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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

Late last month a radiation leak was discovered at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego County, California. It was found that radiation was leaking out of a faulty hose

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The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news - but there's a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process --

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Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago -- which was the worst oil spill in the country's history -- President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new

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Meth Addict Burns World’s 5th Oldest Tree to the Ground

Meth Addict Burns World’s 5th Oldest Tree to the Ground

Meth is dangerous drug that is bad for people - and apparently it's not so good for trees either. Recently, a methamphetamine addict in Florida named Sarah Barnes decided she needed a better

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The World’s Oceans Are Acidifying Faster Than in the Past 300 Million Years Due to Emissions

The World’s Oceans Are Acidifying Faster Than in the Past 300 Million Years Due to Emissions

Researchers at Columbia University released a report yesterday detailing their discovery that human-generated emissions are causing the world's oceans to acidify faster than they have in the

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Bloom Energy Rumored to be Behind Apple’s Massive End-User Fuel Cell Project

Bloom Energy Rumored to be Behind Apple’s Massive End-User Fuel Cell Project

Apple recently announced that they are planning to build a massive solar array at their data center in Maiden, North Carolina that will be complemented by a pretty sizable fuel cell

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Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Two midwest utility companies this week announced the closure of 10 coal and natural-gas fired power plants by 2015. The two utility companies, Midwest Generation and GenOn Energy, cited an

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Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet

Shenzhen, China has laid claim to the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the world - and they recently announced the addition of 1,500 EVs to their fleet of 500, bringing the grand total up

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EPA Backs Off Harsh Permitting Regulations for Large Stationary Polluters

EPA Backs Off Harsh Permitting Regulations for Large Stationary Polluters

The EPA has been trying to enforce harsher permitting processes to keep large stationary polluters from spewing greenhouse gasses (GHG) into the atmosphere, however its efforts have been met

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Petition to Oust FDA Employee With Ties to Monsanto Gets 420,000 Signatures

Petition to Oust FDA Employee With Ties to Monsanto Gets 420,000 Signatures

It recently came to light that Monsanto's former public policy vice president, Michael Taylor, is now the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deputy commissioner for food safety, raising

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Paradigm Project’s Wood Walk is a Heartfelt Stunt to Raise Awareness for Clean Cook Stoves

Paradigm Project’s Wood Walk is a Heartfelt Stunt to Raise Awareness for Clean Cook Stoves

Nearly 3 billion people in the world do not have a stove to cook on and must walk miles just to gather enough wood to cook meals for their families. The Paradigm Project is seeking to end that

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Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

We were pretty sure that the Republican party was all for American-made cars and the American jobs they create, but we must be wrong because they've recently begun an all-out war on the

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Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

According to researchers from the universities of Florida and Nebraska, humans -- and other mammals -- could start shrinking if the globe starts to grow warmer. The research is based upon study

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Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Last Friday, politicians in Hawaii helped to break ground at what will soon become Hawaii's largest wind farm. The Kawailoa Wind Farm, which is being built on Oahu's north shore will be the

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Mind-Controlled Electric Skateboard is Steered by Your Brain Signals

Mind-Controlled Electric Skateboard is Steered by Your Brain Signals

Hold up Marty McFly - you might think your hoverboard is cool, but can you control it with your brain? The crew over at Chaotic Moon Labs are about to blow your mind with their latest invention,

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecouterre Hits the Green Carpet at Christie’s “Runway to Green”

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecouterre Hits the Green Carpet at Christie’s “Runway to Green”

A few months back, Christie's Green Auction raised a whopping $1.4 million for four very worthy environmental charities -- Oceana, NRDC, Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International.

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Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

It seems that fracking's ugly cousin, oil shale extraction, is roaring its ugly head in the Rockies this week as the Republican-led Congress passed a bill on the 16th to require the Bureau of

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BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

The trial that will decide BP's culpability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was set to begin in the US District Court in New Orleans today, but has been postponed to allow the oil company to

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Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Those of us who rely on gasoline to get us around have been feeling the pinch as gas prices have risen for 20 days straight nationwide. As per gallon costs continue to climb toward a wallet

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas

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Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

In a country where the unemployment rate lingers at a lofty 8.3% after the worst economic disaster since the 1930s, it probably isn't a good idea to whine about how much it costs to fill up the

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Twitter Co-Founder Says It’s Unhealthy to Stare at Twitter for Hours

Twitter Co-Founder Says It’s Unhealthy to Stare at Twitter for Hours

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, ironically told attendees at a conference this week that users should be careful not to spend hours on the social media site because it's "unhealthy". In

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Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply

Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports work in education and global development to a degree that few other foundations can claim - and now it's even taking on the problem of global

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AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

In an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impact of its devices, technology giant AT&T will be putting eco-rating stickers on all of their branded mobile phones. The system

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Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Please understand that we here at Inhabitat try to give everyone a fair shake, but with the current state of affairs concerning climate change deniers in the Republican Party, it is difficult to

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Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Scientists to Create 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have been hard at work on a mission to create 3D-printed dinosaur robots. It may sound crazy, but 3D printing will allow the

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Watch Tonight as Nightline Gets an Unprecedented Look Inside Apple’s Foxconn Factories in China

Watch Tonight as Nightline Gets an Unprecedented Look Inside Apple’s Foxconn Factories in China

After the torrent of criticism that Apple has weathered about their manufacturing facilities in China, the world's most valuable company decided to take a giant leap toward transparency and

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Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

Yesterday we brought you news that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was angry with President Obama for putting "Earth above man", and today we've got more environmental

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Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Former Senator Rick Santorum said yesterday that he thinks President Obama "elevates the Earth above man," and should rethink his dedication to "radical environmentalists." Santorum has recently

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Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Last Monday Apple announced that they were enlisting the Fair Labor Association to do independent audits of their manufacturing facilities in China at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen where human

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