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Obama quietly approved Arctic drilling, amid controversy and environmental concerns

Obama quietly approved Arctic drilling, amid controversy and environmental concerns

On March 31, President Barack Obama's administration renewed the 2008 Arctic lease sale. That decision started a 30-day clock for the Interior Department to review Royal Dutch Shell's drilling plans.

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Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the eco-conscious road warrior

Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a cute hybrid microbus perfect for the eco-conscious road warrior

Once seen as a passing fad for those that could afford them, hybrid vehicles have come very far in terms of energy efficiency and design over the last decade. The inspirational Nimbus e-Car, however,

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Goldfish are taking over a Colorado lake

Goldfish are taking over a Colorado lake

A few years ago, someone dumped some unwanted goldfish (poor fish) into Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado. Well, the fish, doing what fish do (in apparent rabbit-like fashion), multiplied. A lot. There are

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This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis

This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis

Big rigs are big polluters, but they are also a big help. Big rigs bring most of the supplies to most of the nation. There are places where trains and airplanes can’t reach and it’s up to the big rigs

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Facebook signs Frank Gehry to design two more buildings for their California campus

Facebook signs Frank Gehry to design two more buildings for their California campus

pic Facebook is still getting settled in their brand-new headquarters designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry, and they must really 'like' it because they've got plans in the works to add two more

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KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut pledge to source 100 percent of palm oil sustainably

KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut pledge to source 100 percent of palm oil sustainably

Yum! Brands restaurants KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut announced last week that they will source 100 percent of their palm oil from responsible sources by the end of 2017. After a 2012 study found that most

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Western Canada could lose up to 70 percent of its glaciers by 2100

Western Canada could lose up to 70 percent of its glaciers by 2100

If climate change continues on its current path, Western Canada will lose as much as 70 per cent of its glaciers in the next 85 years. A new study recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows

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Los Angeles to network all 7,500 miles of LED streetlights through wireless and cloud technologies

Los Angeles to network all 7,500 miles of LED streetlights through wireless and cloud technologies

Los Angeles has more streetlights than any other U.S. city, and a massive retrofit in 2013 replaced a phenomenal 141,089 of those bulbs with LEDs, all keeping the streets brighter and safer while

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Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla continues to make its popular Model S even better and now it's announced the introduction of the new Model S 70D, which will now act as the entry point for the Model S lineup. The Model S 70D

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This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a nextgen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable components to create

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Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet ethanol fuel demand

Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet ethanol fuel demand

Two of America’s largest GMO monocultured crops, corn and soy, are starting to creep into previously un-farmed lands– in an effort to meet a growing demand biofuels like ethanol. The news comes from a

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Researchers successfully splice woolly mammoth DNA into elephant cells

Researchers successfully splice woolly mammoth DNA into elephant cells

In what may be the best worst idea of our generation, a Harvard University research team has successfully spliced woolly mammoth DNA into living cells collected from an Asian elephant. A logical person

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Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh dropping by a

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This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion

This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion

And you thought we were just running the world out of oil. Ha. Think again. All around you are rare elements from the Earth. LCD screens have a bit of indium; LED’s, lasers, semi-conductors and the

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In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake potential yet

In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake potential yet

As if California needed more bad news, amidst a drought of unprecedented proportions, new research has revealed the state could be in for a massively destructive earthquake. According to Phys.org,

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Perspiration to perfume: New fragrance smells better when you sweat

Perspiration to perfume: New fragrance smells better when you sweat

Sometimes, especially in nerve-wracking situations, it would be great if that perspiration that seems to creep up out of nowhere would, well, smell a little better. Thanks to researchers at Queens

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Polar bears cannot thrive on land, study says

Polar bears cannot thrive on land, study says

Polar bears can't survive on land, but they're trying to. They have to. It's not news that sea ice is melting due to climate change. Polar bears now have to look elsewhere for food instead of their

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Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 1.1 to 2.8 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct tests of a

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Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

On Friday, West Virginia became the fifth state to say "no way" to Tesla's direct sales model, banning the company from selling their electric cars within the state. West Virginia, like many other states,

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2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

The small Smart Fortwo is one of the best cars you can buy if you live in a tight urban space, like San Francisco or New York. Now it's even better, since Smart just unveiled the all-new 2016 Fortwo at

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Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 – but he won’t say what it is

Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 – but he won’t say what it is

Tesla's genius CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter, as is his style, that Tesla will release a new product line at their Hawthorne Design Studio on April 30. He won't say what it is, except to clarify that

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2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto Show

2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto Show

Lexus has taken the wraps off the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid today at the New York Auto Show. The fourth-generation RX gets new more dynamic styling with a floating roofline that gives it a

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Chevy’s new 2016 Spark city car is faster, stronger, and more efficient

Chevy’s new 2016 Spark city car is faster, stronger, and more efficient

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Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Award-winning actor and staunch eco-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is launching a new project: transforming a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation area. He purchased the

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China’s massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China’s massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

If you’ve seen images of the tar sands tailings ponds and couldn’t believe your eyes, hang onto your seats because this massive toxic lake in China puts Canada’s oil patch to shame. To witness the

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Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

It’s official. Trans Canada has confirmed it’s canceling its pipeline port terminal in Cacouna, Quebec due to protest and concerns over potential impacts to endangered beluga whale species in the

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Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously thought

Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously thought

Soil organic matter may be more negatively affected by climate change than even scientists previously thought. Plants, which send as much as 60 percent of their photosynthetically fixed carbon to their

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California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat disastrous drought

California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat disastrous drought

As record low snow packs increase the seriousness of California's drought, Governor Jerry Brown has issued the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history.

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Unusually brief ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

Unusually brief ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

In just a few days, unusually brief total lunar eclipse will delight skywatchers in North America, Australia and East Asia. Expected on April 4th, the total eclipse will be its strongest at 6:34 am EST,

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Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4’s new hybrid powertrain

Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4’s new hybrid powertrain

Toyota is planning to offer a hybrid version of every car in its lineup by the year 2020 - and today it took another step towards that goal by unveiling the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid at the New York Auto Show.

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