue is framed and what values activists appeal to....
From: The Atlantic | By: Sean McElwee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.
From: Huffington Post | By: Michael Shank | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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British Airways is teaming up with Washington D.C-based Solena Fuels to spin garbage into jet fuel in a project called "GreenSky" (via Jalopnik). Solena is using something called plasma gasification to convert 551,000 tons of waste into gas. It will...
From: Business Insider | By: Alyson Penn | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Brazil is trying to offset carbon emissions caused by the 2014 Soccer World Cup it is hosting in June by offering owners of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games, according to Reuters. Carbon emissions generated...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Bill Opalka | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Megan RieszThe Brooklyn PaperYou can save the Earth and have an earth-shattering time doing it. Everyone’s favorite sex-toy shop Babeland is giving away solar-powered vibrators...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Megan Riesz | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Originally published in the ECOreport. As a result of recent Californian legislation, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved the residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Though commercial PACE is available throughout...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I'm working on setting up a remote timelapse waterproof system for a long term project. The idea is to have it on solar power. I'm currently playing with the CHDK firmware on a Canon PowerShot Elph 130. I'm also using a MiFi and Eye-Fi SD card. The CHDK...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Pat | Friday, April 18, 2014
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In 2003 writer Eli Lake declared that the neoconservatives were the “most influential wing in the current administration,” and that those empowered neoconservatives were chiefly responsible for the expedited time table to launch what would become...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Brushing off the wintery blues and shifting into the season of blooms, GM employees from our Toledo Transmission facility recently planted 700 trees at the site of The Battle of […]The post Planting Roots for our Future appeared first on FastLane....
From: GM FastLane | By: Brad Marley I GM Sustainability Communications | Friday, April 18, 2014
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From Boston to Salt Lake City, cities are banding together to combat the biggest demand for energy and source of carbon emissions....
From: GreenBiz | By: SustainableBusiness.com | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A paper published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B by the University of Waterloo's Qing-Bin Lu last year claimed that solar activity and human chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions, not carbon emissions, could explain the observed global...
From: Skeptical Science | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Originally published on Renew Economy. Analysts at French-based energy components company Schneider Electric have concluded that extending or expanding Australia’s renewable energy target would lead to lower electricity prices, lower carbon emissions...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Federal loan guarantees for renewable energy, which spurred the development of massive projects like the recently completed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California – and roiled the 2012 elections – are emerging from hibernation. More...
From: Clean Techies | By: 3BL Media | Friday, April 18, 2014
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  Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Friday, April 18, 2014
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By Jason Bittel Everywhere you go, there you are: A new study by federal scientists has discovered that even animals deep in our nation’s protected areas can be loaded with mercury. The researchers looked at sport fish caught in remote areas of Yellowstone,...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Jason Bittel | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The longer we wait to act on climate change, the more it will costby David AtkinsNaked self-interest is by far the biggest reason for failure to act on climate change. Most major corporations don't want any short-term reductions to their bottom lines,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: thereisnospoon | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone Technical Note 444 http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/... is a farse...... Why you ask? Because it doesn't answer a simple question....what happens when the "Dry Lake" is no longer dry????
From: Free Republic | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Obama administration signaled its shame* over a nakedly political decision to indefinitely delay the Keystone Pipeline by burying the news on Good Friday afternoon. The decision was bought and paid for by wealthy green ideologues and green energy...
From: Free Republic | By: AmericanThinker.com | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Originally published on Desmog Canada. By Carol Linnitt If you’ve come across any of the recent headlines on the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, you’re probably feeling pretty low. The doom and gloom...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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As announced the other day, TalkSolar and CleanTechnica have teamed up for TalkSolar’s second season. The first show was on Thursday (shows are broadcast live on Thursdays at noon EST / 9 am PST on BlogTalkRadio). Since it was the first show of the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Originally published on ENERGY.GOV. Washington D.C. — In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation [this week] for innovative renewable energy and energy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The future of domestic renewable fuel production could be a bright one, if the work of Algenol is scaled up to commercial levels, because the company can already produce continuous yields of 8000 gallons of algae biofuels per acre per year, without using...
From: Ecopreneurist | By: Derek Markham | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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NBCUniversal is recognizing Earth Week with a new energy awareness campaign called “Lights Off. Screens On.” during its seventh annual “Green is Universal” initiative. NBCU properties will actively promote the campaign during its shows, asking...
From: Variety | By: Nikara Johns | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station personnel and area public safety agencies will be tested at the end of this month to determine how prepared they would be for a terrorist attack on the reactor.
From: Cape Cod Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Rent-seekers in the Massachusetts renewable energy industry are “raising alarms” about abundant, clean hydroelectricity from Quebec.
From: American Thinker | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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By attaching photoswitching molecules called azobenzene to a template of carbon nanotubes, scientists have designed a 'solar thermal fuel' that can release heat on demand....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Our test kitchen manager breaks down the tricky world of cooking in season.The post How to Cook Out of Season and Source the Best Ingredients, According to Our Test Kitchen Manager appeared first on Bon Appétit....
From: Bon Appetit | By: Rochelle Bilow | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A bill to impose a surcharge on Oklahoma homeowner's solar panels passed in an 83 to five vote. Is it part of a nationwide trend by utility companies?
From: MSNBC | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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MIT scientists argue that nukes can be tsunami-proofed by towing them out to to sea. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In one of its more bizarre attacks against the political right, Thursday morning the left-wing Politico published a lead splash containing nearly 3500 words of smoke pretending to be breaking news of a scandal that involves conservative Tea Party groups...
From: Big Journalism | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Filed under: New York Auto Show, Hatchback, Audi, Diesel, Luxury Every get the feeling that automakers aren't really listening to what it is that you want in an automobile? Well, Audi is. Following what it calls "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support,"...
From: Auto Blog | By: Noah Joseph | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Originally published on Shrink That Footprint. By Lindsay Wilson The IPCC just released its third assessment report on mitigating climate change. I’ve spent the morning reading the full summary, and to help you save a little time I’ve whittled it...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Shrink That Footprint | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Ken Munson, CEO of Stockton, Calif.-based startup Sunverge Energy, doesn’t want you to think of his company’s product as a “battery in a box,” backing up a roof full of solar panels -- even if that’s one very accurate way to describe what it...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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With the Raspberry Pi, a programmable credit card-sized computer, British computer scientists sought to rekindle garage innovation. What would young students do with the power of computing if they could buy a computer for just $35 and access all of its...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Cameron Scott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This week’s Smart Infrastructure roundup features the impact of IoT on data centers, a new state-of-the-art data center in Florida, and the story of a pharmaceutical company that turns to one smart storage solution provider for virtualization technology....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A wind farm developer has applied to erect turbines taller than Dublin's Spire along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Tioga Energy Inc, the California company that installed and maintained solar power systems on public schools, libraries and other municipal government buildings across the county, has been failed for near a year to cover all of the payments on the authority's...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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From: Deseret News | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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