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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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Revolutionary new solar windows can generate 50 times more energy than conventional photovoltaics

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies . In a webinar today, the Maryland-based startup announced that their revolutionary power generating windows, which can generate 50 times more energy than conventional solar panels , would soon hit the market. Unlike [...]

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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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8 incredible parks created from landfills

Monday, June 1, 2015

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Humanity has turned Earth into a giant trash pile. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans alone produce on average 4.3 pounds of trash each day. Multiplied by 318.9 million people, that’s a lot of trash landing up in the country’s landfills. If there are about 3,500 active landfills in the United States, just one [...]

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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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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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