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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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What if We All Became Vegetarians? (Infographic)

We don't need to all dive head-first into a raw vegan diet. However, posing this question helps us determine the mathematical impact red meat, poultry and cheese--yes, even cheese--have on our planet.…

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How to Turn Into a Tree When You Die

Want to give back to the earth when you pass? Here's an amazing new option sidestepping traditional cremation and burial -- both of which take their toll on our environment. A funerary urn made from b…

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In Case You Forgot, Forests Are Awesome…

President Obama made history when he endorsed a new EPA rule that would (finally) crack down on some of the worst polluters in America: dirty power plants. While the proposed rules are far from perfec…

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5 Major Public Transit Systems (Infographic)

The 5 public transit giants include New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Boston. The amount of pollutants they prevent and people they transport is astounding. Scroll down to explore …

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Extreme Makeover, Coal Edition

A research center in Spain is perfecting technology to strip CO2 from powerplant emissions and store it deep underground. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "m1b3shfQj3KKLg9g", NewsLook …

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Another Look at 5 Classic Green Myths

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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Vienna’s Carbon Neutral Neighborhood

Vienna builds Europe's largest carbon-zero neighborhood. Photo Credit: luca.sartoni via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "FJ6EAYoJAz4EjsRg", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook…

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Is Buying Local the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet?

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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The Value of the Forest

What value does the forest have? It is absolutely vital - both for humanity and nature. It's impossible to put a price tag on its value. But trees store CO2 - which is certainly measurable in terms of…

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