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13 Major Clean Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013

While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of …

Renewable Energy Accounted For All New U.S. Electric Capacity In November

The U.S. added 394 megawatts of new capacity to produce electricity in November, and all of it came from renewable sources, according to a Federal …

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Gets Approved, Ignores Massive Opposition

In a long-awaited announcement, the National Energy Board (NEB) released the final recommendation from the Joint Review Panel (JRP) to approve the …

The Ten Most Important Environmental Stories of 2013

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly<p>Ah, the winter holidays. Christmas trees, sugary treats, alcohol-fueled office parties, binge shopping … and end-of-year …

Canadian Review Panel Approves Northern Gateway Pipeline

Environmentalists, First Nations vow to keep fight against controversial pipeline going<p>For years, a battle has raged over the proposed $6 billion …

Recognizing Women's Leadership to Mitigate Conflict & Climate Change

<i>Blog post by: Rucha Chitnis, Director of Grantmaking (@ruchachitnis)</i> <br>Manipur, a state in India bordering Burma, is part of the "Seven Sisters" -- …

U.S. Scientists Convert Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

By Tim Radford<p>U.S. scientists believe they may have cracked one of the great biofuel conundrums. They have turned a thick soup of algae into a mix of …

The Great Energy Challenge

Between 2010 and 2016, the Great Energy Challenge, a partnership of National Geographic and Shell, convened and engaged citizens and key energy stakeholders in solutions-based thinking and dialogue about how we think about and consume energy.<p>As part of the effort, the Great Energy Challenge …

EnergySolutions

Low-Cost Solar Brightens Lives in the Developing World

Cheap, small-scale solar energy devices are helping to raise living standards throughout the world.<p><b>A decade ago, Katherine Lucey oversaw a heavily subsidized $1,500 solar-light installation in the rural district of Mpigi in central Uganda. The 60-watt rooftop solar panel system could power three</b> …

Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

EarthSpark, the project's leader, won a Powering Agriculture grant for clean energy development.<p><b>On Haiti's southern peninsula, the town of Les Anglais rises alongside a snaking river prone to seasonal swells. Some 400 homes and businesses form the downtown core within a wider community of roughly</b> …

Environment

Environment

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

Apple Launching India Smartphone Trade-In Program for Credit Towards iPhone Purchases

Apple is reportedly looking to boost iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S sales in India with a program through its merchants that would allow customers in the region to trade in their old smartphones towards the purchase of a new phone, reports <i>Business Today</i> (via <i>Unwired View</i>). The move is geared toward …

A road trip through provincial France

The remote region of Aveyron recalls a France of the past, with narrow country lanes, authentic village life and a population where cows outnumber people.<p>In the most visited country in the world, finding a slice of <i>la France profonde</i> (deep France) is not as easy as it once was. While Provence – with …

France

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #6 – Golden Alpine Holidays, BC (Photos + Video)

<b>See previous dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >></b><p>A remote lodge trip may be the signature experience of the Powder Highway. Enough of my friends have returned home, minds blown, from a weeklong trip to interior B.C. Few regions in the world are blessed with so much cold, dry snow; and …

Australia-Japan whaling case in international court

<b>Public hearings are under way in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).</b><p>Australia will argue that Tokyo's scientific research programme - under which it kills whales - is commercial whaling in disguise.<p>Japan - which aims to catch …

Whales

*Rays of Hope* - Coogee Beach, Australia

Property-Rights Advocates Win As SCOTUS Tightens Rules On Building Permits

A Florida landowner significantly broadened the protections for property owners today when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local authorities may have violated the Fifth Amendment by requiring excessive cash payments as a condition of granting a building permit.<p>The court’s decision in <i>Koontz v. St.</i> …

Strong U.S. Economy Data Sparks Rally

Weight Loss Doesn't Help Heart Health For Diabetics In Study

Hundreds of overweight or obese people with diabetes have been able to do something very few Americans have done: lose a big chunk of weight and keep it off for 10 years.<p>So should it matter if that epic weight loss didn't reduce the risk of heart disease? Maybe not.<p>That's one response to the …