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Puma's Solar Cell Phone

Puma's Solar Cell Phone

Puma is pretty darn good at making soccer shoes. Starting in April, we'll how good they are at making mobile phones.

Algae Ahead Of Schedule

Algae Ahead Of Schedule

The US Department of Defense plans to start filling its jet engines with algal biofuel earlier than expected.
Digging For The Truth: Snowstorms And Climate Change

Digging For The Truth: Snowstorms And Climate Change

Yesterday, most of the mid-Atlantic was battered by a blizzard that paralyzed much of the nation's capital. Leave it to the pundits and skeptic talking heads to jump on this opportunity to claim that recent heavy snowstorms and cold weather are proof that global warming isn't real.


A Smart Meter (For The Car)

A Smart Meter (For The Car)

We've heard of thermostats that display the real time price of energy and train us to heat and cool more efficiently. But what about car cockpits that display driving efficiency and train us in hypermiling?

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.

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