25 Feb 2015

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Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower

Several months ago, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz made waves with a bold prediction: the United States could double its hydropower capacity by 2030. And that doubling, the Department of Energy argues, could be sustainable. If that prediction even comes...

25 Feb 2015 2:27am GMT

24 Feb 2015

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D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline

On February 20, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Kavanaugh, Wilkins) issued a decision in Tesoro Alaska Co. v. FERC. Tesoro Alaska and Anadarko Petroleum ship oil on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System between points within Alaska. In 2013, FERC approved a...

24 Feb 2015 10:00pm GMT

18 Feb 2015

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Big Oil v. Little City

For years now, national attention has been focused on the Keystone XL Pipeline saga. But it isn't the nation's only pipeline fight. Here in Maine, what could be some very interesting pipeline litigation has just begun. The case involves a...

18 Feb 2015 1:15am GMT

22 Jan 2015

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Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings

Sensors are the next step needed on the road to developing smarter buildings, and a new, very-low power device has been developed to allow information about window to be transmitted to a control system for a building without a need for extra building wiring or power supply. The sensors are self-powered by the sun through […]

22 Jan 2015 6:08pm GMT

12 Jan 2015

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Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year?

One thing we've looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is the attention paid to green cars. Over the past few years, we've noted that environmental concerns have diminished year to year. Part of this is due to those concerns going mainstream and being incorporated into manufacturers' whole lines, […]

12 Jan 2015 9:19pm GMT

12 Dec 2014

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Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat

Carter Quillen is an engineer who bought an old, concrete hulled sail boat named the 'Archimedes' and, instead of refitting it with new masts, decided instead to turn it into the largest solar powered concrete hulled boat in the world. The 'Archimedes' is a 50 feet (15.24 meters) long, with a displacement of 20 tons and is […]

12 Dec 2014 6:41pm GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Use Etsy to Find Local and Handcrafted Holiday Yoga Treats

My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.

12 Nov 2011 6:08pm GMT

Ringo Starr Designs Timberland Boots for Charity

Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.

12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

Traveling exhibit in Turkey prompts audiences to put on their 'climate glasses' and see how floods, fires, and drought in the country are all connected.

12 Nov 2011 4:30pm GMT