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The United Nations recently released another in its series of reports on climate change. This one tries to put a price tag on what we need to do over the next 15-20 years to stop the global mercury from rising.
From: Huffington Post | By: John Feffer | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A Silicon Valley startup run by old-school technologists has invented an energy storage device that could take an entire neighborhood off the grid. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson parlayed a $1 million investment in Hotmail to a $400 million payout. Now Jurvetson sits on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX and believes human's will travel to Mars in 20 years....
From: VentureBeat | By: Richard Byrne Reilly | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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“It defies all logic that Ohio lawmakers would be tempted to do away with this kind of success.”The post Ohio’s Clean Energy Programs Save Customers $2 For Every $1 They Spend appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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When climate deniers can't get elected, the entire debate changes.The post The Weird And Wondrous Politics Of Climate Change In Massachusetts appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Sponsored Post: A white paper on water use in the global production of cement and concrete finds that a savings of two billion tons of water per year could be realized with the adoption of a patented process developed by Solidia Technologies®......
From: VentureBeat | By: Business Wire | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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There are many signs today that we may be in the early stages of a new mass extinction. The climate is changing very rapidly, plus we're seeing an extraordinary number of extinctions among land animals.
From: Huffington Post | By: Annalee Newitz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Corn stover, or the stuff left over when a corn crop is harvested, has become a popular source of biofuel, partly because it doesn’t affect the food supply the way that corn or sugar-based ethanol does. Unfortunately, this type of fuel may actually...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Despite the Energy Department’s latest rah-rah report embracing an ” ‘all of the above’ energy strategy,’ battery-electric cars will continue to dominate federal mandates curbing carbon emissions from the nation’s vehicle fleet. Automakers...
From: Car and Driver | By: Clifford Atiyeh | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Clean energy resources, like wind, solar, and energy efficiency, have certain key advantages over traditional, fossil fuel-based resources: they don’t require expensive, polluting fuels or large capital investment, consume little to no water, generate...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Press releases from our State Senator and Representative that I've been piling up.
From: My Southborough | By: beth | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.
From: CNBC | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The treatment of citizens by the government should not depend on how nice they are.
From: Human Events | By: John Hayward | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy in urban environments, TU Delf student Murtada Alkabi...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lidija Grozdanic | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It's California’s latest spending rush--and this time it involves carbon. For years, the Wall Street Journal has been reporting that cap and trade's real purpose was to create another revenue stream for politicians while dodging accountability for...
From: Free Republic | By: Breitbart | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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More than half of the added capacity comes from home and business owners -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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More than half of the added capacity comes from home and business owners -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Thursday, April 24, 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 | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Designing with a nautical theme can be a tricky business. But in the case of the Apelle house in Karis, in southern Finland, the reference is acceptable. By using locally sourced spruce in a small, 140 sq m home with no internal walls, Helsinki-based...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Holzweiler, Germany, just escaped impending death. A tidy village of stone houses clustered around an aging cathedral, it's only 40 minutes up the Autobahn from the modernist bustle of Cologne, the country's fourth-largest city. The drive winds past...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Via: MIT Technology Review: Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
From: Cryptogon | By: Kevin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Well, My Constant Readers, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news, according to B.C. Health Ministry is that bio-medical waste is disposed of through appropriate contracted providers. Furthermore, they follow all health and safety...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, April 25, 2014
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A recently issued patent could make the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs) more difficult in wind projects without a license or reliance on the patent owner to provide software / services to enable transactions. Entitled “Apparatus and method...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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This is the one post in a series of Panel Previews for the upcoming Theorizing the Web conference (#TtW14) in NYC. The panel under review is titled Streetview: Space, Place, and Geography
From: Contexts Magazine | By: davidbanks at Cyborgology | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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This is a guest post by David Suzuki. It’s fitting that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released during Earth Month. After all, the third chapter of its Fifth Assessment focuses on ways to keep our planet healthy and...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Guest | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Government proposals to reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions have been widely criticised for lacking targets, a clear vision and for potentially being too costly for businesses and households....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: “WELCOME TO OHIO, THE HEART OF IT ALL” signs used to welcome people crossing the state line to the buckeye state. The slogan represented a diverse, dynamic state open for business and new...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Samantha Williams | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Study outlines the economic backgrounds and buying habits of people who buy vehicles powered by alternative energy....
From: New York Times | By: CHERYL JENSEN | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The U.S. government finally faces the fact that we won't be powering our cars with corncobs any time soon. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Making its 16th investment into renewable energy, Google is teaming up with SunPower this time.
From: TreeHugger | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The United Nations observed the International Mother Earth Day on Tuesday with senior officials appealing for greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third installment of its benchmark scientific study on climate change. There were no surprises in the report—the future looks bleak unless we take ambitious and immediate...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Environmental Leader Staff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Last month, in an op-ed for Fox News, retired Navy Rear Admiral David Titley made a national security-based case for worrying about climate change. Eric Holthaus interviews Titley about his belief that the changing climate will be a main driving...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The NYT says ballas are increasingly opting for eco-friendly rides. What’s next, trading Dom for kombucha?!...
From: Grist | By: Holly Richmond | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office up and running means quick access to power if my batteries...
From: Inhabitat | By: Beth Buczynski | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Turkey exported 6,800 tons of pistachio nuts last year, and now the country is floating plans to build a city powered by the leftover shells. The idea came from Burgeap, a French environmental engineering company, which claims the shells could provide up...
From: Inhabitat | By: Ross Brooks | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. In a recent New York case, the Town of Allegany issued a special use permit to a landowner on July 11, 2011, allowing it to construct...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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WANCHESE, N.C. A land swap between North Carolina and the federal government might be the last hope of saving Oregon Inlet, closed to boat traffic this month by extreme shoaling.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, April 25, 2014
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On April 25, 1954, researchers from Bell Laboratories astonished reporters by hooking a hand-size silicon panel to a toy Ferris wheel, aiming a light at the contraption and making the wheel turn. According to the Department of Energy, less than 1 percent...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: David R. Baker | Friday, April 25, 2014
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A consortium led by the Dearman Engine Company has been awarded £1.86 million (US$3.12 million) in the latest round of IDP10 funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to support the development of a heat-recovery system for urban commercial...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This article is sponsored by Procter & Gamble. As interest in purchasing sustainable products becomes more mainstream among consumers, corporations are increasingly invested in creating sustainable brands, and spending on product sustainability initiatives...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Environmental Leader Staff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living.
From: Huffington Post | By: Rob Greenfield | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Paul Krugman declares that environmental salvation will be cheap. This is based upon the IPCC saying that estimated reduction in economic growth would be around 0.06 percent per year [IF all nations began following IPCC energy, transportation and efficiency...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) should be launching their crowdsourcing effort in May, 2014. They need to get their Tungsten electrode and then later switch to a berrylium electrode.If successful with their research and then commercialization they...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Friday, April 25, 2014
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American green groups are asking the Obama administration to back away from a WTO complaint against India's solar policies, warning it could hurt the climate....
From: Grist | By: John Upton | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Along with its Q1 results, Itron (ITRI) announces CFO Steven Helmbrecht is leaving at year's end. A search will commence for a replacement.Helmbrecht, 50, has been Itron's CFO since 2005.Itron also announces it has won a deal to provide Mitsubishi Electric...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Im looking for reliable software that will help me to manage electronic components, tools, drills, wires in my workshop. Currently I have probably more than 1000 diffrent components. My brain can't manage this anymore. My "wishlist": preferable free...
From: Electronics Stack Exchange | By: Kamil | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Founded in late 2011, it's expanding quickly in the solar and energy-efficiency market, with about $400 million in assets under management.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Yuliya Chernova | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Fishermen's Energy is seeking to build a $188 million wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City, but regulators said the project could leave ratepayers on the hook for millions
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Alexi Friedman/The Star-Ledger | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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