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INFOGRAPHIC: Which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

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After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology, and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief rise in the popularity of CFLs, the most recent technology to catch on is the LED bulb – but are they worth the additional expense? This infographic from Sunpower UK compares the three different types of bulbs and reveals which type is the best bang for your buck.

Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands

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Technology research is often about finding ways to combine two different functions into one tool or, as you might have heard it said before, kill two birds with one stone. In the Netherlands, a consortium of research facilities and energy companies is a little closer to doing just that. By combining solar energy generation with much-needed noise-reduction barriers along a busy Dutch highway, the team hopes to prove that they’ve developed an environmentally-friendly solution to two of modern life’s biggest challenges.

BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

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BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. If approved by a judge, the settlement will bring BP’s total spending over the oil spill to $53.8 billion.

Via Wall Street Journal