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Report: NM greenhouse gas emissions are up

December 21, 2009 2:12 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An inventory of New Mexico's greenhouse gas production shows residents have reduced their average emissions from gasoline use over a seven-year period, but they're consuming more energy to heat, cool and power their homes.Despite efforts by Gov. Bill Richardson's administration to address...

First Solar eyes Blanquefort for French plant

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solar module maker First Solar Inc said it and partner EDF Energies Nouvelles were in the final stages of talks to build a new manufacturing plant in Blanquefort, France.

U.S. cap and trade looks out of reach in 2010

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers face an uphill battle enacting a climate bill in 2010 that includes a cap-and-trade market in greenhouse gases, after this month's U.N. meeting in Copenhagen failed to hammer out a global pact on emissions cuts.

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DuPont News: Martha Stewart Praises DuPont™ Sorona® Carpet

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Dupont | News | Comments

Mohawk's SmartStrand® Carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® exceeded the expectations Martha.

Promoting Personal Safety and National Security: Targeting Ricin

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Today’s topic is research on new ways to detect and possibly treat poisoning from ricin, a potential bioterrorist agent.Intro theme and music by Kevin MacLeod. Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes sounds by Halleck, samplecat and acclivity.

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Our Sustainable Future: Small generator, big applications

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Today’s topic is research on creating a sustainable future. This discovery could render today’s landfill-bound batteries obsolete. Imagine if all you had to do to charge your iPod or your BlackBerry was to wave your hand, or stretch your arm, or take a walk? Intro theme and music by Kevin...

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Can Green Algae Help Save the World?

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by news@renewableminute.com | Podcasts | Comments

Several US companies are harvesting an algae that can be converted to oil and refined into biodiesel. Amazingly, the algae can grow in waste water, where it feeds on carbon dioxide.

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Chemistry makes solar energy more economical

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by BASF Podcast | Podcasts | Comments

As a part of the future energy mix with other energy sources solar energy can make a sustainable contribution towards a low carbon society. In the production and improvement of the photovoltaic technology chemistry plays an important role. New kinds of cutting liquids optimize the cutting...

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Going Net-Zero in Santa Fe

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by news@renewableminute.com | Podcasts | Comments

Santa Fe is emerging as the national leader in green building standards, in large part with the help of Santa Fe homebuilder Faren Dancer.

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Buy American: Bad for America

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther | Podcasts | Comments

A long list of global companies warned the Obama administration in a letter [PDF] that a "Buy American" provision in the $787-billion economic stimulus package would make it harder to get the money out the door to create jobs. Turns out they were right. The Buy American regulations are...

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Why a coal guy is turning green

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther | Podcasts | Comments

Of all the companies in the U.S., Duke Energy is the 3rd largest emitter of CO2. Of all the companies in the world, Duke is the 12th biggest emitter. And yet…Jim Rogers, Duke’s longtime president, CEO and chairman, is pushing as hard as anyone in corporate America to get a climate-change...

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Achieving Climate Protection with Eco-efficiency

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by BASF Podcast | Podcasts | Comments

Every product leaves some ecological traces behind. But how can you record all of the relevant ecological criteria involved in the production and use of a product? This is a question that BASF has already been working on for many years, and it has developed its own so-called...

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Jacob Moss and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

December 21, 2009 1:25 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this 13th episode, Paul Rippey interviews Jacob Moss of the EPA, who has led the effort to create the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air. Jacob and Paul talk about stoves, including some breakthrough models that might change everything! Check out the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air at...

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Asif Dowla, Climate Change and Microfinance

December 21, 2009 1:25 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Asif Dowla talks with host Paul Rippey about the new paper, sponsored by Grameen Foundation and Oxfam USA, on Climate Change and Microfinance. Professor Dowla discusses how MFIs can “climate proof” their financial products, and of the importance of remittances and savings in a changing...

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Caltech physicists propose quantum entanglement for motion of microscopic objects

December 21, 2009 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( California Institute of Technology ) Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have proposed a new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems. Their ideas, described in the latest online issue of the Proceedings of the...

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