Noise Pollution Causing Songbirds To Cheat On Each Other

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo by chapmankj75 via Flickr CC Noise pollution from humans is guilty of many things — causing whales to lose their way, killing giant squid, leading baby fish away from good habitat, and generally stressing out animals. But while we know noise pollution in the oceans is causing whales to yell their songs, scientists have only just discovered that it is also causing birds to change their tune — and it seems to lead to a problem with fidelity and mate selection. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Major Coal Plant to Close, Transform into Green Community?

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: cliff1066 via Flickr/CC BY Good news from Alexandria, Virginia: Its dirty GenOn coal plant, which has drawn the ire of residents and activists, is shutting down next year . The plant had failed to comply with Clean Air Act standards for years, and occupied some of the city’s prime waterfront space to boot. A recent report confirmed that the plant wasn’t ne… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Fondue

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Fondue is the perfect dish. Yes, it is tasty (very tasty!) but it also a very social dish. Good friends gather around the fondue pot just waiting to see who’ll be the first to lose their bread chunk–it’s usually me! Enjoy this dark chocolate fondue with a late harvest Mourvèdre, you won’t regret it. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Lasers Could Replace Spark Plugs, Reducing Emissions and Improve Fuel Economy

April 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC Everything’s Better with Fricking Lasers! The internal combustion engine (ICE) has served humanity well in many ways, but it is also causing many problems. One of the big challenges that we’re faced with is to greatly reduce the numbers of CO2-spewing ICEs by replacing them with better alternatives (biking, mass transit, electrified vehicles powered by clean energy, etc), and making sure that those that remain are as clean and efficient as possible.

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The ‘Katrina of Smell’ is Attacking News Orleans Thanks to BP Oil Spill

April 30, 2010 by  
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Image: NASA , public domain. A ‘Gag-inducing’ Fuel Smell: “my nose is now burning” As if water and (no doubt soon to come) land pollution wasn’t enough, the BP oil spill caused by an exploding oil rig is also causing some serious – and disgusting – air pollution. The Times-Picayune reports that the city has been overw…

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Green:Net 2010: Microsoft and Google Swap Notes on How to Look at Energy Management Market (Video)

April 30, 2010 by  
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Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch On a panel at Green:Net , Microsoft Hohm ‘s Troy Batterberry and Google PowerMeter’ s Edward Lu talk about the very different perspectives the two companies take on the market for energy management.

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