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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"FOR your freedom and ours" was a motto used by Polish rebels who fought in various uprisings against the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires between 1830 and 1849, both in Poland and in Hungary and Italy. Their intent was to build a coalition of nationalist...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Too many city rooftops are barren, grey, and boring. Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who works with the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. is out to change that. Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These...
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Orwig | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where community gardens are more commonly called allotments....
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
From: BBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The main target that won approval was a pledge to slash emissions by at least 40 percent, compared with 1990 levels, by 2030....
From: New York Times | By: JAMES KANTER | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have secured concessions on carbon emissions reduction targets for Ireland.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, October 24, 2014
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No objections raised to Ireland’s proposal to make concessions for agriculture
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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San Francisco based NextGen Climate Action Committee, the political arm of the non-profit climate change group founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is one of several liberal groups providing manpower and financial resources to help a robust...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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TODAY reports: The Ministry of The Environment And Water Resources has questioned the methodology used in the WWF report, and stressed Singapore’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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European Union leaders hope to agree on tough cuts for carbon emissions during a two-day summit that ends Friday. The talks in Brussels promise to be difficult - and they are only part of the agenda that includes fighting Ebola and turning around the...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Bryant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its 153-million-pound endowment from fossil fuel companies, I happened to be in a room filled with climate activists in Oxford. They immediately broke into cheers. There were lots...
From: In These Times | By: Naomi Klein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit—and Congressional inaction on both matters—could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Wind energy had a huge year...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike G | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It all started with a porcupette. The post Our Descent into Homemade Halloween Costume Madness appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Lizzie Heiselt | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Some companies have begun to offer discounted rooftop solar panels as a worker benefit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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AATA Architects first carefully selected the site location and building orientation to the sun in order to minimize the cabin's energy consumption. Special attention was also given to the windows, which were strategically located to allow as much sunlight...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This comes after Cuomo took heat for his administration's involvement in editing and delaying a study on fracking that had been commissioned in 2011.The post Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A team of scientists is currently raising funds through a crowd funding campaign to develop Air HES (HydroElectric Station), which is basically an airship that can extract clean water and electricity from the clouds. More specifically, it does so by...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A free webinar open to small businesses across the country seeks to develop new sources…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager, City Energy Project , Santa Monica, CA: On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kimi Narita | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In 2012, China's Hanergy, the owner of gigawatts' worth of hydropower, wind and solar assets, acquired MiaSolé, a technologically accomplished, CIGS thin-film solar firm. The reported sales price was $30 million, according to documents obtained by the...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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When you think Las Vegas you might not think about sustainability, but that’s all starting to change - in a big way. MGM Resorts announced that it has installed the largest rooftop solar array in the US - the second biggest in the entire world - on...
From: Inhabitat | By: Kristine Lofgren | Friday, October 24, 2014
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leading corporations 3M, Cisco Systems, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation have partnered with the World Wildlife Foundation and the National Geographic Society to offer their employees something that we're going to call "instant" solar financing.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Tina Casey | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Yesterday, I received a text from my bank alerting me of some possibly fraudulent activity on my debit card. Despite the fact that it was tucked securely in my wallet, right next to my Qdoba rewards card, someone was using the number at a gas station...
From: The Awl | By: Kelly Fine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CODA Energy formerly known as CODA Automotive spent four years trying to enter the EV market, and filed for bankruptcy last spring after selling approximately 100 cars. Now they are back trying to leverage their battery technology in the energy storage...
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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by Kelly Fine Yesterday, I received a text from my bank alerting me of some possibly fraudulent activity on my debit card. Despite the fact that it was tucked securely in my wallet, right next to my Qdoba rewards card, someone was using the number at...
From: The Billfold | By: Kelly Fine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Vandium-based flow battery specialist Imergy Power Systems introduced the ESP30 series, a new generation of vanadium flow batteries that lowers the cost and increases the performance and flexibility of energy storage systems for utilities, renewable...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The United Kingdom wind power production has been enjoying an upward trajectory, and on Tuesday wind power achieved a significant energy production milestone, reported Brooks Hays for UPI. High winds from Hurricane Gonzalo were the force behind wind...
From: PhysOrg | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Yves here. As oil prices have come into focus as a result of a recent Saudi decision to facilitate a reset at a lower price per barrel, they've come into focus yet again as a critical nexus of economic and political power, and that's before you get to...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen...
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Wind, hydro and biomass provide the bulk of electricity consumed in the city of Burlington....
From: GreenBiz | By: Laurie Guevara-Stone | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Friday, October 24, 2014
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1Sun4All. The Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon has a bit of news to bring you up to speed. The first is that the 2015 competition lineup has been updated to include the withdrawal of Stanford University. Stanford University previously competed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Wearables, cars, homes, cities, and the industrial internet.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Simona Jankowski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines global economic trends and associated challengesFor Immediate Release | October 23, 2014 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors:     Journalists may obtain a complimentary copy of "Global Economy...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Click here to be transported to the interactive version of this map. Anastasia Pantsios at Eco-Watch takes a look at the latest energy-efficiency ranking of U.S. states and cities: How does your state stack up when it comes to energy efficiency? The...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Confused by the jargon about gigawatts and "real 20 per cent"? Here are some basics in the debate over the Renewable Energy Target....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Europe sets climate change goals to be met by 2030
From: Time | By: Eliana Dockterman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Political quarrels put to rest, after Lapid relents on clause he argued would set precedent enabling other businesses to argue for equal protection, as there was no justification for offering such backing only for businesses in the West Bank....
From: Haaretz | By: Avi Bar-Eli | Friday, October 24, 2014
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European Union leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and set renewable energy targets.
From: Al Jazeera English | Friday, October 24, 2014
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CONCORD, New Hampshire —To kick off the debate here Thursday evening between former Sen. Scott Brown and incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Republican National Committee (RNC) hammered Shaheen for kicking this reporter out of a campaign...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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