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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2014

[ Environmental Groups Focus on Change by Strengthening Their Political Operations ]

Environmental groups are raising and spending more money than ever to mount a revitalized climate-change campaign that looks nothing like failed past efforts.



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[ How to Clean Your Garden Shed in Some Simple Steps? ]

Although, the main function of the garden sheds is to primarily store the gardening tools, most of the people also store the other items in the gardening shed which is used sometimes or rarely used. …

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[ National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Toxic Waste Removal Will Miss Deadline ]

Los Alamos National Laboratory will not be able to meet a deadline for getting toxic waste from decades of building nuclear bombs off its northern New Mexico campus before wildfire season peaks, the Department of Energy said Friday.



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[ Norway Moves In to Guard Oil Rig From Greenpeace ]

Oil drillers are moving farther north as the Arctic ice retreats, opening areas that were previously inaccessible and as fields to the south are depleted.



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[ US-China Trade Dispute Disrupts Solar Success ]

Next week, the International Trade Commission (ITC) plans to announce its initial decision regarding the expansion of the trade restrictions on imported Chinese, Taiwanese and other solar cells and modules in response to a complaint filed by SolarWorld earlier this year. This decision comes on the back of a previous finding in 2012 that imposed both anti-subsidy and anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese-manufactured solar cells. Barring an eleventh-hour agreement to settle the claim, the solar industry in the U.S. is going to suffer from this litigation. And unless this trade dispute is settled soon, both sides will lose out.

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[ Oklahoma’s Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst ]

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year’s wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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[ How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing ]

Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don’t usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.

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[ Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change ]

The news couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poised to announce enhanced air quality standards for coal and natural-gas fired power plants next week, new figures released today show solar energy in America continues its remarkable growth.  Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and resi

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[ Iceland Moves Closer to Powering European Homes With Geothermal Energy ]

Iceland is moving closer to plugging European homes into the volcanic island nation’s geothermal and hydropower reserves via what would be the world’s longest power cable, according to the country’s largest energy producer.

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[ The Dos and Don’ts of Government Renewable Energy Projects ]

With billions of dollars of prospective markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the federal government sector, I am astonished at how uncoordinated companies are in this area. As one who guides federal facility managers, as well as companies aspiring to enter the market, I have some first hand perspective.

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