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Enviro News Wrap: From Cheap Oil and Decades of Coal to Hi-Tech Solar Panels and Anti-Matter Atoms

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Our economy is working to bring us cheaper oil. It may seem logical that high oil prices would push a society towards new energy sources. But, high oil prices have caused a surge of investment in extraction technology making us able to drill for oil…

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Enviro News Wrap: EPA Reconsiders Coal Permit, Kenya Constitution Calls for Enviro Rights, Smart Cars to Smart Grid, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A mountain in West Virginia has a target on its head by Arch Coal and Massey Energy. The EPA is revisiting a permit granted to blow the top off a mountain using dynamite. The displaced material would cover the surrounding environment and ruin the river…

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Environmental News Wrap: Week of May 17-23

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Obama Administration recently threatened BP that if they did not invoke confidence that they have the Gulf of Mexico situation controlled soon the government will step in to clean up and stop the oil spill. Obama raised the small vehicle fuel efficiency standards and…

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Is Do It Yourself Solar Doable? Part One in a Series

For homeowners around the world, the idea of reducing their power bills and helping the planet is pretty enticing.  The problem now as it always has been is money.  Solar can be expensive, and even with government rebates the cost can scare some people away.  If you are a do-it-yourselfer you’ve probably wondered if you can tackle a solar project….

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Eight Cool Things About Solar That Just Might Change the World

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon Rapid changes in the solar power sector are fueling a green energy revolution.  With so much emphasis on solving the global warming puzzle, technology in solar is advancing very quickly and may be the answer we’ve been looking for.  Let’s take a look at how this industry is changing so quickly. Solar Panel Prices Are…

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EarthTalk: Tax Incentives for Homeowners to Increase Energy Efficiency

EarthTalk for Monday, August 24: Tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for homeowners.

Houses in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward Holy Cross Project are Outfitted with PV-Systems by Local Green Workers and Trainees

Volunteers join Global Green to install solar panels for the Holy Cross Project in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward