Human-Caused Climate Change Based on Consensus of Evidence, Not Just Consensus of Scientists

December 27, 2010 by  
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photo: Marcin Wichary / Creative Commons Given climate change’s complexity, anything that breaks it down into more intellectually digestible bits without dumbing it down is a good thing. The latest in that category comes from Skeptical Science (via

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China Spending $30 Billion on Water Conservation Next Year

December 27, 2010 by  
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Three Gorges Dam. Photo by Britrob via Flickr Creative Commons Knowing that China is hurting for water , it comes as no surprise that the country is setting aside a massive $30 billion for water conservation during 2011

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In California, the Prius Loses its Privilege

July 12, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Marcin Wichary /Flickr For years, owners of hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius enjoyed a special privilege: The free use of HOV-reserved lanes anytime of the day, regardless of the number of passengers. Thanks to new legislation signed by the Governor, however, this will change on December 31, 2010….

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Go IBM! First Company to Achieve Full Phase-Out of Two Notorious Toxic Compounds

March 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via Marcin Wichary IBM deserves big props today. The company announced earlier this week that it has eliminated the use of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) compounds from its chip manufacturing processes – an industry first. The two compounds are toxic to both humans and wildlife, building up in human bodies.

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Time for Developers to Go Nuts on Energy Efficiency – Google Releases API for PowerMeter

March 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via Marcin Wichary Google’s PowerMeter tool is taking a bite out of the slow progress we’re making toward a smart grid by jumping over utilities that move at the speed-of-molasses and putting energy data in front of users right away, including creating an easy-to-use energy monitoring platform and partnering with home power monitor companies like The Energy Detective. They’ve just made another smart move to speed things along by opening up their application programming interface (API) so that developers can start creating tools to interface with PowerMeter. Now developers..

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