Venezuelans are getting Fridays off to battle an energy crisis

April 7, 2016 by  
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Venezuelans are getting a three-day weekend every week for the next two months, but they aren’t as excited as you might expect. The measure doesn’t signal a burst of employer generosity, but an encroaching energy crisis resulting from an extended drought . Sixty per cent of the country’s electricity is derived from hydroelectric stations, which, of course, rely on water to keep them afloat. Read the rest of Venezuelans are getting Fridays off to battle an energy crisis

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Man Arrested for Attempting to Split the Atom in his Kitchen

August 5, 2011 by  
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A photo of a ‘meltdown’ on nuclear experimenter Richard Handl’s kitchen stove. Photos: Handl via Richard’s Reactor People take up some crazy hobbies out there: building elaborate model trains, collecting dusty old stamps, attempting to split the atom in their kitchen in order to solve the world’s energy crisis. Yes, it appears that an intrepid young Swedish man obtained a supply of uranium, radium, and other radioactive elements, and had proceeded to build a small nuclear fission reactor in his kitchen. He was conducting experiments … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Shell Gets Conditional Approval From Obama Administration For Arctic Oil Drilling

August 5, 2011 by  
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This is bound to be challenged by every single environmental group with a stake here, but it’s still really not encouraging: New York Times reports that the Department of Interior has granted Shell conditional approval to start drilling oil exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean starting next summer. The proposed drill sites are in the Beaufort Sea just north of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, and east of Prudhoe Bay and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cherry Picking Data, A Climate Deniers’ Favorite Weapon (Video)

August 5, 2011 by  
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In this fourth in a series of six videos TreeHugger has done in collaboration with the good folks (and sometimes guest writers here) over at Skeptical Science , John Cook explains climate deniers often will cherry pick data to attempt to prove their position, focusing on one small inconsistency in data or using time frames for analysing data chosen to exclude results that would undermine their viewpoint. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Great Shark Week Photos from Our Flickr Pool

August 5, 2011 by  
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Photo by Willy Volk In honor of Shark Week, we put a call out for you to share your photos of sharks in TreeHuggers Flickr Pool . Readers answered the call — check out some gorgeous photos of sharks from the photo group. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Small Victory: Organic Farm Allowed to Sue for Wafting Pesticide Contamination

August 5, 2011 by  
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Image: benketaro via flickr Does anyone remember the case of Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who was sued by Monsanto after the company’s Roundup Ready canola had drifted onto his farm without him knowing about or wanting it? A new case in Minnesota could be just the opposite scenario: Oluf and Debra Johnson say that pesticides from surrounding conventional farms have been wafting onto their 1500-acre organic farm—damaging their crop and impacting their profits. A court has now ruled that the Johnsons can sue to recover their lo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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EFFEKT Design to transform a Korean island into zero carbon leisure zone

September 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero carbon island powered by wind, solar and waste energy. Designers at EFFEKT have unveiled plans to transform the 2200 hectare Gaedeokdo Island in South Korea into a sustainable, zero carbon island that can serve as a modern maritime leisure zone. The development illustrates an ambitious strategy for urban mass tourism development, which ensures sustainability and spatial qualities

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Philips’ new LED light bulb to make incandescent bulbs obsolete

May 13, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: 12W LED bulb to replace conventional incandescent light bulbs We are well aware of the energy-sucking incandescent bulbs and are found looking for its greener replacement every now and then. Philips brings us the perfect substitute, the 12-watt EnduraLED. The world’s first replacement for the commonly used 60 watt incandescent recently unveiled by the company consumes only 20% of the energy.

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TERRA: Epyon’s new fast charging station for EV’s

May 13, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: EV charging station charges vehicles within 15 minutes Agreed that electric cars are the way to preserve the environment, but waiting for eight hours to get them fully charged is one hell of a task. Reducing your agony to quite an extent is EV charging system specialist Epyon . The fast charging solution provider is unveiling its new fast charging station called the “TERRA” in the Netherlands, where Nissan ’s LEAF electric car is being promoted this week.

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Eco Tech: New South Wales’ new wind farm can power 60,000 homes with renewable energy

November 19, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Wind farm with an installed capacity of 140.7MW.

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