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Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity

President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to originate from the White House. This is Obama’s moonshot for Earth.

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Alissa Walker

February 9th

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The LA Gas Leak Could Be Plugged as Soon as This Week

Under the most optimistic scenario, the catastrophic gas leak at Porter Ranch might be plugged by the end of this week, according to a recent announcement by a California state official. However, other state officials and the SoCalGas company warn it could take until the end of the month.

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Maddie Stone

February 8th

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World’s Biggest Wind Farm To Be Built Off the Coast of the UK

The US may make big turbines , but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world’s biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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Obama Pledges To Double Spending On Renewable Energy Research By 2020

President Obama will be sending his budget to Congress this coming week, and in it, he’s announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.

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Andrew Liptak

February 7th

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New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Is Leaking, But You Shouldn’t Freak Out

Buchanan New York’s Indian Point Energy Center, a three-unit reactor power plant, reported yesterday afternoon that radioactive tritium has been detected in groundwater testing wells near the facility.

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Andrew Liptak

February 7th

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New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Is Leaking, But You Shouldn’t Freak Out

Buchanan New York’s Indian Point Energy Center, a three-unit reactor power plant, reported yesterday afternoon that radioactive tritium has been detected in groundwater testing wells near the facility.

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Andrew Liptak

February 7th

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Morocco Switches on First Phase of the World’s Largest Solar Plant

Yesterday, Morocco switched on the first section of its new Ouarzazate solar power plant. The new installation already creates 160 megawatts of power and is expected to grow to cover 6,000 acres by 2018—making it the largest in the world.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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Obama Wants to Tax Oil Companies and Give the Money to Green Transportation Projects

Oil is at its lowest price in decades which has many people worrying about what burning that cheap oil will do to an already crippled planet. Now President Obama is proposing something pretty ambitious: Taxing oil companies to pay for cleaner transportation infrastructure.

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Alissa Walker

February 4th

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New Balloon-Like Material Could Make Smart Windows Affordable

The good minds at MIT have used a rubber-like polymer to predict how much light gets transmitted through a material, depending on its thinness and stretchiness. The material could lead to windows that automatically adjust the amount of light that’s let in.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 22nd

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A US federal court ruled today that it will not allow a movement by 27 states to block Obama’s Clean

A US federal court ruled today that it will not allow a movement by 27 states to block Obama’s Clean Power Plan , which will wean the country off coal-fired plants. Good news for Obama. And Earth. [Reuters]

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Alissa Walker

January 22nd

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