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Numbers aren't liberal or conservative. Can data help ease America's partisan political nightmare? 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on his new website that puts government spending and taxing data at the click of a mouse.
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Supreme Court's big ruling on 'patent trolls' will rock businesses everywhere 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tech companies and app developers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief after Monday’s major Supreme Court ruling on a topic that’s close to their hearts: Patents. More specifically, patent lawsuits - a rising number of which analysts say are bogus and threaten to strangle new startups and inventions before they have a chance to succeed. The ruling could wind up having a significant effect on which companies and innovations thrive, and which get sued into oblivion. Here’s what you need to kn...
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The Supreme Court's big ruling on 'patent trolls' will rock businesses everywhere 23.5.2017 Washington Post
The Supreme Court's big ruling on 'patent trolls' will rock businesses everywhere
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University of Colorado Boulder receives soda-tax exemption 23.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Colorado Boulder has been granted a one-year exemption to the city's new soda tax.
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The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It remains to be seen if congressional Republicans will.
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Reality Check: What do manifestos say about productivity? 23.5.2017 BBC: Business
Boosting productivity is one of the key challenges for the economy. How do the parties plan to do it?
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UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' 22.5.2017 BBC: Business
Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.
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Scottish Power lands US wind farm deal 21.5.2017 BBC: Business
The two sites combined are more than double the size of the energy giant's UK operations.
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The ludicrous plan to pump Mojave water to L.A. 21.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In 1992, prospectors in Los Angeles hatched an idea for a new water supply that was improbable and speculative, even by Southern California standards. Far off in the Mojave Desert, beneath the flat dry lake bed of the Cadiz Valley, millennia’s worth of groundwater could be pumped and piped 43 miles...

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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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A once all-powerful corporation is suddenly politically toxic in Virginia 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s not hard to figure out why: It’s the pipeline.
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A remote tribe fights to save its river, and its children 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The Klamath River has sustained the Yurok tribe in the remote canyons of coastal California for centuries. Now it is in trouble, and many Yurok tie an explosion of suicides to the Klamath's fate.
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Myanmar shines with intact forest, but will this biodiversity be conserved? 19.5.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How can we conserve the beauty of the largest remaining rainforest in Asia? This tract of land, divided by the dry interior, stretches across the Thai border at one end and connects with Indian reserves at the other. Answers to the everlasting problems of conservation must include governance, proper transparency and perhaps most important, grassroots participation at many levels.
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Vivint Solar brings Mercedes home batteries to U.S. 19.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] it will team with Mercedes-Benz to bring solar storage batteries to U.S. homes, putting it in direct competition with Tesla. The sleek battery, about the size of a mini-fridge, will allow homeowners to take better advantage of the energy their solar power systems produce, whether to cut costs or to maintain a steady source of electricity during power failures. Boris von Bormann, chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, said the combination will allow customers “to take the next step toward a sustainable energy future.” To the companies, along with rivals like Tesla and other solar installers that have joined forces with battery providers, that future involves tracts of software-enabled homes with solar panels on their roofs feeding batteries that can charge electric vehicles and power lights and appliances at times when drawing from the grid is costliest. For solar companies, battery storage may provide a lift in a market whose dizzying pace of growth has suddenly slowed, ...
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Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar panels. Vivint, which has installed solar energy systems on 100,000 homes in the United States since its inception in 2011, said the deal is the first time Mercedes-Benz Energy will offer its batteries for residential use with a U.S. solar provider. The deal also puts Vivint Solar into head-to-head competition with Tesla, the electric-car compa...
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How to plan an eco-friendly vacation from start to finish 19.5.2017 Washington Post
How to plan an eco-friendly vacation from start to finish
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'Green News Report' - May 18, 2017 18.5.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Virginia's Governor sets up statewide carbon cap-and-trade system; Bears Ears National Monument targeted for repeal on behalf of oil and gas industry; EPA gets an earful on which pollution regulations to repeal -- or not; PLUS: See it while you still can -- Glacier National ...
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Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and 'clean coal' 18.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and 'clean coal'
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Special counsel Mueller is bad news for Trump’s embattled White House 18.5.2017 Washington Post
How aggressive the Russia investigation will become is now up to Robert Mueller. This could last for years — potentially through the president’s 2020 reelection campaign.
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‘Greenest hotel in America’: A Greensboro hotel makes climate-conscious travelers swoon 18.5.2017 Washington Post
‘Greenest hotel in America’: A Greensboro hotel makes climate-conscious travelers swoon
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