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Solar Impulse completes epic flight to Hawaii

From the BBC: Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. 148 more words


Solar investment grew 63% in Vermont

From Today’s Energy Solutions: 70MW of solar energy installed in Vermont – enough to power 7,000 homes – ranks the state 22 in the country. 141 more words


Renewables provide 75% of new US generating capacity

From Today’s Energy Solutions: Wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower combined provided 75.43% of the 1,229MW of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. 27 more words


Students lead research into emerging aquaponics industry

In Minnesota, an emerging industry is starting to capture the attention of crop growers, fish processors, distributors, restaurants and many others. Aquaponics — a year-round way to grow aquatic animals and plants in the same system — lets growers produce food locally and sustainably, and it’s on the rise. 984 more words



Today you hear the word ‘biodiversity’ splashed across the board, from news stories to environmental advocacy campaigns. Well, meet the man who coined the concept, E.O.Wilson,  American biologist, researcher,theorist, author of 31 books,  ‘father of sociobiology’, and the world’s leading expert on ants…just to name a few of his titles on Wikipedia! 93 more words

Crappy Day Parade

Some days, you have a shit day.

Like really, just a Goddamn, pain-in-the-butt, nothing’s-going-right Shit day!

Maybe those days are few and far between (you lucky dog, you), maybe they happen ever so often that’s your new normal. 408 more words