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Now There’s Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Too

Now There’s Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Too

Plastic pollution on Bicaz Lake in Romania for illustrative purposes only, Shutterstock Swirling plastic pools as large as countries have long collected in our oceans, but now researchers have found

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Moapa Paiutes to Install 250 MW Solar Power Plant to Transition Away from Dirty Coal

Moapa Paiutes to Install 250 MW Solar Power Plant to Transition Away from Dirty Coal

Solar energy seems like a logical solution to answer the power needs of the western United States, which can receive over 300 sunny days a year. The people of the Moapa River Indian Reservation recognize

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Photo from Shutterstock Happy Thanksgiving Inhabitants! 2012 was filled with many hardships, but it was also marked with milestones in innovation and breakthroughs in thinking that make us truly want

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What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Photo of a blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan When Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern United States in late October, it wasn't a surprise visit - meteorologists had issued warnings about the

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How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

Photo by NYC DOT New York is one of the world’s great cities - and when it was brought to a standstill by Hurricane Sandy, many questioned the state of the city’s infrastructure - and the

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The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

A surprisingly political lineup of speakers (including Jerry Brown, Cory Booker, George Pataki, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski) bookended the 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco. They spoke

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Germany Set to Export More Energy Than Ever Despite Nuclear Phase-Out

Germany Set to Export More Energy Than Ever Despite Nuclear Phase-Out

Solar power photo from Shutterstock When Germany began phasing out nuclear power in 2000, some worried that it would create energy shortages within the country. But according to a new report released

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Climate Change Could Wipe Out Coffee by 2080

Climate Change Could Wipe Out Coffee by 2080

Arabica Coffee photo from Shutterstock Coffee lovers, hold onto your cup; our beloved Arabica beans could face extinction due to climate change. A new study from Kew Gardens has shown that both rising

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Three Green Ballot Measures That Won Big On Election Night

Three Green Ballot Measures That Won Big On Election Night

Photo by Shutterstock By now, most of America has started to shake the Election Night hangover. While it was the wee hours of the morning before President Obama delivered his victory speech, many other

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After Hurricane Sandy and the Election, Will Climate Change Cease To Be a Political Taboo?

After Hurricane Sandy and the Election, Will Climate Change Cease To Be a Political Taboo?

Many people were frustrated with the lack of discussion about the environment before and during the 2012 election - there wasn't a single mention of climate change during the presidential debates (a first

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Where the Stimulus Money Went: New Buildings, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Where the Stimulus Money Went: New Buildings, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Photo © Chad Ress When it comes to President Obama’s domestic policy, healthcare reform gets all the attention while Obama’s other main achievement, the American Recovery and Reinvestment

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California’s “Right to Know” Proposition 37 Mandating GMO Labeling Defeated

California’s “Right to Know” Proposition 37 Mandating GMO Labeling Defeated

Although the biggest issue on the ballot this election was the question of the next president, many environmentally-minded Americans eagerly awaited the results of California’s Proposition 37. Dubbed

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How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

The 2012 Presidential Election is tomorrow, and critical decisions regarding how the United States should tackle climate change and energy security will need to be made in the near future. Therefore, it

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Hurricane Sandy Forces Mitt Romney To Eat His Words About Rising Oceans

Hurricane Sandy Forces Mitt Romney To Eat His Words About Rising Oceans

Remember that patronizing remark Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made about climate change and rising ocean levels? It was at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where Romney probably felt

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How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly have an impact on the presidential election -- the question is, how? And to what extent? First, there's the logistical challenge of

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Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election

Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election

When it comes to climate change, everyone knows that the US is a deeply divided country -- particularly with respect to the science behind the theory. Despite evidence from multiple independent,

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Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Cooling Tower photo from Shutterstock Nuclear waste issues have been plaguing the US federal government for decades - and they finally came to a head this year. In June, a US Court of Appeals ruled

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

With an emphasis on preserving the rich tradition of American skilled labor, Field Aesthetic Manufacturing Company has devised an array of handmade sustainable products. The Green Mountains based company

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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

Rio de Janeiro Image from Shutterstock The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was called to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from

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Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

The city of São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, produces massive amounts of solid waste on a daily basis. In order to manage this constant flow of trash, the municipal government provides

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Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

image via aurimas, flickr Irish researchers recently published a study in the journal Social Science and Medicine which reveals that breastfeeding dramatically reduces the rate of obesity in

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Are High Energy Bills the Key to Stopping Climate Change?

Are High Energy Bills the Key to Stopping Climate Change?

Environmental campaigners have decided that the key to preventing climate change is not to focus on the natural impact, but something that everyone cares about - our energy bills. It makes sense - people

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is being held in Brazil later this month to bring together world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to discuss how the world can reduce

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Walt Disney Company To Ban All Junk Food Advertising On Its Television Networks

Walt Disney Company To Ban All Junk Food Advertising On Its Television Networks

The Walt Disney Company has announced that by 2015 all of its networks, including The Disney Channel and Disney Junior, will stop advertising foods and beverages that “don’t meet [the company's]

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15 US Military Leaders Say Climate Change Is a “Threat To National Security”

15 US Military Leaders Say Climate Change Is a “Threat To National Security”

Climate change is a threat to national security, according to fifteen leaders in the US Armed Forces. As the US military has always been at the cutting-edge of technology -- having developed everything

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Romney Says Colorado Has No Green Jobs, When In Reality It Has Over 70,000

Romney Says Colorado Has No Green Jobs, When In Reality It Has Over 70,000

On a trip to Colorado, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney claimed that the state had no green jobs as a result of the Obama Adminstration's energy policies. While in fact it has 72,452 jobs in

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Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Yesterday legislation dubbed the “End Polluter Welfare Act” was announced in Congress by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN). The bill will put an end to as much

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Researchers Successfully Extract Natural Gas from Methane Crystals Deep in the Arctic

Researchers Successfully Extract Natural Gas from Methane Crystals Deep in the Arctic

Alaskan Glacier Photo from Shutterstock The US Department of Energy, with backing from the oil industry, has successfully tested a new method to extract untapped natural gas from frozen crystals of

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$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

Bullet trains in Texas by 2020? That's the proposal laid out by the Texas Central Railroad, and it could become a reality if it can come up with $10 billion in private funding. The railway would

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