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  • Smart power for your plug-ins

    This sleek, energy-saving tower with integrated iGo Green™ Technology automatically reduces wasted standby power by more than 85%. Plug in your computer and other devices to save power without the hassle of unplugging your devices. iGo Green™ Technology automatically powers down outlets when not in use and powers back up again when devices need power.

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    Senate Receives Climate and Energy Bill

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    Plan includes retooled section on offshore drilling.

    Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman finally released their 987-page climate bill, which they hope will be passed as a means to slow down pollution and global warming. The bill was amended in light of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, greatly scaling back the planned expansion of new offshore drilling sites. Despite the support of some utilities and energy companies, it seems unlikely that......read more

    Turanor Solar Yacht

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    Largest solar-powered boat in the world to attempt historic voyage.

    The Turanor is a 98-foot catamaran powered by an array of solar panels large enough to cover two tennis courts. There are big plans for this futuristic craft; next spring it will attempt a circumnavigation of the planet. According to the vessel's skipper, the purpose of the mission is to prove that "we have the technology right now to change how we do things." In other words, this......read more

    Scientists to Congress: "Act Now on Climate Change"

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    National Academy of Science demands action in latest reports.

    The National Academy of Science published new reports Thursday recommending that lawmakers act now to combat climate change. The reports, which were requested by Congress, explain the data behind global warming and highlight the links between climate change and human activity. Going well beyond a simple explanation of the evidence, the Academy declares that immediate action to curb greenhouse gas......read more

    Officials Pressure BP Over Spill

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    Frustration mounts as oil continues to coat Gulf Coast.

    More than a month after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sunk, triggering a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration dispatched top officials to the region and scolded BP for failing to contain the damage. “I am angry and I am frustrated that BP has been unable to stop this well from leaking and to stop the pollution from spreading,” said Secretary of......read more

    Notes from the Spill

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    BP meets snags with cut and cap procedure, Obama "furious" with lack of progress.

    In the latest bid to curtail the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP initiated a "cut and cap" procedure Thursday. But the cut was jagged, and as of Thursday night, robotic submarines were wrestling to place a cap on the gushing well beneath the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama told Larry King he was "furious" about the situation, saying that BP hasn't moved fast enough......read more

    The Oil Spill: How to Help

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    How you can provide assistance in the Gulf Coast.

    With news from the Gulf seemingly getting worse every day, people everywhere are wondering what they can do to help. What not to do: fly to the Gulf, go to the beach and start scrubbing birds -- that can hurt the birds and yourself. Let trained experts handle that stuff and get involved in one of these ways: GOOD suggests sending in water samples from areas affected by the spill for testing.......read more

    And Here's To You Bill Maher

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    BP and Obama's Big Opportunity

    When entertainment and environmental politics collide so beautifully, as they often do on Real Time, SHFT needs to share. Nobody does it better than Mr. Bill Maher. Not only does he take the piss out of the boneheads at BP who are "trying" to curtail this messs, but he frequently lands on answers that need to be seriously considered. Van Jones has been talking about the green economy......read more

    The Evolving Lightbulb

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    The switch to efficient lighting will have a significant impact on emissions – and climate change.

    Light bulbs have been around since the days of Thomas Edison, but they're not the same old bulbs anymore. Technology is improving rapidly, and with that progress comes new levels of efficiency and sustainability. In his new book 'Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,' author Lester Brown explains that one of the easiest and quickest ways that we can reduce electricity use......read more

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