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[1THING] Blog: Archive for February, 2015

[ Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit ]

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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[ Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit ]

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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[ U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba’s Wild Places ]

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope “green Cuba” can survive increased tourism.

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[ U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba’s Wild Places ]

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope “green Cuba” can survive increased tourism.

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[ UK Low-Carbon Contract Winners Revealed: Wind Scores, Solar Disappoints ]

The first round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) programme — the UK scheme that is designed to support low-carbon generation and a capacity margin in the energy sector — has concluded. Contracts were offered to 27 renewable electricity projects with a total value of some £315 million (US$500 million), which include two offshore wind farms with a total planned capacity of more than 1.1 GW, 15 onshore wind projects and five solar projects. In total, more 2 GW of new low-carbon capacity (including renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage) could be built under the CfD scheme.

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[ Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders ]

In a CNN series, a seasoned foreign correspondent and noted filmmaker explore the cutting edge of fast-forward environmental and cultural change.



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[ Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand US Renewable Business ]

Iberdrola SA, Spain’s largest electricity company, agreed to buy UIL Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $3 billion in cash and shares to create a U.S. utility with about 3.1 million customers.

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[ Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency? ]

A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are “wide disparities […] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.” To find the source of these disparities, look n

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[ Scientific Research Crucial to Success of New Biofuels Plants ]

The U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played crucial roles in the technology that has led companies DuPont, POET, and Abengoa to open commercial-scale facilities to turn biomass into clean transportation fuels.

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[ Op-Ed Contributors: Libraries of Life ]

Specimen libraries are vital for biology. So why are museums being forced to cut their funding?



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