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Donald Trump's meeting with Al Gore could signal that he understands renewable energy isn't do-gooder business now
From: Salon.com | By: Angelo Young | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A dystopian view from 2050, looking back on a world that's a lot different than what we now see
From: Salon.com | By: John Feffer, TomDispatch.com | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alison Moodie | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A New York real-estate agency has begun advertising condominiums in Trump Tower as “The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan.”
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeremy Venook | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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At best, climate action will likely take a backseat to other issues. At worst, there could be an all-out assault
From: Salon.com | By: Brian Kahn, Climate Central | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options....
From: GreenBiz | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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An opening for lessons in climate change.
From: New York Times | By: THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Google has said it’s on track to use 100 percent on renewable energy for all of its operations, including its data centers and offices, by early next year. The milestone means Google will have achieved its stated goal a commendable eight years ahead...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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$125 billion in bureaucratic waste, DNA mistake leads to false arrest, life in Obamacare "dead zone" and more Tuesday news.
From: Denver Post | By: Eric Lubbers | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Urs Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure: I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations — including both our data centers and offices. […] Over the last...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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As other companies follow Google's lead, the tech industry not only becomes greener, but has more power to set a precedent and influence the energy industry....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances.
From: TreeHugger | By: Derek Markham | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Toyota is hedging its bets to meet increasing global emission standards, with expanded development of its gasoline-hybrid technology now added to the list. The automaker said today it will expand the development of its hybrid technology over the next...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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A new study suggests that California’s low carbon fuel standard is winning out as a viable measure over the federal government’s biofuel blends. While biofuel blends in gasoline and diesel have been the national standard for years, a new study by...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Three wind turbines installed at a cost of $107,516 in a Image of Port Angeles by brewbooks/flickr, Washington park are expected to generated $1.50 in electricity each month. That's 25 cents more than is needed to illuminate the safety lighting in the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The former vice president has been a vocal climate change activist
From: Salon.com | By: The Associated Press, Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The former CEO of Cabot Creamery Cooperative explains why.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Richard Stammer | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Google has made it a point to run as much of its business on renewable energy as possible, and it looks like the company is close to reaching its ultimate goal. The internet pioneer now expects that all of its offices and data centers will be relyin......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The owners of the world’s largest network say it will soon run 100 percent on renewable power. There are business reasons for this.
From: New York Times | By: QUENTIN HARDY | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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More than 800 American energy and Earth science researchers have signed a letter to Donald Trump outlining six steps they're urging him to take to address human-caused climate change to protect “America’s economy, national security, and public health...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The tech giant has hit this major renewable energy goal ahead of all its competitors.
From: TreeHugger | By: Megan Treacy | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Two Atlantic staffers discuss Inside Jobs, a months-long reporting project that included conversations with an obituary writer, a janitor, a train conductor, and many others.
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne Green | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The internet giant has spent years migrating the source of electric power at its giant data centers to sources like wind turbines and solar panels.
From: New York Times | By: QUENTIN HARDY | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The ruling brings to an end a bitter dispute between the government and energy firms over the decision in 2011 to abandon nuclear power in the wake of a nuclear disaster in Japan.
From: New York Times | By: MELISSA EDDY | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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States that expanded eligibility for Medicaid have failed to enroll large numbers of a significant group that stood to benefit: ex-inmates....
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The Trump Organization’s apparent interest in expanding to Taiwan adds to concerns over the president-elect’s phone call with the island's president.
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeremy Venook | Monday, December 5, 2016
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It’s the season of giving, but all of that consumerism can mean taking something from the environment. Those who want to minimize their carbon footprints without turning into Scrooge may be wondering what style of shopping is best for the earth: online...
From: Earth911 | By: Lauren Murphy | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Nuclear Energy got a second wind in Illinois, the state legislature there passed a law that permits two of its existing nuclear plants to receive subsidies that will keep them alive. Exelon Corp., which has six nuclear plants in Illinois, will now keep...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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A lot of leading companies have committed to sourcing all of their energy from renewable sources. Google has dispensed with its aspirational phase and will achieve this milestone in 2017, the company revealed Tuesday. "Over the calendar year globally,...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Washington Post: Al Gore Just Had ‘an Extremely Interesting Conversation’ With Trump on Climate Change As Donald Trump continues to indicate that he might be willing to change his position on climate change, which he has long called a “hoax,”...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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While president-elect Donald Trump looks to fossil-fuel interests to head the EPA, California pushes forward with the most ambitious climate targets in North America.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s fleet of coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10 percent using existing hardware and software upgrades, according to General Electric report.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Sweden's Icehotel will gather 75 kWh of solar power to keep one of its wings frozen — and open to guests — during the spring and summer.
From: Business Insider | By: Dana Varinsky | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says would prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country’s carbon emissions if properly...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says would prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Just around 16 percent of rural houses in Myanmar have electricity access, but that about to change. A government-led project aided by private companies could power up the entire country using off-grid solar energy. The electricity could irrigate rice...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lacy Cooke | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Soil could be our salvation, if we stop treating it like dirt.
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, December 5, 2016
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With headlines like "Glyphosate found in Cheerios, Kashi cookies and other popular food items" and "Are you eating Monsanto weed killer for breakfast?" plaguing the news, more and more of us are looking for ways keep our families healthy by growing our...
From: Inhabitat | By: Yuka Yoneda | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Phasing out coal, a feverish pursuit of green energy, new tax regimes — where have we heard all this before?...
From: CBC | By: Graeme Gordon | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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French company Air Liquide will build and operate its first US landfill biogas purification plant in Walnut, Mississippi.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Legislators could solidify the state's market-based cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | By: Annie C. Mulkern | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The zero-carbon bus is said to cost 80 per cent less to maintain than a standard diesel bus.
From: Khaleej Times | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The famous Icehotel, which they build every year in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, will get built for the 27th year in a row this year, since it melts into nothing each year. But this year another Icehotel was also built, and this one is built to last. The so-called...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Japanese kindergartens are well known for their minimalist design and creative play spaces. Japan-based Hibino Sekkei and Youji no Shiro have created many of our favorites, and their latest design for Kids Mayumi or “KM” Kindergarten in Osaka demonstrates...
From: Inhabitat | By: Cat DiStasio | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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  Even as water protectors and their allies celebrate their victory in securing an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a new threat lurks right around the corner. After months of protest and increasing police violence, the US Army has denied...
From: Inhabitat | By: Greg Beach | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A few weeks ago I discussed some recruiting and hiring trends that were on the rise in 2016, and are expected to continue rising in 2017. Although that was by no means a thorough examination of the current composition of the average business environment,...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Pete Jay DuCharme | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The forces driving clean energy are likely to continue progressing regardless of President-elect Donald Trump's efforts to reverse them, a leading expert in energy policy said last week at Stanford University.
From: Forbes | By: Jeff McMahon, Contributor | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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There is a lot of talk about tipping points when it comes to climate change, alluding to a time in the not-so-distant future where the effects of human-induced global warming are no longer within our control. Melting ice caps and sea level rise are a...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Monday, December 5, 2016
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