2012 Was 10th Hottest Year Ever, as Global Warming Continues to Charge Forward

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Photo via Shutterstock There is both good and bad news when it comes to global warming, according to a new climate study published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The good news is that 2012 was only the 10th warmest year on record. Okay, maybe that isn’t particularly good news, but the bad news is even worse: In 2012 sea levels continued to rise, Arctic ice melted faster than ever and greenhouse gases reached record highs. Read the rest of 2012 Was 10th Hottest Year Ever, as Global Warming Continues to Charge Forward Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 State of the Climate , carbon emissionslevels , Climate Change , Climate change report , global warming , Global Warming report , greenhouse gasses , hottest year on record , hottest years , melting Arctic ice , melting glaciers , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , NOAA , NOAA 2012 Report , NOAA State of the Climate , planet temperatures , report on global warming , rising sea levels , rising temperatures        

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Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity

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Read the rest of Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art auction , bicycles , bike part sculptures , bike race , bike racing , bikes , eco-art , green art , kimball art center , park city , recycled bike parts , repurposed bike parts , repurposed materials , SRAM , SRAM pART project , sustainable art , tour of utah , upcycled materials , Utah , world bicycle relief        

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BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

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BMW is going to unveil the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but in the meantime the automaker has released the first batch of specs for the i8 , the flagship of its new i sub-brand. In addition to featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain wrapped in a sexy sports car body, the i8 will be the first production vehicle to be equipped with Gorilla’s chemically hardened glass, which is scratch-resistant and lighter than conventional glass. Read the rest of BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BMW , BMW electric vehicle , bmw hybrid , BMW i , bmw i8 , BMW plug-in hybrid , electric motor , gorilla glass , green car , green transportation , plug-in hybrid        

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Chinese Government Bans Outdoor BBQs in Bid to Curb Beijing’s Air Pollution

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In the latest of a string of attempts to clamp down on air pollution , the Chinese government has banned outdoor barbecuing in Beijing, much to the chagrin of many citizens. China’s capital is notorious for poor air quality—the US Embassy’s air quality readings infamously went off the charts to “crazy bad” territory at one point—and recent headlines have said the choking air pollution even cuts life expectancy of the northern Chinese by 5.5 years . Read the rest of Chinese Government Bans Outdoor BBQs in Bid to Curb Beijing’s Air Pollution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , barbecue , barbecue ban , Beijing barbecue , Beijing pollution , china , China air pollution , outdoor barbecue ban , shao kao        

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Researchers Develop New Oil Spill Cleanup System Inspired by Cactus Needles

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A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have looked to nature for inspiration in their new oil spill clean-up system. The new technique is inspired by prickly cacti and, if successful, it could provide an innovative way to remove oil from water during disasters. Read the rest of Researchers Develop New Oil Spill Cleanup System Inspired by Cactus Needles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cactus needles , cactus spikes , Chinese Academy of Sciences , oil absorption technqiue , oil particles , oil spill , oil spill clean up        

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