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Ski season is just beginning in California, but real snow on the slopes is becoming a rarity.
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A reader saw a missed opportunity: “We tend to focus far too much on outward symbols (like Prius driving) in judging whether people are energy conscious.” How could you post that quote from Chris Mooney without referencing the Prius scene from South...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The price of solar power has dropped so dramatically in recent years, that in some places, it's now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. For more, David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff, editor-in-chief of "Greentech...
From: NPR | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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by Kate Tellers My husband and I are expecting our first child next February. To mark this rite of passage, as well as the white hot second when we considered cloth diapers, we decided to order our very first washer and dryer. Since every conversation...
From: The Billfold | By: Kate Tellers | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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GE Healthcare says a study examining the environmental impact of its +PlusPak polymer bottle has superior environmental benefits compared to its glass counterparts. Healthcare clinicians traditionally use glass bottles for storage, handling, and disposal...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Don Boudreaux
From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 16 other state attorneys general in opposing proposed Environmental Protection Agency guidelines aimed at curbing carbon emissions. In a letter submitted to EPA, the attorneys...
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Presidents Obama and Xi pledged this month, in their historic carbon emissions deal, to develop novel carbon storage technology enabling CO2 capture plants to generate their own industrial water supply
From: IEEE Spectrum | By: Peter Fairley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It's way past time to build a 21st Century infrastructure. Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes Here’s What ’60 Minutes’ Should Have Reported About Infrastructure: “60 Minutes” ran a report Sunday, “Falling apart: America’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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It's CleanTech 2.0. And it seems to be working. The post The New Clean Tech Boom Is Real, And It Will Let You Control The Temperature In Your Cubicle appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Sacha Feinman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy? No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers....
From: Fox News | By: Maxim Lott | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he thinks climate change is real. Beyond that, he won't say much else. The post New York Governor Cuomo: ‘I Don’t Want To Get Into A Political Debate’ About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The resolution declares that the city of Louisville is committed to eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting the health of safety of women and girls, and providing equal academic, economic, and business opportunities in the city. Related...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Monday, November 24, 2014
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With Congress away, the Daily Deduction will not publish for the rest of the week. We’ll be back as usual on Monday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!   In California, a tax increase breeds a budget battle and tuition hike. In 2012, Democratic Governor...
From: TaxVox | By: Renu Zaretsky | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Greener cement for construction may be already well within reach, based on a new study carried out by researchers from MIT in the United States and CNRS in France.  While modern-day cement has its roots extending back to the mid-1700s, the ratios of...
From: EcoGeek | By: Philip Proefrock | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Cannabis carbon emissions? That's what one county in Colorado says is the new carbon epidemic. Growing pot has become popular enough that experts predict carbon footprints the size of small cities from this burgeoning commercial enterprise. Boulder County,...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Jan Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Filtering out our 2014 Power List to rank the top 14 from the world of business and scienceThe post The most powerful people in Canadian business and science appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Energy and Transportation, San Francisco: The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) – whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others – was caught red-handed...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Merrian Borgeson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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N.Hoolywood collaborated with Japan’s Hippopotamus for a Mil-Spec towel. Wait, but what’s a Mil-Spec towel? Made by fusing organic cotton with bamboo fiber, this particular towel is 1.7 times more water-absorbing than ordinary cotton… The post...
From: Selectism | By: Elaine YJ Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The meeting, to be held in the Peruvian capital Lima from Dec 1 to 12, is intended to pave the way for a global deal on cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions to be agreed next year in Paris as a replacement for the Kyoto treaty.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In today's On the News segment: According to a new report from The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart is one of the world's biggest consumers of coal; learning a second language is like bodybuilding for your brain; the Food and Drug Administration...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project is doing some of the most important work in the world, laying out how we can keep climate chaos in check....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Monday, November 24, 2014
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REUTERS - Spain's Banco Santander SA is trying to obtain regulatory approval to sell a part of its stake in a solar energy project in Nevada to two Canadian pension funds, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday....
From: Solarplaza | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A novel approach to desalinating water could be very beneficial in providing fresh water for many parts of the world needing clean water.  This is a relatively inexpensive process which uses graphite to use solar energy far more efficiently than ever...
From: EcoGeek | By: Philip Proefrock | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Mercedes rolls out Vision G Code concept car which uses revolutionary paint job to utilize solar as well as wind energy, fitted with conventional as well as hydrogen engine.
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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BLOOMBERG - Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (YGE), the largest solar-panel maker, fell after cutting its shipment forecast for 2014 by about 10 percent as it seeks profitable growth. The net loss nearly halved from a year earlier....
From: Solarplaza | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the 11th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest, which will challenge student teams to develop business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations. Finalists will be asked to pitch their plans to investors....
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Public transport powered by human waste and sewage could be coming to a bus stop near you before too long. In fact it’s operating now in the U.K. on a trial run basis.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Bill DiBenedetto | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Leading PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy reported its third quarter earnings Tuesday, and while it reported solid revenue for the quarter, fourth-quarter and full-year guidance for module shipments show a much poorer picture. Yingli Green reported...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The boom in the Indian solar power industry will extend to the rooftop solar power segment as industries and commercial consumers look to take advantage of the falling solar power prices. Through changing industrial and policy dynamics, India looks set...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Originally published on ilsr.org. When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired...
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Serbian town of Kladovo, located 250 kilometers east of the capital city of Belgrade, now holds one of the largest solar PV plants in the country, along with the largest hydroelectric power station in the country, making it a major supplier of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy.
From: Grist | By: Emma Green | Monday, November 24, 2014
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This post Why You Should Be Buying Solar Stocks With Both Hands appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Oil's recent slump has given you a unique opportunity to pick up your favorite solar stock at a bargain-basement price. So if you're looking to double...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Greg Guenthner | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Every now and again, it’s worth acquainting the deep narrative about a failed presidency with the facts. If a Republican had presided over the energy revolution of the past few years, you’d never hear the end of it. But shale has changed a lot: Net...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Meet two new species of a very small animal
From: The American Scholar | By: Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: Yanko Design | By: Radhika Seth | Monday, November 24, 2014
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While many are prophesizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) as doomsday for the electricity sector, Texas utilities are telling a different story. The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions from...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A new report from the World Bank has determined that warming of around around 2.7° Fahrenheit by mid-century is already locked into the Earth's atmospheric system through past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions.The post World Bank: Without Action,...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Environmental groups are accusing Walmart of falling short on a number of its well-publicized sustainability goals. The world’s largest retailer still relies heavily on carbon-intensive coal power in U.S. stores and facilities, despite a longstanding...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Staff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Democratic governor of New York used to speak forthrightly about climate science and the need for action. Now he's getting all weak and mushy....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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More than 180 urban entrepreneurs were ready to pitch their business at Inner City Capital…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Using recycled materials and hydroponics, this floating barge doubles as a food-growing greenhouse for communities that don't have access to arable land....
From: TreeHugger | By: Kimberley Mok | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The following article is reprinted by permission of its author, Stephen Leahy, who writes for the Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency. To access the article as posted on the IPS website, click here. The as-yet unfinished exhibit area which forms...
From: Skeptical Science | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Would Harry Reid's last big act as majority leader for the next two years be to screw over the middle class to help out business? If ThinkProgress's sources are right, that's what could be happening. Igor Volksy writes that sources tell TP that Reid...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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BERKELEY, Calif. — Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S — 265 miles— but at one-fifth the $70,000 price of the luxury sedan. Or a battery able to provide many times more energy than today’s technology at significantly lower...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Staff | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Critics wanting to curb the enthusiasm of supporters of alternative energy have held up production cost as proof that coal and natural gas cannot be rivaled. Now there is a sign that the story changed. Diane Cardwell, reporter covering energy for The...
From: PhysOrg | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) deserves praise for his comments in general support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.   In his...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Jackson Morris | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Late last month, the Topaz Solar project achieved full commercial operation with the completion of its final 40-megawatt (AC) phase. This is the first 500-megawatt plus solar farm to come online in the U.S. and the largest solar plant online in the U.S.,...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Monday, November 24, 2014
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