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Ugh. Who says you need to follow specific traditions to have a baller wedding? Not I! And really, any bride with a bit of creativity (and respect for her wallet), will be willing to forgo certain “traditional” wedding aspects to save her peace of...
From: EcoSalon | By: Abbie Stutzer | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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12 new books of potential interest to libertarians
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Friday, February 27, 2015
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I heard him repeating things I've said to him. And I was embarrassed. The post My Son’s Judgy Comments to Others Made Me Look in the Mirror appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Brian Gresko | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Yeah, it's Polar Bear Day, but we've frankly got more pressing concerns.
From: Grist | By: Brentin Mock | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them - and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing: [Backyard in Datong with coal/Peter Van den Bossche] Good news! China's coal consumption fell by 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop in 14 years, according to official Chinese energy statistics...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Barbara Finamore | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Willie Soon has been in the news lately, but the recent 131p FOIA shines even more light on climate anti-science.  It details tax-exempt tactics that use a sciency facade to promote anti-science to the public. It includes some grant proposals and results...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: John Mashey | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Consumers at KFC in the United Kingdom will soon be able to tell the rest of the world if the coffee cups are as finger licking good as the chicken, as KFC recently announced a trial phase of the ‘Scoff-ee Cup’ — the edible coffee cup. KFC has...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Shayla D | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Put down the 10-K filings and the stock screeners. It's time to take a break from the traditional methods of generating investment ideas. Instead, let the crowd do it for you. From hedge funds to individual investors, scores...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Friday, February 27, 2015
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I've written before about the dangerous economic consequences our country faces as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions. It is important to note that the climate policies being...
From: The Hill | By: Harry C. Alford, contributor | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders – to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in February to measure...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.
From: NPR | By: Linda Poon | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Not the sexiest title for a blog post, I know. But as we’ve inhabited a variety of workplaces—including a garage in Menlo Park, a farmhouse in Denmark and an entire New York city block—we’ve learned something about what makes an office space...
From: Google Blog | By: Google Blogs | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Kit Kennedy, Director of Energy and Transportation, New York: This blog post was co-written with my NRDC colleagues Raya Salter, Senior Attorney, Energy and Equity, and Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, who are NRDC's leads in the REV proceeding...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kit Kennedy | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Bulgarian Parliament overturned its former decision Thursday for preferential pricing of renewable energy installations across the country. In 2011 Bulgaria introduced general subsidies for wind power farms and photovoltaic parks thus providing a great...
From: Novinite | Friday, February 27, 2015
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This story has been updated since it was published on Feb. 25, 2015, to include five more cities. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Are you making enough money to afford a home in your area? In some areas around the country, earning little more than $30,000 annually...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Here’s the problem with food:Broccoli is food.Cake is food.Those two things are not the same. Broccoli is good for your body and cake is not. When you have two items that are almost opposites, they probably should not have the same name. Would it make...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Here’s a hunk of what one set (aka Album) in my Flickr stream looks like: And here are what my stats on Flickr looked like earlier today (or yesterday, since Flickr is on GMT and it’s tomorrow there): I ended up with 32,954 views, with no one of...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Clean Energy Fuels were gaining 11.7% to $5.63 Friday after the gas utilities company beat analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter. Clean Energy Fuels reported earnings of 11 cents a share...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Friday, February 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found....
From: Reuters | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Cleaning out clutter can be a tough task, especially if you have been letting it build up for a while. Instead of setting aside a huge block of time to take care of months' or years' worth of clutter, take baby steps by throwing away only one type of...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The list of food things that could potentially be harmed by increased carbon emissions is growing, and the latest addition really hits where it hurts. A new report in Nature Climate Change sugge...
From: Dallas Observer | By: Scott Reitz | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Audi pulled the wraps on a new concept called the Prologue Avant and is basically a five-door shooting brake. The Prologue Coupe from LA basically set the precedent for this new Prologue Avant, which is a five-door version of that coupe. Power is supplied...
From: EGMCarTech | By: admin | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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After President Obama’s veto this week of legislation demanding the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, congressional Republicans are charging him with once again flouting the will of the duly elected legislative branch. The charge has the ring...
From: Slate | By: Alec MacGillis | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Webb vented his frustration with a virulent tweetstorm. Here's what he got wrong.
From: Grist | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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This story originally appeared on the Slate website and is reproduced here apart of the Climate Desk collaboration. According to technological optimists, in the next two or three decades, humanity will embark on a new era of possibility. Super-smart...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Experts explain why.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Chew on this – The nutritional value of food has dropped as much as 50 percent from what it was a generation ago. Taking a bite into the ‘why?’ What's in food is a reflection of what's in soil, said Hepperly. “If food nutrients are going down,...
From: Earth911 | By: Debra Atlas | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Fast Money, iPhone, Clothing & Accessories Mark Bowden/Getty ImagesOne man's trash is another man's treasure. By Geoff Williams Depending where you live, it may or may not look like warmer months lie ahead,...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Brands are discovering that harnessing the power of the health conscious consumer requires some heavy lifting that does not stop with messaging and packaging. The post Healthy is the New Green: The Rise of Healthy Brands appeared first on Chiefmarketer....
From: Promo Magazine | By: admin | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) took the opportunity provided by a light snowfall in Washington on Thursday to bring a snowball onto the Senate floor and toss it to a colleague It was not a playful attempt at bipartisanship, or the start of a "pass the...
From: Mashable | By: Andrew Freedman | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Algeria is the leading natural gas producer in Africa and is the second-largest supplier of gas to Europe, but that is not slowing down the North African country’s plan to ramp up solar power generation. Although some critics claim Algeria has not...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC: Earlier this week IHS - an oil industry funded research consultancy - released another in a long line of reports promoting the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The report makes a...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Anthony Swift | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Lightsource — arguably the top solar energy company in the UK — just announced that it will be investing more than £125 million (~$193 million) into the UK rooftop solar market in 2015. This investment is intended to aid the company in reaching...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Brooklyn: The brutal, foul-smelling heat waves New Yorkers suffer through are already painful enough....
From: New York Daily News | By: Voice of the People | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The government of Germany — the country’s Federal Network Agency to be exact — recently announced the first tender for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems in the country. The full order volume for the solar tender — which will be split into...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Solar is about as popular in coal country as offshore oil drilling is in California, but despite a legislature hostile to renewables and fierce pressure from lobbying groups, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed controversial bill House...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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A new report, delivered by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in time to coincide with the news that contracts were awarded to two offshore wind farms to be built in the United Kingdom, goes a long way to proving the cost of offshore wind...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Earlier this week Erik flagged a NYT story revealing that one of the most prominent climate change skeptics had failed to disclose, as he was required to do, that he’s gotten a lot of funding from energy interests. This story is part of a real problem,...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Paul Campos | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Back in November, a group of Republican lawmakers fired off a stern letter to the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency that oversees electric grids. President Barack Obama's new climate plan, the letter warned, could lead to blackouts...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Our hearts are heavy today with news of the death of Leonard Nimoy at age 83, who was Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and so much more. He exemplified his most famous character’s most famous line: Live long and prosper. On to this week’s Seattle tech news....
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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One of the world's most iconic monuments is raising awareness about green technology.
From: Grist | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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This spring, you'll want to have a great dehumidifier in your house. Things start to get extra damp and sticky as temperatures rise, so a dehumidifier will be especially useful in making your home more comfortable. If the comfort aspect hasn't convinced...
From: Business Insider | By: Insider Picks | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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James Avery, senior vice president of power supply at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), is often asked if rooftop solar is ruining his business.   SDG&E currently has 45,000 customers with rooftop solar -- more than 7 percent of the roughly...
From: Greentech Media | By: Julia Pyper | Friday, February 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- British billionaire Richard Branson struck a monumental partnership with NRG Energy last year to shift his 74-acre Necker Island to 75% renewable energy by the end of 2015. Retail electricity prices on small Caribbean islands are...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Levin | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The $US 900 million deal on scaled-back scheme also neglects Palestine. Photo © Kaye LaFond / Circle of Blue The Dead Sea, which draws millions of visitors and supports a unique ecosystem, is currently shrinking at a rate of 1 meter per year. Click...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Kaye LaFond | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A new redox flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) more than doubles the amount of energy that this type of cell can pack in a given volume, approaching the numbers of lithium-ion batteries. If the device reaches mass...
From: Gizmag | By: Dario Borghino | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. The Solar Impulse team was awake very early yesterday morning to support the first Solar Impulse 2 (#Si2) flight outside of Switzerland, the description under a new #Si2 YouTube video noted. “Markus, our test pilot,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract, and market fossil...
From: Truthout | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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After President Obama’s veto this week of legislation demanding the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, congressional Republicans are charging him with once again flouting the will of the duly elected legislative branch. The charge has the ring...
From: Free Republic | By: Slate | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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