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Turkey to host 2017 global innovation conference 22.9.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Turkey to host 2017 global innovation conference
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Replacing coal with natural gas is not a climate-friendly solution 21.9.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Two-thirds of natural gas in the country comes from fracking, which emits enough methane to rival the climate impacts of coal. Why follow two steps forward on climate with one step backward?
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An enclave of Craftsman-style single-family houses in Vienna, Va. 21.9.2016 Washington Post
An enclave of Craftsman-style single-family houses in Vienna, Va.
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Colorado Master Gardeners: Gardening with beneficial friends 20.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
I’m nearing the end of my second summer in a passive solar house with an 80-foot expanse of south-facing windows. At 7,000 feet, where the outdoor gardening season can be fickle and short-lived, the idea of stuffing our large window planters with vegetables and enjoying vine fresh tomatoes at Christmas held huge appeal. Little did I know I was starting a whole new gardening adventure. CSU Master Gardeners are available to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday at the Extension Office. Stop by 136 Sixth Street, call them at 970-870-5241 or email to csumgprogram@co.routt.co.us. Late fall, my solar palace was bursting with green. Tomatoes crowded four window bays, cucumbers hung from the ceiling between the kitchen and the window planters, the aroma of herbs filled the air in the late afternoon; this was a gardener’s dream. Or so I thought. First, I noticed the peppers. Transplanted as starts from a reputable grower, they were anemic, and the fruit wasn’t developing properly, especially ...
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New material is stronger than concrete? 20.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
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Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable 17.9.2016 Mother Jones
This story first appeared at TomDispatch.com . In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement—already endorsed by most nations—should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. The delegates to that 2015 climate summit were in general accord about the science of climate change and the need to cap global warming at 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius (or 2.6 to 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit) before a planetary catastrophe ensues. They disagreed, however, about much else. Some key countries were in outright conflict with other states (Russia with Ukraine, for ...
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More light, better life 16.9.2016 BBC: Technology
Solar power is expanding fast in Africa, and innovative products and payment schemes are ensuring the poor and rural communities don't miss out.
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The pitfalls of prison reform in Hesperia 14.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Wednesday, Sept. 14. This is one BART train you’ll want to get on: It has a swing. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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A desert town and its people

The high-desert town of Hesperia is cracking down on homes that provide shelter, food and opportunities...

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Former Laker Jordan Farmar seeks $3.9 million for sleek Las Vegas home 14.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

After selling his house in Tarzana last year, local basketball product Jordan Farmar is ready to part with another piece of his portfolio. The point guard, who won two NBA titles with the Lakers, has put his contemporary-style house in the Las Vegas area on the market for $3.875 million.

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Take a rare glimpse inside this midcentury stunner in Rancho Palos Verdes 9.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Tour a Midcentury Modern home designed by renowned architect Aaron Green, an associate and proponent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture, during the White Point Home Tour on Sept. 11. Recently the site of music video and photo shoots, the Rancho Palos Verdes estate has never been open...

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No flying Tesla? That's because electric planes are a steeper challenge than electric cars 9.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of electric cars are on the road, with many more set to join them over the next few years.

Electric planes? Not so much.

There are several small, experimental aircraft out there — NASA is building an electricity-powered plane set for a test flight next year and a two-seat Airbus electric...

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Farm that runs without sun, soil or water 6.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
What do you get if you cross a tech entrepreneur with a farmer?
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Waste water: What caused Utah's massive toxic algae problem? 4.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories exploring water-quality issues along the Wasatch Front. By the time Walt Baker, director of the state Division of Water Quality, got the July 14 call about algae in Utah Lake, the bloom already had been visible from overhead satellites for at least three days. The next day, test results indicating high concentrations of potentially toxic cyanobacteria prompted the Utah County Health Department to order the lake’s closure. By July 17, w...
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OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution 4.9.2016 Washington Post: World
Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, America has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama’s presidency, slicing the nation’s output of polluting gases that are warming Earth.
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OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution 4.9.2016 AP Top News
HANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, America has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth....
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OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution 4.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, America has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama’s presidency, slicing the nation’s output of polluting gases that are warming Earth. As politicians tangled in the United States and on the world stage, the […]
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The NFL’s First Translucent Roof Is a Super-Tough Monster 2.9.2016 Wired Top Stories
The NFL’s First Translucent Roof Is a Super-Tough Monster
Innovative new materials have been creeping into sports stadium construction around the world, providing both practical and aesthetic benefit. The post The NFL's First Translucent Roof Is a Super-Tough Monster appeared first on WIRED.
London mayor Sadiq Khan opens theatre for South Asian arts 2.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, Sep 2 : London Mayor Sadiq Khan officially opened Tara Theatre, a new state-of-the-art venue in south London to showcase South Asian arts.
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Will Florida Voters Go Big for Solar? 30.8.2016 Mother Jones
Most influential ballot initiatives won't be decided until November, but Florida has an important vote on solar power just this week. On Tuesday, Sunshine State voters will head to the polls for the state's primaries, and to vote on Amendment 4, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If approved, it would make solar and renewable energy equipment on commercial buildings exempt from property taxes. It would also get rid of certain personal property taxes on solar equipment. Residential properties are already exempt from similar solar taxes thanks to a 2008 voter-approved amendment. The new tax breaks would go into effect for 20 years starting in 2018, and advocates hope it could push big-box stores like Walmart to cover their buildings with panels. "This is huge, this amendment on Tuesday," says Jim Fenton, Director of the Florida Energy Center at the University of Central Florida. "You may see the floodgates going up." According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, Florida has the ...
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Energy storage is taking on a greater role in the power grid. But how big can it get? 29.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In a fast-developing industry teeming with technologies that promise to be the next big thing, energy storage appears to be the biggest.

Its supporters not only sing its praises but also tout what they say is its inevitability.

“We’re going to have 10 times as much energy storage on the grid by...

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