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Cray's Jaguar supercomputer upgraded with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, renamed Titan

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Cray's Jaguar (or XK7) supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been loaded up with the first shipping NVIDIA Telsa K20 GPUs and renamed Titan. Loaded with 18,688 of the Kepler-based K20s, Titan's peak performance is more than 20 petaflops. Sure, the machine has an equal number of 16-core...
Cray's Jaguar supercomputer upgraded with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, renamed Titan

Is the Colorado Wildfire the Future Norm?

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The Colorado fires feature "a lot of the characteristics we would expect under climate change," according to climate scientists....
Is the Colorado Wildfire the Future Norm?

We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

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We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing

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Carter Bales, the co-founder and Chairman of private equity firm NewWorld Capital Group, is driven by dire pessimism and over-whelming optimism that converge through his livelihood: environmental investing. While he’s pessimistic about the direction of the planet when it comes to climate change, a pending resource crisis and decaying infrastructure,...
The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing
GE's industrial internet is really (mostly) about energy efficiency

Cray to deliver ‘Cascade’ supercomputer to Department of Energy in $40M deal

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Seattle supercomputer maker Cray announced today that it has won a $40 million contract to deliver its next-generation supercomputer, code-named “Cascade” along with its Sonexion storage system, to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The supercomputer will be used for detailed analysis in the fields of climate modeling,...
Cray to deliver ‘Cascade’ supercomputer to Department of Energy in $40M deal
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli
Do you love kale chips and granola? Crowdfunding startup CircleUp helps put them on shelves
Putting the breaks on climate change with... diamonds?
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs

Why it's critical we cover so-called "controversial" science

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Shirt design by WearScience Ars Technica has never been afraid to cover so-called "controversial" issues in science and culture. Here is why we routinely cover them—and why we reject calls for us to be silent on such issues. I put "controversial" in quotes for a reason. Many of the...
Why it's critical we cover so-called "controversial" science

President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

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President Barack Obama urged Congress to adopt market-based solutions to fight climate change in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, and asked Congress to consider options like the clean energy and climate bill that John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on a few years ago. But the...
President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

Take a Bite out of Climate Change (a project of the Small Planet Institute)

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Take a Bite out of Climate Change (a project of the Small Planet Institute)

RT @RayBeckerman: "Famine Marriages" Just One Byproduct of Climate Change http://bit.ly/9P3mg4 [tragedy is a multi-layered thing]

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RT @RayBeckerman: "Famine Marriages" Just One Byproduct of Climate Change http://bit.ly/9P3mg4 [tragedy is a multi-layered thing]

Will Sandy Change How We Talk About Climate Change?

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The outlook is not good....
Will Sandy Change How We Talk About Climate Change?
Taking your business solar? Here’s how to maximize your branding impact

Asia’s air pollution ‘circles the world for years’: report

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WASHINGTON — Pollution from Asia's booming economies rises into the stratosphere during the monsoon season then circles the world for years, according to a report out Thursday.A study by the Boulder, Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said the strong air circulation patterns linked to Asia's monsoon rainy season...
Asia’s air pollution ‘circles the world for years’: report

Climate Change Opportunities and Threats in Microfinance (Part 1 of 2)

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Climate Change Opportunities and Threats in Microfinance (Part 1 of 2)

The president's big greenwash

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Perhaps the Obama administration has the set the bar for green success too low. Anything that does not implode or burst into flames qualifies as a success. By Sunil Sharan, contributor FORTUNE -- The United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has warned that a Republican win in the U.S. presidential...
The president's big greenwash

Google Launches “Solve For X” Website, The New Home For Its Global Innovations Conference

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Google today launched a somewhat mysterious website called “Solve for X,” which will now be the official homepage for a conference by the same name. Solve for X, according to the description provided, seems similar in format to the series of conferences from TED, but with more of a scientific...
Google Launches “Solve For X” Website, The New Home For Its Global Innovations Conference

Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world's first solar-powered nation

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The planet is in rough shape. A new report from the Renewable Energy Industry Institute found that total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world's first solar-powered nation

Climate change or not, weather hurt tech

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Scientists expect that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and last fall's flooding in Thailand fit the definition of extreme....
Climate change or not, weather hurt tech

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Climate Change's O.J. Simpson Moment | TomDispatch

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Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Climate Change's O.J. Simpson Moment | TomDispatch

The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

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The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is more detailed than ever before, and through the USDA's website, users can click to county-by-county higher-resolution maps. Image from USDA.gov. Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season! This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?
New computing institute on UW campus will focus on big data problems

Green waste schemes – are they important?

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Join us from midday to discuss waste, recycling and why getting it right is important for everyone. Post your questions and comments nowIncinerators, air pollution, weekly waste collections and recycling bags, bins and boxes – there's more to green waste than first meets the eye.Waste disposal is one of the...
Green waste schemes – are they important?

The Article That Predicted the New York Subway Storm Surge Problem

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Sandy may flood New York's transportation system. Meet the Columbia risk researcher who told us this could happen last month.If you would like to see the definition of prescience, take a look at this New York Times article from September by Mireya Navarro. She quotes Columbia's Klaus Jacob essentially predicting...
The Article That Predicted the New York Subway Storm Surge Problem

LEGO Steampunk City Is Mad Max On Rainbows And Acid [Sculpture]

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Who says the end of civilization has to be totally drab? Dave DeGobbi's massive eco-punk crawler city brightens up the post-apocalypse, looking like a Mardi Gras float designed by Master Blaster himself. Degobbi's epic LEGO sculpture isn't just some pretty colossus - it has a history, too. Here's DeGobbi's description...
LEGO Steampunk City Is Mad Max On Rainbows And Acid [Sculpture]

York to roll-out the UK's first network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars

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York is to become the first city in the United Kingdom with a network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars. The fueling stations will be installed in numerous car parks and ‘park and ride’ sites, and join the 12 charging points already spread out across the city. Electric cars...
York to roll-out the UK's first network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

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From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change....
How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change
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