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The Claude Rains Award for total transparency: Mike Huckabee, for his forthright declaration that "I didn't kidnap the Lindbergh baby, I didn't sink the Titanic, and I wasn't standing on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963."...
From: Reason | By: Glenn Garvin | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to unveil new regulations Monday aimed at cutting carbon pollution that comes from the nation’s power plants. The goal is for plants to reduce their carbon emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030....
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change the way...
From: Free Republic | By: Washington Post | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry....
From: New York Times | By: CORAL DAVENPORT and GARDINER HARRIS | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plants. Representatives...
From: Business Insider | By: Valerie Volcovici | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Some say the so-called sharing economy has gotten away from its central premise—sharing....
From: The Atlantic | By: Nancy Cook | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The team is turning to alternative energy sources. The Ravens are continuing to be trailblazers by leading the league in eco-friendliness. They were the first team to earn a LEED-certified Gold designation by the U.S. Green Building Council for their...
From: Baltimore Beatdown | By: Nathan Beaucage | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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China and Russia have been front-and-center in the Central Asia conversation. Beijing has been pushing westward — in part aiming to find new countries to which it can export its goods as Western demand slows and China transitions into a consumption-based...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Neurotracking, video games, laughing rats, brainwave sniper training, robot love, and a "pernicious libertarian"
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Friday, July 31, 2015
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While you count the money your super PAC raked in this quarter, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how the other half lives. Here are some random but real hints: The sooner the better; the price of infamy; makes for an easy getaway; and sometimes...
From: Urlesque | By: John Zipperer | Friday, July 31, 2015
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[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.
From: All Africa | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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A mother’s difficult quest to discover what her childrens’ toys are made of—and whether they are safe and environmentally friendly....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jamie Passaro | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Climate pressures lead to rise in 'new-age orphans' in India's delta Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit Forests suck up less carbon after drought Northern forests falter in combating climate change People's Climate March: the revolution starts...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Wisconsin's Scott Walker and five other governors are refusing to comply with the Obama administration's plan to curb electric power plant carbon emissions. Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama...
From: AOL Television | By: Elliott Negin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) will acquire substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including a 100-million gallon nameplate capacity biomass-based diesel refinery and deepwater port terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Is Dana Milbank – one of the Washington Compost’s many leftist columnists – really a girly man or do you think he’s just pretending? "Finally, Senate Republicans are standing up to the bully who terrorized them the past two and a half years —...
From: Free Republic | By: PJ Media | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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When opponents strike a telling blow, don't counterattack directly. Instead, hit back at the attackers. This is the mainstream media's stratagem for dealing with the series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking about making...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Friday, July 31, 2015
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THIS week's print edition has an array of economics articles that may be of interest. The following have particularly caught our eye:Moldova's economy: Gutted (Finance)Renewable energy: Puffs of hope (Leaders)Turkey's economy: Flightless (Finance)And...
From: The Economist | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The government of the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca says residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Governor attacks critics, fears human 'extinction' at climate-change confab.
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Pope Francis has made it clear how strongly he believes climate change needs to be addressed, in his recent encyclical, the Washington Post reports. The Pope paints a dire future in the event humans do not address climate change. “Each year sees the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dean Chambers | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled plastic bottles are all part of the culture of the country.
From: NPR | By: Jessie Rack | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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With all the revelations that have come out about the NSA and our foreign and domestic spy programs, it can, at times, become difficult to parse out exactly what we're supposed to be getting pissed off about and what is the exact kind of spy-work we...
From: Techdirt | By: Timothy Geigner | Friday, July 31, 2015
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“In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Last year around this time I wrote an article highlighting a groundbreaking event at the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ), about 25 miles north of town. For the first time ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon Valley. Those in the know make a beeline for Singularity University based at NASA's Ames Research Center...
From: That's Fit | By: Owen Gaffney | Friday, July 31, 2015
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As the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership wind down, key environmental provisions might be the difference in congressional approval. The post What Does The New Environmental Chapter Mean For The TPP? Not Much, Activists Say appeared first...
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Sectran Security armored truck Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big, hulking diesel armored trucks that move money...
From: Popular Science | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s recent return to the forefront of local news should serve as a much-needed reminder of the corruption that has infected Illinois politics for so many years ["Blagojevich and family 'disappointed,' " July 21]. While some...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.The White House will release the final version of America's...
From: Business Insider | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Try not to panic.
From: The Kernel | By: Patrick Howell O'Neill | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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"We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time, a chance to fulfill the Great Commandments to love God, our neighbors, and ourselves," the letter read. The post More Than 180 Evangelical Leaders Endorse Obama’s...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jack Jenkins | Friday, July 31, 2015
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China is helping Pakistan build a wind power plant near its southern port city of Karachi with a total investment of $115 million.
From: China.org.cn | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The U.S. EPA is expected to release the highly anticipated Clean Power Plan next week. According to reports, the rule could be released as early as Monday, August 3. The regulation will require the U.S. power sector to achieve deep emissions cuts, a...
From: Greentech Media | By: Bert Taube | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The country's smallest utilities are all in on renewable energy and efficiency plans. The post Electric Co-ops Are Already Practicing The Future Of Energy appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Friday, July 31, 2015
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IBM recycled, reused or resold almost 97 percent of the end-of-life products it collected for processing last year, according to the tech giant’s 25th annual corporate sustainability report. In its other waste and recycling accomplishments, IBM sent...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We are at a generational, if not an historical, tipping point for our nation and the world. Our economy and institutional power structures have been built on the exploitation of people and the environment. Addressing the climate crisis and growing economic...
From: AOL Television | By: Erich Pica | Friday, July 31, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector....
From: Reuters | Friday, July 31, 2015
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President Barack Obama be the keynote speaker for the eighth annual “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” this month at the Mandalay Bay ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Here's a new twist on the "butterfly effect" leading to more lightweight, compact concentrated systems for solar energy harvesting -- instead of hurricanes Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Sparks Solar Energy Breakthrough was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Holding ice cream cones that melted in Thursday’s heat like globally warmed glaciers, about 100 people rallied in the plaza of the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown, in support of federal efforts to reduce carbon emissions from coal-burning power...
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0001313) to support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts. The announcement represents an early step in increasing investment...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I had looked at what will be the technologies and changes that can eventually lead to 1. Economic abundance2. Radical life extension3. Physical and Cognitive enhancement4. Blood Stream Robots5. Supermaterials6. Open Access to space7. Pollution elimination8....
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The new talking point among political wonks who never imagined Bernie Sanders possibly winning Iowa and New Hampshire, or seriously battling Clinton for the Democratic nomination, is a belief that Vermont's Senator only appeals to "white liberals." Therefore,...
From: TV Squad | By: H. A. Goodman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildfire season explodes across West; New study finds wildfire season getting much worse around the world; PLUS:...
From: Lemondrop | By: Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, Chicago: Carbon-free energy and reliable electric service are like cookies and ice cream; while they're good on their own, they're better together. Those who say otherwise about reliability...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: John Moore | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica: The EPA's Clean Power Plan is the U.S.'s biggest breakthrough yet on climate change. And, it's not just humans that will benefit from limiting carbon pollution, but whales too. In many...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Zak Smith | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Shale gas deposits underlie about a third of the State of Tennessee. Tapping that low-carbon resource is essential if electric utilities there and across the nation have any hope of complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Energy...
From: The Independent Institute | By: William Shughart | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Try connecting the dots between science and humanities
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Canada – Hillary is taking the bull by the horns… and putting the knife between her teeth. She is a “take-charge” candidate and aims to let us know. Yes, earlier his week, she promised to improve capitalism. Now, it’s the climate...
From: Business Insider | By: Bill Bonner | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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