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Gulf oil spill trial’s 2nd phase to last 16 days, judge says – NOLA.com


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Gulf oil spill trial's 2nd phase to last 16 days, judge says
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A federal judge says he expects the second phase of a trial over BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to last 16 days. An order issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said the second phase will be tried in two parts. The first part
Judge: Phase 2 of oil spill trial should take 16 daysSunHerald.com
2nd phase of Gulf oil spill trial to last 16 daysMyFoxOrlando.com

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Antarctica penguins thrived during cold spell — that’s different – NBCNews.com (blog)


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Antarctica penguins thrived during cold spell — that's different
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Penguin populations in the Ross Sea of Antarctica spiked during the short cold period called the Little Ice Age, which occurred between A.D.1500 and 1800, new research shows. The results run contrary to previous studies that found increases in
Penguin poop shows colonies thrived in Antarctica Little Ice AgeLos Angeles Times
Taking the Kids: Reaching out and touching a penguin at Sea World OrlandoChicago Tribune

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Portland Taxi Service To Use Tesla Model S


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by Christopher DeMorro

On one hand, most electric cars are unlikely candidates for taxi service, with their limited driving range and long recharge times. On the other hand, the Tesla Model S is unlike any other electric car on the market, and it may be very well suited for livery work. Portland, Oregon-based Tesla Trips is set to find out thanks to their newly-granted livery license.

Tesla Trips got its start offering chauffeured wine, beer, and tourist tours throughout the Oregon countryside in the well-appointed Model S sedans, but they recently applied for a livery license as well. That license was granted, allowing Tesla Trips to also act as an on-call taxi service.

On paper, the Model S sounds like an excellent premium livery vehicle. The 85 kWh Model S is rated at 265 miles per charge, and the Supercharger service means a full, free charge in just an hour’s time. The Model S can also seat up to seven people, if you include the rear-jumper seats, and the long-wheelbase design gives passengers plenty of room. That has entrepreneurs from coast to coast looking to launch their own Tesla fleet service.

Companies in California have also started using the Tesla Model S, albeit in limited numbers, to provide livery service to the locals.

Source: Green Car Reports

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Former speaker Bense to oversee oil spill trust fund – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Former speaker Bense to oversee oil spill trust fund
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Senate President Don Gaetz insisted on setting up a trust fund to ensure that any proceeds Florida receives from lawsuits or settlements related to the BP oil spill goes to affected counties. Today, he announced that former House Speaker Allan Bense
Australia Exposes Health Catastrophe of BP Oil SpillRing of Fire

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Penguins Thrived in Antarctica During Little Ice Age – Yahoo! News


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Penguins Thrived in Antarctica During Little Ice Age
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Penguin populations in the Ross Sea of Antarctica spiked during the short cold period called the Little Ice Age, which occurred between A.D.1500 and 1800, new research shows. The results run contrary to previous studies that found increases in
Penguin poop shows colonies thrived in Antarctica Little Ice AgeLos Angeles Times

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The Truth About Solar (VIDEO)


Bloomberg TV has published a new video on various solar energy facts. Quite good. Though, I think it’s a little fast for most people to get the numbers (but maybe I’m wrong) and the “maximum lifespan” figure for solar photovoltaic cells is certainly off. We’ve already got solar panels in the field well over 30 years old that are operating to factory specs. We don’t really have a definitive sense yet for “normal lifespan” for in-the-field solar cells that are being produced and sold today, of course, but the maximum lifespan is certainly well over 30 years. (Correct me if I’m missing some important caveat here.)

Also, if I were to create the video, I’d of course point out the tremendous amount of money that many people can save going solar, solar’s awesome return on investment, how much cheaper it is than new coal or new nuclear, and more on solar power’s tremendous potential.

Otherwise, though, it’s quite a good video pointing out how much has changed in the solar industry within the past few years… and how much potential there is for the future. Check it out below the screenshot, for which I’d give Michael Graham Richard of TreeHugger a big hat tip:

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Here’s the full video:

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