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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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Obama Administration Approves 285,000 Acres of Utility-Scale Solar Power Across 6 Western States

Obama Administration Approves 285,000 Acres of Utility-Scale Solar Power Across 6 Western States

Last week, the Obama Administration approved a plan that will make way for utility-scale solar development on 285,000 acres of public land in the Western US. The plan encompasses areas of Arizona,

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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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Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

When it comes to elections, some voters vote for the candidate who they would most like to have a beer with. If that's the case, the 2012 election will be easy to decide - Mitt Romney doesn't drink and

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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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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Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

It's election year and that can only mean one thing - the standing President doing everything he can to show the country he's the man for a second term. In President Obama's case, he's doing this by

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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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Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched her first book 'American Grown' as part of her awesome mission to get children across the US off the couch and into gardens to learn about healthy food! With a

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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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Exxon Mobil Pipeline Leaks 80,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in Rural Louisiana

Exxon Mobil Pipeline Leaks 80,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in Rural Louisiana

Oil Pipeline Image from Shutterstock An Exxon Mobil pipeline serving the nation's third-largest refinery 'failed' over the weekend, spilling 80,000 gallons (1,900 barrels) of crude oil into land in

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President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

During President Obama’s first term in office, observers have noted that the terms “global warming” and “climate change” have gradually been scrubbed from the

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Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Knotted into a trunk-like formation from the base of its roots, the brilliant Mangrove Chair is crafted from a combination of recycled steel pipe, yellow pine and steel leaf. Created by Adam Krehbiel,

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Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

In the wake of a bizarre array of extreme weather events throughout the United States, a study from Yale University has found that the majority of Americans have finally realized that yes, global warming

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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NASA Climate Scientist Compares Climate Change to Slavery

NASA Climate Scientist Compares Climate Change to Slavery

This week, NASA climate scientist James Hansen described climate change as a “great moral issue” similar to the movement to end slavery. He linked the climate change debate with the 19th century

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How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

When news broke earlier this week that Solar Trust of America (a big solar company backed by the US Department of Energy) had filed for bankruptcy, conservatives predictably took to the airwaves to

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