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EVs At The LA Auto Show: The Future Is Now

Originally published on NRDC. By Max Baumhefner Every year, along with reporters and editors from Car & Driver, Motortrend and other specialty car geeks, I go to the Los Angeles Auto Show and ogle the future of cars. It’s a beauty contest...Show More Summary

New “Polar Code” Signed to Deal with Increased Shipping in Polar Regions

The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code. This was developed in response to already increasing shipping activity in the polar regions, which

The Wind Energy Production Tax Credit Isn't About Politics, It's About People

Jobs are not a political issue. Jobs are a people issue. I've enjoyed reading the clean energy jobs profiles in Sierra magazine - especially this one about Lester Johnson, a wind worker in Arkansas. Lester's pride in the hard work that pays his bills is inspiring, as are these words from him: I think anything you do with the environment, it's a plus. Show More Summary

Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Henry Kissinger Talks to China's "Iron Lady" The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month in Beijing resulted in a series of important agreements, including on climate change. Against...Show More Summary

Fracking In US Is Biggest Red Herring In The History Of Oil

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham has delivered another stinging assessment of the global oil industry, suggesting that it is in inevitable decline. Grantham, the UK investor who founded the $130...Show More Summary

10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

Although winter isn't officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at our favorite cafes. All over the northern hemisphere, folks are wrapping chilled fingers

D.C.’s Affordable Net-Zero Empowerhouse Project is Moving to Philadelphia

The building won the inaugural award for affordability at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in 2011. After the competition, this striking energy-efficient home was moved off the Mall and taken to the Deanwood neighborhood to its new location.

Acoustic tags turn monitored animals into targets

Seals and other underwater predators are being conditioned to find - and eat - sea life

Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up Small Enough to Fit in a Back Pack

Impossible Technology has made commuting even easier with its new electric bike that can fold up small enough to fit into a backpack. Called the Impossible Bicycle, this futuristic circular-design ensures even weight distribution for a comfortable ride. Powered

And the International Highrise Award for 2014 goes to the Bosco Verticale

Stephano Boeri's tree-covered wonder in Milan takes the tall prize, to nobody's surprise.

Buy an antibiotic-free turkey for Thanksgiving to reduce the spread of drug resistance

Approximately 23,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections annually -- a problem that's perpetuated by the ongoing consumption of contaminated retail meat.

This is the Highest-Resolution Video of Earth Ever Created, and it’s Gorgeous (VIDEO)

The Russian Elektro-L weather satellite sits 25,000 miles above the Indian Ocean, where it creates an astonishing 121 megapixel image of the Earth every 30 minutes. James Tyrwhitt-Drake from the University of Victoria in Canada has used these images to create

A bicycle that could save 6,000 children's lives each day

Yes, we are creeping toward the season of giving. Here's a bicycle from Japan that has a lot to give - it's the gift of pedal-powered clean water.

Photo: Cardinal closeup

Yesterday, we saw a cardinal looking small in the distance. Today, we have a wonderful close-up of the same species.

Old blankets and curtains become beautiful clothing by Wintervacht

Cold winter weather can make it hard to want to get out of bed, but Wintervacht has answered our wish to stay wrapped up in blankets.

Reverend Billy invites you to an organic Thanksgiving dinner at Monsanto HQ

Want to do something really different for Thanksgiving this year? Come have an organic dinner on the lawn of Monsanto's World Headquarters and watch the latest show from Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

This Thanksgiving, Don't Be Bamboozled by Butterball's 'Humane' Turkeys

Earlier this month, PETA filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking that it compel Butterball to stop misleading consumers about its procedures for raising and killing turkeys. Butterball participates in the American...Show More Summary

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