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Best of TreeHugger: High Flying Wind Turbines, the Huge Spike in E-Waste, and the Ugliest Hybrid of them All

This week in TreeHugger: A look at the most promising high altitude wind power projects bent on tapping into the jet stream. Also, the massive spike in e-waste left by the switch to digital TV, and America picks the ugliest car of the last 50 years. And it’s a hybrid.

America has spoken. The ugliest car of the past 50 years is . . . 

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These 5 promising, high flying wind projects seek to tap into the jet stream. A hypermiling plane got better gas mileage than most cars do. And the design for this new ‘flapping’ wind turbine was inspired in bumble bee wings

NASA found a better used for two unmanned warplanes that were just lying around the ol’ hangar–they turned them into environmental scouts.

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The switch to digital TVs caused a 70% rise in e-waste.

Much was made of the news that Warren Buffet bought $44 billion worth of railroad–but was he tacitly betting on big coal by doing so?

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The Chinese Disneyland was finally approved to begin construction in Shanghai–but it’s going to displace 5,000 impoverished farmers in the process.

Want to know how to get killed on a bike? These illustrated statistics show the most deadly maneuvers that cars can make to imperil bicyclists.  

What’s more important: fighting crime or tackling climate change? This poll yields some surprising results.

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