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Android App Measures Air Pollution Using Cell Phone's Camera 22.9.2010 TreeHugger
Android App Measures Air Pollution Using Cell Phone's Camera
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The House’s vulnerable climate champions 21.9.2010 Grist Magazine
by Brad Johnson. Cross-posted from the Wonk Room . The Wonk Room has previously identified six key U.S. Senate races and eight U.S. House races between a vote for climate action and a global warming denier. Today, the Wonk Room highlights six House races of the most vulnerable champions for climate action. They include three freshman representatives, two elected in 2006, and one veteran congressman, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.-11), who together represented the swing votes in favor of the American Clean Energy and Security Act in 2009. Their opponents are right-wing ideologues who parrot the party line that cap-and-trade legislation is a job-killing “energy tax.” Here are the six most vulnerable House climate champions: 86 percent likelihood of Republican pickup “ This is the challenge of our time ,” Democratic freshman Tom Perriello has said of the fight against global warming pollution. “The jobs opportunity, the national security challenge, the ...
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Greenpeace anti-coal campaign targets Facebook 21.9.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
A new animated film by Greenpeace International urges Facebook to "unfriend" coal and commit to renewable energy. Click here to read more about the campaign . ...
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War Steals From the Poor and Unemployed 20.9.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Tom Turnipseed

Military spending is causing huge deficits and wasting money needed for education, housing, healthcare, infrastructure, and developing clean, renewable energy. 14.9 million Americans are unemployed. 50.7 million Americans did not have health insurance and 43.6 million or 14.3% lived beneath the poverty level in 2009, according to the Census Bureau and the numbers are even higher now. Expenditures for our bloated war complex are about 55% of all discretionary spending.

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Up to 30 Walmart Stores to Receive Thin Film Solar Panels 18.9.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Today, Walmart, one of EDF’s most prominent corporate partners, announced its plans to add solar generating systems to another 20 to 30 sites in California and Arizona, and the majority of these locations will feature thin film technology.

Up to 30 Walmart Stores to Receive Thin Film Solar Panels
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Solar Power in Bangladesh Used to Empower People in Poor, Rural Areas 17.9.2010 Democracy Now!
In Bonn, Germany this week are representatives of the Bangladeshi organization Grameen Shakti, which makes loans and offers technical assistance to allow poor, rural people to install solar power in their homes, often granting access to electricity for the first time in their family’s history. They have helped install more than 110,000 systems, often with a woman hired to maintain the system, creating jobs, empowering women, and raising the standard of living. [includes rush transcript]
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Solar Power in Bangladesh Used to Empower People in Poor, Rural Areas 17.9.2010 Democracy Now!
In Bonn, Germany this week are representatives of the Bangladeshi organization Grameen Shakti, which makes loans and offers technical assistance to allow poor, rural people to install solar power in their homes, often granting access to electricity for the first time in their family’s history. They have helped install more than 110,000 systems, often with a woman hired to maintain the system, creating jobs, empowering women, and raising the standard of living. [includes rush transcript]
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Greenpeace Launches Its Latest Anti-Facebook Volley 16.9.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

In the newest campaign against the social network's new data center in Oregon, Greenpeace has created a short animation mocking the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Greenpeace Launches Its Latest Anti-Facebook Volley
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If GOP takes the House, get ready for nuclear plants and “clean” coal 16.9.2010 Grist News
by Randy Rieland. Time to face reality: It's looking more and more likely that the Republicans will win back the House this November . So what does that mean? Well, it could mean Sorry Joe Barton (R-Texas) running the Energy and Commerce Committee. And a whole lot of talk about nuclear energy and "clean" coal. Oy. Show us the money: We got a glimpse of this dim future yesterday when key House Republicans met with about 50 energy and telecom lobbyists yesterday on Capitol Hill. And their message, an industry source told Politico' s Darren Samuelsohn, was this: You should be giving us money because we're going to be in charge. We'll ensure there is no climate bill. But at the same time, they think they'll build nuclear plants and more clean coal. It's considerably less likely the GOP will be ruling the Senate next year, but Samuelsohn also asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) what his energy priorities would be if it did: "Nuclear power, clean coal technology, ...
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Green Jobs: a Powerful Engine for Employment for Workers at the Top, Bottom and in Between 15.9.2010 AlterNet.org: Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace
Clean-energy activities produce more jobs than fossil fuel-related ones, with many more opportunities for those who don't hold a high school or college degree.
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4 Ways We are Already Paying for Climate Change 14.9.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

While we may think that the demise of the U.S. climate bill has somehow pulled climate change out of our collective wallets, climate change has found an unlikely ally -- the insurance industry. What’s has been happening in this sector is already making energy management critical to companies, governments, and individuals and impacting us financially.

4 Ways We are Already Paying for Climate Change
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Denied: White House Rebuffs Efforts To Put Solar On Its Roof 11.9.2010 TreeHugger
Denied: White House Rebuffs Efforts To Put Solar On Its Roof
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Report: China overtakes U.S. as best country for green investors 11.9.2010 Gristmill
by Todd Woody. The same day this week that The New York Times published an extensive report by correspondent Keith Bradsher on China’s massive subsidies for renewable energy companies, Ernst & Young released a study showing that, not surprisingly, China has overtaken the United States as the most attractive place for green tech investment. “China’s steady rise to pole position has been underpinned by strong and consistent government support for renewable energy,” Ben Warren, Ernst & Young’s environment and energy infrastructure advisory leader, said in a statement. “This, together with substantial commitment from industry and the sheer scale of its natural resources, means that its position as top ...
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Obama Says No To 350.org's Campaign For Solar Panels On The White House 11.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A quest to get Barack Obama to shout his commitment to solar power from the roof tops - by re-installing vintage solar panels at the...
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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: IN-09 11.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the thirteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candidates...
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Termites Can Help Predict Climate Change: New Study 11.9.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Who knew? Termites, those pesky critters that can ravage a home, may actually help predict the ecological changes wrought by climate change, a new study...
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The Climate Post: Climate bill finally dead enough to be fondly remembered 11.9.2010 Grist Magazine
by Christopher Mims. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) found new ways to let the public know  there is absolutely no way the U.S. will get a climate and energy bill this year, the failure of which climate activist Bill McKibben  lays at the feet of attempts to make the issue about energy security and the economy. The aftermath of the climate bill has been opportunity for a cast of experts to  opine about what comes next . On the table: the usual debate about investing in research and development of new technology vs. rolling out existing technology, and yet more calls for a national  Renewable Energy Standard (RES), which probably won’t happen  even though it would be great for the renewable power ...
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UK Biofuels Target Should Be Reduced to Protect Tropical Forests: Government Climate Advisors 11.9.2010 TreeHugger
UK Biofuels Target Should Be Reduced to Protect Tropical Forests: Government Climate Advisors
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Weekly Mulch: Want to combat climate change? Ignore Congress. 10.9.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given up on the legislature. Instead, activists are planning to spur popular concern about these issues, until calls for change are so loud that Congress must listen. Today, climate change reformer Bill McKibben will ask President Obama to reinstall a solar panel that first graced the White House roof during the Carter presidency. In the months to come, advocates hope to lead more radical direct actions that force more Americans to confront the issues at hand -- and hopefully pressure change from the bottom up. read ...
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Assert Yourself, America; Don’t be an Illegal Trade Victim 10.9.2010 AlterNet
Long-suffering victim is hardly the American image. Paul Revere, Mother Jones, John Glenn, Martin Luther King Jr. — those are American icons. Bold, wry, justice-seeking. So how is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China’s illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing [...] ...
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