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Company Recalls 800,000 Baby Video Monitor Batteries

AP | Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonso...

For Energy Security, Bring a Gun to the Knife Fight

Anne Butterfield | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, "Don't just protect the grid - help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation."

A Ridiculously Easy Way To See If Your Batteries Are Duds

William Goodman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

There always comes that frustrating moment when your television remote or other electronic device runs out of power, and you need to rummage through y...

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - May 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The Writers Workbench: Rechargeable Power

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

As mobile technology expands, so too does the need to run that technology. And that can mean using a gobsmack lot of batteries, which can mean a gobsmack lot of money to replace. As a result, a lot of people turn to rechargeable batteries as an alternative.

Jobstacles - Ten Year Path To Tesla And a Job Making Electric Cars

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Joel Melero has always been into automobiles, but even he was surprised that his passion for cars led him to a career. Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/...

I Flew the Dreamliner... and I Can't Wait to Again

Billy Kolber | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

After months of grounding by the FAA, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is poised to take flight again in the next few weeks. And that's great news for those ...

NTSB: Tiny 'Fibers' May Have Played Role In 787 Battery Failure

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

SEATTLE, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether tiny fiber-like formations, known as dendrites, i...

Things That Drive Me Up The Wall

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I never cease to be amazed by some of the things I read, hear and observe. Television commercials in particular cause me to scratch my head and ponder. It boggles my mind to realize that before these are released to the public they're actually approved by an infinite number of people.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama's Green Stimulus Under Scrutiny After Battery Maker Bankruptcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green

With the second presidential debate just hours away, a bankruptcy announced Tuesday by a company that received federal stimulus funding under Presiden...

Obama-Backed Battery Maker Flops

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business

DETROIT — Short of cash and hurting from weak sales of electric cars, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday...

Storage, Not Generation, Is the Challenge to Renewable Energy

XPRIZE | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
XPRIZE

If you read newspapers, blogs and other popular reports on renewable energy, you are very likely hearing almost exclusively about power generation advances in solar cell or wind turbine efficiency or ways to reduce production costs.

The Right Way To Get Rid Of Old Batteries

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

If you are like me, dealing with old batteries can be difficult. It is important to find a proper way to dispose them, but even that can be difficult....

Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent To Mexico Raises Risks

New York Times | Elisabeth Rosenthal | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
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NAUCALPAN DE JUAREZ, Mexico -- The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are increasingly being sent to Mexico, where their lead is often ex...

Gerry Smith

Apple Laptop Flaw Found In Unlikely Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.21.2011 | Technology

A security researcher claims to have found a new security flaw in Apple laptops that could allow hackers to ruin laptop batteries, infect them with ma...

The Other CES: Why Community Storage Is a Good Idea

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

As the clean energy standard idea proposed by President Obama in his State of the Union address works its way through Congress, another CES is also generating buzz in the clean energy world.

Texas Battery Is Biggest In U.S.: State Pursuing Energy Storage Technology

The New York Times | KATE GALBRAITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This $25 million contraption is the largest battery system in the United States -- locals have dubbed it Bob, for Big Ole Battery. It began operating ...

After Deadly Crash, Pilots Take On Big Business Lobbyists Over Battery Safety

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Safety advocates have warned for more than a decade that someday an air shipment of lithium batteries like those used in cameras, c...

Shaping America's Clean Energy Future

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Yesterday, I was proud to take part in the grand opening celebration for A123 Systems' 291,000 square foot lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in Livonia, Michigan.

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Obama promotes clean energy at Michigan battery plant

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

With our shores covered in oil and Congress debating a climate bill, it's time for President Obama to pull out all the stops and start promoting a cle...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.