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Gregory Euclide: Relief Work

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Paper, found objects, and elements of nature integrated in complex landscape works

From subject matter to materials, nature informs the work of Minnesota-based artist Gregory Euclide. From his home outside of Minneapolis, Euclide makes mixed-media landscape works that incorporate paper, found objects, and natural elements. The pieces are based on his memories and experiences of the outdoors. Euclide explained his process to Paper Darts Magazine: "I think about nature and I......read more

Bono Solves Climate Change

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U2 singer hums the polluter-pays tune in New York Times op-ed piece.

Never one to withhold his opinion on how everyone should make the world a better place, Irish rocker Bono proffered ten ideas with the potential to change the world in a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times. Among them is the "equal right to pollute" idea, a controversial climate change solution which is a sort of spin on the "cap-and'trade" idea. Says the singer:......read more

Flower Power: Azuma Makoto's Botanical Sculptures

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Japanese florist creates mindblowing plant art

At age 21, aspiring musician Azuma Makato made the unlikely leap from punk rock to petunias, leaving his guitar behind to explore the creative possibilities of flower arrangement. Fast-forward fifteen-odd years, and Azuma is not only a world-renowned florist and owner of Tokyo flower shop Jardins des Fleurs, but a globe-trotting artist whose medium is plantlife. "I......read more

Texas Plant Captures, Then Reuses Carbon

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The Skyonic plant near San Antonio is expected to capture 83,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from a cement factory.

Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit. At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory next week that will make industrial chemicals. Instead of mining natural deposits of carbon found underground, the plant will capture the carbon emitted from......read more

EPA Issues Limits on Power Plant Emissions

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New standards call for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030

Kate Sheppard for the Huffington Post: The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Monday, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. The regulations are the first of their kind for the fleet of existing power plants, which currently produce 39 percent of U.S. emissions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy described the rules in further detail at a......read more

Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Clean Energy to Alaska

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Altaeros Energies looks to serve the energy needs of remote areas with its Buoyant Airbone Turbine

Ryan Grenoble for the Huffington Post: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a ... high-altitude flying wind turbine. A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is poised to break the record for the highest wind turbine ever deployed, with plans to float an electricity-generating device at an altitude of 1,000 feet above a site south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The......read more

Niccolo Bonfadini: Sentinels of the Arctic

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Frozen trees of Finnish Lapland

In the northern reaches of Scandanavia lies Lapland, a winter wonderland where the Aurora Borealis shines bright above a snow-covered landscape blanketed in forests and dotted with lakes. Italian nature photographer Niccolo Bonfadini visited Finnish Lapland and captured some of the magic of the place. Bonfadini's Sentinels of the Arctic series features frozen pine and spruce trees, bowing under......read more

Renewable Fuel From Geothermal

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Icelandic company creates methanol by capturing carbon dioxide from a geothermal power plant

In Iceland, volcanic activity powers the island nation's geothermal energy industry. Now it's also helping to create renewable fuel. Rekyavik-based Carbon Recycling International (CRI) produces liquid methanol by capturing and recycling carbon dioxide from a geothermal power plant on the the southwest part of the country. The first commercial shipment of the fuel, sold under the Vulcanol brand......read more

The Case for a Carbon Tax

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A carbon fee is the least invasive and most efficient way to reduce emissions, economist argues

Every day, we make lifestyle and consumer decisions that affect how much carbon is emitted into the atmosphere. Where we live, how we get around, and what we eat are but a few of them. These decisions, while personal, have global impact. Economists refer to the public effects of personal decisions as "externalities." How we as a society encourage people to make the right decisions (in this case,......read more

Predicting Sea Level Rise in a Warming World

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How high the oceans rise depends on the amount of carbon we emit

Predicting the effects of climate change is tricky business, and nowhere is that more evident that in the oceans. In 2011, sea levels actually declined sharply, before going up again in 2012. Despite the year-to-year wonkiness, there is scientific consensus that we are in the early stages of what is likely to be a substantial rise in sea level. But how fast it will happen--and how high they will......read more

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