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Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb

Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb

Facebook announced today that it’s formed a collaboration with Greenpeace that will lead the company to a clean energy future. The social media giant was targeted two years ago by

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Heirloom Gifts

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Heirloom Gifts

There's no belonging more special than one that's been loved by generations of your family before you. Having your grandmother's set of china, your grandfather's briefcase or your great aunt's

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to

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US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

A report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research shows that solar power installations in the United States grew more in the third quarter of 2011 than in all

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Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

Quimperié's Luxury MIG 675 is a hydrogen-powered boat that grabs energy directly from the water beneath it as it zips across the waves. The high-tech 22-foot-long boat has seats for three and

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Wind Turbine in Scotland Bursts Into Flames During Hurricane Force Winds

Wind Turbine in Scotland Bursts Into Flames During Hurricane Force Winds

Powerful winds have been howling through the UK for the past couple days, and one $3 million wind turbine was an unexpected casualty of the storm. A 328-foot tall turbine in Ardrossan, North

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GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

General Motors just announced a partnership with Japanese company Teijin that they hope will lead to lighter weight and more efficient vehicles. Teijin is an advanced materials company that

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Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

With winter slowly closing in, grey skies are on the horizon - and we should all watch out for signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now three guys from Denmark think they've got the

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COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions

COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global Emissions

The UN Climate talks in Durban ended early Sunday morning in overtime as nations around the world struggled to agree on how to prevent catastrophic climate change and ensure the future of the

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EPA Finds Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming Groundwater, Oil and Gas Industry Fights Back

EPA Finds Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming Groundwater, Oil and Gas Industry Fights Back

Late last week the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preliminary report that they've found dangerous levels of toxic chemicals related to hydraulic fracturing (or

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VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a superhero and you've got $6,600 to spare, you are in luck - the inventive minds over at Zapata Racing have invented a pair of

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COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

COP17 UPDATE: Durban’s Last Day and No Agreement is Signed

As the COP17 conference in Durban winds to a close today, we’re still left without a major global agreement on how to reduce emissions and stall global climate change. The focus today has

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Steven Holl Wins the 2011 AIA Gold Medal!

Steven Holl Wins the 2011 AIA Gold Medal!

Steven Holl, sculptor of air and light and principal at Steven Holl Architects was just named the 2011 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal Winner for his innovative designs and

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Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

When renderings of the new Apple campus in Cupertino, California appeared on the scene in June we were stunned by its innovative shape, now we've learned that the new circular spaceship

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Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Bulletproof Solar-Powered Jo-Mojo Electric Roadster to Hit the Streets Next Year

Estonian auto company Dartz Kombat is known for making the Prombron -- basically a bulletproof Hummer on steriods - however they recently announced plans to go 'green' by launching a bulletproof

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Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

The United States recycles only 27% of its plastic bottle waste - fortunately, Axion International is working on raising that number by developing building materials made from 100% recycled

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

On this second to last day of COP17, a new piece of the puzzle that explains why this year's United Nation Climate Talks are likely to end in a stalemate tomorrow, has emerged. Developing

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DURBAN UPDATE: Agreement in COP17 Climate Talks Will Likely Not Be Reached

DURBAN UPDATE: Agreement in COP17 Climate Talks Will Likely Not Be Reached

Representatives from over 190 countries across the world are still gathered in Durban, South Africa and though the conversation about the impending climate crisis continues, many have lost hope

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Discovery Channel Surrenders to Petition, Will Show Climate Change Episode of Frozen Planet

Discovery Channel Surrenders to Petition, Will Show Climate Change Episode of Frozen Planet

After recent rumors that the Discovery Channel was going to cut the last episode of their Frozen Planet series - the one that deals exclusively with climate change - people were outraged and

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DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird!

DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird!

AeroVironment has created a tiny, mechanical, flying bird that borrows from the natural movements of the hummingbird. The Nano Hummingbird is a flying robot created through a program sponsored

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VIDEO: Artists Outfit Scooter Riders in Indonesia With Planted Bike Helmets for a Treebute

VIDEO: Artists Outfit Scooter Riders in Indonesia With Planted Bike Helmets for a Treebute

In a treebute, er tribute, to the natural beauty of their city, two artists from Yogyakarta, Indonesia outfitted scooter riders with safety helmets planted with trees and had them ride around

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State of California Shows up the Fed’s Emissions Targets With Impressively Ambitious AB32 Cap and Trade Program

State of California Shows up the Fed’s Emissions Targets With Impressively Ambitious AB32 Cap and Trade Program

In 2013 California will go where no U.S. state has gone before - it will start a comprehensive emissions limiting program by employing the mandatory use of carbon credits throughout the state

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C

As the nearly 200 representatives gathered at COP17 hurdle towards the end of the talks, researchers have released yet another study that says they are just not doing enough. A report issued

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn't the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each

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Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan Leaf became the first 100% electric vehicle to be named the Japan Car of the Year for 2011-2012 on Friday at the Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan's Leaf, which hit the roads in the US in

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US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

As part of the government's push to wean the United States off of foreign oil, the US Department of Defense in coordination with the US Department of Agriculture just announced the largest

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Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic

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VIDEO: Researchers Create 3D Printed Bones Suitable for Use in Medical Procedures

VIDEO: Researchers Create 3D Printed Bones Suitable for Use in Medical Procedures

We've shown you 3D printed bone models, 3D printed human veins, and a printer that sprays new skin cells on burn victims - but we have to say this latest advancement is the most impressive use

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President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings

President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings

Yesterday, President Obama and former president Bill Clinton announced a combined $4 billion commitment in public and private funding for energy upgrades to existing buildings. The cash is

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Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Fisker Karma Named Top Car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Automotive team are racking up quite the list of awards this year – and their pile might just about be complete with their latest accolade. The UK’s

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