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INFOGRAPHIC: Americans Used More Energy, Increased Carbon Emissions in 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Americans Used More Energy, Increased Carbon Emissions in 2013

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just released its annual energy flow charts, and the latest infographics reveal that Americans used more energy in 2013 from all sources -- renewable, fossil and

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Jason Allerman Builds Functioning LEGO Keyboard With 1,500 Pieces

Jason Allerman Builds Functioning LEGO Keyboard With 1,500 Pieces

LEGO maniac Jason Allerman has used his enthusiasm for the toy bricks to create a fully functioning computer keyboard. Using over 1,500 LEGO pieces, Allerman transformed a discarded broken keyboard into a

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Scientists Discover an Ocean of Water and Potential for Life on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists Discover an Ocean of Water and Potential for Life on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists have uncovered evidence of a massive underground ocean of water on Saturn’s Enceladus moon. According to NASA, the Cassini spacecraft made gravity measurements that show the internal

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Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

When we first spotted this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco's MUNI power lines, we couldn't believe it! Equipped with a giant trolley pole, the Franken-Prius

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Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

Normally, the village of Balcombe, West Sussex is just another picturesque spot in a valley where nothing really happens. But when Cuadrilla Resources--the UK's fracking pioneer--announced plans to do

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Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

Tribal leaders of the Native American Nez Perce tribe have asked to revive the practice of hunting bison within Yellowstone National Park. Subsistence hunting in the 18th and 19th century almost drove the

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Breakthrough Discovery Uses Sunlight to Create Materials for Solar Devices

Breakthrough Discovery Uses Sunlight to Create Materials for Solar Devices

Researchers at Oregon State University just made an energy breakthrough that could cut the cost of solar energy while also drastically reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing solar materials. OSU

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Google’s Nest Halts Sales of Protect Smoke Alarm After Discovering Flaw

Google’s Nest Halts Sales of Protect Smoke Alarm After Discovering Flaw

One of the greatest things about the Nest Protect smoke alarm is its ability to be turned off with just a wave of the hand in the event of a false alarm - but that feature could also turn out to be a

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Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

A travel company sent bags of fresh air to Zhengzhou, one of the 10 most polluted cities in China. The Henan-based travel agency shipped 20 bright blue bags containing air from Laojun Mountain to the city

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UN Climate Chief Calls for ‘Urgent Transformation’ of Oil and Gas Industry for a Greener Future

UN Climate Chief Calls for ‘Urgent Transformation’ of Oil and Gas Industry for a Greener Future

On the heels of the IPCC's landmark global warming report, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres is calling on the oil and gas industry to urgently transform for a cleaner, low-carbon future. Figueres

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Old Gun Supply Store in Arizona Transformed Into Community-Friendly Creative Center of Scottsdale

Old Gun Supply Store in Arizona Transformed Into Community-Friendly Creative Center of Scottsdale

Michelle Biely bought a property in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona that operated as a gun supply store for over 50 years. She wanted to turn it into a more friendly, community-oriented place and hired

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Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

IKEA’s Home Tour Squad is heading to an East Coast city near you, giving homeowners a chance to have their abodes transformed by experts. A team of five IKEA designers will not only make chosen living

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Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Scientists have proposed a novel idea to prevent the collapse of fish stocks due to overfishing: ban fishing in international waters and turn the open ocean into a worldwide reserve. The proposal

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Philips’s New LED Bulb Looks and Feels Like an Incandescent

Philips’s New LED Bulb Looks and Feels Like an Incandescent

Practically everyone knows that LED and fluorescent light bulbs are better than inefficient incandescents, but many consumers just can’t resist the familiar shape and soft, warm glow. Philips plans on

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Festo Uses Biomimicry to Design an Energy Efficient Bouncing Bionic Kangaroo

Festo Uses Biomimicry to Design an Energy Efficient Bouncing Bionic Kangaroo

The prospect of a bouncing robotic kangaroo may seem crazy, but German-based engineering company Festo discovered that basing robot motion on the kangaroo’s hop is incredibly energy efficient. Known for

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Madrid Gets Ready to Launch its First Electric Bike Sharing Program

Madrid Gets Ready to Launch its First Electric Bike Sharing Program

Madrid is making it easier and greener to get around town with its first electric bike-share program. Dubbed BiciMad, the program mirrors similar programs in place in Barcelona, London and Paris where

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PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games

PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games

PTW Architects have designed a glistening golden stadium for the 2015 All-Africa Game taking place in Republic of the Congo. The Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along

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BMW Designs Ritzy Subway Trains for Kuala Lumpur’s New Transit System

BMW Designs Ritzy Subway Trains for Kuala Lumpur’s New Transit System

BMW subsidiary Designworks USA is helping the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur move into the 21st century with 58 ritzy trains for the city's new subway system. The new three-line metro system is expected to

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Japan Considers Reducing Antarctic Whaling after UN Court Ruling

Japan Considers Reducing Antarctic Whaling after UN Court Ruling

After a ruling by the UN's International Court of Justice temporarily halted Japan's whaling industry in the Antarctic, Japan may consider reducing its catch throughout the region. Japan is one of the few

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8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Coast of Chile

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Coast of Chile

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Chile last night, triggering multiple aftershocks and a six-foot tsunami. The earthquake hit just 50 miles southwest of Cuya, Chile at 6.2 miles deep

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Will the IPCC Report Convince Climate Deniers to Take Action?

Will the IPCC Report Convince Climate Deniers to Take Action?

Unlike previous reports warning of impending doom as a result of climate change, the recent Union Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning that global warming is here now

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Winners of 2nd Annual Architizer A+ Awards Announced

Winners of 2nd Annual Architizer A+ Awards Announced

Winners of the second Annual Architizer A+Awards have been announced and the shortlist of 129 projects includes works by Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Fuksas, SOM and BIG. The awarded designs in over 60

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Festo’s DualWingGenerator Catches the Wind Like Flapping Bird Wings

Festo’s DualWingGenerator Catches the Wind Like Flapping Bird Wings

Windmills offer a great way to harness renewable energy, and they’ve been around for almost two centuries - but who says that’s the only way you can catch the wind? Festo, a supplier of automation

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Honduran Palm Oil Cooperative Named World’s Most Sustainable by Rainforest Alliance

Honduran Palm Oil Cooperative Named World’s Most Sustainable by Rainforest Alliance

Palm oil plantations are destroying animal habitats, threatening forest peoples, and ravaging rainforests in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. However it doesn't have to be that way - Hondupalma

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UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new biomaterial similar to

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How New York City Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

How New York City Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

34 years ago, Bob Diamond made a remarkable discovery underneath Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue - the world's oldest subway tunnel. Diamond then devoted his life to giving tours of the underground landmark

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McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu

McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu

McDonald's just announced it will be the first fast food restaurant in the United States to add lab-grown meat to its menu. Following the success of Sergey Brin's lab-grown burger experiment in London

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Document Reveals That SeaWorld Gives its Orcas Anti-Depressants And Psychoactive Drugs

Document Reveals That SeaWorld Gives its Orcas Anti-Depressants And Psychoactive Drugs

As if SeaWorld didn't have enough bad press in the wake of the shocking documentary Blackfish, a document obtained by Buzzfeed reveals that the marine park gives its whales psychoactive drugs and

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Methane-Producing Bacteria May Have Caused Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction

Methane-Producing Bacteria May Have Caused Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction

Scientists have identified five mass extinctions over the course of the Earth's history. While many are familiar with the cataclysmic event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, the most

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NASA Launches Giant Magnifying Glass into Space to Collect Solar Energy

NASA Launches Giant Magnifying Glass into Space to Collect Solar Energy

Early this morning NASA kicked off Operation LENS, an ambitious plan to concentrate and collect solar power using a giant magnifying glass in outer space. Long speculated to be a rumor, the 7,000,000 ft.

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