Solar Impulse 2 is ready to take to the skies again

April 15, 2016 by  
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As planned , the record-breaking solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 is ready to launch and continue its flight around the globe. After weathering the winter in Hawaii and receiving upgrades, the plane is once again ready to travel longer distances. Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will announce today when the Solar Impulse 2 will soar to North America, dependent on weather conditions. Read the rest of Solar Impulse 2 is ready to take to the skies again

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Faraday Future breaks ground on $1B electric car factory outside Las Vegas

April 15, 2016 by  
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Earlier this year at CES, mysterious startup Faraday Future unveiled a downright unbelievable Batmobile-like concept car that brought all the automotive aficionados to the yard. But the company doesn’t even have a manufacturing plant, yet. That could change in as little as two years, as fast-moving FF broke ground this week on the massive $1 billion factory they have been talking about for months. Read the rest of Faraday Future breaks ground on $1B electric car factory outside Las Vegas

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The oil industry knew about dangerous climate change in the 1960s

April 14, 2016 by  
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It turns out the oil industry has known about climate change for decades. The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) republished a 1968 document written by two scientists at the Stanford Research Institute. The study presented to the American Petroleum Institute detailed the environmental dangers associated with burning fossil fuels , but, as we all know by now, the industry chose to keep those dangers to themselves. Read the rest of The oil industry knew about dangerous climate change in the 1960s

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The world’s largest private coal mining company declares bankruptcy

April 14, 2016 by  
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King Coal has seen better days. Mines are being closed, miners are facing widespread layoffs and the market price of coal has crashed over the past several years. The War on Coal just claimed one of its most dramatic casualties, Peabody Energy. The largest private coal mining company, Peabody has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy for most of its American divisions. Although the company will carry on in a reorganized form, this development represents the major shift away from coal that is happening across the globe. Read the rest of The world’s largest private coal mining company declares bankruptcy

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How urban planning has evolved since the 18th century

April 13, 2016 by  
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Our built environment plays a huge role in how our society functions and even has an effect on our daily happiness and wellbeing. As times have changed, from our modes of transit to the trend of denser living, so too has our approach to urban planning . Architect Kon von der Schulenburg of Cantrell & Crowley Architects & Interior Designers created an infographic that explores and highlights the evolution of urban planning all the way back to the 18th century. From Giambattista Nolli’s iconic Nolli Map to Andres Duany’s sometime controversial New Urbanist model, keep reading to see an array of different urban planning ideas and depictions from the past three hundred years. Read the rest of How urban planning has evolved since the 18th century

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The Véritable indoor garden lets you grow herbs and vegetables right in your own kitchen

April 13, 2016 by  
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Life in the city has its advantages, but the ability to grow your own food isn’t usually one of them. The Véritable indoor garden lets you grow and harvest a sizable quantity of food, right in your kitchen, and it works all year round. Irrigation, lighting, nutrients – the garden takes care of everything on its own. The indoor garden’s autonomous LED lighting is available in standard version as well as smart version, able to adjust the lighting brightness and optimize the garden’s efficiency. The Véritable Lingots  – tiny self-sufficient plant seed containers – are a 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable, their composition depends on each plant species and guarantees a maximal efficiency. The Lingots contain all the elements needed to plant in one single container and guarantees harvests for up to 6 months. + Veritable

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Help raise awareness for bioenergy by sharing this infographic

April 13, 2016 by  
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Want to help raise awareness for bioenergy? Between April 11th and 22nd, 2016, you can participate in a campaign run by the U.S. Department of Energy and a New York student research group. All you have to do is view and share a link to this infographic on algae biofuel. By sharing this link and you can help make the world a little greener, one view at a time. For more information on algal biofuels , you can also follow the research group @algal_biofuel on Instagram. Read the rest of Help raise awareness for bioenergy by sharing this infographic

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Greenland ice sheet is melting faster and earlier in the year than ever

April 13, 2016 by  
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Climate scientists are beside themselves this month as record-breaking ice melt in Greenland devastates the nation’s ice sheet. New measurements from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) estimate there is melting over 12 percent of Greenland ’s ice sheet. That amount is considerably higher than previous records, and the melt is occurring much earlier this year than normal, leaving scientists with lots of concerns about the future. Read the rest of Greenland ice sheet is melting faster and earlier in the year than ever

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IKEA is launching a chainless bicycle called SLADDA this year

April 13, 2016 by  
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Oh, IKEA , how do we love thee? Let us count the ways… Beyond the scads of flat-pack furniture, indoor herb gardens , and solar-powered shelters for emergency victims, the Swedish retailer is gearing up to launch a new product that is nothing short of a revelation. Later this year, IKEA will begin selling a chainless bicycle called SLADDA , and the multiple award-winning design has already been dubbed the “best of the best.” Come August, we’ll get to find out how true that is. Read the rest of IKEA is launching a chainless bicycle called SLADDA this year

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Tesla gives the 2017 Model S a facelift

April 12, 2016 by  
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Over the past two weeks, the news about Tesla has been all about the upcoming Model 3, which was finally unveiled at the end of March. While it will likely be at least two years until most buyers will start getting their hands on a Model 3 , Tesla doesn’t want you to forget about the model that started it all. Four years after the first Model S hit the road, Tesla is giving its popular electric sedan a refresh with some new features thrown in. Read the rest of Tesla gives the 2017 Model S a facelift

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