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For some reason–perhaps laziness or force of habit, or engagingly alarmist (‘new records for traffic misery!’) press releases, media outlets across the country dutifully report as fact the whatever new congestion ‘study’ the Texas A&M Transportation...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: djw | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.  Sun, Aug 23 Extreme weather events of 2015: Is climate change to blame? by Freya Palmer, Responding to Climate Change (RTCC), Aug 21,...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A green energy company claims to have built a battery that fits inside an iPhone 6 and gives the phone a week's worth of power....
From: CNN | Friday, August 28, 2015
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From: AOL Television | By: Jacob Kerr | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid. These...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, August 28, 2015
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While we've made some strides already toward a clean-energy future, we risk leaving much of the population behind...
From: Salon.com | By: Peter Finocchiaro | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now. . . Writing from Beijing,...
From: TV Squad | By: Nathan Gardels | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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First off, this article is not about some miracle diet pill that will do all the work for you. Most of these pills are dangerous, and even if they are the current fad, they are later found to cause serious health side effects, as in the case of fen-phen,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Denzel Hammett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It’s 2015. We’ve got internet. We’ve got tablets. What's next, flying hover boards?  Speaking of future - what planet do we want to leave for generations to come?  From this world we call home to our own small 'worlds', you can easily incorporate...
From: Earth911 | By: Jessica Oaks | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In a previous post I explained some of the considerations in deciding to use a map in data visualisation, and went into detail about mapping points and heatmaps. In this second part, taken from the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University,...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Friday, August 28, 2015
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UNEXPECTEDLY: The Green Energy Scam Exposed by . . . Berkeley!?!
From: Instapundit | By: Sarah Hoyt | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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quot;...Right now, India is moving strongly on Solar Energy. In Ghana, the $535 million MCC grant Ghana could develop nearly 535MW of electric power from Solar Energy in four (4) geographically separate locations, or more. Or, use some of all that billions...
From: Modern Ghana | By: Modern Ghana | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.
From: Politico | By: Tony Romm | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Barack Obama is about to leave on a historic journey that could affect Americans for generations to come - he'll become the first sitting American President to visit the Arctic to observe Alaska's rapidly melting glaciers. This trip, coming on the heels...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Betsy Rosenberg | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g., for weatherizing homes,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Introduction The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies. An eventual sea level...
From: AOL Television | By: David H. Bailey | Friday, August 28, 2015
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His reluctance to accept the existence of sea level rise comes as Louisiana is being swallowed by the sea. The post Former FEMA Director Who Oversaw Katrina Does Not Accept Sea Level Rise appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Matthew Yglesias | By: Emily Atkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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I've had an insatiable wanderlust since a young age, but, in recent years, have begun to search for adventures that will keep my carbon footprint to a minimum. Thus, began my love affair with Montréal. A city of islands in the Saint Lawrence River,...
From: AOL Television | By: Soledad Haren | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. The current renewable energy auction (First Energy Reserve Auction), which took place yesterday, August 28, 2015, was a crowded one. It included the competition of more than 11.26 gigawatts (GW) of potential capacity,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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What would you say to a person who told you that you could retire at age 30, never have to work again, and still live a comfortable life, all on a normal salary and without winning the lottery? You’d probably call them crazy. Of course that’s not...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is quickly becoming America's drink of choice. The average person in the United States now consumes more than 35 gallons of bottled water per year, according to data from market research firm Beverage Marketing...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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If not now, then when? This is the defining moment when corporate America needs to stand up and publicly show leadership on confronting the biggest threat to our prosperity and social cohesion -- climate change. Like a cornered wild animal, the fossil...
From: AOL Television | By: Jo Confino | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco: Senate Pro Tem Kevin De León and Governor Jerry Brown, together with a host of other state leaders, have made cutting the state's need for petroleum in half, expanding renewables, and increasing...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Simon Mui | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2 emissions, the Dutch railways are on track to...
From: Inhabitat | By: Katie Medlock | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Researchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm industry avoid protected golden eagles. Wind turbine blades kill up to 100,000 birds per year, which is admittedly a small percentage compared to those killed by your cat......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Can’t get enough clean electricity reading? Here’s more! Solar Solar + Electric Transport = Huge Social Implications Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates Obama Just Picked The Customer’s Side Against The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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In 2015, only about 23 percent of Kenya's 45,500,000 people have access to electricity, and this problem is particularly pronounced in rural areas of the East African country, where electrification drops to a staggering 4 percent. It's clear that the...
From: Urlesque | By: Nicole Ghio | Friday, August 28, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: More than two-dozen California companies this week added their support to California's Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350, De León and Leno), which would...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Alex Jackson | Friday, August 28, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There will never be another Warren Buffett. But there will eventually be another chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway , the one-time hedge fund Buffett has turned into an operating colossus. Who Buffett will pick -- and what...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Friday, August 28, 2015
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By Will Nicol Solar panels are one of the brightest methods of obtaining clean energy — especially given their energy source — but how exactly do they work in the real world? Here’s a brief rundown. The post Stealing Apollo’s chariot: the inner...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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GUEST: Tech giant Facebook recently announced plans to bring Internet access to areas where many people have never touched a computer before — using solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles as Wi-Fi hot spots. The potential of these uniquely mobile hot...
From: VentureBeat | By: William O’Connor, Morrison & Foerster | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Even before the first scene in Kabir Khan’s “Phantom”, there is a long, hastily narrated disclaimer using all sorts of legalese about how the film does not allude to any person, dead or alive. But once the movie gets underway, you realise that...
From: Reuters | By: Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Where electrical power is concerned, it seems quite difficult for many people to grasp the importance of peak versus average demand and of  peak versus average supply. A letter in today’s WSJ argues in favor of solar power, noting that “unlike large...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: David Foster | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Disappointment doesn’t stop backers from offering new promises
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Originally posted on Solar Love. The Department of Energy and Petrochemicals has released a new solar policy for the Indian state of Gujarat which aims to scale up solar power generation to 10 GW by 2020. The new policy (called “Gujarat Solar Policy-2015“)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Sometimes, it's the easiest thing in the world to figure out just how dumb a person is. For instance, here are two sentences from a letter from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the world saddest animated giraffe, to President Barack Obama regarding Obama's...
From: Rude Pundit | By: Rude One | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Global Biocapacity / Global Footprint Network Humanity is placing inordinate demands on nature, and it just keeps getting worse. In 2000, humanity had exceeded its "ecological budget" by October. This year, "Earth Overshoot Day" was August 13, according...
From: TV Squad | By: Jared Green | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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China will play a leading role in redesigning the Arak heavy-water reactor to reduce its plutonium output from 10 kg to less than 1kg. It might also help Iran build two small, 100 megawatts nuclear reactors. China, Iran and the US are set to meet in...
From: Asianews.it | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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On August 29, 1991, the Soviet Parliament suspended the activities of the Communist Party. But when LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White visited the country in 1930, she found an empire on the rise....
From: Time | By: Liz Ronk | Friday, August 28, 2015
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WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting emissions of 'black carbon,' sooty particles that darken...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were installed in various parts of the country, which represents a 41%...
From: Inhabitat | By: Kristine Lofgren | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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So, say you're the leader of the free world and you're trying to figure out how to get your arms around this climate crisis. There are plenty of good options -- but opening up the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to more offshore oil drilling isn't one of...
From: AOL Television | By: Miyoko Sakashita | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The United Nations (UN) recently released population projections based on data until 2012 and a Bayesian probabilistic methodology. Analysis of these data reveals that, contrary to previous literature, the world population is unlikely to stop growing...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that will cut pollution from power plants, after riders...
From: Inhabitat | By: Michelle Kennedy Hogan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Most Americans want their state to come up with a plan to reduce carbon from power plants. The post 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want Their States To Comply With The EPA’s Climate Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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This is all real. This is happening to our fellow Americans right now. In fact, Alaska’s governor recently told me that four villages are in “imminent danger” and have to be relocated. Already, rising sea levels are beginning to swallow one island...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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