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Brit Liggett
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – and he believes we’re just not going to make it in this clean energy

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Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

Pipstrel USA Wins $1.35 Million in NASA/Google Green Flight Challenge

The Google-sponsored NASA Centennial Challenge Competition just awarded the largest aviation prize in history to Pipstrel USA of State College! The competition, better known as the Green Flight

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Physicist Calls Out Other Physicists for Being Climate Change Hypocrites

Physicist Calls Out Other Physicists for Being Climate Change Hypocrites

Physicists clock, on average, 23,000 air miles per year flying around the world to observatories, conferences and meetings, and generally use 130 KWh more energy per day than the average United

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VIDEO: DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC

VIDEO: DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC

The 2011 Solar Decathalon student design-build competition is on and the Inhabiteam had a chance to explore the innovative solar-powered homes that are currently duking it out at the National

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Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally recently told Bloomberg News that the company is thinking of producing electric vehicles in China with their Chinese auto partner Changan Automobile Group.

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Climate Scientists Demand That Cartographers “Refreeze Greenland” in Their Maps

Climate Scientists Demand That Cartographers “Refreeze Greenland” in Their Maps

A fantastic fight recently broke out between the publishers of the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World and climate scientists worldwide when the most recent publication of the atlas depicted

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US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

The Census Bureau just released a report on the commuting behavior of Americans in 2009. The commuting report is part of the American Community Survey, and it details the average commute time

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Students Help McDonald’s, Target, Dunkin’ Donuts, Others Save $650 Million on Energy Costs

Students Help McDonald’s, Target, Dunkin’ Donuts, Others Save $650 Million on Energy Costs

Monumental news this morning - the Environmental Defense Fund's 2011 Climate Corps fellows have identified a whopping $650 million in energy savings for companies like McDonald's, Target and

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Soft-Ride WOW Bike Designed by Ron Arad Has Steel Tires

Soft-Ride WOW Bike Designed by Ron Arad Has Steel Tires

Ron Arad has a history of bending steel to fit his needs - in 1986 he did it for a chair and now he's gone even further and bent sheets of steel into such a tizzy they now forms two functional

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Discovery in Insect Skin Could Lead to Chemical Free Insecticides

Discovery in Insect Skin Could Lead to Chemical Free Insecticides

The discovery of a protective protein in the skin of insects could help scientists develop a chemical-free insecticide. When insects are molting they secrete an enzyme that dissolves their old

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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation

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Architecture for Humanity Acquires Non-Profit Journalism Site Worldchanging

Architecture for Humanity Acquires Non-Profit Journalism Site Worldchanging

One of Inhabitat's favorite non-profits, Architecture for Humanity, has just expanded their reach by acquiring the non-profit media site Worldchanging. Architecture for Humanity (AFH) is a

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New Material Made From Recycled Glass Cleans Up Polluted Groundwater

New Material Made From Recycled Glass Cleans Up Polluted Groundwater

Even though you might send all your used glass containers to the recycling center, only a fraction of them actually get remade into glass. A lot of glass gets shipped to China for processing and

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E-MiLi: New Idle Technology Could Make Smartphones 44% More Energy Efficient

E-MiLi: New Idle Technology Could Make Smartphones 44% More Energy Efficient

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a clever way to make our smartphones up to 44% more energy efficient without changing how we interact with them. They found that when your

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Intel Unveils Solar Laptop Chipset That Can be Powered by a Desk Lamp

Intel Unveils Solar Laptop Chipset That Can be Powered by a Desk Lamp

In the wake of Intel announcing the world's first 3-D transistor that uses 35% less energy than its counterparts, the company has now decided to kick their own energy record into oblivion. The

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Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Earlier this year a group of thinkers around the world gathered at Chicheley Hall outside of London to talk about how to stop global climate change. Their almost universal conclusion was that,

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Knowaste Lets You Shingle Your Roof With Tiles That Used to Be Diapers

Knowaste Lets You Shingle Your Roof With Tiles That Used to Be Diapers

Thanks to Canadian company Knowaste, you can now tile your roof with what was once a dirty diaper. Knowaste has pioneered a process that turns used diapers into sturdy plastic pellets that can

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Scientists Turn Crocus Flower Chemicals into “Smart Bomb” Cancer Treatment

Scientists Turn Crocus Flower Chemicals into “Smart Bomb” Cancer Treatment

Cancer researchers in the UK have discovered a way to turn colchicine from the crocus flower into a new treatment that acts like a smart bomb to target cancerous tumors. Colchicine is naturally

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Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

“The carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero.” It may be hard to believe, we know, but the search giant announced for the first time today that it is completely carbon

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Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Researchers Find That Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Could Halve by 2018

Right now, one of the biggest roadblocks to the widespread adoption of electric cars is the cost of the vehicles -- which is mostly linked to their very expensive batteries. A group of

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Dumpster Transformed into Modern Home by Artist Gregory Kloehn

Dumpster Transformed into Modern Home by Artist Gregory Kloehn

Gregory Kloehn has taken the ultimate icon of trash and transformed it into treasure. Reclaiming a dumpster and calling it his own, Kloehn turned the trash receptacle into a high-tech home

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Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

If you're an 80's baby, we've got huge news for you! Nike announced yesterday that in partnership with Michael J. Fox, they are releasing 1,500 pairs of the LED enhanced 2011 NIKE MAG, an exact

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The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The team that designed and built the building used FIXCEL ® steel-frame sensors to construct the movable dream. FIXCEL is a triple seamed, steel material that was developed especially for use

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New Material Cleans Polluted Water by Acting Like a Toxin Magnet

New Material Cleans Polluted Water by Acting Like a Toxin Magnet

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a material that they call SLUG-26 which acts like a pollutant magnet when tossed into contaminated waterways. SLUG -- perhaps a play on the California

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Silverback Builds Urban Bikes with USB Chargers for Your Gadgets

Silverback Builds Urban Bikes with USB Chargers for Your Gadgets

At long last our dreams are coming true. Now thanks to Silverback, we can charge our gadgets while we ride around town on our favorite two-wheeled mode of transportation. The Starke 1 and Starke

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Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have isolated and explained the phenomenon that causes microbes to generate electricity while cleaning up nuclear waste. The team is hoping to use

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EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has been a big supporter of green transportation -- he's installed thousands of EV chargers around the city and opened a bike superhighway to make it easier for

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Flybus: New Hybrid Bus Uses Flywheel Instead of Battery to Store Kinetic Energy

Flybus: New Hybrid Bus Uses Flywheel Instead of Battery to Store Kinetic Energy

Earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, we heard about Porsche's hybrid race car that garners energy from a flywheel, and now a consortium called Flybus has put that energy reusing

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BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

Laser beams could be the next addition to the list of über cool vehicle gadgetry. The engineers over at BMW are currently working on a laser headlight system that they believe could be

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Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

Solar Industry Responsible for Dumping 2.4 Million Tons of Lead on China and India

It turns out that some members of the solar panel manufacturing industry might actually be doing harm while advancing renewable energy by dumping millions of tons of lead into the environment in

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