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Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:23 PM PDT
Germany Cuts Solar Aid to Curb Prices, Panel Installations BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Tony Czuczka on March 29, 2012 Germany's parliament approved record cuts in aid for solar power, aiming to reduce the annual pace of installations by half in the world's biggest market for the industry.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:20 PM PDT
Solar Power reports record Q4 after landing large-scale projects Sacramento Business Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎ Solar Power Inc. of Roseville has announced record fourth quarter and year-end financial results, having landed a number of large-scale solar projects. Solar Power, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Year 2011 Financial ResultsMarketWatch (press release) Solar Power
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:18 PM PDT
Solar power plant to be built in Mexico Power Engineering Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎ SolFocus Inc., Mexican land and real estate developer Grupo Musa and US-based energy developer Synergy Technologies LLC on March 29 said they are building a 450 MW solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico. The project will be built in ... SolFocus to help Mexico build 1st big solar
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:11 PM PDT
Poverty, Homelessness a Global Epidemic - ‎Mar 25, 2012‎ By Martha Herrera Poverty is a worldwide epidemic that affects more than 3 billion people. People all around the world are struggling, not just with being able to pay off their debts, but also struggling to pay for their children's education, ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:07 PM PDT
Jim Yong Kim: 'We Can Eradicate Global Poverty In Our Lifetimes' Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ In a subtle rejoinder to his critics, the US nominee for president of the World Bank says that economic growth can help alleviate poverty. "Economic growth is vital to generate resources for investment in health, education and public goods," writes Jim ... WORLD BANK PRESIDENT NOMINEE KIM:
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:04 AM PDT
Turning (More) Cow Poop Into Power EarthFix - ‎5 hours ago‎ Handling that manure properly is a major expense for dairy farmers, and can result in air and water pollution. Methane digesters that turn the poop into power can also help improve da credit: Cassandra Profita On top of Farm Power Tillamook's methane ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:03 AM PDT
'Absolute Black' Solar Panels Absorb Almost All Sunlight ABC News (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎ Solar panels are an environmentalist's dream - limitless electricity from the sun with no air pollution or carbon dioxide emissions - but they've had a hard time competing with coal, natural gas, oil and other sources of energy. Can that change?
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:50 AM PDT
US carbon emission limit to speed up end of coal age REVE - ‎19 hours ago‎ said Lester Brown, "106 of them are now scheduled to close this year, next year." Actually, even if gas prices spike in future, the proposed rule would still ensure a cut in the nation's carbon output, analysts here said. US sets up first carbon emission limits for power plantsBusinessGhana
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:21 AM PDT
Readers response: will Rio+20 make a difference to sustainable development? The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎ "When I look ahead at Rio and beyond, it seems to me that our scarcest resource is time", says Lester Brown, president at the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:18 AM PDT
Food, not war, is the biggest threat to world security, argues Lester Brown Scientific American (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Fred Guterl | March 29, 2012 | Even as Iran's nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the middle east, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Diverse Praise for EPA's Carbon Pollution StandardNatural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:30 AM PDT
A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate ChangeHuffington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎"My climate epiphany wasn't overnight, and it had nothing to do with Al Gore." I'm going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real. I'm a moderate Republican, fiscally conservative; ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:05 AM PDT
Climate change to inflict major crises, panel saysSan Francisco Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎The 594-page report blames the scale of recent and future disasters on a combination of man-made climate change, population shifts and poverty.Climate change to drive weather disastersMother Nature NetworkClimate change report: time to start preparing for the worstChristian Science Monitor
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:01 AM PDT
Obama: Oil companies 'hitting the American people twice'Politico - ‎31 minutes ago‎President Barack Obama Thursday repeated his plea for lawmakers to repeal billions in annual incentives for big oil companies ahead of a doomed Senate vote on the matter.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Obama Power-Plant Rule Signals Demise of 'Old King Coal'BusinessWeek - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎By Mark Drajem on March 28, 2012 President Barack Obama's proposed carbon-dioxide rules for power plants effectively prohibit new coal power plants, buttressing a shift away from a power source that fueled the Industrial Revolution to cheap natural gas ...A small step forward for EarthMiamiHerald.comA Big Step
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:59 AM PDT
Obama: Americans getting hit twice over gas prices — at the pump and with tax ...Washington Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎President Obama struck an explicitly populist tone Thursday in calling for an end to federal subsidies for the petroleum industry, arguing that members of Congress can "stand with big oil companies, or they can stand with the American people.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:38 AM PDT
CDC: Autism is more common than previously thoughtUSA TODAY - ‎6 minutes ago‎By Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY Autism rates continue to skyrocket, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released new figures today, showing a 23% increase from 2006 to 2008.
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