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    triplepundit Recent developments in solar technology give us a peek at what is sure to be a promising future for the industry. From power-generating windows to self-repairing cells, there's a lot to get excited about in solar news this week.The post Transparent Panels Signal the Future of the Solar Industry appeared...

    2 weeks ago by Mary Mazzoni

      ecorazzi Joni Ernst released a campaign advertisement this week bragging about how great she is wielding a knife when castrating pigs. Read MoreThe post WATCH: Republican Joni Ernst Jokes About Castrating Pigs appeared first on Ecorazzi.

      2 weeks ago by Joan Reddy

        switchboard.nrdc Rocky Kistner, Communications Associate, Washington, DC I first met Julia Trigg Crawford on a chilly February morning in 2012, rallying a crowd of outraged Texas landowners protesting on the courthouse steps in Paris, TX. Julia was in court defending...

        2 weeks ago by Rocky Kistner

          greencarcongress The recently introduced Wärtsilä low-pressure, 2-stroke, dual-fuel engine (DF) (earlier post) has received a second new order. A 5-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF engine, together with the gas valve unit and other relevant equipment, has been ordered for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel being built for the Chinese ship...

          2 weeks ago by Mike Millikin

            triplepundit It seems every day there is a new set of rankings, ratings and awards that tell us which company just passed sliced bread as the best sustainable thing ever. Better than the real thing. Better than all the rest. Simply the best.The post The Quick & Dirty: A Tale Of...

            2 weeks ago by Henk Campher

              greencarreports For an electric sedan priced above the reach of many people, sales of the Tesla Model S have been rather impressive so far. That relative popularity should also carry over to the firm's upcoming crossover, the 2015 Tesla Model X. The Tesla Motors Club is tracking Model X reservations, and...

                desmogblog At the just-completed U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing titled, “The Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom,” Admiral Dennis Blair — former Director of National Intelligence, President and CEO of Institute for Defense Analyses and Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command — admitted what's still considered conspiratorial to some. Put tersely: the U.S. and...

                2 weeks ago by Steve Horn

                  ecorazzi Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen is asking her country to get with the times and stop using animals in their military training. Brigitte’s home country of Denmark uses pigs as part Read MoreThe post Brigitte Nielsen Asks Denmark to Stop Shooting Pigs appeared first on Ecorazzi.

                  2 weeks ago by Natalia Galbetti

                    greencarcongress LanzaTech, a leader in gas fermentation technology for novel and economic routes to fuels and high value chemicals, has raised $60 million in a Series D Round. Led by Mitsui & Co. with a $20M investment, the round includes new investors Siemens via its Venture Capital unit (SFS VC), CICC...

                    2 weeks ago by Mike Millikin

                      environmentalleader Extensive groundwater pumping is causing a huge swath of central California to sink, National Geographic says, citing US Geological Survey reports. Some areas of the San Joaquin Valley are subsiding at the fastest rates ever measured, according to a hydrologist and lead author of the report. The bulk of the...

                      2 weeks ago by Bill Opalka

                        greencarcongress Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. will build and operate a new, 213-mile (343 km), 16-inch diameter pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from the company’s St. Johns source field in Apache County, Arizona, to the Kinder Morgan-operated Cortez Pipeline in Torrance County, NM. The new Lobos Pipeline will have an initial...

                        2 weeks ago by Mike Millikin

                          greencarreports California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean beach...

                            switchboard.nrdc Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City Like millions of Americans, I love the water. I love to swim, boat and fish, as do many of my family and friends. We all recall swimming in...

                            3 weeks ago by Peter Lehner

                              greencarreports Nissan is recalling 2013 and 2014 model-year Leaf electric cars to fix an airbag sensor software issue. The recall will correct faulty software in approximately 29,165 Leafs that controls the front-passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS), which senses weight to determine if a person is sitting in the seat. The...

                                earth911 The “Greenest” Yard on the BlockAfter the brutal winter we have had, I personally have been looking forward to spring with the kind of childish enthusiasm that is usually reserved for Christmas morning, the arrival of a pizza delivery man, or even payday. I live in Texas, so spring is...

                                2 weeks ago by Justin Gammill

                                  environmentalleader EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule that they say would clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for streams and wetlands. The rule would extend protections to wetlands and intermittent streams that flow seasonally or only after a rainfall. Determining CWA protection...

                                  2 weeks ago by Bill Opalka

                                    greencarreports Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the Japanese carmaker opened its Honda Smart Home US in Davis, California--demonstrating its ideas for how Americans might live a zero-carbon life in the 21st...

                                      gigaom A disgruntled customer is suing Nest, claiming that the company’s popular line of home thermostats are defective because they heat up and fail to measure a room’s actual temperature. In a complaint filed this week in San Jose, Maryland man Justin Darisse said he bought the device on Amazon for $249.99 after...

                                      2 weeks ago by Jeff John Roberts

                                        greencarreports Human beings are curious beasts. Tell them something outlandish, even something backed by scientific method, and they'll try and prove it wrong anyway. Non-stick pans? Let's see what I can burn onto it! Unbreakable pen? Yeah, sure. How about a motorcycle that won't fall over? Actually, we've seen this one...

                                          desmogblog In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S. Congressional Committees held hearings this week on the U.S. using its newfangled oil and gas bounty as a blunt tool to fend off Russian dominance of the global gas market. Though 14 combined witnesses testified...

                                          3 weeks ago by Steve Horn

                                            ecopreneurist Running an eco or social enterprise, especially one with very few employees, means having to learn how to make the most of your time, so that every detail gets taken care of with the least amount of effort and in the least amount of time. And because many of us...

                                            3 weeks ago by Derek Markham

                                              greencarcongress Rear-axle KERS unit. Click to enlarge. Volvo Car Group and engineering company Flybrid Automotive, part of the Torotrak Group, have been conducting UK tests of lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology. (Earlier post.) The test car applies flywheel technology to the rear axle, while the combustion engine drives...

                                              2 weeks ago by Mike Millikin

                                                greencarcongress NVIDIA launched a new platform to the support the development of a new generation of applications that employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing in a range of industries including automotive. The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Developer Kit offers performance of 326 gigaflops—nearly three times more than any similar...

                                                3 weeks ago by Mike Millikin

                                                  treehugger After taking another look at this topic, I have had to change my tune, and perhaps my stove.

                                                  3 weeks ago by Lloyd Alter

                                                    greencarcongress Continental will launch production this month of short range radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at its plant in Seguin, Texas. A single line will handle production initially, but additional lines are in preparation to satisfy the demand of OEMs manufacturing in the US. We plan to produce some three...

                                                    2 weeks ago by Mike Millikin