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China is Burning Less Coal in 2014 – a Good Sign?

October 26, 2014 – For more than a decade China’s coal consumption has increased 5 to 10% annually. But in 2014 through nine months consumption has decreased between 1 and ... Continue Reading →
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Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Part of New University of Texas Study

October 25, 2014 – When the Deepwater Horizon blew up in the Gulf of Mexico some scientists speculated that it was inadvertent contact with frozen methane that precipitated the ... Continue Reading →
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European Union Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

October 24, 2014 – The original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020. But the European Union (EU) leadership is getting far ... Continue Reading →
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Nokia Sensing X-Prize Challenge Finalists Strut Their Stuff

October 24, 2014 – The Nokia Sensing XChallenge has a goal to transform personal health through sensing technology. A $2.25 million purse is on the line for those organizations ... Continue Reading →
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Remote Health Monitoring Enters the 21st Century

October 24, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger, Charlie Kimball, works for Medical Care Alert, a Michigan-based company providing home care monitoring for family members who choose ... Continue Reading →
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Current Sun Activity May Reduce the Speed of Climate Change and Stop Humans From Going to Mars

October 23, 2014 – Back in the 17th century our Sun went through a period in which there was an absence of sunspot activity. Known as the Maunder Minimum it lasted for 70 years. ... Continue Reading →
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What Will New Homes Be Like in the Near Future?

October 22, 2014 – Guest blogger, Susan Finch, seen in the picture below, writes about how homes are changing in the age of the Internet of Things. Susan is a freelance writer ... Continue Reading →
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Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess!

October 21, 2014 – Don’t know the answer. Well it’s the people who occupy the biggest building in the world, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Called a “threat ... Continue Reading →
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Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery

October 20, 2014 – A recent edition of the journal Nature Communications, includes an article entitled, Integrating a redox-coupled dye-sensitized photoelectrode into a lithium–oxygen ... Continue Reading →
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Why Aren’t Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

October 18, 2014 – Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural ... Continue Reading →