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Ancient Rainforest Discovered in Antarctica

By |August 11th, 2013|

Drilling of the seabed off Antarctica has revealed evidence of a rainforest that once flourished on the continent some 52 million years ago.

Scientists studying sediment cores discovered fossilized pollen that could only have come from a “near-tropical” forest covering the continent in the Eocene period, 34-56 million years ago. According to Australian scientist Kevin Walsh, […]

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Book Review: The Human Quest

By |December 11th, 2012|

“Our challenge is not to save Earth, but to save ourselves,” writes Swedish scientist Johan Rockström in his new book, The Human Quest: Prospering Within Planetary Boundaries. “We believe this is the most important journey mankind has ever undertaken.”

The book, which was first distributed at the Rio+20 conference in June and is now available […]

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Soft-Shell Robot Comes Complete With Cloaking Abilities

By |November 11th, 2012|

Cephalopods, like the octopus and cuttlefish, might not have the mass appeal of sharks or baby penguins, but they’re not any less amazing. When threatened (or hunting) these sea creatures are able to summon up instant camouflage, bathing their exterior in patterns and colors that allow them to blend in perfectly with their surroundings.

For centuries, […]

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8 Stunning Examples of Solar Architecture

By |October 11th, 2012|

There’s a lot more that goes into solar architecture than just strapping solar panels to the outside of a building. Green architects with an eye for solar also need to think of things like how to maximize exposure to the sun, how best to design a structure that comfortably distributes heat, and how to […]

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Volkswagen Building Massive Solar Park in Tennessee

By |September 11th, 2012|

Corporations everywhere appear to be eagerly embracing solar energy as a compliment to their traditional energy sources. From Apple to Wal-Mart to IKEA and General Motors, solar arrays are being built atop buildings and opposite plants and offices. Automaker Volkswagen has become the latest to pursue the latter, with the first photovoltaic panel being […]

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Report: United States Clean Tech Investment

By |August 11th, 2012|

The United States is under-investing in clean technology and will ultimately suffer a long-term market share loss if it doesn’t boost spending, according to a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund.

Despite having the second largest renewable energy manufacturing sales value worldwide, the U.S. lags behind China, Denmark, Germany and Brazil in those sales when […]

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Vegetable Gardens Under Attack

By |August 11th, 2012|

In Drummondville, Quebec, one couple decided to turn their useless front lawn into a productive vegetable garden. While this seems like wonderful news, city officials feel differently — and they’re ordering Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp to cut down or move nearly three-quarters of their plants by July 24. After that date, the couple […]

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Do Electric Vehicle Owners Spend More Time Shopping?

By |August 11th, 2012|

The mass adoption of electric vehicles could be good for local retailers, as EV owners may be spendng more time shopping than their petroleum-burning counterparts.

Research being done by EV charger manufacturer ECOtality is showing that owners of electric vehicles spend considerably more time in stores when they are able to plug their vehicle in […]

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