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Obama Orders Federal Government to Triple Use of Renewable Energy by 2020

Obama Orders Federal Government to Triple Use of Renewable Energy by 2020

Spirit of america / Shutterstock.com As part of a broad-ranging effort to cut carbon emissions over the course of his second term, President Obama is set to announce a plan today for federal agencies

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Report Warns New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

Report Warns New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

A new report by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project warns that the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant located just 38 miles north of New York City is practically defenseless against terrorist

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U.S. House Approves Congressional Action to Protect Bangladeshi Garment Workers

U.S. House Approves Congressional Action to Protect Bangladeshi Garment Workers

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a defense authorization bill that will protect Bangladeshi garment workers from the same kind of tragedy that killed over one thousand workers outside

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US Military Slated to Quadruple Renewable Energy Installations by 2025

US Military Slated to Quadruple Renewable Energy Installations by 2025

As the largest military force on the planet, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is also the largest consumer of energy in the world. Every year, the combined forces use 3.7 billion kilowatt hours of

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US Navy Scientists Develop Process to Transform Seawater into Green Jet Fuel

US Navy Scientists Develop Process to Transform Seawater into Green Jet Fuel

Feeling the pinch of high gas prices every time you fill up your car? Be thankful you're not the U.S. Military. Tired of wasting so much of its budget on fossil fuels, the US Navy has led the quest for

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New Camouflage Makeup Protects Soldiers Against the Intense Heat of Bomb Blasts

New Camouflage Makeup Protects Soldiers Against the Intense Heat of Bomb Blasts

Camouflaged Soldier Photo from Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed next-generation camouflage makeup which could protect soldiers against the intense heat

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Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

A team from the University of Southern Mississippi has developed a form of camouflage face makeup that not only prevents soldiers from being seen by the enemy, but also shields their faces from the

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Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the new Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center has just earned LEED Gold certification. The $1.03 billion Pentagon headquarters, designed by HKS

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Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

Air Force Jet Takes Off with Sustainable Fuel Source

A huge milestone was recently reached at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida when an A-10C Thunderbolt jet took to the air running its engine on plant based fuel. The Air Force is the largest consumer of

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“Revolutionary” Bacteria-Based Water Filter is Super Efficient, Portable

“Revolutionary” Bacteria-Based Water Filter is Super Efficient, Portable

Every once in awhile, the billions of dollars dedicated towards U.S. military spending do some actual good. Case in point: this new bacteria-based water treatment unit, developed by researchers at Sam

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