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Wind energy yields major environmental and public health benefits for Colorado

Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars. Between 2000 and 2011, production of electricity from wind energy in Colorado grew from zero to 4.7 million megawatt-hours (MWh), and is now producing nearly 10 percent of the state's electricity.

Nov 1st, 2012

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The energy of stunt kites

It may seem as though the German plains are all but tapped out when it comes to wind energy production. To refute this theory researchers are sending stunt kites into the skies to harness the wind and convert the kinetic energy generated into electricity.

Oct 31st, 2012

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New study to examine ecological tipping points in hopes of preventing them

A new project of scientists at UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and partners aims to synthesize existing research on tipping points in marine ecosystems and conduct case studies to devise a set of early warning indicators and management tools that may help to predict, even prevent, threatened systems from falling off the precipice.

Oct 30th, 2012

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Paper waste could be the solution to oil spills

Researchers from the Technological, Environmental and Logistics Centre (TEC Ltd) in Slovenia have successfully transformed waste from paper mills into a product that can effectively soak up fuel from leaks or oil from spills.

Oct 24th, 2012

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Lower costs thanks to smart plugs (w/video)

Residents of a new eco-development on the coast can better control and understand their energy usage, thanks to a system that allows outlets to communicate with each other through the power grid.

Oct 22nd, 2012

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Solar power is contagious

People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbors have one, according to a Yale and New York University study.

Oct 19th, 2012

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