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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 .

Enrollment Declines At University Of Phoenix — Again Molly.

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Enrollment Declines At University Of Phoenix — Again. Molly Hensley-Clancy, buzzfeed.com. Declin­ing enroll­m….

Wells Fargo and B. of A. are best bank brands in U.S.:

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Wells Fargo and B. are best bank brands in U.S.: report marketwatch.com. Wells Fargo & Co. and Bank of America Corp. Wells Fargo & Co.

2013. Already. Trends.

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Here are some of my predictions for 2013: Thing Trends. 1.  The military has used this type of technology to replace onboard pilots to great advantage. 

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.  Prepare to short it

Bike Commutes Make Time, Car Commutes Suck Time

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There is certainly a cost to owning that “cheaper” home in the suburbs. Cars are especially bad at captivating and restricting  occupant movements. 

China and Africa - Friends or Foes?

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China’s influence and. China loves Africa’s natural resources, low wages and easy exploitation of workers and the environment with little transparency.  

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? What about Africa? 

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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This house responds to the weather and performs according to its resident’s lifestyle. 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. 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. 

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.  like the fact that we have all these different ways to consume/produce energy.  Competition means diverse supplies, fewer interruptions and lower prices.  I think it is up to the people to decide if they want to lower consumption or increase consumption based on price. 

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.  Where can I buy one? See his blog, evsandenergy.com here.

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

The human/climate change connection: two approaches, same story

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What is the connection between humans and temperature changes over time?  Click to enlarge

The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

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Photo: This area holds 3 to 4 breeding pairs of White-tailed Eagles , which represents the biggest density per square mile anywhere in the country.

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Economic transition is a difficult, but necessary conversation--especially for those affected

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As countries develop, economically and socially, the means of producing economic well-being shift.    These shifts are often uncomfortable for those working tin the affected industries.    In the U.S.   This was a difficult transition for on-farm workers but the overall level of well-being in the U.S. increased. 

Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

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As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?
 Now you can see those migrations in motion.

Urban birding at its best

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The rain had plans of its own and now, 36 hours later, it is still going strong. However, I am a stubborn person.

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Do you count gulls? But how?!?

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Cover photo: Yellow-legged (left), Caspian Gull (right) – Courtesy of  cro-ringing.blogspot.com. How to count tens of thousands of birds that are all white below and grey above? Gulls are harder to tell apart. If I focus on individual birds, I can, but then I am missing the big picture. But how? What is your approach?

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The BP/Deepwater Horizon federal CVM study estimated damages of $17 billion

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Go to the Deepwater Horizon Response & Restoration website and click on: 5. Preassessment/Assessment. Other lines of investigation. Other materials. Obvious, right? You'll see a bunch of memos from the "Total Value Team" that can be pieced together to form a coherent report. Here is the bottom line

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People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

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My Top 12 Wildlife Watching Moments

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Today is the United Nations World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate and raise awareness of the living world around us. remember, several times while motionlessly surveying birds, I found myself being investigated by Striped Field Mice , who would dare to come to sniff me. My first ever Balkan Egyptian Vultures! 10000birds.com/the-300-survivors.htm.

Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

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However, that is not the story in various landfills. The most hazardous waste material to reach a landfill is electronic waste (E-waste).

Global Wilderness Areas in Decline Despite Conservation Targets

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degrees Celsius by 2100; halve the rate of natural habitat loss. Now, new research shows that 9.6 Large, Intact, and Endangered. Wilderness. 2016).

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