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Ford Unveils its First Electric Car

Ford Unveils its First Electric Car

By Agence France Presse, Posted January 10th, 2011

Ford said the range of Focus Electric will be enough to “cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans.”

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Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 15th, 2010

Developments in human-generated electricity are laying the groundwork for future gyms which will be entirely client-powered.

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Throwing cold water on Europe’s “Millennium Winter” forecast

Throwing cold water on Europe’s “Millennium Winter” forecast

By Stefan Rahmstorf and Olivia Serdeczny, Posted December 13th, 2010

The claim circulates in the internet and in many mainstream media as well: Scientists have allegedly predicted the coldest winter in 1,000 years for Europe. What is behind it? Nothing – no scientist has predicted anything like it. A Polish tabloid made up the story.

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Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

By ScienceDaily, Posted December 9th, 2010

It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.

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Interstate bicycling system takes shape

Interstate bicycling system takes shape

By Winona Bateman, YES! Magazine, Posted November 29th, 2010

If implemented as planned, the U.S. Bicycle Route System will become the largest official cycling network on the planet, encompassing more than 50,000 miles of routes.

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Supersize ships being built to feed our consumer appetites

Supersize ships being built to feed our consumer appetites

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 22nd, 2010

Walmart commissions fleet of giant ships to speed consumer goods from China.

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Cheap ‘teabag’ water filter could save millions

Cheap ‘teabag’ water filter could save millions

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 18th, 2010

The simple technology allows for the teabag to be placed in a canister designed to fit the neck of most bottles, and after filtering one liter of contaminated water the teabag is discarded.

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No to Geo-Engineering: UN Issues a Moratorium on Efforts to Manipulate the Earth’s Climate

No to Geo-Engineering: UN Issues a Moratorium on Efforts to Manipulate the Earth’s Climate

By Jeff Conant, Posted November 17th, 2010

Under the agreement, no geo-engineering projects can take place until risks to the environment as well as social, cultural, and economic impacts have been assessed.

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The Doomsday Machine and the Race to Save the World

The Doomsday Machine and the Race to Save the World

By Jeff Conant, Posted November 11th, 2010

How close are we to space sunshades, mountaintop painting, ‘fertilizing’ the oceans with iron, and redirecting hurricanes? Closer than you might imagine.

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UN calls for immediate action to save life on Earth

UN calls for immediate action to save life on Earth

By Agence France Presse, Posted October 20th, 2010

The Earth’s 6.8 billion humans are effectively living 50 percent beyond the planet’s biocapacity.

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Solar power from water-based ‘artificial leaves’

Solar power from water-based ‘artificial leaves’

By Eartheasy, Posted October 20th, 2010

“Natural” solar cells have the potential to be less expensive and more environmentally friendly than current silicon-based solar cells…

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Google hits the road with a self-driving Prius

Google hits the road with a self-driving Prius

By Eartheasy, Posted October 19th, 2010

Self-driving technology may reduce accidents while increasing transportation capacity on major roads.

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Fish farms that mimic nature

Fish farms that mimic nature

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 27th, 2010

A new ecosystem-based approach leads to a cleaner way to farm fish while producing other marketable marine crops.

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Human-electric hybrid car available in 2011

Human-electric hybrid car available in 2011

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 22nd, 2010

The “Imagine PS,” capable of 100 kph (60 mph) on the flat and 50 kph uphill, is street legal and expected to be commercially available next year.

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The Temperature is Getting Hot as Hell and We’re not Going to Take it Anymore

The Temperature is Getting Hot as Hell and We’re not Going to Take it Anymore

By Bill McKibben, Posted August 16th, 2010

Fossil fuel is wrecking the one earth we’ve got. Polite suggestions won’t get us anywhere.

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Wind Farm ‘Mega Project’ Underway in Mojave Desert

Wind Farm ‘Mega Project’ Underway in Mojave Desert

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times, Posted August 12th, 2010

The Alta Wind Energy Center — with plans for thousands of acres of turbines to generate electricity for 600,000 Southern California homes — officially broke ground.

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Nanotech in our food – should we be afraid?

Nanotech in our food – should we be afraid?

By Marion Nestle, Posted August 2nd, 2010

The effects of nanotechnology on the environment are regulated by the EPA — but when it comes to nano in food, shouldn’t the FDA be involved?

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Global Temperatures in 2010 Warmest on Record

Global Temperatures in 2010 Warmest on Record

By Eartheasy, Posted July 22nd, 2010

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record.

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Simple Technology Restores Dried up Rivers, Watersheds

Simple Technology Restores Dried up Rivers, Watersheds

By Adam Davidson-Harden and Jay Walljasper, On the Commons.org, Posted July 5th, 2010

Drawing on indigenous Indian knowledge of geology, hydrology and ecology, Rajendra Singh helped to save a watershed.

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Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

By Eartheasy, Posted May 13th, 2010

Scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by a fusion-generated ‘mini-star’.

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