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A green energy company claims to have built a battery that fits inside an iPhone 6 and gives the phone a week's worth of power....
From: CNN | Friday, August 28, 2015
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From: AOL Television | By: Jacob Kerr | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid. These...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, August 28, 2015
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While we've made some strides already toward a clean-energy future, we risk leaving much of the population behind...
From: Salon.com | By: Peter Finocchiaro | Friday, August 28, 2015
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First off, this article is not about some miracle diet pill that will do all the work for you. Most of these pills are dangerous, and even if they are the current fad, they are later found to cause serious health side effects, as in the case of fen-phen,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Denzel Hammett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now. . . Writing from Beijing,...
From: TV Squad | By: Nathan Gardels | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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It’s 2015. We’ve got internet. We’ve got tablets. What's next, flying hover boards?  Speaking of future - what planet do we want to leave for generations to come?  From this world we call home to our own small 'worlds', you can easily incorporate...
From: Earth911 | By: Jessica Oaks | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In a previous post I explained some of the considerations in deciding to use a map in data visualisation, and went into detail about mapping points and heatmaps. In this second part, taken from the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University,...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Friday, August 28, 2015
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UNEXPECTEDLY: The Green Energy Scam Exposed by . . . Berkeley!?!
From: Instapundit | By: Sarah Hoyt | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Barack Obama is about to leave on a historic journey that could affect Americans for generations to come - he'll become the first sitting American President to visit the Arctic to observe Alaska's rapidly melting glaciers. This trip, coming on the heels...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Betsy Rosenberg | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Introduction The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies. An eventual sea level...
From: AOL Television | By: David H. Bailey | Friday, August 28, 2015
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His reluctance to accept the existence of sea level rise comes as Louisiana is being swallowed by the sea. The post Former FEMA Director Who Oversaw Katrina Does Not Accept Sea Level Rise appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Matthew Yglesias | By: Emily Atkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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I've had an insatiable wanderlust since a young age, but, in recent years, have begun to search for adventures that will keep my carbon footprint to a minimum. Thus, began my love affair with Montréal. A city of islands in the Saint Lawrence River,...
From: AOL Television | By: Soledad Haren | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.
From: Politico | By: Tony Romm | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Global Biocapacity / Global Footprint Network Humanity is placing inordinate demands on nature, and it just keeps getting worse. In 2000, humanity had exceeded its "ecological budget" by October. This year, "Earth Overshoot Day" was August 13, according...
From: TV Squad | By: Jared Green | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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If not now, then when? This is the defining moment when corporate America needs to stand up and publicly show leadership on confronting the biggest threat to our prosperity and social cohesion -- climate change. Like a cornered wild animal, the fossil...
From: AOL Television | By: Jo Confino | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is quickly becoming America's drink of choice. The average person in the United States now consumes more than 35 gallons of bottled water per year, according to data from market research firm Beverage Marketing...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco: Senate Pro Tem Kevin De León and Governor Jerry Brown, together with a host of other state leaders, have made cutting the state's need for petroleum in half, expanding renewables, and increasing...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Simon Mui | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2 emissions, the Dutch railways are on track to...
From: Inhabitat | By: Katie Medlock | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Researchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm industry avoid protected golden eagles. Wind turbine blades kill up to 100,000 birds per year, which is admittedly a small percentage compared to those killed by your cat......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Friday, August 28, 2015
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What would you say to a person who told you that you could retire at age 30, never have to work again, and still live a comfortable life, all on a normal salary and without winning the lottery? You’d probably call them crazy. Of course that’s not...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: More than two-dozen California companies this week added their support to California's Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350, De León and Leno), which would...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Alex Jackson | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In 2015, only about 23 percent of Kenya's 45,500,000 people have access to electricity, and this problem is particularly pronounced in rural areas of the East African country, where electrification drops to a staggering 4 percent. It's clear that the...
From: Urlesque | By: Nicole Ghio | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Whether you’re a veteran vegan or just embarking on a newfound vegetarian voyage, you may still have a few old leather jackets lying around, or even Grandma’s mink coat collecting dust in the dark corners of your closet. So before tossing them...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jamie Duncan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There will never be another Warren Buffett. But there will eventually be another chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway , the one-time hedge fund Buffett has turned into an operating colossus. Who Buffett will pick -- and what...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Hil Padilla, who works with the Kadoorie Conservation China Department, designed this cool composer/planter system you can make yourself....
From: TreeHugger | By: Margaret Badore | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Even before the first scene in Kabir Khan’s “Phantom”, there is a long, hastily narrated disclaimer using all sorts of legalese about how the film does not allude to any person, dead or alive. But once the movie gets underway, you realise that...
From: Reuters | By: Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Disappointment doesn’t stop backers from offering new promises
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, August 28, 2015
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On August 29, 1991, the Soviet Parliament suspended the activities of the Communist Party. But when LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White visited the country in 1930, she found an empire on the rise....
From: Time | By: Liz Ronk | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Aww man, no! This is the breaking news from your press conference today? Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell, I've been hanging such hope on this new homelessness initiative you've started. It had such promise - bridging between state and local leaders and...
From: AOL Television | By: Powell Berger | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Sometimes, it's the easiest thing in the world to figure out just how dumb a person is. For instance, here are two sentences from a letter from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the world saddest animated giraffe, to President Barack Obama regarding Obama's...
From: Rude Pundit | By: Rude One | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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I was curious about the big show of humanity Donald Trump assembled in the old Dixie stronghold of Mobile, Alabama, supported by nativist Senator Jeff Sessions, so I watched the entire Trump Alabama rally, and some others of his too. Trump was surprisingly...
From: AOL Television | By: Anis Shivani | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A new wind energy electricity generation record has been set in Brazil, with more than 2,989.2 megawatt-hours of electricity generated from wind energy projects in the South American country one day in July (July 20, 2015). To give a better understanding...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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According to a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) this week, Abengoa has apparently given up on attempting to permit what would have been California’s second concentrated solar power (CSP) project after Ivanpah to use tower technology....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susan Kraemer | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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While Washington pays lip service to Central America's dire social situation, local communities in the region are doing something to address the root causes of poverty and violence, from the lack of educational and economic opportunities to environmental...
From: Truthout | Friday, August 28, 2015
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WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting emissions of 'black carbon,' sooty particles that darken...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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So, say you're the leader of the free world and you're trying to figure out how to get your arms around this climate crisis. There are plenty of good options -- but opening up the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to more offshore oil drilling isn't one of...
From: AOL Television | By: Miyoko Sakashita | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were installed in various parts of the country, which represents a 41%...
From: Inhabitat | By: Kristine Lofgren | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The United Nations (UN) recently released population projections based on data until 2012 and a Bayesian probabilistic methodology. Analysis of these data reveals that, contrary to previous literature, the world population is unlikely to stop growing...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Most Americans want their state to come up with a plan to reduce carbon from power plants. The post 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want Their States To Comply With The EPA’s Climate Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that will cut pollution from power plants, after riders...
From: Inhabitat | By: Michelle Kennedy Hogan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless...
From: Salon.com | By: Jacob Sugarman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The Clean Energy Summit is a chance for the crony capitalists and the politicians to get together and celebrate their mutual good fortune. 
From: American Thinker | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Four of the “big five” mass extinctions, and several more minor environmental crises in Earth’s past, were associated with abrupt global warming and ocean acidification triggered by Large Igneous Province (LIP) eruptions. The most recent of the...
From: Skeptical Science | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency than ever before. The team behind the research says the system could soon make it possible to attach small...
From: Gizmag | By: Eric Mack | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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As lawmakers consider new measures to combat climate change, researchers at UC Berkeley released a study saying stronger renewable energy requirements would lead to new jobs....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Chris Megerian | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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The only major wind farm on the drawing board in Wisconsin was dealt a setback this week when a St. Croix County judge sent the project back to state energy regulators for more review.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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As states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, they might look to California as an example of what's possible. Right now, the California legislature is considering two bills, SB 32...
From: TV Squad | By: Kate Sheppard | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies (which are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests) to attack the Clean Power Plan. Many of these...
From: AOL Television | By: Gabe Elsner | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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