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Tacloban: a year after typhoon Haiyan 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

What happens when your community is destroyed and your family lost? Last November, one of the strongest storms in history hit Tacloban in the Philippines. Kate Hodal visits one year on

The first images that appear here were taken after the storm hit. Click on them to see how they look eight months later

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Gold origami exerts strange power over light 30.10.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties ...
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Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut 30.10.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry....
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Energy finance adviser helps businesses go green 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Eutectics helps raise money for small businesses that can have trouble getting financing for LED lighting, solar panels and other energy projects.
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Is the end of golf at hand? 24.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For years I ignored the signs that golf wasn't for me, including the time I lost a ball while putting on a green in Copake, NY. And, frankly, most of my enjoyment of the sport came from the suffering of others. No other sport can provide the pleasure that watching a bag of golf clubs thrown into a lake can provide.
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AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea 23.10.2014 AP Top News
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop....
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3M encourages employees to make solar leap 23.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
3M is offering employees significant discounts on solar panels for their homes.
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At 3M, solar power becomes an employee benefit 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The Maplewood company joined Cisco and Kimberly-Clark in a new, innovative program.
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Proposed S.F. law would put a solar panel on nearly every roof 17.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Chiu’s proposal, called Solar Vision 2020, seeks to curb the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and boost a thriving local industry in one broad stroke. Solar Vision 2020 would also set an aggressive target for installing solar panels on rental housing in the city, including existing apartment buildings as well as new construction. In other words, to meet the goal, San Francisco building owners would need to install enough panels every year to generate as much energy as 500 individual home solar systems. Tim Colen, director of the urban development group Housing Action Coalition, warned that the program could boost construction costs. Cumulatively, all of the energy and water saving standards we want add to the cost of residential construction, at a time when we’ve got a crisis in affordability.
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Hinkley Point C subsidy scheme being investigated by National Audit Office 16.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Watchdog checking whether guaranteed prices of £92 per MW/hour for planned nuclear plant represents value for money

The National Audit Office has begun an investigation into the controversial subsidy regime for the planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset, a week after Brussels approved taxpayer support for the project.

The financial watchdog, which scrutinises public spending on behalf of parliament, said it would be checking whether the guaranteed prices of £92 a megawatt hour double the current cost of electricity represented value for money.

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Business Briefs 15.10.2014 Durango Herald
Eye clinic announces new physicianFour Corners Eye Clinic, 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 212, announces the addition of Dr. Karyn Bourke to its practice.Bourke received her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia’s School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World 13.10.2014 NPR News
This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists 11.10.2014 NPR News
Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.
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Millennials: We help the earth but don't call us environmentalists 11.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some millennials say the word "environmentalist" has become outdated.
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UK looks to Dutch model to make 100,000 homes carbon-neutral by 2020 10.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Dutch consortia Energiesprong could give zero carbon retrofits to social homes across England, using innovative wrap-around insulated panels, if EU funding is approved

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