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Oh, no big deal, just a LIVE PENGUIN CAM

Discovery is airing Frozen Planet starting March 18, climate change content and all. In celebration, SeaWorld San Diego has set up a live penguin cam. Guys, I'm not totally convinced anybody's going to turn on Discovery Channel if they've got 300 live penguins to watch.

Read more: Animals

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Now you can buy a prefab IKEA house

Image by ideabox.

Oregon architecture firm ideabox is producing this prefab tiny house, which comes pre-installed with IKEA cabinets, flooring, and closets. The "activ" house is about 750 square feet and costs $86,500, and you can pick the color scheme of IKEA accoutrements that you prefer. And unlike most IKEA stuff, it doesn't come flat-packed and there's no assembly required.

Read more: Green Home

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School lunches still contain ‘pink slime’

For those among you who really miss the "pink slime" content of McDonald's hamburgers and Taco Bell's … everything, you can still get your fix of the ammonia-doused meat product, made of leftover, fatty trimmings. Where, you ask, can I find this abomination? According to The Daily, you can find it in your child's school lunch.

Read more: Food Safety

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Batteries could make power grid unnecessary in some countries

One and a half billion citizens of planet Earth aren't connected to the power grid, and if Aquion Energy has its way, they will remain so forever. But not because they will be turned into Soylent Green! If that's what you were thinking.

Aquion specializes in making large batteries, cheaply. They don’t look like much -- they live in a former TV factory outside Pittsburgh, and you'll probably never buy any of their products. To the world's poor, however, they're working on something that could make a profound difference to their quality of life, reports Kevin Bullis at Technology Review.

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A road made of crushed toilets

"Poticrete" is what Bellingham, Wash., is calling their new road material, which incorporates ground-up toilets. Clever! No doubt whichever worker bee thought up that one got an extra slice of sheet cake at the office party.

Bellingham used poticrete in its Meador Kansas Ellis Trail Project, which is the first road ever to be certified by the Greenroads Foundation:

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Why less arctic ice means more mercury in your babies

Here is a thing I definitely would not have understood without this animation.

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Critical List: Lorax tops box office; climate change worsened Texas drought

Grist is not so keen on the movie version of The Lorax, but the rest of the country is, apparently: The movie topped box offices this weekends.

In Illinois, two cars crashed into a major oil pipeline, shutting it down.

BP's going to pay $7.8 billion to settle Deepwater Horizon claims, according to a settlement announced Friday.

Science says: Climate change made the Texas drought worse than it would have been otherwise.

Read more: Uncategorized

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Philadelphia Eagles build a green stadium

The Philadelphia Eagles' helmets are already green, and by next year their stadium will match. The team is partnering with power company NRG to build one of the greenest sports arenas in the country.

Read more: Renewable Energy

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Why climate change is irrelevant to clean energy

Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at BoingBoing, has written a book, and the introduction is available free online now. Here’s the basic idea: In America at least, if we want to get anything done on clean energy, we have to divorce it from conversations about climate change.