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Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of final energy consumption from renewable sources by

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Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

We've been hearing murmurs about energy-harvesting tires for sometime now; Goodyear are among those working on finding a way to harness the friction of tire on tar to provide additional energy for

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California governor signs law mandating vaccines for all kindergarteners

California governor signs law mandating vaccines for all kindergarteners

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation.“The science

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Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford has announced the start of a new program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers, to help offset the monthly ownership costs. The new Peer-2-Peer Car

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home at watch Netflix all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the idea behind a new

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Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

A lot of people are thrilled with the Supreme Court right now, after the landmark decision supporting gay marriage rights, but President Barack Obama might have some mixed feelings about the justices for

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World’s first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

World’s first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

“Where’s my jetpack?” It’s the oft-asked question of many of us who grew up thinking that the year 2000 would bring jetpacks, hover cars and transport technology like something out of Star Trek.

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Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Last week, we reported that Solar Impulse 2 could be grounded for up to a year if the experimental solar-powered airplane missed its window to take off across the Pacific Ocean. When the June 23 attempt

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Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades (video)

Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades (video)

Just how much do we really want a flying car? If it looks as dangerous as the one Thorston Crijns built, some of us might think, “umm….maybe not.” On the other hand, one does have to commend Crijns

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Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Life in the Gaza Strip is challenging, to say the least. The day-to-day Gazan experience is riddled with fuel and food shortages, unreliable electricity, and a rapidly growing population that stretches

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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward sustainability

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The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare deep into the

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VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

Though it's fun, cost-effective, and great for the environment, replacing your car with a bicycle isn't without its snags. Biking in the rain isn't for everyone, sweating up hills can make you unpopular

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China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is a land known for its beauty, but also a lack of practices by which to protect that beauty. The times are a’slowly changing, though, and Chinese officials are making a commitment to protect at

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UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world’s children from poverty and hunger

UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world’s children from poverty and hunger

UNICEF's Progress for Children report illustrates that, 15 years after the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals were established, that more and faster progress is necessary to ensure children's

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Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

When cracking down on food safety in China, authorities came across a most disturbing shipment of meat from the Hunan province- from the 1970s. The nearly 100,000 tonnes of meat, including beef, chicken

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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the country's wildlife -

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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California poised to enact toughest mandatory vaccine bill in the nation

California poised to enact toughest mandatory vaccine bill in the nation

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. If the bill passes, it would make California only the third

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Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

As 2015 speeds by, now so will Google’s self-driving prototypes, adorably referred to as “Koala” cars, albeit at a safe and steady 25 mph. It has been a few months since the announcement that

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World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

Endangered bees in the capital city of Norway have their own 'highway' thanks to a pioneering initiative by environmentalists protecting urban bees. Concerted efforts to sprout pollinator-friendly plants

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House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, 247-180, to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until litigation on the plan has finished. The bill, called the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042) goes to

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Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

In the next few years hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars are going to become more readily available thanks to new models from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. While automakers have labeled the fuel-cell vehicles

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More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

Wildfires in Alaska rarely make the national news, but this year's season is off to a particularly dramatic start, with the Alaska Division of Forestry reporting that as of Wednesday there are 278

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World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

World’s first 3D-printed supercar is one of the greenest cars around

Green cars are more popular now than ever but the manufacturing process for even the greenest car is still pretty dirty. Automotive designer Kevin Czinger recognized the unfortunate irony, and founded

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Tesla Model S drivers rack up one billion all-electric miles, saving 570,000 tons of CO2

Tesla Model S drivers rack up one billion all-electric miles, saving 570,000 tons of CO2

With nearly 200 Tesla Supercharger stations strategically placed throughout the continental U.S. and another 150 elsewhere on the planet, it’s easier than ever to ‘drive 65’ in an electric luxury

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Teens design condoms that change color when exposed to sexually transmitted infections

Teens design condoms that change color when exposed to sexually transmitted infections

Sexual health and safety tools have just been kicked up a notch, thanks to a group of teenaged UK designers. The Health Category winners of the TeenTech 2015 Awards proposed the conceptual condom that

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Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against SpaceX satellite internet

Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against SpaceX satellite internet

Richard Branson is pushing his space exploration further toward the goal of launching civilian space journeys. Branson says he’ll be the first person aboard the spaceship, after test pilots deem the

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Solar Impulse could be grounded in Japan for a whole year

Solar Impulse could be grounded in Japan for a whole year

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental solar-powered aircraft, has kept us on the edge of our seats as we’ve waited, day after day, for news of a second ocean crossing attempt. The first attempt resulted in

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