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Brit Liggett
Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State legislators just passed a bill that will require owners of electric vehicles to pay a $100 fee when they register their cars each year in order to make up for lost revenue on

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Switzerland to Launch Self-Destructing “Janitor” Satellite to Clean Up Space Junk

Switzerland to Launch Self-Destructing “Janitor” Satellite to Clean Up Space Junk

In the last century earthlings have launched innumerable satellites into the atmosphere - most of which are still floating around messing with operational equipment circling the Earth.

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‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

Hold on to your office chairs, research-loving infographic fans - we've got a doozy for you here. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have compiled a report on the "water

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Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism”

Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism”

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore -- a continuous warrior for the environment -- said yesterday in an interview that current investment in the oil and gas industry is not that dissimilar to the

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Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

President Obama's has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just

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Keystone XL Pipeline Could Add as Few as 20, Yes Just 20, Jobs Once Built

Keystone XL Pipeline Could Add as Few as 20, Yes Just 20, Jobs Once Built

In Reports delivered to Congress by the U.S. State Department and several universities, and in statements by TransCanada's Vice President, it has come to light that the number of permanent jobs

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McDonald’s to Require That Pork Suppliers Phase Out Cruel Caging Practices

McDonald’s to Require That Pork Suppliers Phase Out Cruel Caging Practices

McDonald's announced today that they'll be partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to require all of their pork suppliers to phase out gestation pens in their facilities.

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Study Finds Global Ice Loss in Recent Years Was Enough to Cover the U.S. in 1.5 Feet of Water

Study Finds Global Ice Loss in Recent Years Was Enough to Cover the U.S. in 1.5 Feet of Water

Using NASA and the German Aerospace Center's Gravity Recover and Climate Experiment satellites (GRACE), researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have discovered that the Earth's ice

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Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple, the world's most valuable company and hip-technology supplier to the masses, has officially begun an independent monitoring process of the factories where more than 90% of Apple products

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Critics Say Japan’s Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is Disorderly & Ineffective

Critics Say Japan’s Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is Disorderly & Ineffective

As the government in Japan continues to lead the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster response, many people in Japan say the government's efforts are misguided. Critics of the government and

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First New Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. in 30 Years Get the Green Light Near Atlanta

First New Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. in 30 Years Get the Green Light Near Atlanta

The Southern Company just got a thumbs up from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to move forward on construction of the nation's first new nuclear reactors in 30 years. The dueling

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Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

When the world's largest retailer says it is doing something to make people healthier, we listen. Walmart announced this week that they are reducing fat, sugar and sodium in their private-label

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Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace just released their fifth annual Cool IT Leaderboard, which rates huge IT companies for their green initiatives - and this year Google pulled ahead of the pack. The internet giant got

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New Technique Could Allow Lab Mice to be Replaced with Neurons Grown from Human Stem Cells

New Technique Could Allow Lab Mice to be Replaced with Neurons Grown from Human Stem Cells

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a technique that could allow tissue grown from human stem cells to replace lab mice in experiments with Botulinum toxin. The toxin -- which is

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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully

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GM Hires A Team of Aliens For Their Chevy Volt Super Bowl Commercial

GM Hires A Team of Aliens For Their Chevy Volt Super Bowl Commercial

Though the matchup between the Patriots and the Giants might be drawing a lot of football fans, many people will be tuning into the Super Bowl just for the commercials! GM knows this too and

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16-Year-Old Girl Scouts Petition to Make Their Cookies Rainforest-Safe

16-Year-Old Girl Scouts Petition to Make Their Cookies Rainforest-Safe

Two 16 year-old Girl Scouts from Michigan have taken it upon themselves to try to convince their organization to stop using palm oil, a product that has been blamed for widespread rainforest

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EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

The Climate Commissioner for the European Union, Connie Hedegaard, told reporters today in New Delhi that she believes the European Union should pledge to double their renewable energy supply by

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President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama decided to make a quick visit to the Washington D.C. Auto Show this week in order to applaud American automobile manufacturers for their recent green transportation successes.

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Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

If you don't know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach - chances are you've consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long

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Humane Society Alleges Pigs Are Being Badly Abused at 2 of America’s Large Swine Farms

Humane Society Alleges Pigs Are Being Badly Abused at 2 of America’s Large Swine Farms

After an undercover mission to expose cruelty at factory farms, the Humane Society has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission (U.S. SEC)

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico

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House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

The House Transportation Bill will be revealed today, and it already has alternative transportation activists across the country up in arms about the amount of funding being cut for federally

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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China's government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution

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Chevrolet to Put Environmental Impact Stickers on All of Their Cars by 2013

Chevrolet to Put Environmental Impact Stickers on All of Their Cars by 2013

In an unprecedented move in the automotive industry, Chevrolet is about to wear its green heart on its sleeve by putting environmental impact labels on all of its vehicles starting with the 2012

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Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Some of the largest countries on Earth made it clear this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that, in many cases, renewable energy is just a few years away from reaching

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Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Despite the rush to get reactors back online and convince the public that Japan's nuclear power generation facilities are safe, an advisor says the current checks of nuclear reactors in the

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New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

We have all heard the phrases "phantom power" and "vampire energy" about a million times, and yet the problem still exists - many people forget to unplug battery chargers and other electronics

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President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night we cheered for his green ambitions as he laid out a plan to energize the American economy with the manufacturing of

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