GOP Climate Change Denial is Making More People Believe in Climate Change

September 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr/CC BY According to a new poll, a lot more Americans believe in climate change right now than they did a year ago. Surprise! 83% of Americans said they believed that global warming was happening, and 72% even said that humans were to blame. So what’s causing the spike in belief? As Mat pointed out in his post today, it’s probably a combination of things. Extreme weat… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Police Helicopter Chases Bear Away From Joggers With Baby (Video)

September 16, 2011 by  
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Screen shot from police helicopter video In southern Ontario, some of the biggest development pressures are on land around Lake Simcoe, less than an hour from downtown Toronto, with a four lane highway inching north. There are huge fights going on to preserve the lake, to control development. And sometimes you see real evidence that we are pushing into territory that is already occupied, like this afternoon, when two people out jogging with a baby stroller got stopped in their tracks by a black bear in the middle of the road…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Piston-Powered Airplanes More Fuel Efficient (But Is That Enough?)

September 17, 2010 by  
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A recent article from Low-Tech Magazine brings up the interesting note that only the most recent jet planes are as fuel-efficient as propeller planes . Many people believe that jets are very efficient, but, “on a per passenger mile basis, the most efficient modern aircraft, the Airbus A380, has just managed to match that which was achieved by the piston engined Lockheed Constellation series in the 1950’s.” Unfortunately, passenger-mile fuel efficiency isn’t the sole metric that airlines have to consider. Fuel cost is certainly a big chunk of the operating budget for a passenger plane, but so is the cost of crew wages and benefits

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A123 Opens Largest Battery Plant in North America

September 16, 2010 by  
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A123 Systems has opened a new lithium-ion battery plant in Livonia, Michigan .  Based on capacity, it’s the largest battery plant in North America. The new plant is 291,000 square feet and is designed to house the entire production process from R&D to manufacture of individual components and all the way through final assembly of battery packs. The facility will increase the company’s production by 600 MWh per year, making its overall cell assembly capacity reach 760 MWh a year by 2011

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Six Things We Learned from ‘Climate Gate’: Rob Hopkins on the CRU Hack

December 5, 2009 by  
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I needed a break. If only the sea would stop rising

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