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Obama vs. Romney: Whither Climate Change?

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Both presidential candidates avoid all talk of global warming

Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney present opposing stances on most issues, they both agree that the planet is warming and humans are at least partly responsible. But you wouldn't know that from the presidential debates, where the words "climate change" weren't uttered by either candidate. Even when the conversation veered toward energy issues, including oil drilling, renewable energy......read more

Elkskin Chopper Mitts by Best Made Co.

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Keep those paws toasty with these woodsy US-made mittens $82.00

For a Manhattan-based company, Best Made Co. sure knows how to make quality goods for the outdoors. Beginning with its now-famous axes, Best Made has built a nice stable of woodsy products, all with an eye on good design and local manufacturing. These new Elkskin Chopper Mitts continue the trend. Made from natural 3.75oz American elkskin, a washable material that remains warm even when wet, the......read more

Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Credits Proposed

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Senate Finance Committee proposal draws split reaction from wind, solar industry groups

The Senate Finance Committee proposed on Wednesday an overhaul of clean energy tax credits, many of them set to expire at the end of the year. The draft, presented by Committee Chair Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), calls for simplifying and extending the messy patchwork of incentives while cutting their $150 billion price tag over the next decade by more than half. The plan would create two broader......read more

Heritage Baseball Glove Billfold by Coach

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Leather from vintage baseball mitts upcycled into limited edition wallets $348.00

Coach returns to its baseball roots with this limited edition, handcrafted billfold, made with leather sourced from vintage baseball gloves. Part of Coach's Baseball Heritage Collection, the billfold adds a dash of sophistication to the rugged, sturdy leather from which it is made, with hand-turned edges and reinforced seams ensuring it'll last another century. The billfold comes stamped and......read more

Get Ready For the Next Generation of Wind Turbines

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GE's 'Brilliant' turbine tech addresses the problem of intermittent winds

Advancements in wind power technology generally come in small steps, as companies make incremental improvements in turbine efficiency and power. But GE appears to have leapfrogged ahead with a new line of wind turbines that generate between 20 and 24 percent more power than the previous best turbine in its class. The technology is particularly notable because it addresses the problem of......read more

'Lumigrids' Lights Up the Road While Cycling at Night

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LED projector helps cyclists avoid crashes by emitting a square grid on the ground ahead

Night cycling is about to get a whole lot safer (and more Tron-esque) thanks to Lumigrids, an LED projector developed by a team of engineers from Sichuan University. The device, which can be powered either by battery or by the rotation of the wheels, affixes to the bike's handlebars and projects a square grid on the ground ahead. As the road surface changes, the grid bends, curves and......read more

Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

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Smitten Kitchen combines two fall favorites

If there is any better autumnal comfort food than grilled cheese and tomato soup, we have yet to find it. Now, fantastic NYC food blog Smitten Kitchen has taken a classic comfort meal to the next level, by combining the cheese with the soup in one fell swoop. Read on for Smitten Kitchen's mindblowing-looking Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar.  Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled......read more

Debora Mittelstaedt: Iceland

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Heartmeltingly beautiful photographs of the Nordic island nation

Continuing our ongoing obsession with Iceland -- the land of bubbling lava, geothermal energy, and beautiful people with blue eyes -- these muted travel pics offer a beautiful glimpse at the northern island nation. They were shot by Debora Mittelstaedt, who was raised in Cologne, Germany and studied photography at University of Essen before settling in New York City in......read more

Koch Zero

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Billionaire oil tycoons wield heavy hand in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

President Obama pledged last week to pull back oil and gas subsidies in order to direct more dollars toward renewable energy. But can he pull it off? This will be Obama's third attempt at eliminating the subsidies; previous efforts have fallen victim to partisan politics in Congress and the overwhelming influence of fossil fuel lobbyists. So who exactly are these lobbyists?A simultaneously......read more

Cape Wind Clears Permitting Process

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America's first offshore wind farm given regulatory green light.

Cape Wind, the proposed 130-turbine wind farm to be built in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Cape Cod, received its final federal permit late last week, clearing the way for construction to commence this year. The EPA approval completes a regulatory process that has lasted over a decade.  Cape Wind will be the first offshore wind farm in the United States, and renewable energy......read more

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