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The South is building its first major wind farm

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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The land of tobacco and peach farms is set to sprout something it’s never seen before — a major wind farm. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind turbine farm on an old tract of North Carolina farmland – and the farm could generate enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes . The project [...]

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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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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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In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

Friday, April 17, 2015

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Tesla’s been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The Maryland Automobile Dealers Association, which is essentially a collection of Tesla’s competitors in the state, has supported a measure to allow Tesla to [...]

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Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

Sunday, April 5, 2015

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On Friday, West Virginia became the fifth state to say “no way” to Tesla ‘s direct sales model, banning the company from selling their electric cars within the state. West Virginia, like many other states, has legislation in place restricting car sales to “dealership” models. The governor signed a bill on Friday to prohibit Tesla [...]

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After scandal, GNC commits to test all herbal supplements for unlabeled and fraudulent ingredients

Monday, March 30, 2015

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In the wake of a scandal which found that herbal supplements such as ginseng and valerian root sold at major retailers contain cheap fillers such as wheat and soy , Pennsylvania-based GNC has signed an agreement with the New York Office of the Attorney General to implement rigorous testing of all GNC supplements. It marks [...]

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building Challenge certification

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Read the rest of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building Challenge certification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “geothermal technology” , former brownfield , Four Stars Sustainable SITES Initiative , geothermal wells , green architecture , green buildings , green roof , leed platinum buildings , Living Building Challenge , [...]

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“Loo-cy” toilet snowplow helps Maryland man beat back winter

Monday, February 23, 2015

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The northeastern US has been inundated with snow over the past month, but one Maryland man has found a way to bring a smile to the faces of passersby with his rather unique snowplow. Dubbed “Loo-cy”, David Goldberg’s sidewalk snow plow is manned from atop a toilet , and the rig is fully equipped with [...]

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Evidence of life on Mars mounts with new research

Monday, January 12, 2015

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As the evidence grows , it’s becoming more and more probable that there was once life on Mars. Nora Noffke, a geobiologist and associate professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia recently announced that she sees possible signs of life in rock formations on Mars. When these formations are compared with similar structures on Earth, [...]

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Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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New Jersey-based product design studio Twentypence just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fall Clocks , a collection of elegant wall clocks made from locally sourced and reclaimed wood. The clock faces are CNC-milled from solid wood three-quarters of an inch thick, and then hand sanded and sealed with a water-based UV clear coat. The leaf-like [...]

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