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In Germany, Rooftop & Community Solar is Powering the Country (& Creating Thousands of Jobs)

  Renewable energy (and especially solar) policies of the last decade or so have turned cloudy, northerly Germany into a country rich in solar power… literally. Millions of individuals benefit from rooftop solar and community-owned solar. Solar is bringing down the price of electricity in some situations. And all of this is creating a hefty

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Cheap Solar Energy Threatening Fossil Fuel & Nuclear Lobby in Germany

  Yep, times have changed. Aggressive renewable energy (especially solar) policies have made rooftop solar power more competitive than fossil fuels or nuclear energy in Germany. And that has the fossil fuel and nuclear industry pulling all the strings they can to try to kill this democratized electricity revolution in Deutschland. [repostus hash=515137636ca1caa273dbc6674e6767bf title=German%20Solar%3A%20Mission%20Too%20Well%20Accomplished%2C%20from%20Perspective%20of%20Fossil%2FNuclear%20Lobby%20(Reader%20Comment) host=Clean%20Technica

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Canada Doesn't Believe Canada's Own Tar Sands Spin

  Of course they don’t. Who would? But you know they’re doing everything they can to keep that a secret, given their recent withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol (because of the tar sands, no doubt). “In public, Canada’s environment minister says tar sands are “sustainable”, in private the government says there is no “credible scientific information”

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Skip The Gifts

  Wish you could do more for the world? Tired of receiving presents that you have no need for and just add to our world’s growing piles of waste? Encourage your friends and family to skip the gifts (or return them if it’s too late for that) and donate to a charity of your choosing.

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80 Taiwan Environmentalists Protest Outside Nuclear Power Plant

  Nuclear power isn’t popular anywhere (well, except in nuclear industry board rooms, I guess). And it is something that gets people motivated enough to physically protest. The latest such protest seems to have been in Taiwan. “About eighty environmental activists protested outside the fourth nuclear plant in New Taipei City Tuesday as a safety

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APP is Clearing Tropical Forests Designated as Tiger Sanctuaries, Despite What It Says

  A recent report exposed that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) was greenwashing its clear cutting of tropical forests that act as tiger sanctuaries. It denied that was the case, but more evidence has popped up. “A document released today by WWF and partners confirms that a supplier to paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper

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Animal Rights Activists Now Considered Terrorists — Filing Lawsuit to Get Their 1st Amendment Rights Back

  Animal rights activists have been threatened by a new law, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), that seems to violate our 1st Amendment rights (allowing the government to give protesters the label “terrorist”). Now, they are fighting back. A group of activists have filed a federal lawsuit opposed to the act. “Plaintiffs Sarahjane Blum

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Climate Deniers — to the Moon! (New Solution to Stop Global Warming)

  If only it were a viable solution. The idea did come up at a round-table global warming discussion in California last week, though. More from Mark Hertsgaard over on Grist: The proposal came yesterday during a freewheeling panel discussion among California Gov. Jerry Brown, Virgin Group Chair Sir Richard Branson, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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$10 Billion — Cost of U.S. Floods in 2011 Related to Global Warming

  No, no single weather event can be definitively linked to global warming, statistically. But everyone knows what global warming has been predicted to cause, and everyone can see it’s happening. More from Think Progress: CoreLogic “estimates flood losses in the U.S. this year at approximately $10.67 billion, based on various flooding and storm events recorded

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Invasive Biomedical Research on Chimps Not Needed

  Invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees is “largely unnecessary”, according to a new landmark report by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. So, let’s stop doing it! “Nearly 1,000 chimpanzees remain in six U.S. laboratories, with about 500 of them owned by the federal government,” the Humane Society notes. “The cost to federal taxpayers is

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