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Tree Cutting = Fewer Fish

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Deforestation can cause a diminished fish supply

We know that the loss of forests isn’t just a problem for the creatures that call woodlands home — it’s also a major contributor to global warming. And it doesn’t stop there: deforestation, a new study finds, may also be causing fish to starve. Destroy one thing, and it can have all sorts of unforeseen consequences. The environment is just crazy like......read more

In Australia, Wind Power is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

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Wind energy prices undercutting coal and natural gas, according to Bloomberg report

The argument that fossil fuels are cheaper than renewable sources of energy has long been used to hold back the shift to clean power. But that's increasingly not the case. A new report about the Australian energy industry provides solid evidence that renewable energy can increasingly compete on cost with fossil fuels. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance report reveals that unsubsidized wind farms......read more

3 Ideas for Stimulating Green Growth

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Why cutting carbon emissions is good for the economy

With the new year underway, we are at a crossroads. While the world economy doggedly refuses to turn around, global warming continues to accelerate, posing increasing threats to vulnerable communities. Many, like our friendly Republican presidential candidates, argue that dealing with climate change in the midst of an economic crisis will hinder recovery efforts. The truth, as Manish Bapna......read more

EPA Fights Back

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Agency accused of cutting corners on climate change findings

The Obama Administration responded with strong words Wednesday to a Republican-initiated report claiming that the agency should have sought outside scientific review on the human impacts of climate change. The report out of the Office of the Inspector General charged that the Environmental Protection Agency cut corners in concluding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to......read more

My Emissions Exchange

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Online carbon trading community pays users cash for cutting emissions.

When the Wilsons, a typical family living in Harrisburg, PA received a notice in the mail that their energy rates would be jumping up 30% (or more) in 2010 they got good and mad... and then they installed solar panels. Their install costs were $56,000, $36,000 of which was paid for by a federal tax credit combined with a hefty State rebate. The remaining $20,000 they had to finance on their own,......read more

Hope In The Era Of Trump's Climate Foolishness

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The Editorial Board of The New York Times

One year ago, on June 1, President Trump dismayed the world by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the global Paris climate agreement. He has since shown no inclination to ease up on his efforts to nullify virtually every initiative the Obama administration took to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, cars, trucks, and oil and gas operations. His......read more

Nimbus E-Car

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All-Terrain Concept E-Car Is Eco Friendly With On-Board Wifi

If you're looking for an all-terrain vehicle but concerned about the environmental impact, check out the Nimbus e-Car. The concept, created by artist and designer Eduardo Galvani, is an electric minibus that seats up to five. It features a full panoramic glass windshield and offers fantastic views of the whatever outside scenery you encounter. Plus, the on-demand four-wheel drive means motorists......read more

Via My Modern Met: In an ironic play of source material and subject, Paris-based artist, Eva Jospin, creates enchanting forests from cardboard by cutting and guling cardboard to craft dense, multi-layered, highly detailed forests with stunning depth of field.  The cardboard’s corrugated edges form a convincing texture for the bark of the trees, and the paper’s natural color......read more

Afghan Girls Stoked on Skateboarding

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Skate-and-educate NGO empowers youth in war-torn Afghanistan

Kat Lister for VICE: Seven years ago, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich sparked a commotion on the streets of Kabul and inadvertently started a gender revolution. His board and four wheels attracted the attention of the kids around him, most of whom had never seen a skateboard before. He noticed something else: The girls were interested, too. Skateistan began in 2007 when Percovich......read more

Natural Skateboarding by Monsieur Plant

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French artist crafts a skate deck in tree bark

Paris artist Christophe Guinet (aka Monsieur Plant) has been obsessed with vegetation since an early age. Today, that passion for plants drives his art practice, which typically makes use of living materials like trees, grasses, flowers and seeds. In this work, dubbed "Natural Skateboarding," he combines  his other obsessions -- skating and urban culture -- to create a 32" skate deck from a......read more

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