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Top 10 electric car "states" are...

Fri, 2014/02/07 - 1:57am
If you love electric cars and you love rankings, this article is for you! The top 10 electric car states have been unveiled, and there are some surprises on the list.
Categories: Environment

BMW's new i3 electric car is sold out for now, gets HOV lane stickers in California

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 10:15pm
BMW's new electric car, the i3, went for sale in Europe in November and is expected to launch in the U.S. in May and in Asia in around the same time
Categories: Environment

Thermal power plants use 4x more water than all US residents, solar PV doesn't need a drop

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 8:38pm
As you can see in the satellite photos above, California is experiencing a massive drought over most of the state. The most visible aspect from space is the snow cover (or lack thereof) over the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Categories: Environment

Artist creates Climate Change Couture for an apocalyptic future

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 8:31pm
Catherine Sarah Young creates clothes for "how we might live when the earth is not very livable."
Categories: Environment

Autonomous robotic tumbleweed uses the power of the wind to travel the desert and gather data

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 8:25pm
Taking a cue (and its name) from one of the desert's iconic travelers, this robotic data-gathering device could provide researchers with important information about the progress of desertification.
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Narco-deforestation: Drug traffickers are slashing and burning the forests of Central America

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 7:49pm
Forests in countries like Honduras and Guatemala are removed to allow the construction of roads and secret landing strips used for drug trafficking, as well as to launder dirty money.
Categories: Environment

6 sweaters to celebrate National Sweater Day

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 6:36pm
The WWF has declared it National Sweater Day!
Categories: Environment

What's so vile about vinyl?

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 6:35pm
The plastics industry is going state by state to get LEED banned from government projects. What's their problem?
Categories: Environment

It's National Sweater Day; here's why you should put one on

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 4:38pm
A roundup of our favorite posts about sweaters, energy, Patti Page and Jimmy Carter.
Categories: Environment

How to pack a whole lot of living into 221 square feet

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 3:38pm
Here's a tiny house that doesn't sacrifice much of anything (except a handrail)
Categories: Environment

What's Illinois going to do with 1.8 million old mercury thermostats?

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 1:00pm
They require proper waste disposal, since mercury contamination poses a serious environmental and personal health threat.
Categories: Environment

Photo: White tree, white clouds

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 1:00pm
Blue sky and wispy clouds make a perfect backdrop for this sculptural tree.
Categories: Environment

Experimental flatpack pavilion pops up into dome made of metal pillows

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 12:00pm
Combining computer-aided parametric design and the design principles of tensegrity (tensional integrity), this experimental pavilion tests the boundaries of building a stronger structure with less material.
Categories: Environment

Does biochar live up to the hype?

Thu, 2014/02/06 - 11:42am
From sequestering carbon to boosting food production, there have been a lot of big claims made for biochar. So what's the deal?
Categories: Environment

New battery management technology could boost Li-ion capacity by 40%, quadruple recharging cycles

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 10:15pm
Instead of building a new battery, this company built a better battery management system that could boost the capacity and prolong the life of lithium-ion batteries.
Categories: Environment

$600 pop-up protected bike lane gets Minneapolis residents excited, & me too! (video)

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:44pm
Minneapolis is testing out a protected bike lane system using pop-up protected bike lanes. The residents seem to love it. Check out the excellent video created about this initiative.
Categories: Environment

Why Boris Johnson's cycling safety measures are so important

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:32pm
Every truck over 3.5 tons better have mirrors and sideguards or it is going to cost them money.
Categories: Environment

All of 2013's global weather squeezed into a short video, with commentary by a Geophysicist

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:31pm
We don't really have a good understanding of global weather because we personally only witness a small part of it at any moment.
Categories: Environment

Elon Musk reveals new details about Tesla's future at Amsterdam town hall meeting (video)

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 8:56pm
Elon Musk was recently in Europe, where the company is expanding rapidly.
Categories: Environment

3 things you need to know about the farm bill

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 8:04pm
The U.S. Congress finally passed the bill that will set agricultural policy for the next 5 years. Here are the big take-aways.
Categories: Environment