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On Chicken Poop and Biochar

On Chicken Poop and Biochar

Yesterday, USA Today profiled a West Virginia chicken farmer named Josh Frye.

Checking The Gauge

Checking The Gauge

The peak oil discussion is underway once again.

Walden Pond; or, How Global Warming and Invasive Species Can Change Everything

Walden Pond; or, How Global Warming and Invasive Species Can Change Everything

"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone."


-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden; on, Life in the Woods


Exporting Coal, Exporting Emissions

Exporting Coal, Exporting Emissions

An Australian coal mining company announced over the weekend that it has reached an agreement to sell USD 60 billion dollars worth of coal to a Chinese utility over the next 20 years.

Big Nuclear Is Going Solar

Big Nuclear Is Going Solar

French nuclear energy giant Areva announced on Monday that it is acquiring an American solar thermal startup company called Ausra.

This is Areva's first investment in solar power, and, according to a company executive, it's a strategic one. Areva chose to invest in Ausra's solar thermal technology rather than in other solar technologies because solar thermal power plants, like nuclear power plants, generate electricity by creating heat and spinning turbines with steam.
Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Climate scientist Micheal Mann has always been confident that he didn't do anything wrong.

It looks like his university, Penn State, which just released the results of the first phase of an investigation into his research conduct, is almost ready to officially agree.

White House Ready to Learn More About Clean Coal

White House Ready to Learn More About Clean Coal

President Obama continues to spend a lot of time with Republicans.

Following up on his discussion with House Republicans over the weekend, he invited a few coal state governors to the White House today, and one big topic of conversation was clean coal.

Insulation From Space?

Insulation From Space?

Martin LaMonica from CNET's Green Tech Blog made a post today about aerogels.

Bacteria May Affordably Turn Plants into Diesel by 2012

Bacteria May Affordably Turn Plants into Diesel by 2012

Bacteria that convert plants into diesel could become a widely available method for creating alternative fuels at commercial prices within the next two years. 


Localized, Renewable Energy Gets Big Money

Localized, Renewable Energy Gets Big Money

Community-based renewable energy projects in Vermont, Wisconsin, Colorado and California were granted over $20 million from the U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 21, which matches $167 million in local government and private sector funding.

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