Café Botanical Creates a Direct Connection with Iceland’s Akureyri Gardens

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Toyota Developing Revolutionary Solid-State and Lithium-Air Electric Vehicle Batteries, Aims to Launch by 2020

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Today’s lithium-ion batteries are expensive and bulky – which is why Toyota is currently developing two new types of ultra-efficient batteries to power its electric vehicles . Toyota is conducting research on solid-state batteries and lithium-air batteries that promise to be more compact and be able to store more energy than lithium-ion batteries – and the automaker plans to switch to these new technologies by 2020. Read the rest of Toyota Developing Revolutionary Solid-State and Lithium-Air Electric Vehicle Batteries, Aims to Launch by 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all-solid-state batteries , compact packaging of solid-state batteries , Lithium Polymer Battery , lithium-air batteries , lithium-air batteries store 50 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries , lithium-ion batteries , lithium-ion-phosphate , prius plug-in , RAV4 Electric Vehicle , size of lithium-ion batteries , Toyota

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New Report Predicts Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami for Pacific Northwest

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Photo via Shutterstock A massive earthquake followed by a powerful tsunami is likely to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study warns – and it’s expected to kill as many as 10,000 people and cause as much as $32 billion in damages. The new report issued by the  Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission says it’s only a matter of time before a devastating mega-quake hits the Pacific Northwest, threatening coastal communities in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Read the rest of New Report Predicts Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami for Pacific Northwest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2011 Japan Tsunami , british columbia , California , Cascadia Subduction Zone , disaster preparedness , earthquake , earthquake preparedness , japan earthquake , natural disasters , Oregon , tsunami , washington

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President Obama Proposes $2 Billion in Funding to Replace Fossil Fuels

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Now that the sequester is in full swing, President Obama is proposing new sources of funding to finance his clean energy ambitions. The White House is urging Congress to divert $2 billion from oil and gas leases over the next ten years to pay for research into ‘breakthrough technologies,’ like advanced batteries for electric cars. Following the statements Obama made in last month’s State of the Union address, the goal is to begin to wean the county off of fossil fuels and stimulate the economy by investing in cutting-edge technology. Read the rest of President Obama Proposes $2 Billion in Funding to Replace Fossil Fuels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , advanced vehicles , argonne national laboratory , chicago , Climate Change , congress , energy security trust , eric d isaacs , fossil fuels , funding , leases , legislation , oil and gas revenue , president obama , sequester , state of the union address , stimulus package

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