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Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market

We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the three-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. For cellulosic jet fuels, two gallons under the cellulosic … Continue reading

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Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep's heirs reach ripe old age

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. Dolly, cloning’s poster … Continue reading

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National Lab Supports Development of High-Heat Geothermal Drilling Technology

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Swedish firm Atlas Copco recently completed a three-year project to develop a new drilling tool that can handle the high temperatures associated with geothermal drilling. Image: Technologist Elton Wright assists as mechanical engineer Jiann Su … Continue reading

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Sustainable Women Series: Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees. Since its beginning in 2001, GRID Alternatives has installed over 24 MW of clean power, provided almost $200 … Continue reading

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Why 5 or More Hours of TV Daily Is Bad for You

Bad news for couch potatoes: Spending hours parked in front of the TV may increase the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, a new study from Japan finds. People in the study who watched TV for … Continue reading

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More Kids Consuming Pot by Accident in Colorado

The number of young kids in Colorado who accidentally consume marijuana has increased since buying the drug for recreational use became legal there in 2014, according to a new study. During 2009, before the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Juicy, Exotic, Decadent: Food Porn Is Actually Centuries Old

Chocolate cake that oozes fudge; a big, juicy burger dripping with cheese; or decadent sushi displayed oh-so-perfectly: If your social media feeds are overflowing with beautiful images of foods that make you salivate, you’re not alone. And in fact, that … Continue reading

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Cocaine & Meth Use May Erode Moral Compass: Study

People who use cocaine or methamphetamine on a regular basis may have differences in those brain regions that are involved in choosing between right and wrong, compared to people who don’t use these drugs, according to a new study of … Continue reading

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Belgian scientists make novel water-from-urine machine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries. … Continue reading

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Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change

By Zoe Tabary LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate … Continue reading

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