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Republican governor embraces Northeast Maglev headquarters in Baltimore

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Republicans aren’t known for backing big public transportation projects, so when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan visited Japan last June and took a ride on a high-speed magnetic levitation train outside Tokyo, supporters of a maglev line between Washington, D.C. and New York City were pleasantly surprised at the governor’s response. “It was an incredible experience, even more impressive than I expected,” [...]

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13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland – Inhabitat (blog)

Monday, September 21, 2015

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Inhabitat (blog) 13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland Inhabitat (blog) Need more proof that factory-fabricated homes can be beautiful? Look no further than Washington, D.C.-based architect Robert Gurney's bm Modular One, an award winning prefab house built in Bethesda, Maryland. Designed to be flexible, affordable, and … Continue here: 13 energy-efficient [...]

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All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Corvette Z06 Chevrolet has a pretty impressive bevvy of electric cars in the Volt , Spark and soon to be released Bolt , but the company hasn’t yet delved into high performance luxury EVs—and it doesn’t look as though it’s about to any time soon. Maryland-based Genovation , however, has announced they are working on [...]

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the materials they use. Reclaimed wood and cast metal – these materials have natural imperfections, which Fern & Roby believes is a benefit, not something to hide. We especially love their Beam [...]

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The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Read the rest of The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco-tourism , eco-travel , extreme hotel , extreme travel , Frying Pan Tower , green design , green renovation , light station [...]

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has battled laws that forbid its direct-to-consumer sales model . In many states across the U.S. it’s illegal for automakers to sell their cars to customers – instead, automakers are expected to sell their cars through third-party dealers. Tesla has fought these laws in [...]

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

Monday, May 11, 2015

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In response to the devastating drought in California, Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water  there, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s first-ever state-mandated water use  reductions. The announcement comes just one week after a report in Mother Jones showed that Ethos Water was [...]

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New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

Friday, May 8, 2015

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The true consequences of fracking are finally being shown, after a test found fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania homes that are located near a reported well-pad leak. The New York Times reports that a team of scientists conducted an analysis using a new technique to determine that a chemical compound known as 2-BE was present in homes [...]

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MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Textile factories aren’t exactly known for their ethical manufacturing processes. Virginia-based MetaWear wants to change that by launching America’s first Global Organic Textile Standard-certified factory. Solar and geothermal powered using organic cotton, MetaWear wants you to ask: “who made your clothes?” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ecouterre , [...]

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Duke Energy to provide bottled water in North Carolina where water is too polluted to drink

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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More than a year after a broken stormwater pipe leaked dangerous coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River, area residents are still faced with limited access to clean water. Eighty-seven property owners in North Carolina have received letters from the state’s Department of Environmental and Natural Resources informing them that their well water is no longer safe [...]

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