Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime. Can we save our kid's from unnecessary exposure?
From: Global Voices | By: Ensia | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
BP shareholders voted that the company should provide more information about its "preparation for the low carbon transition." The post BP Shareholders Are Worried About Climate Change Affecting The Company’s Bottom Line appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
A new study from the Club of Rome shows that material efficiency policies could have significant effects on carbon emissions: this week's Waste Biz The post The Waste Biz: Material Efficiency, Circular Economy Key To Fighting Climate Change appeared...
From: Sustainablog | By: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Bush said some stuff about climate change that sounded "moderate," but he still doesn't actually want to do anything about the problem....
From: Grist | By: Lisa Hymas | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San Francisco: For those of us westerners working on modernizing the electrical system decarbonize the economy, the recent announcement that PacifiCorp is taking steps to join the California Independent...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Carl Zichella | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire activist Tom Steyer's climate change advocacy group offered unexpected praise on Friday to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for saying the United States should work with the world to reduce carbon emissions....
From: Reuters | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began.
From: Grist | By: Michael T. Klare | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Transforming big businesses into green businesses might seem like a thorny process. But older, established companies like Ford have the potential to ignite a new generation of environmentally friendly products, according to Andrew Winston, author of...
From: Xconomy | By: Kara Miller | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that...
From: Free Republic | By: capitalismmagazine.com | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
It's still early, but modular smartstraps could vastly expand the uses for smartwatches.
From: Read Write Web | By: Brian P. Rubin | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Steyer Nonprofit Owns Stake in Green Energy Investment Firm...
From: Fox News | By: Lachlan Markay | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Paperbacks? E-readers? None of the above? Umbra knows volumes.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Bjørn Lomborg, who will head the center, argues that climate change is real but not a problem. The post Australia Just Gave $4 Million To A Climate Contrarian To Set Up A ‘Climate Consensus Center’ appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Natasha Geiling | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
If an article doesn’t explain how to start aggressive climate action ASAP and stay far away from catastrophic impacts, it’s wasting your time. The post Four Ways To Know If The Climate Article You’re Reading Is Total B.S. appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the world. In the first, the iPhone maker shared the news that it has...
From: Inhabitat | By: Cat DiStasio | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: The much ballyhooed legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, brought by coal companies and conservative state attorneys-general, ran...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: David Doniger | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
by Cezary Podkul, ProPublica, and Allan Sloan, The Washington Post, This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Related story: Behind Christie’s Budget Claims, a More Controversial Legacy Underfunding Pensions How it worked: Christie has...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Uber claims the UberPool ride-sharing service saved an estimated 120 metric tons of carbon emissions in San Francisco between February 20 and March 20. That estimate is based on a few assumptions: that most UberPool riders were in a Toyota Prius, that...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Demonisation of oil industry will put futuer energy supplies at risk and threaten to tip billions back into poverty...
From: Telegraph | By: Andrew Critchlow | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Don't hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Those fuels - oil, natural gas, and...
From: Truthout | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
The video shows looks at Google's Council Bluffs data center facilities that have never been seen before....
From: VentureBeat | By: Daniel Terdiman | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important...
From: Micro Persuasion | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.
From: NPR | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Like most companies, Apple cares about the products its consumers are using to ensure they return for more. The tech giant is also focusing on its environmental footprint, which in turn, rewards shareholders. That's part of...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Under a newly introduced refining roadmap, Total will invest €200 million (US$215 million) to transform its La Mède refinery to create France’s first biorefinery, which will also be one of the biggest in Europe, to meet growing demand for biofuels.......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Catch up on the latest offering from the Washington Technology Industry Association, a bold move made by Gravity Payments, funding for Poachable, and companies tapped for Northwest angel investment competition finals: —The Washington Technology Industry...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Federal court heard arguments in what's sure to be hard-fought battle over new carbon emissions rules...
From: CBS News | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
WASHINGTON -- In a legal fight over one of the nation's most contentious environmental issues, an appellate court Thursday didn't deal much with the overriding dispute -- whether carbon emissions linked to climate change threaten so much environmental...
smile
frown
Does this seem likely to you?While Clinton has overwhelming support from Millennials who grew up under her husband’s administration, the growth of libertarian ideology among young voters may peel away some of Hillary’s...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
For now, at least.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Haters just won't quit...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
"Do you know of any case when we have stopped rule-making? Why would we do that?" Judge Thomas Griffith asked. The post Federal Judges Appear Skeptical Of Lawsuit To Kill EPA Climate Rule appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
This morning, several of the nation's top environmental lawyers gathered at the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, for the first round of arguments in a pair of lawsuits challenging the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's climate plan. One of...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
The Conservatives have promised to give people living near proposed windfarms the final say on applications. Will the future of renewable energy in the UK come down to a matter of taste?The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small,...
From: The Guardian | By: Laura Barton | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Motion to publish more information on emissions, low-carbon investments and lobbying passed by 98% at oil company’s shareholder meetingBP has promised to be more open about its impact on climate change after 98% of shareholders backed a resolution...
From: The Guardian | By: Terry Macalister | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
How did Finland move from having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons.
From: Global Voices | By: Public Radio International | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
With Earth Day 2015 almost upon us, it’s a good time to think about how our actions impact the planet and, more importantly, what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment. Because, let’s face it, this is our home. And...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
WASHINGTON—A three-judge federal appeals court panel was skeptical Thursday about the timing of a lawsuit challenging the legality of a proposed regulation cutting carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Amy Harder | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Designer and builder Andrew Michler recently built a passive home for himself near Fort Collins, Colorado, which is made from either naturally regenerative or recyclable materials, and by using the Cradle to Cradle methodology. Despite the fact that...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action...
From: Reuters | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
SUFFOLK One mobile unit stands out among the 18 used for classrooms at John Yeates Middle School. It has a small wind turbine on top that generates energy. Solar panels on the ceiling that resemble skylights also produce power.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Like any good Elon Musk project, there's a hint of magic to Tesla's planned "gigafactory" — it is secretive, ambitious and definitely larger than life Hidden away in the Nevada desert, construction of the gigafactory has been underway since last July....
From: Mashable | By: Elif Koc | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
The Chinese solar power project will produce more than the amount of energy consumed by Apple's 19 corporate offices and 21 retail stores in China and Hong Kong. Apple says it uses renewable energy for 87 percent of the power at its facilities worldwide....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Regulators aren't doing their job when it comes to a proposed natural gas power plant.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Mary Oren | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Massachusetts now has to pay for Big Green's 113 million wind farm boondoggle.The post More fallout in Boston from the slow-motion collapse of Big Wind. appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | By: ( | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
NGOs allege illegal deforestation of primary rainforest to plant cacao and oil palmCattle-ranching, logging, mining, highways, hydroelectric dam projects, oil and gas, soy, oil palm. . . These are what first come to mind to many people when thinking...
From: The Guardian | By: David Hill | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
This is from Al Gore and David Blood (it is relatively long, so you may want to "read the whole thing"). Comments?: Cheap coal is a lie – stand up to the industry’s cynical fightback: It is becoming increasingly difficult...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Etsy  , the Brooklyn-based online marketplace, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday at $31 a share, nearly double its initial public offering price of $16 a share. The stock reached a peak of $35.74, more than...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown