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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

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Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

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Basic training

A sign above the door says it all: MakerLodge. Here MIT students build things: a four-legged robot, a zoetrope, a gumball machine, an alpha particle spark detector. In fact, a group of them helped build the makerspace itself this summer. MIT's "Maker Czar" Martin Culpepper says the students, known as MakerLodge mentors, are at the core of any successful makerspace. The key, adds Culpepper, is for safety-minded and skilled students to help build not just the space, but a community. Now the students have lit up …

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MIT releases endowment figures for 2016

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) announced today that MIT's unitized pool of endowment and other MIT funds generated an investment return of 0.8 percent during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. At the end of the fiscal year, MIT's endowment funds totaled $13.16 billion, excluding pledges. MIT's endowment is intended to support current and future generations of MIT scholars with the resources needed to advance knowledge, research, and innovation. As such, endowment …

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Which Home Indoor Air Quality Monitors Are Best, And Why?

Originally published on Energy Smart Ohio. By Nate Adams We've all seen the studies: Our Indoor Air Quality is terrible! It's KILLING MILLIONS!! The problem with these studies is that if you're like me you thought; “great, another scare tactic.” Or “it's really only a problem in Asia.” Or of course, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) [&hellip Which Home Indoor Air Quality Monitors Are Best, And Why? was …

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Report: Mahindra buying majority stake in NEVS, Saab saved again?

Filed under: National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), owner of Saab, might not be dead yet, because the company is reportedly close to having a new owner with deeper pockets in near future. The declaration comes from the business's latest request to prolong its reorganization and includes the claim that NEVS has a signed letter of intent from an unnamed Asian automaker to take majority …

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Comments Close on EPA Power Plan; Now the Real Work Begins

Employees at the U.S. EPA have a lot of reading to do. By yesterday's deadline, the agency had received more than 1.6 million comments on its proposed standards to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, per its authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The "Clean Power Plan" introduced in June will set individual target emissions rates for each state …

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Abbott’s choice: Either climate science is crap, or his policies are

Tony Abbott has been 'shirt-fronted' by the two most powerful leaders in the world on the issue of climate change. Now he has a choice: throw in his lot with the climate-denying Republicans, or find some tools to meet the science. How about a carbon price and a robust renewables target?

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Mini Superleggera Vision Concept keeps us hangin’ on [w/video]

Filed under: Mini's Superleggera Vision Concept may not be a Paris Motor Show debut, but this is the first time we've seen this stunning all-electric roadster in the metal, having been first shown on the tony shores of Lake Como at