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Reno won Tesla’s gigafactory. Was it worth it?

It's the 10th largest incentive deal ever, with Nevada paying nearly $200,000 per job.

Wife of Ray Rice calls husband's NFL suspension 'horrible nightmare'

The wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice posted an emotional statement on her Instagram account Tuesday morning, a day after her husband was released by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Solar Loans From 6.5% (US)

Dividend Solar has gone and busted out a can of CO2 whoopass with new solar loans that are the lowest on the market. At a 6.5% interest rate, it even beats PACE financing from Sonoma County (7%), which of course is only available in one county in California. Show More Summary

Latino eco-festival hosts big stars, bigger ideas

Congress members, Nobel Prize winners, and even Commander William Adama will hit Boulder, Colo. this week for the Americas Latino Eco Festival. Founder Irene Vilar spills the details.

“Rebel” cowboys say we have no right to kick their cattle off our public lands

You thought Cliven Bundy and his band of self-styled militiamen were outrageous? You obviously haven't met Wayne Hage.

New York Solar School Program Unstealths

I know, “unstealths” is used more for startups than for educational programs, but I thought unstealths sounded more interesting for this New York solar school program than the standard alternatives. The program, K-Solar, is part of the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative. Show More Summary

Audubon Bird Study Trills A Sad Song

The National Audubon Society issued a somber report yesterday about how America’s birds will react to anticipated climate changes. Another is expected today from Cornell. According to the Audubon bird study, half of all 588 bird species...Show More Summary

Dodgers find plenty of offense in 9-4 win over Padres

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers scored twice in the fourth inning to open up a 4-1 lead, as Yasiel Puig singled in Matt Kemp and A.J. Ellis grounded out to drive in Carl Crawford. For Puig, the run batted in was his first in 16 games. The game moved completely out of the Padres' grasp in the fifth...

Some lessons from l’affaire Tesla

There has been a lot of commentary over the decision by Tesla to make its multi-billion dollar investment in a new battery factory in Nevada, rather than California. There have been some criticisms that California did not do enough to lure Tesla here, and/or that its business climate is not supportive enough for investment, including […]

Clever trout rival chimpanzees at choosing good allies, study finds

Don’t play games with the coral trout – it might just outmaneuver you. These fish appear to be just as skilled as chimpanzees at picking the best, most able allies to help them nab some food, new research shows.

Is necessity the mother of climate protest?

Massachusetts coal-barge civil disobedience settlement means that the "necessity defense" for climate protest remains tantalizingly untested in court.

A third Ebola patient will go to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

An Ebola patient will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit, the hospital said Monday.

Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver

Adam Driver was just landing in Toronto on Saturday when he was told that he had won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Saviero Costanzo’s film “Hungry Hearts” and that his co-star Alba Rohrwacher had been named best actress.

Climate film gets activists pumped for NYC march

"Disruption" debuted to an enthusiastic crowd, inspiring them to try to make the upcoming People's Climate March the biggest climate event ever.

A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline

A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world.

Get paid to make your commute awesome

Got an idea for how to make the daily trek less awful? This contest could make your dream come true.

Bad news for Obama: Fracking may be worse than burning coal

New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel."

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

Though not growing as quickly as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal power just had its best year of growth since the 2007-08 downturn The post Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide appeared first on Sustainablog.

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