LG First Electronics Manufacturer to Get Thumbs Up From UL Environment

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Images via LG After the embarrassment of being stripped of its Energy Star labels for refrigerator models last year, LG gets vetted by UL Environment for a SteamWasher and an LCD television set. LG is one of the first companies to have its products tested and vouched for by Underwriters Laboratories’ new environmental arm.

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6 Solutions for California’s Water Crisis and How We Can Help

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Could this hidden object be the answer to California’s prayers? Image via: M.Underwood As California completes its (ongoing) third year of drought , lawmakers are wondering what do we do? As the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta is under increasing pressure to supply not just the farmers to the east of San Francisco but also 23 million people in that area and in the very dry south, lawmakers are unsure what to do next.

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Video: 350 Events in San Francisco and Around the World

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This Couldn’t Have Been Possible a Few Short Years Ago (But We Still Have a Long Way to Go) TreeHugger has done a lot of coverage of the 350 Movement (see Matt’s slideshow , for example), and I’m pr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sopogy SolarFlare Brings Solar Thermal Power to Commercial Rooftops

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image: Sopogy When you think of solar power on roofs your quite naturally think of photovoltaic panels or solar hot water heaters. Well, expand that idea a bit: Anaheim, California-based Sopogy has just deputed the first commercially available solar thermal system for industrial rooftops:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Old School Gasoline-Electric Hybrid: 1916 Woods Dual Power Coupe

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Photo: ABG Nothing New Under the Sun Sebastian Blanco wrote a post about a pretty cool hybrid car.

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YoYo Charger Gives Gadgets Zing With Pull of a String, While Pedal Laptop Charger Idea Has Legs

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Images via Easy Energy Feel like getting a little workout with your off-grid charging? The YoGen will strengthen up your forearms, charge your gadgets, and perhaps test your patience – all at once! The latest in hand-powered chargers, the YoGen generates electricity with the pull of a string. Or rather, a lot of pulls of a string.

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Multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Practically Gone – Not in the Future, Today

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You can’t navigate through multiyear ice… photo: arcticroute.com via flickr. You’ve probably seen all sort of predictions about when the Arctic will see it’s first ice-free summer in, umm, all of human history.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Shows the Commons Doesn’t Always End in Tragedy

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Cattle used to graze in Boston Commons until 1830…

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