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Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica has achieved an extraordinary clean energy milestone by running solely on renewable energy for the past 75 days. Heavy rainfall in the region has enabled the country to completely forgo fossil

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France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France has just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas must be partially covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring

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Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing is finally going to kick what’s left of its coal power habit. China’s capital city recently announced plans to shut down the last of its remaining coal plants by 2016 - in favor of gas-fired

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Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Opening a package only to have your apartment flooded with packing peanuts is an annoying, if not archaic, waste of plastic. But researchers Vilas Pol and Vinodkumar Etacheri at the Purdue University

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Alaska’s glacial melt could create the world’s sixth largest coastal river

Alaska’s glacial melt could create the world’s sixth largest coastal river

The glaciers are melting. That's the old news. The update is that, in Alaska, there has also been a massive amount of rainfall. The combination of rain and glacial melt create a flow of freshwater that is

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Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet on climate change once again. Climate deniers can now deal with the president’s decision on Thursday to issue an executive order that requires federal

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BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) behind. In a statement,

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NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA is quietly working on a pretty ambitious plan to help a "significant portion" of the aircraft industry transition to electric propulsion within the next decade. It's a noble—and

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Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips Lighting has announced that they have been selected to conduct a massive overhaul of over 5,000 streetlights in Poland's historic "floating garden" city of Szczecin. By replacing over half the

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Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

You’ve heard of too many cooks in the kitchen, but what happens when there are too many architects? A new report from the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that 27 percent of all the architects on

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Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is rolling out its multimillion-dollar plans to prove that waves not only have power but can generate it for the electric grid on land. Submerged in the roiling seas

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a

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Roots Up’s Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in Ethiopia

Roots Up’s Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in Ethiopia

Roots Up’s Dew Collector green house can help farmers in arid climates raise fresh vegetables, even during droughts. Dedicated to creating a system of self- reliant farmers in Ethiopia, the greenhouse

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign, amplifies pedal power up to

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Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia could be finished soon thanks to 3D printing

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia could be finished soon thanks to 3D printing

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is perhaps one of the longest active construction projects on the planet. Work began in 1882, when the beginnings of architect Antoni Gaudi's design graduated from 2D into 3D.

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Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Speaking at SXSW this week, Google X head Dr. Astro Teller announced that the tech giant's secretive branch will test a massive 84-foot flying wind turbine over northern California next month. The

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Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima

Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima

Nuclear power in Japan is slowly but surely beginning to return to a new normal in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown, as the country recently took another step towards restarting one of its remaining

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Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative medicine

Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative medicine

Researchers from UPM have used a technique that made popular the silk from Murcia in the 19th century. The new material can be used for regenerative medicine. Following the same procedure used to

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Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla is updating its Model S software to make it “impossible” to stray too far from a charging station. Earlier this week, Elon Musk tweeted about ending electric car range anxiety and the company

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Tesla is back in business in New Jersey after Governor Christie lifts sales ban

Tesla is back in business in New Jersey after Governor Christie lifts sales ban

Tesla is once again able to sell their luxury electric cars from showrooms in New Jersey, following the signing of a bill that creates a loophole allowing manufacturers of zero-emissions vehicles to sell

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California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with epic drought

California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with epic drought

California has been making headlines for the gravity of its drought. The Los Angeles Times reported that January was the driest month on record since 1895. Other sites including this one have explained

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Carbon3D’s revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

Carbon3D’s revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpH1zhUQY0c 3D printing geeks take note: the Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D just took the lead in efficient manufacturing from digital models. Carbon3D’s technology

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James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile “Underline” park in Miami

James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile “Underline” park in Miami

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO)—the architects behind the New York Highline—have been selected to develop the vision and master plan for a 10-mile linear park dubbed the Miami Underline. The park

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber’s new fleet of electric cars. The ride service has added twenty-five BYD e6 EVs cars directly from China for drivers to

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Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Is Mars One a scam? It could be. Mars One is the mission to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. According to Mars-one.com, starting in 2024, crews of four will depart every two years. They will

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy could supply 35

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Japan can now beam solar energy from space

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has succeeded in transmitting energy - solar

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How to transform Los Angeles’ River neighborhoods into an urban agriculture paradise

How to transform Los Angeles’ River neighborhoods into an urban agriculture paradise

The Urban Greening Plan’s main goal is to establish an environmentally and economically sustainable urban development that activates the Los Angeles River and develops a brand for its surrounding and

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Delphi’s self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San Francisco to NYC

Delphi’s self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San Francisco to NYC

On March 22, one Audi will depart from the Golden Gate Bridge to take a 3,500 mile road trip to New York City—on the face of it, there's nothing too remarkable about this, the fabled cross-country route

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UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

The arm of the United Nations that deals with climate change negotiations announced recently it will be supporting the campaign for fossil fuel divestment. According to the Guardian, the United Nations

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