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Clean Energy News of the Week: Solar Roadways Video Going Viral

Clean Energy News of the Week: Solar Roadways Video Going Viral | Environment | Scoop.it

As the once far-fetched idea of “solar roadways” gains a huge convoy of supporters—from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Google to the Times of India to even Fox News—a new video aimed at the millennial generation is set to go viral again, according to clean energy advocates.


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Two New Studies Address the Ongoing Plight of Honeybees

Two New Studies Address the Ongoing Plight of Honeybees | Environment | Scoop.it
Once again, new reports have surfaced providing more evidence that the destructive use of pesticides in large-scale agriculture
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Denver Calls on Colorado Senators to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Denver Calls on Colorado Senators to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline | Environment | Scoop.it
We knew Gov. Hickenlooper was across the street and we hope he got the message loud and clear
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Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land

Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land | Environment | Scoop.it
Computer simulations have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages. In the case of Hurricane Katrina, the computer model revealed that an array of 78,000 wind turbines off the coast of New Orleans would have significantly weakened the hurricane well before it made landfall.

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Science and fiction are common bedfellows; what seems strange today may be commonplace in future years.  The trick is to spot the signals and to separate the fatuous from the first signs of things to come.

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New Report Documents Chemical Disasters and Environmental Injustice in the U.S.

New Report Documents Chemical Disasters and Environmental Injustice in the U.S. | Environment | Scoop.it
Americans who face the greatest threat from potential toxic chemical disasters are
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Senate Should Not Circumvent Keystone XL Pipeline Process

Senate Should Not Circumvent Keystone XL Pipeline Process | Environment | Scoop.it
It is Big Oil versus the Nebraska farmer and the industry can't believe that it is not getting its way after spending
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Why is Palm Oil So Bad?

Why is Palm Oil So Bad? | Environment | Scoop.it

Consumer knowledge on the destructiveness of palm oil production—found in everything from ice cream and crackers to detergents and cosmetics, is rising. Increased awareness is sorely needed, as more and more forests are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations.


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High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle - CNYcentral.com

High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle - CNYcentral.com | Environment | Scoop.it
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High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle
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It’s Time To Double Down on Renewable Energy and Move Beyond Coal

It’s Time To Double Down on Renewable Energy and Move Beyond Coal | Environment | Scoop.it
I travelled to Asheville, NC, where I met people of all ages who are fighting to protect ("It’s Time To Double Down on Renewable Energy & Move Beyond #Coal" - @iansomerhalder on @EcoWatch: http://t.co/7YQUWdIdfD...
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Divesting from fossil fuels is the key to unlocking a sustainable future..

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‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Clip Shows Tale of Two Conservatives Regarding Climate Change Debate

‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Clip Shows Tale of Two Conservatives Regarding Climate Change Debate | Environment | Scoop.it

Don’t waste your time trying to convince Bob Inglis that all conservatives deny climate change.


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Rising CO2 Levels Will Make Staple Crops Less Nutritious

Rising CO2 Levels Will Make Staple Crops Less Nutritious | Environment | Scoop.it
Crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will have significantly reduced
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Climate change impacts on the global food supply...

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Stanford Student Movement Inspires University’s $18.7 Billion Divestment From Coal

Stanford Student Movement Inspires University’s $18.7 Billion Divestment From Coal | Environment | Scoop.it
If there’s any investment that could potentially cause “substantial social injury,” it’s coal-fired energy.

A large-scale student campaign helped Stanford University’s board of trustees realize as much, leading to this week’s decision for the institution to divest its $18.7 billion endowment from coal stock. 

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Stantec Is...: Removing Dams, Restoring Rivers

Stantec Is...: Removing Dams, Restoring Rivers | Environment | Scoop.it
We've known for a long while that dam removal is important for many reasons. In my years at Stantec, there's been a growing movement to remove dams where the costs – including environmental, safety, and societal impacts ...
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Minnesotans vs. McDonald’s Toxic Taters

Minnesotans vs. McDonald’s Toxic Taters | Environment | Scoop.it
McDonald’s french fries are suspected of killing farm animals and poisoning wildlife and Minnesotans, including
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Continent’s Tallest Approved Structure to Produce Solar-Wind Energy Hybrid at U.S.-Mexican Border

Continent’s Tallest Approved Structure to Produce Solar-Wind Energy Hybrid at U.S.-Mexican Border | Environment | Scoop.it

The tallest structure in North America will be constructed at the U.S.-Mexico border, and guess what—it will generate two types of renewable energy.


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Koch Brothers Decline Tom Steyer’s Climate Change Debate Invitation

Koch Brothers Decline Tom Steyer’s Climate Change Debate Invitation | Environment | Scoop.it
“We are not experts on climate change,” a spokeswoman said on the Kochs' behalf
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Oil and Gas Operations Are a ‘Death Sentence for Soil’

Oil and Gas Operations Are a ‘Death Sentence for Soil’ | Environment | Scoop.it
No federal or state agency has ever assessed the impact of the oil and gas boom on soil and on human health
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