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One bitcoin surpasses gold in USD value.  We are not surprised.

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This is not really surprising because it matches my theory that electrons win over molecules - in this case heavy atoms, but you catch my drift. Bitcoin offers so many advantages over gold as a currency. It travels the globe in microseconds and can be authenticated without an assay

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"CRISPR Cures Anemia"

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“CRISPR Cures Anemia” - [link

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2017 TrendsWord is that these Virtual Assistant speakers from.

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2017 Trends Word is that these Virtual Assistant speakers from Amazon “Echo” and Google “Home” were big sellers over the 2016 holiday season.

Fuel Cell vs. Battery Electric Transport

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We all now know that battery powered electric vehicles clearly have won round one of the next generation of transportation motor evolution.

ramblingwanders:Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true.

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ramblingwanders : Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true. Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine .

Annie's - Nutrition Washing?

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Very few minerals and vitamins are left in finished cereals, macaroni etc. Look for yourself under nutrition facts on the Annie’s labels.

Breakthrough Battery

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I knew it would happen someday. This means that it will be half the cost. These vehicles will be 40% of all personal autos sold in 2025.

Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt

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Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt : To introduce the all-electric Leaf to the new South African audience, Nissan decided to use a bit of humor by pranking gas station attendants. Combustion oriented cars now have some real competition around the world. The part I like best? No smell

Solar Bright Spot

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With many of California oil fields in decline, they are requiring steam to extract the last parts of oil out of the rock. This is a win for everyone.

Gold Bubble

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Gold is near and dear to people’s hearts. My Grandmother was a “goldbug” and followed gold mining stocks daily. These always end badly.

Bike Commutes Make Time, Car Commutes Suck Time

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It was no surprise when I read a Slate article on the problems with long, passive commutes. So, what are you waiting for?

China and Africa - Friends or Foes?

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China’s influence and. reach around the world is astounding. So, Africa is in a tight spot.

How Green is Natural Gas?

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The study whose principal author is Robert Howarth uncovers some of the previously undistinguished leaks in the natural gas production system. .

Are Solar Companies Hoping to Double Panel Sales This Year?

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The solar industry is getting big, but will it double in 2011 over 2010? Capacity is the key word there. More is better, right? Will that happen?

A new study by the Cancer Foundation of China estimates that.

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Worldwide governments need to move to a free market approach to drugs. This is all thanks to the instatiable US demand.

e readers will win this battle over time.  Books will be.

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e readers will win this battle over time. Books will be considered vintage. still in use in 100 years, but most everything will happen electronically.

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An impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse.

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ECOLUXE magazine is a global, bi-monthly online magazine. The online, digital format reflects our commitment to minimal environmental impact.

Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered.

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Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered wireless keyboard (model K750). Why did it take this long? Well, let’s not complain! green gea

“We realize a game won’t change the world but we hope to.

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But this game is part of a changing world. Sustainability is probably the most crucial lesson we can teach our kids today. green gear

Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

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I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). field reports Africa

Lumenhaus: Virginia Tech has built a “100% energy efficient.

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Lumenhaus : Virginia Tech has built a “100% energy efficient house … without sacrificing quality of living.” That’s good news. sustainable lifestyles

Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality-Check (larger viewer)

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Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality-Check. larger viewer ). investing in life

"Apple computers have emerged as the clear leader as far as green computers go."

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made of recyclable polycarbonate. Apple will recycle your old machines. less product packaging is used. 5-year / 1000-charge battery. green gear

by Rachel Botsman

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by Rachel Botsman. sustainable lifestyles

Is the iPad a laptop killer?

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I am sitting here making this post on my iPad. However, I am typing on a regular keyboard. I have the logitech/Zagg bluetouth keyboard and iPad case ( www.zagg.com ). I can pretty much do everything on here I can do on a laptop, but with the added convenience of a touchscreen. So, what has Apple done to constrict features on this machine.?

Nuclear? Non, Merci

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While recent events in Japan have the world all twitterpated about nuclear power, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is not economic in terms of return on investment. While it is true that older plants create significant free cash flow, new plants are too expensive to build, resulting in negative returns on investment.

Massive Defense Budget in the US does not Increase Security

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Massive Defense Budget in the US does not Increase Security : The roughly $1 trillion spent on defense is eight times the defense budget of the Chinese. Ultimately, the biggest threat to national security is our debt and global warming. It is time to look at every program the Pentagon runs, and make some cuts.

Hi Brett. Amrit here. I just read this article in the New Yorker, which is saying basically that hybrid vehicles won't help our environment at all. In fact, they will do the opposite. That the more energy efficient we make things, the increase in demand will more than offset the energy savings. What do you think? [link]

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Hi Amrit, Great question. The answer is not so straight forward. Owen is right on the economic equation that typically efficiency = lower prices = increased demand. I like the fact that we have all these different ways to consume/produce energy. Competition means diverse supplies, fewer interruptions and lower prices.

Nissan Leaf Burning up Electrons at High Speeds

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I just read a post by Oliver Chalouhi, the first person in the country to take ownership of a production Nissan Leaf. All is well, and he loves it. It is quiet, peppy and the electronics are really sophisticated. His only issue is that when he drives on the highway at 75mph, his range goes down to 60 miles from the published 100 mile range.

Nissan and GM Poor Online Electric Car Marketers

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Electric vehicles are now ready for the masses. Top tier auto companies are now shipping production vehicles. Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt are now available in select markets. . Neither company is doing the best job building demand on-line. . Let’s take the Volt. The company is spending big bucks advertising the car on the TV and online.

The Pope Going Electric?

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The Vatican is looking for a new Popemobile. Preferably one that runs on electricity. Pope Benedict the 16th is big on clean energy, and the church even published a book showing what the Vatican has done to make itself sustainable. Not a problem, say the experts. Zero to 60 in three seconds flat. Mercedes makes the current edition of the Popemobil

World Resources Institute

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World Resources Institute : “Working at the intersection of environment and human needs.”. Check out WRI’s Markets & Enterprise section

Counting birds that count on us.

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The World’s biggest citizen science wildlife count takes place this weekend. The reason for its success is its simplicity. How easy is that?

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Morning Coffee with Eastern Imperial Eagle

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May 2009. After a wakeup call at highly uncivilized 3.45 It is still cold. No Susliks are to be seen – they are waiting for the sun.

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The New Swarovski BTX, an Amazing Advancement in Spotting Scopes

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A little over a month ago I was hiking up a mountain path outside of Innsbruck, Austria, with birders from around the world. And play with them we did!

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I Remember Elephants

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Every now and then, I need to cut the world off and clear my mind. We are facing a plague of poaching that is again decimating the species. Shrunk?

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Message in a bottle

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Did you ever get a message in a bottle? If not, you must try gulling. But this one has only one ring (to rule them all?), And now I wait.

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Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White: A Book Review

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2) This is a NEW book edited by Lisa A. White and Jeffrey A. Gordon, illustrated by Robert A. In other words—different plumage. (4) Braunfield. Lisa A.

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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review

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British birders are very serious about birding and their birds. and share their expertise , or do big years or write excellent blog posts. x 1.6

There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

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In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales. By us. the highest in the country.

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