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nydailynews.com — New York wants to be Clean City, USA. The city is deepening its investment in clean technology innovation with the launch of a 10,000-square-foot incubator in downtown Brooklyn, at 15 MetroTech, city officials told the Daily News. A partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corp.
news.cnet.com — The company has been rumored to be working on technology that will allow drivers to easily change out batteries. Those rumors were apparently true. (Credit: Tesla) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised a swappable-battery demo at a company event on June 20 event.
100r.org — By Clare Howard 100Reporters and Environmental Health News To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal advisory panel, looking into the personal life of a judge and commissioning a psychological profile of a leading scientist critical of atrazine.
whistleblower.org — On April 19, 2013, GAP released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government's widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
newscientist.com — CHINA may soon breathe a little easier. The nation's State Council has announced strict measures to cut the amount of air pollution chucked out by industry by nearly a third by the end of 2017. It's a big move, but it's only the first salvo of a lengthy battle.
renewableenergyworld.com — As SunPower prepares to install its 10,000th residential system, the company says that it anticipates that solar will be on 20 percent of all new homes built in California this year. That’s based on recent trends, like the doubling of solar on new homes between 2011 and 2012, renewed effor
huffingtonpost.com — CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. "This new law will unlock the potential for thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois and ensure that our environment is protected," Quinn said in a news release announcing his widely expected signature on the bill that he pushed for and that the Legislature passed overwhelmingly a few weeks ago.
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