New Study: Warming In Antarctica Now Looks Certain

New Study: Warming In Antartica Now Looks Certain 

 Warming that scientists have determined has occurred in West Antarctica during the last 50 years.

Antarctica is warming.  That is the conclusion of scientists analyzing half a century of temperatures on the continent, and the findings may help resolve a climate enigma at the bottom of the planet.

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Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat

Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat 

From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors and Christmas lights twinkling through a freezing drizzle. But these houses are part of a revolution in building design: There are no drafts, no cold tile floors, no snuggling under blankets until the furnace kicks in. There is, in fact, no furnace.

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New Russian Satellite To Study Side Of Sun Never Seen Before

New Russian Satellite To Study Side Of Sun Never Seen Before 

A new Russian satellite specifically constructed to observe the sun’s x-ray and gamma radiation will soon be joining two other satellites already in space. Scientists believe this latest technology will reveal a side to the sun they’ve never seen before. Read all about this innovation and this time, you can leave your sun block at home.

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China Closes The Clean-Coal Gap With The U.S.

China Closes The Clean-Coal Gap With The U.S. 

 An artist’s concept of China’s first integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant

China looks set to overtake the United States in the application of technologies to clean up coal-fired power generation, if several proposed projects come to fruition. GreenGen–a joint venture established by Chinese utilities–has broken ground on China’s first integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant and signed agreements to build two more.

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AlwaysOn Selects BioFuelBox As A GoingGreen Top 100 Winners

AlwaysOn Selects BioFuelBox As A GoingGreen Top 100 Winners

 Converting waste into ASTM quality biodiesel

BioFuelBox Corporation today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Top 100 Winners. BioFuelBox was specially selected from a list of more than 500, with nominations coming from top venture capital firms and a wide breadth of green technology insiders.

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Dubai Hotel To Offer World’s First Refrigerated Beach

Dubai Hotel To Offer World’s First Refrigerated Beach 

 The refrigerated beach will include a system of heat-absorbing pipes built under the sand and giant wind blowers

The world’s first refrigerated beach is to be built at a luxury hotel in Dubai so the filthy rich holidaymakers don’t burn their feet on the scalding hot sand.

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Eric Schmidt on Strategies and Solutions for Energy Security

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 Cutting through the energy fog

Eric Schmidt speaks at a Natural Resources Defense Council event held at Google NYC. The topic for the evening was “Partnership for the Earth: Strategies and Solutions for Energy Security. Second video after the jump.

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Scientific Blunder Raises Question About Alarm Over Global Warming

Scientific Blunder Raises Question About Alarm Over Global Warming 

 October snow in London

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

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