Giant Amoebae Discovered in Mariana Trench (Video)

October 24, 2011 by  
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National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Dropcam /via Deep sea researchers have caught footage of the most unlikely and extreme of creatures: giant amoebas. Using specially-rigged untethered landers or “dropcams,” the team spotted these mysterious single-celled organisms earlier this summer in the planet’s deepest known region, the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Which U.S. States Have the Best Solar PV Interconnection Policies?

October 24, 2011 by  
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New Energy Choices /Screen capture Overall, the U.S. is Moving in the Right Direction While it’s great that solar photovoltaic systems (aka solar PV) are becoming more affordable to the average person thanks to ever lower production costs and companies like SolarCity that lease out and install whole systems, a big factor in the equation of whether solar PV catches on or not remains grid interconnection policies. In the U.S., those policies vary from state to state, and the Network… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Resolution 4 Packs A Lot Into A Poolhouse

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Image Credit Resolution 4 Whenever I write about the work of Resolution 4 I have to run for cover, from the complaints about showing “trophy homes for investment bankers driving a Hummer packed full of over-privileged kids.” So it is nice to be able to show one that is only 832 square feet, designed for a cheesemonger and an actress. OK, it is a second home and it is a poolhouse, but it turned out to be as much as they needed.

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You WIll Probably Live to See ‘Dangerous’ Levels of Climate Change

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Stephen Yeargin, via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 As far as Americans are concerned, climate change is a perpetually distant and ambiguous threat. Some glaciers thousands of miles away might melt, some poor people might suffer through droughts in Africa, some polar bears might drown. Et cetera. This ‘distance effect’ is, partly, what drives global warming to the bottom of our priority lists time and again. It’s an amorphous problem, ever-looming. That’s what it seems like, anyway. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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‘Green Phase’ Traffic Signal is Great for Cyclists!

October 24, 2011 by  
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StreetFilms /Video screen capture No Longer Stuck in the Middle, Waiting for Left Turns I’ve said it again and again: To increase cycling as a main form of transportation, our roads need to be modified to make it safer and more convenient for people on bikes to get where they’re going. This means physically separated bike lanes ,

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