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East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

motherearth January 3, 2018 Comments Off on East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

The word “bombogenesis” is not only a potentially great name for your next band, but also a cool weather term you may have heard being thrown around by meteorologists. But what exactly is it

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Why Does Cold Weather Give You The Blues? Science Weighs In…

Why Does Cold Weather Give You The Blues? Science Weighs In…

motherearth January 2, 2018 Comments Off on Why Does Cold Weather Give You The Blues? Science Weighs In…

As we hunker down to endure the middle months of winter, it can often feel like the days are only a few hours long, the nights are so cold you can’t go outside, and

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Why Is It So Cold Right Now? Blame the Winter Dipole

Why Is It So Cold Right Now? Blame the Winter Dipole

motherearth December 30, 2017 Comments Off on Why Is It So Cold Right Now? Blame the Winter Dipole

On Thursday evening, President Trump got on Twitter to mock all the countries attempting to prevent global warming, his rational being that the U.S. is about to experience one of the coldest New Year’s Eves on record.

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Trump’s Controversial Year On Energy And Environment

Trump’s Controversial Year On Energy And Environment

motherearth December 28, 2017 Comments Off on Trump’s Controversial Year On Energy And Environment

President Trump campaigned on a platform to make American energy great again. “We’re loaded,” he said, at a 2016 campaign appearance in North Dakota, referring to fossil fuel reserves. By unleashing those reserves and slashing regulations,

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France To Ban All Oil and Gas Production by 2040

France To Ban All Oil and Gas Production by 2040

motherearth December 22, 2017 Comments Off on France To Ban All Oil and Gas Production by 2040

France’s parliament approved legislation on Dec. 19 that would ban all exploration and production of oil and natural gas within its borders and its territories by 2040. Drilling permits that are already in place

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World Bank To Stop Funding Oil, Gas Projects From 2019

World Bank To Stop Funding Oil, Gas Projects From 2019

motherearth December 13, 2017 Comments Off on World Bank To Stop Funding Oil, Gas Projects From 2019

“The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders sought to unlock more money for the shift away from Earth-warming fossil fuels. The

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General Electric Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Says It’s Because of Renewable Energy

General Electric Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Says It’s Because of Renewable Energy

motherearth December 10, 2017 Comments Off on General Electric Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Says It’s Because of Renewable Energy

The push to replace fossil fuels with cleaner and renewable sources of energy is undoubtedly an important cause for the future of our planet. But with both economic forces and environmental concerns pushing energy

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Could Beer Be The Next Fuel?

Could Beer Be The Next Fuel?

motherearth December 10, 2017 Comments Off on Could Beer Be The Next Fuel?

In the United States, gasoline is already sold as a blend with up to 10 percent ethanol, but this hardly represents a solution to fossil fuels. Not only does ethanol have a low energy

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Startup Lets Anyone Bring Solar Power to African Villages Using Bitcoin

Startup Lets Anyone Bring Solar Power to African Villages Using Bitcoin

motherearth December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Startup Lets Anyone Bring Solar Power to African Villages Using Bitcoin

What can’t you do with bitcoin? Now you can even use the blockchain-based cryptocurrency to invest in solar panels in sunny but economically impoverished areas on the other side of the world. That’s the idea behind

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This New Power Plant Will Produce Clean Energy From Cow Manure

This New Power Plant Will Produce Clean Energy From Cow Manure

motherearth December 4, 2017 Comments Off on This New Power Plant Will Produce Clean Energy From Cow Manure

Japanese automobile giant Toyota is making some exciting moves in the realm of renewable, clean energy. The company is planning to build a power plant in California that turns the methane gas produced by

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