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Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had claimed that

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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Pollution from North America Causes Europe To Lose 1.2 Million Tons of Wheat Per Year

Pollution from North America Causes Europe To Lose 1.2 Million Tons of Wheat Per Year

Think air pollution in the US is just a local problem? Think again - a new study published in the journal Biogeosciences finds that man-made ozone pollution in North America can cause European farmers to

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2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

An average global temperature of 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit marked 2011 as the 11th hottest year on record. At a full 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, this past year was hotter than

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China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

A new study shows that between 1992 and 2007 emissions in China nearly tripled. The study explores not only the emissions but their causes and revealed something interesting, in the past two decades

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

  Giant Pandas are well-loved for their distinctive appearance and sedentary nature. Now they will receive even greater adoration and attention for their bowel-based contribution to the

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Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Whiskey isn't just good for a stiff drink at the end of the day; it's also a handy tool for powering electric vehicles. At least that's what the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW's Spartansburg, South Carolina plant is launching a program to convert methane gas into hydrogen. If successful, the manufacturing facility will be able to power its fleet of production vehicles with

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Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

When the people behind the Land Art Generator Initiative heard about inventor Akinori Ito's machine, which converts plastics back into oil, they came up with an even more interesting concept. Instead of

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Global CO2 Emissions Down 1.3 Percent in 2009!

Global CO2 Emissions Down 1.3 Percent in 2009!

For the first time in this decade, global CO2 emissions actually fell. The 1.3 percent decline -- down to a total of 31.3 billion tonnes worldwide -- is due in part to a $40 billion rise in investments

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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the

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Kerry, Lieberman to Unveil Climate Bill Today!

Kerry, Lieberman to Unveil Climate Bill Today!

You can stop holding your breath now, it's really happening. Today Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman will unveil the Senate Climate Bill to the nation. Without the aid of their co-author, Republican

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U.S Establishes First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards For Vehicles

U.S Establishes First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards For Vehicles

Just in time for the New York Auto Show, the U.S. government has announced the first ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks! As a result of the rules set by the EPA and the

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Solar Powered Cellphone Towers in India to Save 5 Million Tons of CO2 and $1.4 Billion

Solar Powered Cellphone Towers in India to Save 5 Million Tons of CO2 and $1.4 Billion

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is poised to mandate that telecom operators power their cellphone towers with solar panels instead of the diesel generators that are currently used. This may

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German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

Michael Kooren for Reuters With the cost (both financial and environmental) of fuel these days, everyone is trying to cut back in whatever ways they can. If you're talking boats, you can always go

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US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified in front of a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday about the EPA's planned carbon permit policy. Last year Jackson told lawmakers the EPA would regulate

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Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Today is opening day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which is being touted as the greenest Olympics ever. But the warm weather and rain of late at one of the venues has forced the organizers to haul in

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

One of the biggest announcements at this years CES was the introduction of the hydrogen-powered Cadillac Provoq concept vehicle by General Motors. The Provoq is another one of GM's efforts to develop

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CheatNeutral: Offsetting Your Cheating Ways

CheatNeutral: Offsetting Your Cheating Ways

If carbon offsetting just isn’t personal enough for you, here’s a cheeky option to erase any negative effects of your “romantic” footprint. If you God forbid find yourself cheating

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Want to stop global warming? STOP COAL!

Want to stop global warming? STOP COAL!

WHY? Coal is the only fossil fuel plentiful enough and supposedly 'cheap' enough to push the planet to 450 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere - an event which will trigger potentially

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COAL WILL DESTROY US ALL!

COAL WILL DESTROY US ALL!

A warning from Architecture2030.org.... Think You’re Making a Difference? Think Again! There are 151 new conventional coal-fired power plants in various stages of development in the US

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