For 2nd Year in a Row, No New Coal Plants Built in US

January 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Zero1o1 , Flickr, CC While the more sweeping changes needed to definitively address climate change remained elusive in 2010, looking back on the year yields some subtler good news: For the second straight year, there was no new construction a single coal plant on US soil. The Washington Post ran a story over the weekend analyzing the 2010 investment trends in the energy sector — and guess which fuel source was losing out? Spurred by a lack of market interest, co..

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Extinct Fox Turns Up Again in California

September 8, 2010 by  
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Photo via Keith Slausen / US Forest Service The Sierra Nevada red fox was thought to be extinct, until three weeks ago anyway.

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‘Dancing Shrimp’ Off The Menu At Sacramento Sushi Restaurant

September 8, 2010 by  
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photo via flickr Ever eaten live shrimp?

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Mystical Mt. Fuji is Tourist-Polluted

September 8, 2010 by  
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Image from oldphotosjapan : Mount Fuji in Clear Weather by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Mt. Fuji in Japan is one of the most famous and iconic mountains in the world; it has been the subject of endless photographs, poems and paintings over the centuries

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Obese Orangutan Finds a Healthier New Home

September 8, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Telegraph Oshine the orangutan has a bit of a weight problem . After being kept as a pet for 13 years, lazing around and eating junk-food , the portly primate ballooned up to 220 pounds – but she should soon be on the right track to a hea… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The 6 Crucial Errors that Led to the Deepwater Horizon Explosion

September 7, 2010 by  
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Photo via NY Daily News It’s beyond well-known by now that crucial mistakes and shoddy cost-cutting measures were instrumental in bringing about the tragedy at the Deepwater Horizon drill site. But it’s still rather alarming to look at them back-to-back-to-back — New Orleans Times…

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Solar-Powered Spacecraft Speeding Through Space

July 16, 2010 by  
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The IKAROS solar-powered spacecraft launched by the Japanese space agency JAXA is officially propelling through space using only solar energy. After a successful launch on May 21, the craft’s 3,000-square-foot sail unfurled without incident and today it was confirmed that IKAROS was harnessing the sun’s rays and speeding through space.  The team of scientists back on the ground will control the craft’s velocity by changing the angle of the sail, which will maximize or minimize the amount of radiation hitting the solar cells

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Bike Parks Offer Commuter Cyclists Comfort and Convenience

July 16, 2010 by  
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One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to get out of your car and onto a bike.  Many people live close enough to work to commute by bike instead of car, but don’t because they don’t want to show up sweaty and wrinkled.  In Melbourne, a new facility called Bike Park is taking care of that by offering all the conveniences a commuter cyclist could ask for. Bike Park has a storage room for 150 bikes and offers cyclists lockers, showers, towels, hair dryers and straighteners, ironing boards, coffee and even bike servicing.  The facility is located in an old nightclub just a short walk from the city’s main train station.

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nice to re-greet you!

December 26, 2009 by  
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The holidays are over, but before you toss all of those non-photo Holiday cards into the recycling bin, consider keeping the ones you love the look of for reusing next year. It’s simple: Cut a piece of paper to fit the inside part of the card and glue or double-sided tape stick it in

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