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Photos from Iceland

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Stunning images of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Boston.com's The Big Picture assembled a collection of astonishing images from Iceland's volcanic eruption last weekend. We collected a few highlights. Photo credits, left to right: 1. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti2. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson3. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images4. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images5. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti6. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images7. AP Photo/Arnar......read more

Leaked Document Exposes Obama's Climate Strategy

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Confidential memo outlines key messages the Obama administration wants to convey at UN climate talks in Mexico in November.

The Guardian has published the text a leaked document revealing the US government's increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks. The document was left on a European hotel computer and passed to the British newspaper. The text unveils the Obama's administration's hardline, "take it or leave it" approach to the agreement, signaling that the US intends......read more

The Case for Cap and Trade

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How to tackle climate change — and what it means for the economy.

The cover story of this week's New York Times Magazine is a piece by Paul Krugman on the economics of climate change. In it, the Nobel Prize-winning economist makes a compelling case for the use of market-based tools to limit greenhouse emissions. Crucially, Krugman addresses the economic effects of installing a cap and trade model, presenting a persuasive argument against the idea that......read more

Low Cost Solar Paint?

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NextGen solar’s nanoscale solar paint to provide cheap and efficient solar power.

For all the excitement over low cost solar power, much of it is still in the development stage backed by government resources and has yet to prove that it can compete on the market with cheap fossil fuels. However some private investors are starting to bet on low cost solar in a big way. Among them is tech specialist Len Batterson, whose startup NextGen Solar is kicking into gear. NextGen......read more

Energy Matters

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A new report from the World Economic Forum touts the environmental, security, and economic benefits of energy efficiency.

It’s rare that a 60-page policy paper makes for riveting reading. But a new report, The World Economic Forum’s Energy Vision Update 2010, does exactly that. Bringing together dozens of top thinkers from both the public and private sectors to address the issue of energy efficiency, the overall message is a hopeful one: small changes to the way we use energy can be a fast and affordable means......read more

Can Desalination Solve World Water Woes?

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New technologies offer promise for expensive process of making saltwater fresh.

"Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."- Samuel Coldridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 There may be plenty of water on our blue planet, but the vast majority (almost 98%) is unfit for human use. Today, an estimated three hundred million people now meet their water needs with water that is too salty to drink. And the situation isn't getting any better.......read more

YikeBike

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Innovative new e-bike is a futuristic reconsideration of early bike design.

If the founders of YikeBike have their way, the future of personal urban transportation will evoke memories of the 19th century. Known in e-bike circles as a "mini-farthing," the penny farthing-inspired design features a large front wheel, small rear wheel, and mustache handlebars. Unveiled recently at the Eurobike conference, the carbon-fiber, battery-powered YikeBike is both super......read more

LA Gives Rewards for Recycling

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New RecycleBank program will reward green Angelenos.

The city of L.A. unveiled a pilot program Tuesday to encourage more recycling of beer bottles, old newspapers, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables. Called RecycleBank, the program gives points to individuals who recycle, worth as much as $400 per year per blue bin. Angelenos already reduce, reuse or recycle about 65% of their waste -- the highest rate of the country’s 10 largest cities.......read more

10 Best Songs About Bicycles

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A mixtape honoring our favorite form of transport.

Cycling and music are two things we couldn't live without. The others being eating and sleeping. So we're extra hyped that our friends at Flavorwire put together this mixtape of songs about biking, featuring two-wheeled anthems from Pink Floyd, TV On The Radio, Kraftwerk, and more. (But hey, where's "My White Bicycle" by Tomorrow? Classic bike-adelic rock!) Photo via The......read more

Greener Gadgets Winners Announced

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First place goes to local food-promoting smartphone app.

The results of this year's Greener Gadgets design competition were announced Friday in New York. And while according to Treehugger neither the judges nor the audience were roundly impressed with the entries, there were some pretty cool ideas on the shortlist. The defining concept of the conference was that we need is not more stuff, but innovations that make stuff we already have help us......read more

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