ASTRO BOB How did Mars get so cold and dry? MAVEN may tell us
At 12:28 p.m. CST today NASA's MAVEN spacecraft successfully lifted off on a 10-month journey to Mars. Next September it will enter orbit and study the planet's atmosphere over the course of at leas... Posted on 11/18/13 at 12:01 PM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Add Home Curb Appeal with Pennies on the Dollar
When it comes to the exterior of your home, you never want to be that neighbor that has let their property go downhill. It does not have to cost you a fortune to improve your homes exterior. It real... Posted on 6/20/13 at 11:44 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ... Posted on 5/11/13 at 10:15 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND purchases solar compactor
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, UND has purchased a BigBelly solar compactor. The unit consists of two receptacles, one for recycling and the other for trash collection. Both are sol... Posted on 12/5/12 at 3:23 PM
THE STUFF OF LIFE Organic Solar Cells: How we can harness solar energy
The importance of renewable energy is growing. One area of renewable energy that has really showed promise in its efficiency is solar energy.
My name is Emily Orenstein, an undergraduate from Carroll ... Posted on 7/23/12 at 9:30 AM
The Energy Department approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1 billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona, two days before the expiration date of a program that has become a rallying cry for Republican critics of the Obama administration's green energy program.
The Treasury Department's inspector general has opened an investigation of a $528 million government loan to Solyndra Inc., the now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer once cited as a model of the Obama administration's clean energy program.
The power switch has been flipped on what will become the largest solar farm in Minnesota. The farm will cover the space of two and a-half football fields. And it's being built far from the farm fields, in fact right in downtown Minneapolis.
Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co., which makes everything from Post-Its and Scotch Tape to respirators, said today it's expanding its solar film manufacturing facility to support growing demand for flexible solar power modules.
The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity.
SunCore is a little known Irvine, Calif.-based company that’s on the cusp of shipping some potentially revolutionary technology.
SunCore’s products charge cell phones using light.
That’s “light” power and not “solar” power.
Several of the elected officials in Stearns County are stepping up and staying home in the spirit of shared sacrifice with county employees. All of the county’s 850 employees are required to take a day of unpaid leave this year to help balance the budget, but that doesn’t apply to the county’s nine elected officials.
Iranian reformers don’t need our praise. They need the one thing we could do, without firing a shot, that would truly weaken the Iranian theocrats and force them to unshackle their people.
They need us to end our addiction to the oil that funds Iran’s Islamic dictatorship.
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