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Watch a River Catch on Fire Because of Fracking

Mother Nature probably never wanted to wax a song about fire and water but when fracking gets involved, all sorts of wild stuff starts happening. This footage apparently shows a

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Wind Energy Converter Inspired by Ancient Boats

(Reuters) – A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to breeze past traditional turbines in terms of efficiency, according to its Tunisian

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The $100B Prize: Why EVs are the Opportunity of the Century for Utilities

By Michael Shepard (UtilityDrive) – Electric transportation is one of the biggest strategic opportunities utilities have had in nearly a century. How big? America spends roughly equal amounts on gasoline

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Dutch Inventor Develops Low-Tech Water Harvester Artwork

(Reuters) – A solar-powered wooden fountain that condenses water from the air around it goes on display in the Netherlands. Amy Pollock reports. Art meets science in this sculpture on

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EU Lawmaker Seeks Bigger Clean Tech Fund, Targeted CO2 Permits

By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should boost its clean technology fund and adopt a more targeted approach to allocating free carbon permits to keep industry

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This Autonomous Garden Would Roll Its Way to the Perfect Plot

By Jamie Condliffe (GIZMODO) – If you lack the skills to keep plants alive, this architectural concept might appeal. Called Hortum Machina B, the sphere contains electronics that enable it to

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Syrian ‘Doomsday’ Seed Collection Recreated in Lebanon

(Reuters) – Plans are in place to safeguard the future of Syrian agriculture by recreating a seed collection stored in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which is at risk

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Bio-Bean Entrepreneur Arthur Kay Is Turning Coffee Into Fuel And Wants To Power All Of London’s Buses

By Louise Ridley (Huff Post) – “I’m the most boring person to sit next to at dinner parties,” Arthur Kay jokes about his obsession with waste. Specifically, he’s interested in

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Storing Data in a Living Plant

(Potscapes) – Long before human beings invented computers, nature found a way to store incredible amounts of data in a tiny package: DNA. Now, scientists are figuring out how to

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Asia Study Warns of Severe Water Shortages

(Reuters) – A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate

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