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[1THING] Blog: Archive for November, 2014

[ Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power? ]

When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired power plants instead of local-wealth generating renewable power? There are a lot of answers to this question, but it might start with thi

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[ Buy Garden Pots to Enhance the Beauty of Your Garden ]

Most homeowners with a little space to spare like to beautify their houses with accessories that highlight the aesthetics of the house. A garden serves this purpose particularly well. A beautiful garden not only adds …

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[ Make Scenic Gardens Using Rocks, Fountains And Terracotta Pots In Melbourne ]

A garden in one’s home speaks volumes about the owner. Here lies the reason why more and more people in Melbourne are spellbound to add flair of modishness in their garden. A wonderful garden decor …

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[ Garden Statues, Rocks And Terracotta Pots In Melbourne Are Amid The Top Favourite Garden Decors ]

No matter the impact being standard or contemporary, one’s garden will never be regarded as a complete project devoid of some form of decor or improvement. Having an attractive garden in the house will work …

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[ Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain’s Famed Canary Islands ]

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain’s government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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[ Dot Earth Blog: Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving ]

Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet.



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[ EPA’s Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions ]

The news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers — us — as much as $2 to $4 billion in 2020 and $6 to 9 billion in 2030, while cleaning our air and modernizing the electricity sector.

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[ Can Biofuels Make a Comeback? ]

Len Rand, CEO of xF Technologies, says his company has come up with a material that can dramatically reduce the particulate matter in diesel emissions. It also fights corrosion. And it can be used as a food additive. “It can smell like almonds…anise,” he said. The magic material is furoate ester, a multipurpose industrial chemical that the Albuquer

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[ Business Groups Argue EPA’s Plan Will Have Economic Consequences ]

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution. Since 1980, ozone pollution has fallen by a third.

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[ EPA’s Proposed Rules Add To Obama’s Collision Course With GOP ]

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.

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