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    Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

    Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas—and the funds they generate.  Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch. Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world ...

    Solar Roadways: A Path to Renewable Energy

    Modular solar panels will capture the sun's rays as we drive, bike, and play.One of the latest innovations in renewable energy is solar roadways, an idea conceived by Julie and Scott Brusaw. The roadways are constructed out of modular solar panels that can be installed on the ground – from ...

    Designing a Better Windmill

    Three innovative designs show you don’t need a giant turbine to harvest the wind’s energy.Windmills might be a source of renewable, clean energy, but their design limits them to rural areas with high-speed winds. Shadow-flicker and noise are common complaints of those who have lived near ...

    Global Teach-In: ”Make Change Happen”

    Ever feel like your entire life is unsustainable? Sure, you recycle, maybe even compost or bike to work. But your student loans are out of control and you’re working overtime just to pay the bills and eat organic. Health care, vacation time, and retirement savings feel like pipe dreams. One ...

    What Would It Take? Solving Climate Change

    What would it take to shape a planet on which people, other living things, and the systems that support us can sustainably coexist? For a special issue, Momentummagazine invited experts from around the world to share their thoughts on how we might craft solutions to some of earth’s toughest ...

    What Would It Take? Carbon Neutral Cities

    What would it take to shape a planet on which people, other living things, and the systems that support us can sustainably coexist? For a special issue, Momentum magazine invited experts from around the world to share their thoughts on how we might craft solutions to some of earth’s toughest ...

    What Would It Take? Sustainable Ocean Fisheries

    What would it take to shape a planet on which people, other living things, and the systems that support us can sustainably coexist? For a special issue, Momentum magazine invited experts from around the world to share their thoughts on how we might craft solutions to some of earth’s toughest ...

    Behold, the Power of Poop

    Excrement is an unexpected hero. While not a subject discussed in polite company, in both medical and environmental arenas poop is coming to the rescue. Take, for example, the positive buzz surrounding fecal transplants, which are heralded as possible cures for everything from asthma and ...

    Boulder Moves Toward Clean, Independent Energy

    Boulder, Colorado, took a landmark step toward energy independence when its voters chose to allow the city to consider dumping Xcel Energy as its power provider and creating its own municipal power utility. Triple Pundit calls the news “the start of a transition in American power” because ...

    Keystone XL Delay Is a Gift for Greens

    It’s been an uplifting several days for anyone who’s opposed to the massive Keystone XL oil pipeline, which had seemed to be rapidly steamrolling toward presidential approval. First, on Sunday, an impressively large crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 protesters showed up to encircle the White House ...

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