NASA’s Visual Tour of Every Fire on Earth Since 2002

October 21, 2011 by  
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Credit: NASA When our earliest ancestors first learned to manipulate perhaps the most powerful of natural forces by creating and harnessing fire, it set the human species on a trajectory towards global domination from which we, for better or worse, have yet to veer. What began as humble campfire flames flickering in the otherwise pitch-black, prehistoric night, now propels our combustion engines and powers our cities, lighting our houses and drowning out stars. But in as much as the flames of our ambitions burn in relation to the benefits of fire, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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President of Iceland: Our Clean Energy Economy Helped Us Survive a Financial Crisis

October 20, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: o paisson via Flickr/CC BY Over the last few years, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has seen disasters both financial and environmental wrack his tiny island nation of Iceland. The Nordic country was at the center of the economic meltdown in 2007, when each of its three major banks collapsed. Since then, Iceland has made headlines when it nationalized its banks in response to the crash, when a massive volcanic eruption grounded airplanes around the world, and when it became the first nation to be powe… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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