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I'm With Stupid: America's Nerdiness Decline Threatens Eskimo Children

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

It's been somewhat of an interesting week for America's technology sector, which saw its reputation take some hits on the international level but may ...

Rocky Flats Dam Removal Put On Hold

KDVR | Jon Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Environmental Assessment and Public Input process has ended and the plan to remove five dams at the site of the former weapons plant know...

Time To Put The Pressure On For Small Hydro

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

There's something about smaller scale hydro power that gets the imagination going.

4 Tea Party Leaders on "Last Word": "Social Security and Medicare are NOT Socialism"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Tea Partiers ever figured out how they were being used and manipulated -- now that might cause an uprising!

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...

Is Steven Chu Gearing Up For A Big Energy Fight?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Steve Chu has a new set of advisors, the Department of Energy announced today. The twelve-member board is surprisingly old-guard for a DOE chief from ...

Secretary Chu Announces Solar Panels on White House at GreenGov Symposium (VIDEO)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

At the GreenGov Symposium, hosted by The George Washington University, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the installation of solar panels on the W...

When the Market Fails

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

The market fails at giving a timely signal to prepare for "peak oil." Given that we can't invest trillions on the basis of mere speculation, where are we going to get the data on the basis of which to prepare in time?

The Paris Motor Show

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross post from the Energy Blog. by David Sandalow At the Paris Motor Show today, electric cars are everywhere. Chevrolet is showing off the Volt,...

China Leads the Clean Economy Race

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

China is supporting its renewable energy industries so aggressively and lowering their cost of business so much, that it's likely the country is breaking World Trade Organization rules on fair play.

Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ...

OPEC At 50 Showing The Way To Rebuild America's Economy "As High As An Elephant's Eye"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why don't we learn from OPEC's success? We have a commodity easily as critical to the world's economy as oil. We have corn, we have wheat, we have soybeans -- all grain crops critical to the world's food supply.

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found...

Oil Market Manipulation has Crude Prices Sky High

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The current price of crude taken together with the country's jobless rate makes no sense at all. Clearly the price of oil has lost all ballast to the dynamic of supply and demand.

Green News Report: July 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

a href=""> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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

Conference on World Affairs 2010: The Challenge of Renewable Energy

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | SUZANNE CORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team Boulder, CO - There is a need for substantial and consistent long-term investment in R&D, in both the p...

A Republican Strategist's Approach to a Democratic Victory in 2010

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bottom line: Democrats eke out electoral victories when they hold all the cards, whereas Republicans win most despite a deck stacked against them.

Gulf Oil Disaster: And the Winner Is?...the Oil Companies!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

If the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is not put into play to balance out the distortions in oil prices resulting from the Gulf oil spill, then why do we even have it?

BP's PR Pick of Cheney Minion is a Politically Tone Deaf Media Move

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

When British Petroleum's fortunes are sinking as fast as oil continues to rise out of the puncture their rig put into the Gulf bottom, who you gonna c...

U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Gets $37.5 Million Boost

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Department of Energy announced this week the availability of $37.5 million in financing for Chinese and American researchers working on clean ener...

House Passes $84 Billion Science Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The House has passed an $84 billion bill for scientific and technological innovation, the largest of its kind to be considered this year. The Associ...

Transformative Research and the Fruit Fly

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Gentile

Whenever anyone makes fun of understanding the fruit fly, remember that they may be investigating a disease that you wish would be defeated.

Racing for Clean-Tech Jobs: Why America Needs an Energy Education Strategy

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

A growing consensus suggests that clean tech will be one of our generation's largest growth sectors. The global clean-tech market is expected to surpass $1 trillion in value within the next few years.