Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the first to land a rocket intact upon return from space

November 25, 2015 by  
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Amazon ‘s Jeff Bezos has achieved a world first this week — sending a rocket 62 miles (100 km) into space and landing it safely on the ground, upright, fully intact, and ready to be re-used. In the past, rockets have been treated as disposable, simply collected and thrown away after launching a spacecraft. Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin , hopes to significantly lower the cost of space travel and eventually take tourists into orbit. Read the rest of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the first to land a rocket intact upon return from space

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Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

November 5, 2015 by  
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Bernie Sanders is taking on President Barack Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy . The Democratic presidential candidate and Independent Senator from Vermont on Wednesday co-introduced a climate bill , called the “Keep It In The Ground Act,” that would ban all new federal leases for oil, gas or coal extraction on public lands and waters and terminate leases that aren’t producing. The legislation would also prohibit  offshore drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic. The Obama Administration has been criticized by environmental groups for previously approving offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic, which they argue goes against the president’s pledge to take action against global warming. Last month the president reversed course and blocked new oil drilling in the Arctic. Read the rest of Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

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A small modern home in Tel Aviv boasts big eco-friendly features

November 5, 2015 by  
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Giant ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

July 22, 2015 by  
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Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a Jakarta man who claims God sent him a message in a dream, telling him to build a prayer house shaped like a bird. Daniel Alamsjan did what any devout Christian would do and set out to build a giant church-like building that resembles a chicken. Read the rest of Giant ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

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Walking the tightrope: What I learned reporting for GreenBiz

July 6, 2015 by  
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Our reporter intern’s inside account of what it’s like to write about the business of sustainability when no government or financial regulations define what is or is not sustainable.

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Virgin, Qantas, United and the revival of alt jet fuels

July 6, 2015 by  
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In the last five years or so, an entire genre of reporting on the aviation industry has emerged around the potential of sustainable fuel sources. Usually opening with something like, “watch out, oil companies,” those stories have all pointed out that while there is no shortage of viable biofuel possibilities, a lack of new industry regulation and uncertainty about cost structures have kept those lofty aspirations firmly on the ground.

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PETITION: Call for the world’s two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels

April 22, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust are forces for good in so many ways, so why are they still funding companies that invest in fossil fuel extraction? The Guardian is calling for the world’s two biggest charities to take their money out of fossil fuels. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu puts it: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change”. Now you can show these two key organisations we desperately need their leadership on climate change . Read the rest of PETITION: Call for the world’s two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 6 Earth Day Activities That Will Make a Difference , Climate Change , earth day , Earth Day 2015 , fossil fuel divestment , fossil fuels , global warming , guardian newspaper , leave fossil fuels in the ground , leave it in the ground , renewable energy , two degrees

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This family produces 6,000 pounds of food per year on 4,000 square feet of land

April 22, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Six thousand pounds of food from one tenth of an acre of land just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles; if you try to do the math, it just doesn’t seem to compute. But somehow the numbers work out because the Dervaes family is able to produce about 4,300 pounds of vegetables, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 pounds of honey, and further poundage of seasonal fruits on their 4,000 square-foot postage stamp of land just outside the southern California’s sprawling megalopolis. Beyond providing food for themselves, the family makes about $20,000 per year by selling their produce from their front porch. Read the rest of This family produces 6,000 pounds of food per year on 4,000 square feet of land Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: family produces 6000 pounds of food , growing food on .1 acre of land , high yield urban farming , local food in los angeles , locavore movement , los angeles permaculture , urban gardening

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Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES debut

January 2, 2015 by  
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It looks like Google isn’t the only company developing an autonomous car from the ground up, since  Mercedes-Benz has just released a teaser of its new self-driving car. Mercendes-Benz hasn’t yet released the name of its new concept, but it has confirmed that the sleek, autonomous driving concept car will debut next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read the rest of Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES debut Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 CES , autonomous car , Google , google self-driving car , green car , green transportation , Mercedes-Benz , Mercedes-Benz autonomous car , Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicle , self-driving car

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XploreAir Paravelo: World’s First Flying Bicycle Lifts Off the Ground

November 1, 2014 by  
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If you love getting some air between you and the ground while doing tricks on your bicycle, then you will love the Paravelo . Designed by two British men who have a passion for both cycling and aviation , this extraordinary folding bicycle comes with a trailer powered by a giant fan and a fabric wing that doubles as a tent. The flying bike’s inventors don’t necessarily promote their product for the daily commute, but they do envision a future of combining flying the Paravelo and camping – “flamping.” Read the rest of XploreAir Paravelo: World’s First Flying Bicycle Lifts Off the Ground Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aviation , Crowdfunding , cycling , flying bicycle in England XploreAir , green transportation , kickstarter campaign , News , Paravelo , The Wright Brothers , world’s first flying bicycle

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