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America Votes

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GOP sweeps U.S. House of Reps, while Democrats prevail in California.

A Republican wave swept across the United States last night, as a reenergized GOP reclaimed control of the House and made substantial gains in the Senate. Wait, it gets better: A number of far right Tea Party insurgents were voted into office as well. President Obama acknowledged the beating his party took at the polls, calling the results "humbling" and pledging to "work......read more

Doesn't Matter How You Get There

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Just get there! This Tuesday, vote NO on Prop. 23. A SHFT PSA directed by Jonathan Glatzer.

Our final PSA in the No on Prop. 23 campaign, Doesn't Matter How You Get There, is a poppy light hearted reminder in the old get-out-the-vote spirit. Jonathan Glatzer — who also directed our Men In Yellow spot for this campaign — played with environmentally conscious modes of transportation for Californian's on their way to the polls. The concept came from Jared Ficker, the man......read more

Massive Rooftop Solar Array Completed in Germany

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Holy scheizer! The new solar plant measures 27 acres--making it one of the biggest in the world

Germany is adding to its reputation as the world's solar energy leader with the completion of a 27-acre rooftop project near Mannheim. The system, built by Wirsol on the Pfenning Logistics distribution center in Haddesheim, has an installed capacity of 8.1 megawatts, enough to power 1,846 homes. It is Germany’s largest rooftop solar plant and one of the biggest in the world. “We are......read more

MeterPlug Measures Home Energy Use

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New Bluetooth monitoring device tracks power usage and sends the stats to your smartphone

We can't predict the future, but this much is certain: energy costs will keep rising. So it's increasingly important that we find ways to bring those costs -- and home energy emissions -- down. Here is the slickest device we've seen for measuring electricity use from home appliances. Plugged between any appliance and an AC outlet, MeterPlug uses your handset's GPS to find local electricity rates,......read more

Handprinter Measures Your Eco Impact

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Upstart app looks to track your carbon footprint

I'm on my first visit to New York City since Hurricane Sandy hit, and I can still feel it in the air. The doorman where I'm staying tells me he lives in Rockaway, right on the beach. The hurricane blasted the boardwalk into the row of houses on his block; he's going to take a year off to rebuild his home. Back in the Berkshires, where I spend much of the year, we've had a devastating tornado......read more

Wattson by DIY Kyoto

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Smart designer energy meter measures home electricity use. $159.25

DIY Kyoto's flagship product, the Wattson 01, is a sleekly-designed energy meter that measures your electricity use and projects energy expenses. Like most home energy meters, the Wattson consists of three devices: a magnetic clamp that attaches to your home energy meter, a battery-powered transmitter that attaches to the clamp via a short cable, and a display unit. The difference is in the......read more

Lapka: An Environmental Monitor for Your iPhone

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Sensory system measures eco factors like bacteria, radiation and EMF

iPhone accessories rarely aim too high in terms of functionality. They generally fall into one of two categories: speakers or protective cases.  But Lapka takes the game to a whole other level. Billed as a "personal environmental monitor," the device connects through a headphone jack to measure, collect and analyze data about substances within a user's environment. Each peripheral......read more

U.S. Strengthens Offshore Drilling Laws

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New measures aim to improve worker and environmental safety.

NPR reports that the Obama administration released a new set of rules for offshore drilling operators that create tougher requirements for well design, cementing practices, blowout preventers, and employee training. In effect, the rules will improve the safety of drilling operators and lessen the chance of another disaster like the one in the Gulf. With the federal ban on offshore drilling in......read more

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