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We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment....
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the early delirious days of 2009, when liberals everywhere were streaming tears of joy at the end of the Bush reign and the beginning of a new era under...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Democrat in the Maine Senate race is the greener candidate, but environmental groups are still supporting Collins....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Eco Pod is a new modular home created by the UK-based company Echo. The tiny home measures 96.8 square feet and can lend itself well to a variety of living arrangements. A standalone Eco Pod can be used as a home office, or extra guest bedroom. The...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This post Solar to Save the World, Ebola to Maim it appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The duality is stark. In one hand, we have an energy renaissance underway, in the other, a virus is threatening to wreak havoc on the markets and, potentially, your...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Chris Campbell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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That screaming hysteria you hear is the sound of everyone in New York being EXTREMELY TERRIFIED!!! or at least making jokes about being EXTREMELY TERRIFIED!!! because Ebola is real now. (You know the rule: It’s real when it happens in New York. The...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The National Bureau of Economic Research points out the connection between climate change and ... bar fights?
From: Grist | By: Sara Bernard | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.
From: NPR | By: Stephanie Joyce | Friday, October 24, 2014
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An European deal on curbing carbon emissions yielded a rare concrete input on Friday (Oct 24) to UN climate talks but developing countries and observers said the contribution was not ambitious enough to revive a process hamstrung over who should do what...
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The latest fusion breakthrough comes not from that Asian/Mexican place down the block, but from Lockheed Martin. You’re wise to keep your expectations low....
From: Grist | By: Ellie Johnston | Friday, October 24, 2014
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European bloc agrees to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030
From: Financial Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We’ve had plenty of time for the discussion of the EPA’s new green energy initiatives and carbon restrictions to sink in to the American collective consciousness. (Even if it does get shoved out of the news on a daily basis.) It’s also been made...
From: Free Republic | By: horair.com | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Conventional wisdom says that panels should be installed facing south to get the most solar exposure (in the northern hemisphere). South-facing panels create the most power in the morning and mid-day, but peak demand for electricity typically occurs...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The EU's aim to curtail carbon emissions by 40 percent and boost green energy's share in the mix by 27 percent, adopted Friday, can also be accomplished by Bulgaria, President Rosen Plevneliev said. Plevneliev, who is attending a European Council meeting...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Another round of UN climate change negotiations are taking place in Bonn. READ MORE The post Why the Bonn Climate Talks Matter appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mythili Sampathkumar | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"FOR your freedom and ours" was a motto used by Polish rebels who fought in various uprisings against the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires between 1830 and 1849, both in Poland and in Hungary and Italy. Their intent was to build a coalition of nationalist...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Environmentalists' dream created to capture site and zero carbon footprint goal....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, October 24, 2014
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C.A.T. Inc. (formally Canadian American Transportation, Inc.) has signed a full-service lease agreement for 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors. This is Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Canada and its largest single natural...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.: A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Pete Altman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Too many city rooftops are barren, grey, and boring. Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who works with the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. is out to change that. Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These...
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Orwig | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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EU leaders vow to slash carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 but do not impose national renewable energy targets...
From: Telegraph | By: Emily Gosden | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- and has the diverse funding at the Department of Energy to show for it. But there's one...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where community gardens are more commonly called allotments....
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
From: BBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have secured concessions on carbon emissions reduction targets for Ireland.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, October 24, 2014
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No objections raised to Ireland’s proposal to make concessions for agriculture
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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TODAY reports: The Ministry of The Environment And Water Resources has questioned the methodology used in the WWF report, and stressed Singapore’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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San Francisco based NextGen Climate Action Committee, the political arm of the non-profit climate change group founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is one of several liberal groups providing manpower and financial resources to help a robust...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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European Union leaders hope to agree on tough cuts for carbon emissions during a two-day summit that ends Friday. The talks in Brussels promise to be difficult - and they are only part of the agenda that includes fighting Ebola and turning around the...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Bryant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In April, I received an interesting report from IBISWorld.com regarding solar panel installation. It is aimed at buyers of solar panel installation services, but it is actually quite detailed, even including breakdowns of vendor costs (including wages,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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HELSINKI (Reuters) - The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens , the supplier of Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor, has increased its claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), TVO said late on Friday....
From: Reuters | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jayalalithaa opening her doors to an unlikely visitor could have a bearing on the future of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project.
From: The Economic Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Social media can be a support system for people struggling to give up heroin—and a window into what the drug has cost them....
From: The Atlantic | By: Stephanie Stark | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit—and Congressional inaction on both matters—could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Wind energy had a huge year...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike G | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Using batteries to store power from rooftop solar panels will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Christopher Martin Bloomberg News | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Some companies have begun to offer discounted rooftop solar panels as a worker benefit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In Arizona, the state’s largest utility has proposed leasing rooftops from its residential customers, installing solar arrays and paying the homeowners $30 a month in return. If approved by state regulators, the plan would place Arizona Public Service...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By David R. Baker | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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AATA Architects first carefully selected the site location and building orientation to the sun in order to minimize the cabin's energy consumption. Special attention was also given to the windows, which were strategically located to allow as much sunlight...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This comes after Cuomo took heat for his administration's involvement in editing and delaying a study on fracking that had been commissioned in 2011.The post Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow In the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Anjali Jaiswal | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In Friday’s wee hours, the 28-nation European Union committed itself to fight climate change by rolling back dangerous carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 to at least 40% less than their benchmark 1990 levels. The EU has already almost met its existing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A team of scientists is currently raising funds through a crowd funding campaign to develop Air HES (HydroElectric Station), which is basically an airship that can extract clean water and electricity from the clouds. More specifically, it does so by...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nest Labs has bought another startup -- Revolv, maker of wireless hubs that can speak a dozen or so different protocols for the crowded and complicated home automation market. But for now at least, it looks like it’s taking Revolv’s main product...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Friday, October 24, 2014
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