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Inside Flipboard / September 12, 2014<p>It took three decades for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to take the world’s first photograph: a black-and-white grainy …

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: A convincing case that global warming is the defining issue of our era

Environmentalism can often feel like a hobby for the wealthy: organic food, tote bags, energy-efficient light bulbs. All good things, to be sure, but buying carbon offsets for your flight to New York doesn't mean much when an Exxon Valdez's worth of oil is spilled every year in the Niger Delta. The …

With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World

Thousands marched in New York and in hundreds of other cities.<p><b>NEW YORK—Two days before a United Nations summit on climate change, thousands of people marched in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes.</b><p>The …

Recipe: Perfect Popovers with Roasted Garlic Butter

Preheat oven to 375 F. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet and in oven for 10 minutes to get hot.<p>Heat milk and butter until warm but not boiling or scalding. Stir together flour, eggs and salt in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in warmed milk mixture, whisking thoroughly until batter is smooth.<p>Strain …

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PM Harper not the only leader skipping UN climate summit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is among world leaders choosing not to attend the United Nation's climate summit in New York on Tuesday.<p>The UN has said …

Climate

MP Rob Anders loses second Conservative nomination bid

In the end he never even showed up to hear the final results.<p>Calgary MP Rob Anders, whose controversies spanned the last 17 years, was beaten Saturday in this rural riding east of Calgary where he had hoped to resurrect his flagging political career.<p>Anders had sought the Conservative nomination in …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

What can small cities do to fight climate change?

Everyone should know by now that the U.S. needs to adopt policies to restrain its profligate energy use. Per capita, we use the most of any country …

Is a Solar Development Boom About to Begin in Texas?

Texas is a highly desirable state for investing in renewable energy, topping the list for wind power development, but it is still quite a nascent …

Renewable Energy

Peak Oil 3: Has Production Peaked?

The remnants of the peak oil community cling avidly to the belief that oil production has already peaked and that high prices prove this. “Look at the data” seems to have become a catechism amongst them, and it can be hard to dissuade them otherwise, especially by considering more than one variable …

Peak Oil 2: The True Believers

One of the interesting facets about the peak oil debate is the nature of the many believers in peak oil. The article that moved the debate into the public view appeared in Scientific American (1998) and included an old photo of M. King Hubbert at a blackboard. Very scientific. And the authors, …

Peak Oil 4: The Urban Legend Of Inadequate Discoveries

In my first piece on peak oil, I included a graph showing discoveries and production, and some commented that this seemed to invalidate my arguments since discoveries have not been replacing production for decades. This is another example of the ignorance of many who comment on the peak oil issue, …

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

Quake kills 6 in Chile; seismologists say bigger quake likely someday

IQUIQUE, Chile -- Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage …

Natural Disasters

Apple reportedly discussing the possibility of a TV streaming service with Comcast

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple is now in talks with Comcast about the possibility of a collaborative television streaming service. The plan, according to the report, is for Comcast to provide preferential streaming treatment to an Apple-built set-top box like the existing Apple TV.<p>The …

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Super Creative Outdoor Advertising: OBI Renovated Billboards

Germany is the proud owner of hundreds of hardware stores, DIY shops, in one word, a market overwhelmed with competitors, services, products and …

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Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …