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11 Maps That Explain the US Energy System
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Technology, Infrastructure, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind, Solar, Transmission Lines, Maps )

Brian
- 44 days ago - vox.com
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a fascinating new mapping tool that lets you take a detailed look at every aspect of America's energy system. Here are 11 maps of interest"
New Process Converts Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than An Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, oil, algae, concept, research, technology, sustainability )

Michael
- 142 days ago - iflscience.com
It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil - but now a new process has dramatically reduced the amount of time necessary and can get the job done in about an hour.
Corporate Counterfeit Science - Both Wrong and Dangerous
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, business, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, environment, law, lies, money, oil, society, usa, technology, study, scientists, science, research, investigation, discovery )

JL
- 382 days ago - blog.ucsusa.org
Last week, a New York Appeals Court ruled unanimously that that Georgia Pacific, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, must hand over internal documents pertaining to the publication of 11 studies published in reputable scientific journals between 2008 & 2011
Koch & Exxon-Funded Scientist Challenged By Students at Climate Denial Event
Science & Tech  (tags: API, CFACT, Charles Koch, climate change, coal, congress, donors trust, ExxonMobil, gas, global warming, ipcc, koch industries, lobbyist, madison, michigan state, money, oil, pr, smithsonian, solar variability, sun, university of wisconsin )

Judy
- 474 days ago - nationofchange.org
Basically, Willie Soon, a Smithsonian Institution astrophysicist, is an expert in whatever problems vested industries will pay him to deny.
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet With Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, clean, renewable, solar, wind power, water, 2030, end fossil fuels, dirty energy, oil, coal, natural gas, tar sands, Copenhagen, energy production, technology, carbon tax, political will, scientific american )

Brian
- 503 days ago - scientificamerican.com
"Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels."
Sec. of State Hopeful Susan Rice Reportedly Holds 600k Stake in Keystone XL Decision
Science & Tech  (tags: destruction, environment, energy, oil, tar sands )

Joanne
- 604 days ago - commondreams.org
"It's really amazing that they're considering someone for Secretary of State who has millions invested in these companies," said environmental leader and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.
Scientists Protest Federal Cutbacks to Environmental Monitoring
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, protests, federal cuts, environmental monitoring, Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, Harper government, oil, natural gas, extraction, fossil fuels, climate change )

Brian
- 669 days ago - greenparty.ca
"Why do citizens across this country have to rally for science? We have to rally against ignorance," May told the crowd. "Canadians are being put at risk by this shortsighted, reckless Stephen Harper government."
BP's Corexit Oil Tar Sponged Up By Human Skin
Science & Tech  (tags: The Surfrider Foundation, preliminary study, "State of the Beach" Gulf of Mexico, BP, Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil, tar, Corexit, absorption through skin, microbes, RV light test )

Judy
- 832 days ago - motherjones.com
The Surfrider Foundation has released its preliminary "State of the Beach" study for the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Attacks Paid for By Big Business Are 'Driving Science Into a Dark Era'
Science & Tech  (tags: American Association for the Advancement, AAAS, Nina Fodoroff, anti-science, climate change, big business, genetics, genetically modified organisms, GMO's, science policy, oil, Heartlsnd Institute, David Koch, Exxon, energy corporations )

Judy
- 891 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Researchers attending one of the world's major academic conferences 'are scared to death of the anti-science lobby'. This year there has been a palpable chill to proceedings.
Permanently Protect the Arctic From Oil Drilling
Science & Tech  (tags: Permanently, Protect, the Arctic, From, Oil, Drilling.energy, environment )

Agnes
- 996 days ago - treehugger.com
How does a Wisconsinite who grows pickles on a hobby farm become a Sierra Club Arctic Hero? Ask Duane Greuel, who last September backpacked through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where he trekked more than 40 miles alongside caribou, gazed at the
To Fight Oil Spills, An Open-Source Swarm of Robotic Sailboats (Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: science, tech, To, Fight, Oil, Spills, An, Open, Source, Swarm, of, Robotic, Sailboats, (Video) )

Agnes
- 1012 days ago - treehugger.com
Ask anyone who lives in the Gulf or the Niger Delta: oil spills are very nasty, and they don't clean themselves up. Chemical dispersants can make spills worse. And deploying hundreds of people in boats to run the clean-up presents a host of health
7 Stunning Oil Platforms
Science & Tech  (tags: stunning, oil, platforms, list )

Bosko
- 1210 days ago - theworldgeography.com
An oil platform is a large structure used to house machinery & men who drill or produce oil & natural gas from the ocean bed. These platforms may be attached to the ocean floor that consists of an artificial island or may be floating...
Synthetic Gasoline For $1.50/Gallon and No Emissions
Science & Tech  (tags: Synthetic Gasoline, Emissions, fuel, oil, co2 )

Anna
- 1279 days ago - news.discovery.com
Administrations dating back to the Nixon years have touted a "get off foreign oil" policy that, to date, has really gone no where. We're still on foreign oil. But now we might have a chance to get on foreign synthetic gasoline.
New Microbe Discovered Eating Oil Spill in Gulf
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, history, news, research, scientists, bacteria, oil, deepwater )

Nancy
- 1434 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Led by Terry Hazen at Berkeley Lab, a research team has obtained the first data ever on microbial activity from a deepwater dispersed oil plume. Their findings show that the oil appealed to a certain species of deep-sea cold temperature bacteria that
Details Emerge on Weakness in Well Design
Science & Tech  (tags: blow out preventers, business, energy, engineering, bp, gulf spill, oil, pollution, risk management, technology )

Judy
- 1497 days ago - dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com
The Times has published a detailed and devastating report on weak links in the design and operation of the blowout preventer that was the last line of defense against an uncontrolled seabed gusher like the one at BP's Macondo Prospect well in the Gulf.
 

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