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  • Peppered Zucchini Hash Recipe – A Great Side Dish

    Shawna Coronado
    Shawna
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    It is Thanksgiving week and I am about to make your life easier with a delightful side dish recipe: Peppered Zucchini Onion Hash. Definitely a culinary masterpiece and perhaps the easiest thing you will cook this holiday. Granted, it is not a pretty dish, but WOW – it tastes absolutely delicious and is very inexpensive to make. This would go well with fish (here you see it with salmon), turkey, chicken, and would even make an interesting topping for steak. Making this dish takes less than 15 minutes – super easy and super tasty! Peppered Zucchini Hash Recipe 2 medium…
  • Net Zero Home: An Affordable Green Option for Homeowners

    Hippie Magazine
    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    There is a new competitor for certified green homes in Utah, known as Net Zero certified homes. Zero Home, the first of these eco-friendly Utah residences, is totally green, energy efficient and completely certified. What Makes Zero Home Unique? With amenities such as geothermal heating, special green-conscious insulation, special cooling and heating units, and solar technologies, many green homes are popping up all over the country. Zero Home, however, takes things just a few steps further. If you simply look at it quickly, it is difficult to see what sets Zero Home apart from all the rest.
  • What is the most efficient way to heat water?

    Green Home Guide General Feed
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    I am about to embark on a gut rehab of my house so all the plumbing will be replaced and it's an opportunity to put in an efficient system. But I am so confused by all the conflicting advice out there. What is the most efficient way to heat water in a house? Is it hybrid, tankless or standard tank? Should you have a recirculating system? Great question: For me it would be the ROI or the value beyond saving energy. I personally have the Geo Spring hybrid heat pump water heater on my green home...
  • Photo: Hooded Merganser Drake has a striking black and white fauxhawk

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    Margaret Badore
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Donald Quintana writes that this duck is in the midst of head pumping.
  • Stylish planters made from recycled trash

    Eco Friend
    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    If you have a penchant to bring some uniqueness and freshness to your garden then look at the junk lying in your store. Those numerous things that you are about to discard or throw in the trash can turn into stylish planters, which will make your garden look so unique and fresh that you will ... The post Stylish planters made from recycled trash appeared first on Eco Friend.
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  • Peppered Zucchini Hash Recipe – A Great Side Dish

    Shawna
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    It is Thanksgiving week and I am about to make your life easier with a delightful side dish recipe: Peppered Zucchini Onion Hash. Definitely a culinary masterpiece and perhaps the easiest thing you will cook this holiday. Granted, it is not a pretty dish, but WOW – it tastes absolutely delicious and is very inexpensive to make. This would go well with fish (here you see it with salmon), turkey, chicken, and would even make an interesting topping for steak. Making this dish takes less than 15 minutes – super easy and super tasty! Peppered Zucchini Hash Recipe 2 medium…
  • Vegan Recipe – Baked Butternut Squash and Onion

    Shawna Coronado
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Butternut squash. I was terrified of it for years. I mean c’mon – the shape of it alone is weird and it has GUTS. And yet as vegetables go it is one of the easiest darned things to grow in the garden, particularly if you like to cook organic. When Massel asked me to sample their bouillon and concentrated liquid stock products, I decided to get over my fear and whip up some grown-up vegetables for a Thanksgiving side dish. Massel’s bouillon and concentrated liquid stock broth are all vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and cholesterol-free broth products. They are easy-to-make…
  • Holiday Tree Light Show at Morton Arboretum

    Shawna Coronado
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Wow! I was invited to see an advance preview of the holiday tree light show at Morton Arboretum titled Illumination. It features the most amazing light show ever which is done specifically with music and LED and low wattage lights to be more environmentally friendly. Best yet, there are very little wires wrapped around the trees, so the extra kindness to the trees and plants combined with the beautiful uplighting of the bark is rather wonderful. In fact, one of my favorite parts of the show was seeing bark lit up in the dark because it is surprisingly beautiful (see right). At the preview I…
  • A Cactus Living Wall Garden

    Shawna Coronado
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    In a few short months I will be releasing a new book titled, Grow A Living Wall ~ How to Create Vertical Gardens with a Purpose: Attract Pollinators • Grow Vegetables & Herbs • Aromatherapy and more – it is currently available for pre-order and I cannot wait to share it with you! Grow a Living Wall is packed with gorgeous photos, useful living wall garden formulas and recipes, and tips on how it is easy to grow big in super small spaces. While most of the gardens in the book are examples of beneficial gardens for outdoor balconies and patios, I thought perhaps this cactus…
  • Basil Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

    Shawna
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    I suppose you are wondering why I am fixing you delicious summer cocktail in the dregs of a chilly Chicagoland fall? It’s all about the memories. You see last year I went to visit my brother-in-law in Lisbon, Portugal for Thanksgiving and THEE drink I ordered every restaurant we went to was the Caipirinha made from a sugar spirit called cachaça. With fond memories of Lisbon and all the fun we had, I think we should all have this as our Thanksgiving cocktail recipe, don’t you? This is a variation of my friend Gonçalo’s caipirinha recipe which adds a bit of basil for a…
 
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  • Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tips

    Tracy Quinn
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Tracy Quinn, Water Policy Analyst, Santa Monica, California This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that — despite the epic drought in California — we still have enough water for essential uses … like cooking up a delicious holiday feast. But as you prepare to brine that turkey (or Tofurky) and peel pounds upon pounds of potatoes, don’t forget about all the opportunities you have to celebrate this awesome holiday in a sustainable way. A house full of family and friends is a great opportunity to express your gratitude for every drop while sharing your favorite…
  • A Holiday Fracking Tale of Two Governors: Maryland vs. New York

    Kate Sinding
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City This Thanksgiving, what I am most grateful for (aside from my family, of course) is that I live in a state with a governor who has so far stood strong against the pressures from the oil and gas industry and continued to hold fracking in abeyance. New York’s Governor Cuomo has sagely maintained a de facto fracking moratorium that has been in existence since 2008, before he took office as governor. In honoring that moratorium, he has steadfastly insisted that he will let science guide the state’s ultimate policy decisions on this…
  • Crain & Crain's anti-regulatory analysis earns a C-

    Laurie Johnson
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC As part of an ongoing effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency from keeping our air and climate safe, polluters and their allies in Congress are regularly hiring consulting firms to produce junk studies predicting disastrous economic effects of such protections. The latest, by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), takes a full sweep at any and all regulations, showing a purported cost of $2 trillion per year to the economy caused by federal standards. The audacity of the report was impressive.
  • Pennsylvania's Bob Casey Voices Support for EPA's Plan To Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

    Jackson Morris
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) deserves praise for his comments in general support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.   In his formal comments supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan late last week, Senator Casey captured what’s at stake, “I strongly believe that we have a duty to preserve the environment not just so we can have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, but because this world is in our care for our children and our children’s…
  • Groups Sue Mendocino County for Illegal Contract with Wildlife Services

    Elly Pepper
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC In 2012*, California’s Mendocino County contracted with Wildlife Services — the rogue federal agency responsible for killing 4 million animals last year — to “control” their wildlife. The result? 459 animals dead in just 365 days, including coyotes, black bears, mountain lions, gray and red foxes, and numerous other species. There’s no good reason for this killing. It’s done on bequest of private livestock owners and operators…although the public pays for it. It wreaks havoc on ecosystems by…
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  • The newest benefits perk: Cheap solar power for your home

    Heather Hansman
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    So your job gives you a 401k match and free pretzels? Cool, I guess — but your employer just got one-upped by a collection of big companies: 3M, Cisco, Kimberley-Clark, and the National Geographic Society just went in on the first corporate bulk solar purchase program. Now, their employees can install solar PV on their homes for about a third less than the national average. Brokered by the World Wildlife Foundation and solar marketplace Geostellar, the Solar Community Initiative program has the potential to reach over 100,000 people. The WWF began by looking for sustainability…
  • Giving thanks for our messy food system — and for the chance to fix it

    Nathanael Johnson
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    This Thanksgiving when you sit down to eat, it might be an interesting experiment to try to thank everyone who brought you that food, if only from afar. This would include someone who sold the food (a grocer or farmer-stand worker), and the farmworkers, but also many more. Don’t forget the people who transported your food, the people at the distribution hub, the government inspectors who work to keep it safe while reigning in environmental impacts, the breeders who provide the seeds, and the nearby animal-farm owner who provides the manure for fertilizer. If you have a processed food like…
  • Have a guilt-free Thanksgiving with these tips and recipes

    Liz Core
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    You’re probably already elbows-deep in whisking your world- (or, at least, extended family-) wide famous mashed potatoes, but if you wouldn’t mind pausing (really, COOL IT with the taters), we have some Earth-friendly Thanksgiving recipes, ideas, and tips for you. That way, when the last bite of bourbon pecan pie has been swallowed, you and all your relatives can pass out on the couch to sleep the beautiful overstuffed sleep of the just (and thankful). We know, we know. The T-bird is one of the more stressful aspects of holiday meals. And you probably already have your bird…
  • Andrew Cuomo now sounds like a Republican when he talks about climate change

    Ben Adler
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) wants to run for president. He may not run in 2016 because he’s being bigfooted by a certain former senator from his own state, but everything he does is with an eye toward a national election. And Cuomo’s understanding of the national electorate is frozen in amber from the era when he came of age. He constantly worries about seeming too liberal, and defines that in rigid, outdated terms. He’s the son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, a great liberal orator , but he is running away from his father’s legacy. Andrew refuses to let New York City raise its…
  • In the ski business, there are no climate deniers

    Madeleine Thomas
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Snow sport season may be officially upon us, but don’t get too excited yet. Some of California’s most beloved ski runs are looking pretty brown, making opening days a little less celebratory and a lot more troubling for skiers and snowboarders hoping to hit the slopes across the Golden State. According to research from the University of California, Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Lab near Lake Tahoe, last year’s snow pack was the second lowest it’s been in a whopping 90 years, topping just 52 inches. While snowfall made up as much as 82 percent of the area’s annual…
 
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  • 10 Favs; 10 Years: The Evangelical Environmental Awakening, Part 1

    Scott Edward Anderson
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I've long been concerned by the exclusiveness of the environmental movement and was especially struck by the suspicions aroused in the deep greens when the Christian right started getting interested in climate change and the environment, as if the environment was an exclusive club of left-leaning liberals. It's one of the reasons I agreed to go on Fox Business when they asked me. I didn't want to preach to the converted. I wanted to open the tent and let all the human family in.Here's Part 1 of my post on The Evangelical Environmental Awakening from 2005:Arctic National Wildlife RefugeSeveral…
  • 10 Favs; 10 Years: Kalyan Paul and Grassroots, Integrated Solutions in the Indian Himalayas

    Scott Edward Anderson
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    In recognition of The Green Skeptic's 10th Annivesary, I'm hand-picking ten of my personal favorite posts from the last decade. Here's the first, from 2008, a post about a visit I made to Ashoka-fellow Kalyan Paul in the Indian Himalayas. --SEAKalyan and Anita Paul moved to the "hill country" -- Ranikhet is 1829 meters above sea level -- in 1987. Originally from Calcutta, Kalyan met his future wife and partner in social change, Anita, while both studied for a Masters in Social Work at Delhi University.After facing numerous challenges and frustrations in urban settings and with more…
  • It Was Ten Years Ago Today...and I'm Thankful

    Scott Edward Anderson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Today is the 10th Anniversary of The Green Skeptic blog. Whether you've been with me for ten years (and please do let me know if you have) or recently came across my blog for the first time I want to say THANK YOU! Hard to believe I've been doing this -- albeit, not very much recently -- for 10 years.So much has changed in those ten years, not only in my life, but in the world in which we live.On 24 November 2004, I announced this blog with the following intentions: to create a web voice that is at once environmentally concerned, while remaining skeptical about our methods of…
  • Nat Bullard's Four Moments in Cleantech Time

    Scott Edward Anderson
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    My pal Nat Bullard of Bloomberg New Energy Finance kicked off EY's 4th annual Cleantech CEO Retreat, which I hosted a couple of weeks ago, with a look back.Here is his post from his Sparklines email newsletter, reprinted with his permission:Four moments in cleantech time EY (aka Ernst & Young) hosted its annual Cleantech CEO Forum in Napa this week.Below is my opening presentation to the 90+ CEOs of cleantech pure-plays and high-level senior executives: "Four moments in cleantech time."Speaking to a group of cleantech executives in 2014 is exciting, because it is an exciting time for the…
  • Review: SUPERSTORM: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy by Kathryn Miles

    Scott Edward Anderson
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Two years ago tonight, Superstorm Sandy hit New York with a vengeance. Whatever you call her: hurricane, superstorm, Frankenstorm, Sandy was a massive, monster storm. Sandy was the second costliest hurricane in recorded history. Only 2005’s Hurricane Katrina was costlier in terms of damages -- $68 billion and counting as of the spring of 2014 – and Sandy was responsible for at least 286 deaths in seven countries.Sandy’s storm surge swamped New York City, flooding tunnels, subways, and streets; cutting off power to residents in and around the city.At 49 feet above sea level in Park…
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  • Stray Dog Follows Extreme Sports Team and Finds His Forever Home

    Brianne Hogan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A stray dog found a new family after following a Swedish extreme sports team during the Adventure World Racing Championship in Ecuador. The dog found the team during the last Read MoreThe post Stray Dog Follows Extreme Sports Team and Finds His Forever Home appeared first on Ecorazzi.
  • 10 Percent of the World’s Population May Have Diabetes by 2030

    Megan Thompson
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    With over 29 million U.S. citizens currently living with diabetes, this disease is no stranger to the American health dialogue. As medical advances allow people to live longer and the Read MoreThe post 10 Percent of the World’s Population May Have Diabetes by 2030 appeared first on Ecorazzi.
  • All Vegan Butcher Shop Coming to Minneapolis and Beyond

    Amanda Just
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Imagine a world in which you can walk into a butcher shop and pick up fresh teriyaki jerky, smoky ribs, pepperoni, Italian sausage, smoked cheeses, and more… and it’s all Read MoreThe post All Vegan Butcher Shop Coming to Minneapolis and Beyond appeared first on Ecorazzi.
  • Country Singer Miranda Lambert Opens No-Kill Dog Shelter

    Amanda Just
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Country singer Miranda Lambert has always had a big heart for companion animals. With seven rescued dogs and five rescued cats of her own, she has been passionately vocal about helping Read MoreThe post Country Singer Miranda Lambert Opens No-Kill Dog Shelter appeared first on Ecorazzi.
  • Lawsuit Gets Vegan Mayo $21 Million in Free Advertising

    Natalia Lima
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    If Unilever thought suing vegan mayo company Hampton Creek would take away the newcomer’s business, boy, were they wrong! The giant who owns Hellman’s and other countless very non-vegan product Read MoreThe post Lawsuit Gets Vegan Mayo $21 Million in Free Advertising appeared first on Ecorazzi.
 
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  • The Best Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags

    Rachel Avalon
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Single use plastic bags for sandwiches and snacks (like Ziploc bags) have become the American norm, but it’s time to swap them out with something that will save you money and be healthier for you and the environment. Given the fact that they aren’t biodegradable and that plastic bags can contain hormone-disrupting chemicals they really are bad news for us as well as wildlife. The good news though is that there’s an abundance of fun options for reusable sandwich and snack bags. Here are some of the best: Re-Pac (check out their spout pouches for baby food, sauces, and travel toiletries)…
  • 5 Reasons to Avoid Plastic Straws

    Rachel Avalon
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Plastic straws may seem like a pretty small threat compared to climate change, animal agriculture, or deforestation, but they’re a perfect symbol of unnecessary waste. They’re also one more clever way Big Oil keeps us in its grasp. Cheap and convenient, it’s estimated that easily 60 million plastic straws (a.k.a. drinking straws) are thrown away every day! So, let’s take a look at five reasons they suck so badly and how to easily avoid plastic straws for your health and global health. 1. Toxins. There is mounting evidence that plastics, even when labeled BPA-free (which straws are…
  • 4th of July Giveaway: FREE “PEACE” Tee

    Apple
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    4th of July Giveaway: FREE “PEACE” Tee To celebrate the 4th of July, Appleletics is giving away a FREE Scoop Neck “PEACE” Tee! Here’s how to enter: Click “like” for your chance to win a free tee from their Facebook Fan Page. That’s it! Easy Peazy! The winner’s name will be posted at 1pm PST Friday 7/4/14 on the appleletics fan page wall! #4thofjuly #giveaway #woot Good Luck! The post 4th of July Giveaway: FREE “PEACE” Tee appeared first on TheGreenGirls.com.
  • Yoga Pants: Eco-Friendly & Affordable Options to Buying Activewear

    The Green Girls Staff
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:53 am
    Yoga Pants: Eco-Friendly & Affordable Options to Buying Activewear Americans are now working out more than ever. According to Yoga Journal’s 2012 survey, a whopping  20.4 million Americans practice yoga and 82 percent are women. Unless you’re into Naked Yoga, you’re going to need some coverage for your practice. Here are some Eco-friendly options to finding your next pair of yoga pants. Overstock Yoga Pants – What happens to those mass-produced clothing from stores like Old Navy, H&M & Kohl’s that never even make it to the cash…
  • Sweet Lavender Toner

    Apple
    16 Feb 2014 | 7:19 am
    Featured Eco Product: Sweet Lavender Toner The item is our new Sweet Lavender Toner – 98.69% organic: ABOUT Made with 98.69% organic Ingredients Lightly scented with organic lavender oil Contains organic cucumber fruit extract, a natural skin emollient and softener with cooling and astringent properties Loaded with antioxidants derived from organic fruit & berry extracts Your skin will feel soft and clean without stripping the skin of natural oils or leaving a film INGREDIENTS: Organic Aloe Juice Organic Glycerin Organic Cucumber Fruit Organic Pomegranate Organic Grape Seed Organic…
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  • Options for a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Meal

    Sheila Thomas
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    What is the history of Thanksgiving and when did we all start celebrating? A short version of the story is as follows, in 1621 the pilgrims and Indians came together to share in the bounty of the earth. Following this the first recorded Thanksgiving observance wasn’t until 1671 and happened in Charlestown on June 29th.  Then in 1789 president George Washington declared the first Thanksgiving observance under the new national government. But it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln announced the official fixed date to be the last Thursday of November. Just like that, the turkey…
  • Drive for Free with the Drive Green for Life Program!

    Jordan Stauder
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    Owning the vehicle of your choice and driving it freely through the web of roads crisscrossing your home city is as much an American tradition as the Presidential pardoning of one lucky turkey each year about this time. Being able to finally buy that personal car of your dreams is engrained into American culture, symbolizing freedom, economic status – and a means to sustain life for those that rely on their cars for business. As we are all aware, each of these conventional-fuel-burning vehicles emits extremely harmful gasses  and with over 250 million registered vehicles in the United…
  • a tasty new gluten-free snack

    Maureen O'Connor
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Sometimes I just crave crunchiness. My mouth needs to chomp on something tasty but my mind won’t accept something as bad for you as say, Cheetohs. As I made my way around Fresh Market the other day, this item said buy me. I’m so glad I did. These little squares are totally yummy … a little salty and nutty with a swirl of chocolate. Here’s what’s in ‘em: organic quinoa, almonds, organic tapioca syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic dark chocolate, organic brown rice crisps, baking soda, salt, almond oil. They’re vegan and…
  • Martifer PV Projects: Integrated Solutions for Fulfilling Solar Power Needs

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    Martifer Solar is more than merely a company that focuses on solar energy.  This Portugal based company employs teams of engineers and people who fabricate and design required engineering solutions for various types of solar energy related projects. As per Greentech Media Research’s statistics, Martifer Solar ranks third amongst similar companies in Europe. IHS lists the company in 5th position within Europe and 16th in the world. EPC Services from Martifer Solar One of the drawbacks that have prevented PV solar technologies from taking off has been the cost versus returns in comparison to…
 
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  • Establishing marine protected areas to fight illegal fishing

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Do you know how that tuna sashimi got to your dinner plate? Probably not—and chances are, the restaurant that served it to you doesn’t know, either. A new policy paper argues that illicit fishing practices are flying under the radar all around the world, and global society must combat them in order to keep seafood on the menu. According to the paper, published in Science, fishing practices that are illegal, unreported and unregulated (collectively referred to as IUU) are ubiquitous. They range from bottom trawlers scouring the seafloor—sometimes catching more illegal…
  • Climate change, species extinctions and tipping points

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a model that mimics how differently adapted populations may respond to rapid climate change. Their findings demonstrate that depending on a population's adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in climate variability can create a "tipping point" that sends the population into extinction.Carlos Botero, postdoctoral fellow with the Initiative on Biological Complexity and the Southeast Climate Science Center at NC State and assistant professor of biology at Washington State University, wanted to find out how diverse…
  • Hope for the Monarch Butterfly

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking. But over the last few decades, their numbers have plummeted, and last year hit an all-time low. Illegal logging in Mexican forests, where the monarchs hibernate during winter, has traditionally been to blame. But large-scale logging by companies appears to have been halted. And now small-scale logging by local people for firewood and timber — a “growing concern in 2013” — has also stopped, according to…
  • World Bank warns effects of warming climate now unavoidable

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    As the planet continues to warm, heat-waves and other extreme weather events that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, will become the “new climate normal,” creating a world of increased risks and instability, a new World Bank study warns. The consequences for development would be severe as crop yields decline, water resources shift, sea-levels rise, and the livelihoods of millions of people are put at risk, according to a new scientific report released today by the World Bank Group.
  • Good News for the Black-Footed Ferret

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    When you hear about an animal becoming extinct, most assume that the species is gone for good, never to be seen again. That’s not the case for North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret. 35 years after being declared extinct, the adorable critter is re-emerging in the western U.S. and Canadian prairie land.
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  • Count that Grouse

    Matt Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    How do researchers ensure accurate counts of sage grouse? They’re taking to the air, with infrared.
  • Change comes to the forest.

    Matt Miller
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Logging trees to save them. Deer wars. Beavers VS old-growth forest. Welcome to conservation in the Anthropocene. Our provocative five-part series looks at some of the complicated issues facing the eastern forest.
  • Pupfish: Mojave Desert Survivor

    Matt Miller
    9 May 2014 | 10:51 am
    It thrives in hot, salty water that would turn a trout belly up. But now it faces a bigger challenge: humanity’s demand for water in the desert.
  • Preserve Parent

    Dayna Gross
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Not many will show up to the birthday parties, but there are always plenty of beetles, fish and dead garter snakes. Silver Creek Preserve manager reflects on the pleasures of raising kids on a nature preserve.
  • Featured Post

    Matt Miller
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Native pollinators are disappearing, threatening both agriculture and ecosystems. What’s going on? And what can we do about it?
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • Reduce Food Waste this Thanksgiving: Prep Less, Eat Less and Be Thankful for Enough

    Aylin Erman
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thanksgiving is about counting our blessings and taking the time to be thankful for all that we have in our lives. However, we should all be careful not to take that sentiment too far, turning an appreciation for what we have into an unnecessary practice of gluttony, excess and, ultimately, waste. Here is why food waste is a problem, especially during Thanksgiving, and what you should do to avoid becoming part of staggering food waste statistics. Sure, Thanksgiving is a time to go little overboard with what you consume, but at some point there is a line that would be better not be crossed.
  • You are Special… and so is Everyone Else

    Jill Ettinger
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    You are special. I am special. We all are special creatures. So why is it that some of us think we’re better than others? I’m a Mom now and I understand the temptation of applauding every single thing my daughter does. Whether it’s eating all of her food or the other end of that equation, it’s hard not to praise her for things that aren’t really praise-worthy. Her grandparents, aunties and uncle think she’s the most adorable baby too. Her slightly older cousins fawn over her on FaceTime chats, trying to impress her 14-month old brain with somersaults and ballet moves. My daughter…
  • 5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

    Liz Thompson
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
     You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional perfumes. Thankfully, natural perfumes that you’d actually want to wear are now an option. Synthetic Fragrance 411 Let’s back up to that nausea-provoking synthetic fragrance for a moment. A mainstream perfume is concocted of  a combination of synthetic ingredients. A…
  • Unfeminist Barbie: From Food Restriction to Female Incompetence

    Abbie Stutzer
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Barbie may not be the most feminist-friendly toy of modern day, but she sure has come a long way from when she first stepped onto the toy scene. Sure, her looks are still unattainable, but at least the food restriction Barbie accessories are now off the market. In 1963, Mattel, Barbie’s maker, released Barbie accessories sold under the name, “Slumber Party.” The accessories in this Barbie kit included a pink nightgown and pajamas, and some rollers. Also: A book. “Nice, a book,” you may be thinking. Well, contain your joy and get ready for it to transform into rage. Deep, dark, rage.
  • Velvety Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe (No Faux Butter or Creams Necessary)

    Aylin Erman
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
      A simple side gets a stunning makeover in this creamy vegan mashed potatoes recipe. Each Thanksgiving, I opt out of the turkey centerpiece and instead bulk up the side offerings, making sure that every dish is as delicious as it is animal friendly. When it comes to mashed potatoes, there are many ways to transform the dish into a vegan masterpiece, but I find most variations full of faux butters, creams, mayonnaise and milks. In the end, the vegan version just ends up being heavier than the original. Sure, being animal-friendly is rewarding enough, but I also like to make sure I am…
 
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  • Live Footage From The Streets Of Ferguson

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    UPDATE: We've switched to an alternative livestream from Ferguson. The citizen who was filming the previous livestream, Bassem Masri, was hit in the head with a tear gas canister and had his phone stolen. You can follow Masri's updates on Twitter by following him @Bassem_Masri.
  • How One Company Celebrated Their 100th Hire

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Alternate headline: How to embarrass your new hire to the point where they probably will feel uncomfortable for the rest of their lives.
  • How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating A New Alternate Reality

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly what was going on. Here's what I found. This is what Magic Leap intends to build: a Google Glass on steroids that can seamlessly blend computer-generated graphics with the real world.
  • Adrian Peterson Refused To Appear At An NFL Disciplinary Hearing

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    The NFL also charged that Peterson would not give the league an alternative date for the disciplinary hearing in connection to his violation of law in an incident of family violence.
  • Is This Jumbo Diesel Electric Submarine A True Nuclear Alternative ?

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Air Independent Propulsion equipped diesel electric submarines offer incredibly stealthy and long diving capabilities, but they have remained somewhat diminutive in size and limited in capabilities compared to their larger nuclear counterparts. Now, renowned French naval ship builder DCNS is looking to change that with their super-sized SMX-Ocean sub concept.
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  • Aerodynamic Upgrades to Large Trucks Would Save Billions of Gallons of Fuel

    Yale Environment 360
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    The fuel consumption of the 2 million tractor-trailer trucks hauling cargo across the U.S. — which currently Airflow patterns around a tractor-trailer truck burn 36 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year — could be cut by billions of gallons through the use of drag-reducing devices, according to researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In wind tunnel tests, researchers fitted a scale-model truck with two types of devices designed to reduce drag and improve aerodynamics: a trailer skirt, which consists of panels affixed along the lower side edges of a trailer, and a boat…
  • China’s Lake Ebinur Is Shrinking Dramatically, NASA Image Shows

    Yale Environment 360
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    As this NASA satellite image shows, Lake Ebinur, located in northwestern China near the border of Enlarge
  • Record Number of Rhinos Poached In South Africa This Year, Government Says

    Yale Environment 360
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    South African officials have announced that 1,020 rhinos have been killed so far in 2014 — a total that White rhino in South Africa surpasses last year’s record slaughter of 1,004 of the endangered animals. Poaching has been on the rise in South Africa, home to the world’s largest population of rhinos, since 2007, when only seven rhinos were killed. The sharp increase is occurring despite steps by the government to improve enforcement and introduce new technologies and intelligence-gathering methods to curb poaching, Mongabay reports. As of 2010, South Africa was home to more than…
  • Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

    Yale Environment 360
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. BY MARC GUNTHER
  • U.S. Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050, Study Says

    Yale Environment 360
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    The United States can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, using existing or near-commercial technologies, according to researchers with the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project. The study analyzed scenarios with four types of decarbonized electricity: renewable energy, nuclear energy, fossil fuel with carbon capture and storage, and a mixed case. The scenarios achieved reductions of 83 percent below 2005 levels and 80 percent below 1990 levels, according to the study, which was released ahead of next month’s climate talks in Lima, Peru, and negotiations in Paris in…
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  • Recycling 2.0 – Changing Consumer Behavior Amid Changing Waste Streams

    Jenna Burnett
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Consumer recycling, once seen as the most basic of environmental practices, has become decidedly more complex. Some communities have mandated aggressive, long-term, zero-waste goals to divert sometimes up to 90 percent of their waste from the local landfill. That can lead to a  wide array of what’s collected — and what’s not —  engendering confusion among residents (citizens). The result: After decades of growth, recycling rates have plateaued, or even dropped. How can cities regain the momentum? There are some tried and true methods, but it takes a village, literally — producers,…
  • How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traits

    Bridget Croke
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traitsBridget Croke9:00amFeatured Image: Popular opinion says that millennials are different animal from the rest of the populace. And with millennials quickly moving through their 20s and 30s, the yet-to-be-definitively-labeled Gen Z'er is coming of age and becoming a more critical decision maker. With all the conflicting information on millennials' relationship with social change, how do we successfully engage these generations in positive behavior change? Do they care about your brand's social impact? Do they actually align…
  • Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

    Steve Bolton
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Why understanding the true value of water is smart businessSteve Bolton8:00amFeatured Image: Concerns about water availability are increasing around the world. Water scarcity threatens the ability of companies and communities to operate as they have in the past. Business value may be at risk if they do not have insight into these natural capital considerations and adjust their operations accordingly. Understanding the true value of water and pinpointing limits to growth is a growing global trend. Companies that quantify their natural capital dependencies will benefit from a more complete…
  • For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilience

    Ann Goodman
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilienceAnn Goodman8:45amFeatured Image: In what surely is a glaring understatement, Tanya Jones, manager of Sprint Corp.’s vital Emergency Response Team Operations, observed, “We learned quite a bit from Hurricane Sandy.” Indeed, Sprint, like all telecommunications carriers, lost cell sites on the northeastern seaboard and in New York City in the 2012 superstorm, which hurt its cellular operations. Fortunately, Sprint’s ERT was able to provide critical communications services to various first responders and emergency agencies using…
  • Denis Hayes: From Earth Day to the Bullitt Center

    Mike Hower
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Denis Hayes: From Earth Day to the Bullitt CenterMike Hower7:30amFeatured Image: Catch Denis Hayes in person at VERGE SF 2014, Oct. 27-30. The Seattle Bullitt Center has been touted as one of the world's greenest commercial buildings. Spearheaded by the Bullitt Foundation, which offers grants to organizations working to advance environmental initiatives in the Pacific Northwest, the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building was completed last year and is undergoing certification for the Living Building Challenge — a standard more ambitious than LEED. To be declared a Living Building, a…
 
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  • 9 Pieces Of Thanksgiving Advice From Dogs

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    1. Be patient on the Thanksgiving car ride. You'll get to grandma's house soon enough!
  • EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocates and industry. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced in an op-ed on CNN that the agency is proposing to lower the standard from where it is currently set, at 75 parts per billion, to a standard within the range of 65 to 70 parts per billion. She said the agency also would accept comments on whether to lower the allowable concentration even further, to 60 parts per billion. Public health groups had hoped for a tougher standard, while…
  • 'Water Born' Reveals The Surreal And Trippy World Of Freediving

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    In the world of mere mortals, holding one's breath underwater over the length of a swimming pool is a feat to be proud of. For freedivers, however, that's just not gonna cut it; the current world record breath hold is 22 minutes. Freediving, or diving without any breathing equipment, is all about pushing the limits of the human body: diving deeper, staying submerged longer, and developing a peaceful understanding of the ocean. "Water Born," a new web series made by and about freedivers, pushes the boundaries of free diving in a new, more creative way. The series is filmed largely underwater…
  • U.S. Climate Negotiator Says Optimism Is Rising As Lima Talks Approach

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    WASHINGTON -– Buoyed by the recent United States-China climate deal, the top climate negotiator for the U.S. said Monday that he's optimistic heading into this year's meeting in Lima, Peru. "I think it will give momentum to the negotiations," said U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern in remarks at the Center for American Progress Monday. "I think it will spur countries to come forward with their own targets." The Lima talks begin on Dec. 1 and continue through Dec. 12. Representatives from more than 190 countries are expected to attend as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate…
  • Under Pressure, Obama Administration Seeks Tighter Ozone Standards

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday. Under deadline to release its proposal by Monday, the agency said it will seek a National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per billion concentration of ozone, and take comment on standards within a 60-75 ppb range, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said. Current standards, set under then-President George W. Bush in 2008, are set at 75 ppb. The EPA…
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  • Mission Impossible

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Sierra Club Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access The World Bank released a new report on Sunday sounding the alarm that climate change impacts, such as extreme heat events, may now be "unavoidable". The report concludes this based on the growing evidence that exists today and confirms that "warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is locked into the Earth's atmospheric system due to past and predicted emissions of greenhouse gases." Despite the World Bank's own recognition of the threat, and the renewed call for…
  • 'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogOutgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) chairman Phil Bryant -- Mississippi's Republican Governor -- started his farewell address with a college football joke at IOGCC's recent annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant; Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons"As you know, I love SEC football. Number one in the nation Mississippi State, number three in the nation Ole Miss, got a lot of energy behind those two teams," Bryant said in opening his October 21 speech. "I try to go to a lot of ball games. It's a tough job,…
  • 'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly Buffalo snowstorm; Arrests in Canada protesting another tar sands pipeline; You'll never guess who is now the world leader in deforestation; PLUS: Those lefty treehugger hippies at the World Bank warn extreme weather will be the 'new normal' by 2050 ... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or…
  • New Yorkers, Times Have Changed: Charge Your Car or Fill It Up?

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Electric vehicles are getting a lot more efficient and popular to drive in New York City. Did you know there are more than 150 commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Manhattan, as listed in the online database PlugShare, compared with only 39 gas stations, according to a Wall Street Journal Analysis of New York Department of Finance Records. A decade ago, there were 60 gas stations, but station owners are making more money now by selling their high-value Manhattan real estate than by selling gasoline. Could this signal a new era of electric transport in the city? Just inside…
  • A Food Fight for Our Times

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Think of food politics as an increasingly complex, layered and controversial arena where people make decisions about food or food production based not just on the food itself but its impact on the environment, health, the treatment of animals, working conditions and pay, just to name a few factors. Celebrity chefs, food writers and even Hollywood actors are taking sides and sometime calling names. Last month, food writer and cooking instructor Julie Kelly lashed out at Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio in a Wall Street Journal piece, calling him elitist for embracing the consumption of organic,…
 
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    GreenBiz

  • Recycling 2.0 – Changing Consumer Behavior Amid Changing Waste Streams

    Jenna Burnett
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Consumer recycling, once seen as the most basic of environmental practices, has become decidedly more complex. Some communities have mandated aggressive, long-term, zero-waste goals to divert sometimes up to 90 percent of their waste from the local landfill. That can lead to a  wide array of what’s collected — and what’s not —  engendering confusion among residents (citizens). The result: After decades of growth, recycling rates have plateaued, or even dropped. How can cities regain the momentum? There are some tried and true methods, but it takes a village, literally — producers,…
  • How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traits

    Bridget Croke
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traitsBridget Croke9:00amFeatured Image: Popular opinion says that millennials are different animal from the rest of the populace. And with millennials quickly moving through their 20s and 30s, the yet-to-be-definitively-labeled Gen Z'er is coming of age and becoming a more critical decision maker. With all the conflicting information on millennials' relationship with social change, how do we successfully engage these generations in positive behavior change? Do they care about your brand's social impact? Do they actually align…
  • Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

    Steve Bolton
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Why understanding the true value of water is smart businessSteve Bolton8:00amFeatured Image: Concerns about water availability are increasing around the world. Water scarcity threatens the ability of companies and communities to operate as they have in the past. Business value may be at risk if they do not have insight into these natural capital considerations and adjust their operations accordingly. Understanding the true value of water and pinpointing limits to growth is a growing global trend. Companies that quantify their natural capital dependencies will benefit from a more complete…
  • For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilience

    Ann Goodman
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilienceAnn Goodman8:45amFeatured Image: In what surely is a glaring understatement, Tanya Jones, manager of Sprint Corp.’s vital Emergency Response Team Operations, observed, “We learned quite a bit from Hurricane Sandy.” Indeed, Sprint, like all telecommunications carriers, lost cell sites on the northeastern seaboard and in New York City in the 2012 superstorm, which hurt its cellular operations. Fortunately, Sprint’s ERT was able to provide critical communications services to various first responders and emergency agencies using…
  • Denis Hayes: From Earth Day to the Bullitt Center

    Mike Hower
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Denis Hayes: From Earth Day to the Bullitt CenterMike Hower7:30amFeatured Image: Catch Denis Hayes in person at VERGE SF 2014, Oct. 27-30. The Seattle Bullitt Center has been touted as one of the world's greenest commercial buildings. Spearheaded by the Bullitt Foundation, which offers grants to organizations working to advance environmental initiatives in the Pacific Northwest, the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building was completed last year and is undergoing certification for the Living Building Challenge — a standard more ambitious than LEED. To be declared a Living Building, a…
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    Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily

  • Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time, scientists report. The study, which ran over a 10-month period, reveals important gaps in current efforts to protect these endangered sharks and suggests key locations that should be protected to help the survival of the species.
  • Geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix'

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to new findings.
  • Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Once on the brink of extinction with only a few fish remaining, Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness they need to rebuild wild populations. A new analysis shows that naturally spawned offspring of fish saved by a hatchery program are now surviving to return at increasing rate -- high enough to not only sustain the population but also to rebuild it.
  • Mining can damage fish habitats far downstream, study shows

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Anglers across the nation wondering why luck at their favorite fishing spot seems to have dried up may have a surprising culprit: a mine miles away, even in a different state. Scientists have taken a first broad look at the impacts of mines across the country and found that mining can damage fish habitats miles downstream, and even in streams not directly connected to the mines.
  • Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Who knew about Blu-ray discs? One of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells, according to a new study. Researchers have discovered that the pattern of information written on a Blu-ray disc -- and it doesn't matter if it's Jackie Chan's 'Supercop' or the cartoon 'Family Guy' -- works very well for improving light absorption across the solar spectrum.
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    Forbes - Energy

  • Turkey Widens Its Energy Reach By Inking Algeria Deal

    Christopher Coats
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Algeria and Turkey agreed this past week to a wide-ranging exploration and production agreement that could broaden the countries' energy footprint at a time when both need a boost.
  • Enviro Board Is Changing The Way Homes Are Built

    Miguel Forbes
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The idea of the private sector promoting the triple bottom line concept of the three P’s -- people, planet and profit -- in an emerging market is all too rare. However, the U.S. company Enviro Board is leading a paradigm shift in social business with its innovative technology in Guatemala. This ambitious project is being led by Mildred Espinoza, CEO and President of Enviro Board Latin America and a two-time Emmy-Award winning journalist who made a career change after 34 years of living in the United States.
  • How China Is Expanding Its Influence In Global Solar Market

    Ucilia Wang
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    China, the world's largest carbon polluter, also is becoming an even bigger player in the solar energy business as it expands its control of the solar equipment manufacturing worldwide.
  • 10 Hybrids That Save You Money

    Katie Kerwin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hybrids are losing their cost edge over conventional gasoline-powered vehicles due to improvements in fuel economy and the declining price of oil, but the 10 hybrids on our list still make financial sense.
  • Cut Through The Hybrid Hype: Here Are The Ones That Can Actually Save You Money

    Katie Kerwin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hybrids are losing their cost edge over conventional gasoline-powered vehicles due to improvements in fuel economy and the declining price of oil, but the 10 hybrids on our list still make financial sense.
 
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    DeSmogBlog

  • How Charles Koch Sent His Emissary to London to Launch Climate Denial

    Brendan Montague
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Climate denial was imported from the United States to Britain by a free market idealist employed by the billionaire oil baron Charles Koch. DeSmog UK tells their story for the first time in a two-part longread from our epic history series.  John Blundell was an idealist. A curious, unassuming and softly spoken conservative. When a sixteen-year-old school student living in a three-storey semi-detached house in the affluent suburbs of Congleton, Cheshire, his father handed him an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) pamphlet: “I was sitting up in bed, it was 1969 when I was trying to decide…
  • "I Hate That Oil's Dropping": Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

    Steve Horn
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Outgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) chairman Phil Bryant — Mississippi's Republican Governor — started his farewell address with a college football joke at IOGCC's recent annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. “As you know, I love SEC football. Number one in the nation Mississippi State, number three in the nation Ole Miss, got a lot of energy behind those two teams,” Bryant said in opening his October 21 speech. “I try to go to a lot of ball games. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it and somebody's gotta be there.” Seconds later, things got more…
  • Vivian Krause and Richard Berman’s Oil Industry Playbook

    Warren Bell
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    He had no idea he was being taped. So when influential Washington, DC, political consultant Richard Berman talked about strategy and tactics to the oil and gas industry’s Western Energy Alliance in Colorado Springs this past June, he didn’t mince words.   This is an endless war,” Berman said. The secret tape was published in the New York Times a few weeks ago, released by a displeased oil industry executive, on condition of anonymity. As he urged industry reps to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, Berman also made…
  • As Chesapeake Energy Reveals Department of Justice Investigation, Other Lawsuits Piling Up

    Sharon Kelly
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Earlier this month, Chesapeake Energy Corp. revealed that it has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, along with multiple states, over alleged wrong-doing in the company's business dealings. Federal prosecutors and state attorneys have demanded that the company turn over documents, provide information, and give testimony in cases centering on the royalty payments that Chesapeake Energy pays to landowners who allow them to tap the shale oil and gas beneath the surface of their land. Separately, the company said, it has received subpoenas from both federal and state attorneys…
  • UKIP’s Special Relationship with ALEC, Heartland and American Fossil Fuels

    Guest
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and supporting big tobacco, teaching creationism in schools, healthcare privatisation and the lifting of nuclear power regulation? Alex Stevenson and Oliver Tickell of The Ecologist investigate. UKIP's big-picture goal is a bid to achieve independence from the European Union - but in backing ALEC's agenda it appears only too keen to turn us into vassals of unaccountable American corporations. Few if any of…
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    Style Me Pretty » Blogs » Living

  • Classic White Kitchen

    Megan Sheeley
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Seriously? This is definitely close to what heaven looks like. White kitchens in general make me abnormally happy, but this one is perfection designed by Studio McGee. It’s a to-die-for combo of pretty patterned tile, fun lighting, and classic cabinetry. Don’t miss one brilliant corner of this kitchen here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   From Studio McGee … When I started working with this client, their kitchen had a great layout and high end appliances, but was greatly lacking in style. It was brown, beige and greatly lacking in personality. My client wanted to…
  • Glamorous Fall Birthday Dinner

    Erin Lepperd
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I happen to take birthdays very seriously. It’s not just a day, it’s usually a week long extravaganza and this is exactly how I envision a proper bash to unfold. A melding of birthday and Fall, glamour and dinner all with the added bonus of being a gorgeous surprise. Crafted by Affairy Events with the prettiest fall blooms by Caprice Design + Decor and photography by Purple Tree, this birthday girl is a lucky one. Share this gorgeous gallery on   As summer comes to end we tend to get sad and forget how beautiful the fall is. When we were planning this surprise birthday…
  • 12 Tricks for Easy Thanksgiving Clean-Up

    Erin Lepperd
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For as yummy as Thanksgiving Dinner is, the kitchen aftermath can be quite the cleaning nightmare. And while dishes are inevitable, there are a few simple steps that can help ease the impending mess and leave a little more time for cozy couch lounging and pie. Lots of pie. Try these twelve tricks for an easier, faster clean-up after the big Turkey Day feast. Cleaning After the FeastView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: The Blog
  • Magical Friendsgiving Dinner under the Stars

    Erin Lepperd
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whether it’s inspiration for the real Thanksgiving deal, a gathering of friends or a gorgeous dinner, this party will suffice. It covers all the basis of a magical shindig and then some with design and hostess extraordinaire Megan Martin at the helm, florals crafted by Shea Hopely  and all captured by Julie Cate Photography. Find inspiration for giving thanks, champagne and good cheer right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   From Megan Martin… As a business owner, I have so much to be thankful for. And in the wedding industry, there are many people who I hope to…
  • Recipe for Classic Pumpkin Pie

    Erin Lepperd
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    My twin babies are turning one on Thanksgiving Day and aside from being in complete astonishment that a year has already flown by, I’m also planning on serving up the perfect Pumpkin Pie in lieu of cake for my little Thanksgiving turkeys. A) because I love pumpkin pie so naturally they must too and B) I just so happen to have an amazing recipe courtesy of Sinclair And Moore Events + Matthew Land Studios. It’s a win win. Share this gorgeous gallery on   Erin LepperdClassic Pumpkin Pieprep time1 Hour/s cook time2 Hour/s 5 Minute/stotal time3 Hour/s 5 Minute/sServes…
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    Environmental Health News

  • EPA power plant mercury rule gets US Supreme Court review.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Obama administration went too far with new power-plant pollution caps the government estimates will cost almost $10 billion a year.
  • Region falls short on greenhouse gas goals.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Metro Vancouver expects an 8 percent decline in greenhouse gas emissions between 2007 and 2015, short of its 15 percent. The figures are part of an aggressive long-term plan, largely tied to provincial targets, that seeks to reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050 as part of the fight against climate change.
  • Clues show how green electricity may be in 2050.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is clear that the way Americans get their electricity and how it’s generated will be vastly different than today, toppling the current model of power flowing in one direction, from major power plants into American homes.
  • Queen's University scientists: Climate change 'threatens bees'.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Climate change threatens the survival of the UK's honey bee population, according to research by scientists at Queen's University, Belfast.
  • Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions.'

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering.
 
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  • Climate Leadership Conference

    Sabrina Gonzales
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Event Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 06:15 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 22:15Image: Link: Climate Leadership ConferenceEvent Description:  The Climate Leadership Conference is an annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.
  • 2014 Transactive Energy Conference

    Sabrina Gonzales
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Event Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 00:45 to Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 22:45Image: Link: 2014 Transactive Energy ConferenceEvent Description:  The meeting gathers government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who have an interest in advancing transactive energy. 
  • Clean Energy Retail Investing: The Rise of Bonds, REITs, Yield Cos and Other Investment Vehicles

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Just three years ago, investing in clean-energy deployment was the domain of large corporates and institutional investors. Now it's becoming increasingly open to retail investors with the advent of clean-energy yield cos, ETFs, REITs, and bonds. In this webinar we'll talk with leading financial and impact-investing experts about these new financial offerings, how clean-energy deployment is opening up to retail investors, and what the world might look like in the near- to mid- term. Speaker Bios: Tim NewellVice President, Financial Products,  SolarCity Read Bio [+] Tim Newell is leading…
  • The Rise of Retail Clean-Energy Investing

    Ron Pernick
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    In recent years at Clean Edge, we’ve been tracking and reporting on three major shifts in clean-tech investing: 1) the shift to expansion-stage corporate and institutional investing from early-stage venture capital; 2) the shift from equity investments in technology companies to debt finance for projects; and 3) the advent of investment vehicles for retail investors. In our 2012 book Clean Tech Nation, we talked about the need to leverage proven investment tools from the oil, gas, and real estate sectors, such as master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts (REITs), as part…
  • EV Roadmap 8

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Event Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (All day) to Friday, July 31, 2015 (All day)Image: Link: EV RoadmapEvent Description:  The EV Roadmap Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States, offering a "graduate course" in electric vehicle deployment.
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    Green Car Congress

  • EPA proposes tightening primary ozone standards to range of 65-50 ppb; final rule by October 2015

    Mike Millikin
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Counties where measured ozone is above proposed range of standards, based on 2011-2013 monitoring data. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing tightening the ground-level 8-hour ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comments on a level as low as 60 ppb. Earlier this year, EPA staff had recommended the further reduction of this primary ozone standard from the current 75 ppb (parts per billion) to a revised level within the range of 70 ppb to 60 ppb—and…
  • GE Aviation and Turbocoating SPA form JV for Ceramic Matrix Composite Components (CMCs); lighter, more efficient engines

    Mike Millikin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    GE Aviation and Turbocoating SPA of Parma, Italy, have formed a 50/50 joint venture, called Advanced Ceramic Coatings, to provide thermal barrier coatings for Ceramic Matrix Composite Components (CMCs) used in jet engines. (Earlier post.) The use of lightweight and heat-resistant CMCs in the hot section of GE jet engines is a significant breakthrough. CMCs are made of silicon carbide ceramic fibers and ceramic matrix, and enhanced with proprietary coatings. With one-third the density of metal alloys, these ultra-lightweight CMCs reduce the overall engine weight. Equally important, their…
  • AkzoNobel exploring possibility of producing renewable chemicals from beet sugar

    Mike Millikin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and economic assessment on the viability of several business cases for commercial production in the Delfzijl chemical cluster in the Netherlands. Part of ongoing industry efforts to replace increasingly scarce…
  • Toyota Motor absorbing Toyota Technical Development R&D business; reorganizing to strengthen Toyota’s R&D development structure

    Mike Millikin
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and subsidiary Toyota Technical Development Corporation (TTDC) have agreed to reorganize TTDC on 1 January 2016, absorbing TTDC’s vehicle R&D business—which includes vehicle engineering, testing and prototype-building, along with approximately 5,000 TTDC employees—into TMC. TTDC will continue its business of measuring-instrument development, data analysis, and other such R&D support functions. Since TTDC’s establishment in 2006 as TMC’s technological development partner, TTDC has played a key role in vehicle development. TMC and TTDC have had…
  • New Mercedes-Benz compact CLA Shooting Brake; up to 60 mpg

    Mike Millikin
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mercedes-Benz is introducing a Shooting Brake version of its CLA compact coupé. The CLA Shooting Brake (length/width/height: 4630/1777/1435 mm) will initially be available with a choice of two diesel and three gasoline engines—all equipped as standard with the ECO start/stop function and Euro 6-compliant—as well as with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. It goes on sale in January 2015, with the first models going to customers towards the end of March 2015. Two years ago, with the CLS Shooting Brake, Mercedes-Benz created a sports car with five seats and a large tailgate. (Earlier post.)…
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  • Shoe brands touched with the eco-friendly wand

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    If you have already gone green in numerous aspects, now probably it is your turn to go green on shoes. Green shoes available today are extremely stylish, stunning, and obviously, they are eco-friendly. Whether you want high heels for that chic look, formal shoes for office, or sneakers for walking, you can get the eco-friendly ... The post Shoe brands touched with the eco-friendly wand appeared first on Eco Friend.
  • Architectural structures that touch the sky and harvest the wind

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    In order to reduce the carbon footprint, many institutions have invested in buildings that are powered by alternative energy sources. Wind energy of course shows up in the set, and huge wind turbines are installed on the rooftops wherein there is enough wind for conversion into electricity with the help of wind turbines. Check out ... The post Architectural structures that touch the sky and harvest the wind appeared first on Eco Friend.
  • Intelligent ways to put household junk into use

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    It is rightly said that everything in this world has a certain purpose to serve and the same goes for trash as well. No matter how strongly you feel that junk is useless and it is worthless to think of it as something useful, but junk can actually be useful. Read further to find out ... The post Intelligent ways to put household junk into use appeared first on Eco Friend.
  • Stylish planters made from recycled trash

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    If you have a penchant to bring some uniqueness and freshness to your garden then look at the junk lying in your store. Those numerous things that you are about to discard or throw in the trash can turn into stylish planters, which will make your garden look so unique and fresh that you will ... The post Stylish planters made from recycled trash appeared first on Eco Friend.
  • Interesting things you could conjure from egg cartons

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Egg cartons often go waste at homes, but why waste them when you can create some wondrous craft items from them. Egg cartons make fun crafts and some creative pieces of home décor. So, next time thing once before you decide to throw the egg cartons at home. Click through to get the hang of ... The post Interesting things you could conjure from egg cartons appeared first on Eco Friend.
 
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  • Carbon markets reward 10 pioneering states. Who's next?

    Derek Walker
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    By Derek Walker Source: Flickr/Nick Humphries A handful of states are already proving that economic growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand – and they’re using market forces, price signals and economic incentives to meet their goals. These results are particularly salient as states consider how to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit dangerous pollution from power plants. So let's take a closer look at what's happening on our two coasts. California: 4% cut in emissions, 2% growth California’s landmark cap-and-trade program is…
  • Young professionals tackle Solar Radiation Management research governance

    Alex Hanafi
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    By Alex HanafiThis post was written by EDF's Alex Hanafi and Cassandra Brunette. What do 45 young environmental leaders from around the world have to say about the governance of emerging climate engineering technologies? The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) and EDF teamed up with the University of California, Berkeley to ask that question at a recent workshop. It’s a question that has important implications for the future governance of solar geoengineering research. Also known as “solar radiation management” (or “SRM”), emerging solar geoengineering…
  • Why these leading companies welcome EPA's carbon pollution rules

    Tom Murray
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    By Tom Murray Copyright: istockphoto.com Who’s for carbon emission rules? For starters, some of America's largest companies and most innovative industry leaders, who are moving aggressively to wean themselves off fossil fuel-fired power through energy efficiency and conservation. So far, more than 120 corporations have come out in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, including some of our most well-known brands. It’s not hard to understand why. Regulatory certainty and a growing market for increasingly competitive…
  • US-China climate pact a "game changer" for clean energy

    EDF Blogs
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    By EDF Blogs(This blog by Karin Rives originally appeared on EDF Voices) President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China. Source: Flickr/White House For the first time, the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters have pledged to reduce carbon pollution. This is a game changer, writes Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece. The agreement between the United States and China will be a giant boost for clean-energy markets. Having the world’s two largest economies competing to accelerate the…
  • History 101: Pollution rules good for economy and pocketbooks

    Mandy Warner
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    By Mandy WarnerSource: Flickr/Ervins Strauhmanis This blog originally appeared on EDF Voices So our political landscape is morphing yet again, and the future looks uncertain. But there are some things we know will happen over and over, like rituals. We know that next time it snows, someone will make a tired joke about how global warming must be over. And next time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveils another plan to reduce air pollution and protect public health, opponents will claim it’ll cost a fortune and ruin our economy. I'm sure they're now trying to sell a…
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  • Tips for starting out coding for the Internet of Things

    Tom Raftery
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at Tips for starting out coding for the Internet of Things We attended the SAP TechEd && d-code events recently. One of the more interesting parts of the showfloor was the Internet of Things (IoT) area. In this area there were demos of Internet of Things technologies currently in use by the likes of port of Hamburg, SK Solutions intelligent crane solutions (of which, we’ll be publishing a video in a subsequent post), and Internet connected vending machines, amongst other displays. Even more interesting than the demos though…
  • The coming together of the Internet of Things and Smart Grids

    Tom Raftery
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at The coming together of the Internet of Things and Smart Grids I was asked to speak at the recent SAP TechEd && d-code (yes, two ampersands, that’s the branding, not a typo) on the topic of the Internet of Things and Energy. This is a curious space, because, while the Internet of Things is all the rage now in the consumer space, the New Black, as it were; this is relatively old hat in the utilities sector. Because utilities have expensive, critical infrastructure in the field (think large wind turbines, for example),…
  • Technology for Good – episode thirty seven with Mike Maney

    Tom Raftery
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at Technology for Good – episode thirty seven with Mike Maney Welcome to episode thirty seven of the Technology for Good hangout. In this week’s show our guest is independent spin doctor Mike Maney. Mike is a regular attendee, and supporter of our annual Monktoberfest conference, and an all-round good guy! Some of the more fascinating stories we looked at on the show, included a look into the latest developments in mobile payments, Microsoft making Office free on all mobile platforms, and Facebook launched it’s own Tor site.
  • GE publishes Grid Resiliency survey

    Tom Raftery
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at GE publishes Grid Resiliency survey GE’s Digital Energy business produced this infographic recently, based on the results of its Grid Resiliency Survey measuring the U.S. public’s current perception of the power grid. The survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of GE from May 02-06, 2014 among 2,049 adults ages 18 and older and from June 3-5, 2014 among 2,028 adults ages 18 and older. Given the fact that hurricane Sandy was still reasonably fresh in people’s minds, and that polar vortices meant that early 2014 saw…
  • Technology for Good – episode thirty six with Esteban Kolsky

    Tom Raftery
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at Technology for Good – episode thirty six with Esteban Kolsky Welcome to episode thirty six of the Technology for Good hangout. In this week’s show our guest is independent analyst
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  • Is Plastic Killing Your Sex Drive?

    Janet
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Warnings about the danger of phthalates in plastics are once again in the news by way of a study recently presented by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This time researchers have found a link between soft plastics such as those found in raincoats, rubber duckies, shower curtains and air mattresses* (PVC) and a reduced sex drive in women. The primary reason for this is due to phthalates, which are already known to be endocrine disruptors that reduce testosterone levels in men, women and children and are associated with overall reproductive toxicity. However, the findings that…
  • Rockin’ Green

    Janet
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    What:  Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent Features:  Rockin’ Green is a line of eco-friendly laundry detergents and cleaning products, particularly for those with sensitive skin. The laundry detergents are free of harsh chemicals and extra gentle on the skin, but they’re still super effective and get the job done well. However, there are other factors besides detergents that affect how well your laundry gets clean. Water type is a huge consideration and Rockin’ Green has a formula for your water type. Green Factor:  Biodegradable and made from recycled materials, recyclable…
  • Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Training Pants

    Janet
    23 May 2014 | 4:48 am
    What: The Charlie Banana 2-in-1 training pants are twice as nice because they also double as a reusable swim diaper! The outer layer is waterproof while the inside is a soft organic cotton lining. Available in 4 sizes to fit children 11-55 pounds in a variety of prints and colors. Features: They can be used as daytime training pants OR a swim diaper. Easy to get on and off and economical compared to buying packs and packs and packs of disposable training pants! Green Factor: Organic cotton and non-disposable Bonus: If you buy them from Diapers.com on Amazon, you can get them for about $6 less…
  • Don’t Toss Those Butter Wrappers!

    Janet
    22 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    I know it sounds silly to worry about butter wrappers but they can’t be recycled because of the oil so what, if anything, can you do with them? Well, there are actually quite a few things you can do with them and if you find yourself with more than you need at the moment, you can always freeze them by folding them in half with the dry side on the outside. Grease Pans: So easy, and just the right amount of grease! Corn on the Cob: Buttering corn on the cob without getting the whole butter stick all corny and your corn all greasy. Perfectly Cut Cakes: Grease your knife with a butter…
  • 30% Off Sale on Eco Friendly Kids Clothes

    Janet
    19 May 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Le Petit Organic specializes in super stylish children’s clothing that is also organic, eco-friendly or sustainable. This week, from May 22nd to May 26th, they are having a 30% off SITEWIDE SALEHappy Memorial Day! What: Big sale How Much: 30% off sitewide Code: “SALE” Where: Le Petit Organic The Green Mom Review™..
 
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  • Bio-Bus that Runs on Human Waste Starts Ride Along UK Streets

    Siyahi
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    Aren’t we relying much on non-renewable sources of energy for fueling up our automotives? This thought has been prevailing for decades but we are yet to find an effective stand-in. But UK is now setting an example to the modern world. And what they rely on is something which will never fall under the non-renewable tag — human waste! Hitting British roads is the new Bio-Bus, which is currently being run on trial. The 40-seater bus is fueled up by bio-gas produced from human sewage and food waste. Not only does it bring the bio-aspect to the fore, but also turns out to be eco-friendly.
  • IIT Madras to be a part of SERN Experiment

    Marian Dumitri
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Indian brains always have demand in all corners of the world, and the latest evidence of this trend came from the most anticipated experimental corner, The CERN. As per reports, IIT Madras, the premier educational institute in the nation is all set to be a part of the World known CERN Experiment. With this achievement, IIT madras became the first IIT and the first educational institute in South India to become a part of this global experiment. Earlier, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, Baba Atomic Research Center, University of Delhi and University of Punjab were also selected to…
  • Rhino-horse first traces found in Ancient India?

    Marian Dumitri
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Have you always been curious about issues pertaining to evolution and continental drift? Well, this news may interest you. According to Los Angeles Times, a mammal, which is likely to be weigh 45-75 pounds, has radiated into the modern rhinoceros, hippopotamus and horse. This new story was published last week in the journal called Nature Communications. Described nine years ago as Cambaytherium thewissi comes close to the resemblance of a “missing link”. The research also reveals that the ancestor rhino’s traces were initially found in India, after which the mass broke off from…
  • Left-Out Torpedo Station in Baltic Sea to be Vamped as an Ideal Spot for Water Sports

    Siyahi
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Torpedo stations and look-out stations are unused structures now. Come to the European region and you could see them scattered across the sea. One such structure in the Baltic Sea, however, will soon be bustling with activity as it has been marked for renovation. A torpedo lookout station located at Puck Bay has been identified by MFRMGR, Polish architects, to be used as an ideal location for water sports. Back in the days of World War II, when it was constructed, this building served as a watch tower and torpedo developing facility. The discarded building is accessible only by boat, which…
  • Biggest Parrot-Beak Dinosaur Fossil Excavated From Siberia

    Marian Dumitri
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    ‘Psittacosaurus sibiricus’ also known as Parrot beaked dinosaur is widely considered as the most species-rich dinosaur genus which ruled the earth millions of years ago. The recent excavations which happened near the village of Shestakovo in Kemerovo region in western Siberia unearthed the fragments of the biggest known parrot beaked dinosaur. Large scale excavations are going on in and around Shestakovo for the last sixty years, and the unearthing of the well preserved ‘Psittacosaurus sibiricus’ became another mile stone in this excavation project. Two skeletons of parrot beaked…
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  • Report: EPA: 2014 renewable fuel standards 'significantly delayed'

    Sebastian Blanco
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Filed under: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Legislation and Policy, United States The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed." The EPA said that, basically, since we're all using less gasoline, maybe we don't need as much biofuel (PDF): The proposal has generated significant comment and controversy, particularly about how…
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Porsche adds third 919 Hybrid for Le Mans, Audi to heat factory with geothermal

    John Beltz Snyder
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Filed under: Ethanol, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Legislation and Policy, Racing Porsche will be running a third 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The extra Porsche will race in the six-hour May 2 WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps as a lead-up to the legendary 24-hour race on June 13 and 14. Porsche hasn't announced the driver lineup for the third 919 Hybrid, but drivers will remain the same for the other two cars. Including the third car is meant to help further test performance and efficiency as part of development for future hybrid…
  • Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #407

    Dan Roth
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Filed under: Podcasts, Acura, Audi, BMW, Dodge, Toyota Episode #407 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Sebastian Blanco talk about the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the Toyota Mirai, and the BMW 3 Series falling off the Car and Driver 10Best list. We start with what's in the Autoblog Garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!
  • Confirmed: Mitsubishi Mirage sedan confirmed for US

    Steven J. Ewing
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Filed under: Budget, Sedan, Mitsubishi The Mitsubishi Mirage easily takes the cake as the worst new car I've driven in the last year. Actually, make that the worst new car I've driven in several years (Side Note: when was the last time I drove a Smart Fortwo?). But regardless of what I, or my colleagues, think about the Mirage, it's selling decently - Mitsubishi has moved over 14,000 of them so far this year, which is actually higher than the company initially expected. And now, we've got official confirmation that the sedan version is headed our way. This isn't really shocking, considering…
  • Report: Saleen says it's out of money, owes millions

    Chris Bruce
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Filed under: Aftermarket, Performance, Earnings/Financials Saleen Automotive is best known for building hot numbers including countless tuned Ford Mustang muscle cars, and more recently, for offering a custom version of the Tesla Model S. Unfortunately, the company needs a huge infusion of cash even faster than its cars if it wants to stay on the road beyond the end of the year. In a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Saleen admits that its financial situation is dire, and it has just $7,261 in cash sitting in the bank as of September 30. That lack of liquidity is just the very…
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  • Super-Efficient Solar Water Desalination

    Philip Proefrock
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    A novel approach to desalinating water could be very beneficial in providing fresh water for many parts of the world needing clean water.  This is a relatively inexpensive process which uses graphite to use solar energy far more efficiently than ever before. Desalination is an important way to provide fresh water in many parts of the world, but it is usually an extremely energy intensive process.  In order to produce fresh water, the brackish water must be heated to produce steam, which leaves the salts behind.  Then, the steam is condensed to yield clean water. Solar power would seem to…
  • Better Cement for Construction with Less CO2

    Philip Proefrock
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Greener cement for construction may be already well within reach, based on a new study carried out by researchers from MIT in the United States and CNRS in France.  While modern-day cement has its roots extending back to the mid-1700s, the ratios of the two main ingredients, calcium (from limestone) and silica (from clay), which are used to manufacture it can vary widely, and had not been studied to this extent before. The potential reduction in carbon emissions from the production of cement could be as much as 60 percent, according to Dr. Roland Pellenq, the senior research scientist for…
  • Electric Turbochargers to Improve Engine Efficiency

    Philip Proefrock
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    In the ongoing quest to improve, electrically powered turbochargers may be the next step in increasing engine efficiency for automobile engines.  The first such to be included in a production model is slated to come in 2016 from Audi on its SQ7 SUV. Turbo boost has been a popular way of increasing the power of an engine without increasing its size.   Ford’s EcoBoost is an example of this approach, using 3-, 4-, and 6-cylinder engines in vehicles which had previously used larger engines.  Turbocharging an engine increases the amount of air, and therefore fuel, being fed into the…
  • Nobel Prize Awarded for Blue LEDs

    Philip Proefrock
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    The Nobel Prize in physics this year has been awarded to three scientists, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura, for their work in the development of the blue LED. LEDs were first developed in the early 20th Century, and the first practical, commercial LEDs were brought to the market in the 1960s.  However, the earliest LEDs were red or orange.  The development of blue LEDs was crucial to the ability to make “white light” LEDs, which combine blue, green, and red (or sometimes blue and yellow) to create an acceptable light source for general illumination.  The high…
  • Fuel-Free Plastics Manufacturing

    Philip Proefrock
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Plastics manufacturing is typically a double consumer of petrochemicals, using them for both feedstock for the products, as well as fuel to provide the needed energy for the process.  But a greener method from LightManufacturing provides a system with low initial costs and low operating costs to manufacture molded plastic objects without the need for any fossil fuels.  The process is even applicable with recycled plastic feedstock, making it an even greener process. Using heliostats to concentrate and reflect the sun’s rays provides the heat imput needed in order to melt the plastic…
 
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients

    Lidija Grozdanic
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Read the rest of The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials", cancer patients, England, facade design, Maggie's Centre, natural light, Resort, skylights, treehouse, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, wooden facade
  • Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom

    Nicole Jewell
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen complete with enough equipment, lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom. Read the rest of Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carolyn Federman, cooking and nutrition programs, Edible Schoolyard Project,…
  • Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

    Inhabitat
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm, an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The nearly closed loop ecosystem inside Ecofarm works by pumping the ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, which is then absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird, the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter. + Ecofarm Kickstarter The…
  • Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK

    Bridgette Meinhold
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Read the rest of Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, eco rentals, eco-travel, green architecture, Green Building, green design, micro house, small space living, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, tiny house, tiny wood homes, tiny wood houses, tinywood homes, tinywood houses, UK
  • Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark

    Lucy Wang
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read the rest of Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "office building", "sustainable architecture", bicycles, Juvelen, LEED platinum, LEED Platinum office building, plus energy architecture, plus-energy, Skanska, Solar cells, Sweden, Uppsala, Utopia Arkitekter
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  • How to Capture the Business Value of EHS Software

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Join LNS Research, SAP, enablon, ETQ and Environmental Leader for a free environment, health and safety software webinar, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 2pm EST/11am PST. In today’s business environment where operational safety and regulatory measures are under increasing scrutiny, many executives across EHS, asset management, and operations struggle with capturing the full business value of […]
  • EPA Pollution Plan to Cost Texas $2B

    Ken Jennison
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    The EPA has proposed a plan to reduce harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide in parts of Texas and Oklahoma that would require operators of some of Texas’ coal-fired power plants to spend over $2 billion on emissions-reducing technology, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The plan, released Monday, would require 15 units at […]
  • Ikea Pledges 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    Ikea is the latest company to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil. The company isn’t a major palm oil user but says palm oil can be found in the manufacturing of a small number of Ikea products, mainly in candles and as a food ingredient, and is also occasionally used in the Ikea […]
  • Is Your Environmental Management System Working?

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Your company’s environmental management system should work for you — not make you work for it, says a WasteStrategies blog post. The company, which provides waste reduction and zero waste tools and services, says an all-too-common approach to running an EMS is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach that often does little more that bog down the […]
  • Ontario Tire Stewardship Saves $500K With Mobile Tracking App

    Ken Jennison
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    The Ontario Tire Stewardship has launched a mobile tracking application that is expected to save the company over $500,000 in its sustainability efforts. The TreadMarks mobile application was officially launched in August and currently captures 98 percent of all transactions, with the remaining 2 percent transitioning in Q1 of 2015. Drivers who pick up used […]
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  • Fashion, Scuba Giants the Latest to Close the Loop on Textiles

    Hannah Ritchie
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The concept of the circular economy — a more thoughtful approach to how we process materials and manufacture products — continues to gain traction, especially in the textile and fashion industry. In the last few weeks, some of the industry’s biggest players have upped their involvement in the market shift.For example, the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute recently launched its Fashion Positive initiative with industry leaders including Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Loomstate, Bionic Yarn and the manufacturer Saitex, with ambitions to accelerate material, product and process…
  • Carbios Makes New Advances in Reduction of Plastic Waste with Enzymatic Depolymerization Process

    Sustainable Brands
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Carbios, a French green chemistry company specializing in technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, recently announced that it has successfully managed to depolymerize 90 percent of polylactic acid (PLA) material — a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, commonly used in everything from chip bags to toothpaste tubes — in only 48 hours, using its cutting-edge enzymatic process.These exceptional results were obtained by the team from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research…
  • SC Johnson Highlights Lower GHGs and Waste, Higher Ingredient Transparency in 2014 Sustainability Report

    Sustainable Brands
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    In its just-released 2014 sustainability report, SC Johnson details progress on its environmental goals — including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent and manufacturing waste by 71 percent since 2000 — as well as significant advancements in ingredient transparency through its SC Johnson Greenlist™ process.“While there are 4,600 materials we screen for in our product development, the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process is not simply about eliminating the ‘bad,’” says Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. “It’s about making it easy for product developers to…
  • AkzoNobel and Partners Considering Sugar Beets as Renewable Chemical Feedstock

    Sustainable Brands
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock.The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and economic assessment on the viability of several business cases for commercial production in the Delfzijl chemical cluster in the Netherlands.Part of ongoing industry efforts to replace increasingly scarce…
  • Kohler Gets Green Light to Develop Next-Gen, Closed-Loop Flush Toilet System

    Mike Hower
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Kohler Co., developer of kitchen and bath design and technology, has received a two-year grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design and fabricate five closed-loop flush toilet systems for field testing in developing world locations without adequate sanitation.The grant followed a successful two-year cooperative project between Kohler and Caltech in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Gates Foundation.“Our goal of creating a completely off-the-grid toileting system that is easier to transport and easier to…
 
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  • Try a Homemade Cranberry Facial Treatment for Healthy, Youthful Skin [Recipe]

    Talancia Pea
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Not sure what to do with those leftover cranberries? They're packed with vitamins, so try a facial treatment for healthy, youthful-looking skin The post Try a Homemade Cranberry Facial Treatment for Healthy, Youthful Skin [Recipe] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start!

    Guest Contributor
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Looking for green decor for your home? Consider a wool rug for those bare floor spots, as they're a durable, natural, and stylish choice The post Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start! appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

    Stephen Hanley
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    A new anaerobic digester technology turns waste food into compressed natural gas ready for use in CNG-powered vehicles The post Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video]

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    While recycling cans is pretty easy in most places, you can also upcycle beer & soda cans into shingles & siding for small structures like chicken coops The post Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video]

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Paper recycling isn't just a greenie feel-good practice: it has significant environmental and economic impacts, according to this video from The post Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.
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  • Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    New York Times: The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest, would be the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes. Such regulations,...
  • Pakistan: WHO team checks capital's Ebola preparedness

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Dawn: A World Health Organization (WHO) mission, in Islamabad to assess the arrangements in place to stem the spread of the Ebola virus, visited different health departments and examined certain areas in the capital on Tuesday. The team is in Pakistan for a week and it will visit airports, hospitals, laboratories and assess other arrangements to ascertain how a person affected with Ebola would be dealt with if he arrives in the country. The Ebola outbreak of 2014 is the largest in history and has affected...
  • Ebola workers in Sierra Leone dump bodies

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Al Jazeera: Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims. Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them at a hospital entrance to stop people entering. The head of the district Ebola Response Team, Abdul Wahab Wan, said on Tuesday that the bodies included those of two babies. A spokesman for the striking workers, who asked not to be identified,...
  • Sierra Leone Ebola workers dump bodies over pay

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Reuters: Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims, in the latest strike to hamper the fight against the worst known outbreak of the virus. A spokesperson for the striking workers in the eastern town of Kenema, who asked not to be identified, said they had not been paid their weekly hazard allowance for seven weeks. Authorities accepted that the money had not been paid but said that...
  • U.S. EPA expected to tighten long-awaited ozone standards: sources

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Reuters: The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose on Wednesday more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, sources said. Under a court-ordered deadline of next Monday to release its proposal, the agency could propose a National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per billion concentration of ozone, and take comment on standards within a 60-75 ppb range, sources familiar with the matter said. That would compare with the current...
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  • Video: A Drone Shoots Hauntingly Beautiful Footage of Buffalo's Snowstorm

    James West
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    James Grimaldi/YouTube Flying personal camera-equipped drones directly over big events like the Hong Kong protests and Independence Day fireworks is becoming commonplace. Now come these amazing aerial images of Buffalo, New York, besieged by snow for the third day in a row. The Buffalo area was coated with up to six feet of snow on Wednesday and there's been even more today. The eighth storm-related death was annouced this morning. When the storm first set in, James Grimaldi of West Seneca, New York, sent his drone into the blizzard to film a bizarre world drained of color, and uploaded the…
  • We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

    Tim McDonnell
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating that even if you're cold right now, the planet is still getting hotter. In fact, 2014 is on track to be the warmest year on record. The map above shows where global temperatures for the month of October stood relative to the 20th century average. Overall, this was the warmest October since record-keeping began in 1880. And it's not just October…
  • Watch a Wall of Snow Consume Buffalo, N.Y.

    Tim McDonnell
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Today it is literally freezing in every state in America. But no where has been hit harder than Buffalo, New York, which yesterday got buried under 70 inches of snow. Yeah, seven-zero, as in nearly six feet. At least six people there have died, and one hundred are still trapped. The video below, from Buffalo-based producer Joseph DeBenedictis, shows yesterday's apocalyptic storm sweeping across the city. The insane snowfall was brought on by something called the "lake effect," which could grow more severe with global warming—our friend Eric Holthaus at Slate has the details on that.
  • BREAKING: The Senate Just Voted Not to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    UPDATE 11/18/14, 6:17 pm ET A controversial bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the US Senate Tuesday evening. It received 59 "aye" votes, just shy of the 60 needed to send the bill to President Obama's desk. The fight isn't over yet; Republicans have said they plan to prioritize approving the pipeline once they take control of the Senate next year. Below the headlines last week about President Obama's major climate agreement with China, another environmental story was gaining steam: a vote in Congress to force approval of Keystone XL, a controversial…
  • Two Charts That Show How the US Is Shortchanging the World

    Tim McDonnell
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Tim McDonnell This morning, the New York Times reported that President Obama is poised to announce a pledge of $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, a United Nations-administered account to help poor countries deal with climate change. That's the biggest single pledge of any country so far (see chart above); it doubles the total size of the fund and is a major step toward the UN's target of raising $15 billion before next month's climate talks in Lima, Peru. Other notable carbon emitters, such as the UK, are expected to announce contributions by the end of next week. But viewed in a different…
 
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  • November 30

    dailynews
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 30, 1980:  The U.S. Congress passes the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, protecting over 100 million acres of Federal land in Alaska and doubling the acreage included in the National Parks System.  President Jimmy Carter signs the bill into law two days later.  
  • November 29

    dailynews
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 29, 1979:  The floodgates are closed for the first time on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Tellico Dam, ending a six-year controversy.  The dam’s construction was opposed due to the presence of the snail darter, a small endangered fish, in the Tellico River.  
  • November 28

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  • November 27

    dailynews
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 27, 1966:  New York City is enveloped in smog, resulting in hundreds of hospitalizations. At right, smog covers the city in 1998.  
  • Photographers cast a light on hunger as the holidays begin

    photoblog
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Photo and caption: J. Grinyar/National Geographic Your Shot
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  • 6 Charts That Show Renewables and Efficiency Are Top Priorities for Data Centers

    Julia Pyper
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The data center industry is rapidly expanding and evolving as society increasingly goes digital. It's also consuming more energy. The EPA estimates that in 2006, data centers consumed 61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity at a cost of about $4.5 billion. A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that in 2013, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity (the equivalent annual output of 34 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants). They are expected to reach 140 billion kilowatt-hours by the end of the decade. In this environment,…
  • The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2014

    Stephen Lacey
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since BuzzFeed has already captured the market for the dumbest things ever said on Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the internet, we'll stick to what we know: energy. We're a little bit more highbrow here, so we're certainly not calling the people on our 2014 turkey list "dumb." Instead, this list recognizes the people, companies and institutions that made decisions or statements over the last year that were widely criticized. 1. 60 Minutes In January, the television news magazine 60 Minutes aired a segment called "the cleantech crash," which looked at the numerous troubles…
  • Florida Regulators End Solar Rebates and Efficiency, Giving Utilities ‘Everything They Wanted’

    Stephen Lacey
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Tampa Bay Times: Florida Regulators Approve Plan to Gut Energy Efficiency Goals, End Solar Power Rebates State regulators on Tuesday approved proposals to cut Florida's energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to terminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015, giving the investor-owned utilities virtually everything they wanted. After almost two hours of debate, members of the state's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 in support of staff recommendations that backed the proposals of Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light. The two dissenters,…
  • Can China Get 40% of Its Electricity From Renewables by 2040?

    Katherine Tweed
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    China could quadruple its share of modern renewable energy by 2030 with the right policies in place, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the China National Renewable Energy Centre. Under a business-as-usual approach given current policies, IRENA estimates that modern renewables could make up 16 percent of the energy mix by 2030. China has a goal of 15 percent of energy from non-fossil sources by 2020. The assessment defines modern renewables as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and new biomass, but does not include traditional biomass sources,…
  • GTM Research’s Most-Read Grid Edge Reports of 2014

    Mike Munsell
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last year, GTM Research introduced the world to the concept of "grid edge," the energy market that has emerged out of the confluence of distributed generation, analytics, storage and customer empowerment. At GTM Research, we've pivoted our coverage to focus on this exciting space. The following list ranks our most-read grid edge research reports of 2014. Reading between the lines, it may hint at what could emerge as the most successful grid edge markets. 1. Distributed Energy Storage 2014: Applications and Opportunities for Commercial Energy If research purchases can be used as a gauge…
 
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  • Information Management Shines at Dell World

    John Whittaker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As I took in the sights and sounds of Dell World earlier this month in Austin, and more importantly, soaked in the palpable and almost inescapable buzz surrounding Dell’s information management capabilities, I kept coming back to the same thought: What a difference a year makes. This year marked the fourth annual iteration of the event, and the third I’ve had the pleasure of attending as a member of the Dell team. Since its inception, Dell World has been nothing short of a marquee industry event, its agenda lined with preeminent speakers, informative sessions, rich networking…
  • Technology & Entrepreneurs: Of the People, By the People, For the People

    Jim Lussier
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As we face the third industrial revolution, technology and entrepreneurs are spurring global change by creating jobs to alleviate poverty and increase prosperity. To employ the eligible workforce in 2020, we will need 500 million new jobs, and entrepreneurs will be the ones that make that possible. Social impact and job creation was the center of conversation at a recent entrepreneur roundtable (pictured below) where members of the United Nation’s Foundation, its Global Entrepreneur Council, and the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network shared their visions around building a better…
  • Q&A with Dell OEM Channel Partner CCIntegration

    DELL-Jessica A
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Dell OEM Channel Partner program is an ecosystem of providers who help companies design, manufacture, deliver and support their solutions sold to end users. Dell OEM Channel Partners are carefully selected based on their resources and capabilities dedicated to helping original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers bring products to market efficiently.  Each solution is uniquely crafted to support the needs of the customer’s product requirements.  Whether our customers need custom hardware and software integration or financing options and inventory management,…
  • Up in the Air: Why Technology Matters

    Bryan Jones
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In my sixteen years at Dell, I have racked up more hours of flying time than I’d care to admit. Finding the best possible flight experience is critical – it helps reduce the stress and strain that travel can impose on your body and your life.   When I think about what made one trip a nightmare and the other a breeze, technology really is the differentiator. And it’s not just because I work for Dell, a technology organization.  Think about it. Flights run on time (or close to it) because of back-end processes that automate logistics, adjust for delays and track…
  • Let Dell.com Help You Stay Home This Black Friday

    Laura P. Thomas
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There’s a disagreement in my house that has raised its ugly head again this year. If you read my post about reaching young customers, you know I’ve got a tween girl, and for the second year in a row she’s begun lobbying me heavily to go Black Friday shopping. She seems to think staying up late or waking up early, dealing with parking, crowds, lines and the occasional violent outbreak would be fun. I do not. No, count me among the increasing number of people who prefer to do their Black Friday shopping online on our own time. Even Canadians are getting in on this U.S.
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  • How Much Can You Really Change After You Turn 30?

    Melissa Dahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    I am turning 30 in March, and so I was a little unnerved when I recently came across a question that researchers who study personality have apparently been trying to answer for more than a century: How much can a person really change after 30? "You're doomed! What you've got now—that's it," is th
  • You Can Now Watch Darren Wilson Tell His Story. You Can't Hear Michael Brown's Side

    Rebecca Leber
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Unrest in Ferguson continued for a second night after a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, the police office who shot Michael Brown. In response to Monday’s events, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon increased the National Guard troops from 700 to 
  • Glimpses of a Ghetto-Free Future

    William H. Frey
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the most intimate settings of American life is the neighborhood. Neighborhoods are where Americans socialize, shop, and attend school. They are where civic matters have the most impact—and where a place’s racial makeup can foster interactions with other groups, or not. For many Americans,
  • Creating New Opportunities for African-American Entrepreneurs

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All entrepreneurs—even the most successful—need help along the way. They need capital to fund their growth. They need operational experience and industry expertise to scale. And they need a peer network to call on. With the October launch of the Credit Suisse Entrepreneurs Circle, the bank will
  • A Civil Rights Lawyer Explains Why Obama's Immigration Order Is an Even Bigger Deal Than It Seems

    Margo Schlanger
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    If you’ve read or heard anything about President Obama’s immigration orders last week, then you’ve probably heard that he’s giving millions of undocumented residents a three-year reprieve from deportation and legal working papers.You probably haven’t heard that he’s also rewriting the pr
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    Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

  • Hyundai and Kia Promise to Triple Number of Green Cars by 2020

    Leon Kaye
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hyundai and Kia will boost the models of green cars threefold by 2020 in response to a settlement with the EPA over lowballing some models' GHG emissions.
  • Mercedes Conceptualizes Solar Paint

    3p Contributor
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mercedes rolls out Vision G Code concept car which uses revolutionary paint job to utilize solar as well as wind energy, fitted with conventional as well as hydrogen engine.
  • Video: Jacques-Philippe Piverger of MPOWERD Talks Diversity at Net Impact ’14

    Nick Aster
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    "The topic of diversity is thrown around quite a bit. I think oftentimes we don't fully appreciate or understand what it's really about," Jacques-Philippe Piverger, co-founder and CEO of MPOWERD, said at the 2014 Net Impact conference last month.
  • VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

    Andrew Burger
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations. Having carried out more than 2,700 environmental sustainability projects at its factories, VW's production processes are 17 percent “more environmentally compatible" than they were four years ago, according to a team of more than 250 environmental experts that conducted an interim evaluation of VW's ecological sustainability program.
  • Healing After Typhoon Haiyan Through Basketball

    Presidio Sports
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Shaq once said he'd never seen a nation that loved basketball as much as the Philippines. Recently the sport helped folks recover from natural disasters.
 
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    Green Parent Chicago

  • Celebrate a Local Treasure with Auditorium Theatre Day

    Christine Escobar
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University celebrates 125 years this season with a full line-up of performances and special events to commemorate its long legacy as one of the city's oldest cultural treasures. December 9 has been declared by Mayor Emanuel as Auditorium Theatre Day. On this day in 1889, the Auditorium Theatre was founded as "a theatre of the people and for the people". To celebrate the Auditorium's 125th anniversary, a special birthday trolley will travel throughout the city on the morning of December 9. Passengers, including members from the “Too Hot…
  • "Class Dismissed", New Indie Documentary on Home Education Receiving Amazing Audience Response

    Christine Escobar
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A new independent film about homeschooling, now showing in select theaters on the West Coast and making its way to the Midwest and East Coast in November, is currently screening to sold out audiences. "Class Dismissed" explores the fast growing movement in the U.S. toward home education and learning outside of the traditional confines of a classroom. Produced by 3StoryFilms, the movie follows a homeschooling family from LA who decide to take their two children out of school to pursue learning in a completely different way. I recently spoke to the film's director and co-producer…
  • Chicago Park District Wins Gold Medal, Named Top Park District in the U.S.

    Christine Escobar
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Chicago Park District has won the Gold Medal for excellence in parks and recreation management. According to a news release today from the park district's website, "Agencies were judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials." The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition. The Chicago Park District is the first urban park district to win the prestigious award.
  • Swapadventure Makes Trading Hand-me-downs Simple

    Christine Escobar
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Two women from Mount Prospect have started a popular new way for parents to recycle gently used children's clothing and equipment and adult clothing and accessories, while helping families find items they need for free. Swapadventure, now celebrating its 1st anniversary, is the creation of Angelika Babich and Maggie Pawelko. Each is a mom to three children under the age of 10. The pair organize free swapping events at Chicago area businesses twice a month. The only admission to each event is one shopping bag of items no longer needed to be added to the items for swapping. There is no…
  • Local Midwest Farm Training Program Accepting Applications

    Christine Escobar
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
      If you've ever dreamed of owning and working your own sustainable farm business, now is your chance to learn directly from Midwest farmers. Angelic Organics Learning Center in Calendonia, IL is accepting applications for their winter farmer training program. This week is the final week to submit application materials for the center's training program, Stateline Farm Beginnings, which begins October 11. The program runs until March 2015. Organizers say Stateline Farm Beginnings has launched more than 55 new sustainable farms in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since its…
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  • Vietnam index ends during 5-mth low, appetite bonds fall

    Blogger
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui 12 HANOI: Vietnam’s benchmark VN Index forsaken 1.68 percent to tighten during 576.04 points, a lowest given Jun 25, on widespread selling, led by a oil and gas zone following a pointy dump in tellurian oil prices. A assembly between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with Russia and Mexico resulted in no understanding to quell outlay opposite a 30 percent unemployment in prices given June, boring Brent down before it rebounded on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia’s oil apportion pronounced a oil marketplace would stabilise. Shares of PetroVietNam…
  • Great Entrepreneurs, Questionable Health — 4 Steps to Founder Fitness

    Blogger
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    1. Don’t omit problems.  It’s easy to put off trade with vast appearing problems. But in business, handling a overall financial design contingency be tackled.  Likewise handling vital health issues soon is wise. Blood vigour or cholesterol tests can furnish frightful formula though they don’t means problems usually expose them. It’s vicious to know where we mount before building a march of movement to urge your health (and finances).  2. Rely on data.  Data-based preference creation is all a fury right now, interjection to some high-powered computers and algorithms…
  • Low oil prices bluster US appetite boom

    Blogger
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:49 pm
    In a Ardmore dish in a US state of Oklahoma, BNK Petroleum operations are using during full tilt. Shale oil and gas writer BNK’s Q3 sales were 230 percent adult on a same time in 2013. The association is doing good out of a shale oil bang that has done a US a tellurian personality in oil output. Drilling for shale oil, what is termed ”unconventional extraction” or ”hydraulic fracturing” in attention parlance and dubbed ”fracking” by a media, is a complex, and many contend environmentally mortal process of extracting oil from tough to entrance…
  • High appetite cost & low R&D spending decrease EU chemical sector’s …

    Blogger
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    “India should take a lead in construction chemicals research” In this interview, A J Charles and M A Waheed, a Directors and Founders of Perma Construction Aids, explain a significance of construction …
  • 4 Low-Fat Low-Cal Recipes for Healthier Comfort Foods

    Blogger
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Martin Rettenberger/PhotoSpin Want to spin comfort food into healthy comfort food? Sometimes only simply swapping out a aloft calorie or aloft fat part for a reduce calorie or reduce fat alternative, or adding a small bit of garlic or a finely chopped veggie, will do a trick. Below are a integrate of examples of comfort food done healthy. Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe #1 Yummmy!!! Who doesn’t adore mac and cheese?! we know my son is still a large fan of a blue box stuff. It’s always healthier to prepare from blemish and customarily doesn’t take that many some-more time (sometimes only…
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  • Planning for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

    Katy
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    (First posted at Earth911.com) Thanksgiving is coming up quickly! It’s hard to believe we are well into November already. Sometimes, it can feel challenging to hold on to environmental values during the rush-rush of the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can plan an eco-friendly (and healthy) Thanksgiving for you and your family. 1. Go Canned Food Free this Thanksgiving (and holiday season). Most canned food, while convenient, has the hormone altering chemical BPA in the lining. This leaches into food and has been linked to numerous health problems including obesity, cancer, and…
  • 10 Ways to Avoid Lead Poisoning in Children

    Katy
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Guest post by California Poison Control One million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable. From China and Antarctica to Ohio and California, no nation or state is free of lead poisoning.  It affects humans and wildlife, children and adults, with children being the most susceptible to harm from lead. “Lead poisoning is one of the most important and most preventable pediatric environmental diseases today.  Lead poisoning may cause a variety of medical problems, including learning disabilities,…
  • You Can Freeze it (Eco Eats Challenge!)

    Katy
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    A dear friend of mine has a habit of saying, “you can freeze it!” to just about anything that is about to go bad or is extra food. The truth of it is, she’s usually right. The average American wastes almost half of their food every year, and waste $165 billion dollars annually. That’s roughly $2,275 wasted for a family of four. What could you do with just a little of that wasted money? Plane tickets for your family? A small project in your house? Car payments for a year? That’s why I joined the Eco Eats Challenge. To make more progress toward a life that reflects…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Volunteer

    Katy
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    byPhilip Brown, PhD, senior consultant at the National School Climate Center. #1: Volunteering helps foster empathy. Empathy is the most critical disposition for responding to the needs of others.  We need to be able to imagine what other people may be going through or feeling. Volunteering helps engage our natural empathic sense, but you have to make sure that there are opportunities to talk about the purpose and experience of any volunteer activity if the recipients aren’t visible in the process (making sandwiches for the homeless isn’t the same as helping to deliver the…
  • Supporting the People’s Climate March

    Katy
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Like so many, I want to drop everything and travel to New York City for the People’s Climate March. As I’m sure many of you can relate to, I have full time work, two-days of kid activities to wrangle, and a local political action meeting to host this weekend. I would love to be heading to NYC to show my support of immediate action on the climate crisis. This event will be historic and will record breaking. I am with my fellow child health and environmental activists in spirit this weekend. They come from all walks of life. Just take a look at some of them from the Moms Clean Air…
 
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  • Limited Time! Bestselling Kindle Paleo Books for $1.99 Or Less

    Tiffany
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Amazon is hopping with awesome deals on ebooks today, especially paleo books. Check out these amazing books you can get for a steal, most are only .99 cents, a couple are $1.99. These aren’t cheapy ebooks someone slapped together and put on Amazon. These are well established books written by very well known authors. Some of these books are going for $30 or more for a hard copy. I have and LOVE several of them… Cookbooks  Everyday Paleo – Love this one! The Ancestral Table The Modern No Nonsense Guide to Paleo Beyond Bacon – Love this one! Gather, the Art of Paleo…
  • A ‘Do It Yourself’ Healthcare Plan When You Can’t Afford Health Insurance

    Tiffany
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These days healthcare insurance costs a pretty penny. Frankly for lots and lots of people it is financially out of their reach or they have to take the cheapest option, which may mean high deductibles and large out of pocket costs. This is why healthcare is so widely discussed in the political arena…everyone (typically) wants to have access to affordable medical care and be able to get treatment if they get sick or have an accident of some kind. Yet the prices are skyrocketing and it is becoming a luxury that the average Joe cannot afford. So when you cannot afford health insurance what do…
  • Spanking Is NOT an Effective Parenting Tool

    Tiffany
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A child misbehaves by poking, kicking or similarly assaulting another child. The parent grabs him by the arm and slaps him for hitting that child. Hmm… what’s wrong with this picture? Is this effective parenting or something else? Or maybe a child runs into the street after their parent just told them not too. So the parent drags them into the house by the arm and paddles their backside telling them that they “could” have been hurt. Of course the child is fairly certain they did just get hurt… by their mom or dad…. not by a car in the street. Again……
  • Essential Oils for Winter Driving Confidence

    Tiffany
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Essential oils for winter driving? Uh What? Yes, when winter finally reared it head this week in the form of snow flurries my mind automatically wandered to essential oils. Why? Because I HATE driving in bad weather. It make me so anxious that I actually avoided it for seven years after moving to Ohio. I only drove on snowy, icy roads maybe once or twice in seven years, until last year when my schedule and lifestyle began to require driving in it almost daily. All winter long I agonized over the weather reports and white knuckled it every time I got into my car. As you may remember the…
  • Essential Oils for Hair

    Tiffany
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The typical woman does so much to damage her hair these days. Think hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and a myriad of products all laced with unsavory chemicals…shampoo, conditioner, mousse, and hairspray. We all want shiny, voluminous hair that makes us look our best right? Well, all of these products we are using are counterproductive to that. We can actually change the way our hair looks, grows, and feels by making a few changes in our hair care routine, changing some of our activities, and by changing the way we eat and drink. Healthy Body – Healthy Hair Our…
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  • November's Green Good News

    Betsy Escandon
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Eco-novice highlights this month's happy eco-news.Sometimes being green is a downer. You can't buy this, you don't want your kids to eat that, you go ahead and use this but you can't help but think about the toxic whatsit it contains, and don't even get me started on climate change! While I'm a full believer in knowledge, transparency, and facing the cold hard facts, our brains pay more attention to the negative, and in the high stakes world of carcinogenic toxic chemicals and slow-motion planetary suicide the doom and gloom can become downright paralyzing! So here is some green good news for…
  • Extending the Harvest with Covered Hoops

    Christy
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    Queen Composter hopes for cold season gardening success.Last year I began experimenting with extending the growing season and harvesting fresh food through autumn. In fact, I was able to harvest backyard veggies for the last time on December 1st! After that we had an unseasonal cold snap and early snow (I live in the moderate pacific northwest where we are increasingly finishing winter with little to no snow). Luckily some of my cold resistant veggies bounced back enough by late winter that I could start harvesting them again in February and March.But one of my faults as a backyard…
  • Green(er) Gifts for the Gardeners on Your List

    Green Bean
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    Green Bean looks toward the holidays with a shovel in hand.It is that time of year again. While I am all about less gifts, less consumption, more experiences, if you really want to buy me or any other gardener a present this year, here is what people with dirt under their nails appreciate:1) Sharpened Tools. Every winter, gardeners tuck away their tools - dulled from months worth of snipping and maybe a bit rusted from being left outside in the first rainstorm of the season.  Some gardeners are organized enough to have their tools "winterized" - sharpened and cleaned - or do it…
  • Beware the Pod: Why I Opt for Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

    Amber Strocel
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Laundry pods may be pretty, but the Climate Crusader discovers their ugly side. One of the hard parts of green living is finding replacements for the unsustainable, toxic products you know and love. For instance, it took me years - and taking matters into my own hands - to find a "green" deodorant I like. I faced similar struggles with dish soap, all-purpose cleaner and dishwasher detergent. It was only recently that I found a laundry detergent that both my husband and I agree works well, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and that I feel good about using.Photo credit: Mike Mozart on…
  • How to hang clothes to dry over the Canadian winter months

    Eco Yogini
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    EcoYogini officially accepts the end of Autumn... but not the end of hanging clothes on the line...As I sit here typing there is a gorgeous white fluffy blizzard happening outside my window. It's technically the second snow of the season, but the first one was so tiny and brief, a few flakes really, it doesn't even count.Autumn and Winter are the reasons why I am so glad I live in a place that has four seasons... and a coastal city that actually gets more than rain rain rain (although... we do get out fair share of foggy rain, snain, and slush...) and yellow leaves in the fall (if you haven't…
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  • How To Find Pallets For Crafting

    greenandcleanmom
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever seen any of the beautiful rustic decor featuring pallets on Pinterest, you’ve probably wondered how people get access to pallets if they don’t own a business that uses them. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to get access to pallets for crafting if you’re interested in them! These tips will help you find pallets for crafting or building any project you want! 1. Ask Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.How To Find Pallets For Crafting The post How To Find Pallets For Crafting appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • How to Turn Your Delicious Recipes into Healthy Recipes

    greenandcleanmom
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know cooking at home is a healthier choice over choosing the drive-thru or dining out. However, it’s important to remember that recipes are created simply for their texture and flavor, but don’t always take health into consideration. To make it easier for you to cook more healthfully, here are a few tips that you can use on a variety of recipes. For many Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.How to Turn Your Delicious Recipes into Healthy Recipes The post How to Turn Your Delicious Recipes into Healthy Recipes appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • The Many Benefits of Organic Bedding

    greenandcleanmom
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Many Benefits of Organic Bedding The move towards a green and cozy earth is on! The challenge to make the globe as natural and sustainable place as possible is humongous. People have the task of reducing carbon footprints up their sleeves. Green homes are sprouting everywhere and so are green offices. People don’t want to suffer the consequences of a synthetic warfare. With chemicals Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.The Many Benefits of Organic Bedding The post The Many Benefits of Organic Bedding appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • Inspirational Holiday Party Outfits for Formal and Casual Events

    greenandcleanmom
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Holiday parties and gatherings can be stressful. If you’re like me, you’re probably at a loss for what to wear and how to pair everything together so you look fashionable. No fear, I’ve put together a list of formal, semi-formal and casual outfits to help you and me get dressed in style this holiday season. It’s always nice to have fashion inspiration. Whether you’re heading Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.Inspirational Holiday Party Outfits for Formal and Casual Events The post Inspirational Holiday Party Outfits for Formal and Casual Events appeared first…
  • Unique Gift Ideas and Eco-Inspiration this Holiday Season

    greenandcleanmom
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The clock is ticking and if you’re like me and you don’t like to wait until the last minute, your making your shopping list and checking it twice. I like to be organized during the holiday season and make the month of December as stress free as possible. I’ll never forget the Christmas Eve my sister called me frantic because she needed more gifts for Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.Unique Gift Ideas and Eco-Inspiration this Holiday Season The post Unique Gift Ideas and Eco-Inspiration this Holiday Season appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
 
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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
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    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Laundry helperStill loves to climb in a full laundry basket, but soon he'll be too big!
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  • Planting Garlic in the Fall

    Anna@Green Talk
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    If you love garlic as much as I do, then frost is your best friend.  Why?  It is time to plant garlic! Bearing any disasters, next year you will be smothering in garlic.  Can’t you just smell the garlic now? Where Do You Order? I order from various places based upon when I remember to order.  Many of my go to places run out by the time Peter Rabbit thumps me on the head to remind me that it that garlic planting time.   I always order organic garlic.  Below are some of my favorite places.  Grey Duck (ordered from) Filareefarm (this year I ordered from them.) In the video below,…
  • 5 Green Thanksgiving Tips: Gratitude for the Earth & Your Body

    Anna@Green Talk
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  As part of your ritual of gratitude, add some green into your Thanksgiving festivities.  Listed below are five earth friendly and health conscious tips that are easier on the Earth and your body. 5 Green Thanksgiving Tips #1 Ditch the Cans Majority of cans have a protective lining  containing Bisphenol A (BPA.) It is a chemical that helps to harden the plastic and found in medical devices, dental sealants, canned foods and drinks and many other products. According to WebMD,  BPA could affect the body as follows: “Hormone levels. Some…
  • Green Pepper Leaves Are Delicious! {+Recipe}

    Anna@Green Talk
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    At the end of gardening season, I am sad when I pull my plants since it signifies the end of garden season.  Generally most of the plants’ leaves are shriveled at this point–except my pepper plants.  My bestie, Karen of Dr.Karen Lee, encouraged me to use my green pepper leaves in her family recipe! Her family has been eating them for years.  All I have to say is now I am growing peppers just for their leaves. The trick is to pick them before the plant leaves start to darken.  I picked mine after a light frost since I knew that the peppers on the plant were never going to…
  • 5 Home Maintenance Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Anna@Green Talk
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
        Our house turns 10 years old this coming spring.  Like any property, the house has had its share of maintenance issues. Every fall and spring, we survey the house and look for issues that could cause problems such as water damage or foundation issues.  Listed below are five home maintenance items that we tackled this year. Don’t.   I mean DON’T ignore these home maintenance tips.  You could pay dearly emotionally and physically for failing to routinely fix the following exterior maintenance.  #1 Re-point your brick. Our house is part siding and part brick.
  • 25+ Recipes for Tomatoes to Cure the Tomato Glut

    Anna@Green Talk
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Although summer is over, my tomatoes are still going strong–especially the cherry tomatoes!  I have been scratching my head.   What do I do with all these tomatoes?  Sure, you can those tomatoes but how many cans of tomatoes can you use? (Sounds like Peter picked a pepper.)  Listed below are some creative ways to use your tomatoes to keep summer lasting forever.  Or at least, until next summer’s growing season. Be sure to watch the video! Roast the Tomatoes I love roasting cherry tomatoes and then blending them into a sauce. Quick Recipe Be sure to watch the video on how to…
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  • Greener, Safer, Better Gifts for Home & Hostess

    Micaela
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
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  • Greener, Safer, Better Gifts for Gals

    Micaela
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
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  • Beat Winter with Better Skin Care from Acure

    Micaela
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
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  • Stay Warm in Style with Pavepara Wings Arm Warmers

    Micaela
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
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  • Try Healthy, Natural Products with Ecocentric Mom

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    4 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
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    Chemically Green

  • Preserving Australia’s Natural Treasures for Future Generations

    Like New
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    The country of Australia contains some of the worlds greatest natural treasures, scattered across its nearly 3 million square miles of space. Many people around the world have heard of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral barrier reef in the world. The Great Barrier Reef contains 2,900 individual reefs which are host to hundreds of species of coral, fish, and marine wildlife, making it one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. (Source: Paul D’Ambra) You’ve likely also heard of the rugged Australian outback. While at a glance the outback may appear devoid of life,…
  • How to Start Growing Plants Indoors With Hydroponics

    ChemicallyGreen.com
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Commercial growers have been using hydroponics to cultivate tasty fruits and vegetables without relying on Mother Nature for years. Take a look at some labels the next time you’re browsing through the produce section at your local grocer. You’ll find that all kinds of fresh foods, including tomatoes, lettuces, and herbs, often come from a commercial hydroponic facilities. Hydroponics allow for the cultivation of robust, healthy plants in an indoor environment, and it’s a technology that isn’t just limited to the pros. You can set up a hydroponics system of your own and have fresh eats…
  • Why North Dakota Is Now America’s Wealthiest State

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    If somebody asked you to name something exciting about North Dakota, what would it be? Not to put down the state as a whole, but most people might struggle to answer that question. Out of the 50 States in the Union, North Dakota isn’t exactly known for thriving culture or bustling metropolises. Well, as luck would have it, something exciting started happening in North Dakota about 10 years ago: the biggest domestic oil boom since the 70s. Keep reading to find out how it turned North Dakota into the richest state in the country. Shale Changed Everything Oil producers have been drilling shale…
  • The Richest State That Nobody Knows About: North Dakota

    Like New
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    How would you like to live in a state with 2.8% unemployment, a 1 billion dollar budget surplus, and a GDP that’s 29% above the national average? After the economic downturn of 2009, it’s hard to believe that those economic conditions exist anywhere in the U.S., but they do… in North Dakota. You’re probably searching for a reason to explain how North Dakota, a state of empty plains and rural towns, could be such an economic powerhouse. Well, the reason is actually pretty simple: North Dakota sits atop one of the largest deposits of crude oil in the world, the Bakken shale formation.
  • Car Recycling Industry Facts and Figures

    ChemicallyGreen.com
    7 Feb 2014 | 7:39 am
    Recycling cars is big business, even bigger than the scrap parts industry, and, according to this graphic from L&L Automotive, it’s only going to get bigger. Wrecked and disposed cars have been a concern to environmentalists for decades, but recent strides by the auto industry in car recycling has lessened those worries. Reusing scrap metal and steel is an old practice, but only recently has it become an efficient enough process to be used with old vehicles. With the global movement towards more earth-friendly industrial practices, car recycling has been revolutionized with recent…
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    Go Green Travel Green

  • Legoland Chicago – Everything You Need to Know

    Dawn Head
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    My sons and I are Legoland Chicago Discovery Center experts. We have been there at least 13 times that I can recall. If your kids are anything like mine, they love all things Lego. Whether or not you have a membership, this place is affordable (with one of their specials) and fun. It is small… Read more The post Legoland Chicago – Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Conscious Travel and the Decisions We Make

    Elizabeth
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Conscious Travel: As I write this article, I have to tear myself away from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam that is trained on the nest of two eagles in the process of laying and caring for their seasonal eggs. What a fascinating and addicting display of nature that can be experienced without expending any of… Read more The post Conscious Travel and the Decisions We Make appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • How to Take Family Vacation to Cuba

    Alice Benny
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    When most people consider vacationing on a Caribbean island, a family vacation to Cuba probably isn’t the first destination that springs to mind. That’s particularly true for Americans, many of whom are under the mistaken impression that traveling to Cuba is illegal. Actually, Americans can travel to Cuba, though they have to jump through hoops… Read more The post How to Take Family Vacation to Cuba appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Review of Best Portable Travel Chargers

    Greg Head
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I remember back-in-the-day when my old Nokia phone said I had ‘low battery’ it meant that I had 2 days to find a charger. Now daily, and sometime multiple times a day, I’m re-charging my , headset, and …etc etc.  Unless I’m in my office, home, or I’m out of luck. Travel (commuting, day-trip, multi-days/weeks) these… Read more The post Review of Best Portable Travel Chargers appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Go Green Travel Green Travel Blogs You Should Be Reading

    Greg Head
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Since Go Green Travel Green is somewhat of a Niche Green Travel Blog (although we think sustainable travel is something that should be pervasive and not a niche), I love the personal stories that get told in travel blogs. Just as relationships with family and friends change when you quit your job and spending several months traveling,… Read more The post Go Green Travel Green Travel Blogs You Should Be Reading appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
 
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  • New, Innovative, Reusable- CleanPath Concentrated Cleaning Products

    Monica
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:07 pm
    I may or may not have a slight love for cleaning products. If it’s new, I’ll try it. If I love it, I’ll keep using it… So, when I was asked to try out a new line of cleaning products, called CleanPath, I couldn’t resist. CleanPath is an innovative, sustainable line of concentrated cleaning products available exclusively at Walmart. CleanPath products consist of a reusable bottle and refill pods which save you money, time and waste.  The CleanPath™ line is based on a new packaging concept developed by entrepreneur and father, Jason Foster. A few years ago,…
  • Let’s Talk Black Friday at Walmart

    Monica
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Walmart made some HUGE announcements today, regarding their Black Friday sales… Walmart, today, announced the “New Black Friday,” taking the hottest shopping day of the season to the next level. Days – not hours – of deep discounts on the hottest gifts kick off online Thanksgiving morning and lead right into the store’s first event at 6 p.m. The retailer’s “New Black Friday” playbook for 2014 includes five key elements: Five days of deals with tailored events; More deals than ever – online and in stores on the hot brands and licenses such as Apple, Samsung, Beats by…
  • Walmart and P& G partner with Jared Allen in a Salute to Service

    Monica
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    In honor of Veteran’s Day, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Walmart are partnering with Jared Allen, defensive end for the Chicago Bears, and his foundation, Homes for Wounded Warriors (http://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com), to help better the lives of Chicago veterans through the support of the Eddie Beard Homeless Veterans’ Housing Program (Vet House). According to the Illinois State Veterans Department, more than half of the veterans in Illinois live in Chicago and the need for housing continues to grow. In fact, there are more homeless veterans today than US soldiers who died in…
  • More Ways to Shop at Walmart This Holiday Season

    Monica
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Holiday shopping, and even Black Friday Shopping isn’t what it used to be. Years ago, you had to be there, in the stores to get the best deals, but now, with the internet, that may not be the case. At least, it isn’t with Walmart. This year, there are even more ways to shop, and save money, with Walmart. Here are just a few ways you can shop at Walmart this holiday season. Obviously, in store is probably one of the biggest ways. Black Friday weekend will have special deals running starting Thursday evening, and going throughout the weekend. Layaway Layaway is available to set up…
  • Walmart’s Veterans Commitment Continues

    Monica
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    This Veteran’s Day, Walmart wants to Thank ALL Veterans Past and Present for their service to our Country. They also want you to be able to publicly thank the Veterans in your life! Wall of Honor Last year, Walmart created the Online Wall of Honor, which is open to anyone, to submit photos, videos, or text through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #WallofHonor in their posts. Their hope is that it will bring people together in the largest virtual community of its kind where everyone can support and share stories about the Veterans they know! Everything will post to the Wall of…
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    Green (Living) Review

  • Is the end of the Euro nigh?

    Veshengro
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Deutsche Bank forecasts crash of the Euro for 2017 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to predictions by the Deutsche Bank the Euro is headed for the abyss and it is headed for it at a rate of knots. They predict that the demise of the is about imminent and state that the Euro zone is headed for the largest capital flight in history and estimate that the value of the Euro until the year 2017 will fall to below that of one US Dollar. After already Goldman Sachs, the leading American investment bank, declared the true and fair value of the Euro to be one Dollar or less the Deutsche Bank is…
  • A Calendar/Mandala Celebrating Natural Cycles

    Veshengro
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Natural cycles are circular, so why are calendars not? Robert Alcock explains why he has created a free to download and print, circular calendar/mandala for everyone to use! Ever since I can remember, my internal picture of the year has been a circle - with summer opposite winter, spring opposite autumn. This makes perfect sense if you consider that, after all, a circle is the shape of the Earth's orbit around the sun. The view of time as a cycle has been around for millennia - examples include the Celtic wheel of the year, the Mayan calendar, the Taoist yin-yang symbol and the Dharma wheel…
  • Hives for Pollination and Conservation

    Veshengro
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    When most people think of bee keeping, jars of glistening honey come to mind. And while there’s no argument that honey is perhaps one of the sweetest and immediate rewards of bee keeping, it should be considered that bees and other pollinators provide benefits on such a larger scale. It’s important to support pollinators of all kinds and we can do this by providing a variety of housing to not only Honey Bees but other species of pollinators as well. Here are some interesting facts about pollinators provided by The NAPPC (North American Polinator Protection Campaign) and the Pollinator…
  • Your iPhone Is Literally Crippling People In Third World Countries. Watch This, Make A Difference.

    Veshengro
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Okay, your iPhone is not directly causing a problem; rather it, in combination with all the other electronics of the world, contributes to a devastating global issue–electronic waste dumping. Even more devastating, however, is the fact that the very people who fuel the endless cycle of electronics consumption have no idea that this problem exists*. The latest and greatest gadgets hit the market, and the old (and usually, perfectly good) devices fill our closets, trash cans, and maybe (but likely not) our recycling bins. Out with the old, and in with the new, right? Well, it’s not that…
  • Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

    Veshengro
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas. Utility executives say the trend has accelerated this year, with several companies signing contracts, known as power purchase agreements, for solar or wind at prices below that of natural gas,…
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  • Looking for a Solar Job? Ecotech’s E-Book Surveys the Landscape

    SolarFeeds
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Despite projections that solar will continue to grow, even the most inspired students don’t want to jump in the field without knowing more about what the industry has to offer — and what it takes to make a successful installer, field technician, power utility technician or engineer. That... ••• read more at SolarFeeds.com •••
  • This Israeli startup makes robots that dry clean solar panels

    SolarFeeds
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Every night, nearly a hundred robots come to life in the arid desert of southern Israel and get busy cleaning rows and rows of solar panels. The robots are designed by startup Ecoppia as an alternative to the conventional, but also labor-intensive, method of sending human workers to hose and wipe... ••• read more at SolarFeeds.com •••
  • Hawaii’s largest solar energy market continues to suffer

    SolarFeeds
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Oahu, which encompasses the largest solar energy market in Hawaii, continues its downward spiral, in terms of permitting, with its 18th straight month of year-over-year decline, according to data collected by Marco Mangelsdorf, president of Hilo-based ProVision Solar. In October, 518 permits were... ••• read more at SolarFeeds.com •••
  • Wind, solar narrowing the price gap with coal and gas

    SolarFeeds
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Most industry professionals have agreed for some time that the cost of wind and solar power will be lower than coal and gas prices. The question stirring up the most argument is when. Many observers say that day is years away, but utilities have been increasingly willing to sign long-term power... ••• read more at SolarFeeds.com •••
  • Walmart inks solar contracts with SolarCity, SunEdison

    SolarFeeds
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dive Brief: Walmart has announced new contracts with SolarCity and SunEdison to install PV panels at up to 400 of its stores and distribution centers nationwide in the next four years. The retail giant says the deal will help it meet its goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable... ••• read more at SolarFeeds.com •••
 
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  • Make a Festive, DIY Table Runner for Thanksgiving

    jennae
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I spend much of Thanksgiving in the kitchen cooking all the dishes that we traditionally make to go with the turkey. As a result, my yearly table decor is nothing if not simple. Because I just don’t have time for anything too elaborate. This year likely will be no exception. So when Walmart challenged me to […]© 2008-2013 Green Your Decor. Do not republish any items from this feed without permission.Make a Festive, DIY Table Runner for Thanksgiving
  • Three Stylish Home Gifts to Personalize

    jennae
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Custom Family Pillow I may or may not have a serious crush on this pillow. And one can never have too many decorative pillows, right? Well, this one is extra special, as it tells your family’s story, all in graphic type that makes my modernist heart sing. They’re inspired by the look of vintage trolley […]© 2008-2013 Green Your Decor. Do not republish any items from this feed without permission.Three Stylish Home Gifts to Personalize
  • Who Knew a Smart Light Bulb Could be So Much Fun?

    jennae
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This, ladies and gentlemen, may look like a simple, ordinary entryway with a simple, ordinary light bulb in a fixture. But…it’s magic. OK…not exactly magic. But it is a smart LED bulb I can control with my phone, so it […]© 2008-2013 Green Your Decor. Do not republish any items from this feed without permission.Who Knew a Smart Light Bulb Could be So Much Fun?
  • Planning Our Master Bedroom

    jennae
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    If I’m honest, I’m having the hardest time figuring out what to do with our master bedroom. We genuinely have no idea how we’d like it to look, but finding that bedding sale the other day really has me itching to get it done. Part of the challenge is that we have a lot more space. So […]© 2008-2013 Green Your Decor. Do not republish any items from this feed without permission.Planning Our Master Bedroom
  • Green Steal: Organic Bedding Up to 85% Off

    jennae
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Like always, the master bedroom is the room that has gotten the least attention since we’ve moved. Both my daughters’ rooms are well on their way to being complete, and even my stepsons’ bedroom is all but done. But my hubby and I have done little but put our furniture in place and hang some […]© 2008-2013 Green Your Decor. Do not republish any items from this feed without permission.Green Steal: Organic Bedding Up to 85% Off
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  • Apartment Building Made of Shipping Containers Goes Up in Washington DC

    Christine Walsh
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Washington D.C. recently got it’s first piece of residential shipping container architecture in the form of a Brookland apartment building. The project was the brainchild of DC-based architect Travis Price and his partner Kelly Davies, who did the work for owners Matthew Grave and Sean Joiner. The residential building, located at 3305 7th Street NE, was built to replace a run down family home that once occupied the spot. The architects used 18 recycled shipping containers to construct the 24 one-bedroom units, which are intended to be rented out as student housing. The containers they used…
  • Micro Urban Shelter Made of Salvaged Materials And Intended For All to Use

    Christine Walsh
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Most cities have an abundance of alleys and other abandoned areas, which could, in most cases be transformed into something more useful, such as a garden, or tiny apartments. French architect Stéphane Malka has made this theory into reality by building Bow House in Heerlen, Netherlands, which is a tiny urban home designed for anyone to use. Bow House is a house, which is attached to an uninterrupted brick wall of an old building. The architect used a simple and flexible scaffolding system as the building skeleton, while the rest of the house is made primarily out of recycled windows and…
  • Art School Built Using Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    One of the benefits of using shipping containers as architectural building blocks is the ease with which they can be shaped into any kind of building, even one with a completely unique design. The architecture firm LOT:EK took that to the limit when designing and constructing the APAP OpenSchool in Anyang, Korea. They used eight recycled shipping containers to construct this art school, which yielded a structure with 2,600 square feet of indoor space. The shipping containers were cut at a 45 degree angle and placed together in a fishbone pattern, which resulted in a building that is…
  • Scientists Combine Solar Cell and Battery into a Single Highly Efficient Package

    Christine Walsh
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    A team of researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) successfully produced a dye-sensitized solar cell, which can store power by using air to decompose and re-form lithium peroxide. This device combines a solar cell and battery into one, and it is the first device of its kind. The adoption of this technology could also considerably lower the costs of solar cells. The design they came up with utilizes only three electrodes, whereas the standard practice until now has been to use four. At the bottom of the electrodes there is a lithium plate, followed by a layer of electrolyte, a thin sheet…
  • A Great Tiny House Goes up in Washington DC

    Christine Walsh
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Living tiny is all about sacrificing the non-essentials and learning how to make do with less space. But just because a home is small does not have to mean that it’s also cramped. The Matchbox, which was recently built in Washington DC by Jay Austin, is a great example of just how cozy and functional a tiny home can be. The Matchbox only measures 7.5 x 19 feet (2.2 x 5.8 m), but it is still big enough to contain a large ground-floor area, which consists of living, kitchen and utility spaces. Storage space is mostly located underneath two benches, and in cupboards along the wall. The bedroom…
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  • Innovation and Investment Drive Wind Power Industry

    Kirk Edelman, CEO of Project & Structured Finance – Energy, Siemens Financial Services
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    New investment vehicles are making it easier for renewable energy developers to attract financing. While banking appetite may vary, institutional investors offer tremendous liquidity. Historically, yield has been relatively thin and institutional investors tended to shy away from the energy sector. Recently, greater market liquidity has attracted greater interest among investors — and new instruments are being devised to attract new investor classes to the energy finance market.
  • A 2014 Solar Industry Thanksgiving

    Tor 'Solar Fred' Valenza
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    There’s plenty to complain about in our solar world, but I’d like right now to take a few paragraphs to say what I’m personally thankful for in our solar industry. First, I’m thankful for every individual, business, and organization that’s gone solar this year and in years past. As much as the solar industry has grown, these people are still the ea
  • A Big Change in How the IEA Views Renewables

    Michael Kanellos
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    The future is tough to predict. The International Energy Agency recently came out with its World Energy Outlook 2014, a comprehensive analysis of global energy demand and the underlying supply mix through 2040. Along with BP’s annual forecast, it is one of the most authoritative documents of its kind. But even the IEA can miss a trend. In the 2014
  • Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future

    Bill Scanlon, NREL
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    The clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the new Lab-Corps program to accelerate the transfer of clean energy technologies from the national laboratories to the marketplace, so that game-changing innovations don't languish for lack of money and equipment.
  • SunEdison Targets Brazil with $30 Million Solar Module Plant

    Vanessa Dezem, Bloomberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    SunEdison Inc., a U.S. developer and polysilicon supplier, is expanding in Brazil where demand for renewable power is expected to be a key driver of growth.
 
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    Rebuilding Together

  • Rebuilding Together celebrates Arundel’s own Bob the builder

    Mike Man
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-ar-bob-the-builder-20141102-story.html By Peter Crispino, BaltimoreSun.com | Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2014   Bob Sharpe has volunteered with Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County since day one. It was April 27, 1991, when he and a group of 30 volunteers spent 14 hours renovating the home of an elderly disabled man in Arnold, the first project for the local chapter of the national organization. Twenty-three years, 530 homes and tens of thousands of volunteer hours later, Sharpe was voted this month as Tradesperson…
  • Red Cross Superstorm Sandy Two Year Update

    Mike Man
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Source: http://www.redcross.org/nj/sewell/superstorm-sandy-update By American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter, RedCross.org | American Red Cross | October, 2014   In late October 2012, 900-mile-wide Superstorm Sandy came ashore near Atlantic City, N.J., having already pummeled Puerto Rico and an extensive swath of the East Coast. Sandy’s strong winds, torrential rains and flooding caused 117 deaths in the United States, including 53 in New York and 34 in New Jersey, and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. The devastating storm brought widespread destruction and…
  • Dedicate Your Saturday Workout To Rebuild Homes

    Mike Man
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Source: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2014/10/news/dedicate-saturday-workout-rebuild-homes_108345 By Jene Shaw, Triathlon.Competitor.com | Triathlete | October 22, 2014 Race2Rebuild holds first “Run, Ride, Rebuild” event to recover Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes. Since Hurricane Sandy hit two years ago, the Race2Rebuild organization has been working to support rebuilding projects after disaster through racing. This Saturday (Oct. 25), Race2Rebuild is launching a “Run, Ride, Rebuild” event, where athletes can do a 5K run/walk, 8-mile run or 20-mile bike and then volunteer with…
  • 2 years after Sandy, volunteers kick in where government lags

    Mike Man
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613771/After-the-Storm-2-years-after-Sandy-volunteers-kick-in-where-government-lags.html By Lane Anderson, DeseretNews.com | Deseret News | October 24, 2014 Adelaide and Irving Tucker, a couple in their eighties, hunkered down on the second floor of their small home in Rockaway, Queens, when Hurricane Sandy blasted the neighborhood. That was two years ago this week. Now the FEMA tents have come and gone, and the streets of Rockaway are swept clean. Even flower beds are returning to life with fresh soil free of saltwater. From the outside, the…
  • PrimeSource and Rebuilding Together Help Oklahoma City Homeowner Return to His Home after 2013 Tornado

    tparsons
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    September 17, 2014 05:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. and Rebuilding Together announced today that they had repaired the home of an Oklahoma City resident who had been forced to relocate after his home was severely damaged by the tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla. in May 2013. Oklahoma City resident Keith was fortunate to survive the storm that caused a large tree to fall onto his house, damaging his roof and flooding his entire home with storm water. Faced with a physical disability from his job as a…
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    Reuters Video: Environment

  • 3D map of Antarctic sea ice to shed light on climate change

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    A multinational group of scientists have released the first ever detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Using an underwater robot equipped with sonar, the researchers mapped the underside of a massive area of sea ice to gauge the impact of climate change. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Car park solution for flexible green energy

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    A British solar power start-up says that by covering millions of existing car park spaces around the UK with flexible solar panels, the country's power problems could be solved. Suzannah Butcher reports.
  • Rising UV radiation prompts skin cancer fears in Chile

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Cancer experts in Chile are warning people limit their exposure to the sun as dangerously high levels of ultraviolet radiation are expected over the next few months. A recently released report indicates the a hole in the ozone layer, which is normally situated over Antarctica, is moving towards the South American country. Elly Park Reports.
  • Deadly western New York snowstorm to get second wind

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Western New York braces for a fresh wave of heavy snow after already accumulating 5 feet (1.5 meters) in parts of the region. Vanessa Johnston reports.
  • Shape-shifting architecture that responds to heat

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Architectural research students in Barcelona showcase a prototype of a shape-shifting building which expands and contracts as heat is applied. Amy Pollock reports.
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    WeHeartWorld

  • Big, Bold, and Beautiful 2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain

    Alfie Joshua
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    With almost 100 years of truck building and perfecting experience GM has been evolving their trucks for a long time and has worked to continuously offer as perfect a truck as possible. The GMC version of the truck is the Sierra and for 2015 this truck is makes a huge statement and sets a whole new bar of truck standards for others to follow. Packaged with nearly luxurious interior and newly designed high-tech engines, the GMC Sierra is a strong and gorgeous truck for any truck lover to enjoy and just might gain some new loyalty from followers of the competition. New for 2015 is an All-Terrain…
  • This bus uses human feces as an alternative energy source

    Cactus Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The United Kingdom has launched its first bus that’s powered entirely by treated sewage and food waste, according to Quartz. The so-called “Bio-Bus” embarked on its maiden voyage on Thursday, running solely on the bio-methane gas that was produced by treating sewage and waste at a special plant that’s run by a bio-technology company known as GENeco. Bath Bus Company is operating the 40-seat bus, which is supposed to ferry passengers from Bath to the Bristol Airport, and vice versa. Using the average annual waste of about five people, the bus can travel an impressive 186 miles on a…
  • House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

    Alfie Joshua
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The House of Representatives has passed legislation that prevents academic scientists on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory committee from participating in “activities that directly or indirectly involve review of evaluation of their own work,” as quoted by The Huffington Post. Bill HR-1422, also known as the Science Advisory Board Reform Act, passed the Republican-led House of Representatives with a vote of 229-191. The bill, sponsored by Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT), makes it so that a scientist cannot advise the EPA on the findings…
  • Climate change may be increasing the prevalence of lightning

    Cactus Williams
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Apparently you can add getting struck by lightning to the list of dangerous that are most likely being magnified by climate change. According to The Washington Post, a new study has shown that a warmer climate could increase the prevalence of lightning strikes in the United States by about 50% in the decades to come. The idea behind this theory is that, because a warmer sky contains more energy, it makes a lot of sense that the energy would then be violently discharged in the form of more lightning. What is surprising, however, is that it’s actually fairly easy to predict when and where…
  • World’s first glowing bike path opens in the Netherlands

    Alfie Joshua
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cyclists in the Dutch town of Nuenen are finally able to ride on a special bike path that’s been in the works for months. What’s so special about this bike path, and why did it take so long? Well, this particular bike path is the product of a collaboration between a designer and a construction company who want to design smarter and more efficient roads, such as this one, which glows. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bike path, named such because Nuenen is the hometown of Van Gogh and the city commissioned the path as a tribute to the famous artists, is coated in a light-emitting paint and…
 
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    INHABITAT

  • The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients

    Lidija Grozdanic
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Read the rest of The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials", cancer patients, England, facade design, Maggie's Centre, natural light, Resort, skylights, treehouse, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, wooden facade
  • Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom

    Nicole Jewell
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen complete with enough equipment, lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom. Read the rest of Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carolyn Federman, cooking and nutrition programs, Edible Schoolyard Project,…
  • Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

    Inhabitat
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm, an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The nearly closed loop ecosystem inside Ecofarm works by pumping the ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, which is then absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird, the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter. + Ecofarm Kickstarter The…
  • Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK

    Bridgette Meinhold
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Read the rest of Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, eco rentals, eco-travel, green architecture, Green Building, green design, micro house, small space living, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, tiny house, tiny wood homes, tiny wood houses, tinywood homes, tinywood houses, UK
  • Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark

    Lucy Wang
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read the rest of Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "office building", "sustainable architecture", bicycles, Juvelen, LEED platinum, LEED Platinum office building, plus energy architecture, plus-energy, Skanska, Solar cells, Sweden, Uppsala, Utopia Arkitekter
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    Eco-Office Gals

  • How to Have a Greener Holiday Season

    Kate Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    There are plenty of ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle this winter, even if the weather isn’t particularly friendly to you. Below are eight tips to make your winter a little bit easier on the earth.   Pass on Paper Gift-wrapping paper, that is. It’s incredible just how much paper we use around the holidays. Make a promise not to buy any new wrapping paper or gift bags in which to wrap your presents. Instead, use leftovers from years past or get creative with old newspapers, magazines, and other paper you have lying around. You can even check out your own backyard…
  • 6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

    Kate Wilson
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Did you know that it takes around 24 trees to produce one ton of paper? That’s nothing to sneeze at, considering the rate at which we use and dispose of paper every day. Of course, that’s not the only reason to go paperless, especially if you’re a small business owner. When you migrate your files into a digital environment, it: Increases your efficiency You only need a few seconds to find an electronic file. If you’re a PC user, all you have to do is press the “Start” menu button—the one with the Microsoft logo—on your keyboard, type in the file name,…
  • Green Restorations

    Jen
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Homes require restoration work for many different reasons. Sometimes a house is just old and decrepit. Other times, extreme weather events force homeowners like you to take immediate action or face further damages and costs from accumulated deterioration. The Insurance Information Institute has research showing wind and water damage are the first and second most frequent losses claimed by homeowners respectively. With the effects of climate change becoming commonplace, homeowners are especially susceptible to events that can force a remodeling of your home. When water damage occurs it usually…
  • 8 Ways to Make Your Landscaping Eco-Friendly

    Kate Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Being environmentally-conscious is a big deal for many businesses today and most likely your company has embraced practices that are eco-friendly. You recycle bottles, cans and paper. You’ve embraced digital documents over paper ones. You opt for energy-efficient office equipment, and you’ve even worked on greening your business strategies. All of these are great ways to help the environment, but while focusing on the inside of your business, you may be forgetting about the outside. Your landscape can be tweaked so it not only looks great, but it also reduces your environmental impact.
  • MEMORIAL DAY SALE! WordPress Updates

    Jen
    23 May 2014 | 6:23 am
    All of our wordpress sites are under constant attack from hackers looking for loopholes into our websites. Hackerbots don’t care about traffic or ranking, they are programed for one thing only – to find weak spots in our platforms. Some of you have experienced the misery of compromised sites, it’s not fun or cheap and if you haven’t I promise you don’t want to. The most simple preventative maintenance you can do for your WordPress site is keep your WP, themes & plugins up to date. Nothing is a guarantee, but an updated site makes hacking less appealing for…
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    TheCityFix

  • Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium

    Sera Tolgay
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The second annual Livable Cities Symposium highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to define urban livability and outline best practices for bikeable, walkable cities with high quality of life. Photo by Thomas Alan/Flickr. How can cities harness urban mobility solutions to become more livable? The second annual Livable Cities Symposium – co-hosted by EMBARQ Turkey and the İzmir Development Agency (İZKA) – addressed this question by gathering experts from Turkey and around the world, including mayors, academics, urban planners, engineers, entrepreneurs and civil…
  • New data indicates Brazil’s streets are getting safer

    Priscila Pacheco
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Preliminary figures released by the National Health System (SUS) indicate that in 2013, the number of fatalities in Brazilian traffic fell 10% compared to 2012. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. From 2009 to 2012, the number of traffic deaths on Brazilian streets has increased gradually each year – peaking in 2012, when 44,800 people lost their lives in traffic crashes. However, preliminary data from the National Health System (SUS) indicates this trend may be changing. According to the data, there were 40,500 traffic fatalities in 2013, a 10% reduction compared to 2012. Not surprisingly,…
  • Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute

    Zhou Jia
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    One of the best ways for cities to promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself. These innovations make bike parking easier, improving transport access, giving bikers peace of mind, and saving urban space. Photo by Joe Newman/Flickr. For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on public transport, or having to take their bike inside their office to prevent it from being stolen. In dense…
  • China’s clean air challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions

    Su Song
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Sustainable transport plays an important role in helping Chinese cities address their debilitating air pollution. Photo by Da Yang/Flickr. This is the first post of the “China’s Clean Air Challenge” series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series examines the increasing social, environmental, and economic impacts of the serious air quality issues in Chinese cities, and investigates the source of emissions and sustainable solutions. Air quality is one of many tragic social and environmental issues China has faced during its rapid urbanization and motorization. In the 2013 State of the…
  • Enhancing livability in Turkey and in cities worldwide

    Hande Küçükcoşkun
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    EMBARQ Turkey’s Livable Cities Symposium will highlight the importance of bikeability and walkability in creating livable cities for all. Join the discussion online using #LivableCities. Photo by Marko Anastasov/Flickr. Over the past half-century, the world has urbanized at an unprecedented pace. In 1970, about 37% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This number rose to 45% in 1990, 54% in 2014, and is expected to reach 66% by 2050. Much of this urban growth is occurring in less wealthy cities, and has created distinct challenges. Many cities are struggling with…
 
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    Green Building Law Update

  • ASHRAE 189.1 - 2014 Green Building Standard Is Now Available

    Stuart Kaplow
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Last week the 2014 version of the ASHRAE 189.1 Green Building Standard was published and became available for use.  ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildingsaddresses site sustainability; water-use efficiency; energy ef­ficiency; indoor environmental quality; and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.  Standard 189.1 is an alternative compliance option of the International Green Construction Code. When Baltimore City adopted the IgCC last week, its…
  • International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore

    Stuart Kaplow
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Last evening the Baltimore City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes. Baltimore, the 26th most populous city in the country, was among the first jurisdictions, in 2007 to mandate that all “newly constructed, extensively modified non-residential buildings” .. “achieve a Silver rating in the appropriate LEED rating system or satisfy the Baltimore City Green Building Standard” (a LEED-like local enactment). That mandatory law had some efficacy with new construction but almost no…
  • Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building

    Stuart Kaplow
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Election Day 2014 in which Republicans made big gains in Congress and statehouses across the country portends huge business opportunities for green building. As more conservative legislative bodies look to enact environmental and energy policies while driving up growth without enacting new mandates or imposing new taxes, enabling voluntary green building is positioned to be part of the new legislative agendas.  The newly elected Republicans are not 1960s Barry Goldwater environmentalists who favored “federal intervention with regards to the environment.” To the contrary, most…
  • FTC Warns 15 Businesses that their Biodegradable Claims May be Deceptive

    Stuart Kaplow
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission made public that its staff sent letters to 15 businesses last month warning that their biodegradable claims related to “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags may be deceptive.  Oxodegradable plastic is supposedly made with an additive intended to cause it to degrade in the presence of oxygen. Most waste bags are intended to be deposited in landfills, however, where not enough oxygen likely exists for oxodegradable bags to completely degrade in the time consumers expect. Contrary to the marketing, these bags may be no more biodegradable than ordinary…
  • LEED v4 Delayed, Again

    Stuart Kaplow
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that projects will still be able to register under the current LEED 2009 through October 31, 2016. News of the extension of LEED 2009 began circulating yesterday and is being heralded and widely supported as positive across the environmental industrial complex.  This is arguably the third extension of the date when projects must use the new LEED v4. The date is an extension from the close date of June 1, 2015, announced in summer 2102 when the vote on “LEED 2012” (now LEED v4) was delayed. In USGBC’s announced 3 year cycle…
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    Chelsea Green

  • Make the Most of Your Woods with Forest Farming

    jmcdougall@chelseagreen.com (Chelsea Green Publishing)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Many people think forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Not so, according to forest farmers Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel. In their new book Farming the Woods, they invite a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicine, and other non-timber products. Permaculture Magazine calls this […]The post Make the Most of Your Woods with Forest Farming appeared first on Chelsea Green.
  • Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

    jmcdougall@chelseagreen.com (Chelsea Green Publishing)
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve kicked off our Holiday Sale – with 35% off any purchase at our on-line bookstore. Simply use the code CGS14 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we have free shipping on any orders over $100*. Is there a small farmer or organic gardener on your […]The post Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing! appeared first on Chelsea Green.
  • Tasty Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

    jmcdougall@chelseagreen.com (Chelsea Green Publishing)
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    As much as we love pumpkins, sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out how to take advantage of all those nourishing seeds. Packed with rich nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and plant-based omega-3s, these seeds are certainly worth the extra effort in the kitchen.  If you’re tired of the standard roasting drill, try some […]The post Tasty Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds appeared first on Chelsea Green.
  • Chelsea Green Publishing Turns 30!

    jmcdougall@chelseagreen.com (Chelsea Green Publishing)
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Explore a slideshow of cover images from some of our most iconic books over the past 30 years. Excerpts from these books and close to 100 others are all part of a new Chelsea Green anthology celebrating our 30th anniversary – The Chelsea Green Reader. This collection offers readers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list […]The post Chelsea Green Publishing Turns 30! appeared first on Chelsea Green.
  • Fresh Fig Pecan Bread for the Holidays

    jmcdougall@chelseagreen.com (Chelsea Green Publishing)
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering, master bread baker Richard Miscovich describes this Fig Pecan Bread as slightly sweet, delicious, nutritious, and soothing. Here is the full recipe from his latest book, From the Wood-Fired Oven. ***** Fig Pecan Bread By Richard Miscovich One of my favorite baking books—and one that gives […]The post Fresh Fig Pecan Bread for the Holidays appeared first on Chelsea Green.
 
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    mnn.com

  • Cosmic case of missing stars baffles scientists

    mnnadmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    A Hubble image shows the globular cluster Fornax 3 in the dwarf galaxy Fornax. Astronomers are mystified by stars that seem to be missing from the cluster. (Photo: NASA, ESA; S. Larsen/Radboud University, the Netherlands)  
  • Wolf traveled more than 450 miles to Grand Canyon

    mnnadmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, a long way from its home in the northern Rockies.  
  • How the planets got their names

    melbreyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    How do you honor the beguiling beauty of a twinkling celestial orb? Give it the name of a god. How do you honor a god? Name one of the sky’s bewitching wonders after him. And thus, the ancients named the sky’s brightest planets after members of the mythological pantheon, affording the highest recognition to both gods and planets. As new planets were discovered, the tradition was continued.  
  • NASA unveils amazing view of Jupiter's moon Europa

    mnnadmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before.  
  • Turtles more closely related to birds than to lizards, according to landmark genetic study

    bnelson78
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
    They might not look it, but turtles are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards, according to a new landmark genetic study by researchers at the California Academy of Sciences, reports Phys.org.   
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  • How crowd control technology works

    mnnadmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Protests have erupted again in Ferguson, Missouri, following the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed teenager.   In August, the police officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old who is believed to have robbed a convenience store. The Ferguson Police Department has been criticized for its crowd control tactics that have included plumes of tear gas, sprays of rubber bullets and loud blasts from sound cannons.
  • Never-before-seen particles discovered at CERN

    mnnadmin
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Two new subatomic particles have popped up at the world's largest atom smasher. The never-before-seen particles could help physicists glean key information about the building blocks of matter in the universe.  
  • Gecko gloves allow you to climb like 'Spider-Man'

    bnelson78
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
    Much research has gone into understanding what makes a gecko's feet so sticky, and now we finally have the payoff. Researchers have invented gloves that allow human wearers to climb walls like "Spider-Man," reports the BBC.   
  • 3 of the coolest new robots

    dbell
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    The “Terminator” movies gave us a glimpse of a robot future, and it was pretty scary. The real robots of the future, however, look nothing like Arnold Schwarzenegger. They look like bugs and belt buckles and boats. In fact, some of them are boats. But they do have one thing in common with the cyborg assassin: a considerable degree of autonomy, albeit benign.  
  • Can venture capitalists fill the science gap?

    sgrover
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    From Google's self-driving cars to the rise of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors and disruptive solar ventures, Silicon Valley movers and shakers have long been interested in ways that science and technology might change the way we li
 
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  • Late-night meals may interfere with memory

    mnnadmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    The hectic pace of modern life means that people are often eating at odd times of the day and night, and these shifted schedules could be taking a toll on memory, new research suggests.  
  • Pear and Potato Soup with Sage

    jheimbuch
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    This amazing dish is simple to make yet it boasts so much flavor. It has the creaminess of a potato soup wrapped up with the sweetness of pears and the irresistible savory flavor of sage. It is a little reminiscent of butternut squash soup, but with its own unique twist.  
  • Savory Herbed Stuffing

    egili
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
  • After watching 'The Story of Food,' you won't look at your plate the same way again

    gmiller
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    We need it, we crave it and we can't live without it — but how much do we really know about food? The National Geographic Channel miniseries "Eat: The Story of Food" aims to fill in the blanks as it explores comestibles from a historical and cultural perspective over six hours on Nov. 21-23.  
  • How to make great mashed potatoes

    egili
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
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  • Researchers decode ancient Egyptian spellbook, find references to Jesus

    bnelson78
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    A mysterious ancient Egyptian text that has puzzled scholars for decades has finally been decoded, reports Phys.org.  
  • How real is 'The Imitation Game?'

    gmiller
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    When you think of the heroes of World War II, the name Alan Turing probably doesn't spring to mind. But the British mathematician and cryptologist was instrumental in breaking the Germans' diabolically complex Enigma code, giving the Allies the upper hand and shortening the war by an estimated two years and saving 14 million lives.  
  • Ancient Egyptian handbook of spells deciphered

    mnnadmin
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.   Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power," as researchers call the book, tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil spirits and treat "black jaundice," a bacterial infection that is still around today and can be fatal.  
  • When is the best time to buy airplane tickets?

    joshwlew
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Luck often seems to be the most important factor in getting cheap airfares. How many times have you bought your tickets only to see “last minute” deals you could have gotten if you had been a little more patient?  
  • Artist creates incredible nano sculptures that can only be viewed with an electron microscope

    bnelson78
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Art and nanotechnology have officially merged, and artist and engineer Jonty Hurwitz is the culprit. He has created a series of surreal sculptures that seem impossibly small. How small? Small enough so that they can fit on the head of an ant and can only be viewed with a scanning electron microscope.   According to Hurwitz's website, his nano sculptures represent "the smallest human portraits ever created."  
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  • Is the OpenWorm Project creating life from keystrokes?

    sgunther
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Caenorhabditis elegans in motion. (Photo: Bob Goldstein/Wikimedia Commons)  
  • Watch Il Capo, the master of marble, orchestrate the extraction of massive stone blocks

    sgunther
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
      Filmmaker Yuri Ancarani spent almost a year filming in a marble quarry in the Carrara region of Italy's Apuan Alps to gather footage for his short film "Il Capo (The Chief)," which focuses on the quarry master responsible for orchestrating the extraction of massive, perfectly hewn blocks.  
  • Energy lawyer argues that protesters' snarling faces constitute assault (and no, this isn't The Onion)

    sgunther
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with about 11,000 employees, a nearly $40 billion market cap, and more than $14 billion in annual revenue. The company enjoys the power and might that comes with being an enormous transnational corporation and has legions of lawyers and corporate security working to protect its interests.   And yet, Kinder Morgan is afraid of snarling protestors.  
  • California drought is driving the depletion of irreplaceable groundwater

    sgunther
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    A new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change by NASA scientist James Famiglietti paints a grim picture of water conditions in California, our country's breadbasket. Americans get around a third of our produce from California, but that number doesn't really explain how dependent we are on California farms. Here's a quick list of some foods and the percentage consumed by Americans that is grown in California (or rather were, these numbers are from 2007):   Pomegranates- 100 percent Artichokes- 99 percent Kiwi- 97 percent
  • Waste a little time: Watch animals being total jerks

    sgunther
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    In one of my favorite episodes of "The Simpsons" ("Bart Gets an Elephant"), the family brings an elephant with an attitude to a nature reserve for rehabilitation. The elephant, named Stampy, starts headbutting all the other elephants in his new home, and a park ranger explains to Marge "Well, animals are not like people, Mrs. Simpson. Some of them act badly because they've had a hard life, or have been mistreated ... but, like people, some of them are just jerks."  
 
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  • Who owns your baby's selfie?

    jsavedge
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Do you post pictures of your children online? I'm guilty as charged on that count. Some are posed, some are silly, but I never post anything that I think would embarrass them. But do I even have the right to post these pictures? That is the debate started recently on social media by designer Laura Cornet, who created a baby toy that would potentially let babies post their own photos to Facebook.  
  • Prenatal antibiotics linked to childhood obesity

    jsavedge
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    A new study has found a link between antibiotic use for pregnant moms and obesity risks for their children.  
  • Visiting your favorite national park may soon cost more

    jsavedge
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Planning a national park vacation for 2015? Better add some extra funds to your budget. A new proposal from the National Park Service could mean a significant increase in park fees starting as soon as next year.  
  • Want to lose weight? Turn down the heat

    jsavedge
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    There is no limit to the amount of advice you will receive or products you can buy that promise to help you lose weight. Low-carb diets, high-carb diets, protein shakes, slimming clothes, workout videos, gym memberships — they all promise to be the key to weight loss success. But a new study has found some rather unconventional advice for those looking to lose weight: simply turn down the heat.   
  • Today is the day: It's time to quit smoking

    jsavedge
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    When you're thinking about quitting smoking, it seems there's always some event in the future that you need to "get through" before you kick the habit. I know. I've been there. You want to quit, but you think it might be best to wait until after the holidays. Or that visit with the extended family. Or until the project at work is finished.    But once that day comes, you find there's another project, visit or holiday hanging over your head.
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  • How to fry a turkey without burning down the house

    rshreeves
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Removing a turkey from a deep fryer can be dangerous if the turkey drops back in, splattering hot oil on the cook. (Photo: Dennis Cox/Shutterstock)  
  • The ultimate sweet potato recipe roundup

    rshreeves
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sweet potatoes shine at Thanksgiving, but they’re versatile enough to use any time. These 10 recipes for sweet potatoes will have you cooking throughout the winter and into spring.
  • DIY centerpiece: Pinecone and wheat arrangement

    rshreeves
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    I like decorating for the holidays with natural elements that I find in my backyard, like using the holly to make a winter holiday centerpiece. I also have pinecones littering the back of my yard from a neighbor’s tree that I use for decorations from time to time.  
  • What to drink this weekend: Cranberry mocktail, 2 ways

    rshreeves
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    My boys were taste testers for this week’s "What to drink" recommendation. I decided to mix up a couple of simple mocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, as options to serve at Thanksgiving.  
  • Five apps for grocery savings during the holidays

    rshreeves
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Over the years, I’ve tested out various free grocery apps. I use the ones that have stayed on my phone every time I shop. I noticed last night that my money-saving grocery apps are offering great savings on many of the foods traditionally bought for holidays. Even though I've written about several of these apps individually before, I thought I'd round them all up and explain how they can save, or earn, you cash during the holidays.  
 
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  • Soon you can drive the cool electric car from 'Iron Man'

    jmotavalli
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    I ask auto execs this question a lot and never get a satisfactory answer: Why isn’t a major carmaker beating Tesla at its own game with a range-heavy, high-performance EV to rival the Model S? It seems a no-brainer to me, and worth the investment.  
  • Our fuel-cell future: Hydrogen cars at the LA Auto Show

    jmotavalli
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show replaces the low hum of batteries with the hiss of a fuel cell’s compressor.
  • Can waving help drivers and cyclists get along?

    jmotavalli
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you’re from one of the faster-paced parts of the U.S., New York for instance, the last thing you’re going to do is take time out of your busy day to wave at passersby, let alone stop and exchange pleasantries about the weather.  
  • First drive in the ultra-quiet Kia Soul EV

    jmotavalli
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The first wave of electric car rollouts are over, so auto events (like the Los Angeles show happening later this week) don’t always generate kid-in-a-candy-store excitement for green guys like me. Nonetheless, the Kia Soul EV is all-new to me, and I was stoked to have one in my possession last week.  
  • Modern drivers are clueless about their cars

    jmotavalli
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’ve been shocked by the rapid disappearance of the manual transmission — even supercars are mostly automatic these days. Automobile Magazine’s Lawrence Ulrich went in search of a manual new model Ferrari, and had to go clear across the country to Washington state to find one.  
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  • Tiny hamster eats big Thanksgiving dinner

    lmoss
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
      There's a lot of anxiety involved in preparing a Thanksgiving feast for discerning palates.   But, as the well-dressed chef in the video above proves, the payoff makes it all worthwhile. Watch this hungry hamster and his furry friends devour their specially created meal.  
  • It's playtime for these adorable white lion cubs

    lmoss
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Watch Sasha and Shimba, two 8-month-old white lion cubs, as they run, tumble, play and roar.  
  • Watch this marching band's insane salute to classic TV

    lmoss
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
      Ohio Statue University’s marching band is known for its incredibly detailed choreographed routines, and on Sept. 6 the band kicked off the football season with a fitting tribute to television.  
  • How sneaky is a border collie? (Just ask his pals)

    lmoss
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    One sly border collie sneaks up on another sly border collie ... and then they sneak up on more border collies.   Related on MNN: Meet Momo, the dog that hides in plain sight
  • Things cats do that would be weird if humans did them

    lmoss
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Cats are notorious for knocking objects off tables, coughing up hairballs in the worst possible places, and leaving dead critters as "gifts." It's just what cats do.   But what if humans exhibited those same behaviors? As this video proves, it would be weird. Very weird.  
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  • Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

    Compass Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Susan Corbett, team leader of the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, has been a leader in anti-nuclearactivism since the 1970’s. Growing up in South Carolina, the state with the highest dependence on nuclear energy in the US, she was drawn into the anti-nuclear movement when a nuclear plant was built 10 miles from her childhood home. This past weekend, Corbett joined over 70 other leaders in the anti-nuclear movement, representing over 30 U.S. states, Canada and Japan for The Summit for a Nuclear Free Future in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Sierra Club’s Nuclear Free Campaign was there in…
  • The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

    Compass Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that’s the question many are now asking. This record investment is building markets, starting with pico solar products like lanterns, from the bottom up. But just over the horizon lies much larger solar home systems and the next big opportunity capable of powering whole communities -- mini-grids. One way to get us from here to mini-grids is a novel new concept: rural feed-in tariffs, or RFITs for short.   What an RFIT does is…
  • Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It’s About Resiliency

    Compass Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Photo courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra At times when the grid fails, distributed generation offers a way to keep the lights on -- not only in areas beyond the reach of the grid but in cities as well. People often highlight the cost-effectiveness and rapidity of deploying beyond-the-grid solar solutions. As the story goes, beyond-the-grid solar companies are providing power to rural places in developing countries where the grid hasn’t yet reached and at a lower cost than other available options. But distributed generation has other important benefits: it can offer more reliability than a…
  • Despite Crackdown, Indian Courts Side With Public Health, Against Coal

    Compass Team
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    In a huge victory for local communities, public health, and the rule of law, yet another enormous proposed coal plant has been denied clearance in India. In another major setback for the expansion of the coal industry, a panel of judges rejected the environmental clearance (EC) for the 3,600-megawatt IL&FS coal-fired power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. The judges upheld an appeal from local villagers determined to halt the project over concerns about water and air pollution in an already critically polluted area. These are the same concerns that were hastily ignored by the project’s…
  • Our Solar System Kept Us In Orbit Despite The Hudhud’s Wrath

    Compass Team
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    All photos courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra Kalluri Bhanumathi, Director of the Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children, penned this guest op-ed. One of the greenest cities of India, known for its serene landscapes along the waves of the Bay of Bengal, was ripped apart by  the violent cyclone called Hudhud recently. Visakhapatnam, a peaceful coastal city in Andhra Pradesh located on the eastern coast of India between the sea and the Eastern Ghats mountain stretch, shook under the 200 km/h wind speeds of Hudhud cyclone on the 12th of October this year. Within a few hours, the insanity of…
 
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  • How Charles Koch Sent His Emissary to London to Launch Climate Denial

    Brendan Montague
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Climate denial was imported from the United States to Britain by a free market idealist employed by the billionaire oil baron Charles Koch. DeSmog UK tells their story for the first time in a two-part longread from our epic history series.  John Blundell was an idealist. A curious, unassuming and softly spoken conservative. When a sixteen-year-old school student living in a three-storey semi-detached house in the affluent suburbs of Congleton, Cheshire, his father handed him an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) pamphlet: “I was sitting up in bed, it was 1969 when I was trying to decide…
  • "I Hate That Oil's Dropping": Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

    Steve Horn
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Outgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) chairman Phil Bryant — Mississippi's Republican Governor — started his farewell address with a college football joke at IOGCC's recent annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. “As you know, I love SEC football. Number one in the nation Mississippi State, number three in the nation Ole Miss, got a lot of energy behind those two teams,” Bryant said in opening his October 21 speech. “I try to go to a lot of ball games. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it and somebody's gotta be there.” Seconds later, things got more…
  • Vivian Krause and Richard Berman’s Oil Industry Playbook

    Warren Bell
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    He had no idea he was being taped. So when influential Washington, DC, political consultant Richard Berman talked about strategy and tactics to the oil and gas industry’s Western Energy Alliance in Colorado Springs this past June, he didn’t mince words.   This is an endless war,” Berman said. The secret tape was published in the New York Times a few weeks ago, released by a displeased oil industry executive, on condition of anonymity. As he urged industry reps to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, Berman also made…
  • As Chesapeake Energy Reveals Department of Justice Investigation, Other Lawsuits Piling Up

    Sharon Kelly
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Earlier this month, Chesapeake Energy Corp. revealed that it has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, along with multiple states, over alleged wrong-doing in the company's business dealings. Federal prosecutors and state attorneys have demanded that the company turn over documents, provide information, and give testimony in cases centering on the royalty payments that Chesapeake Energy pays to landowners who allow them to tap the shale oil and gas beneath the surface of their land. Separately, the company said, it has received subpoenas from both federal and state attorneys…
  • UKIP’s Special Relationship with ALEC, Heartland and American Fossil Fuels

    Guest
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and supporting big tobacco, teaching creationism in schools, healthcare privatisation and the lifting of nuclear power regulation? Alex Stevenson and Oliver Tickell of The Ecologist investigate. UKIP's big-picture goal is a bid to achieve independence from the European Union - but in backing ALEC's agenda it appears only too keen to turn us into vassals of unaccountable American corporations. Few if any of…
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  • Thanksgiving Recipes for Vegans (and Everyone Else!)

    Veronica Goin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Thanksgiving is a rough holiday for anyone who does not eat meat (vegans, vegetarians, or people who are fond of turkeys). Besides the turkey, often the side dishes are not herbivore-friendly, with cream in the onions, marshmallows in the sweet potatoes, cream and butter and bacon in the green beans… To say nothing of the stuffing and gravy, which your distant relatives keep telling you “was just cooked inside the bird! It’s fine!” So you end up quietly in the corner, gnawing on your napkin, listening to your growling stomach… Fuck that. In thirteen years of…
  • Eco Fashion for 2015 and Beyond: 3 Gamechanging New Projects

    Veronica Goin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Capitalism is evolving. The Internet has allowed anyone with wireless access to establish their own business on the web, often giving bigger companies a run for their money. And creative ideas abound, none more in these three companies, each challenging the current fashion industry paradigms with thoughtful projects that turn last-century thinking on its head. CHALLENGE: Conventional Silk’s Cruel and Wasteful Practices SOLUTION: A different kind of silk :: Moth in the Flame by Georgeson and Tamman What do you get when you combine music, cruelty-free silk, a film noir aesthetic and a…
  • Turkeys Are the New Kittens: Seriously Adorable Videos

    Veronica Goin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    One of the greatest things about the internet is that it is positively saturated with cute animals. It seems like every week there is a new kitten video that everyone is sharing on Facebook. As it should be. Kittens are awesome and– –I’m sorry, what was I talking about? I was just distracted by this impossibly cute baby turkey. Look at those beautiful eyes! Turkeys are bringing some serious cuteness to the world of animal videos. In this adorable video from Farm Sanctuary, some rescued baby turkeys go outside for the first time after their rescue. The little bubs walk around…
  • Healthy, Easy, Vegetarian Appetizers for Holiday Parties and Gatherings

    Starre Vartan
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Sometimes, we all get stuck in a rut. And when it comes to holiday appetizers, I had about three go-to recipes that I’ve recycled way too many times. So, with holiday parties upcoming (and random friends and neighbors likely to stop by), I knew I had to refresh my app routine. I was looking for snacks that were easy, healthy, didn’t have any expensive ingredients, and were meat-free. I rounded up all these delicious examples on Foodie so now I have an easy resource when I’m feeling like I need to put something together on short notice. I’m now prepared for the season!
  • 3 Deliciously Sippable Organic Chardonnays: Eco Chick Sips

    Starre Vartan
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    While I haven’t really met a wine I wouldn’t drink (hey,when I was a student studying abroad in Madrid, I even drank box-wine!), I definitely have my preferences. When it comes to white, I’m a fan of chardonnays; and I know I’m in good company, since every wine menu on the planet—even those with only a couple reds and a couple whites—inevitably offers a chard. I lean towards buying organic, biodynamic and local wines (ideally trekking out to a winter so I can ask the winemakers how they are treating their grapes); I’m currently based in Western Oregon in the…
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  • Toyota Yaris

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Yaris is the Toyota brand's smallest and least expensive U.S. offering. In its current generation, the Yaris is offered in two hatchback configurations, with either three doors or five. A four-door Yaris sedan was offered previously, but it was phased out after one year of simultaneous sales with the newer hatchback models. Toyota also offered...
  • Toyota Sienna

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, and the new Kia...
  • Chevrolet Corvette

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Chevrolet Corvette is a high-performance two-seat coupe or convertible, and one of the most iconic in automotive history. The new generation pays homage to the “Stingray” Corvettes of earlier years, while promising exceptional performance, a 0-60 time of under 4.0 seconds, and nearly 30 mpg on the highway. For more, see our 2015...
  • 2015 Mercedes CLA, 84-Month Loans, Nissan GT-R Updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    From The Car Connection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review When Mercedes added the CLA to its lineup last year, it brought two distinctions: It was (and still is) the smallest car in the Mercedes lineup, and it was the first front-wheel-drive model the brand has sold in the U.S. The CLA is priced, styled, and engineered to grab eyeballs and...
  • 2015 Kia Optima

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Kia Optima carries forward for one more model year, while its Hyundai Sonata cousin gets a full redesign for 2015. That's fine, because the Optima was always an advanced student of design, and it remains nearly the knockout it was at launch four years ago. It's still a strong entry in most respects, with good performance, a roomy...
 
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  • My experience with thredUP: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Tiffany
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Last year, I shared a few ways that I use to get brand name clothes on a budget.  One of them is to purchase new and pre-owned clothing from thredUP where I regularly pick up items from my favorite brands. Overall, it’s been a great experience but there are a few things to keep in mind. The Good 1. thredUP sells most of my favorite brands like J.Crew, Paige, Zara and Anthropologie.  They also carry both new and pre-owned items. In one order, I received 10 brand new items for my kids.  All but one of the items was in new or like new condition. 2. In the last two years, I’ve…
  • 10 practical ways to stay healthy this winter

    Tiffany
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Last year was the first in many years that we stayed healthy all winter (I know, knock on wood). It was also the first winter I had to take a medication that lowered my immune system so I was determined to do everything I could to keep us from getting the common cold or flu, or worse. I don’t think there’s a silver bullet on this list, I’m convinced it was a combination of practical and healthy choices that helped pave the way for a well winter. Here’s hoping for another one. Humidifier We live in a dry climate so I keep several humidifiers on hand to use in the…
  • To keep or to purge, that is the question

    Tiffany
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I’m over at The Art of Simple today sharing the 5 questions I’ve been using to purge 30 boxes worth of stuff from our house. From the post: I will fondly remember the summer of 2014 as a season of purging. Just off three moves in three years and finally settled into a more permanent home, I’m finally ready to sell, donate, and gift many of the possessions I’ve carefully stored. I was so determined to simplify that I literally went through every item that came through the door. Each one was evaluated with a few mental questions to decide whether or not it would stay. Come on over…
  • Tear-Free Hair Care for Curly Haired Kids

    Tiffany
    26 May 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I have cursed (under my breath) on more than one occasion while combing my daughter’s hair. My 7 year old has a beautiful head of curls but it took a few years to figure out the right arsenal of tools to make it look adorable and keep tears out of the process. This is what works for us: Ditch the Shampoo I haven’t used shampoo on my own curly hair in several years.  When I started employing this method on my daughter’s hair, it made a HUGE difference. She wets her hair, scrubs in some conditioner and rinses. She swims every day in the summer and we still only use…
  • 17 Simple Tips for a (Very) Successful Garage Sale

    Tiffany
    18 May 2014 | 9:15 pm
    photo credit I’ve had a lot of garage sales over the last 15 years but none as successful as the last two. We made over $1000 each time and are gearing up for another one in June. Here’s a few tips that I believe helped us get there. Prepare 1. As I organize and get rid of clutter, I add all the unneeded items to boxes labeled ‘garage sale’ knowing that we will probably have enough accumulated by the following spring for a garage sale. 2. For a month or two before your sale, save paper and plastic shopping bags to  use for shoppers that purchase multiple items.
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  • Visualizing the Bakken Formation's Shifting Center of Activity

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The Bakken is a very large hydrocarbon-bearing subsurface rock formation underneath a large portion of the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg. Recent estimates put approximately 4 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the formation, with another 2 billion estimated in the underlying Three Forks formation. The Bakken has been the scene of many advancements in drilling technology– horizontal drilling, pad drilling, downspacing, and hydraulic fracturing.Request Free!
  • Eagle Ford Shale Takeaways: 5 Reasons You Must Become An Exceptional Shale Operator

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Anchored by an article on exceptional operator performance by Drillinginfo’s CEO Allen Gilmer, this collection of analysis will give you insights into the geology of the Eagle Ford and the operators who are working it.Request Free!
  • Stressing Out On The Eagle Ford: Shale Play Geology

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    From comparing the efficiency of Wolfcamp production intervals with the Cline Shale in West Texas, to providing spatial distribution analyses and production trends for the Canyon Granite Wash in the Anadarko, our experts evaluated the complexities of these prolific regions and outlined essential takeaways.Request Free!
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    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Don't worry, we won't fill your inbox with a ton of email, but will deliver a monthly recap of the most popular articles on TRAC360.com to keep you informed.If you've got oil, chemicals, or both, you can rely on this monthly report of the latest news, event announcements, products and services, and best practices. You won't have to worry—when regulations change, we'll tell you about that too.Request Free!
  • The Definitive Guide to Sharing Mobile Maps for Utilities

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the utilities sector, sharing timely and accurate field information is vital. Every day, you must get the latest utility maps, blueprints or CAD drawings to hundreds of field crew personnel, managers and subcontractors across dozens of departments, from water, gas and electrical to sidewalks, streets and sewage.This guide shows you how the following utilities stakeholders are using mobile data collection to quickly and easily share project data:Field CrewsManagementIT DepartmentsEngineers and CAD UsersGIS Analysts and ManagersRequest Free!
 
 
 
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  • Australia’s Aborigine Women’s Group has Solution to Improve Community Health

    Sangeeta Haindl
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Australia’s Aborigines have the worst health statistics and living conditions of any Indigenous group in the world, despite living in one of its richest countries. An Indigenous Australian will die, [...] The post Australia’s Aborigine Women’s Group has Solution to Improve Community Health appeared first on SocialEarth.
  • America Needs To Place Technology Into The Hands Of Its Bright Young Minds From Poor Areas

    Sangeeta Haindl
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    The New York Times ran a front page story last year, “Better Colleges Fail to Lure Talented Poor: Qualified But Unaware”, based on research by Stanford and Harvard Universities that found that [...] The post America Needs To Place Technology Into The Hands Of Its Bright Young Minds From Poor Areas appeared first on SocialEarth.
  • Amazon Commits to 100% Clean Energy for Cloud Services

    Vikas Vij
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    The world’s largest cloud-computing company, Amazon, has made a major commitment to run its cloud services entirely on renewable energy. With this comprehensive environmental pledge, Amazon has finally chosen to [...] The post Amazon Commits to 100% Clean Energy for Cloud Services appeared first on SocialEarth.
  • Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit

    Julie Fahnestock
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    The time to engage across sectors is now. In fact, cross-sector collaboration is in the zeitgeist. Progressive thought leaders agree that to gain traction on complex problems, we need to [...] The post Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit appeared first on SocialEarth.
  • Solar Power’s Great Eco Challenge

    Antonio Pasolini
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Solar power is the cleanest form of generation as far as the source of power is concerned. But as things stand now there’s one catch: we still rely on toxic [...] The post Solar Power’s Great Eco Challenge appeared first on SocialEarth.
 
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    Energy Circle

  • How to Do Mobile Right: Building an Action Based Mobile Site to Drive Leads

    Emily Straubel
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    As smartphones and tablets continue to change, it seems like our world is also changing, almost faster than we can keep up. It has left business owners and marketers wondering "What does that mean for us? Will desktop websites be completely taken over by mobile?" During this week's Energy Circle Pro webinar, we started digging into the mobile data for home performance companies across our Energy Circle network (over 325 companies in 49 states) to see if what is perceived as trends in business as a whole are also true for our industry.  While digging into the depths of…
  • Don't Start Redesigning Your Website Until You Answer These Questions

    Peter Troast
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Before buying or building a house you have to ask yourself a few serious questions about your family's future. Will I get married? Are we going to have any more kids? Do I really want to drive to work? How secure is my financial growth? You would never buy a one bedroom apartment when you're getting ready to start a family, or a property with a 3 car garage if you only own a bike. That seems like common sense to any homeowner because it's a common part of the planning process.  This week's Energy Circle Weekly Webinar was on the Latest in Web Design, and there was some…
  • Building Bigger Impact: The Value of Your Website's Domain Authority

    Peter Troast
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I’ve been talking a lot recently about the concept of Domain Authority, and several people have asked for more clarity on what this metric means and how to influence it. Ask and ye' shall receive! In simple terms, Domain Authority (DA)  is a measure of the “strength” of your website. Why pay attention to DA? Across the network of home performance businesses we work with, no other singular factor has as much impact on general online success. As DA grows, we’re able to directly measure and track the lift in search rankings, and therefore, site traffic. You can…
  • Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 - What it Means for Home Performance Businesses

    Peter Troast
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    One of the most worshipped reports of the year for the crew at Energy Circle is the Local Search Ranking Factors Report, produced by David Mihm of Moz. For any service area business--which pretty much includes the entirety of the home performance businesses we serve--understanding the latest changes in how Google handles search for “local” businesses is critical to being successful online.  Having studied and acted on the findings of this report going on 3 years now, we can attest to the power of this information. Do as it says and your local rankings will improve. So…
  • Your Email List: Two Huge Reasons to Have One Beyond Email

    Peter Troast
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Wait. What? You’re saying that my email list isn’t just for...sending email? Yes, I am. By now, most of us know the value of a strong email list. It’s a dirt cheap means of communicating with customers and prospects, and produces amazing data that helps you identify your best and most interested targets. Once you’ve figured out your email style, and established a rhythm of producing and sending it, you’ve got an efficient, systematic communication tool. For this benefit alone, our view is that a concentrated email strategy is mandatory for home performance…
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    24 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
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  • Bed Cover - Protect Your Comforter With Style

    salwa malwa
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    There are generally plenty involving benefits that will a single duvet deal with provides. Getting the same flowers which are round the bed set will possibly be best. Anytime your truck's payload can't be seen, odds are few which it is likely to be stolen. the steering wheel holder widely helps in gripping the actual brake pedal as well as accelerator for you to set it inside to some desired position. Simply a new reputed organization using numerous many a extended time of expertise is amongst the accurate secret considerations regarding selection.This is actually especially beneficial inside…
  • Decorating A Child's Room With Monogram Wall Decals

    salwa malwa
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Besides Pencils as well as Notebooks, Exactly what Provides Will your middle College Child Need?Time features flown as well as now your current sweet small son as well as daughter offers graduated through fundamental school for the huge leagues of center school.   He had been obviously an almost all natural philosopher that came to be referred for you to as "the father of modern chemistry" pertaining to separating chemistry via alchemy He furthermore made many discoveries regarding the particular properties regarding elements and also gasses. Well, mostly we didn't.   He would be an…
  • Looking After You Child after A Divorce

    salwa malwa
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Unfortunately, emotions can get in the way. This kind of gives an authentic encounter for your new driver. Attempt for you to limit these through sustaining your student conscious of the actual situation and the correct processes to stay away from such mistakes. Kid support guidelines produced by state law aid get in order to the amount yet another parent or guardian must pay.  Your little one provides being taught how to consider great proper treatment of his as well as her skin to aid keep it as clean as possible.New kinds involving signs, merges, lights, and more, could have been added to…
  • Jump Start Your Kid's Education

    salwa malwa
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    When their youngsters are infants along with toddlers, parents choose your design and also themes that will reflect their particular specific style. Picking animated, cartoon type decals would please the child's eye along with provide the area a new whimsical style. Ensure that the Kid Is Aware Of How Significant Generating IsUnfortunately, people are associated with car accidents everyday. With school we stood a literary parade exactly where we dressed up as our favorite character inside a new book. Somewhere hidden within the particular meanings a person may definitely discover the…
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    Sweet Greens

  • Velvetwire’s Powerslayer USB Charger Set Makes a Great Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift + Coupon Code

    Jennie Lyon
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s giveaway is a good one! I think that you will find a dozen people on your holiday gift list who would love to receive it. It’s a super eco-friendly product that has a beautiful design too –  a Velvetwire Powerslayer USB Charger Set! Technology advancements in the mobile device battery arena have certainly turned from skips into long jumps. Lithium-ion has come to replace the nickel based batteries of yesterday. And while these new lithium-ion batteries are much more efficient and durable, keeping your gadgets and mobile device plugged into a power source for…
  • EcoLunchbox Has a Lunchbox or Bag for Every Gift Getter!

    Jennie Lyon
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Looking for the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your holiday gift list? Give ECOlunchbox a peek! Their planet-friendly, people-friendly and pocket-book friendly gifts are sure to please this holiday season! When it comes to the products that ECOlunchbox offers, we use ours for everything from camping to toting snacks to storing Eben’s art supplies and our daily lunches. We love them! Just take a peek at some of the awesome gift they have by clicking on the photos below!   Full Disclosure: This gift guide is brought to you in part by a partnership with ECOlunchbox!  …
  • Sustainable Holiday Cards from Pear Tree Greetings

    Jennie Lyon
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you ordered your holiday cards yet? I plan to take a ton of family photos while we are on our Thanksgiving trip to Sanibel Island this weekend. When I get home, I plan to spend some time getting my cards ordered from Pear Tree Greetings. Pear Tree Greetings is a fabulous, eco-friendly and sustainable source of festive greeting cards, invitations, gift & decor, stationary, and more! Pear Tree Greetings is made up of a small team who brings you exclusive, award-winning designs, premium products all at about 40% less than their competitors! I am trying to decide if I want to do vintage…
  • Thanksgiving Planning: Island Edition

    Jennie Lyon
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most years we host Thanksgiving dinner at our home – however, this year we don’t have family coming into town to visit so we decided to travel for Thanksgiving. We booked a week at a fun, red cottage on Sanibel Island. We are meeting the mister’s uncle and aunt there for a little fun in the sun! On our way there, we plan to pick up Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods and of course, we will pack our favorite wine too! Our week will be spent outside beach combing (Sanibel is known as the best place to shell in the country!), biking the island (you don’t need a car!),…
  • 5 Budget and Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Shopping Tips

    Jennie Lyon
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    While this time of the year is the most wonderful  – it is also the busiest. You may feel like there are so many things that you need to prepare and buy and deciding where to start can be overwhelming. Instead of getting things done ahead of time, many of us tell ourselves we will get everything done when the holidays get closer. Then, the next thing you know the holidays are upon us and we end of spending too much money, getting completely stressed out, and not making the best choices – not exactly the feelings that you want to experience. It happens to the best of us, right? To…
 
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    Newsy Headlines

  • The Michael Brown 'Hands Up' Debate Continues

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Watch VideoIt's been the rallying cry across the nation for Michael Brown supporters ever since the unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white Ferguson police officer in August."Hands up, don't shoot," a crowd of protesters chants in this video uploaded to YouTube.But in an exclusive ABC interview first aired Tuesday night, officer Darren Wilson says it never happened.Anchor George Stephanopoulos says, "As you know, some of the eyewitnesses have said when at that moment he turned around, he turned around and put his hands up." Wilson…
  • OPEC Thanksgiving Meeting Could Decide If Cheaper Gas Stays

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Watch VideoOPEC's members plan to sit down together Thursday for some presumably tense talks. If the headlines are to be believed, it's the oil cartel's "most important meeting in years."The 12 member nations, controlling about a third of the world's oil reserves, will meet in Vienna, Austria, amid four-year lows in the price of oil and wide disagreement on what to do about it. (Video via BBC)The last 100 days or so have seen a huge oversupply on the market paired with slowing demand, and oil prices responded accordingly, dropping from around $100 a barrel to…
  • China Looks To Push Green Goals Through Financial Sector

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Watch VideoChina has announced its latest plan to go green through its all-important financial sector — one of its biggest climate announcements since this month's environmental agreement with the U.S. put the spotlight on the country's climate strategy. The People's Bank of China Deputy Gov. Pan Gongsheng said on Wednesday the country will try to foster the growth of green industries and businesses. (Video via Hong Kong Economic Times)Bloomberg reports in addition to that announcement, a top climate official in China said the country plans to…
  • Kurt Cobain's Daughter Producing Documentary On Father

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Watch VideoFrances Bean Cobain is the executive producer on a documentary about her late father, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.It's going to be called "Montage of Heck," and Frances described it as an, "intense yet wonderful examination of Kurt's life & art."The reason this is piquing interest is because it's the first documentary on the singer that's authorized by his family. Well, obviously authorized, because his daughter is producing it.And "authorized" is an important word. There have been unauthorized documentaries. A recent…
  • NASA's First 3-D Printer In Space Creates Its First Object

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    Watch VideoThe International Space Station keeps getting all the creature comforts of a high-tech home — wi-fi, breathable atmosphere and now a 3D printer.NASA astronauts made their first 3D printed part aboard the International Space Station Tuesday.The printer and its product look much like those you’d find on earth, and uses the same heated plastic materials to create its projects. (Video via NASA)The part was a faceplate for the printer itself — with the logos for NASA and Made in Space, the company that built the printer.It’s an important step in proving…
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    [en01]Japan for Sustainability(ニュース記事)

  • Approaches Featuring Smart Agriculture Using Solar Power, Small Hydroelectric Plants Using Dam Wall to Vitalize Japanese Farm Villages

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Image by *sii Some Rights Reserved. In Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, renewable energy businesses have started to spread, particularly in agricultural villages and mountainous areas. Below we share a report about the efforts in the prefecture to introduce renewable energy businesses.
  • Ajinomoto Partners with Saga City on Joint Biomass Research

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Copyright Ajinomoto Co. All Rights Reserved. Ajinomoto Co., one of Japan's leading food and amino acid manufacturers, announced on June 3, 2014, that it will start a joint research project with Saga City on the application of byproduct biomass generated during the amino-acid fermentation process of its manufacturing operations in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands.
  • Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Image by yamauchi Some Rights Reserved. A survey of Japanese people on biodiversity revealed a decrease in people's perception and awareness of and efforts addressing biodiversity, causing anxiety among relevant parties. The following are the survey results concerning biodiversity from a public opinion poll on environmental issues, which was released in September 2014 by the Cabinet office.
  • What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    JFS Newsletter No.146 (October 2014) Image by Simon Cunningham Some Rights Reserved. The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, with JFS as its outreach partner, is undertaking a project, "What Is Economic Growth? -- Interviews with 100 People," in collaboration with Patagonia Japan. The project aims to encourage people to think about economic growth by asking specialists from many different fields to share their ideas about economic growth. Here we introduce the responses of the philosopher Takashi Uchiyama.
  • Fuji Xerox Launches Project to Provide Learning Materials to Disadvantaged Children in Asia-Pacific

    15 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Copyright Fuji Xerox Co. All Rights Reseved. Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment manufacturer based in Japan, launched in June 2014 a project to use its production printers for the printing of learning materials, with the goal of helping to resolve educational disparity among children in emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region where it conducts business. The project first delivered workbooks to approximately 400 children in a disadvantaged area near Manila in the Philippines.
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    1800Recycling.com

  • How to Recycle Nylon

    Sophia Bennett
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    <img class="undefined" title="nylon-recycling" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://greenisgoodradio.com/resources/2014/11/nylon-recycling_400x400.jpg"> Just about everyone has nylon around their home. It is in the backpacks our kids take to school, the pantyhose women wear to work and the cheap, reusable shopping bags everyone is handing out these days. When you are ready to dispose of items made of nylon, what are your options? There are very few places that accept nylon for recycling. It is unlikely…
  • Tewksbury’s Recycling Spirit Shines on Zero Waste Day

    Kara DiCamillo
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    <img class="undefined" title="recycling-collection-event" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://greenisgoodradio.com/resources/2014/11/recycling-collection-event_400x400.jpg"> Across the country we are seeing recycling days pop up in small towns and big cities alike on a regular basis. And, what is even more impressive than the spike in events is the amount of items that are collected, the sum of hours that residents volunteer and the number of lives that are changed by the simple but important act of…
  • Recycling Profile: Bangor, ME

    1-800-RECYCLING
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    <h4><span style="font-weight: bold;">Background</span></h4> <img class="undefined" title="bangor-recycling" alt="Bangor-recycling.png" data-cms-alignment="right" data-cms-link-to-option="none" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/11/Bangor-recycling_400x400.png"> Maine's third-largest city, Bangor (pop. 33,039), also known as "The Queen City of the East," is home to a zero-sort (commingled) curbside collection program that serves all single-family households and small…
  • CR Home Invokes Worldwide Change by Sparking the Reuse Movement

    Wendy Gabriel
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    <img class="undefined" title="use-less-stuff-day" alt="use-less-stuff-day.jpg" data-cms-alignment="center" data-cms-link-to-option="custom" data-cms-link-to="http://www.communityrecycling.biz/programs/cr-home?utm_source=1800Recycling&amp;utm_medium=Use%20Less%20Stuff%20Day&amp;utm_content=homepage%20feature&amp;utm_campaign=CR%20Home%20Use%20less%20stuff%20day%20November%2020%2C%202014" src="http://1800recycling.com/resources/2014/11/use-less-stuff-day.jpg"> Many of us form an attachment to our apparel and…
  • Bambu Offers Eco-Alternative to Paper Dinnerware This Thanksgiving

    April Stearns
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    As the holidays roll into the picture, there are plenty of eco-friendly kitchenware and dinner utensil options available to contribute to a healthier environment. This holiday season, instead of typical plastic and paper options that end up in landfills when disposed, consider trying the eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware and utensils from <a href="http://bambuhome.com" target="_blank" title="Bambu" class="">Bambu</a>. <img class="undefined" title="bambu-all-occasion-veneerware"…
 
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    Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

  • All you need to know about piezoelectric energy generating systems

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The recent forecasts regarding the availability of fossil fuels, primarily coal, which is used to produce electricity, is baffling scientists. Since we now live in an energy hungry world, scientists and researchers are puzzled when trying to envision a world without these conventional sources. However, when others are busy contemplating the grim scenes of the ... The post All you need to know about piezoelectric energy generating systems appeared first on Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem.
  • Understanding the benefits of harnessing concentrated solar power in the deserts

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Sunshine is an abundant source of clean energy, which can undeniably power the entire world without causing any toxic emissions. Researchers too state that the energy beamed down from the heavens onto earth in just an hour, if harvested, can be used to power the entire world for an entire year. Quite obviously, we cannot ... The post Understanding the benefits of harnessing concentrated solar power in the deserts appeared first on Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem.
  • Vertical axis wind turbines – Understanding their benefits

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Apart from solar energy, the other major form of renewable energy generation is with the use of wind. Generating energy from wind is nothing new and wind turbines today are a common sight in many parts of the world. Wind, unlike solar energy, is available throughout the day and hence is a much more reliable ... The post Vertical axis wind turbines – Understanding their benefits appeared first on Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem.
  • Tips to choose between solar and wind energy generating systems for home use

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    With rising concerns about global warming and the ever increasing cost of conventionally produced electricity, homeowners today are not only purchasing appliances that help them save energy but are also interested in investing in renewable energy generating systems. These energy generating systems help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and reduces the recurring charges of their ... The post Tips to choose between solar and wind energy generating systems for home use appeared first on Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem.
  • Understanding the benefits of concentrated solar thermal energy generation systems

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    Generating electricity while using the free energy beamed on our planet by the sun is a great way to save the environment in present times that are dominated by concerns about the availability of conventional fuels to run the power plants. Solar energy can be converted into usable electricity in two ways – by using ... The post Understanding the benefits of concentrated solar thermal energy generation systems appeared first on Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem.
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    Pure Natural Diva

  • Keep Your Holiday Tree Fresh & Green This Year

    Tania Reuben
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Keeping your holiday tree green and fresh through the season is possible! Use the tips here and extend the freshness of your holiday tree this […] The post Keep Your Holiday Tree Fresh &... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
  • Natural Teeth Whitening from the PND Pinterest Page

    Odesk Test
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Are you as addicted to Pinterest as we are? I use it to organize all my  favorite internet finds, plan projects I’ll likely never have […] The post Natural Teeth Whitening from the PND... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
  • 6 Reasons Argan Oil is a Skincare Essential

    Odesk Test
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Argan oil is one of the hottest new trends in beauty – for good reason too!  After reading this it may become an essential part […] The post 6 Reasons Argan Oil is a Skincare Essential... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
  • Thanksgiving Menu: Recipes for the Entire Meal

    Tania
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      Last year I spent hours choosing the recipes I would use for Thanksgiving.  Everything turned out  well.  Being a creature of habit.  We’ll have […] The post Thanksgiving Menu:... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
  • Tips to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

    Cheryl David
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Eating healthy plagues the majority of us, with the convenience of fast or prepackaged foods.  Many of these foods are geared toward kids, but there […] The post Tips to Get Kids to Eat... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
 
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    Eat Drink Better

  • Clean Cookstoves That Can Burn Plastic, Create Electricity

    Becky Striepe
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    In the developing world, cooking over open flames causes serious pollution-related health problems. These clean cookstoves could change that The post Clean Cookstoves That Can Burn Plastic, Create Electricity appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • 4 New Food Class Action Settlements Over Natural Claims

    Jennifer Kaplan
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    According to ClassActionRebates.com, there were four new food class action lawsuit settlements in November over misuse of the word "natural." The post 4 New Food Class Action Settlements Over Natural Claims appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • 8 Ways To Reduce Thanksgiving Waste

    Jennifer Kaplan
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Thanksgiving food waste can be significant. Here are a number of greening strategies that won’t diminish the impact of your holiday fun The post 8 Ways To Reduce Thanksgiving Waste appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • 5 Fire Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Cooks

    Mary Gerush
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    On average, 416 cooking fires occur daily. On Thanksgiving, there are 3 times that many. So beef up your prevention with these holiday fire safety tips The post 5 Fire Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Cooks appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • Is Monsanto the Next Tech Company?

    Jill Ettinger
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Monsanto, the much hated poster-company for the biotech industry, may soon take on another industry: information technology. That’s what Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer says. “I could easily see us in the next five or 10 years being an information technology company,” he says in Grist The post Is Monsanto the Next Tech Company? appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
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    PlanetSave

  • Tesla Model S Test Cars & Loaners Now Come With Double The Discount

    Zachary Shahan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    If you’ve been wanting a Tesla Model S but also like a bargain, now may be your time to jump. With Tesla making room to show off the Tesla D and Tesla cars that come with autopilot features (as all newly produced Teslas now do), a number of Tesla Model S test cars and loaners Tesla Model S Test Cars & Loaners Now Come With Double The Discount was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
  • The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

    Roy L Hales
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Originally Published on the ECOreport The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them. Today was more peaceful. There were around 150 people, ten of which The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or…
  • 2016 Chevy Volt Peekaboo Pics Unveiled

    Zachary Shahan
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Originally published on EV Obsession. Update: I just noticed that sister site GAS2 also recently published on this story. 3 pics from that article are now added to the bottom of this one, and you can head over to GAS2 for more info and commentary. Volt owners in Los Angeles got a sneak peek of the 2016 Chevy 2016 Chevy Volt Peekaboo Pics Unveiled was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
  • Tesla & BMW Teaming Up?

    Zachary Shahan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, as a percentage of total car sales, no auto manufacturer is selling more electric cars than BMW (not counting 100%-electric companies like Tesla Motors). The percentage (4.9%) is even more than double what Nissan has achieved this year (2.1%). Of course, in many respects, Tesla Motors is Tesla & BMW Teaming Up? was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
  • Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest

    Roy L Hales
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Originally Published on the ECOreport Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife-killing Contest is a podcast with Amy Atwood, Endangered Species Legal Director, Senior Attorney, The Center of Biological Diversity. The Bureau of Land Management has just issued a five year permit, so that Salmon, Idaho, can hold its’ wildlife killing contest on public land.  Five hundred hunters, Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also…
 
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    Sustainablog

  • Try a Homemade Cranberry Facial Treatment for Healthy, Youthful Skin [Recipe]

    Talancia Pea
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Not sure what to do with those leftover cranberries? They're packed with vitamins, so try a facial treatment for healthy, youthful-looking skin The post Try a Homemade Cranberry Facial Treatment for Healthy, Youthful Skin [Recipe] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start!

    Guest Contributor
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Looking for green decor for your home? Consider a wool rug for those bare floor spots, as they're a durable, natural, and stylish choice The post Living Green: Why a Wool Rug is a Great Place to Start! appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

    Stephen Hanley
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    A new anaerobic digester technology turns waste food into compressed natural gas ready for use in CNG-powered vehicles The post Turning Food Waste Into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video]

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    While recycling cans is pretty easy in most places, you can also upcycle beer & soda cans into shingles & siding for small structures like chicken coops The post Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video]

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Paper recycling isn't just a greenie feel-good practice: it has significant environmental and economic impacts, according to this video from The post Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.
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    Crafting a Green World

  • Upcycle that Burned-out Bulb! 14 DIY Light Bulb Crafts

    Julie Finn
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Incandescent light bulbs may be going the way of the dinosaur, but there are still plenty of them around. Next time you come across one (hopefully as you're switching it out for an LED!), here are great crafts to help you divert it from the waste stream The post Upcycle that Burned-out Bulb! 14 DIY Light Bulb Crafts appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
  • Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple Cider Slushies

    Crunchy Scott
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple cider slushies are quick and easy. It's a Thanksgiving recipe that's vegan, kid-friendly and delicious The post Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple Cider Slushies appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
  • How-to: Light Bulb Christmas Ornament

    Julie Finn
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Here's how to turn an incandescent light bulb into a hollow light bulb Christmas ornament The post How-to: Light Bulb Christmas Ornament appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
  • Spotted: How to Make Patches with Crochet

    Becky Striepe
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are lots of tutorials for how to make patches, but I'm loving this crochet method that turns a simple repair into a cute new detail The post Spotted: How to Make Patches with Crochet appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
  • The 16 Best Easy Origami Projects for Noobs

    Julie Finn
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you're looking for a totally mess-free, eco-friendly craft project, then origami may just be it--no glue, no glitter, no paint, AND you can use upcycled and vintage papers! Try these easy origami projects that anyone can do The post The 16 Best Easy Origami Projects for Noobs appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
 
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  • FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) - UCLA

    Paige Donner
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Community AnnouncementFriday, November 14th, 201410:00 AM - 2:30 PMUCLA - Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room751 Charles E. Young Drive W Los Angeles, CA 90095Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States are organizing FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS), a public conference series across seven cities in the US and in Canada involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures,…
  • R20 Regions For Climate Action - Paris Highlights October 2014

    Paige Donner
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
     by Paige Donner"I love sequels. I hope there's a Kyoto 2. BUT, we shouldn't wait for Lima or Paris, we should go forward as sub-national governments. In California we never waited. We never hesitated. We didn't do 'No' as an answer. ""Solutions are found in the cities, regions, territories.""California refuses to tolerate inaction. We believe in perpetual motion. We have declared war on climate change." "Threats of ignoring climate change are immense."- Arnold Schwarzenegger"There is no B plan because there is no B planet." (paraphrasing Ban Ki Moon). "The "Terminator" is an…
  • Paris Is Always A Good Idea - R20 Regions of Climate Action

    Paige Donner
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    by Paige DonnerSpeaking this evening from the Palais Bourbon in Paris, Arnold Schwarzenegger said that, "Paris is always a good idea."He then launched into how pivotal the roles are to be played at regional and city levels for taking action to mitigate climate change now and in the coming decades.This was the evening cap to the first day of R20, Regions of Climate Action. It was fittingly held at the Assemblée Nationale following the day's panels and speakers at the Palais d'Iéna.Schwarzenegger illustrated that California is a prime example of how effective and instrumental regions can be.
  • What are you doing for World Elephant Day August 12?

    Paige Donner
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    sponsored post   On the third annual World Elephant Day, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, people around the world plan actions and activities to help save increasingly threatened African and Asian elephants (Earth, August 5, 2014) Tuesday, August 12, 2014, is the third annual World Elephant Day, a day when people come together to honor elephants, to spread awareness about the critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival. Within our lifetimes, elephants may face global extinction in the wild. World Elephant Day was launched on August 12,…
  • Berlin Startup Ecosia Acquires Bloson

    Paige Donner
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Sponsored Post  Ecosia acquires Bloson We're happy to announce that Bloson.com, the popular app which helps to support charitable projects, is now part of Berlin-based social business Ecosia.org. Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its income to a tree planting program in Brazil. By searching with Ecosia users can help the environment for free. As a part of this transition, San Francisco-based Bloson will be shutting down its service and moving all app users to Ecosia's brand new Ecolink extension. This new tool enables Internet users to automatically generate money for…
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    Free Energy

  • Gravity Control

    Jim
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    For ten years or more we’ve railed about, either, the release of gravity control by the government, or, an independent Edison-like release. Or an attachment of folks to David Barclay’s Unity Theory. which looks best to me. And The Gwandau Team may confirm. The reason I chose the Barclay Theory is for two reasons. First, […]
  • Here’s What I’m Watching Now

    Jim
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    I suppose this is a followup to Russell Brand the awakening man but different in that this is more like a conversation about our state of the world civilization, laughing all the way because otherwise we’d cry. Although you might not notice the gravity control angle of the following, think of it as the suspension […]
  • CGI Proclaimed

    Jim
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Is there a difference between this video and the previous? Maybe. How would I really know? It all looks so great. Still, I think the previous video was a real example for this one. Or not?  
  • Is This CGI Or….?

    Jim
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    If this is CGI they seem to be taking lessons from that film, Independence Day. If this is not cgi then what exactly are we seeing.  ? Today, even if you see something with your own eyes, some people will doubt. I see the above video and I lean towards cgi. So good these days, […]
  • Russell Brand, Awakened Man

    Jim
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
 
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    Green-Buildings.com

  • Should I Insulate Above my Garage?

    rpfjr
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Question:  Bill asks: I have a 1400 sq ft 1-story home. The builder did not insulate over the garage or over the outside porch both of which are under my attic. Should I insulate these areas? Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. Where you are located makes a big difference. If you are located in the northeast or somewhere where it gets very cold in the winter, the need to insulate becomes more urgent. The colder it is outside, the more the warm air inside the conditioned attic is going to want to leave through the uninsulated floor above your garage/porch. For instance if it's 20…
  • LEED v4 Green Associate MP3 Study Guide

    rpfjr
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Price:  $39.99 Short Description A:  The Poplar LEED v4 Green Associate MP3 Study Guide includes 2 hours of recorded audio. Turn your car or MP3 player into a mobile classroom and learn the LEED v4 Green Associate exam material on the go. The guide covers fundamental information on LEED v4, USGBC policies, LEED Online, GBCI policies, knowledge and task domains, core concepts, credits and prerequisites. Nine MP3 files are provided, each with a specific focus on the following content areas: Overview, Knowledge and Task Domains Integrated Project Delivery Location and Transportation…
  • How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

    rpfjr
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Question:  Aiden asks: What system of roof panels can provide heating for a house? How many panels would be needed to provide enough power for a multi-family house with approximately 6 bedrooms 6 bathroom 2 kitchens 2 living spaces? Hi Aiden, A solar heating system for roof panels is what you need. You can use a system which either uses a liquid or air for heat storage. A liquid based system is preferable if you are planning for central heating. If individual rooms need to be heated an air based system would be better. These systems can either directly heat your interior space or store…
  • GreenStep LEED v4 AP BD+C Study Guide with Project Experience

    rpfjr
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Price:  $69.99 Short Description A:  GreenStep’s LEED AP v4 Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Study Guide with Project Experience was developed specifically for the LEED v4 exam, which measures understanding of working on LEED projects from within the exam itself. GreenStep’s LEED AP v4 Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Study Guide with Project Experience was developed specifically for the new LEED v4 exam, which measures understanding of working on LEED projects from within the exam itself. You'll prepare for the LEED v4 exam the best way possible, not only by focusing…
  • LEED O+M Tenant Restrictions?

    rpfjr
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Question:  Roxie asks: For a building that has achieved a LEED EB certification, are there any restrictions on the tenant's buildout of the premises associated with LEED? Hi Roxie, Taking up space in LEED EB certified building has several benefits. There are some considerations to be taken into account while designing and using the tenant fit-out. LEED EB buildings need to be re-certified every five years. So, depending on the credits applied for, the tenant would need to participate in certain simple programs. Summary of News:  Tenants located in a LEED certified O+M building…
 
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    Green Eco Blog

  • New Green Cars Revealed at L.A. Auto Show

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    The LA Auto Show was the natural place for automakers to reveal their new green cars to the public for the first time. California is leading the charge for the new technology, with sizeable investments from municipalities, government agencies, and the companies building the cars. If a sustainable hydrogen economy is going to materialise in the US, it will be in California. That said, Toyota was alone in debuting a production-ready fuel cell car – the Mirai – after Honda made a late decision to delay the launch of its rival sedan. With the Mirai, Californians now have a choice of two…
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Reach Record High in US

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    In a single year, the percentage of plug-in electric vehicles of total vehicle sales rose 20%. Last month, plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) made up the highest percentage ever tallied of total vehicles sold in the United States. This is news for optimism. For an environmental group like the Sierra Club, it is this percentage that we care about more than total EV sales (which were strong, but not outstanding last month). As a way to slash oil use and emissions, we need people to switch from driving to transit, biking and walking — meaning fewer auto sales and less driving overall. But for…
  • The Greenest Vehicle on the Market is the One Fueled by Human Power

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    If you’re looking for a green vehicle, look no further than the bicycle. New bike sharing programs make this green mode of transportation super accessible and can lead to a more sustainable world. Owner of Alta Bicycle Share, explains that the tagline of his company is “Transportation, Recreation, and Innovation” and that they manage bike-sharing systems in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and other cities. In five years their bikes have been ridden more than 35 million miles on more than 25 million rides. That’s more than a billion…
  • What The Movies Have Taught Us About Cars

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    The car has  been a main star like in Fast and the Furious, or played a minor role in almost every movie.  The car enthusiast’s passion generally isn’t founded in any single experience. It is a result of many influences, coming from places like our parents, our surrounding area’s culture and, almost always, the media. The automobile plays both major and minor roles in nearly every movie and TV show known to mankind. Today the editors at Autoblog, Autoblog Canada and AOL Autos are paying homage to a few of these, acknowledging the ones that stand out in our minds as having…
  • Ford unveils new Fusion Lightweight Concept

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    Ford Motors has brought the new Fusion Lightweight Concept sedan into the limelight. A lighter Ford Fusion, like any lighter car, is something enthusiasts have been championing for years, and now it is becoming a reality. Ford, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program, has built six Lightweight Concepts. The Ford Lightweight Concept is built on a 2013 Fusion, a car whose curb weight starts at 3,431 pounds and goes progressively to 3,913 pounds for the Energi. This Fusion lost about 800 pounds from stock. It now weighs in at around 2,600 pounds—as light as the…
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    The Green Samaritan

  • Sharing a Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Classic Cranberry Mold

    Jeanne
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Welcome & Hospitality Heading into Thanksgiving week, I wanted to follow up on an earlier recipe tradition and share a relatively new one.  About six years ago, I purchased this ceramic pineapple... See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com
  • 4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

    Jeanne
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the... See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com
  • The Ripple Effect – Pick Me Up Instead!

    Jeanne
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Help!  If you have been to the beach lately, it’s highly likely you encountered all kinds of trash littering even the most pristine and priciest of beaches.  From bottle caps, to plastic bags,... See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com
  • Safe & Healthy Tips for Fun in the Sun

    Jeanne
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    With the opening of neighborhood pools, beach weekends and outdoor outings all over to celebrate the beginning of summer, a sun burn for many is just a few rays away. By implementing safe and smart... See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com
  • National Audubon Society 11th Annual Women In Conservation Luncheon

    Jeanne
    21 May 2014 | 8:22 am
    On Tuesday at the Plaza Hotel in New York, The National Audubon Society celebrated its 11th annual Women in Conservation Luncheon by presenting the 2014 Rachel Carson Award to yet another three... See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com
 
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    Our Daily Green

  • GreenHab the Office (infographic)

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    While you most likely practice recycling and energy saving at home, it’s critical to be an active participant in helping your office reduce its carbon footprint. Cafe Quill has created an infographic entitled “GreenHab the Office”. From starting a recycling program at your office, to smart ways to conserve energy, this infographic has tons of great tips to making your office as green as possible.
  • [Giveaway] SunJack Portable Solar Charger

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
  • Modern Kids Design Holiday Giveaway

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
  • [Giveaway] Junior Explorers Giveaway- New EduTech Program!

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
  • A Free Fruit-for-All (reprint from Otherwords)

    2 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    Along with the apples, plums, and figs, community orchards yield common dreaming By Ross Gay I got back from the airport just in time for the last half hour of Cider Fest, one of the Bloomington Community Orchard’s large public events. This publicly owned and volunteer-run organic orchard occupies a single acre. Entering its fifth year, it has become an important part of the Indiana
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    ForceChange

  • Applaud Capture of Elephant Poacher

    Courtney Heitter
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Target: Richard Bonham, Director of African Operations for the Big Life Foundation. Goal: Commend the skilled tracking and capture of a notorious elephant poacher A major elephant poacher in Africa has officially been sentenced to seven years in prison without bail. The elephant killer, Kerumpoti Leyian, was caught red-handed with two elephant tusks and a full python skin. Officials with the Big Life Foundation (BLF) partnered with another organization to track the poacher. Successful detention of the killer came after two tries; BLF did everything in its power to bring this terrible man to…
  • Condemn Former Mayor’s Racist Remarks

    Matthew Royal
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City Goal: Demand former NYC mayor retract racist comments and formally apologize for their insensitivity In a recent interview, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani went on a racist rant that compared black-on-black violence to the horrific shootings of unarmed black teens by police officers. Also, when talking about how to make police forces more representative of the populations they serve, Giuliani said, “White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.” Giuliani’s racist, insensitive, and…
  • Save Endangered Whales from Oil Spills

    Nick Engelfried
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: President Barack Obama Goal: Stop dangerous oil drilling in the habitat of imperiled right whales *This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear in a single location. Please Help Spread the Word:
  • Praise Funding to Address Mental Health Issues in the Military

    Megan Smith
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Canada Defence Minister Rob Nicholson Goal: Praise decision to spend $200 million addressing mental health issues in the Canadian military Canada’s federal government will produce $200 million over the next six years in support of mental health issues that have become prevalent in the Canadian Forces.  An additional $16.7 million in funds will be presented to members of the Canadian Forces, veterans, and their families, according to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. This will represent much-needed help to those suffering from mental health…
  • Save Old-Growth Forest from Logging

    Eavie Arntzen
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia Goal: Save ancient, irreplaceable forest from logging The Upper Walbran Valley is home to some of the largest and oldest trees in Canada and though it is surrounded by protected areas, it does not benefit from protections itself. About 75 percent of the valley’s southern coast has already been deforested. Massive, 900-year-old red cedars were carelessly chopped down. The central area of the valley has remained mostly intact, but local activists have reason to believe that this last piece of historic forest has been marked for logging as…
 
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    Living Green and Saving Energy

  • Have a Great (and Green) Thanksgiving

    greenwise
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    A Green Thanksgiving post courtesy of The Nature Conservancy. My thanks go out to them–and to all of you who read this blog–this Thanksgiving. Make your holiday a little more Earth friendly by choosing an eco-theme for your feast, like one of the three outlined below — it’s a fun way to start a new tradition with an […]
  • 5 Simple Methods To Increase Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

    greenwise
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. on November 7, 2014, was $2.94, the lowest level since December 2010, according to the latest Lundberg survey. But that doesn’t mean motorists should get complacent when it comes to saving money on fuel costs, particularly when a few simple adjustments can save you […]
  • How Are Casinos Becoming More Environmentally Friendly?

    greenwise
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    With global warming and the green-living culture becoming a significant issue, companies in all industries are having to re-think their strategies of production, sales and performance to in keep with a more environmentally friendly business plan. As casinos become more popular in modern day society, the gaming sector is striving to reduce their carbon footprint. […]
  • The Greenhouse of the Future

    greenwise
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Greenhouses are great for growing your own fruit and vegetables in all climates, but they are especially helpful to those in colder climates. Producing your own healthy food is not only an important part of living sustainably but also a money saver for your family. I don’t promote many products, but occasionally, I come across a product […]
  • 9 Simple Ways for your Company to Go Green

    greenwise
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    If going green at your company resulted in a pleasant work environment, healthier employees and increased productivity, would you be on board? Most certainly, but how do you go about this task without completely overhauling office space or incurring a ton of expenses? Here are some simple and cost-efficient ideas: 1. Create an incentive program […]
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  • Climate Change After Mid-Term Election

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Climate Change After Mid-Term Election The activists, scientists, and policy makers working on slowing (hopefully stopping and reversing, but let’s start with the small steps) climate change, took an enormous hit this mid-term election due to the Senate majority moving into the hands of the GOP. This means the lead climate-change-denier GOP Senator Jim Inhofe is taking over the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The environment could not have sustained a bigger blow when it comes to the policies we need moving forward. Stephen Colbert’s humorous take on…
  • Happy Halloween: Links I Like

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
      Happy Halloween to one and all. I wish you good weather and fun times for witches and goblins of all ages. Looking for a little reading to get you through until it’s time to put on the costumes and join the reverie? I’ve got a few I’ve been reading this week I’d like to share… Community Changes the World – “It is past time to stand together and say enough is enough. United is how we will effect change. Community changes the world.” Environmentalists sue over nuclear reactor’s impact on Columbia River – Something we must…
  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Carved Pumpkins After Halloween

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Halloween is almost here and pumpkins everywhere are waiting to make their way to homes, stoops, and porches. What to do with them after the carving and decorating is done? Here are 5 fun ways to use carved pumpkins after Halloween is over…   1. Pumpkin Bird Feeder. What better way to use a good chunk of pumpkin than to feed the neighborhood birds? There are several ways to make a bird feeder depending on how you carve your pumpkin. If the bottom, top, or side is left as a bowl or curved shape it is quite easy! Just cut the piece away from the rest of the pumpkin to form…
  • Breast Cancer, Pinkwashing, and Strength

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Chances are, if you are reading this you are aware of breast cancer. You may not know all the details, but you know it can be an incredibly scary diagnosis. By now, you are aware that women should regularly do breast self-exams. You should are regular mammograms are important, especially after a certain age or based on family history (please communicate with your doctor when it is right for you to begin these). You should also be aware that men can get breast cancer. We are a society full of awareness. Thank goodness for that. In fact, when you see that color pink on products…
  • Community Changes the World

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
      What do you think of when you hear the phrases green living, environmentalist, green blogger? I am sure there are a few ideas that immediately spring to mind if one self-proclaims to belong in one, or all, of these groups. Would it surprise you then to learn just how many different principles, beliefs, and life experiences are brought to the environmental and green living movement? If you really stopped to think about it, it shouldn’t, but somehow we all tend to get lumped together with our most vocal “spokespeople” whether we chose them or not. There are nuances and…
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    Interface Cut the Fluff

  • Understanding the state of climate finance

    Ramon Arratia
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Following on from my recent NASA post which visualises CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere, here is another great resource from the Climate Policy Initiative - it’s a superb site that visualises the state of climate finance and it’s notable shortcomings. There’s more on the CPI initiative below the image. Their aim with this website is to bring to life the numbers that sometimes get lost in the rhetoric, and they do it superbly. Click on the image to open the site: “Climate Policy Initiative works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around…
  • A year in the life of Earth’s CO2

    Ramon Arratia
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    A truly fascinating visualisation from NASA showing how CO2 moves around the globe and patterns change with the seasons. This high-resolution computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide and monoxide in the atmosphere travels. Plumes of Co2 in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons. This…
  • The Environmental Outlook for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

    Ramon Arratia
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    Sandbag are doing amazing work pushing to create a clean renewable based future for us all. They focus where they can do most, on the carbon trading market – The EU emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the only large scale policy yet implemented to cut carbon emissions. The simple idea is to destroy excess trading permits. To give you some idea how big the problem is click on this image of the live counter to get the latest reading: Sandbag’s latest report Slaying the Dragon: Vanquish the surplus and rescue the Emissions Trading Scheme reveals how hundreds of millions of excess carbon…
  • The Netherlands as a circular economy hotspot

    Ramon Arratia
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    This short video made by Circle Economy looks at organisations and businesses involved in the Dutch circular economy and what they are doing currently. We are proud to be highlighted too. “Circle Economy is a non-profit open platform that aims to accelerate the transition to the circular economy. We believe it is time to move away from our current linear take-make-waste economy, towards a system that is in balance with and inspired by nature. Together with our members we are accelerating the transition towards this new circular economy, in which we close the loops and not only focus on…
  • Human Spaces – EXPLORE THE WORLD OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN

    Ramon Arratia
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Human Spaces is a portal and resource that collects reports, thoughts and ideas about our relationship with our working environment – A world of biophilic design. “This initiative is dedicated to humans and the spaces we inhabit. Human Spaces explores the relationship between the built environment and our health and wellbeing. Biophilic Design in the Workplace is the first report on Human Spaces. It explores how biophilic office design affects our productivity, creativity and happiness. We hope you will enjoy. Human Spaces is a collaborative effort.” Click on the image to…
 
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    ecoINSITE

  • USA and China forge historic climate pact

    Pedro Hernandez
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Big, indeed. The world’s economic superpowers have essentially agreed that we can’t keep dumping carbon into the atmosphere. On Nov. 12, the White House and the Chinese government had a nice surprise for people that like to breathe pollution-free air and dream of one day owning oceanfront property, minus the risk of losing it to rising sea levels. The U.S. and China pledged to slash their CO2 emissions. For America, that means an up to 28 percent cut in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2020. And here’s what’s China’s doing, according to a blog post in The…
  • Smart grid investments top $140M in Q3: Mercom

    Pedro Hernandez
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Venture capitalists are pumping money into smart grid startups. Mercom Capital, a cleantech and healthcare research firm, released a report revealing that VCs have poured $142 million into smart grid companies in 26 deals during the third quarter of 2014. By comparison, smart grid investments totaled 81 million across 13 deals during the second quarter. But funding is slightly down from the year-ago third quarter, which saw $148 million raised in 31 deals. In a statement, the group explained: The Top VC funded companies in Q3 2014 were led by Savant Systems, a home automation solutions…
  • Watch: ‘Aquarium of the World’ turning into underwater desert

    Pedro Hernandez
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Fusion brings us this excellent, if saddening look at the effects of over-fishing in the Sea of Cortez. The area, which rests between the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican mainland, also known as the Gulf of California (see the map below), was once hailed for its biodiversity and the sheer amount of fish and wildlife under its waves. No longer. Fusion’s Environmental Correspondent, Nicolas Ibargue, went to the area to discover that the fish population is in free fall. Down to just 10 percent of their original numbers, in fact. He also found, that despite conventional wisdom,…
  • Tesla Motors open sources its EV patents

    Pedro Hernandez
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:16 pm
    This is big. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, today announced that his company is open sourcing all of its patents. Could this be the spark that sets off the electric vehicle (EV) revolution? In a post on the company’s blog, cheekily titled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You,” Musk explained the rationale behind the decision. It turns out that apart from selling some very desirable autos, the company was formed to mainstream EVs. Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but…
  • Must watch: Cosmos – Global warming case closed

    Pedro Hernandez
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — which follows in the footsteps of Sagan’s 1980 masterpiece — closed the book on the so-called “debate” on global warming. Point by point, he shot down each of the counterarguments for reducing carbon emissions… using SCIENCE! (Sorry for the all-caps.) Sunday’s episode, “The World Set Free” tackles climate change and destroys the hand-wavey reasons skeptics love to trot out: the Sun, volcanoes, Mother Nature’s having a hot flash… It’s somewhat fitting that it aired…
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    Earth Rangers Wild Wire Blog

  • Top Ten Coolest Homemade Holiday Cards

    Earth Rangers
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The Homemade Holiday Mission launched earlier this month and we’ve already received photos of some amazing cards made by Earth Rangers just like you! It’s wonderful to see so many of you doing your part to protect our forests and the animals that live there by choosing to reuse materials you already have at home. Check out some of these forest-saving masterpieces. We hope you’re inspired to start making your own homemade cards. Accept the Homemade Holiday Mission today and send us pictures of you in action and of your finished cards! This Mission is proudly supported by Earth Rangers is…
  • Is It Too Cold Out Today?

    Earth Rangers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Have you ever walked outside on an icy cold winter’s day and forgotten to put your coat on? It was probably only a matter of seconds before you realized your mistake and quickly dashed back inside for warmth and a nice hot cup of cocoa! Animals that survive in the Arctic very rarely have this problem. They are adapted to survive long winters (up to 10 months) of snowfall, ice, periods of little sunlight and freezing cold temperatures that are sometimes well below – 30° Celsius! Let’s take a look at some of the ways Arctic wildlife are able to live in this harsh climate.
  • Funny Talking Animals Video

    Earth Rangers
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Meet a hungry bear who hates spinach, watch a snow leopard tickle fight, sing along at animal bathtime and find out why two penguins are arguing about pizza in this funny talking animals video.
  • Top Ten Animals that Love the Snow

    Earth Rangers
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the season changes from fall to winter check out this list of top ten animals playing, hiding, hunting and loving the snow. You might be inspired to grab your boots and coat and head outside for some fun of your own! 1) Do you think they can see me? Harp seal 2) Oh yah…this is nice. Japanese macaque 3) Watch out, I’m going in! Wolf 4) Just blending in. White tailed deer 5) Snow fight! Polar bear 6) Snowshoeing anyone? Snowshoe Hare 7) The snow just brings out the romantic in me…sigh… Gentoo penguins 8) Come on everyone…I know the way. Young Emperor Penguins 9) Is it spring yet?
  • Being a Bobolink Detective

    Earth Rangers
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    It takes a special skill to spot and catch bobolinks. These birds are better at hiding than a polar bear in a snow storm. That’s why we have recruited some of the most skilled detectives from the Couchiching Conservancy in Ontario to go out into the wild to search for bobolink nests. Getting the proper training You can’t just go out into the field and expect to find a bobolink nest (even our detectives aren’t THAT good). To give our detectives the best chance for success, researchers from the Canadian Wildlife Service stopped by to teach them where to look, how to band the birds, and…
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    ecoFusion: Featured videos

  • John Salley on Not Eating Animals

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Most animals are raised under cruel conditions and fed a diet of antibiotics and corn. Learn more from John Sally about the food you eat. http://www.takepart.com/foodinc Author: TakePart Keywords: John Salley on Not Eating Animals Added: December 31, 1969
  • RozCast for July 30, 2009 - Solo Pacific Row, Stage 2, Week 10

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Roz Savage is rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean in 3 stages. She completed Stage 1 in 2008, becoming the first woman ever to row solo from California to Hawaii. Stage 2 launched on May 24, 2009, and will take her from Hawaii down into the South Pacific. Stage 3 will take place in 2010, ending in Australia. If successful she will be the first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific. In this week\s video she talks about audio entertainment, and provides an update on her progress.This video was filmed by Roz Savage and edited by Dawn…
  • Beaver Dam Clean up 2009

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Beaverdam Creek subwatershed is an incredibly unique area of primarily publicly owned forest and agricultural land in the middle of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The headwaters of the Anacostia River are found in this subwatershed. Beaverdam Creek subwatershed is an area of unique beauty in the midst of suburban development, it is also home to a number of problems ranging from uncontrolled stormwater runoff, trash and eroding streambanks. In addition, the best and healthiest portion of the subwatershed is under constant pressure from various development…
  • Food, Inc Trailer

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    http://www.takepart.com/foodincIn Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation\s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government\s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation\s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens,…
  • Food Security Project is a New Model for Self-Sufficiency for Orphans in Conflict-Torn Regions

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Chido Govero, a dynamic 23-year old woman from rural Zimbabwe, is training her fellow orphan girls to grow critically-needed food – using little more than coffee pulp and grass clippings – and receiving vital support from California-based artisan coffee company, Equator Coffees, and the ZERI Foundation, which specializes in international sustainable development. Zimbabwe, a landlocked southern African nation roughly the size of Montana, has been besieged in recent years by a controversial land redistribution…
 
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    The Car Connection

  • Toyota Yaris

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Yaris is the Toyota brand's smallest and least expensive U.S. offering. In its current generation, the Yaris is offered in two hatchback configurations, with either three doors or five. A four-door Yaris sedan was offered previously, but it was phased out after one year of simultaneous sales with the newer hatchback models. Toyota also offered...
  • Toyota Sienna

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, and the new Kia...
  • Chevrolet Corvette

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Chevrolet Corvette is a high-performance two-seat coupe or convertible, and one of the most iconic in automotive history. The new generation pays homage to the “Stingray” Corvettes of earlier years, while promising exceptional performance, a 0-60 time of under 4.0 seconds, and nearly 30 mpg on the highway. For more, see our 2015...
  • 2015 Mercedes CLA, 84-Month Loans, Nissan GT-R Updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    From The Car Connection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review When Mercedes added the CLA to its lineup last year, it brought two distinctions: It was (and still is) the smallest car in the Mercedes lineup, and it was the first front-wheel-drive model the brand has sold in the U.S. The CLA is priced, styled, and engineered to grab eyeballs and...
  • 2015 Kia Optima

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Kia Optima carries forward for one more model year, while its Hyundai Sonata cousin gets a full redesign for 2015. That's fine, because the Optima was always an advanced student of design, and it remains nearly the knockout it was at launch four years ago. It's still a strong entry in most respects, with good performance, a roomy...
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    Green Car Reports

  • Hydrogen VW Passat Driven, Pickup Truck Fuel Economy, Tesla Factory Upgrades: Today's Car News

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    As we head into a holiday weekend here in the U.S., we've got a brief drive of the Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, a comparison of pickup truck fuel-economy ratings, and details on upgrades to Tesla's California factory. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Corporately-aligned carmakers Nissan and Renault together pass...
  • Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Prototype: Brief Drive

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2016 Toyota Mirai may have been the biggest news in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, but it wasn't alone. VW Group brought two fuel-cell prototypes to the show's green-car ride and drive program, and we spent 15 minutes driving one. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Concept At...
  • California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it's starting to be put into practice on a large scale. Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced that it will purchase 250 megawatts of energy storage, as part of a larger 2,221-MW purchase of new generation assets...
  • Tesla Factory Retooling Completed Ahead Of Planned Production Boost

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tesla Motors has now completed upgrades to its Fremont, California, plant ahead of an expected production increase. The electric car-maker shut down the factory for two weeks in late summer to complete modifications to handle the addition of the all-wheel drive Dual Motor Model S. The company says the added capacity also helps it accommodate...
  • 2015 Pickup Truck Fuel Economy: Ford Vs Ram Vs Chevy, Who's Best?

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Americans buy more full-size pickup trucks than any other vehicle type, so boosting their gas mileage has a much greater impact than improvements in smaller and more efficient cars. Since 2012, truck makers have responded to increasingly stiff corporate average fuel economy rules by steadily improving fuel efficiency in their high-volume trucks...
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    Natural as Possible Mom

  • Adjusting to My Non-Super Status

    kb
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    One of the things that always bothered me was when people — mostly other moms — said I was a super mom. I felt like it set me apart and made people less likely to want to be my friend. Since the concussion, I have done a lot of what feels like slacking. It’s completely changed how I feel about myself and swung the pendulum the other direction. Take religion: I am a catechist for my older daughter. I am one of three teachers since we have a huge class. I realized quickly that teaching — heck, even sitting in — the classes makes me dizzy. So much head movement. So…
  • Life as a Dizzy Shut-In

    kb
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    When you’re dizzy you need to switch from a rocking, moveable office chair to one that is stationary. Like this one from when I was a little girl. It’s been a while since I blogged regularly. For a variety of reasons, really, but lately it’s because I have been busy recovering from a concussion. I have post-concussion syndrome, actually. What does that mean? In the beginning it meant I had a headache, was dizzy and exhausted all the time. (If you’ve never been dizzy count your blessings. Dizzy sucks.) It was hard looking at a screen — TV, cell phone, computer, it…
  • Picture Day Hair

    kb
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Yesterday was picture day for Big Girl. Today Little Girl got her turn in front of the camera. Both girls donated their hair recently, so they have what I consider shorter hair. Little Girl had more to give so it’s sort of longish. It hits right below her shoulders. Big Girl’s curly locks bounce up when cut so she’s shoulder-length at best. Either way, I felt clumsy and inept trying to style their hair. Facebook only makes it worse. So many of my friends post photos of their little girls with perfectly coiffed hairstyles. Fish tail braids. French braids. Long, wavy hair with…
  • Outgrown Shoes? Donate Them!

    kb
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    So many shoes… Looking inside my little one’s closet always surprises me. Where did all those shoes come from? How is it possible she has so many shoes. Then I remember that most of them were handed down from her sister. It makes me feel better, but not completely better. After all, I still bought way too many shoes. Anyway, a few days ago I was pulling all Little Girl’s outgrown shoes out wondering what I was going to do with them. I came back into my office and found an email from Stride Rite. The shoe company this month is running something called “Big Hearts,…
  • Recycling School Supplies: Crayola’s Helping Hand

    kb
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Our used up markers. I cannot believe school starts in four weeks and six days. How is that possible? The summer is flying by. Last week we even pulled out our school supply lists and started allocating last year’s supplies. Can you imagine? Yes, you read that right. I am the mean mom who doesn’t just go out and buy all new stuff. I make my kids reuse a lot of the items. Scissors, binders, backpacks and lunch boxes get reused over and over again. Pencils and crayons, too. Sometimes I feel sort of bad about it. Sometimes I don’t. This stuff isn’t cheap but it’s…
 
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    Green Home Guide General Feed

  • How much should it cost to remove 1096 sqft of crawl space insulation?

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    house is 42'x24 and small room of 11'x8' - Makes up the 1096 sqft Typically, - .50 per square foot. If the insulation has any potential hazards that's a whole other matter regarding price. ...
  • Safety of cellulose installation for lung cancer patient?

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    I am going through chemo now and am concerned about breathing small particles at this point in time. Would it be wise to wait and have this done in the spring/summer when house can be open and or even leaving for a few days when things settle down? thank you Any time construction projects are underway, small particles will be disturbed, become airborne and be a potential irritant. If your budget allows, I recommend a local cleaning service with HEPA...
  • What is the most efficient way to heat water?

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    I am about to embark on a gut rehab of my house so all the plumbing will be replaced and it's an opportunity to put in an efficient system. But I am so confused by all the conflicting advice out there. What is the most efficient way to heat water in a house? Is it hybrid, tankless or standard tank? Should you have a recirculating system? Great question: For me it would be the ROI or the value beyond saving energy. I personally have the Geo Spring hybrid heat pump water heater on my green home...
  • Hello,we are installing 3/4 inch solid maple flooring. What is the least toxic underlayment? leaning towards red rosin paper.thanks

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Also thinking about aquabar b. Are there any other products that may be better? You could also look for Nova Cork's underlayment. Cork provides natural thermal and acoustic insulation that is renewable and biodegradable. The addition of a cork layer would minimize sound transmission...
  • I live in a 1909 condo building; store canned food in the basement on shelves. Is radon a concern? Is it for food cellars in general?

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Live in Chicago; basement has concrete floor. Wooden storage locker with steel shelving units. Canned (home and store-bought) food as well as containers of other food items (cereals, crackers,etc.). According to the EPA, 'Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of...
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    The Energy Collective - The world's best thinkers on energy & climate

  • Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Number of Megawatts is Simply not Replaceable in the Short Term with Renewables'

    Jared Anderson
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Utilities are considering “repowering” old coal-fired power plants with natural gas. Environmental groups initiated lawsuits to stop these plants. Environmentalists want to shut the plants and replace the power they generate with renewables. Utilities argue this is not always possible, particularly in the short term.read more
  • Five Energy Moments To Be Thankful For In 2014

    Stephanie Kays
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As we wind down the year 2014, there have been a few moments – some forward thinking and others outright overdue – in the world of energy that we can look back on and be thankful. Overall, countries around the world took a good step forward in the direction of a cleaner planet.read more
  • America's Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow the Development of a Sustainable Economy

    StevenACohen
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is the 50th anniversary of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the span that connects Staten Island with Brooklyn. As a child growing up in Brooklyn I remember watching its towers rise as if by magic. I always connected it with the 1964 World's Fair which took place the same year the bridge opened.read more
  • Why the Phrase 'Energy Leapfrogging' Is Misleading

    CatherineWolfram
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent Business Week column on India described, “leapfrogging the nation’s ailing power-distribution infrastructure with solar-powered local networks — the same way mobile-phones have enabled people in poor, remote places to bypass landlines.” But there a difference between cell phones and solar panels.read more
  • US Financial Support of Green Climate Fund is in America's Interest

    JakeSchmidt
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The U.S. and other countries have pledged resources to help the Green Climate Fund spur emissions reductions in developing countries and assist the most vulnerable in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The U.S. pledge of $3 billion is a serious commitment to helping achieve a climate agreement next year.read more
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    Green Stay at Home Mom

  • 25 Non-Toy Gifts For Preschoolers

    Stephanie
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Most preschoolers get a ton of toys for birthdays and Christmas. It makes for quite a mess around the house, and a lot of toys that only rarely get played with. Not that the kids won’t consider each utterly precious, to be given up only with great reluctance, but as most parents know, enough is […] Related posts: Buy Christmas Gifts That Encourage Kids to do More Outdoor Activities 7 Handmade Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids What to do About All the Non Eco Friendly Gifts Your Kids Want
  • 11 Tutorials to Make Repurposed Shopping Bags

    Stephanie
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
      California recently became the first state to pass a plastic bag ban. It goes into effect for grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers July 1, 2015. It should reduce that particular kind of litter, but it does have its problems. I’ve seen some comment that it will increase water waste, as reusable bags […] Related posts: Use Reusable Shopping Bags – Green Step by Step Are You Wasting Reusable Bags? Have You Picked Up the Reusable Shopping Bag Habit?
  • Is Online Shopping an Eco Friendly Choice?

    Stephanie
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Online shopping is hugely popular. Not only is it often easier than going out the the store, you get an amazing selection and generally good prices. The big question is whether or not it’s the most eco friendly choice. Online Shopping Disadvantages There are certainly times when it’s frustrating to look at the packaging your […] Related posts: Is Working at Home or Shopping Online Really the Most Eco Friendly Option? Why and When Should You Buy Eco Friendly Products? How Do You Get Around the Poor Selection of Eco Friendly Products at the Store?
  • 6 Places to Shop for Eco Friendly School Lunch Supplies

    Stephanie
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    My kids love bringing lunch to school. School lunches have improved, generally speaking, over the past several years, but we still enjoy the flexibility of bringing lunch rather than buying it. The challenge comes in finding more eco friendly containers for the kids’ lunches. Kids are great for losing things, so you don’t want to […] Related posts: It’s Time For Back to School! Do You Have Green School Supplies? Can You Save By Packing Your Child’s School Lunch in Reusable Containers? How to be Eco Friendly When You Shop
  • Coping With the California Drought

    Stephanie
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    You may know that California is in a particularly intense drought right now. If you live in California, you had better know that, as things are bad enough that watering incorrectly can cause you to be fined. I’m fortunate enough to be in an area where it isn’t as bad as it is elsewhere, as […] Related posts: Is it Reasonable to Expect that Southern Californians Keep a Green Lawn? Here Comes the Drought? I Guess My Attitude Toward Watering Will Be Different from the Neighbors’ in Our New Home
 
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    LEEDdaily

  • University of Illinois-Chicago Student Has the Energy to Take on Carbon Through the Chevrolet Clean Energy Campus Campa

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    University of Illinois-Chicago is serious about sustainability. Its LEED-Gold Douglas Hall features 245 solar panels, geothermal heating, daylighting, and occupancy detectors to reduce its carbon footprint. The campus essentially set a precedent for high-performing LEED buildings to earn carbon credit funding. In a few words, Dr. Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council comments on the role of LEED buildings in the clean energy movement: “Over the past four years, Chevrolet has demonstrated an effective new approach to generating verified carbon reductions…
  • PF Properties achieves LEED-EB Gold for 28 West 44th Street, a 371,000 s/f office/retail building

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    According to Berndt Perl, principal of APF Properties (www.apfproperties.com), the Club Row Building at 28 West 44th St. in the Midtown area has become the third class B office property in NYC to achieve LEED-Existing Building (EB) Gold certification. The designation is the latest milestone in APF’s ongoing campaign to achieve LEED and Energy Star compliance throughout its $900 million portfolio of commercial office buildings in N.Y., Philadelphia and Houston. The property at 28 West 44th St. is a 371,000 s/f office/retail building. Built in 1919, the 22-story tower with a block-through…
  • Caesars Entertainment Achieves LEED Certification

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
    Who says casinos can’t be built sustainably? Two of Caesars Entertainment’s latest developments have achieved U.S. Green Building Council’s  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore achieved LEED Gold certification. The LINQ Las Vegas achieved LEED Silver certification.    Caesars has set a goal that all new construction will be built to achieve LEED certification. The company is also committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent per square foot by 2025. Last year, Caesars surpassed its short term goal of a…
  • Wartburg Earns Second LEED Distinction In Mount Vernon

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    After reaching its first year benefiting senior citizens in Mount Vernon last month, the Wartburg’s Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center of Excellence has earned yet another distinction for its commitment to the community and environment. The $31 million building becomes the first health care facility in the city to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. It signifies the facility has become a local leader in conserving energy and reducing operation costs for themselves and residents. “It’s very fitting that our rehabilitation and adult day…
  • Tractor Supply Company’s Store Support Center Awarded LEED(R) Silver Certification

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Tractor Supply Company TSCO, +0.49% the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that the Company’s new Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee, has achieved LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is awarded for buildings that are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable in design and operation. “Achieving LEED Silver certification for our new Store Support Center demonstrates our strong commitment, through our Stewardship Program,…
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    The Greenwashing Blog

  • Pepsi True: Truly a Healthy Choice or Marketing Greenwashing?

    Matthew Speer
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    PepsiCola’s recent attempts at releasing products to attract environmentally aware consumers is being singled out by some as one of corporate America’s most blatant – and ineffective – attempts at greenwashing the public. Pepsi recently followed in the steps of Coca-Cola in introducing a “mid-calorie” soda. Pepsi True comes in a green can (to help promote it as being a healthy alternative) and has 60 calories, 30 percent less than a regular Pepsi. It is currently available only on Amazon.com but is expected to be available through traditional retailers by early 2015. Coca-Cola…
  • Environmentalists Continue to Call for Tighter Controls on Fracking

    Matthew Speer
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Development of the technology and techniques used in hydraulic fracturing – commonly referred to as fracking – has directly resulted in a vast expansion of the United States oil and natural gas industry. This new method of reaching previously unreachable reserves of fossil fuels should mean a large energy supply for the country for years to come. It’s also billed as being environmentally safe. But is it? Many accuse companies that use fracking to be “greenwashing” the public, convincing them that the process of fracking is safe in order to keep money flowing in the multi-million…
  • Tar Sands: Ethical Oil?

    Thomas Schueneman
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Greenwashing tar sands is never ethical You wouldn’t think that greenwasshing would ever be a real problem when it comes to the Alberta Tar Sands. It is more or less assumed, or at least should be, that there’s not much in the way of green when it comes to the process of squeezing low quality oil out of tar sand. Ethical Oil – pernicious industrial rebranding run amok But in fact there is greenwashing. Perhaps some of the most egregious kind because of the devastation tar sands extraction wreaks on the land, the air and the people. Could it possibly be characterized as…
  • Greenwashing Pushback – the Dangers of a False Green Message

    Thomas Schueneman
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Real businesses understand the danger of greenwashing The meaning of “green” and “sustainable” may be in danger of losing their meaning and impact. These terms are diluted as they become buzzwords for marketers seeking to ride the bandwagon fueled by a growing public eco-consciousness. But not so fast. “I think there’s a a bit of pushback,” says Brendan May, founder of Planet 2050 and founder of The Robertsbridge Group, a sustainable business advisory firm based in the UK, “Not just from NGOs but even from the advertising regulators saying…
  • Renewable Energy Credits: Greenwashing Scam or Sustainable Savior?

    Guest Contributor
    13 May 2014 | 3:14 pm
    There is an argument brewing among renewable energy advocates that question whether Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are a greenwashing scam or a sustainable savior. At first, many believe the argument is political, showing yet another divide among left and right wing beliefs, however that is not necessarily the case. In fact, recent criticism has come from all fronts, especially after a 2012 investigation that found fraud within the EPA’s program, perpetuated by lax rules in the program and three cunning companies selling bogus RECs. The decision is really yours, so let’s explore…
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    Hippie Magazine

  • Net Zero Home: An Affordable Green Option for Homeowners

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    There is a new competitor for certified green homes in Utah, known as Net Zero certified homes. Zero Home, the first of these eco-friendly Utah residences, is totally green, energy efficient and completely certified. What Makes Zero Home Unique? With amenities such as geothermal heating, special green-conscious insulation, special cooling and heating units, and solar technologies, many green homes are popping up all over the country. Zero Home, however, takes things just a few steps further. If you simply look at it quickly, it is difficult to see what sets Zero Home apart from all the rest.
  • Easy Ways to Save Energy at Work

    admin
    29 Nov 2013 | 11:54 am
    By Karen Canas Saving energy isn’t always about huge changes. You don’t have to be a city planner or engineer installing a hydrodelectric dam to make a big difference in energy consumption. One of the best ways you can be a smart energy user is to take your regular practices to work. Whether you work in an office building, a school or an industrial power plant, chances are good you can make changes and get your co-workers on the bandwagon to conserve energy like never before. Taking the time to make a few small changes in your workplace can make a huge difference in the long run,…
  • Save Money and Help the Environment: Learn How to Slay Energy Vampires

    admin
    25 Oct 2013 | 7:18 am
    By Kathy Montgomery From the nearest cineplex to the pages of a classic bodice ripper, the undead are all the rage these days. But bet you didn’t know there are vampires lurking in your home at this very moment. We don’t mean the garlic-fearing, casket-dwelling, “I vant to suck your blood” variety, but we do mean something as equally insidious, at least when it comes to your monthly electric bill: energy vampires. These are appliances that draw power 24 hours a day, even when you think they’re not in use. And while you can’t kill them with a stake to the heart, there are…
  • Energy Efficiency 101: Home Appliances & Efficiency Tips

    admin
    18 Sep 2013 | 8:17 am
    By Jordan Remington Home appliances are the largest culprits that make energy bills skyrocket. The three most voracious energy gobblers are heaters, air conditioners and water heaters. The energy used to operate water heaters is higher than the monthly consumption of almost all small appliances and digital devices in a typical home combined, according to Duke Energy. As appliances age, efficiency declines, and energy use naturally increases. Older appliances and new Energy Star appliances run better and cost less to operate with proper cleaning and maintenance in the following ways. Climate…
  • Best Apps for Monitoring and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

    admin
    17 Sep 2013 | 2:39 pm
    For the past decade, the phrase “carbon footprint” has worked its way into the nation’s vocabulary. More people know that it relates to environmental impact, but what does it mean, exactly? The two main factors that should be considered are carbon dioxide and methane emissions of a population (or person), a system or an activity, according to a generally accepted definition written by Laurence A. Wright, Simon Kemp and Ian Williams in 2011. “This should allow the carbon footprint to become a cost-effective, practical and repeatable metric that can be adopted by all types of…
 
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    PLANET

  • Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free

    Valerie Schloredt
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Photo by Andy King. Artist Seitu Jones was troubled to see people relying on convenience foods because healthy shopping choices are difficult in his St. Paul, Minn., neighborhood. Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal? With the help of Public Arts St. Paul, funders, farmers, chefs, and 400 volunteers, Jones created a free dinner of ginger chicken, green vegetables, collard greens, beans, rice, and apple cider for 2,000 guests. Poetry and choreographed table service made the event a meal to…
  • When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help

    Larry Gabriel
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    This article appears in Cities Are Now, the Winter 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Activists, including actor Mark Ruffalo, union members, and Detroit residents streamed through downtown Detroit on July 18, 2014, protesting the controversial water shutoffs and calling for local democracy and economic justice. Photo from Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The Detroit water-rights movement really got into gear when Charity Hicks was taken to jail while trying to stop shut-offs on her block. “It started a windstorm of people rising up and speaking out, knowing what was happening regarding…
  • New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies

    Nur Lalji
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Photo by Jeffery Salter. The small city of Immokalee, Florida, provides produce to millions of people. It’s one of the country’s agricultural hubs, but with an average per capita income of $9,518, the majority of residents—many of whom are farmworkers—live well below the national poverty level. “The wealth doesn’t stay here with us.” That’s Lucas Benitez, founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and a former farmworker, in the new film Food Chains.  The documentary, by director Sanjay Rawal and executive producers Eva…
  • Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight

    Mary Hansen
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Vancouver Opera violinist Carolyn Cole joined environmental activists and First Nations this week to protest energy company Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion through British Columbia’s Burnaby Mountain. The Trans Mountain pipeline would bring 890,000 gallons of unrefined oil daily to export through the Burrard Inlet. “If it comes to me, I’m not going to back down.” Since September Kinder Morgan has been surveying the land in preparation for building the pipeline. But once workers started cutting down trees, activists disrupted progress by setting up camp at the site. The energy…
  • Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?

    Kayla Schultz
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Photo by Shutterstock. In Hembrug, Netherlands, a crowd stood in a park and looked up into the evening sky, waiting for lights to shine. This month more than 300 LED lights were illuminated by the Dutch company Plant-e in a new energy project called “Starry Sky.” Although the bulbswere ordinary, the electricity running through them derived from a new process that harnesses the power of living plants. Plant-e’s technology is the first to produce electricity from plants without damaging them. “Starry Sky” and a similar project an hour’s drive away, near Plant-e’s Wageningen…
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  • Canadian protesters defy authorities over Trans Mountain pipeline

    Mike Confino
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A proposed pipeline expansion that would transport tar sands oil through a park in British Columbia has unified Canadians from all walks of life in their opposition to the project — which they said does not respect public opinion and could endanger both land and sea. “I’ve never seen in my 30 years of being environmentally active an issue that so galvanizes so many people,” said John Bennet, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. “It’s absolutely clear that the public, not just a handful of crazies willing to get arrested, don’t want it.” via Canadian protesters defy…
  • America’s Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow the Development of a Sustainable Economy

    Mike Confino
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the 50th anniversary of New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the span that connects Staten Island with Brooklyn. As a child growing up in Brooklyn I remember watching its towers rise as if by magic. I always connected it with the 1964 World’s Fair which took place the same year the bridge opened, thinking they were both signs of the dazzling modern world that we would all get to live in. The bridge remains as beautiful as ever, although it eventually led to a great deal of poorly planned development in Staten Island, and its rising tolls remain a source of frustration to…
  • Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

    Mike Confino
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest, would be the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes. Such regulations, released under the authority of the Clean Air Act, have become a hallmark of President…
  • Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Too Close To Call, Headed For Recount

    Mike Confino
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount. Results from all 36 counties three weeks after Election Day showed Measure 92 was defeated by a margin of only 0.06 percentage point, well under the 0.2 percent threshold for a recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to begin the first week in December after Secretary of State Kate Brown certifies the election results, formally triggering the recount. via Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Too Close To…
  • How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

    Mike Confino
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You probably don’t think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of what physicists call structural color, which are colors created not from pigments, but from translucent, microscopic shapes that capture light and reflect it in such a way that it appears colored to the human eye. via How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs.
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    Everblue blogs

  • Poor HVAC Installation Leads to Increased Energy Use

    Lesley@Everblue
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) revealed that poor installation of air conditioning and heat pump units often leads to unsatisfactory energy performance. This research took three years to compile, with the help of surveys, field evidence, and various measurements for modeling. The most common installation errors included leaky ducts, improper refrigerant charge, oversizing of systems, and restricted air flow.read more
  • Sustainability Certification is on the Horizon

    Lesley@Everblue
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Last week, Everblue President Vince DiFrancesco attended the national conference for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in Denver, CO. The biggest news to surface at the conference was the announcement of an official certification for sustainability professionals.read more
  • RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline is Near

    Lesley@Everblue
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    An important deadline is looming for existing HERS Raters. By January 1, 2015, all existing Raters must have passed both the combustion safety written and simulation exams to maintain their certification. If existing Raters do not successfully complete these tasks, they will lose their certification and will not be able to perform home energy ratings as part of their business. This also applies to existing RESNET Rating Field Inspectors.read more
  • Veterans Take LEED Exam at No Cost

    Lesley@Everblue
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    We receive a lot of inquiries from veterans and active duty military about whether their G.I. Bill will cover any of their LEED expenses. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse the cost of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credential exams for U.S. military veterans, eligible dependents, and reservists. Candidates can seek up to $2,000 in reimbursement.read more
  • LEED AP O+M v4 Training Has Arrived

    Lesley@Everblue
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    We are excited to announce the launch of our new LEED AP Operations and Maintenance training for the LEED Version 4 standard! Individuals can now register for live classroom training or live webinar training. Everblue is the ONLY training organization with live LEED AP O+M v4 training available, so reserve your seat now and benefit from an intense, interactive exam prep experience that you won’t find anywhere else!read more
 
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    Green Prophet

  • How your DNA has evolved with parasites

    Green Prophet
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Parasites need to adapt to continue living off their hosts. Almost every type of organism on earth faces parasitism, including us humans. Ecologists have assumed that the parasite has influenced the...
  • Hat’s off to Israel’s LifeBeam for wearable tech

    Laurie Balbo
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Research and development focused on the aerospace industry has spawned dozens of designs useful in everyday life. Now LifeBeam, an Israeli company that designs high-end gadgets worn by jet pilots and...
  • Israeli water technologies migrate to China’s new water city

    Karin Kloosterman
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett (above right) launched the flagship “Water City” project in China this week, announcing that the city of Shouguang in the Shandong province...
  • NASA visualizes unfortunate truths about our atmosphere

    Brian Nitz
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    NASA’s newly released video of the earth has a strange hypnotic beauty that resembles the shifting sands of the desert or the psychedelic swirling colors of soap bubbles. But this video reveals...
  • Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh 

    Laurie Balbo
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    A hundred employees from The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh planted over 300 trees in the hotel’s surroundings as part of a new environmental campaign called Green Earth, Clean Earth. The project is...
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    Sustainable Cities Collective - The world's best thinkers on the urban future

  • An Area the Size of the European Union is Used for Urban Agriculture

    David Thorpe
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
    A new study has found that an area greater than the size of the European Union is being used already around and within cities worldwide to grow food. Nevertheless with one third of the area of cities needing to be set aside for growing food more needs to be done to protect and encourage this.read more
  • Could Sliding Scale Home Purchases Work?

    Kristen Jeffers
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are a litany of calculators out there for people to use when they are ready to calculate how much home they can afford. Put in the magic number and you get exactly what level of house you can afford, at the perfect time. What if that magic number was the only number you needed to get a house or an apartment?read more
  • Breath of Fresh Air?

    Glenn Vowles
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Air is polluted when substances, energy or effects with the potential to harm are released into what you breathe. Air pollutants cause you harm such as loss of health, comfort, stability and amenity - and may poison you due to their toxicity. They can harm species growth and damage food chains/webs in ecosystems.read more
  • Bicycles As Transit in America

    PlanningPhotographyCom
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    It would be fair to say that most Americans view the bicycle as a tool of either a recreational user or a hardcore sportsman willing to spend thousands on a bike and accessories. Sometimes, we see examples of the citizen riding an old bike on the side of a dangerous road, or children riding on quiet, country streets.read more
  • Architecture Is for Everyone

    The Dirt
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    At the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Interboro Partners, an interdisciplinary and relatively young firm of three GSD alums Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, said “architecture is for everyone.”read more
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    Nokero

  • Pen pals in Tanzania Inspire Philanthropy in a 10-year-old Coloradan

    Erin Preston
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Eva is a 10-year-old girl who attends St. Vrain Community Montessori School in Colorado. With her fellow students, Eva helps to run the student organized and operated Upendo Emporium, the proceeds from which go to support learning activities and supplies for their pen pals at the Upendo school in Tanzania. Most of the students at the Tanzanian school lack access to electricity and are unable to read or study past dusk. Eva knew she wanted to do something to help her pen pals and was fascinated by the Nokero solar light bulbs when her mother introduced her to them. Knowing that these solar…
  • Empowering Young Minds

    Erin Preston
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Guest blog post submitted by Paul Renaud, Director of Gift-in-Kind Program for Stop Hunger Now About Stop Hunger Now: Stop Hunger Now understands that by providing people with the resources they need, the have an increased likelihood of becoming healthy, educated and self-sufficient. Stop Hunger Now receives essential donated supplies from corporations, USAID, charitable partners and private donors.  In 2012, Stop Hunger Now sent more than $7 million worth of donated goods to people in need around the world. For nearly all children born into poverty, any hope of breaking the cycle of…
  • Mentionable Monday: El Shaddai Orphanage in Kenya Adopts Change

    katie
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Worldwide, children tend to be early adopters. They understand technology, they embrace change, and they accept versatility. And yet, often we leave these ‘early adopters’ unadopted. At the Elshaddai Orphanage in Kenya, twenty five children ages 6 months to 17 years old are excited about their hopes and dreams for the future despite being orphaned and living in semi-impoverished conditions. One of the harshest conditions that these children face is darkness. According to the Elshaddai blog, “After sunset, since we only have 2 kerosene lamps, children eat in the dark…
  • Staying Solar-Charged While Hiking in Colorado

    katie
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    A Casual Colorado Hike Charge my phone, pack a camera, do I have extra batteries? Fill the water bottle, bring a change of clothes, tie my sneakers. What time does the sun set? How hot is it today? Do I need bug spray? Suddenly I’m a bit hungry, I forget where I put the car keys, I need to get cash. All of this effort went into my casual Saturday hike last weekend at Pikes Peak in Colorado. For just a hike, I had a list of ‘essential’ items, not to mention the list I could have developed for a full weekend camping excursion. But what really got me thinking was how all of…
  • Onelamp Uganda Aims to Improve Primary Education with World’s Only Solar Light Bulb

    katie
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Nokero International, LLC today announced the launch of Uganda dealership, Onelamp, to provide solar light bulbs to Eastern Africa and combat a surge in East African illiteracy rates. Founded by Derrick Opio, Onelamp is illuminating the future of Ugandan education by providing a safe, sustainable, solar light to primary school children. Inspired by his education and social entrepreneurship research at New York City’s DO School, Mr. Opio Derrick Hosea found that 7.5 million Ugandan primary school children needed a cleaner alternative to kerosene lighting.
 
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    Green Living, Cloth Diapers and Going Green with Kids - The Eco Chic

  • How to Attend a Google+ Chat / Hangout On Air

    Calley Pate
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Google+ is one social media outlet that needs a little explaining.  I’m not sure why Google thinks these things need to be complicated.  Regardless of how complicated Google+ may seem, there are some really cool features if you have patience to learn how to use them.  Google+ Chats (or Hangouts On Air) are a fun way for you to interact with bloggers, brands, and friends live on air. The first thing you’ll need to do is set up a Google account if you don’t already have one.  Most of us have one connected to Gmail, YouTube, or other Google owned application.  Once you…
  • 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hockey – Tampa Bay Lightning

    Calley Pate
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    It’s no secret that our family loves sports.  Our primary love is college football (go Dawgs!!), but we have fun watching just about any sporting event.  It’s been quite a while since we’ve been to a hockey game, so I was excited when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena invited me to be their social captain a few weeks ago.  I wanted to share with you just a few of our favorite moments from the night and 10 reasons why we love the Bolts!  #1: Social Media Captain – What’s not to love about a sports team who is social and engages with their fans over…
  • Thirsties NEW Ocean Collection {and a Giveaway}

    Calley Pate
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the chill in the air across most parts of the country today, the new Thirsties Ocean Collection makes me want to pack up and move to a tropical island paradise.  I know I really shouldn’t complain with highs in the 50-60’s here in Florida, but those 35-45 degree mornings are chilly for my thin blood.  (I don’t expect any sympathy from my northern friends.) Thirsties actually revealed their Ocean Collection earlier this Fall but they weren’t done with production yet.  You don’t have to wait any longer though, because retailers have them in stock starting…
  • #MenofTheBabyIndustry Live Chat Nov 25th – Revealing the Secret Project

    Calley Pate
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
      About a month ago, Jen with Spray Pal approached me and a few of my friends about a project she was interested in putting together.  After a lot of private Facebook messages amongst ourselves, we decided to begin contacting some of the men in the baby industry. Kim (Dirty Diaper Laundry), Amanda (Green Child Magazine), Jen from Spray Pal, and myself coordinated to get some pretty amazing photographs of the men that were selected for this project.  Did someone say photographs of men? What kind of photographs?     Join us Tuesday night, November 25th as we reveal our first ever,…
  • Save Water, Drink Wine

    Calley Pate
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything goes haywire?  It’s been one of those weeks here for sure!  It started on Monday when my daughter decided to cut her hair at school. That was followed by a parent/teacher conference for testing our boundaries with our new teacher, then with a phone call that she had fell and scraped her face up pretty bad, followed by a stomach bug getting my oldest for 24 hours, delays at work due to other people’s emergencies, and planning for Black Friday madness at work.  Oh, and I have to get all the laundry done today so that I can…
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    TheCityFix

  • Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium

    Sera Tolgay
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The second annual Livable Cities Symposium highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to define urban livability and outline best practices for bikeable, walkable cities with high quality of life. Photo by Thomas Alan/Flickr. How can cities harness urban mobility solutions to become more livable? The second annual Livable Cities Symposium – co-hosted by EMBARQ Turkey and the İzmir Development Agency (İZKA) – addressed this question by gathering experts from Turkey and around the world, including mayors, academics, urban planners, engineers, entrepreneurs and civil…
  • New data indicates Brazil’s streets are getting safer

    Priscila Pacheco
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Preliminary figures released by the National Health System (SUS) indicate that in 2013, the number of fatalities in Brazilian traffic fell 10% compared to 2012. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. From 2009 to 2012, the number of traffic deaths on Brazilian streets has increased gradually each year – peaking in 2012, when 44,800 people lost their lives in traffic crashes. However, preliminary data from the National Health System (SUS) indicates this trend may be changing. According to the data, there were 40,500 traffic fatalities in 2013, a 10% reduction compared to 2012. Not surprisingly,…
  • Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute

    Zhou Jia
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    One of the best ways for cities to promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself. These innovations make bike parking easier, improving transport access, giving bikers peace of mind, and saving urban space. Photo by Joe Newman/Flickr. For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on public transport, or having to take their bike inside their office to prevent it from being stolen. In dense…
  • China’s clean air challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions

    Su Song
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Sustainable transport plays an important role in helping Chinese cities address their debilitating air pollution. Photo by Da Yang/Flickr. This is the first post of the “China’s Clean Air Challenge” series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series examines the increasing social, environmental, and economic impacts of the serious air quality issues in Chinese cities, and investigates the source of emissions and sustainable solutions. Air quality is one of many tragic social and environmental issues China has faced during its rapid urbanization and motorization. In the 2013 State of the…
  • Enhancing livability in Turkey and in cities worldwide

    Hande Küçükcoşkun
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    EMBARQ Turkey’s Livable Cities Symposium will highlight the importance of bikeability and walkability in creating livable cities for all. Join the discussion online using #LivableCities. Photo by Marko Anastasov/Flickr. Over the past half-century, the world has urbanized at an unprecedented pace. In 1970, about 37% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This number rose to 45% in 1990, 54% in 2014, and is expected to reach 66% by 2050. Much of this urban growth is occurring in less wealthy cities, and has created distinct challenges. Many cities are struggling with…
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    EarthTechling

  • Jon Stewart Rips Sen. Landrieu

    EcoWatch
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    In case you haven’t heard enough about the Keystone XL pipeline, Jon Stewart chimes in showing the absurdity of the recent debate and vote in the Senate where the measure failed to approve the pipeline by 41-59. Sixty votes are required to pass a bill out of the Senate.Stewart asks, “How many jobs would this project create?”“We can build the Keystone pipeline creating thousands of temporary and millions of permanent jobs,” says Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in a clip via C-Span.“The CEO who runs the pipeline says there will be 35 permanent jobs,” says Senator Barbara Boxer…
  • Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops

    EarthTalk
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply?                                                                                                             — Frank C., Charlottesville, VAProponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste…
  • Kevin Spacey Is The Rainforest

    EcoWatch
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest in Conservation International’s third film in its provocative environmental awareness campaign, Nature Is Speaking.Watch as The Rainforest comes to life and reminds humans that rainforests make life possible. “I have always been there for them and I have been more than generous. Sometimes, I’ve given it all to them, now gone forever,” states The Rainforest.“Nature’s message is clear: we can’t keep doing what we’re doing now. Clean sustainable energyis crucial and cannot wait … we have to start listening to nature now,” said Spacey.Did…
  • Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Tested with Bullets and Bonfires

    Guest Post
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Being able to take a bullet and withstand fires from multiple directions sets apart the compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in the 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala from less-strenuous testing of other natural gas-powered vehicles.A large piece of cast aluminum helps protect the tank valve and connection from certain side impacts. Sheet metal plates on either side of the tank help protect it from loose objects in the trunk or rear seat.“We designed this system for those ‘what if’ situations,” said Nichole Kraatz, Impala chief engineer. ”The customer shouldn’t even know it’s there.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-China Climate Deal

    EcoWatch
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Last night, just weeks after the largest climate mobilization ever, the world’s two biggest polluters—the U.S. and China—announced their most ambitious climate action yet. That is not a coincidence: it’s a sign that our pressure is working, and that we need to apply much more. The announcement today is an achievement for everyone who’s held a banner, signed a petition and gone to jail—and a call for many more to join us going forward!Here’s my take on what the just-announced plan from President Obama and Premier Xi is, and isn’t:1. It is historic. John Kerry was right to use…
 
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    Intercon

  • Energy Conservation at Home Needs Real Time Data

    T. Caine
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    In the United States, sustainable progress most often takes the form of ways to engineer a more efficient version of the status quo. Products that allow for a reduction in net resource use while allowing customers to live the same way are seen as a win/win. To be fair, the small advances we can take through greener product choices are a first step and certainly better than nothing, even if course-altering impacts towards a sustainable culture will require the underlying lifestyle to evolve. If greener consumerism is one of the paths that Americans are responding to then the products need to…
  • Seeking Sustainability the Building Industry Targets Human Health

    T. Caine
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Even with the progress that both designers and governmental offices have made in bolstering the ecological stewardship of our new building stock, the average baseline of construction is still notably far from the realm of consistently viable options we have at our disposal, let alone the cutting edge. All too often, too many aspects of our new buildings have more to do with the past than the future. The call for sustainability in the built environment has undeniably gained in strength and continued to garner support from municipalities that raise the minimum standard of building codes. Still,…
  • Hive Farm Proposes Plug and Play Vertical Farming

    T. Caine
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    While the interest in the prospects of Vertical Farming have picked up over the last few years with the topic finding its way into more articles and design competitions, we have yet to see a corresponding surge in prototypes going into construction. We have not suddenly come to an ulterior solution for how to supply more locally grown produce to our cities with a reduced carbon footprint behind it by any means, but financing hasn’t yet found a model for vertical farming that seems to be worth bringing past the brainstorming stage. However, a new proposal by OVA Studio that pushes a modular…
  • Changing the Density Equation for Suburbs

    T. Caine
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Since the beginning of America’s suburban experiment, it has only been recently that effort and interest has welled behind the ideas of walkability and alternatives to a car-centric life outside of cities. While movements like New Urbanism that promote re-investigating the suburban model have swelled with support over the past decade, these projects still represent a minority in development outside of urban centers. Even when aspects like tenets of New Urbanism are employed, the goal of increasing walkability in American suburbia faces an uphill battle until more substantial steps can…
  • Is LEED v4 Better or just Newer?

    T. Caine
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Although the latest incarnation of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system has been around for almost a year, projects have still be able to enjoy the more familiar likeness of LEED 2009. However, the window of time for the grace period of the system transition continues to close with all new projects needing to apply for Version 4 after June 2015. As designers and engineers begin to focus more on the effects of the imminent change ahead, it begs the question as to whether or not the system is simply changing or actually improving. The LEED rating system has been the most…
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    ecolissa

  • Eco and Vegan Holiday Gifts Under $20!

    Melissa Dion
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet what are you waiting for? Get started with these great eco gifts under $20!Also check out our great eco gifts under $15! Mata Traders Garden Party Cuff Bracelet$18   Mata Traders Wooden Bracelet - Blue$16  Sub_Urban Riot Bow Ties Tee$15.99 Mata Traders Wooden Bracelet - Red$16 Mata Traders Tassel Earrings$15  Mata Traders Wooden Bracelet - Yellow$16  Threads 4 Thought LS Scoop Tee $15 Mata Traders Bangle Bracelet - Red Quilt$15 Project Have Hope Double Strand…
  • Eco and Vegan Holiday Gifts Under $15!

    Melissa Dion
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet what are you waiting for? Get started with these great eco gifts under $15!Green Tree Jewelry EarringsAsst. Styles $12  Project Have Hope Elongated Earrings$12  Threads 4 Thought Basic Scoop Neck $14Project Have Hope Shaker Bracelet  $10 Toggery Ali Headband$4.99  Project Have Hope Small Cluster Earrings$12   Threads 4 Thought Cami Tank$9.99   Sweet Potato Jewelry Oval Earrings$12  Project Have Hope Large Bead Earrings$10  Threads 4 Thought Basic…
  • Ecolissa Adopts Elsa the Turkey for Thanksgiving!

    Melissa Dion
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    In 2010 we started a tradition of adopting a turkey every Thanksgiving. This year we adopted Elsa! Isn't she pretty?   Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey at Thanksgiving through sponsorships that help them rescue animals and provide care for them at their sanctuaries, as well as educate and advocate for turkeys, and other farm animals, everywhere. Now is your chance to join them in saving even more lives this year.    Adopt your own turkey here!
  • New Arrival: Threads 4 Thought Elsa Sweater

    Melissa Dion
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    When the weather gets cool you need that one sweater you can always throw on....enter the Threads 4 Thought Elsa Sweater. This 3/4 length hooded knit is a must-have style for fall. Perfect to layer under your favorite coat or wear as your outwear for those just cool enough days and nights to come. $40.HoodedOpen draped frontImported100% organic cotton
  • New Arrival: Threads 4 Thought Tribal Leggings

    Melissa Dion
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Check out the newest arrivals at ecolissa.com!The Threads 4 Thought Tribal Leggings are a great bottom for the modern woman. Fabrics are dyed using low impact dyes. Often, water used in the dye process is purified and then reused. Imported. Vegan. Available in Granite Combo (as shown). $32.Fitted and stretchyElastic waistband95% organic cotton, 5% spandex jerseyImported
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    Environment + Energy – Articles – The Conversation

  • Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

    Morgan Saletta, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate TA in History and Philosophy of Science at University of Melbourne
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Roof-top solar panels are just one part of the micropower revolution. Presidency Maldives, CC BY-NCThere is no shortage of shouting and dire warnings about the state of the climate and our need to phase out fossil fuels. But there is a more silent revolution happening too — in micropower. Small-scale electricity generation is slowly replacing big fossil-fuel driven power plants, which are currently the world’s single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. These micro-electricity producers are relatively small scale, inexpensive, and most importantly, produce little to no carbon…
  • A cricketing ally, but will India play a straight bat on Aussie uranium?

    Ian Lowe, Emeritus Professor, School of Science at Griffith University
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been feted during his visit, but there are no guarantees that his new uranium deal with Australia won't worsen nuclear security. AAP Image/Tracey NearmyBehind the flag-waving and cheers surrounding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Australia are serious questions about the safety and security implications of Australia’s agreement to supply uranium to New Delhi. When he inked the uranium deal in India in September, Tony Abbott praised India’s “absolutely impeccable non-proliferation record”. He refused to answer…
  • Victorians short-changed on environmental policy

    Geoffrey Wescott, Associate Professor of Environment at Deakin University
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    One of the hottest topics for the upcoming election is a new forest national park to protect the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum, Victoria's faunal emblem. Greens MPs/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDLess than a week out from Victoria’s state election, both major parties have been largely silent on environmental policy. Neither the Coalition nor Labor has released comprehensive documents. It also seems very unlikely that either will support one of the hottest topics on the environment agenda — a new national park to protect mountain ash forests in central Victoria. We were in a…
  • Australian farmers face increasing threat of new diseases: report

    Gary Fitt, Science Director, Biosecurity Flagship at CSIRO
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Honeybees pollinate a third of Australia's food crops. Losing them due varroa might would cost the economy billions of dollars. David McClenaghan, Author providedA nationwide outbreak of foot and mouth disease; an invasion of a devastating wheat disease; our honeybees completely wiped out. These are just three possible disastrous scenarios facing Australia; they’re considered in the Australia’s Biosecurity Future report published today by CSIRO and its partners. Intensifying and expanding agriculture, biodiversity loss, and more people and goods moving around the world are the…
  • How John Howard could help turn Tony Abbott around on climate

    Nick Rowley, Professor, Sydney Democracy Network at University of Sydney
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    John Howard made sure he was facing the same way as other world leaders on climate policy, unlike the current Prime Minister. AAP Image/David CroslingThroughout his prime-ministership, which ran from 1996 to 2007, John Howard’s perspective on climate change was informed by geopolitics more than science. The Kyoto Protocol, the key international climate agreement, was agreed in December 1997 when his government was in its infancy. But he never ratified it. For Howard, until Australia’s major allies and trading partners agreed to the binding emissions reductions set out in the protocol,…
 
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    Green Conduct

  • 9 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Electricity Bill

    alicebenny
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    With escalating temperatures come escalating utility bills, and with the rise in energy costs, you may be wondering how you can save money on your monthly energy bill.  Familiarize yourself with these simple tricks to save money and conserve energy. 9 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy 1. Turn the A/C Down This seems like a no-brainer, but most people don’t turn down the air conditioning when they leave home. Studies have proven that turning your thermostat to 77 or 78 degrees during the day when you’re at work can drastically cut down on energy costs. Using this same method in the winter…
  • Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism World’s Leader

    alicebenny
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A marriage between economy and environmental can describe what has been coined as sustainable tourism and in no country is this marriage more prevalent than in Costa Rica. Read on to find out how Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism has made this Latin American country one of the world’s leaders in green culture. Costa Rica may have become the most peaceful country in the world – despite being geographically located between Panama and Nicaragua, two nations which have had their share of civil war. But today it is better known for its environmentally-focused tourism. Costa Rica’s…
  • Choose Water for a Healthy Beautiful Life

    greghead
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Choose Water for a Healthy Beautiful Life Water for a Healthy Beautiful Life: Chronic dehydration is virtually an epidemic in America. Most people are so accustomed to being dehydrated that they don’t even notice it’s happening. They attribute headaches, joint pain and digestive issues to other problems, when they might be able to alleviate all of these symptoms just by drinking more water. Americans are fortunate to have ready access to potable water pretty nearly anywhere they go. While running errands, traveling, on vacation and even taking a cruise that reusable water bottle…
  • Importance of Recycling: Reasons to Recycle, Wood Waste Recycling & Asphalt Shingle Recycling

    greghead
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    The importance of recycling is getting greater with time as the world is approaching closer to global warming. There are so many reasons to recycle. Learn about things such as wood waste recycling and asphalt shingle recycling too. It is a magnificent way for us to return the nature its resources in the best possible way so that it can be reformed and re-used by us. Before we get into further detail, let us all get clear with what exactly recycling means. It is the process of collecting, separating, reforming and reusing the materials of our bin. All about the importance of recycling Rubbish…
  • 5 Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Vehicle for Your Wallet and Environment

    alicebenny
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Vehicle Considering investing in a hybrid vehicle? Now is a great time to learn about this exciting technology and how the benefits of driving a hybrid vehicle can benefit you, your bank account and the environment. You’re already taking the right first step by doing your research, so read on to see how the facts about hybrid vehicles indicate that they’re an increasingly smart choice with each passing year. From fuel economy and emissions, to safety and resale value, hybrids are the most exciting vehicles on the market today. Benefits of Driving a…
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  • Mrs Green has a rant

    Mrs Green
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    As you know, I like to think of myself as the friendly face of recycling. How ever tiny your achievement, I’m here to big you up and make you feel as if you could take on the world.   No matter how small the step forward, I’m ready to make companies feel like they’ve taken […]
  • Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more?

    Mrs Green
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    There is so much confusion around Use By dates on food. The long and short of it is, USE BY dates are the ones you need to adhere to. They are linked to food safety and you’ll find them on products such as meat, fish and dairy. BEST BEFORE dates you can safely ignore – […]
  • Can you help me?

    Mrs Green
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you find this site helpful, find value in what you read here or have enjoyed participating in Zero Waste Week, I wonder if you could help me. For the past 12 years, Resource magazine has been celebrating the work of those in the waste and resources industry by publishing its annual list of movers […]
  • Are you keeping up with the Joneses?

    Mrs Green
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Have you ever given into peer pressure? What about exaggerating the truth to make yourself seem better than you are? Or how about blatant lying just to make yourself feel good? Come on, you know me by now, you can admit it. I promise not to laugh or gasp in horror… It appears we’re a […]
  • 5 ways to wrap up Christmas, without trashing the planet

    Mrs Green
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:54 pm
    It’s coming up to the festive season again and like many of you I’ve been thinking about ways to celebrate without trashing the planet. And today I’m thinking about wrapping paper. If all the wrapping paper we throw away each Christmas was laid out in a line; it would reach all the way to the […]
 
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    Green Child Magazine

  • Eco Spotlight On: Avishi Organics

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    During pregnancy, our bodies perform some amazing tricks. An increased sensitivity to gross smells, jumping from complete nausea to intense cravings in the same moment, and, of course, the ability to expand and create the room needed to safely grow a little one. This last little mind-blowing feat also conjures up thoughts of the inevitable motherly badge of honor: stretch marks. While they’re a natural fact of life, stretch marks tend to be a challenge to emotionally embrace. But, what’s just as hard as attempting to embrace them? Getting rid of them. Whether it’s greasy,…
  • Avocado White Bean Mac & Cheese

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Avocado White Bean Mac & Cheese 2014-11-06 15:15:04 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 10 oz. gluten-free pasta 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. dairy-free butter 1 cup almond milk 1 (15.5 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups GO Veggie! Mexican Cheese Shreds 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 1 cup crushed gluten-free crackers 2 Tbsp. GO Veggie! Parmesan Cheese Instructions Bring water to a boil in a large pot; add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a food…
  • Deck the Halls Naturally: 5 Steps to Simple Holiday Decorations

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Holiday decorating is one of those things that can overwhelm this busy time of year. Thankfully it is possible to have a festive home without all the stress. Less is More It can be fun to see the glitzed and glammed homes, but that doesn’t mean you need to go all out on your own home. A few meaningful, symbolic pieces can celebrate the holiday while keeping cleanup and storage easy. Save the money you’d spend on 20,000 twinkle lights or a dozen poinsettia pots sprinkled all over the living room to instead pay down debt, save for vacation, or give a family in need a holiday of their own…
  • A Modern Homesteading Christmas

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I remember the days when gifts of fancy clothes and décor items were hotly anticipated in our home.  Seems like forever ago.  Then we moved to ‘the country’, and my personal Christmas gift list became unrecognizable from my previously very urban sensibilities. Since moving onto our 6 acres, my gift list has gone from high end clothing and spa gift certificates to Ecofans, wood carving kits, and Le Creuset cookware. This year I’ve got my eye on a hand-powered water pump. Yup, a non-electric water pump. Luxurious?  Hardly (except maybe the Le Creuset). …
  • Autumn Buddha Bowl

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Autumn Buddha Bowl 2014-11-06 14:58:58 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa 2 tsp. olive oil 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 4 cups mixed salad greens 1 large tomato, diced 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted 1 can BELA gluten-free sardines, drain & chop 1 red bell pepper, diced Instructions Cook quinoa according to package directions. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper; set aside. Remove quinoa from heat; set aside to cool for 10 minutes and fluff with a fork. Add salad greens,…
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    Almost All The Truth »

  • Climate Change After Mid-Term Election

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Climate Change After Mid-Term Election The activists, scientists, and policy makers working on slowing (hopefully stopping and reversing, but let’s start with the small steps) climate change, took an enormous hit this mid-term election due to the Senate majority moving into the hands of the GOP. This means the lead climate-change-denier GOP Senator Jim Inhofe is taking over the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The environment could not have sustained a bigger blow when it comes to the policies we need moving forward. Stephen Colbert’s humorous take on…
  • Happy Halloween: Links I Like

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
      Happy Halloween to one and all. I wish you good weather and fun times for witches and goblins of all ages. Looking for a little reading to get you through until it’s time to put on the costumes and join the reverie? I’ve got a few I’ve been reading this week I’d like to share… Community Changes the World – “It is past time to stand together and say enough is enough. United is how we will effect change. Community changes the world.” Environmentalists sue over nuclear reactor’s impact on Columbia River – Something we must…
  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Carved Pumpkins After Halloween

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Halloween is almost here and pumpkins everywhere are waiting to make their way to homes, stoops, and porches. What to do with them after the carving and decorating is done? Here are 5 fun ways to use carved pumpkins after Halloween is over…   1. Pumpkin Bird Feeder. What better way to use a good chunk of pumpkin than to feed the neighborhood birds? There are several ways to make a bird feeder depending on how you carve your pumpkin. If the bottom, top, or side is left as a bowl or curved shape it is quite easy! Just cut the piece away from the rest of the pumpkin to form…
  • Breast Cancer, Pinkwashing, and Strength

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Chances are, if you are reading this you are aware of breast cancer. You may not know all the details, but you know it can be an incredibly scary diagnosis. By now, you are aware that women should regularly do breast self-exams. You should are regular mammograms are important, especially after a certain age or based on family history (please communicate with your doctor when it is right for you to begin these). You should also be aware that men can get breast cancer. We are a society full of awareness. Thank goodness for that. In fact, when you see that color pink on products…
  • Community Changes the World

    Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
      What do you think of when you hear the phrases green living, environmentalist, green blogger? I am sure there are a few ideas that immediately spring to mind if one self-proclaims to belong in one, or all, of these groups. Would it surprise you then to learn just how many different principles, beliefs, and life experiences are brought to the environmental and green living movement? If you really stopped to think about it, it shouldn’t, but somehow we all tend to get lumped together with our most vocal “spokespeople” whether we chose them or not. There are nuances and…
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    DC Bureau » Natural Resources News Service

  • New York State Allows Water Grab

    Peter Mantius
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    John Marvinstands beside Painted Post Water Train on Oct 24, 2014 (Photo by Peter Mantius) Withdrawal Permits, Bulk Water Sales Approved Without Environmental Reviews PAINTED POST, N.Y. — Barely a football field away from John Marvin’s modest house, 42 black railcars full of water sit waiting for the signal to begin rolling south to supply fracking drill pads across the Pennsylvania border. When the water train lurches and clanks through the village — often at pre-dawn hours — it sounds ear-splitting whistles at each street crossing. “How is everybody supposed to sleep at night?”…
  • FERC Approves NY Methane Storage Project

    Peter Mantius
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Vineyards in the Seneca Lake (Wikipedia) Brushing aside warnings of dangerous geological risk, federal regulators say construction can start immediately on a methane gas storage project next to Seneca Lake that has galvanized opposition from wine and tourism businesses across the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. The Sept. 30 decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission represents a major breakthrough for Houston-based Crestwood Midstream. The company has been waging a five-year campaign for permission to convert long-abandoned lakeside salt caverns into a regional storage hub for…
  • Fossil Fuels Get Huge Master Limited Partnership Tax Breaks – “Green” Energy Shut Out

    Peter Mantius
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Since 2008, investors have poured several hundred billion dollars into fossil fuel-related master limited partnerships that shield income from virtually all corporate taxation. The MLP tax loophole — a sort of reverse carbon tax — has heavily subsidized the nation’s ongoing oil and natural gas fracking boom. Solar, wind and other renewable energy companies are not eligible for the MLP tax dodge. Although bipartisan support is building in Congress to extend the tax deductions to them, insiders say legislation to do so will most likely have to wait for and be a part of a comprehensive tax…
  • Landmark Decision for Local Control – Major Setback for Fracking Supporters

    Peter Mantius
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Anti-fracking protestors, a recent march in Albany, call for Gov. Andrew to ban tracking statewide. (Photo: 350.org) ALBANY, N.Y. — Towns across New York State and as far away as Texas and Colorado may soon feel the aftershocks of a landmark decision June 30 by the highest court in New York that towns have the authority to ban drilling for natural gas. The 5-2 ruling by the state Court of Appeals has emboldened opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing, for fracking, and they hope to make the most of it. “Any town that has held off banning fracking for fear of getting sued by the…
  • Breaking Bad: A Nuclear Waste Disaster

    Joseph Trento
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Carlsbad, New Mexico – A vast salt mine under the New Mexico desert was the Department of Energy’s last nuclear waste storage solution. On Valentines night, one of the now suspect 500 waste drums from DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) blast open inside DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Casks filled with 3.2 million cubic feet of deadly radioactive wastes remain buried at the crippled plant. That huge facility was rendered useless. Investigators believe the waste drums from Los Alamos were incorrectly packed under…
 
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    CleanTechies

  • This City Blows

    CleanTechies Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Start near the Los Angeles International Airport and head due east on the Santa Monica Freeway, one of the busiest stretches of road on the globe, bumper to bumper with luxury V-6’s, exhaust-spewing pickups and hybrid sedans, all crawling through the Los Angeles megalopolis, sparkling under the famously omnipresent Southwest sun. Take the freeway through [...]
  • NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic

    CleanTechies Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate. These studies into several incompletely understood Earth system processes were competitively-selected as part of NASA’s Earth Venture-class projects. Each [...]
  • Solar Impulse Video

    CleanTechies Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Enjoy the first video fully shot with GoPro. Si2 first took to the skies in June, soaring across Switzerland and getting its first view of the Alps. The aircraft has now flown 21 times; with pilots seeking out the sun wherever possible at 8,500m. Co-Founders & Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are both confident [...]
  • Green Groups: Walmart ‘Buried In A Mountain Of Coal’

    CleanTechies Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Environmental groups are accusing Walmart of falling short on a number of its well-publicized sustainability goals. The world’s largest retailer still relies heavily on carbon-intensive coal power in U.S. stores and facilities, despite a longstanding promise to invest in renewable energy, critics said in a report released Thursday. Only 3 percent of Walmart’s electricity use [...]
  • US Can Reach 85% Climate Goal By 2050: UN Report

    CleanTechies Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    In America’s low-carbon future, most cars will run on electricity, carbon dioxide will be stored underground, and homes and buildings will be hyper-efficient, guzzling less energy even as the population grows. This is the vision of a new analysis that maps how the United States can drastically curb its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The [...]
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    Hip Moms Go Green

  • Healthy Pumpkin Latte Dairy Free

    Nickie Knight
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    I love everything pumpkin.  In the fall I try to put it in everything I make for the boys since it is so good for them.  But, I have a confession to make…I love pumpkin spice lattes.  I love the smell and the taste.  I have indulged in the incredibly unhealthy versions on a few […]
  • Reset Challenge Testimonial

    Nickie Knight
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Let’s Do This!
  • Healthy Guacamole w/ Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Nickie Knight
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    I was raised in Houston, Texas so I can never turn down a freshly made guacamole. The one I am sharing with you today is my version of one of my favorite restaurants here in Scottsdale called The Mission. They make their guacamole tableside and it is super fresh. There is no reason all of […]
  • Sharon Shapiro Rocks My Art World

    Nickie Knight
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Yes, it’s true this woman is a genius in my book.  When I look at a piece of Sharon Shapiro’s art work it takes me in and I don’t want to leave.  I often wonder where her thoughts take her in order to inspire such creations.  I would love to have just one of her day […]
  • Are You a Rockstar Copywriter that No One Knows Yet?

    Nickie Knight
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Hi there. It’s Nickie Knight here from HipMomsGoGreen. I am about to make a HUGE move from this original website over to my “name” site. I need someone who can write kickass copy to clearly communicate what I am all about. Some of the greats have now moved on to teaching instead of one-on-one work. […]
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    Jubbling.com - Consume less. Reuse more.

  • Stephen Colbert On Twitter: Global Warming Isn’t Real Because I Was Cold Today…

    paul
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Global warming isn't real because I was cold today! Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate. — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 19, 2014
  • LED Table Lamp With A Built-In Color Picker Is LaGenius! [Video]

    paul
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    ColorUp lamp by PEGA D&E (color version) from PEGA D&E on Vimeo. The ColorUp LED table lamp, with a built-in color picker, might be the first household light you’ll want to bring everywhere – to parties, on vacation etc. etc. What a cool application of energy saving LED technology. [G]
  • Jeff Goldblum Pitching The GE Link Connected LED Lighting Is Spectacular. [Video]

    paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    YouTube: Enhance Your Lighting – GE Jeff Goldblum needs to be the face of smart LED lighting. The GE Link 60-watt equivalent is available for sale at Home Depot and is priced at $14.97… which is less than the amount Terry Quattro tips the guy who tips the guy. [TWBE]
  • Reason Bottled Water Sucks #478 – Bottled Water Ruins Downton Abbey Press Shot.

    paul
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Unnecessary bottled water strikes again! Fictional, historical dramas are not immune to the commination that is bottled water (probably used ‘commination’ wrong but it was a big word and sounded good – plus, it’s Downton Abbey.). [M]
  • Backhoes Buried In A Building’s Foundation Because It’s Cheaper.

    paul
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:14 pm
    From the ‘If you can afford it, you can consume it’ file comes the story of how construction equipment is being buried in a building’s foundation because it’s cheaper than getting a crane to lift it out. From Gizmodo: “So these diggers team up, usually two-per-property, and carve out a little slice of heaven underfoot, sometimes up to 75 feet into the earth (where else are you supposed to store your fleet of vintage Ferraris, eh?). Then what? Well, these super heavy mechanical shovels are basically stuck. Cranes can be used to lift them out but that’s…
 
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  • Solar: Germany Vs Usa

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Germany gets 50% of its electricity from solar for the first time . . . USA 1%. Germany isn't as sunny as most parts of the USA. Germany has encouraged individuals to install solar panels on rooftops, . . . rather than building huge solar farms, with the result that, . . . 90% of solar panels in Germany are located on individuals' roofs. 11-25-2014 Source:  Solar: Germany VS USA
  • Florida: Anti-Solar

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Florida regulators approve plan to gut energy efficiency goals, end solar power rebates Today's decisions by the state Public Service Commission, . . . would have an impact on energy efficiency programs in Florida, . . . for as long as the next decade. 11-25-2014 Sorce:  Florida: anti-Solar
  • Free Hot Water

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    In Cold Northern USA, FREE Hot Water, is a HUGE Money saver, . . .for Heating Homes and Washing.   Sun Bandit® can deliver hot water, even when the grid goes down. . . . It's the simplest solar hot water solution on the market, . . . providing the most easy-to-use and economical way to go solar. http://www.youtube.com/v/NeXjHIM2OBU Sun Bandit®  is a revolutionary new way in which solar is used to heat water. . . . This innovative new technology utilizes PV technology, . . . to deliver clean, reliable hot water, . . . by putting the free energy of the sun to work for you,…
  • New England's, Electric Rate Increases

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ 2 dominant utilities, announced, . . . 37% rate increases over last year. Other utilities in the region are expected to follow suit. New England has seen power plant closer's within the past year: . . . Salem Harbor Power Station in Salem, Massachusetts, and . . . Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Two Stanford Ph.Ds., spent 4 years trying to prove renewables can, ultimately, . . . replace fossil fuels, in the frigid Northeast winters. . . . have had to admit defeat: . . . “Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; . . . . . . we need a…
  • Swanson’S Law

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Swanson’s law states, . . . that with every doubling of production and shipments of Solar PV panels, . . . there has been a 20% reduction in the cost of panels. What this relationship shows is, . . . that we are well on our way to seeing solar panels cost almost nothing, and . . . there is no hyperbole in this statement. This is part of a broader trend highlights by Jeremy Rifkin. What Swanson’s law doesn’t address, is the balance of costs of solar systems, . . . represented by labor, inverters, racking, wiring, local rules and . . . Customer acquisition. Households owned PV systems in…
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    HeatSpring Magazine

  • Win a $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award!

    Gabrielle Rossetti
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Think your house is the best Zero Net Energy building in the Northeast?    You could win $10,000! The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a membership organization with a mission to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the Built Environment, is on the search for this year’s $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award. They’re looking for the BEST building in the Northeast.   What do they mean by “best?” The best house not only offers efficiency (demonstrates operation at zero net energy—using no more energy than…
  • “Cover of the Solar Pro” = Amazing Solar Marketing Video

    Brian Hayden
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    If you’re in the solar industry, or a fan of renewable energy and small business, it’s impossible to watch this video and not smile: I don’t have any deep insights or tips to share on this, I just wanted more people to see the video and get excited about life. It’s hard to get up every day and make a living, and this video is a good reminder that you can have fun with it and that surrounding yourself with good people is a formula for success. I’m going to be humming that tune all day…
  • Get All the Tools and Advice You Need to Start a Solar Business

    Brian Hayden
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    We’re launching the first online solar startup accelerator in the winter of 2015 so you can get all of the tools and advice you need to start your solar business. Here’s why: The solar industry grew 36% in 2014, creating tons of opportunity and opportunity gaps. Yes, gaps. Not every company has benefited equally. Solar panel manufacturers have needed deep pockets to survive plummeting prices, while integrators, BOS companies, and software firms have thrived. Filling the opportunity gaps requires a nuanced understanding of the industry landscape and momentum. Momentum is what…
  • New Course: Data Center Essentials for Executives

    Brian Hayden
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    This week we’ve launched our first data center course, offered through Datacenter Dynamics. Jon Koomey is the instructor, and we’re all really excited to have him teaching. I asked Jon to talk about his inspiration for the course. Here’s what he said: My name is Jonathan Koomey, and I’ve been studying data centers for about 15 years. In the twenty first century, all businesses are information technology (IT) businesses, but most enterprise IT is detached from the business it’s supposed to serve.  In all but a few exemplary companies, it’s impossible to…
  • New Course: Land Boundary Master Class

    Brian Hayden
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    We recently launched the “Land Boundary Master Class” in partnership with BNP Media and Jeff Lucas. I’ve come to learn that Jeff is highly regarded for his honesty, humor, and vision for where the industry of land surveying is going in the 21st century. We asked Jeff to share his thoughts and motivations about the course. Here is what he said. Why the Land Boundary Master Class? For about fifteen years I have been diligently studying, researching, writing and talking about property boundary law and the land surveyor’s role in the process of making boundary determinations.
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    Spit That Out: The Blog

  • The Best Apps to Make Urban Parenting Easier – Plus Promo Codes!

    paigewolf
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    I’ve said before that there is no way I could accomplish half of what I do without modern technology. I seriously don’t even know how working mothers did it just ten years ago. Who has time to constantly shop for groceries and diapers? And how can you possibly do that when you are living in the city with limited or no access to a car? I am super thankful for these smartphone apps and wanted to share with you my favorites with some lovely referral codes that will get you some amazing savings – and, in full disclosure, some kickbacks to me! Here is the honest scoop and the…
  • Speak Out About Philadelphia’s Plans for a Fracking-Fueled Economy

    paigewolf
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Corporate interests in Philadelphia have announced big plans to build more natural gas pipelines in Philadelphia. Some want to use this clearly hazardous system to position Philadelphia as “America’s Next Energy Hub” – at the same time forgetting the dangerous and antiquated pipeline system already in place and in dire need of repair. We need to pay attention to what this could really mean. Philadelphia City Council has announced public hearings this week surrounding the city’s energy future. They are accepting in person and written testimony. I urge you to…
  • Annedroids Inspiration for National Recycling Week

    paigewolf
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    “One persons junk is another person’s potential engineering solution!” I adore 11-year-old scientist Anne on Amazon’s TV series Annedroids. Where most people see junk, Anne sees possibility. When faced with a problem, no amount of failure ever dampens her spirit. That’s why her character was recently named one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014 by Common Sense media. And that’s only part of why it’s a show I genuinely enjoy watching with my five-year-old. Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video, Annedroids. is a live-action adventure series…
  • Promises Forever: New Philly Destination for Personalized Heirloom Gifts

    paigewolf
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    I still have the personalized, hand-painted bench with my name on it that was bought for me when I was born. I can’t say the same for any of the other toys, clothes, or tchotchkes I’m sure my parents were inundated with over the course of my childhood. That’s why people love to buy personalized gifts. And hand-painted quality wood is something that can sustain for generations, creating an heirloom rather than landfill fodder. Now Center City Philadelphia has its own destination for hand-painted furniture and accessories, custom-designed in-store. Promises Forever is a new…
  • It Wasn’t a Zebra – It was RSV Disease

    paigewolf
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Back when my now-five-year-old was about 15 months old he got sick. Not just run-of-the-mill cold sick, but inconsolable, high-fevered, and listless. A trip to the pediatrician diagnosed him with a double ear infection and prescribed a round of antibiotics. But after a day or two, he still wasn’t seeming any better. We took him over to the ER at Children’s Hospital where triage…
 
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  • November 30

    dailynews
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 30, 1980:  The U.S. Congress passes the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, protecting over 100 million acres of Federal land in Alaska and doubling the acreage included in the National Parks System.  President Jimmy Carter signs the bill into law two days later.  
  • November 29

    dailynews
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 29, 1979:  The floodgates are closed for the first time on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Tellico Dam, ending a six-year controversy.  The dam’s construction was opposed due to the presence of the snail darter, a small endangered fish, in the Tellico River.  
  • November 28

    dailynews
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
  • November 27

    dailynews
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nov. 27, 1966:  New York City is enveloped in smog, resulting in hundreds of hospitalizations. At right, smog covers the city in 1998.  
  • Photographers cast a light on hunger as the holidays begin

    photoblog
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Photo and caption: J. Grinyar/National Geographic Your Shot
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    Greener Ideal

  • Toyota unveils the Mirai, a Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Sedan

    Greener Ideal
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Toyota unveils the Mirai, a Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Sedan Along with Honda, Toyota has exhibited their own hydrogen fuel-cell sedan called the Mirai, which translates from Japanese as ‘future’. Due for release in Fall 2015, the zero emission vehicle will run straight up against the Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell in a market that is starting to find itself.
  • 2014 Is Looking To Be The Year Of The Rhino… Poaching.

    Sarah Burke
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    2014 Is Looking To Be The Year Of The Rhino… Poaching. It’s a devastating year for rhinos. As of this month, the official figures from the South African Government have surpassed its highest figure to date, that of 1,004 in 2013. The figures have been looming since July, when the number of animals killed was already 100 higher than at the same point in 2013. However, […]
  • Honda Unveils the Futuristic FCV Concept, Its Newest Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle

    Greener Ideal
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Honda Unveils the Futuristic FCV Concept, Its Newest Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle The Honda FCV Concept is essentially a further evolution of the FCX Clarity, featuring a fuel-cell powertrain that fits into the front engine compartment of the vehicle, saving valuable room within the cabin.
  • This Amazing Algae Farm Gobbles Up Pollution From the Highway Below it!

    Sarah Burke
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    This Amazing Algae Farm Gobbles Up Pollution From the Highway Below it! Cars emit CO2. Algae absorbs CO2 to create oxygen. But how do you combine these two scientific facts in order to reduce CO2 emissions from cars? A French and Dutch design firm, Collective Cloud, has come up with the answer in the most elegantly simple way possible. An algae farm suspended over a small stretch of […]
  • Canada: An Alternative Energy Oasis

    Jennifer Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    Canada: An Alternative Energy Oasis Canada’s beautiful scenery, expansive coastlines, dark forests and prairies offer more than just a postcard idyllic landscape – these contain essential raw materials for the new and developing generation of alternative energy production. Unlike other developed countries, more than 60% of Canadian electricity now comes from a renewable source, and more is being developed using […]
 
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    Green Traveler Guides

  • California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip

    GTG Staff
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    | Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country. Capped off with, of course, some wine tasting. All of California’s dozens of wine regions offer hiking and biking opportunities, […]California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip is a post from: Green Traveler Guides
  • Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila

    GTG Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    | The Hangover-Free Zone | “Tequila? There’s an actual place called that?” Si, claro. Yes, there really is. It’s in the Mexican state of Jalisco, some 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […]Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila is a post from: Green Traveler Guides
  • San Francisco: ‘mega sustainable’ restaurant on the way

    GTG Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    | Green Travel News | The Perennial, a new “mega-sustainable ” San Francisco restaurant opening early next year, will feature an aquaponic greenhouse … in which kitchen waste will be fed to fish … whose waste will fertilize a “living pantry” … where microgreens and vegetables are harvested to order. In the words of Eater San Francisco, The […]San Francisco: ‘mega sustainable’ restaurant on the way is a post from: Green Traveler Guides
  • Going green in gorgeous Greece

    GTG Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    | How to Go Eco | Perhaps most famous as Western civilization’s birthplace of democracy, philosophy, literature and science, Greece is one of the world’s most historic and culturally rich countries. Today, though, most travelers come to its shores for more hedonistic reasons—to feast on fresh seafood, relax on an idyllic island, swim in the turquoise water or just […]Going green in gorgeous Greece is a post from: Green Traveler Guides
  • Airbnb helps its community travel greener

    GTG Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    | Green Travel News | Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has announced a partnership with Nest, which reinvents unloved products in the home. Together, the companies are helping Airbnb’s community of hosts and guests conserve energy and continue to have a positive impact on their local environments. Airbnb is providing selected hosts in the […]Airbnb helps its community travel greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides
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    Ecology Global Network

  • Dodging a Sixth Mass Extinction

    Guest
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    By Robert Sanders UC Berkeley News Anthony Barnosky’s father was a butcher, his grandfather an underground coal miner. He himself, fresh out of college, worked for ARCO to locate new coal deposits in Colorado and later he worked for the Alyeska pipeline company in Alaska. “Fossil fuels have been very, very good to me and very, very good to all of us,” says Barnosky, a paleontologist and U­C Berkeley professor of integrative biology. The irony, not lost on Barnosky, is that he now urges a ban on coal, replacing oil and gas with sustainable fuels and eating less meat to address the…
  • Europe’s Cities Still Suffering from Harmful Air Pollution

    Guest
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    European Environment Agency Air pollution in Europe comes with a high price tag, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While policies have improved air quality overall, air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard, resulting in high costs for health care systems, unhealthy workers and an estimated 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2011. Zurich, Switzerland The annual air quality report collates data from official monitoring stations across Europe. It shows that almost all city dwellers are exposed to pollutants at levels deemed unsafe by the…
  • The Diatomist

    Guest
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    “I love seeing the hand of man display the work of nature so beautifully.” ~ Matthew Killip, Filmmaker THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, a contemporary master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement – an art form invisible to the naked eye. The Victorian era ushered in a rapid evolution of various fields of science and technology along with an increased interest in the natural world. To fulfill the demand for study of the microscopic world, microscopists of the era prepared specimens of diverse objects arranged on glass slides to be viewed under…
  • A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2 – NASA

    Guest
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Courtesy of NASA An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons. Scientists have made ground-based measurements of carbon dioxide for…
  • NASA Captures a Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

    Guest
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Courtesy of NASA An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons. The carbon dioxide visualization was produced by a computer model called…
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    Build Green Things

  • Learn Step-by-Step How To Hack Your Solar-Powered Garden Lights!

    Anjustin
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    If you are an electrical nerd, you might actually like this project. And even if you are not that "electrically-inclined", still, you might want to give this project a try. Here`s how we do it: We`re gonna disassemble your solar garden light, "hack" it to change its light color.The great thing about this project is that the solar lights are so cheap, you`re not gonna worry about the price. And they`re solar!First, make sure your light is really functioning. Switch it on and see if the LED lights up. If not, you need to charge it for a while under the heat of the sun. Test again. If it lights…
  • DIY: How To Make Beautiful Sisal Wrapped Recycled Cans

    Anjustin
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Do you have many left-over cans at home? What do you usually do with them? Most of us probably just throw them away just like that. But, wait! Before you throw those empty tin containers away, you might want to try this DIY project. Let`s see if you still want to throw them out after seeing the result. What you need in this project are just clean, recycled can, sisal rope, and glue gun.Position your can in a table and ready your glue gunGlue the sisal at the bottom of the can. Wrap it around the can from bottom to top, gluing each turn to secure the sisal on the side of the can. And…
  • DIY: Elegant Candle Holder / 3D Paper Lantern

    Rouselle
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Nothing spells relaxation better than kicking off your shoes at the end of a long and hectic workday, sitting comfortably on your favorite chair, listening to some soft music, and lighting some scented candles. There's something so calm and soothing being in a cool and dimly lit room, don't you think? What's even more relaxing is seeing your candles in such cute little candle holders like these, which also function as three-dimensional paper lanterns. Aren't they just gorgeous?You can make your own beautiful candle holders / paper lanterns at home, and you'll only be needing three things for…
  • The Fun and Delightful Fibonacci TreeHouse

    Rouselle
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:54 pm
    In our daily busy lives, how often do we still get to stop and smell the roses? Do we still take the time to stop in the middle of the street to marvel at that lone tree in the sidewalk, smile at that fluffy piece of white cloud that you happened to see looking up, admire that random flower bush with perfectly cut leaves? If you will just look closely, and I mean really closely, nature will astound you. Did you know that you can find the Fibonacci spiral in the spirals of random objects like shells, pine cones, and sunflowers?This luxurious treehouse located in Spain was inspired by the…
  • Learn Step-by-Step How To Make a Nice Recycled Bird Feeder

    Anjustin
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
     It`s almost winter! Birds are on their way to look for foods for their survival. Help these birds survive by feeding them—even indirectly. How? This DIY project will help you. Aside from it`s an easy project, this is a fun activity for everyone during any occasion. And that great thing about it is not really the bird feeder itself, but the kind of seeds that you are going to put inside. It determines what type of birds will visit your porch. If you want to attract sparrows, finches or grosbeaks, you need to put millet and small seeds mixes. If you want nuthatches or chickadees,…
 
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    Environment About

  • Eco Friendly Computing – Saving Energy and Environment

    Keshav Saini
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Article Link: Eco Friendly Computing – Saving Energy and Environment Eco Friendly Computing Technology and digital devices have become a crucial part of our daily lives. We work on computers, we watch netflix on the tablet and laptop and we socialize on our smart phones. With us being so reliant on technology, we consume and use a lot of electricity powering them and this has a big impact on the environment. Despite this, we can make small changes that can add up to something big when it comes to saving energy and the environment. Even something like lowering the brightness on your…
  • Solar Energy – An Alternative of Conserving Energy

    Keshav Saini
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Article Link: Solar Energy – An Alternative of Conserving Energy “We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” (Wangari Maathai) Since the beginning of time, the human race has been struggling with the slowly reducing resources of the earth. Replenishing these resources is definitely impossible, but preserving them is not. The question of conservation is one of the heated debates in every Climate Change Convention; however, till now the experts have not been able to…
  • Getting Started with Eco-Tourism – Plan for Green Vacation

    Keshav Saini
    29 Jan 2014 | 12:23 am
    Article Link: Getting Started with Eco-Tourism – Plan for Green Vacation Many of us have begun to live a greener lifestyle, and that doesn’t just apply to our home lives; these days, eco-tourism is all the rage and people are getting turned on to the idea of greener travel. But if you’re a first time eco-tourist, how can you make the switch to more environmentally friendly travel? While we’re barely out of January, most people are beginning to formulate some kind of plan for their annual vacations. If you’re looking to partake in a greener vacation this year without…
  • What are the Causes of Climate Change?

    Keshav Saini
    17 Jan 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Article Link: What are the Causes of Climate Change? We all know the implications a flood or storm can have on society and the economy, but we may be unaware as to what extent weather and climate can impact our lives. Predicting just how the global climate will change over the next few centuries is of primary importance to scientists, as it allows governments and organizations to take action and minimize the damaging effects of adverse weather conditions. There is already evidence in place to suggest that what we do and how we lead our lives can have a significant effect on the environment,…
  • Into The Dead Zone – Causes and Solutions for Shrinking Dead Zones

    Keshav Saini
    6 Jan 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Article Link: Into The Dead Zone – Causes and Solutions for Shrinking Dead Zones Dead zones are areas of the ocean that are very low in oxygen, and therefore cannot sustain life (or only very limited life). They are typically caused by algal blooms, which deplete the water of oxygen; organic waste from the algae sinks to the bottom of the ocean and is broken down there by bacteria. Bacteria produce carbon dioxide rather than oxygen when they respire, and that carbon dioxide starves the water of oxygen and creates the dead zone. Dead zones are rooted in natural causes, but human activity…
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    Ahimsa Designs - Artisan Vegan Jewelry Designs by Kristen Anderson

  • How To Get Your Own Custom Designed Jewelry

    kristen
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Just In Time For HOLIDAYS! – How To Get Your Own Custom Designed Jewelry Creating custom handcrafted pieces of jewelry for my customers gives me a deep sense of meaning and purpose. I love beginning with an idea, a concept and seeing it through to its material formation. I thrive when I am challenged, artistically and technically. Knowing that I am helping to create a piece that has special meaning for someone brings me great joy. Whether it is stamping your own personal words onto one of my current pieces or building your piece entirely from a concept, I feel honored to make jewelry…
  • Atlanta Veg Fest This Saturday

    kristen
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    I look forward to VegFest all year long. I love this event…the coordinators and the way everything is organized makes it so easy and enjoyable as a vendor. I love meeting other vendors who have the same passions and interests as I do. I am always amazed at the variety of products and services offered, all without harming any animals (or people). I will be working hard in my studio all week in order to have enough jewelry for all of my favorite customers. If you have any special requests, let me know in advance and I will do my best to make your pieces in time for the show. Even if you…
  • Art, Connection and Fighting My Ego

    kristen
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    I am fighting with my ego. Again. During what should have been a productive day in my studio, I decided to ramble on in my own mind about what defines art. I started piecing together snippets from different conversations with people I admire, creatively and personally. I am trying to make peace with this girl in my head who keeps telling me I am not an artist. So, here is the backstory. Over a decade ago I began this journey of creating jewelry. Working full time as a therapist with teenagers whose stories and struggles and pain left me in tears for most of my hour drive home, I found I…
  • The Seduction of the Sun

    kristen
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Sometimes there is a beauty that just leaves me speechless. No words adequately express the stirring, the knowing, in a place so deep within me that, for a brief moment, I feel certain of my connection to the whole. This afternoon the sun flirts with me. The leaves dance so that the sun shimmers, touching my face in this magical production. Just as I begin to surrender to her warmth, I’m left cold again with just sparkling pieces of her. The golden sun produces a deep longing in me, a yearning so intoxicating that it feels almost like pain. I know she is fleeting and will leave me with…
  • It’s Another Free Earring Friday!

    kristen
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    FREE EARRINGS TODAY ONLY! This pair of Handcrafted Designer Sterling Silver, Crystal Quartz Earrings is FREE with any Ahimsa Designs purchase from our Etsy shop TODAY! (http://ahimsadesigns.etsy.com/) Each Friday we will be showcasing one pair of our designer earrings that will be a FREE gift with any handmade purchase from our shop. (Friday only) FREE TODAY ONLY – Ahimsa Design’s Hand Crafted Designer FACETED CRYSTAL QUARTZ, STERLING SILVER EARRINGS. These earrings go with everything! A beautiful 8mm round faceted Crystal Quartz set within oxidized Sterling Silver. Visit our shop to…
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    Dr. Karen S. Lee

  • Radiation and Seafood: Is Fish Safe to Eat?

    Dr. Karen
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    When I posted my Gravlax recipe, some of you emailed me with the question, aren’t you concerned with radiation from Fukushima. That’s a rightful concern and I should have added the info with the recipe. Here are my thoughts on fish and radiation. Radiation and Seafood: Is Fish Safe to Eat? Personally, I eat a... Read More » The post Radiation and Seafood: Is Fish Safe to Eat? appeared first on Dr. Karen S. Lee. Related posts: The BEST Salmon (Fish) Cakes Recipe 25 MORE Ways to Eat Sustainably When to buy organic – Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
  • How to Make Gravlax

    Dr. Karen
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    I’m from New York. You can buy bagels and lox anywhere in NYC and I used to pay a pretty penny for them too at a corner deli on the way to work every day. There is nothing like the salty sweet lox on a warm squishy bagel with a piping hot coffee to wash... Read More » The post How to Make Gravlax appeared first on Dr. Karen S. Lee. Related posts: The BEST Salmon (Fish) Cakes Recipe Cioppino Recipe Easy Sauerkraut Recipe and My Fail Proof Secret
  • World’s First FREE Autoimmune Summit

    Dr. Karen
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    Have you, a friend, or family member been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto Thyroiditis, Graves, Lupus, Crohns, Allergies, Celiac, Eczema, and Arthritis? Do you have insidious health issues that no one can figure out, like hormonal imbalance, gut problems, joint pain, inflammation, acne, irritable bowel syndrome and more? Or do you have a family... Read More » The post World’s First FREE Autoimmune Summit appeared first on Dr. Karen S. Lee. Related posts:
  • How to Prevent Low Back Pain Naturally

    Dr. Karen
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are many causes  for low back pain (LBP) and unfortunately, if you have had one episode, the chances are, you will have another. And to avoid a reoccurrence, you have to treat the cause. But more importantly, you have to be proactive and take preventive steps. Here is a multi-prong, natural approach to having... Read More » The post How to Prevent Low Back Pain Naturally appeared first on Dr. Karen S. Lee. Related posts: Low Back Pain: Common Causes and Treatments
  • Low Back Pain: Common Causes and Treatments

    Dr. Karen
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Low Back Pain (LBP) results from an injury to the lumbar spine and it affects nearly everyone – 80% of population – at some point in their lives, interfering with work, recreation and daily activities. LBP costs the healthcare industry over $50 billion annually and it’s the leading cause for missed work. LBP is the... Read More » The post Low Back Pain: Common Causes and Treatments appeared first on Dr. Karen S. Lee. Related posts: How to Prevent Low Back Pain Naturally
 
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    Manchester Wood - Blog

  • 15% OFF Black Friday-Cyber Monday!

    Manchester Wood
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    An unprecedented Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale Begins Now! 15% OFF entire purchase – every order on ManchesterWood.com today through Cyber Monday, Dec. 1st! Promo code: Surprise at checkout!
  • Our Mail Order Furniture Catalog Is Here!

    Manchester Wood
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Our debut mail order furniture catalog has arrived! For the first time we will be sending our very own catalog to customers new and seasoned who have owned and purchased are solid wood furniture products for years! The catalog is at the Post Office today and headed to your door this Thanksgiving season! If you haven’t requested one, or haven’t ordered from us in the last year, you might not receive one. If you’d like to, email service@manchesterwood.com with your mailing address! Thank you all, Happy Holidays!
  • Celebrating 38 years…

    Manchester Wood
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Yesterday we celebrated 38 years as a Company, as well as the dedication of one 25-year employee and two 10-year employees. 25-year employee, Garnet M. Talk about a month celebrated in gratitude. Yesterday we celebrated our 38th anniversary as a company and took a moment to acknowledge the nearly half of our workforce who have been at Manchester Wood for 10-plus years, but also the special honoring of 25-year employee Garnet M. and new 10-year employees, Eric K. and John B. 10-year employees, Eric K. and John B. It says a lot about the people who make these products. There is a dedication and…
  • Gift Guide Spotlight: Nesting Shaker Tables

    Manchester Wood
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Stylish…Convenient…Practical… The perfect look for function and display, our Nesting Shaker Tables offer an array of uses around the home. Ideal for small space solutions and built to last from American solid hardwood. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s we made TV tray tables, sets of 3 stacking tables and basic nesting tables. Each of these items allowed people to be able to quickly expand their living space to accommodate friends and extended family to enjoy visits while creating extra serving/table space for dining, cocktail parties, games, and snacks. The nesting sets come with…
  • Gratitude Giveaway Responses!

    Manchester Wood
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    With over a 100 entries so far for our Gratitude Giveaway, Manchester Wood selects a few to keep the Gratitude flowing in a season we find it most! If you haven’t entered, do so now! “I’m most grateful for our veterans, who over the centuries since our Country’s birth, have protected us and our freedoms.” “I am truly grateful for all the people in my life. Especially my family. To have people that stick with you through ups and downs and always make you feel at home is priceless and a true gift.” “I’m grateful that even though my…
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    greenismything

  • [Just for Fun] Get Amped Up About Exercise

    Anna
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    What would it look like if fitness fused with clean energy? A little device called Ampy. Ampy combines the idea of a Fitbit or other similar activity-tracking devices with the ability to turn kinetic energy into electricity (you know, like those flash lights that you can crank to power them?). Basically, you move, and Ampy generates and stores electricity that you can use later to charge your devices, plus it tracks how many calories you’re burning in that process. The website indicates that you should be able to get 3 hours of smartphone battery life out of running for 30 minutes, cycling…
  • Green Vehicle Showdown

    Anna
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I recently posted about a former Prius exec’s comments on hybrid vs. electric vehicles and why I thought hybrids could only be a stepping stone on the way to all electric vehicles (EVs). And, that post got me wanting to know more about both hybrid and electric cars – what are their capabilities? How practical are they? How affordable are they? And, how much do they really cut down on emissions? Well, I did some digging, and here is what I found out: Let’s compare the Tesla (most popular EV) with the Prius (most popular hybrid). TESLA S TOYOTA PRIUS Range 265 miles max. 595 miles max.
  • I still think electric cars are a good idea…

    Anna
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “By definition we must move towards renewable energy. How can people argue against that?” –Elon Musk, Tesla CEO Yale’s Environment360 blog recently featured an interview with former Toyota executive Bill Reinert, who was part of the team that designed the Toyota Prius. In the interview, Reinert reaffirmed his opinion that electric cars aren’t the way of the future, but rather we should continue to look to hybrid vehicles. And though Reinert has made important contributions to improving vehicle fuel efficiency and therefore reducing emissions (and while it’s interesting to…
  • Great Scot! Glasgow Scientists Make Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough

    Anna
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Is hydrogen the answer to cutting our cars’ greenhouse gas emissions? We may be hearing more about hydrogen fuel again in the near future. Researchers at Glasgow University have recently discovered what could be a breakthrough methodology for producing hydrogen fuel from water. The new method utilizes renewable energy sources to run an electric current through water (electrolysis) to create hydrogen fuel 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art production method. This method is a vast improvement over the currently prevailing practice, which relies heavily on fossil fuels…
  • The “Dirt” on Carbon Emissions

    Anna
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Is the secret in the soil? We often think of carbon as only being in the air – as emissions, what we exhale, what plants inhale; but a great deal of carbon is also stored within our soil. Plants absorb and store carbon in the soil. So, when today’s industrial farming methods use tilling to overturn the soil, it actually releases large amounts of carbon into the air. According to journalist and writer Kristen Olsen, we can help reverse climate change by returning to no-till farming methods, which will leave the soil undisturbed and will keep that carbon trapped underground. In fact, David…
 
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    Joyfully Green

  • Holiday Gift Ideas: 8 Tips to Avoid Mall Madness

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I've often written here about how I don't like shopping anymore, so you won't catch me busting down any doors in the wee hours of Black Friday. But, let's face it, I'm still going to get the kids a few gifts for Hanukkah. They're young (7 and 10) and wouldn't exactly appreciate a lecture on the pitfalls of consumerism! Still, for me, there are plenty of ways to spread the joy (no pun intended) without compromising how I feel about buying a bunch of meaningless stuff in a jam-packed mall. So, here are a few of my ideas for the gift-giving season--and…
  • Monday Snapshot: Japanese Maple in Full Glory

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    So, here's what I like about the Japanese Maple: It's gorgeous. (That's obvious.) Its leaves are completely different for three seasons out of the year. In late autumn, they're this rich, rich red--like a maraschino cherry. When they fall to the ground, the grass becomes a lush, red carpet. It doesn't "freak out" when there's a frost. It's pretty hardy. It's not so big that it makes you worry it's going to crush your house in a storm. It's one of my favorite nature photography models (and I have the hundreds of pictures to prove…
  • The Art of Photography: A Special Exhibition of My Students' Work!

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I'm equally happy and sad today: It's the last day of my e-course, The Art of Photography: How to Take Your Pictures to the Next Level. I'm sad because it's ending--I thoroughly enjoyed the past 19 days, getting to know my students as friends as well as photographers. But I'm happy because I know this is just the beginning for them, that we'll continue our friendships, and I'm really, reeeeeeeeally proud of how far they've come. On that note, I'd like to share with you some of my very favorite photographs taken by my students during this course. It…
  • Could You Put Yourself on a News Diet?

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Although it's typical for me to forget where I left my eyeglasses on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis, I can still remember the front page of The New York Times from September 1, 1997. My boyfriend (now husband) and I were coming back from a long and lovely Labor Day weekend away with his parents. We hadn't turned on a TV or radio the whole time, the internet was in its infancy, and there were no such things as iPhones and iPads. But there it was, the newspaper on his doorstep, waiting for us with a large headline that at first perplexed us: "Charles accompanies Diana back home…
  • Monday Snapshot: The Magic of the First Snowfall

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    There's something that is pure magic about the first snowfall of the year. It takes us by surprise as the first flakes start fluttering down. And then it takes us by surprise again, when it decides "to stick." All children seem to love snow, anytime, anywhere. For adults...not so much! They grow weary of it, and fast. Last Thursday night, when it started to snow for the first time this season, both of my children headed out with cheering excitement to the back yard, in their pajamas and winter coats. Each child held up one arm high, like two Statues of Liberty, both holding a…
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    Ways2GoGreen Blog

  • Steps for Energy Savings in a Large House

    Clay Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    When owning a large home, you must be ready to maintain the home. This means more rooms to clean, more floors to mop, etc. As the owner of a large home it also means larger cost. Not only does the home have a large cost with the mortgage but you also have operational cost. A big operational cost in any home is with electricity but in a large home, the amount of electricity used can be astronomical. It is important to learn how to save energy in the home to not only be environmentally friendly but also to lessen the blow of your monthly utility bill. Below are a few simple steps you can take…
  • Why Reclaimed Wood Flooring Saves More Than Just Money

    Clay Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Wooden flooring instantly adds character and a warm richness to a room but laying down a new solid wood floor can be an expensive investment. Reclaiming the wooden floors, frames and beams from old buildings and upcycling the wood has very popular as the concerns over deforestation and sustainable wood resources continue to rise. Source: gretzl.com If you are attracted to the style of antique wooden floors but are concerned about the damage that the demand for solid wood causes on sustainable forestry efforts, salvaging wooden flooring could be the perfect project for you. The story and…
  • Upcycling – Turning Shipping Containers Into Creatively Designed, Eco-Friendly Homes

    Clay Miller
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    publicity still from “Top of the Lake” Many praise-worthy adjectives can describe the New Zealand-set mini-series “Top of the Lake,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, but fans will agree the atmospheric ambiance was further enhanced by the stunning design of Hunter’s guru’s “Paradise” encampment, which featured a colorful, practical and impressive array of shipping-container living facilities. With one converted shipping container perched, at an angle, above another, “Paradise” appeared a creative and ready-made housing development. Trending Affordable and readily…
  • What if a Solar Panel Becomes a Sunflower?

    Clay Miller
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    One of the most serious problems linked to solar energy application is panels’ efficiency in converting solar energy. A photovoltaic panel, is, effectively, a static object which produces electric energy from the sunlight. As a consequence, a panel which can follow the sun on his daily change of positions, can clearly increase its power output. This is the idea of Convert, an Italian based Energy company which has recently established Convert South Africa, its branch company in the African country. Therefore, Convert has launched the TRJ Tracker KIT, a single axis tracker which allows…
  • Green Thanksgiving: Let’s Give Back the Planet Its Original Color

    Clay Miller
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    It is that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there is plenty to do in anticipation of this wonderful holiday. It won’t be long before Halloween and then before you know it, Christmas is upon us! But unfortunately there is a down side to all this celebrating. Did you know that the EPA has estimated that in the USA, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, 25% additional tons of waste is generated every week? This amounts to 25 million tons of extra waste. Alarmed? You should be. There are plenty of ways you can be eco-friendly and still throw the…
 
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    Hulsey Services Blog

  • Commercial Septic System Pumping & Repair

    John Grindle
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hulsey Envrionmenta Services Articles, News and information www.hulseyenvironmental.comHow frequently will your commercial septic system need to be pumped? Under a greater load than residential tanks, your commercial system’s requirements will vary based upon the following factors: Volume of customer traffic in your business. The capacity of your business’s septic tank. Volume and rate of wastewater flow at your business. The amount of organic material in the wastewater. The post Commercial Septic System Pumping & Repair appeared first on Hulsey Services Blog.
  • Bio Diesel

    John Grindle
    11 Nov 2011 | 1:38 pm
    Hulsey Envrionmenta Services Articles, News and information www.hulseyenvironmental.comBiodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel. Biodiesel can also be used as a low carbon alternative to heating oil. Biodiesel has better lubricating properties and much higher cetane ratings than today’s lower sulfur diesel fuels. Biodiesel addition reduces fuel system wear,and in low levels in high pressure systems increases the life of…
  • Food Processing Plants

    John Grindle
    11 Nov 2011 | 12:17 pm
    Hulsey Envrionmenta Services Articles, News and information www.hulseyenvironmental.comHere in the breadbasket of the world we have an abundance of food and food processing plants. Hulsey Environmental provides all of the following services to: Wastewater recycling Wastewater pretreatment DAF sludge Installation and modification Biological systems Call Hulsey Environmental if you have a high fat wastewater that needs to be disposed of, or are just looking for ways to reduce your Biological Oxygen Demand. Hulsey caters to the needs of Food Processing Plants throughout Georgia and the entire…
  • Bulk Hauling

    John Grindle
    30 Oct 2011 | 1:02 pm
    Hulsey Envrionmenta Services Articles, News and information www.hulseyenvironmental.comCommercial wastewater bulk hauling services are available for projects which require pumping, transporting and disposing of large volumes of liquids such as leachate, sewer sludge, sanitary wastewater, industrial waste and many other types of wastewater. Hulsey Environmental and LHR Farms meets all of your nonhazardous wastewater disposal needs for food processing plants and farms. The post Bulk Hauling appeared first on Hulsey Services Blog.
  • Septic Tank Pumping

    John Grindle
    24 Oct 2011 | 12:48 pm
    Hulsey Envrionmenta Services Articles, News and information www.hulseyenvironmental.comYour Septic Tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years depending on household size and usage. Regular Septic System pumping of the Septic Tank will reduce accumulation of scum layer in the Septic Tank. The scum layer should never reach 24 inches thick, if the material reaches 24 inches and beyond in depth there is a risk that material will flow into the outlet pipe and into the drain field, causing drain field failure. The post Septic Tank Pumping appeared first on Hulsey Services Blog.
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    Conserve Energy Future

  • Features and Stages of Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

    Rinkesh
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    What is Environmental Management Systems (EMS)? An Environmental Management System (sometimes referred to as an EMS) is an apparatus for dealing with the effects of an organization’s practices on nature. It gives an organized methodology to arranging and actualizing environmental safety measures. EMS involves establishment of programs and monitoring and measuring progress to meet desired objectives and targets. More formally, EMS is a tool that is used to study the impact of organization’s activities on the environment. It helps an organization achieve its environmental goals through…
  • What are Most Common Energy Efficient Lighting Types?

    Rinkesh
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    What are Most Common Energy Efficient Lighting Types? It is getting harder to find any type of lighting that isn’t one of the 3 most common energy efficient lighting types, mostly because the traditional incandescent light isn’t made by many manufacturers anymore. The choices that remain will provide a wider range of lighting options, increased energy efficiency and reduced waste. Knowing which light to choose for your home or office will make sure that you get right one to help you work or live. These energy efficient lighting types light your home using the same amount of light for less…
  • Various Facts About Fossil Fuels

    Rinkesh
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Fossil Fuels Facts Fossil fuels are remains of dead plants and animals buried deep under the earth’s crust. Fossil fuels power our life, and have for over a century. They are non-renewable sources of energy that take millions of years to develop and provide us with power to light and heat our homes, drive our vehicles and develop our modern lifestyles. Fossil fuels come in the form of coal, oil or natural gas. They are the cheapest and easiest of all fuels to acquire and use. There is a lot of debate about the continued exploration and mining rates for. Considering that almost all of…
  • Medical Waste Disposal and Companies Involved in it

    Rinkesh
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    What is Medical Waste Disposal? Medical waste is any waste material that is considered be of a bio-hazardous nature. Healthcare facilities like hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, physician’s offices generate a large amount of medical waste daily. The waste generated includes a broad range of materials like needles, chemicals, blood, body parts, razor blades, broken tubes, suction devices, gloves, gowns,  syringes, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and saturated dressings. This type of waste isn’t just generated by medical facilities and labs, but can also be found on general…
  • What is Energy Conservation and List Few Energy Conservation Techniques?

    Rinkesh
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    What is Energy Conservation? Energy conservation is one of the words you are hearing more and more. Unfortunately, a lot of the places you will hear it will be in ads marketing products or lifestyle habits that may have nothing to do with actual energy conservation. To learn what real energy conservation techniques are, you have to begin to understand the theory of conservation behind them. Understanding Energy Conservation Energy conservation is not about making limited resources last as long as they can, that would mean that you are doing nothing more than prolong a crisis until you finally…
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    Apollo Enviro » Environmental Blog

  • Northern Irish wind farm now operational

    Daniel Birkett
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Dunbeg Wind Farm has officially opened, becoming one of the largest onshore wind projects in Northern Ireland. Situated on land between Coleraine and Limavady, Dunbeg Wind Farm opened on Friday and is amongst the largest wind farms now operating in […] The post Northern Irish wind farm now operational appeared first on Apollo Enviro.
  • Uttoxeter solar farm approved

    Daniel Birkett
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Sudbury solar farm near Uttoxeter has been given the green light by the local council. A solar farm which would span across 11 fields near Uttoxeter has been given the go-ahead from local officials. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s southern area […] The post Uttoxeter solar farm approved appeared first on Apollo Enviro.
  • Solar road unveiled in Holland

    Daniel Birkett
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    The world’s first solar road has been opened in Holland to be used by bicycles in the centre of Amsterdam. The world’s first solar-power road which has been developed by Dutch firm, SolaRoad has now been unveiled in Amsterdam, Holland. […] The post Solar road unveiled in Holland appeared first on Apollo Enviro.
  • Monastery goes green with biomass

    Daniel Birkett
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    A monastery in West Sussex has vowed to go green with the installation of a new biomass system. In an attempt to improve its green credentials a monastery in West Sussex has replaced its inefficient heating system with one powered […] The post Monastery goes green with biomass appeared first on Apollo Enviro.
  • New 46MW solar farm planned for Oxfordshire

    Daniel Birkett
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Belectric and First Solar have teamed up to develop one of the largest solar farms in the UK. Construction of a 46MW Oxfordshire solar farm is underway in a joint-venture between Belectric and First Solar. The project will be made […] The post New 46MW solar farm planned for Oxfordshire appeared first on Apollo Enviro.
 
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  • Holiday Gift Guide- Part One: Skincare and Beauty!

    Natasha Urbany
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Now that Halloween has come and gone it is time to pack away the orange and black and welcome the Holiday season! So, while you are relaxing by the fire and enjoying a nice mug of peppermint hot chocolate check out Raintees’ Holiday Gift Guide and peruse our choices for skincare, beauty gourmet food, fashion, household and wine! Part One: Skincare and Beauty! (stay tuned for part two!) Kari Gran Starter Kit. Kari Gran-http://karigran.com Kari Gran is a luxurious skin care line that prides itself on using high quality, natural, non-GMO ingredients. All of the products are paraben and…
  • Raintees Luxury Beauty Products Package Giveaway

    raintees
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    We’re having another giveaway and we are so excited to give you a chance to win one of 2 amazing luxury beauty products prize packages featuring products from some of our favorite brands like Hana Organics, Juice Beauty and L’eclisse Cosmetics! Hana Organics  Hana Organics specializes in hand-made, organic, non-GMO, cruelty and gluten free skin care. We love their simple packaging and the fact that they use only the finest organic/biodynamic ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible. Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, Washington, their products are created in…
  • Best Gourmet Food Brands: They’re Good For You Too!

    Natasha Urbany
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    When your sweet tooth hits, drop the unnatural, over processed candy bar. Instead indulge in gourmet confections that are good for you too! Here, at Raintees we’ve rounded up the best gourmet food brands that use natural and healthy ingredients. 1) Coco Bakes – Gluten Free Bakery in LA (http://cocobakesla.com) Tis the season for Coco Bakes’ ginger bread cakes! Owner, Coco Kislinger, ditched law school for Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has come to Los Angeles to share her gluten free and dairy free treats. For those suffering from celiac disease or any degree of lactose intolerance,…
  • Best Dried Flowers For Long-Lasting Beauty

    Natasha Urbany
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Selecting a beautiful flower arrangement is hard enough as it is because of the variety of flower species, colors, and textures. Making your arrangement last more than 7 days? Even harder. So, when searching for the perfect arrangement this fall avoid the hassle of trekking to your local flower shop to find the perfect flowers. Instead, look no further than SummerSweet Boutique and NotJustWeeds dried flower boutiques on Etsy!   Spice up your walls with this rustic arrangement of dried jute, wheat, and pennycress! SummerSweet Boutique offers one of a kind, hand crafted arrangements and…
  • 3 Common Pet Health Myths Busted

    raintees
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    As a society, our understanding of human health is always evolving and our habits generally evolve along with our changing understanding. A quick look at the evolution of the food pyramid over the past 50 years is a perfect illustration of this – whereas a diet heavy in grains used to be recommended, now we know that we should be eating more vegetables. General understanding of pet health, on the other hand, has not evolved quite as dramatically. For the most part, people still care for their pets the same way they did half of a century ago. Is that because no new information has come to…
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    Green Home Gnome

  • Fact and Fiction on CFL and LED Light Bulbs

    editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Are you hesitating to make the switch to LED or CFL bulbs for your home? Recent legislation is going to make it harder to find incandescent bulbs, so what’s holding[...] Read more>> [Continue reading at http://www.greenhomegnome.com]
  • 9 Common Costly Mistakes Made by New Homeowners

    editor
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Storing household goods on garage and attic trusses - Garage and attic trusses are designed to support the weight of the roof and ceiling and not the weight of anything else.[...] Read more>> [Continue reading at http://www.greenhomegnome.com]
  • The Dirt on Greenhouse Staging

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    You’ve got some big gardening plans now that your greenhouse is built. The whole time you were putting all the nuts and bolts together, you couldn’t stop thinking about the[...] Read more>> [Continue reading at http://www.greenhomegnome.com]
  • Specialize and Thrive: The Secret to Success with Small Commercial Greenhouses

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    We live in a world of one-stop super shops, but don’t feel pressured to take your young greenhouse and transform it into a one-stop shop for everything growing. The idea[...] Read more>> [Continue reading at http://www.greenhomegnome.com]
  • Loving the Late Season Garden

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    When the nights start to get a little cooler, most gardeners take that as a sign that it’s time to roll up the garden and put it to bed for[...] Read more>> [Continue reading at http://www.greenhomegnome.com]
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  • Tips to Get Your Office Under Control

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Every business has times where things seem overly chaotic. For many, the holiday season can bring extra stress. When you feel chaos is upon you, it is time to take a step back and examine the root of the problem to help get your office under control. Some basic changes can be made at work to help restore order. Commercial Flooring Solutions wants to help you take back control of your office with these tips. Set office guidelines. It is key to provide clear communication on the office guidelines, expectations, and schedules so that everyone is on the same page. Be an example, and make…
  • 9 Awesome Apps for Office Managers

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    At Commercial Flooring Solutions, we have a great team in charge of keeping business running smoothly.  Ask them what their secret is, and they will tell you “technology”. While computers and their applications can sometimes be challenging, they have undoubtedly made our lives more convenient. Today there are countless apps for your tablet or smart phone to help make life easier. Check out these 8 awesome Apps for Office Managers. 1. Evernote.  This app allows you to record voice notes of almost any length, and access them later on one central device.  That means you can use the…
  • Unique Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    It’s almost that time of year again when family and friends gather to join in on the fun, feast, and festivities of the holiday season. Nothing can take the place of a moist, tender turkey complete with dressing and all the fixings, but add the right sides, and your meal is nothing short of gourmet. Want to stand out and impress your dinner guests this year? Commercial Flooring Solutions brings you some unique Thanksgiving recipe ideas. Try one of these delectable dishes on Thursday! Not only are they festive, but they’re also easy to put together. 1. What Thanksgiving dinner is…
  • Office Design Is Proven to Promote Creativity

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    (Photo Credit: www.inc.com) Office creativity seems to be a catchphrase these days. At least that’s the way we see it here at Commercial Flooring Solutions. Yet, there are still many businesses that aren’t completely on board with this new philosophy. This could be due to budgetary constraints or they’re just not convinced that a more creative space fosters productivity. According to the advice of expert architectural and interior design firms, designing a creative space is not just about how you position office desks or the application of bright colors in a room. It’s about the…
  • Creating a Disaster Plan for Your Business

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    The businessdictionary.com defines disaster preparedness as the “process of ensuring that an organization has complied with preventative measures, is in a state of readiness to contain the effects of a forecasted disastrous event to minimize loss of life, injury, and damage to property, and can provide rescue, relief, rehabilitation, and other services in the aftermath of the disaster.” Sound overwhelming? You’re not alone. According to the Office Depot, Inc. Small Business Index, about half of small and medium-sized businesses think that if a disaster strikes they would be…
 
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    Pollution Pollution

  • 3 ways to conserve energy and money in winter

    Mimuba
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    All seasons are the gift of nature. Many people enjoy in winter more while many others love the summer season. It depends upon physical chemistry of a person how he likes any of these seasons. Obviously spring is a lovely season all people like it. Many people get so romantic in autumn and miss their loved… Read More »The post 3 ways to conserve energy and money in winter appeared first on Pollution Pollution.
  • Top 7 Benefits of Energy-Efficient LED Lights

    Mimuba
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Artificial light has become one of the basic necessities especially in night-time. In the day sunlight is sufficient to make everything visible. In the night we don’t have an option but to use an artificial resource to lighten our homes, offices, streets and help us see easily. After introduction of energy-efficient LED lights people are… Read More »The post Top 7 Benefits of Energy-Efficient LED Lights appeared first on Pollution Pollution.
  • How to arrange an environment friendly picnic party?

    Mimuba
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    People love to enjoy after doing a lot of work. Mostly families and friends want to go for an outing on weekends. They love to go for a picnic especially in vacations. It is good to enjoy your life. But it is better to enjoy while fully taking care of environment. That is why either… Read More »The post How to arrange an environment friendly picnic party? appeared first on Pollution Pollution.
  • Easy home tips for saving money by going green

    Mimuba
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    The most important benefit of going green is saving of money without any compromise on quality of living. Apparently it may look you have compromised on luxurious way of living by going green but in the long-term it is the most beneficial lifestyle for your health and well-being. Actually green living is the most luxurious… Read More »The post Easy home tips for saving money by going green appeared first on Pollution Pollution.
  • How to buy the best water filter for your home?

    Mimuba
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    The most important element in life is water. Without it we can’t survive even for a day. We need water to drink, to cook food, to wash and cleans ourselves and our clothes, kitchen utensils and the places where we live and work. We can’t use polluted water. If anything not regular component of water… Read More »The post How to buy the best water filter for your home? appeared first on Pollution Pollution.
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  • Green Economy

    Prasun Barua
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    What is Green Economy?Green Economy is the economy wherein sustainable society exists with zero carbon emissions and a one-planet footprint. Here, naturally restored renewable resources are utilized to acquire energy. A green economy is applicable to people, planet and profits at the micro and macro-economic level of all organizations. Meanwhile, the foundation of “Black” energy economy exists with carbon-intensive fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal. On the other hand, a low-carbon economy is different from a green economy as carbon emissions are still created by…
  • Green Business

    Prasun Barua
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    What is Green Business?A green business is a business which consists minimal negative impact on environment, community, society and economy. It develops business policies and demonstrates commitment to a healthy and sustainable future. A green business should contribute to enhance the quality of life for its employees and customers. Now a days, certification systems have been introduced which strive to standardize these policies.Green Business should meet following requirements:Business decisions and policies should be implemented following all the principles of sustainability.The business…
  • Green City

    Prasun Barua
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Green City is the system of creating a green and sustainable city by utilizing and implementing green technologies and policies. It includes renewable energy generation, environmental impact per person, environmentally friendly green transport used by people, recycling programs, constructing green building and reserve green spaces.Following implementations are necessary in order to create a Green City:Appropriate urban planning should be made comprehensively.Location with green natural beauty makes people feeling a connection to their surroundings.Going green not only save the planet but also…
  • Bio electricity

    Prasun Barua
    21 May 2014 | 2:38 am
    Bio electricity is the process of producing electromagnetic energy by living organisms. The bio electric activity which happens throughout the human body is very necessary to life. Living cells can produce electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields which enable the action of muscles and the transmission of information in the nerves. This is the concept of quick signaling in nerves. It produces physical processes in muscles or glands. There is some similarity among the muscles, nerves and glands of all organisms. The early development of fairly efficient electrochemical systems is the…
  • Solar Boat

    Prasun Barua
    17 May 2014 | 5:39 am
    Solar boat is an electrical boat which is powered by solar energy utilizing solar photovoltaic modules, batteries and other necessary electrical accessories. They are quiet, independent and clean engines. Here, batteries store free energy from the sun.The available sunlight is converted into electric power by solar cells which are temporarily stored in batteries. It is used to drive a propeller through an electric motor. Typically, power levels are within a few hundred watts to a few kilowatts. A specific solar boat can run on solar energy depends on its technical design, the amount of…
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  • Low Electricity Bills for Winter

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Wood stove for heating, image source thecozyflame.com Winter is almost here, in our area the temperatures are not very low yet so we don’t have snow or ice, but either so we need to prepare ourselves for the cold season because the environment and our pockets are the most important in this case. In this article we will talk about homeowners which use electricity to heat their home instead of using natural gas. We all know that electricity from your local supplier is more expensive than natural gas. For example last year, when our team was moved in the middle of December to a new…
  • Solar arrays along highways in Minnesota

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Minnesota highway – source OKRoads.com Minnesota is not only snow, fishing and progressive politicians, it is something much more, and lately something related to the renewable energy sector. Actually, The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has released a request for proposal (RFP) which will accept financial offers to build and manage large solar arrays along the state highways. This solar project is created to supply the state’s grid with a new and reliable resource of green energy for at least 20 years from now. The state government was obliged by the Minnesota Statute…
  • Why we need Solar Power Inverters?

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    How solar panels work? We know that nowadays, solar power becomes more popular than ever especially because the environment requires lower carbon emissions all over the world. Solar power is a pretty recent green energy resource and it works very simply. To convert the solar energy (the sunshine) into electricity we need a solar panel, an inverter and at least one solar battery to store the green energy produced. The system works this way: the solar panel receives the sunlight and turns it into DC (direct current). This type of electricity is not good for our household devices so we need the…
  • Energy saving tips for winter

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Cellulose-based insulation, image source thermaxinsulation.com In the previous article we talked about how important is to have an insulated home while outside we have winter conditions or extreme heat specific to the summer. An insulated house can keep a nice warm habitat inside your house even if outside there are freezing temperatures so your central heating system will work much less, and if outside is summer and the temperatures are extremely hot, your insulated house will keep a cooler and very pleasant temperature inside the rooms, and your air conditioning units will work much less.
  • How important is to have an insulated home

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    External wall insulation – image source energytherm.co.uk We can say that since the year 2000, the temperatures started growing all over the world and this change was felt during the summers while experiencing extreme heats and during the winters when we had almost no snow at all, and temperatures pretty high for that period of time. In other places we had extreme cold conditions with tons of snow and much lower temperatures than usual. All these changes in the weather conditions were only a sign that the process of dangerous climate changes was already started without our knowledge.
 
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    EcoIdeaz

  • Haathi Chaap – Elephant Poo Paper

    Ecoideaz
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Author – Smuruthi Kesavan Elephants are a common sight in Jaipur’s tourist areas. They ferry tourists to forts and shrines atop hills. As a result, mounds of elephant dung lying around are a sight that is hard to miss. Tourists groan out of disgust about it, but this smelly mess inspired Mahima Mehra to think about how this abundant natural resource can be utilized. As an old saying goes, an elephant is worth a thousand gold pieces when alive and just as much in death! Typically, an elephant consumes about 250 kg of food daily and produces 100 kg of dung. Since elephants are herbivores,…
  • Solar Cooking in India

    Ecoideaz
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Author – Arushi Prakash Box-type solar cooker | Source atpmart.com My first interaction with solar cookers happened many years ago when a friend of mine displayed a model at our school’s science fair, which was pretty much novel for us then. When I reminisce about that barely working model, I wonder how this technology has progressed in India. India is a country where more than 60% of population earns its living from agriculture. These subsistence farmers and their families rely heavily on the sun for plant growth, to dry husk and manure for fuel, and to drying clothes. Fortunately, they…
  • Innovative Building Materials in India

    Levine Lawrence
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Rice Husk Ash brick – andhraloarunachalam.blogspot.in Construction and civil engineering activities have experienced a boom due to the rapid improvement in building material. However, the current scenario in the booming construction industry has posed many challenges due to some unsustainable aspects of the highly polluting and the exhaustive nature of building materials. At the same time, it has also created opportunities for innovative and unconventional resources to emerge due to the widening gap in demand and supply of building materials, as well as the need for energy efficient and…
  • Eco-friendly sanitary napkins in India

    Ecoideaz
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Author – Rayomand Gheesta SheCup – Image Source Wikimedia.org I woke up the other day to the sound of the garbage man arguing with one of the residents of the township I stay in. He was protesting about the way sanitary napkins and used diapers were disposed off. Since they are medically pathogenic, he wanted people to recognize a proper way of throwing them off after use. On giving it some thought, I figured he had a point. There isn’t a standardized way of disposing a sanitary napkin. It is just rolled in paper, put in a plastic bag and just thrown off in garbage. Waste workers…
  • Natural Fibers in India

    Thirumagal Jayaraman
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Author – Thirumagal J Image via commons.wikimedia.org by John Washington Fabrics and textiles play a vital role in meeting our basic clothing needs. Evidently, the textiles and fashion industry has emerged as a dominant sector in Indian industry. Fabrics are closely associated with every aspect of our lives right from birth till death. A study of fabrics shows that their earliest use dates back to over 10,000 years. The oldest fibers used by mankind are flax (10000 BC) cotton (5000 BC) and silk (2700 BC), while jute and coir have also been used since ages. While we are well exposed to…
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    Green-Mom.com

  • Have a Green Thanksgiving

    Larraine Roulston
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    By Larraine Roulston:  Thanksgiving is arguably one of the year’s most celebrated events, bringing family members together from far and wide. But, with travel come travel emissions. To lessen them, try to select the host location most central to everyone. Train, bus, and public transportation are the best environmental choices for travel. If you must fly, choose ...
  • Thanksgiving — Gratitude Crafts

    Dawna Matthews
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    By Dawna Matthews: It’s a time of year for coming indoors a bit more and finding activities that fill the time and our hearts. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and a beautiful reminder of what we have to be grateful for in our lives — what we cherish and the gifts that surround us. ...
  • Meals on the Go — Mason Jar Meals

    Emma Grace
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    By Emma Grace Fairchild: My life as a full time student is almost always on the go. With a desire to eat well, this usually means going about my day as prepared as possible to feed myself; otherwise, I’m stuck in the midst of a convenience store on campus, trying to sort out the purest ...
  • Drink to Your Health: On Soda and Aging

    Dawna Matthews
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    By Dawna Matthews: We are faced with many choices each day. We make decisions that seem automatic and others which take some conscious thought. Each decision affects us on some level, and often times we don’t even realize it until several years later, especially if it is routine. The power of these everyday decisions is ...
  • Facilitate Healthy Relationships between Kids and Pets

    Guest Writer
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    By Narayan Khalsa: Most parents have certain values, beliefs and even skills that they work to teach their children as they grow up and make sense of the world. It’s important for us to pass on to our kids the values that we think are important for a happy and healthy life. They might want ...
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • 10 Ways To Make Your Home Eco Friendly

    Milan Budimkic
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Keeping your home eco friendly is an important part of every day life. You might ask how do you do that, but we’ll make it simple for you. We have put up a little text talking about how to make your home more eco friendly. Just follow these steps presented in the text below. 1. Install underfloor heating. Wall radiators are very energy wasting, and they are pretty ugly too. Underfloor heating is the right heating. 2. Have good insulation. Use natural or recycled materials, because they are eco friendly. Energy efficiency drops down by you can’t even imagine how much when you…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Small Wind Turbines For Home Use

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    You might be looking for an efficient and clean way to produce electricity at your house ,Well that became possible nowadays as the technology made our life even easier and brought so many interesting devices to produce energy at house like solar panels and wind turbine, As for solar panels you can have an idea about them at this article  ” The 10 Best Solar Panels For Your Home ” ,but for now i will be discussing the wind generators. Next are the 10 best wind turbines for home use. But before you buy one , you first should understand them ,How they work and what is the perfect…
  • The TOP 8 Greatest Solar Energy Projects Of All Time {Infographic}

    Stuart Amm
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Renewable energy has been a hot topic in recent years. We regularly see content in the media related to the issue of climate change around the world and how it will inevitably affect us all. We have seen many erratic changes to weather patterns and there have been a number of related natural disasters. Weather experts and scientists claim that this pattern will continue as climate change continues to take hold. We as individuals have the opportunity to make a difference even if it means small changes in our behaviors. Recycling more household products, choosing renewable energy options are…
  • 6 Ways To Recycle Glasses

    Jessy Troy
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Recycling has become a way of life for most people in the developed world with the act emerging as something closer to a necessity in the past few years with an increased warning of overflowing garbage dumps, global warming and dwindling resources. Dangerous items such as cell phone batteries and car tires receive special treatment from their own industries and common household materials such as plastic and cardboard are typically covered by local collection, but what about odd items like eyeglasses? If you’ve got spectacles that are broken or outdated, don’t throw them into the…
  • 6 Tips On How To Go Solar At Home

    Heather Roberts
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    More and more people are turning to solar energy. It should come as no surprise, as with current technologies it is relatively easy to get access to the unlimited supply of sunlight that showers your rooftop with warm rays. If you are an eco-friendly person, who is concerned about preserving the environment, chances are you have probably considered solar panels. Solar energy is the best solution if you want to go green. It requires nothing but sunlight in order to provide your house with a renewable source that has no negative effect on the environment. However, with the significant…
 
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    Environmental Remediation Experts

  • Bioremediation: The Inexpensive, Organic Remediation Method

    Michael Manouel
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Bioremediation: The Inexpensive, Organic Remediation Method   What’s the process?   Bioremediation involves the use of tiny organisms, called microbes, to help clean up contaminated soil and groundwater. These living organisms (usually some type of bacteria) feed off of the contaminants (such as solvents, oil and petroleum products, and pesticides) in or on a site. When the microbes eat these contaminants, they will eventually digest and metabolize them, at which point the contaminants will be changed into water or harmless gases, like ethene, or carbon dioxide. The technique of…
  • Understanding Underground Storage Tanks: Dangers and Regulation

    Michael Manouel
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Understanding Underground Storage Tanks: Dangers and Regulation Definition An underground storage tank (UST), in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) definition, is any tank with ancillary piping that has at least 10% of its combined volume submerged underneath the ground. Federal EPA regulations only apply to USTs that store either petroleum or certain other hazardous substances, such as methane, solvents, and ethylene glycol. According to the EPA, the following tanks are also exempt from regulation, Farm and residential tanks of 1,100 gallons or less containing motor fuel for…
  • How to Properly Dispose of Vinyl Flooring

    Michael Manouel
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    How to Properly Dispose of Vinyl Flooring Vinyl flooring is cheap, durable, resistant to spills, and easy-to-maintain, which makes it a highly attractive option for use in homes and offices. But some vinyl composition flooring (VCT) is made with a plastic called Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), which is one of the most toxic plastics ever created. Also, older VCT or vinyl sheet flooring from the late 1950s to the early 1980s may also contain asbestos, adding to the toxicity of the material. The first thing to understand when you’re thinking of disposing of vinyl flooring in a home or office is…
  • How To Reap the Benefits of Cost-Effective At Home Sustainability

    Michael Manouel
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    How To Reap the Benefits of Cost-Effective At Home Sustainability   You don’t have to buy a hybrid car, install photovoltaic (PV) cells on your roof, or invest in a tankless water heater to become more sustainable at home. Of course, that doesn’t mean that these activities aren’t helpful ways to reduce your carbon footprint and become more sustainable overall; any one of the above-mentioned ideas would do just that. And they would also save you a good deal of money in the long term. But for many, the relatively high cost of the initial investment of these specific sustainability…
  • The Causes and Effects of Soil Contamination and How Remediation Can Help

    Michael Manouel
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The Causes and Effects of Soil Contamination and How Remediation Can Help   Think back through history (and prehistory) and ask yourself, where would any species that lives on land (including humans) be without clean, arable soil? The answer is certainly clear: we might not exist at all. In our age, with the advent of pollution, industrial, and chemical waste, danger to our soil is real risk. Soil contamination, or soil pollution, is the presence of manmade chemicals and pollutants within the soil in a tract of land. It renders the soil, and the land, useless for farming, risks a…
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    Scrap Metal Gods

  • When The World Needs Copper

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The scrap metal business is not a buy-anything-industry. To make most out of the manual labor work, the business would need to have a steady flow of metals with great value. While Gold and Silver may be what you have in mind, people don’t normally go to the scrap metal business owner to have their gold and silver sold to. There’s a different metal, they call it “red gold”. In lay mans term, Copper. It’s one of the most sought after metals by all kinds of scrappers. They are found in almost any electrical junk thrown out by the public. A regular home would keep old appliances that…
  • Scrap Your Junk before Going Shopping

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    The season of gift-giving is fast approaching. In Singapore, this is evident in the vast number of clearance sale outlets and promotional packages of various establishments. While buying sale items seems like a way of life for many Singaporeans, accumulation of used products in residential areas is becoming a negative consequence of this habit. A habit easily passed on to younger generations. In order to address this, Singaporeans must reconsider the importance of recycling, through creative skills in innovating old materials and the knowledge of local establishments that accepts your old…
  • Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my...

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet.
  • Mother Nature is pissed off. Literally.

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Mother Nature is pissed off. Literally.
  • Incineration And Landfills Are Just A Temporary Solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Trash in Singapore is managed with the use of Waste-to-energy plants or Incineration plants plus the Semaku landfill. It’s the incineration plants that reduce the size of the trash and generate 1-3 percent of electricity for this country. Once the trash has been reduced, it’s then off to the landfill for proper disposal. Being a country with limited space, incineration plants were built to keep up with the increasing wastes the people produce. Although the National Environment Agency has strict guidelines for the process, the question really is “Can we keep on building incineration…
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    AirBetter.org

  • Air Pollution Fact: Developing Countries and The Kyoto Protocol

    Brian
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Air pollution in developing countries Tough developed countries have realized the danger of air pollution and already taken necessary actions to reduce it, most developing countries haven’t gain the awareness of air pollution. Developing countries take the excuse to help developing countries improve their industries through building factories, in fact, most of which releasing chemical pollutant in those countries. Developing countries often lower the standard of wastewater and sewage than those factories they restrict in their home lands. And now,… Continue Reading ›› The…
  • Tips to Choose a Best Quiet Humidifier for Bedroom

    Brian
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Best Humidifier for Bedroom and Reviews 2014 – 2015 How to choose A Best Humidifier for Bedroom? If you are considering purchase a humidifier for your bedrooms, there are three things you may need to take into account. First, it should be a quiet humidifier. The decibel level your bedroom humidifier operates should be at the lowest level since this humidifier is for the bedrooms, high noise will definitely affect your sleeping. There is no completely noiseless humidifier, which means… Continue Reading ›› The post Tips to Choose a Best Quiet Humidifier for Bedroom…
  • A Short Introduction for Facts of Air Pollution

    Brian
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Air: a vital element for life Air is a gaseous mixture which has no color, odor or taste. It is mainly comprised by around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and other gases, like hydrogen, argon, neon, helium and carbon dioxide. It envelops the terrestrial globe to form the earth’s atmosphere. It’s a vital element for all the living beings. Clean and high quality air enhance the quality and lifespan of life, otherwise, it creates unbeneficial factor affecting human health. Causes of… Continue Reading ›› The post A Short Introduction for Facts of Air Pollution appeared first on…
  • How to Choose A Console Humidifier – Console Humidifier Reviews 2015

    Brian
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Console Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Why Do We Choose Console Humidifiers? Are you feeling confused by console humidifiers and portable humidifiers when you are looking for a humidifier for your home? To some extents, both two models are portable. Generally, a portable humidifier with maximal capacity only can give humidification to one or two rooms, but a console humidifier can spray moisture around a whole house. Console humidifiers, specifically, is a type of the whole-house humidifier, however, it can… Continue Reading ›› The post How to Choose A Console Humidifier…
  • Tips to Choose A Steam Humidifier -Steam Humidifier Reviews 2015

    Brian
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Steam Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Why Do We Choose Steam Humidifier? Are you searching a steam humidifier for home? Steam humidifiers, also called vaporizer or warm mist humidifiers, generate steam mist into a space through boiling water. Many physicians recommend steam humidifiers for their patients because of its remedial treatment after adding a medicated inhalant. Some humidifiers, particularly cool mist humidifier, are more likely to spread dust, impurities or breed germs and mold spores if filling standing water, while… Continue Reading ›› The post Tips to…
 
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