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We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield. All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why. Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, May 17 2015       “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” —William Gibson   William Gibson’s observation about the...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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25 newspapers team up to bring attention to climate change Bad news keeps flowing from Antarctica Congress manufactures doubt and denial in climate change hearing Cutting warming to 1.5°C could endanger food supply France's Hollande concerned about...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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British designer Sebastian Cox teamed up with with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create a large wooden sculpture for the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London. The piece, entitled The Invisible Store of Happiness is made from steam-bent and twisted...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lidija Grozdanic | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Well worth a few minutes of three-day weekend Zen Former Florida Governor and presumed current front runner in the 2016 GOP primary, Jeb Bush, spoke on climate change this week. In just a couple of sentences, he managed to confuse everyone: First, Jeb...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Governments spend $492 billion a year propping up fossil fuel companies -- it costs us 11 times that much to address the damage they cause. The post Report: Fossil Fuels Receive $5.3 Trillion A Year In Subsidies Worldwide appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields...
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrian Shirk | Friday, May 22, 2015
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(Reuters) - The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday....
From: Reuters | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The term “solar energy” is often used these days, but some owners have considered a realistic option. Without estimates, most people assume that the cost of installation would be completely outweigh the potential benefits. While green energy has...
From: Micro Persuasion | Friday, May 22, 2015
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looking for itinerary help...So as an update to this question I decided on 6 days in Iceland, with two days in Amsterdam tacked onto the end. Right after I booked my flight work got busier, so I haven't arranged much in terms of housing/activities and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sprezzy | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Wind power has a lot of potential. Can we unlock it?...
From: Salon.com | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW C. REVKIN | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Federal analysis projects that coal production, as well as carbon emissions, will drop significantly under proposed regulations.
From: CNBC | Friday, May 22, 2015
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With domestic output in jeopardy, egg producers are contemplating both foreign supplies and plant-based alternatives....
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The customer is always right. I started my company, Force12 Media, three years ago on a soggy Guinness-soaked napkin in a La Jolla, California, trying to invent my way out of an executive job with a large defense company. One thing I learned from my...
From: Business Insider | By: Brandon Webb | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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In January, when the weather is not too hot, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an event called “The Festival” is held in Masdar City. My stay in Abu Dhabi this year was extended a little bit so that I could attend one day of The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Report argues greenhouse emissions could have been reduced for much less money if governments had focused more on commercial and large-scale solar power instead of household subsidies.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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When it comes to energy, the Nevada Legislature wants to live in the past, or at least protect big monopolies. Solar energy has become affordable, with prices falling over 65 percent in the past few years.
From: Las Vegas Sun | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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We knew it was coming: that inevitable, science-hating, pandering that must be part of the platform of any GOP candidate with a chance at the nomination. Jeb Bush, in a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Wednesday, showed his disdain for 'arrogant' folks...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A new report released Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reinvigorating a common debate in Washington over how to calculate projected economic impacts of regulations.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Amy Harder | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Maxine Ghavi is one of my favorite people in cleantech. She’s always so nice to speak with, is super friendly, and doesn’t come across as a stuffy corporate executive. She’s also a true cleantech geek. She headed up ABB’s solar power work for...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay.
From: Deseret News | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Burning straw pellets may sound more eco friendly, but it has its own problemsThis is not a casual question from a reader. Liz is one of many residents already feeling the heat from a proposed £325m green energy plant for Norwich, even though it’s...
From: The Guardian | By: Lucy Siegle | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Jeb Bush says scientists don't know if humans cause climate change. President Bush knew they did. The post Jeb Bush Is Actually Way Worse Than George W. Bush On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Are we really having this conversation? Yup, because everything we do has an environmental cost and gambling is something that millions of people do. While Vegas US regulation severely limits the......
From: Green Prophet | By: Green Prophet | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Jebbie finds a messageby Tom Sullivan They're scientists. They know stuff. Of course, they're elitists. In all the earned media Jeb Bush got with his complaint about climate science the other day, nobody noticed.... Well, first, his statement via Think...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Friday, May 22, 2015
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(Photo: Milap Dwa) Milap Dwa and Chij Kumar​, technicians from Gham Power​, installing a 120-watt solar PV system kit on top of one of the few houses in Barpak, Gorkha, that are still standing. In the days following Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake...
From: The American Prospect | By: Tara Lohan | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Maria Martinez, Program Assistant, Director of Programs & Latin America Project, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. May 16th - May 22nd, 2015...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Maria Martinez | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The debate about solar energy is feasible to produce widespread outbursts of energy and is likely to continue for some time. In today’s time, everyone is aware of solar panels and their ability to provide benefits to the individual owners. As many...
From: Micro Persuasion | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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More than 93 percent of Kering’s environmental impact falls within its supply chain, according to its Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) Methodology and 2013 Group Results. The EP&L is the company’s monetary valuation of the environmental...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Karen Henry | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human carbon footprint....
From: Energy Bulletin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Food and beverage producers can decrease the effects of climate change on their business through a three-pronged approach, says Tetra Pak CEO Brian Kennell in a blog post. This includes: Analyze risks and evaluate risks of doing nothing. Develop your...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Architect Paul Castrucci found that when designing a passive house for an urban environment, he didn’t have to take many extreme measures as long as the apartment layout was smart and strategic. Like many efficient homes of this caliber, the 13-16...
From: Dwell | By: Patrick Sisson | Friday, May 22, 2015
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At Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this year, there was a lot of talk about low oil prices and how they may (or may not) be threatening cleantech investments. One thing that I think was not emphasized enough was how the shaky investment footing of oil...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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See OceanDiver's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Senegalese-American singer Akon joins the latest round of celebrities doing “social good” around the globe.…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Kandia Johnson | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Lots of men give their wives flowers on their birthday, but those flowers aren’t usually comprised of solar cells. Acclaimed film director James Cameron gifted his wife Suzy Amis Cameron a ‘bouquet’ of five great big photovoltaic Sun Flowers on...
From: Inhabitots | By: Cat DiStasio | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Michelin and the Barito Pacific Group (BPG) have formed a joint-venture in Indonesia with Barito Pacific Group (BPG) for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber. According to the terms of the agreement, this new joint-venture will be owned 53% by BPG...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. Last year, the South Carolina legislature passed Act 236, landmark legislation that enabled third-party solar leasing and established rules for equitable net metering rates within the state. According to the Coastal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Are natural gas and renewable energy in competition or cooperation?
From: The Motley Fool | By: Justin Loiseau, The Motley Fool | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Kenya’s zeal in tapping geothermal energy sources helped it attain fourth place and attract Sh234 billion ($2.6 billion) in foreign investment among the top 10 emerging markets for clean energy.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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If you’ve heard a lot about the growing popularity of the installation of solar panels, you may wonder what are the benefits. There are many, to help save the environment to save money on your monthly bills. Learn how this energy source provides many...
From: Micro Persuasion | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The billionaire CEO of a soaring solar firm shorted his own company's stock days before the company lost $18 billion in value and the CEO lost $15 billion in personal worth. As we reported, Hanergy Thin Film (HTF) stock plunged 47 percent on May 20 "probably...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Logan and Hope were married at the Wharfinger Building, on the harbour of Eureka, California. They didn't want a cheesy theme, they just wanted to include things they love. The result was this amazing leopard print and motorbike mash up!
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. In Nevada, a debate is raging over what the proper net metering rate should be and who should set it. A net metering rate determines the amount of money utility companies have to pay residential customers who have...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. Trina Solar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, will begin selling residential storage batteries in Australia in June of this year. The batteries include a built-in inverter and are priced at around $1,200...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Could California actually be powered by nothing other than rooftop solar + parking lot installations? Or is that just a piece of shiny rhetoric used by the proponents of solar energy in the state? According to a new study just published in the journal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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No, you're not imagining things: Beijing's air has indeed been remarkably better so far this year. On Thursday, Beijing's Environmental Protection Bureau reported the figures for the first four months of 2015, and things are looking up -- way up. Compared...
From: The Beijinger | By: PatrickLi | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH Remember those beach closures last summer? The city closed much of the Oceanfront to swimming for two days in August, during the height of the tourist season, when bacteria levels exceeded state standards. If litter wasn't on the mind...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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