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EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to give the Energy Star program a bit of a makeover is not sitting pretty with their industry partners - the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is up in

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Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

It seems that fracking's ugly cousin, oil shale extraction, is roaring its ugly head in the Rockies this week as the Republican-led Congress passed a bill on the 16th to require the Bureau of Land

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

In a country where the unemployment rate lingers at a lofty 8.3% after the worst economic disaster since the 1930s, it probably isn't a good idea to whine about how much it costs to fill up the tank of

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Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Please understand that we here at Inhabitat try to give everyone a fair shake, but with the current state of affairs concerning climate change deniers in the Republican Party, it is difficult to keep our

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Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Former Senator Rick Santorum said yesterday that he thinks President Obama "elevates the Earth above man," and should rethink his dedication to "radical environmentalists." Santorum has recently come into

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Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State legislators just passed a bill that will require owners of electric vehicles to pay a $100 fee when they register their cars each year in order to make up for lost revenue on gas tax. We

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Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

President Obama's has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced

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San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

Almost five years ago, San Francisco became the first American city to ban plastic shopping bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies. Now the city is poised to expand that ban to all retail stores and

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Roseanne Barr Running for President as Green Party Candidate

Roseanne Barr Running for President as Green Party Candidate

Roseanne Barr has gone from sitcom comedy to a reality show set on her Hawaiian macadamia nut farm - and her latest venture is running for president! The comedienne and activist announced Thursday via

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EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

The Climate Commissioner for the European Union, Connie Hedegaard, told reporters today in New Delhi that she believes the European Union should pledge to double their renewable energy supply by 2030 and

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President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama decided to make a quick visit to the Washington D.C. Auto Show this week in order to applaud American automobile manufacturers for their recent green transportation successes. While at the

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem

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House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

The House Transportation Bill will be revealed today, and it already has alternative transportation activists across the country up in arms about the amount of funding being cut for federally mandated

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Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Some of the largest countries on Earth made it clear this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that, in many cases, renewable energy is just a few years away from reaching grid parity

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Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Despite the rush to get reactors back online and convince the public that Japan's nuclear power generation facilities are safe, an advisor says the current checks of nuclear reactors in the country are

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New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

We have all heard the phrases "phantom power" and "vampire energy" about a million times, and yet the problem still exists - many people forget to unplug battery chargers and other electronics when they

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President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night we cheered for his green ambitions as he laid out a plan to energize the American economy with the manufacturing of clean

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to the nation last night while standing firm on his believe that American ingenuity will carry us safely into a secure future. His overall

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Japanese Homes and Business Sold 2,150 Gigawatt-Hours of Solar Energy Back to the Grid in 2011

Japanese Homes and Business Sold 2,150 Gigawatt-Hours of Solar Energy Back to the Grid in 2011

Small businesses and homeowners in Japan sold an amazing 2,150 gigawatt hours of solar energy back to utilities last year - a figure that shows a fifty percent increase since 2010. The surge in solar is

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Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

The country of Bulgaria just thwarted Chevron and took a big step forward for the environment by banning hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas, making it the second European nation to do so

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Investors Ask the Bank of England to Ditch Carbon-Heavy Investments

Investors Ask the Bank of England to Ditch Carbon-Heavy Investments

Investors, environmental groups, and academics sent a letter to the Bank of England (which is responsible for keeping England's economic stability) this week, urging it to assess the risk that carbon

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EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

Showing concern for the dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) on ground water reserves, the EPA has decided to provide clean drinking water to four families in Dimock, Pennsylvania who

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Wikipedia, Reddit Blackouts Successful – 24 Senators Retract Support for SOPA/PIPA Bills

Wikipedia, Reddit Blackouts Successful – 24 Senators Retract Support for SOPA/PIPA Bills

Though the Motion Picture Association of America called yesterday's protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) an "irresponsible" publicity "stunt", the numbers show a very

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SOPA and PIPA Protests Could Save Online Publishing and the Jobs that Depend on It

SOPA and PIPA Protests Could Save Online Publishing and the Jobs that Depend on It

You might have noticed today that some of your favorite internet haunts are looking kind of gloomy, and that's because websites like Wikipedia, Google and Reddit are protesting two bills - the Stop Online

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President Swiftly Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan from TransCanada

President Swiftly Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan from TransCanada

The Obama Administration is expected to announce a rejection of a Canadian oil firm's Keystone XL pipeline application. The Keystone XL pipeline has made headlines over the past year as environmentalists

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EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack

EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack

Information is power and as it turns out power equals emissions. Or at least that's what a new comprehensive database of the United States' 6,700 biggest stationary emitters put together by the

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Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers

Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers

All successful venture capitalists know that if you want to make a smart investment, you must take into account all possible factors. With that in mind, it seems that the world of finance is now waking up

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Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation

Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of World Due to Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation

A well-known group of scientists decided yesterday that Earth's doomsday is now one minute closer due to global inaction on climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster. The decision was made

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Japan May Nationalize Its Nuclear Power Plants

Japan May Nationalize Its Nuclear Power Plants

Japan's Yomiuri newspaper has reported that the Japanese government is looking to nationalize the nation's nuclear power plants. Trade and industry minister Yukio Edano announced the still unfinalized

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