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VIDEO: Virus Hunters: Ebola

VIDEO: Virus Hunters: Ebola

By Alana Horowitz ‘Virus Hunters’ explores some of the deadliest disease on our planet, and the medical professionals on the front lines trying to stop them. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

By Nick Wing For many lawmakers, particularly in today’s austerity-obsessed political environment, the only way to save a dollar is to not spend that dollar. But if politicians really want to reduce government spending, there are more than a few areas where funding today can […]

This Company Thinks Remote Green Energy Sources Are Looking Up -- Way, Way Up

This Company Thinks Remote Green Energy Sources Are Looking Up -- Way, Way Up

By Ryan Grenoble

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a … high-altitude flying wind turbine.

A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is poised to break the record for the highest wind turbine ever deployed, with plans to float an electricity-generating device at an altitude of 1,000 feet above a site south of Fairbanks, Alaska.

The blimp-like powerhouse, which Altaeros refers to as a Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT), aims to improve on more conventional, tower-based turbines by tapping into the stronger, more consistent winds found at higher altitudes.

As an added benefit, Altaeros’ CEO …read more

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