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  David Biello on the future of solar

Scientific American’s David Biello talks to Jeff Greenfield about Uni-Solar’s bankruptcy and what it means for the U.S. solar industry.

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change

The noted author and inventor predicts that in 20 years, we’ll be meeting all our energy needs with solar power.

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Countdown to Cancun for climate change

In the month leading up to the Cancun climate talks, the UN Environment Program looks at 30 environmental initiatives that work.

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  The Vatican goes green

The Holy See has embarked on a new mission: the fight against climate change. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI announced that Vatican City would strive to become the first carbon-neutral state. Although the Vatican’s plan to purchase carbon offset credits fell through, the sovereign city-state has harnessed the power of the sun with solar panels [...]

Friday morning roundup

United and Continental airlines prepare to merge and Colbert and Stewart are set to face-off on the national mall.

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  Green design finds a home in Dwell magazine

Dwell’s senior editor Aaron Britt speaks of a future in which green design is no longer a trend but the norm.

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  Finding a home for big solar

Many large-scale renewable energy projects are meeting unexpected opposition from environmentalists concerned about their impact on wildlife.

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  Why do we make things so complicated?

Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison, says our energy problem can be solved by simple things like sun and wind.

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