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[1THING] Blog: Archive for the ‘National Geographic’ Category

[ Why Your Fridge Pollutes and How It’s Changing ]

The U.S. and other countries take steps to make new refrigerators and air conditioners less harmful to the planet.

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[ How Geothermal Could Cleanly Power the Planet: Indonesia’s Tale ]

The Earth’s heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it’s barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.

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[ How Volcanoes Could Help Power the Planet—But Barely Do ]

The Earth’s heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it’s barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.

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[ Corn for Home Heat: A Green Idea That Never Quite Popped ]

Some enterprising Americans burn kernels to keep warm in winter, but there’s a reason the green heating concept hasn’t taken off.

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[ Two Reasons Why Obama’s Keystone Veto Won’t Decide Pipeline ]

The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline gets new twists with potential problems in Nebraska and South Dakota.

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[ Ready, Set, Power Up—Can the U.S. Win the Race to Create a Superbattery? ]

The holy grail of batteries is one powerful enough to run an electric car 300 miles on one charge. A new book talks about the global race to do so.

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[ Tweaking Bacteria, Scientists Turn Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel ]

Harvard researchers use bacteria to boost Daniel Nocera’s invention.

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[ What Obama’s Drilling Bans Mean for Alaska and the Arctic ]

As the President opened the Atlantic to oil drilling, he closed a bit of the Arctic. How much difference does it make?

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[ Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable? ]

Almost all the water we drink comes from the one percent of the world’s water that’s unfrozen and fresh. But more nations and companies are working to use renewable energy to unleash drinkable water from the world’s oceans.

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[ Cleanup of Yellowstone’s Icy Oil Spill Offers Cautionary Tales ]

The Yellowstone River’s oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades.

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