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New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

In a new study released this week, it was revealed that among the 1.2 million residents living in parts of Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to mountaintop removal

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Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

In order to make them more fuel efficient and aerodynamic, airplanes have winglets (curved structures) at the wing tips to reduce drag. ATDynamics are hoping that this same engineering trick will also

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European Commission Sets Rules On Biofuel Production and Use

European Commission Sets Rules On Biofuel Production and Use

People are divided on biofuels: on the one hand they are a decent alternative to oil and coal, on the other their creation has resulted in the destruction of forests, damage to biodiversity and the

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Hybrid X High School Team Wins Green Grand Prix MPG Road Rally

Hybrid X High School Team Wins Green Grand Prix MPG Road Rally

The West Philly high school Hybrid X Team beat out 43 corporate entrants and Ivy League teams such as Cornell to win the Green Grand Prix's 100-mile fuel economy MPG Road Rally this week, with their EVX

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The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

The Mighty Cri-Cri Electric Mini Plane Breaks Another Speed Record

Attendees of this year's Paris Air Show got to see history being made as the mighty micro Cri-Cri broke the electric plane speed record. The plane first took to the skies last September and drew in a

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CSX Transportation and New York State Reveal Low Emissions Locomotive

CSX Transportation and New York State Reveal Low Emissions Locomotive

CSX Transportation, New York State officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together today to unveil the second GenSet low-emissions locamotive in Selkirk, New York. The locomotive

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The Carbon Neutral Emax Excalibur Hybrid Yacht is Covered in Solar Panels

The Carbon Neutral Emax Excalibur Hybrid Yacht is Covered in Solar Panels

The Emax Excalibur solar hybrid luxury yacht isn't shy about its carbon neutral status: it is literally covered in solar panels from prow to stern. The green vessel, built by Sauter Carbon Offset Design

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1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles can't be emphasized enough. Luckily, the Cambridge Design Partnership just unveiled a hypermiling concept car that can travel

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First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

First Trans-Ocean Biofuel Powered Flight to Take Off Tonight

This evening at 9pm, the Gulfstream G450 airplane will become the first trans-Atlantic flight to be powered partially by biofuel (supplied by Honeywell). The flight will take off from Morristown, New

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Audi Unveils eTron Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Le Mans

Audi Unveils eTron Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Le Mans

Audi used the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to demonstrate its newest green creation, the eTron Spyder diesel plug-in hybrid concept. This innovative car is powered by 3 sources: 2 electric

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Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine Cones and Corn Husks

Cargill, Shell and Honda -- giants in the worlds of agriculture, petroleum and automotive manufacturing -- have teamed up to fund a company called Virent that has developed an inexpensive process to turn

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Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Chargers In Every Home

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is planning an eco-village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, called Knockroon, and electric car charging infrastructure will be a key element. The plan, involving 700

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GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head to Dealerships

It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they

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Runway 34: Recycled Airplane Restaurant Serves up First Class Meals in Zurich

Runway 34: Recycled Airplane Restaurant Serves up First Class Meals in Zurich

Runway 34 offers Swiss visitors a unique dining experience that takes place inside, around, and on top of a decommissioned Soviet airplane that has been restored to its former glory. Much of the aircraft

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Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express To Manufacture Eco-Friendly Trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express To Manufacture Eco-Friendly Trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail Europe's Intercity Express Programme will soon begin manufacturing a new generation of eco-friendly trains to haul freight  across the UK. The new Super Express trains will be a combination

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New Supercapacitor Made With Biofuel By-Product is Cheaper, Greener

New Supercapacitor Made With Biofuel By-Product is Cheaper, Greener

Students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey have created a supercapacitor -- used for storing energy -- that replaces activated carbon with biochar electrodes. The new substance

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Volkswagen To Launch Electric Up! & Golf in Japan Within 3 Years

Volkswagen To Launch Electric Up! & Golf in Japan Within 3 Years

According to president and CEO of Volkswagen Japan Gerry Dorizas, VW is planning to release two EVs based on its Up! subcompact and Golf compact in Japan within the next 3 years. The Golf model is likely

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

The totally solar powered Solar Impulse aircraft made its maiden international flight across Europe today, piloted by Andre Borschberg. Slowly but surely, the aircraft flew from western Switzerland and

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Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Volkswagen to Launch Quicar Car-Sharing Program In Hanover, Germany

Many cities around the world have started bike-sharing programs, but VW is set to launch a car-sharing system in Hanover, Germany that will see residents drive their latest model, the Golf BlueMotion. The

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Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the U.S.'s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on

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UK Scientists Plan to Power Cars With Cornish Pasties

UK Scientists Plan to Power Cars With Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties are traditional savory snacks that are so beloved in the UK that they recently received protected status from the European Union. However now a group of scientists at Greenergy are

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First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

The first official test drives of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will take place next week during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, a symposium on sustainable transportation for the future that this year is

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Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these and all other bikes

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INFINYTE: i4 and i8 Solar-Electric Hybrid Boats Offer Joystick-Powered, Zero Emissions Fun

INFINYTE: i4 and i8 Solar-Electric Hybrid Boats Offer Joystick-Powered, Zero Emissions Fun

Canadian company Infinyte has created two solar-electric hybrid boats that offer consumers zero emissions water fun. The i4 and soon-to-be-released i8 model can run up to 8 miles per hour and 20 miles per

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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

HAPPY EARTH DAY INHABITAT READERS! From the foothills of the Colorado Rockies to the tip of South America to the sandy beaches of Australia, Inhabitat's growing team spans all corners of the world. To

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U.S. Postal Service Releases Environmental Awareness Stamps for Earth Day

U.S. Postal Service Releases Environmental Awareness Stamps for Earth Day

Here's a bit of ironic news: the U.S. Postal Service -- the organization that creates tons of emissions by flying and driving packages all over the country -- is releasing a series of stamps to teach the

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Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have found that planting sugarcane on land previously occupied by other crops will cool the local area. It was found that the plant

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Peugeot Reveals Hybrid SXC Concept Before Shanghai Motor Show

Peugeot Reveals Hybrid SXC Concept Before Shanghai Motor Show

The Peugeot SXC Concept is designed to appeal to the growing number of Chinese buyers who purchase crossover vehicles, blending a Peugeot floating grille with fluid body lines and a solid

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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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