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  • How the environment can trigger disease

    Environmental News Network
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work provides a possible explanation for how one type of DNA damage may lead to cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and lung disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How to Properly Dispose of Vinyl Flooring

    Environmental Remediation Experts
    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…
  • Bioremediation: The Inexpensive, Organic Remediation Method

    Environmental Remediation Experts
    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

    Environmental Remediation Experts
    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…
  • Clean Drinking Water Should Be a Human Right

    Ecology Global Network
    Guest
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    By David Suzuki Canada is among the world’s wealthiest nations, but our wealth is not equitably distributed. Many communities, particularly northern and Aboriginal, suffer from poor access to healthy and affordable food, clean water, proper housing and other necessary infrastructure. An ironic example of this disparity is at Shoal Lake, about two hours east of Winnipeg. There, two First Nations, Shoal Lake 39 and 40, are next to the City of Winnipeg’s main drinking-water supply, but Shoal Lake 40 has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. Groundwater makes up 98 percent of the…
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  • Vegan Cabbage Kale and Tomato Salad Recipe

    Shawna Coronado
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    QUICK! Want a last minute salad recipe for Thanksgiving that costs less than $10, is easy to transport from your house to the big event, and tastes pretty darned delicious? I have just the thing for you – a delicious cabbage, kale, and tomato salad recipe. It tastes better once it’s been marinated overnight and you can add any of your favorite vegetables as an extra should you choose. I grew the J.W. Jung Seed Co cabbage and dinosaur kale myself in my front lawn veggie garden. VEGAN CABBAGE, KALE, AND TOMATO SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS – Cabbage, Sliced Kale, Sliced Tomatoes,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon

    Brad Sewell
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, New York Just in time for Thanksgiving, Tuesday brought good news for Atlantic sturgeon. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has agreed to a settlement with NRDC that will result in critical habitat designation for Atlantic sturgeon, which is listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The consent decree, filed on 11/25 in federal court in Washington, D.C., is in response to a lawsuit filed by NRDC and Delaware Riverkeeper Network in March 2014. I wrote about this lawsuit in a previous post. If allowed, Atlantic sturgeon can grow to be enormous, old…
  • I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation

    Zak Smith
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica Last week, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concerns,” detailing a population study of the southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population from 2001 to 2010. Why am I posting such bad news in a Thanksgiving blog post? Well, here goes: while I’m certainly not thankful for the 40 percent decline in the southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population, I am thankful for good quality science that lays out for us in clear terms the future…
  • 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.
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    Grist

  • A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

    Sam Bliss
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    In January 2013, Maseno School in western Kenya had just completed a brand new dormitory, but the building’s shoddy sanitation system was a stinky mess. Founded in 1906 by Christian missionaries, Maseno is the oldest English-language school in Kenya and counts President Obama’s pops among its notable alumni. The new dorm, home to 720 students, featured a pit latrine and malfunctioning sewer system that, predictably, smelled like shit. Periodic blockages brought on by lack of water made the foul odors even more putrid, and the faulty sewer system contaminated a nearby stream that provided…
  • Thanksgiving leftovers? Nah. Turkey empanadas? You bet.

    Eve Andrews
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of year when people expect to eat a literal ton of food, and end up preparing enough to serve an entire army… that has been living on gruel for three months… and is also composed entirely of pregnant women. When you so entirely overestimate the amount of food that a normal human can eat, it’s customary to end up with leftovers. And what on earth do you do with them when the idea of eating a recreation of your Thanksgiving plate three times a day until Cyber Monday (or whichever made-up continuation of Black Friday you’re into) makes you want to throw in the…
  • Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

    David Roberts
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    Tuesday night, the top story on Politico.com was headlined, “‘The most expensive regulation ever.’” It is unremarkable in that it follows the same template as a thousand pieces like it, with quotes from both sides on all the right beats and no big factual errors. In a sense, though, it is a perfect artifact, a case study in how the U.S. political media handles air regulations, environmentalists, and the left generally. Here’s the lede: The Obama administration will issue a draft air pollution rule on Wednesday that business groups charge would be the costliest…
  • Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

    Ask Umbra®
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Q. What is the most eco-friendly type of clothing? Organic cotton clothing, organic bamboo clothing, clothing made from recycled materials, or used clothing? Mark G. Pittsburgh, Pa. A. Dearest Mark, The correct answer is E) none of the above. True, the other options are good choices when it comes to bundling up. But as my 10th-grade social studies teacher used to remind us on his tricky multiple-choice tests, we’re looking for the best choice here. And the best clothing is the clothing you don’t have. Allow me to explain, Mark. Obviously, we all need clothes to protect our tender hides…
  • This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

    Liz Core
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Remember when you were a kid, and adults would ask what you wanted to do when you grew up? You’d say something really earnest, like, “I want to be a superhero!” or “I want to solve world hunger!” The grown-ups would throw their heads back and laugh, pat you on the head, and say something dream destroying, like, “Aw, that’s cute.” Well, Ben Simon is showing those grown-ups what’s up. Simon, 24, is cofounder of Food Recovery Network, a nonprofit organization that collects surplus food from college campuses and distributes it to hungry…
 
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    The Green Skeptic

  • 10 Favs; 10 Years: A Tale of Two Cleantech Companies -- One Failure, One Success

    Scott Edward Anderson
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Here's another favorite from the past decade. I did a deep dive on two cleantech companies for the IMPACT investor conference back in 2011. I looked at the examples of Solyndra and CPower and examined why one failed and the other succeeded. This post included my original slides via SlideShare:I recently presented "A Tale of Two Cleantech Companies: A case study of what leads to a successful exit or a stunning failure" at the IMPACT 2011 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic in Philadelphia, PA.I told the stories of Solyndra and CPower and how they failed and succeeded, respectively.Here are…
  • 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…
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    Ecorazzi

  • 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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    The Alternative Consumer

  • Window Treatments: Staying Green and Keeping Bills Down

    Susan Hufton
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The term “window treatment” may sound a little scientific – and certainly not something that you’d associate with textiles which were once solely regarded as decoration. However, we now live in a society where staying green is on the tip of everyone’s tongue and as such, making wise window treatment decisions are crucial. If you haven’t deciphered the term just yet, we’re basically referring to blinds and drapes. Most of us usually decide on a product based upon aesthetics, but if you can follow certain tips with your blinds and curtains you can cut…
  • Gobble Gobble

    Maureen O'Connor
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy good food and good company. We all have a lot to be grateful for, so relax and celebrate the bounty. Remember to: Eat and drink in moderation. Exercise appropriately – even a 15-minute walk around the block will help your cardio. And hey, if you see some misplaced trash along the way, pick it up and dispose of it properly. Keep it green – reduce consumption of natural resources; reuse whatever you can instead of tossing into the landfills; recycle packaging and bottles. Bon appetit! photo credit: via allwomenstalk.com
  • 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…
 
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    Environmental News Network

  • Europe's Plastic Bag Agreement Contested by Industry

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    As lawmakers reached agreement this week to limit the use of plastic bags across Europe, industry voices warned that such rules will have a negative impact on trade in Europe's internal market. The ban could also lead to different standards in legislation in member states and ultimately, to a ban on other types of packaging, according to PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers. The European Parliament and the Council agreed on Friday (21 November) on EU-wide legislation obliging member states to reduce the use of plastic bags. The law will apply only to…
  • How the environment can trigger disease

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work provides a possible explanation for how one type of DNA damage may lead to cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and lung disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • 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…
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    Nature Conservancy Blogs: Conservation, Science & Green Living

  • 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

  • Plastic Bags Be Gone: EU Passes Historic Reduction Plan

    Sara Novak
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Plastic bags are pretty deplorable by any environmental measure. I have to hold my tongue every time I go to the grocery store because in my native South Carolina, the bags are still handed out a few at a time. In terms of consumption and pollution, they’re the symbol of what we’re doing wrong–made from oil, clogging up waterways and oceans, and choking turtles, birds and all sorts of sea creatures along the way. Yet, the U.S. has been slow to act. Maybe now we can take some cues from the European Union. The EU is aiming to reduce use of plastic bags by 80 percent in the next…
  • 15 Vegan Gifts to Buy this Holiday Season

    Abbie Stutzer
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Your meat, dairy, and animal-product free buddy deserves a unique gift this holiday season. So, we’ve rounded up 15 vegan gifts that will please the animal-lover in your flock of friends. (Rest assured, we know what we’re talking about – a vegan wrote this piece, and another vegan edited it!) Before we get to our ideas, we wanted to give you a few thoughts from Jill Pyle, co-founder of Vegan Cuts. Pyle has some choice advice about vegan fashion (and even has released an e-Book: Vegan Fashion Guide). If you’re shopping for a vegan, stay away from products that contain wool, leather,…
  • This Dog-Bear on a Treadmill Will Give You 30 Seconds of Pure Joy [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Laugh off yesterday’s meal by watching this cute as heck puppy dog in a bear suit on a treadmill. He’s like an Ewok! Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon It’s Called Kitten Therapy and You Need it Right Now [Video] You Won’t Be Able to Take Your Eyes Off of This Porcupine [Video] Wow! This Greenpeace Campaign to Get Big Oil’s Attention Over Arctic Drilling Will Leave You Speechless [Video]   The post This Dog-Bear on a Treadmill Will Give You 30 Seconds of Pure Joy [Video] appeared first on EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion.
  • 77 Totally Random Things to Be Thankful For

    Krissy Brady
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A mega-roundup of 77 things to be thankful for you’re going to be thankful for (HA, get it?). It’s Thanksgiving, ladies! Time to hoover a massive dinner (and pie, of course) surrounded by your family and friends – and dog, who’s patiently waiting for you to literally throw him a bone. By now, you’ve probably started chatting about things to be thankful for and have covered the obvious – your health, job, home – but have yet to cover the oodles of little things to be thankful for that tend to get overlooked. Here are 77 totally random things to be…
  • 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.
 
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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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  • Big Cat Tracker Boone Smith On Why We 'Have A Responsibility' To Protect Lions

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    It's no secret that big cats are in trouble. Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow leopards, jaguars, leopards and tigers. Lions, whose populations once numbered close to 200,000, have lost most of their historical range to farms and could face extinction by 2050. They face a slew of threats, from habitat loss and poaching, to retribution killings and the illegal pet trade. For Boone Smith, a fourth-generation big cat tracker who cut his teeth trapping mountain lions in Idaho and star of Nat Geo WILD's upcoming show "Man v.
  • 17 Literary Quotes About The Joy Of Walking

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Thoreau may have been the literary world’s poster boy for walks. His passion for walking complemented his general valorization of nature; to truly experience the woods is to ramble through them rather than to remain cooped up indoors or to speed through them on a horse or other means of conveyance. As Maria Popova of Brain Pickings recently noted, “Thoreau is careful to point out that the walking he extols has nothing to do with transportational utility or physical exercise -- rather it is a spiritual endeavor undertaken for its own sake.” Sure, but Thoreau is the hippie of literature…
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Adorable Advice For First-Graders, And Here's What It Is

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    What could be cuter than a conversation between Neil deGrasse Tyson and a first-grader? Earlier this month, the famed astrophysicist called on six-year-old Kaitlynn Goulette to ask him a question while he was delivering a lecture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. When the young girl asked, "How can first-graders help the Earth," Tyson didn't tell her to recycle or invest in solar panels. Rather, he encouraged her to not lose her natural curiosity to explore the Earth that she so desperately wants to help. Check out the exchange in the YouTube video above. "He's just told…
  • Complete Tiny Dinosaur Skeleton Discovered In South Korea

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    A tiny dinosaur about the size of a house cat was recently discovered in South Korea. The dinosaur's fossilized remains span about 11 inches, but scientists told Korea JoongAng Daily that it was likely about 20 inches long when it was alive. “Based on the findings so far, we assume that the dinosaur is something close to a microraptor or others in the raptor genera,” Lim Jong-deock, chief curator of the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, told the news agency. “However, it’s uncertain at this stage exactly which type of dinosaur it was, and there is a chance that it is a…
  • Internet Helps Paralyzed Dog Get The Love And Care He Deserves

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    Canadian Meagan Penman was traveling in Thailand this summer when she came across a paralyzed dog who was dragging his legs along the sand. The dog was malnourished, covered in ticks and had deep wounds on his legs. Despite all this, his spirit was bright. "The weird thing was that when I found him on the beach despite all the neglect he was so desperate for human contact," Penman told The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday. "He was still so sweet and begging for me to pet him."' Penman was able to get the dog -- now named Leo -- veterinary care in Thailand but could not find a rescue group…
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  • Tourism Opportunities to Protect the Sea Turtles

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Tour de Turtles race is over this year, with Panama Jack and Calypso Blue III taking first and second. It's amazing that Panama Jack actually traveled 2,828 miles during the 90-day race. That is a lot of swimming. Started in 2008, the Tour de Turtles is a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry. Created by Sea Turtle Conservancy, with help from sponsors and partners, this event follows the marathon migration of sea turtles, representing different species, from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds.
  • #ClimateThanks, Not a Moment Too Soon

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Today, as Thanksgiving approaches and we reflect on what we are grateful for, thousands are taking to Twitter to celebrate the climate movement with a simple message rarely heard in this doom and gloom issue: Thanks. The message of #ClimateThanks, which has reached millions by now, embodies a profound shift in the climate movement. Fear and dread dominated traditional environmentalism but our research at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication shows that fear is a less sustaining motivator than hope. The new climate movement celebrates its struggle with hope and embraces the…
  • 10 Advances for the Environment I'm Grateful For This Thanksgiving

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    This Thanksgiving week I'm reflecting on 10 advances environmental advocates and organizers have won this year for a cleaner, greener healthier future. There's a lot to be thankful for -- from historic progress on climate to groundbreaking environmental laws that can serve as a model for the rest of the nation. Behind each of these accomplishments was grassroots activism, engaged citizens, and committed individuals who just didn't give up; and it's that kind of people power that I'm most grateful for this holiday season. 1. Action on Climate. President Barack Obama is clearly staking part of…
  • Something To Be Thankful For: Growing Cranberries Sustainably

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    It's Saturday morning in Plympton, Mass., and the sun has yet to dry the dew from the windows at the Mayflower Cranberries farm, but owner Jeff LaFleur is already on a knee in his bog inspecting his crimson bounty in preparation for the fall harvest. "It's a pretty big berry, as you can see it here set on the vine," LaFleur says, breaking off a couple berries that rival the size of California-grown grapes. "Try one. They're a little bitter, but these are sweeter than a lot of the other varieties." Sweet indeed. The fall harvest season at Mayflower Cranberries, home to the first commercial…
  • Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    A few of my closest friends are physicists. In fact, when I went to see Interstellar, I made sure one of them was at my side. My physicist pal and I loved the movie, and to us (especially the physicist) the physics of the story were merely a layman's version of the real thing, but that was the right way to do it. A third member of our viewing party, a girl whose interests could be described as more spiritual than scientific (not that the two are mutually exclusive), utterly despised it. What I couldn't figure out, despite her attempts to explain, was why. I kept coming back to the conclusion…
 
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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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  • 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into…
  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
  • Second act of Black Friday shopping in full swing

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
  • Obama's plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...
  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.
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  • Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today's microscopic ocean organisms

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    A study of ancient marine algae has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today’s equivalent microscopic organisms that play an important role in the world’s oceans. Coccolithophores, a type of marine algae, are prolific in the ocean today and have been for millions of years. These single-celled plankton produce calcite skeletons that are preserved in seafloor sediments after death. Although coccolithophores are microscopic, their abundance makes them key contributors to marine ecosystems and the global carbon cycle.
  • Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.
  • Arctic conditions may become critical for polar bears by end of 21st century

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century, experts say.
  • Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks 'killer electrons'

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    An invisible shield has been discovered some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called 'killer electrons,' which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.
  • High-tech mirror beams heat away from buildings into space

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends heat from inside the structure directly into space as infrared radiation.
 
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  • 2014: The Beginning Of The End Of The Carbon-Energy Era

    Mark Rogowsky
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    With oil prices collapsing, it might seem inevitable that demand will rise and carbon emissions will head up too. But 2014 has seen a number of pieces fall into place that suggest we could be at the beginning of the end of the carbon era.
  • Tesla Is On The Right Track To Double

    Ken Kam
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    In March of this year, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) was trading at $212 when Marketocracy Master Eugene Groysman called the company the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) of the auto industry. Since then, Tesla traded as low as $179 and as high as $291. With gasoline prices hitting 4 year lows, it's time to reassess Tesla?s potential to double.
  • Video With Chinese Activist: Stop the Dam Flooding

    Tim Ferguson
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Prominent among China's stunning natural-resource challenges is water. The country has a good supply of it in much of the south, particularly off the Tibetan Plateau, but not enough in much of the north, both for populous areas and for farming. A mammoth government effort to redirect the supply is under way. China's also thirsty for generating power, and wanting to get off its excessive reliance on polluting coal. So a lot of that southern water, coursing through rivers like the Yangtze, is a temptation for dam development and hydro-electricity. (This also has potential for huge profits.) And…
  • Net Energy Metering -- Are We Capitalists Or What?

    James Conca
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Whether net metering is a good thing or a bad thing overall depends on whether you?re an owner of rooftop solar arrays who see it as necessary to encourage solar installations and decrease residential loads, or a utility company that views it as giving rooftop owners a free pass on paying their fair share of maintaining the electric grid like everyone else does. As usual, it?s somewhere in between. But any adverse effects should not be felt on the grid for years, giving us a bit of time to work out the best system to employ it.
  • Which Are You: A Well Dressed Man Or A Stylish Man

    Troy Alexander
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Is there a difference between having style and being well dressed? Some would say the labels we wear determine the difference and certain brands become our aesthetic identity. Do they define how we dress and our perceptions of what we know about style? The problem: many labels simply become one big group we all wear which mean something and nothing all at the same time. What the 'fashion police' deem to be stylish or whom we deem to be well dressed is entirely subjective. To realize the concept of being well dressed or stylish in our minds requires us to take personal taste into account.
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  • Fracking a 'Violation of Our Basic Human Rights', Argues New Report

    Richard Heasman
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government if fracking is to commence commercially across the UK. It was co-authored by the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment as well as the Environment and Human Rights Advisory and the Human Rights Consortium at the University of London. It focuses primarily on the health implications of…
  • Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde in Air Around Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale

    Julie Dermansky
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Results from air samples taken in the Fayetteville Shale show notably elevated levels of formaldehyde, a suspected human carcinogen that can cause respiratory and reproductive problems as well as birth defects — but citizens still have little faith U.S. regulators will step in to prevent further threats to human health.   The tests were conducted by an Arkansas community group trained by Global Community Monitor to use equipment and methods certified by federal agencies to collect the air samples. Citizen groups in Colorado, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wyoming were also trained for…
  • Chick Lit Star Dana Is Living The Dream - Her Husband Is Every Climate and Cancer Campaigner’s Worst Nightmare

    Brendan Montague
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    The beautiful and talented Dana Bate is living the American dream - her second populist chick-lit novel is currently arriving in bookstores across Britain and the United States. But never judge a book by its cover. Behind her gleaming smile and professional friendliness hides a very American nightmare. Dana is frantically publicising the latest in her oeuvre, A Second Bite At the Apple or The Stall of Second Chances, travelling across the US in December and a setting out on a “UK blog tour” which leads us right up to Christmas. She is proud of a positive review from Booklist which…
  • Edelman and TransCanada Part Ways After Leaked Documents Expose Aggressive PR Attack on Energy East Pipeline Opponents

    Carol Linnitt
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Last week internal documents from Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, were leaked to Greenpeace, exposing an aggressive strategy to target opponents of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline The release of the documents brought TransCanada under fire for using dirty public relations tricks to manipulate public opinion and divide communities on the issue of the company’s 4,600 km Energy East pipeline that will carry 1.1 million barrels a day of Alberta oilsands crude to one small refinery and to export facilities on the east coast. Today a press release from Edelman confirms the firm is…
  • 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…
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  • Olive Oil Tasting Party

    Megan Sheeley
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Before the Holiday season truly begins, it’s always fun to get together with friends and enjoy good food and great company. This group of girls embraced the outdoors and the harvest season for a lovely olive oil tasting party which celebrated friendship and al fresco dining planned and created by Styled For Love. Make sure you check out the gallery captured by Comfort Studio. Share this gorgeous gallery on   From Styled for Love … ‘Olive My Best Gals’ was a concept created to celebrate the changing seasons, amazing food and close friendship. In our minds, there’s…
  • DIY Jewelry Dish Perfect for Holiday Gifting

    Erin Lepperd
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I might just make a million of these this holiday season. There’s nothing quite like displaying your most prized jewelry pieces front and center in their own little glorious dish. And this DIY crafted by Hello Natural is right in keeping with my sentiments. A little something pretty to gift to the hostess or your mother/ sister/ bestie. Get the full details including more images of the how to on Hello Natural right here. Oven-hardening clay (I used Staedtler Fimo Soft Clay) Pencil Gold leaf pen Cookie cutters Rolling pin Oven Roll your clay on a flat surface and use a cookie cutter to…
  • Happy Thanksgiving! + Gorgeous Dinner Inspiration

    Erin Lepperd
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    We hope you are all prepping for a feast of grand proportions surrounded by all the ones you love. To celebrate, we’re doing what we do best, sharing gorgeous inspiration sent our way by the dynamic duo behind Sinclair + Moore. They are a pair that pack a beautiful floral and design punch and together with Matthew Land Studios, they crafted quite the Thanksgiving dinner. Dive into the gallery filled with Thanksgiving tid bits  and from all of us at SMP, we’re wishing you and yours a very merry holiday. Share this gorgeous gallery on   We host an annual Friendsgiving to…
  • A 10th Anniversary Celebrated Al Fresco

    Erin Lepperd
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    A tenth anniversary is cause to celebrate and celebrate Lilla Bello did. With flower crowns, artisan cocktails and wedding industry friends all coming together for one very magical evening under the stars. This cocktail party gone gorgeous is certainly par for the course when you are a team of floral and event design geniuses. And with the help of Leila Brewster, it has a whole gallery of snapshots to be pored through..  Share this gorgeous gallery on   The event itself was designed and styled by Lilla Bello, alongside nine outstanding friends and ‘go-to’ vendors who all…
  • 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…
 
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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

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    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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  • Ricardo study finds retrofitted Euro III bus can emit less NOx than newer Euro V hybrid

    mmillikin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Measurements by Ricardo found that an older Euro III bus retrofitted with a selective catalytic reduction and continuously regenerating particulate trap system can be cleaner in terms of lower NOxemissions than newer Euro V hybrid buses. The measurements of the retrofitted Euro III bus were an extension of a study of the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company fleet in partnership with HORIBA examining the real-world emissions of buses operating through a known pollution hot spot in Brighton city center. As a result of that study, Ricardo published results earlier in the year demonstrating the…
  • Univ. of Manchester team finds monolayer graphene permeable to protons; implications for PEM fuel cell and other hydrogen technologies

    mmillikin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have found that monolayers of graphene—which, as a perfect monolayer is impermeable to all gases and liquids—and its sister material boron nitride (BN) are highly permeable to protons, especially at elevated temperatures and if the films are covered with catalytic nanoparticles such as platinum. The finding could have a significant impact on proton exchange membrane fuel cell technologies and other hydrogen-based technologies. The discovery is reported in the journal Nature by an international team led by Professor Sir Andre…
  • KIT team develops electrolyte for high energy density magnesium-sulfur batteries

    mmillikin
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    A team headed by Maximilian Fichtner and Zhirong Zhao-Karger from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany reports developing an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. Their paper is published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. Magnesium-sulfur batteries, which combine a magnesium anode with a sulfur cathode, is a promising electrochemical couple for next-generation, high energy density batteries because of the advantages of good safety, low cost, and a high theoretical energy density—higher than that achievable with…
  • Neste Oil launching new low-sulfur marine fuel in December

    mmillikin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Neste Oil will bring to the market a low-sulfur marine fuel in accordance with the EU sulfur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December. The new fuel will significantly reduce sulfur, nitrogen and particle emissions in marine transportation. The sulfur Directive sets a maximum sulfur limit of 0.1% (1000 ppm) for marine fuels in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. Vessels operating in these areas either need to install a sulfur scrubber or make a transition to low-sulfur fuel. The new product is considerably more…
  • Honda begins operation of 1st wind farm by an automaker in Brazil; covering electricity needs for annual local auto production

    mmillikin
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. (Honda Energy), Honda’s wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil, has begun operation of its wind power generation facility. Honda thereby the first automaker in Brazil to start a wind power generation business. Honda Energy built its wind farm, an investment of approximately 100 million Brazilian reais (approximately US$40 million), in the city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil (approximately 1,000 km south of Honda’s current auto production plant in Sumaré, São Paulo). Honda Energy will be proactive in…
 
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  • Being an eco-friendly person is not that tough

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:31 pm
    An eco-friendly person is a little different from the lot. He is more conscious about how his actions can lead to a negative impact for complete environment. He is the one who believes that a small effort from his side can bring a big change for the entire mankind. He is the one who feel ... The post Being an eco-friendly person is not that tough appeared first on Eco Friend.
  • 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.
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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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  • Bangladeshi scientist Firdausi Qadri nominated to UN bank panel

    Marian Dumitri
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Renowned Bangladeshi scientist Dr.Firdausi Qadri has been nominated to UN Technology Bank Panel. The news has been confirmed, and United Nations announced that the formation of this Bank Panel will access the scope and functions of the much awaited ‘Technology Bank’. The mesmerizing lady scientist is currently working as the director of the Centre for Vaccine Sciences at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. The main aim of the bank panel will be helping the downtrodden nations to emerge out from the clutches of poverty. A statement from Ban Ki Moon, the UN…
  • 1,700-year-old Ancient Tombstones found in Silk Road

    Marian Dumitri
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Silk Road is widely considered as the most ancient trade route which connected China to the Roman Empire. 1,700-year-old cemetery discovered The historical significance of Silk Road is unquestionable even in the 21st century, and this is compelling archeologists to conduct excavations in the path. The recent news from this corner is regarding the discovery of an ancient cemetery which dates back over 1,700 years. The tombstones and cemetery has been discovered from the City of Kucha. The place is now a part of North West China, and in the past, the area played a crucial role in controlling…
  • Weather or Not Helps You Plan Your Calendar According to the Weather Forecast

    Siyahi
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Setting up reminders for your schedules helps you prepare for an event. But unexpected changes in weather can spoil your plans. Now, with a new app installed in your iOS device, you could always switch to Plan B. Weather or Not  is the app that helps you plan your calendar events in accordance with weather.  It is indeed a weather forecast app, but it takes a huge step ahead with its integration with your calendar events. What that brings is a whole refreshing interface of being alerted with the forecast for your upcoming events in the calendar. The interface itself is lively, running…
  • 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…
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  • Official: Honda working on 'power exporter' to go with fuel-cell vehicle

    Danny King
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Filed under: Hydrogen, Honda The bad news, as we've previously reported, is that Honda's first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won't debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV's motor power up other devices as well. So it's a tradeoff of sorts. The company is producing what it calls the Power Exporter Concept. Put simply, it's a device that can connects to the fuel-cell vehicle and produce AC power (the picture makes it look fairly small, but dimensions weren't disclosed). The device has a maximum output…
  • Report: More details emerge on hotter BMW i8S coming next year

    Jonathon Ramsey
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, BMW, Luxury The BMW i8 recently won the Autoblog Technology of the Year award, and it's going to get even better. In October, Automobile magazine reported that BMW's i brand is working on an i8S that would be stiffer and more powerful, and celebrate the marque's centenary in 2016. At the time, one of two power unit combinations was suggested, either one of them good for more than 500 horsepower. Car magazine has added more info on the coupe said to be called Project M100, saying that in addition to being a birthday gift for BMW, it will also be a…
  • Featured: Happy Thanksgiving! Autoblog is thankful for... [w/videos]

    Seyth Miersma
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Filed under: Etc. The inimitable David E. Davis, Jr., once described himself as "...the luckiest guy in the world; a car enthusiast and I live in car-enthusiast heaven." I think about that line a lot, but it seems ever-more poignant around this time of year, when families are gathered, stories are told and words of thanks are offered up more readily than on your average Thursday. And even though, as a group, we wear a good deal fewer cravats than DED usually did, we can't help but feel as though we belong to that same Luckiest Guy group ourselves. Every man, woman and child of us. So, keeping…
  • Report: Tesla will fix 1,100 Model S motors in Norway

    Danny King
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Filed under: Ethanol, Tesla Motors, Europe/EU As far as we know, Tesla didn't build all of the Model S sedans it has sold in Norway at once, but it is just those vehicles that have been found defective and will soon be fixed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company will replace defective Model S drive units sold in the Northern European country. Not a great way to start the holiday season. The issue involves a part that connects the Model S' drive motor to the gearbox, according to Dow Jones Business News. The part could break down because the company didn't apply enough grease to the…
  • Report: Audi following Tesla with 280-mile EV family car

    Jonathon Ramsey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Filed under: Technology, Audi, Electric The press days are finished at the LA Auto Show, but things said there are still making news. While in California, Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg told reporters that his employer plans to release an electric car with a range of 280 miles "around 2017." Hackenberg wouldn't say what kind of car - or crossover, perhaps - it will be, but one report said it would be "a large car, fitting five large people with ample luggage space." Most observers expect it to be a sedan to take on the Tesla Model S. It's no secret that Audi respects…
 
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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

  • Scientists Discover Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield Protects Earth from ‘Killer Electrons’

    Timon Singh
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Shields up! A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered an “invisible shield” approximately 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield reportedly blocks so-called “killer electrons” that travel around the planet at near-light speed and can potentially threaten astronauts, fry satellites and damage electrical systems during solar storms. Read the rest of Scientists Discover Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield Protects Earth from ‘Killer Electrons’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electrons, killer electrons, light speed, radiation belt,…
  • This Mirror-Clad Japanese Cafe Reflects the Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Surrounding It

    Nicole Jewell
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Read the rest of This Mirror-Clad Japanese Cafe Reflects the Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Surrounding It Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture, Bandesign, cafe architecture, Gifu road side cafecherry blossoms, japanese architecture, japanese cafe, mirrored cafe, Mirrors Cafe, nature inspired design
  • DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into stockings, these scents have been associated with winter celebrations for over a thousand years, and bringing these aromas into your home with scented decorations is both easy and fun to do. The type of pomanders that I’ll be describing below have been used as ornaments since the 14th century, and work as well in modern homes as they do alongside rustic, vintage decor. Read the rest of…
  • Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Molly Cotter
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Read the rest of Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cooking, food, food network, green food, green holidays, green home decor, green meals, holiday cooking, holiday leftovers, holiday recipes, leftover recipes, recipes, recycling food, reusing food, serious eats, thanksgiving, thanksgiving leftover recipes, thanksgiving leftovers, thanksgiving recipes, using leftovers
  • Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

    Mike Chino
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it’s immediately followed by Black Friday – the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That’s a lot of consumption, and this stressful event also encourages overspending and gas use as shoppers drive from store to store. Fortunately, there’s a more wholesome alternative – why not celebrate Buy Nothing Day instead and spend some quality with your friends and loved ones? Hit the jump for a look at the facts and figures of Black Friday and 20 fun Buy Nothing Day activities…
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    Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

  • VW On Track to Shrink Eco Footprint 25%

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Volkswagen says its environmental program is on track to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as waste, CO2 and solvent emissions at all Volkswagen plants throughout the world by 25 percent by 2018, compared to 2010 levels. This is the interim assessment made by more than 250 environmental experts from 27 VW plants. The […]
  • IR Technology Initiative Launched

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    CRedit360, Deloitte, PwC and other leading technology companies have joined forces to look at how technology can underpin trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be applied to assist in the global adoption of integrated reporting. Launched this week by the International Integrated Reporting Council, the IR Technology Initiative aims to use technology to […]
  • Smog Rule Released

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    The EPA on Wednesday proposed a rule to reduce smog. The agency is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to review the ozone pollution standards […]
  • Volvo Drives Transport Carbon Cuts, Renews WWF Partnership

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    The Volvo Group is renewing its partnership with a new commitment to the World Wide Fund for the nonprofit’s Nature’s Climate Savers program. In addition to reducing emissions from products and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo says it will drive the development toward reducing CO2 emissions throughout the transport sector. The commitment […]
  • General Mills Drafts Water Policy

    Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    General Mills released a new water policy this week that aims to improve the health of watersheds, particularly those critical to the company’s business. The scope of the water policy includes General Mills’ supply chain as well as its suppliers. It involves a four-phase strategy: Global assessment of water stress to identify priority watersheds. Deep-dive […]
 
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  • Geoengineering: Are You Feeling Lucky?

    Joss Tantram
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness,the good he seeks.”— Mary WollstonecraftI’ve got a bad feeling about this…There has been increasing discussion of late, in the context of the IPCC's latest report on the dangers of climate change, about geoengineering — deliberate intervention in the functioning of planetary systems intended to arrest trends we don’t like or encourage ones that we do.Geoengineering solutions (which might be termed mechanical geoengineering) fall into two categories:1.  Solar Radiation Management (SRM) or Solar…
  • Punks, Wonks & Breakout Strategies for Sustainability Innovation

    Julian Borra
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Innovation. We love it! Especially in the trending world of sustainability.And rightly so: The potential impact and influence of sustainability innovation in the shaping of a more positive human existence is immutable and immeasurable.Innovation’s role in reinventing and reimagining the way the domestic, private and public sectors use, reuse and replenish the limited resources we have at our disposal is critical to our survival as a race. So anything that inspires us to escalate our ability to innovate, whether that might be of the incremental, process or radical kind, deserves all the help…
  • Himalayan Stove Project Matching Donations on #GivingTuesday

    Sustainable Brands
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    In an effort to get back to a more meaningful sense of the “holiday spirit” after the over-hyped Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1) spending binges that follow Thanksgiving, more than 10,000 organizations will give consumers more bang for their donated and charitable bucks on #GivingTuesday onDecember 2Among them is The Himalayan Stove Project, the US-based nonprofit that distributes free, clean-burning cookstoves to the people of the High Himalayas to reduce deadly Household Air Pollution (HAP), which will…
  • New Greenpeace Report Calls Out Best Buy for Destroying Ancient Forest

    Sustainable Brands
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    On Wednesday, Greenpeace released a report exposing Best Buy for fuelling destruction in Canada’s Boreal Forest, one of the world’s last remaining ancient forests. The report reveals the electronics retail giant – which has been heralded for its leadership in e-waste collection and recycling — is apparently buying more than 100 million pounds of paper every year to produce throw-away flyers, from Resolute Forest Products — a company that sources almost exclusively from the Boreal.“Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but Best Buy is using…
  • Arrow Electronics, Close the Gap Create 'Digitruck' to Supply Power to Off-Grid African Communities

    Sustainable Brands
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Arrow Electronics is helping nonprofit partner Close the Gap (CTG) launch a new program in Africa to convert used cargo containers into fully equipped classrooms and health clinics.Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a longtime advisor to CTG, endorsed the new program, along with 300 executives from the European Union, the government of Brussels and corporations in a Nov 19th ceremony marking CTG’s 10th anniversary.As part of the initiative, Arrow will sponsor the development and deployment of a Digitruck, a mobile solar-powered unit for use in villages off the…
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  • Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Energy efficiency measures don't just keep the power bills down, but can also help keep systems like emergency lighting at peak performance The post Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work appeared first on 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.
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  • 5.7k dead, 16k infected: Ebola toll rises W. Africa amid 'stable' situation

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    RT: he Ebola death toll is up to 5,689 out of nearly 16,000 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization said in its latest update. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were the hardest hit by the virus outbreak, with 600 new cases recorded just last week. "The total number of cases reported in Sierra Leone since the outbreak began will soon eclipse the number reported from Liberia," the WHO said. Sierra Leone had 6,599 cases in comparison to 7,168 in Liberia. A month...
  • Despite Aid Push Ebola Raging in Sierra Leone

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    New York Times: Military choppers thunder over the slums. Nearly a thousand British soldiers are on the scene, ferrying supplies and hammering together new Ebola clinics. Crates of food and medicine are flowing into the port, and planeloads of experts seem to arrive every day — Ugandan doctors, Chinese epidemiologists, Australian logisticians, even an ambulance specialist from London. But none of it was reaching Isatu Sesay, a sick teenager. She flipped on her left side, then her right, writhing on a foam mattress,...
  • Without passing single law, Obama crafts bold environmental plan

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Age: President Barack Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any previous occupant of the White House. Yet it is very likely that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington. Instead, Obama has turned to the vast reach of the Clean Air Act of 1970, which some legal experts call the most powerful environmental law in the world. Faced with a Congress that has shut down his attempts to push through an environmental...
  • Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    New York Times: Sierra Leone will soon displace Liberia as the worst-hit of the West African countries ravaged by Ebola, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. More than 600 new cases of Ebola were reported in the three countries most affected — Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea — in the week that ended Sunday, and more than half were in Sierra Leone, according to figures in an updated summary of cases and deaths on the W.H.O. website. The W.H.O. update suggested that taken together, all three countries...
  • Victorian renewable energy companies 'cut nearly one in 10 jobs'

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Guardian: Melbourne’s leading renewable energy companies have cut nearly one in 10 jobs over the past year owing to uncertainty in the sector, according to an environment group that is calling on Victorian Labor to implement a state-based renewables target if it wins power. A survey of 15 clean energy businesses found that overall job numbers fell from 556 in 2013 to 507 in 2014, representing a 9% drop. Friends of the Earth, which conducted the poll, said the job losses were due to uncertainty about...
 
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  • We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on "The Newsroom"

    James West
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter when global warming received its very own subplot on Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom over the last two episodes. First, a little context: Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) is the show's once daffy news producer whose role this season seems exclusively designed to reverse earlier charges of sexism against…
  • 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…
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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.  
  • Hat head no more: Simple fixes to keep hairstyles happy

    svartan
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hat head: it's one of those style afflictions that seems inevitable, but isn't. With a little planning and a quick check of your hairstyle, you can wear hats in the winter and keep your hair looking great. Here are the rules for avoiding hat head without avoiding hats.   
 
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  • What Cleantech Should Be Thankful For

    Katherine Tweed
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    What should the cleantech industry be thankful for this year?  According to Rick Thompson, Greentech Media's co-founder and president, it's the power that distributed generation is starting to wield: “Cleantech should be thankful that it finally has a disruptive force that is painful enough to change regulation.” Digging deeper into that theme, the GTM team came up with its list for 2014. California leads the way “I'm thankful for the state of California. First, there's the sunset of the California Solar Initiative, which has hands down been the…
  • The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2014

    Stephen Lacey
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:10 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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,…
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  • RSNA Hot Topic: Technology That Enables True Collaboration

    DELL-Dan T
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As I sat down in my home office to work on this blog, my wife stuck her head around the door to see what I was up to. She and I met in x-ray school 44 years ago, so RSNA and imaging technology are as interesting to her as they are to me. We talked about past meetings and laughed about how excited we all were back in the day when the hot topic was moving from 100 speed x-ray film to 400 speed film, which allowed us to use far less radiation. Technologies that were a big deal back then seem almost crude by today’s standards. One of the things I love best about the annual trek to Chicago…
  • Protect Yourself from Email Scams this Holiday Season

    Swarup Selvaraman
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The National Retail Federation estimates retail sales in the U.S. for November and December of 2014 will be $616.9 billion with 8 to 11 percent growth for online sales when compared to 2013. The large concentration of retail commerce in the last few weeks of the year (19 percent) helps the overall economy, but also offers spammers and cybercriminals an opportunity to steal a piece of the pie. The holiday season is when consumers are trying to do too many activities like shopping for gifts, arranging parties, travel booking and making donations online. At work, the same people are trying to…
  • 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,…
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  • The Major Demographic Shift That's Upending How We Think About Race

    William H. Frey
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The usual way that race labels are applied in the United States in everyday parlance and in government statistics fail to capture a phemenon poised to reshape how race is actually lived in America: the increase in multiracial marriages and births, which almost certainly will lead to more blended pop
  • CHART: What the Ferguson Witnesses Said They Saw

    Jonathan Cohn
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Michael Brown charged Officer Darren Wilson's car. Or maybe he didn't.Wilson didn't fire his gun at Brown while Brown was on the ground. Or maybe he did.Brown was looking at Wilson when he was shot and had his hands in the air, although neither things are quite certain.If you were sitting on the gra
  • I'm an Immigrant in America Thanks to Executive Action—Just Like Many of Your Ancestors Were

    Julia Ioffe
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    This year will be the fourth year that my family will celebrate Thanksgiving without my grandfather, Yankel. It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday: Sitting at a table groaning under the otherworldly quantity of food, surrounded by his children and successful, Americanized gra
  • The Reason Republicans Can't Pass Anything on Immigration

    Danny Vinik
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Why didn’t Republicans preempt President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration with their own legislation? At the very least, that would have worsened the politics of Obama’s move. At best, it would have forced Obama to rethink taking unilateral action at all.New York’s Jon
  • Six Reasons I'm Thankful for a Republican Congress

    Brian Beutler
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I generally don’t go in for sentimental holiday rituals like announcing New Year's resolutions or giving children candy on Halloween. But in the interest of promoting counterintuitive thinking about American politics and juicing this website’s holiday traffic, I’m making an exception this Than
 
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  • Patagonia Launches Black Friday Worn Wear Swap with Yerdle

    Jan Lee
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Patagonia continues its Black Friday tradition of defying the consumer spirit by launching another Worn Wear event -- this time in concert with the sharing economy app Yerdle. Patagonia customers can bring in their worn gear and swap it for another Worn Wear item -- or swap it using Yerdle online.
  • A Student Challenge Suggests Millennials Could Save Us from Black Friday

    Raz Godelnik
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    As retailers debate whether to jumpstart holiday shopping by opening on Thanksgiving, 44 of my students have a new perspective on consumption – they just completed their first “Buy Nothing New” challenge.
  • Coca-Cola Bets the Farm on “Premium Milk”

    Leon Kaye
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Could Coca Cola's venture into premium milk be the greatest coup for beverage companies since bottled water?
  • Winning Against the Big Box Stores

    3p Contributor
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Small businesses have powerful ways to differentiate themselves. Here are five suggestions I think can help you beat the big box stores, or national chains, in converting even more customers to the idea of shopping local.
  • EPA Proposes to Tighten Ozone Emissions Standard

    Andrew Burger
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced new, more stringent ozone emissions standards in a bid to reduce smog and improve human and environmental health. EPA is proposing to tighten the national ozone emissions standard to between 65-70 parts per billion from 75 ppb, which was set in 2008 in the wake of EPA's previous five-year review.
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  • 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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  • Energy Leads Global Stocks Lower as Oil Drops, Bonds Gain

    Blogger
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Shares of appetite producers led tellurian equities reduce after oil tumbled to a four-year low on OPEC’s refusal to palliate a supply glut. Bonds advanced, environment record-low yields from Japan to Germany, and a dollar gained. The MSCI All-Country World Index fell 0.3 percent during 9:37 a.m. in New York. The Standard Poor’s 500 Index forsaken 0.2 percent as U.S. markets free after a Thanksgiving holiday, and a Stoxx Europe 600 Index mislaid 0.4 percent. West Texas Intermediate headed for a biggest weekly decrease given 2011. Treasuries rose, Japan’s two-year rates incited…
  • The psychodots lift on one high-energy Thanksgiving tradition

    Blogger
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    CINCINNATI — It is a annual reunion of a psychodot clan, a many fast Thanksgiving strain tradition in these parts, as fans accumulate again Friday during a Southgate House Revival for one of a singular concerts from a psychodots, Cincinnati’s godfathers of energy cocktail rock. The contingent of Rob Fetters, Chris Arduser and Bob Nyswonger have played together for over 35 years, with their pyschodots pattern one of a longest using internal bands. Those who have lonesome a Cincinnati strain stage for years know that if there was any probity in a strain business, these guys would have…
  • 7 Post-Thanksgiving Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

    Blogger
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Thanksgiving is a holiday that many of us spend feasting on decadent dishes that are packaged with sodium, fat, and calories. It’s positively value it during a time, but it can mostly means us to feel bloated, groggy, and guilty the following day. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to get your diet behind on track. By eating post-Thanksgiving dishes that are light, healthy, and filled with fruits, vegetables, and good-for-you grains, we can assistance your physique detoxify and discharge a fat-riddled dishes we ate a prior day. Here are 7 healthful recipes to help kick-start your…
  • Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question, 2014

    Blogger
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    Previously: “Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question, 2013.” This year, some of a questions are real. Does turkey unequivocally make we sleepy, or does that only occur since we’re all fatties and eat too most during Thanksgiving dinner? —Delaney Chambers, Washington, DC Overeating and boredom and a enigmatic response to highlight lead to sleep. The turkey-tryptophan story is one of a biggest lies ever in all of history.   What’s all this about spatchcocking? —Sam Wells, Flint, MI It lets we prepare a turkey in 45 minutes, and all we have to do is…
  • Gold Set to Snap Three Weeks of Increases on Lower Energy Prices

    Blogger
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Gold fell for a third day to head for a initial weekly decrease in a month as wanton oil during the lowest turn in 4 years increasing prospects for a cooling of consumer prices, shortening direct for an acceleration hedge. Bullion for evident smoothness mislaid as most as 0.4 percent to $1,187.40 an ounce, and traded during $1,187.70 by 8:38 a.m. in Singapore after shifting to a one-week low of $1,185.82 yesterday, Bloomberg general pricing showed. The steel is 1.1 percent reduce this week, fluctuating declines from a three-week high of $1,207.93 on Nov. 21, before a Swiss bullion vote. Gold…
 
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  • Black Friday Gift Guide

    Katy
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you  had a restful, tasty, and joyous time with your families. I won’t be going near any stores on black Friday. With a big adversion to crowds, lines, early or late shopping, it is not for me. I might saunter down to our little town at some point over the weekend. Instead of black Friday in Montpelier, it is flannel Friday. Wear your flannel for 20 percent off. We shop local and in flannel. Love Vermont! Online, though, there are many deals to be had. Here are some of our favorites. 1. Montage Photo Books: Have you spent hours making photo books–…
  • 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…
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  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer Deals 2014: Only $72, Shipped!!

    Tiffany
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Here is the deal you have been waiting for on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Yes one of these babies that sells for $349.99 regular price. Well there are some sites out there showing you how to get this amazing mixer for only $96 shipped (minus taxes). I have a way that you may be able to tack on another bonus savings, depending on where you live. If you are lucky you may be able to get one for $72!! I just did! How to get the Stand Mixer: Put the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in your cart for $249.99 (it is $100 off already) Get 10% off just by adding it to your cart Get 15% off with promo…
  • 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…
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    The Green Phone Booth

  • Mindful Mopping and Sweet Sweeping

    Mindful Echo
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Mindful Echo gets swept away.  A little while ago I was complaining to one of my nearest and dearest about my struggles to keep up with the never-ending mounds of fur that accumulate on my floors. The combination of cat and dog fur reveals itself in new piles MOMENTS after I've dusted, swept, mopped, or vacuumed. I turn around and it's there. ALL THE TIME.Guiltily I'll admit that I often succumb to the ease of disposable cloths, rags, and wipes in many of these cases. It hasn't been for lack of effort - my purchases of reusable devices have proven fruitless either by virtue of inferior…
  • 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…
 
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  • Repair Wood Scratches Naturally

    greenandcleanmom
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’ve had our bedroom dressers and end tables for almost 11 years. They’ve been beaten up over the years, like most furniture. Scratches, dings and marks from who knows what. I’ve done a good job at covering up most of the damage with “stuff” but I know what’s hiding under my pile of books and it bothers me. This leaves me with a few choices. Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.Repair Wood Scratches Naturally The post Repair Wood Scratches Naturally appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles

    greenandcleanmom
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    I’m stuffed from Thanksgiving. How about you? We started our family Thanksgiving at 11am with appetizers and cocktails. Then dinner was at 1 o’clock and we were full but the turkey and ham looked sooooo good, we couldn’t resist. Then pie. Oh yes, pie. I wish I could have napped but there’s not rest for this mama, I was cooking, cleaning and then cleaning some Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles The post Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • Coffee Liquor and Dessert Recipes

    greenandcleanmom
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tis the season for being merry! I’m not a huge fan of winter but I do love the warm drinks that accompany the season. With the holidays upon us I’m gearing up to serve some of my favorite coffee liquor drinks. We often have people over for the holidays and sometimes on the weekends for sledding parties, which means I always need to have hot Post from: Green and Clean Mom (TM) all rights reserved.Coffee Liquor and Dessert Recipes The post Coffee Liquor and Dessert Recipes appeared first on Green and Clean Mom ™.
  • 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 ™.
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Greenstylemom
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Celebrating with family & friends and our traditional candy turkeys...
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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

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

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

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    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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  • 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

    Like New
    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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  • 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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  • Walmart and COVERGIRL Say #GirlsCan Do Anything!

    Monica
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Girls can do ANYTHING! If you don’t believe that, then you need to read this post! Have you ever had a moment when you thought that you couldn’t do something? I’ve seen it all too often. In fact, I’ve even experienced it within myself. I recently made myself a goal to run a 10K race, the Marine Corps Marathon 10K, in Washington D.C. I ran with my girls as a Girls on the Run Coach. I am not a runner. In fact, I don’t really like running, but this goal of mine was to seriously run this race. Let me go back in time. Two years ago, I signed up for this same race. I…
  • Black Friday Sales are ON NOW at Walmart

    Monica
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    For the second year, Walmart is lowering the prices on popular toys, electronics and more to match or beat select Black Friday offers from top national competitors one week early! Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event began Friday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 a.m. and will give customers an early taste of Walmart’s Black Friday prices by moving up items typically found on Black Friday.  Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event will kick off on Nov. 21 and run through Nov. 27, while supplies last. Want to know what items are on sale now? Check out Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday circular, which includes…
  • Fall Leaves Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Monica
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Now that I have an amazing table, that was hand made by my dear, sweet husband, I love decorating the table for the holidays. This year, I’m adding a little bit of craftiness to the table. A friend showed me a really cute mason jar center piece that I really wanted to try to make for our table. What you need: Mason Jars (You pick size) Fall Leaves (Fabric or paper will work best) Modge Podge Sponge Brush How you make it: Make sure your jars are clean! Wipe down with alcohol wipes and get all oils off of the glass Brush on a light layer of Modge Podge on the jar to act as the glue. Once…
  • 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…
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    Green (Living) Review

  • Primark opening flop in Dresden

    Veshengro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Dresden, in the former German Democratic Republic, now annexed by West Germany, the opening of a Primark store, the first in this ancient city, and also one of the first in the former East Germany (GDR), on November 19, 2014, was more or less a total flop. The expected crowds stayed away almost completely. Whether it has to do with the people of Dresden are being more ethically minded than those in other parts, especially of West Germany, and avoided the store for that reason, or whether they the mindset of the old East still exists to some degree, or whether…
  • Building Super Soil

    Veshengro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Soil is the crucial building block for a city farm. Learn how to build healthy soil to nourish your farm garden. When it comes to urban gardening, your soil will either make you or break you. To nurture healthy soil that will provide nutrients to your garden’s crop, understand what your soil is made of and how you can improve its structure. Soil Components In order to understand how best to care for the soil, it’s important to know what’s in it. Every sample of soil contains the same basic ingredients in relatively the same proportions. Read more:…
  • North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

    Veshengro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily. Existing fines have apparently not been enough to deter contractors from dumping oil socks — coiled filters that strain wastewater and accumulate low levels of radiation. “Before the Bakken oil boom we didn’t have any of these materials being generated,” the state’s Director of Waste Management Scott Radig told the Wall…
  • Finding Takers for Lonely Leftovers in a Culinary Nook of the Sharing Economy

    Veshengro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    BERLIN — Fresh from a bracing workout at the gym, Anton Kaiser gazed hungrily into a refrigerator, considering arugula, pineapple jam, salted butter and two bags of green grapes before reaching for a white bread roll, baked that morning. “I haven’t eaten all day,” he said, “so it’s great.” Perhaps best of all, it was free, available in the middle of a graffitied courtyard in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. Like the rest of the offerings in this so-called food sharing refrigerator, Mr. Kaiser’s bread roll would, under normal circumstances, have gone straight into the trash.
  • How to Use Lambsquarter from Root to Plant to Seed

    Veshengro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Some people might take one look at a patch of lambsquarter and yank it out of the ground to rid their garden or yard of an undesirable weed. Not wild-foods advocate and author Katrina Blair. At her home in Durango, CO, she tends to her lambsquarter and a number of other so-called weeds with the utmost care. Why, you ask? Because according to Blair’s extensive research weeds are entirely misunderstood plants. In her new book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, she focuses on the thirteen plants which together comprise a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. Blair’s…
 
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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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  • Nashville Soon to Get The First Shipping Container Retail Center

    Christine Walsh
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Cambridge Holdings Inc. in collaboration with One City recently announced that they would soon begin the construction of a mixed-use building, which will be built out of recycled shipping containers. This will be the first cargotecture building in Nashville, and the actual construction will be done by the Carter Group. The structure will be called C1TYblox, and it will be constructed out of 21 repurposed 40-foot shipping containers. These will be provided by the New York-based SG Blocks, which will also pre-fabricate them for assembly on the building site. The main function of the structure…
  • Leak and Pipe Burst Protection For Everyone? There’s an App for that

    Don
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    The modern home bristles with safety and home protection devices and technology.  Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, burglary alarms, and electrical circuit breakers just to name a few. But the most prevalent property insurance claim is damage caused by a failure of civilization’s greatest convenience, indoor plumbing. A Boston company, Water Hero, has launched a nifty and inexpensive Do-It-Yourself installed product called Water Hero designed to take on the problems of leaks, frozen pipes, and pipe bursts that could ruin your home and put a dent in your year. The wifi connected…
  • Are Mega-Buildings the Future of Our Cities?

    Christine Walsh
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cities of the future will almost certainly need to be both larger and much more sustainable than they currently are. Due to this assumption, the logical solution is huge mega-skyscrapers, which are capable of producing their own power and handling their own waste. One such design was recently put forth by Urban Future Organization in partnership with CR-Design in the form of the Cloud Citizen building complex which is to be built in Shenzhen, China. Their idea is actually a whole sprawling complex of interconnected buildings, which includes great spaces and comes with a number of sustainable…
  • 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…
 
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  • Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

    John Farrell
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired power plants instead of local-wealth generating renewable power? There are a lot of answers to this question, but it might start with thi
  • EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions

    David Doniger, NRDC
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    The news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers — us — as much as $2 to $4 billion in 2020 and $6 to 9 billion in 2030, while cleaning our air and modernizing the electricity sector.
  • Can Biofuels Make a Comeback?

    Michael Kanellos
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Len Rand, CEO of xF Technologies, says his company has come up with a material that can dramatically reduce the particulate matter in diesel emissions. It also fights corrosion. And it can be used as a food additive. “It can smell like almonds…anise,” he said. The magic material is furoate ester, a multipurpose industrial chemical that the Albuquer
  • What a Thoughtful Idea! Renewable Energy Gift-giving for the Holidays

    Jennifer Runyon
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s that time of year again. Are you prepared for the gift giving season?  In case you need some extra help, we here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com (REW) wanted to give you some ideas for holiday gifts that you might not have thought of yourself. Below please find some ideas to inspire you to give the gift of renewables. Disclaimer: Part of this list
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • New dinosaur species found in museum collection

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    A British palaeontologist has discovered a new species of dinosaur while studying fossils in a Canadian museum. Pentaceratops aquilonius was related to Triceratops and lived at the end of the Cretaceous Period, around 75 million years ago. Jim Drury reports.
  • 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.
 
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  • 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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  • This Mirror-Clad Japanese Cafe Reflects the Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Surrounding It

    Nicole Jewell
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Read the rest of This Mirror-Clad Japanese Cafe Reflects the Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Surrounding It Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture, Bandesign, cafe architecture, Gifu road side cafecherry blossoms, japanese architecture, japanese cafe, mirrored cafe, Mirrors Cafe, nature inspired design
  • Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth

    Timon Singh
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Shields up! A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered an “invisible shield” approximately 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield reportedly blocks so-called “killer electrons” that travel around the planet at near-light speed and can potentially threaten astronauts, fry satellites and damage electrical systems during solar storms. Read the rest of Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electrons, killer electrons, light speed, radiation belt, radiation shield, star…
  • Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Molly Cotter
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Read the rest of Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cooking, food, food network, green food, green holidays, green home decor, green meals, holiday cooking, holiday leftovers, holiday recipes, leftover recipes, recipes, recycling food, reusing food, serious eats, thanksgiving, thanksgiving leftover recipes, thanksgiving leftovers, thanksgiving recipes, using leftovers
  • Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

    Mike Chino
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it’s immediately followed by Black Friday – the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That’s a lot of consumption, and this stressful event also encourages overspending and gas use as shoppers drive from store to store. Fortunately, there’s a more wholesome alternative – why not celebrate Buy Nothing Day instead and spend some quality with your friends and loved ones? Hit the jump for a look at the facts and figures of Black Friday and 20 fun Buy Nothing Day activities…
  • Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

    Lidija Grozdanic
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and apples into planes, four-wheelers, helicopters and submarines. These accessories, called Open Toys, are open source and can be downloaded for free, then printed and attached to your kid’s favorite  – or not so favorite — fruit and veggies. Read the rest of Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys Permalink | Add to del.icio.us…
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    Eco-Office Gals

  • Black Friday WordPress Deals: Gifts Your Website Will Love!

    Jen
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with creative entrepreneurs and  small businesses, building their little piece of web real estate. It’s been a pleasure I hope to enjoy for many years to come. Just like buying a house, your website needs maintenance. You need a good foundation and you want to protect your investment. You don’t want all that hard…
  • 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.
 
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  • Friday Fun: Innovative gift ideas for urban cyclists

    Coby Joseph
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have a biker on your gift list? These products can make urban cycling even more fun. Photo by Luis Hidalgo/Flickr. Happy Thanksgiving TheCityFix readers! For many of you, it is time to begin the search for the perfect gift for your friends and family before the holidays. If you have a cyclist on your gift list, these biking innovations could make their urban cycling experience easier, safer, and more fun. Demand for sustainable mobility options is on the rise in cities worldwide, and cities are increasingly building new biking infrastructure. Bike-share systems are growing around the world,…
  • Cities can lead the way as drivers of better growth and a better climate

    Nick Godfrey
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    New studies show that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand through sustainable urban development strategies. Photo by Alex Prolmos/Flickr. Cities can drive better economic growth while also reducing climate risk. They are at the forefront of the fight to protect the climate and eradicate poverty, and are often trailblazers in a world in which nation states typically move more slowly to address global challenges. These are the crucial conclusions from a series of studies released this week by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which draws from examples…
  • 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…
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fracking a 'Violation of Our Basic Human Rights', Argues New Report

    Richard Heasman
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government if fracking is to commence commercially across the UK. It was co-authored by the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment as well as the Environment and Human Rights Advisory and the Human Rights Consortium at the University of London. It focuses primarily on the health implications of…
  • Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde in Air Around Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale

    Julie Dermansky
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Results from air samples taken in the Fayetteville Shale show notably elevated levels of formaldehyde, a suspected human carcinogen that can cause respiratory and reproductive problems as well as birth defects — but citizens still have little faith U.S. regulators will step in to prevent further threats to human health.   The tests were conducted by an Arkansas community group trained by Global Community Monitor to use equipment and methods certified by federal agencies to collect the air samples. Citizen groups in Colorado, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wyoming were also trained for…
  • Chick Lit Star Dana Is Living The Dream - Her Husband Is Every Climate and Cancer Campaigner’s Worst Nightmare

    Brendan Montague
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    The beautiful and talented Dana Bate is living the American dream - her second populist chick-lit novel is currently arriving in bookstores across Britain and the United States. But never judge a book by its cover. Behind her gleaming smile and professional friendliness hides a very American nightmare. Dana is frantically publicising the latest in her oeuvre, A Second Bite At the Apple or The Stall of Second Chances, travelling across the US in December and a setting out on a “UK blog tour” which leads us right up to Christmas. She is proud of a positive review from Booklist which…
  • Edelman and TransCanada Part Ways After Leaked Documents Expose Aggressive PR Attack on Energy East Pipeline Opponents

    Carol Linnitt
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Last week internal documents from Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, were leaked to Greenpeace, exposing an aggressive strategy to target opponents of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline The release of the documents brought TransCanada under fire for using dirty public relations tricks to manipulate public opinion and divide communities on the issue of the company’s 4,600 km Energy East pipeline that will carry 1.1 million barrels a day of Alberta oilsands crude to one small refinery and to export facilities on the east coast. Today a press release from Edelman confirms the firm is…
  • 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…
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  • Would You Eat Your Skincare Products? Tata Harper’s Family Does

    Starre Vartan
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Would you eat a squirt of what’s on your bathroom counter right now? Spread some of your moisturizer on your holiday dinner roll? Add a dollop of your face serum to your morning tea? If that question has you squirming, you should think about why. In the delightful video below, Tata Harper and her family gather ’round the holiday table and do just that, using the company’s clean and delicious skincare as additions to a feast. Food for thought! The post Would You Eat Your Skincare Products? Tata Harper’s Family Does appeared first on Eco-Chick.
  • 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!
 
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  • Dodge Journey

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    The Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV that gives families an alternative to vehicles with only five seats. Some versions come with a third-row seat with two more spots for passengers--though the smaller the better, as you'll see if you try to squeeze in back. The Journey shares some mechanicals with the old Dodge Avenger and the...
  • Ford Flex

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    The Ford Flex is a wonderful piece of contrast in today's market, though it's been on the road since the 2009 model year. It’s still one of the most distinctive cars in its segment. The Flex is built in Oakville, Ontario, alongside the mechanically identical Lincoln MKT crossover. MORE: Read our 2015 Ford Flex review or compare the Ford Flex...
  • Ford Fiesta

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Ford Fiesta is the automaker's subcompact offering in the U.S.--its first in a generation. On sale since the 2011 model year, the latest Fiesta is an economical small car that has a little more endearing personality than most other such picks, no matter which body style or drivetrain you choose. Across its lineup, this smallest Ford is now...
  • Ford Taurus

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Ford Taurus may have been the vehicle that saved its company from ruin. It re-established the carmaker as a player in the mainstream sedan segment, even though today it's less a mainstream sedan than its Fusion junior partner. Today, the 2015 Taurus continues as a larger, more premium sedan than it originally was, while the Ford Fusion most...
  • Ford Transit Connect

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The Ford Transit Connect is offered in the U.S. as both a small commercial delivery van and a family-friendly tall wagon. Although smaller than the average family van, the wagon version can be considered as a minivan alternative. Ford hasn't sold a true minivan in more than a decade, but the latest Transit Connect comes close to that...
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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!
  • Keeping on TRAC

    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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    SocialEarth

  • A Carbon Tax Would Get Us a Lot Closer to Where We Need to Be

    Justmeans
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    We have seen impressive growth in renewables over the past several years, but much of that growth is based on the somewhat shaky foundation of continuing subsidies. So argues Eduardo [...] The post A Carbon Tax Would Get Us a Lot Closer to Where We Need to Be appeared first on SocialEarth.
  • 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.
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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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    weebgreen

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    salwa malwa
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Best Herbal Essences typeh!h.net (ApacheTrafficServer [cMsSf ]) hFollow publiclyhFollow privatelyUnfollowWhat's the best Herbal Essences for my hair to grow, be stronger, and smell goodh!Best Herbal Essences typeh!hWhat's pocketknowledge.tc.columbia.edu/home.php/browse/125121 the best Herbal Essences for my hair to grow, be stronger, and smell goodh!1 Member pocketknowledge.tc.columbia.edu/home.php/browse/125121 Since: Points: Points: o Level Total Answers: Points this week: FollowhUnfollowhBlockhUnblock
  • 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

  • Have a Lovely Weekend + A Few Green Giveaways

    Jennie Lyon
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hello, Friends! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving! I want to thank you all of your support in 2014, I really appreciate every single one of you. To kick off December, I will be hosting a few holiday giveaways next week – stay tuned for the fun! If you haven’t joined me on Facebook – jump over there and like my page so you don’t miss any of the fun! xo, Sweet Greens The post Have a Lovely Weekend + A Few Green Giveaways appeared first on Sweet Greens.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jennie Lyon
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Happy Thanksgiving! I want to take a moment to thank all of my lovely readers for supporting Sweet Greens all of these years. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving full of love, fun and lots of yummy food. I plan to spend this entire day soaking of those two crazy boys above. Enjoy this special day with the ones you love!   The post Happy Thanksgiving! appeared first on 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…
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    Newsy Headlines

  • Black Friday Continues Streak Of Ferguson Wal-Mart Protests

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Watch VideoProtesters around St. Louis, Missouri used retailers’ favorite holiday to stage a boycott.Nat sound: ChantingStarting late Thursday and moving into Black Friday, dozens of protesters carried their call to action inside the doors of area Wal-Marts and a few other stores. The Wal-Mart in Ferguson, Missouri remained permanently closed throughout the night according to ABC news. (Video via CBS)The crowds also urged buyers to stage an economic boycott at the store.  Sales at some Wal-Marts were postponed temporarily.  Others stood vocal on social media inspiring…
  • Big Job For Pope Francis With Turkey Visit

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Watch VideoIt’s a tall order: Pope Francis is in Turkey — hoping to serve as a counterweight — a voice of tolerance and reason — to ISIS brutality in neighboring Iraq and Syria.Christian and other religious minorities have fled their homes. You’re looking at refugees from an ancient Christian community near ISIS-controlled Mosul. “There is no safe place left in Iraq,” refugee Firas Ammar told RT earlier this year.So nearby Turkey — which is a predominantly Muslim country with a tiny Christian population— is where Pope Francis will be…
  • How Mexico's President Plans To Fix Police Corruption

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Watch VideoUnder pressure from protesters —“Step into our shoes. Think about the families of our fallen colleagues!” Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto says he’ll put all of the country’s local police units under control of the federal government. (Video via Fusion)That would mean dissolving the 1,800 forces — starting with four states considered the most violent, including Guerrero, where in late September —— local police attacked 43 students on their way to a protest. All of those students are believed to be dead — and local…
  • The Tech Deals To Look For And Avoid On Black Friday

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    Watch VideoNo need to risk bodily injury this Black Friday — lots of this season’s tech deals can be had online.This looks to be a good time to pick up a new gaming console. Sony’s PlayStation 4 is going for $399 — the same price it usually does — but for Black Friday Sony is throwing in a couple of games for free.Microsoft’s Xbox is $70 off list price for the shopping holiday, at $329 — and it, too will pack in two games: the latest Assassin’s Creed titles, specifically.If tablets are more your thing, Amazon’s are…
  • Darren Wilson's Future In Law Enforcement

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Watch VideoWe now know he won’t be indicted on criminal charges, but Officer Darren Wilson is still the subject of a federal investigation.“I stand by what I did. I stand by my training,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.But the 28-year-old doesn’t think that federal Department of Justice civil rights probe will come to a different conclusion.So here’s what we know about Darren Wilson’s future: He is still — technically — an officer with the Ferguson Police Department, on administrative leave. But his lawyer told CNN’s Erin…
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    [en01]Japan for Sustainability(ニュース記事)

  • Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    JFS Newsletter No.147 (November 2014) Arase Dam as of January 1, 2014Photo by Norio Ogata Some Rights Reserved. According to 2014 statistics released by the Japan Dam Foundation, as of March 31, 2013, there were 2,732 dams in Japan, including those under construction. Dams have been built mainly for flood control, household water resource reservation, industrial and agricultural water use, hydroelectric power generation and river environment management through stabilization of river flows.
  • 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 (Part 1)

    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.
 
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    1800Recycling.com

  • Nine Clever Ways to Reuse Old Wrapping Paper

    Falesha Wojitysiak
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    There is nothing in this world quite like wrapping paper. It is purchased for its esthetics, only to be purposely destroyed. What if there was a way to preserve some of that paper in a way that made it not just beautiful, but also functional? Here are nine examples of ways to do exactly that. <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: initial; background-color: initial;">1. Personalized clipboard </b></div> <img class="undefined" title="wrapping-paper-1"…
  • 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…
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    Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

  • Benefits of Choose a Green, Organic Mattress

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Some of the major reasons why people choose organic products are that they are healthy, high in quality and sustainable, with the production processes adopting fair working conditions for workers and ethical treatment of animals. We tend to spend at least a third of our lives in bed. So why not opt to choose a ... The post Benefits of Choose a Green, Organic Mattress appeared first on 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.
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    Pure Natural Diva

  • Tony Robbins Daily Gratitude & Abundance Ritual

    Odesk Test
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:16 pm
    A friend (Lewis Howes) had the opportunity to interview Tony Robbins.  The discussion was full of wisdom and insight delivered in a relaxed unplugged format. […] The post Tony Robbins Daily... Whole living for the diva in all of us. What fabulous change can you make today? Visit Pure Natural Diva for a few ideas.
  • 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.
 
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    Eat Drink Better

  • 5 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes to Beat Holiday Food Waste

    Becky Striepe
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you have heaps of leftovers from yesterday's feast? Don't let them go to waste. Here are some ideas Thanksgiving leftover recipes to use up all of that good food The post 5 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes to Beat Holiday Food Waste appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • 21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress

    Jill Ettinger
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!) The post 21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress appeared first on Eat Drink Better.
  • From Football to Growing Vegetables: Jason Brown’s ‘First Fruit Farms’ Scores for Humanity

    Jill Ettinger
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    What’s hotter than a starting career in the NFL with a multi-million dollar contract? Leaving it to take on growing vegetables. On a farm. That’s exactly what Jason Brown, former center for the St. Louis Rams, has done. The post From Football to Growing Vegetables: Jason Brown’s ‘First Fruit Farms’ Scores for Humanity appeared first on 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.
 
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    PlanetSave

  • Renault-Nissan Alliance Has Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles

    Zachary Shahan
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Renault and Nissan EV drivers have now driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, far Renault-Nissan Alliance Has Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles 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,…
  • 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.
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    Sustainablog

  • Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work

    Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Energy efficiency measures don't just keep the power bills down, but can also help keep systems like emergency lighting at peak performance The post Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work appeared first on 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.
 
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    Crafting a Green World

  • Spotted: Vintage Wedding Dress Pendant from Little Red Window, and 4 other Wedding Dress Crafts

    Julie Finn
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    What do you say--would YOU be brave enough to cut into a wedding dress The post Spotted: Vintage Wedding Dress Pendant from Little Red Window, and 4 other Wedding Dress Crafts appeared first on Crafting a Green World.
  • DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

    Becky Striepe
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you working on your list of gifts for this year? Check out these resources with DIY holiday gifts you can make for everyone on your list The post DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List appeared first on 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.
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    The Green Blog Network

  • 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

  • World Economy According To GC

    Jim
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    This video, the Max Keiser Report, covers Bitcoin, gold as money and economics we might understand, how big is your pile of chips. ? Although gravity control is not mentioned in this report, there’s snappy dialogue here that makes sense.
  • 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, […]
 
 
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    Green-Buildings.com

  • Where Can I Find Evidence of Green Retrofit ROI?

    rpfjr
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    Question:  Chris asks: Where can I find evidence for the ROI on a green retrofit. Are there any documents you can point me to in this regard? Hi Chris, Summary of News:  There are numerous studies that offer analyses of the benefits of green buildings and green building retrofits in existing buildings. Here are five examples. Expert:  Divya Nambiar, LEED AP Related Advice:  Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market for Commercial Green Buildings to Double by 2020 Green Jobs: New York to Cut Energy Use by 20% with Building Retrofits read more
  • 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…
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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

  • Demand Justice for 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Police

    Yuval Idan
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Timothy J. McGinty, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Goal: Charge police officer with the killing of 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy, was shot and killed by a police officer on November 22, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Tamir was playing with a toy gun and was shot by a police officer only moments after he arrived at the scene, as captured on a security camera in the area. If you think that the unjustified murders of African Americans at the hands of the police should not be allowed to become a daily matter in this country, please demand that the police officer…
  • Keep Exotic Animals Out of the Circus

    Andrew Helton
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Richard Bonde, Mayor of Willowick, Ohio Goal: Ban circuses and other forms of entertainment that involve wild animals A community in Ohio is discussing the possibility of banning circuses and other forms of entertainment that feature exotic animals. At a recent Willowick City Council meeting, citizens spoke up about the Kelly Miller Circus, which has visited the town each year for more than a decade. This is another wonderful example of a town collectively doing its part to see that animal welfare is a right, not a privilege, and we must support its decision to keep exotic animals…
  • Applaud Ban on Inhumane Gestation Crates

    Jennifer Ip
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil Goal: Applaud Brazil for banning the use of cramped gestation crates on pig farms Major changes are happening in Brazil, making animal activists rejoice. Steps are being taken in the country to ban gestation crates, cramped cages that pigs sit in for months or even years until they are finally slaughtered. Sign this petition and applaud the country for taking the necessary steps to remove these inhumane and unethical containers. BRF, which is the nation’s largest pork producer, promised to remove all gestation crates on company-owned and…
  • Tell Police to Stop Blaming Rape Victims

    Eavie Arntzen
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Lieutenant General Károly Papp, Chief Commissioner of Hungarian National Police Goal: Stop releasing victim-blaming rape advice to the public A statement from the Vas County Police Department in Hungary suggests that young women who flirt can “elicit violence” against themselves.  The police department of another Hungarian county also recently released a safety video depicting women drinking and dancing with men at a nightclub that ends with one of the women being assaulted and the slogan: “You can do something about it; you can do something against it.” This…
  • Success: Bee-Killing Pesticides Restricted

    Eavie Arntzen
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Target: Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leaf Goal: Applaud the restriction of bee-killing pesticides A new regulation passed in Ontario, Canada, restricts the use of toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to declining honeybee populations around the world. Ontario plans to decrease its neonicotinoid use by 80 percent by 2017, and could begin to implement restrictions as early as the summer of 2015. A previous petition on ForceChange called for the pesticides’ prohibition, and while the toxic chemicals have not been banned entirely, their…
 
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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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    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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    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

  • Meet Lucy – A Girl on a Mission to Banish Abandoned Batteries

    Earth Rangers
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Eight-year-old Lucy is a dedicated Earth Ranger who is always looking for ways to keep our planet healthy. She is especially concerned with all of the batteries that she sees on the streets and playgrounds in the community where she lives. With permission from her mom, Lucy picks up batteries so she can properly recycle them at her local depot. “I worry about the batteries polluting the soil and getting into the food supply of squirrels and raccoons. I feel good knowing I’m doing something to help.” Lucy first learned about Earth Rangers when she attended an Earth Rangers presentation…
  • 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?
 
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    ecoFusion: Featured videos

  • John Salley on Not Eating Animals

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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

  • Dodge Journey

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    The Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV that gives families an alternative to vehicles with only five seats. Some versions come with a third-row seat with two more spots for passengers--though the smaller the better, as you'll see if you try to squeeze in back. The Journey shares some mechanicals with the old Dodge Avenger and the...
  • Ford Flex

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    The Ford Flex is a wonderful piece of contrast in today's market, though it's been on the road since the 2009 model year. It’s still one of the most distinctive cars in its segment. The Flex is built in Oakville, Ontario, alongside the mechanically identical Lincoln MKT crossover. MORE: Read our 2015 Ford Flex review or compare the Ford Flex...
  • Ford Fiesta

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Ford Fiesta is the automaker's subcompact offering in the U.S.--its first in a generation. On sale since the 2011 model year, the latest Fiesta is an economical small car that has a little more endearing personality than most other such picks, no matter which body style or drivetrain you choose. Across its lineup, this smallest Ford is now...
  • Ford Taurus

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Ford Taurus may have been the vehicle that saved its company from ruin. It re-established the carmaker as a player in the mainstream sedan segment, even though today it's less a mainstream sedan than its Fusion junior partner. Today, the 2015 Taurus continues as a larger, more premium sedan than it originally was, while the Ford Fusion most...
  • Ford Transit Connect

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The Ford Transit Connect is offered in the U.S. as both a small commercial delivery van and a family-friendly tall wagon. Although smaller than the average family van, the wagon version can be considered as a minivan alternative. Ford hasn't sold a true minivan in more than a decade, but the latest Transit Connect comes close to that...
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    Green Car Reports

  • How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support. Of course, there's one group that's not very happy about these developments: the oil industry. A leaked Powerpoint deck now circulating among...
  • 2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The BMW i3 electric car appears ready to enter its second model year with a few more items on its list of standard equipment. DC fast charging, seat heaters, and satellite radio will be standard on 2015 BMW i3 models, according to an interview with a pair of BMW executives. DON'T MISS: Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says...
  • 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...
  • BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines When? 10 Years, Analyst Claims

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether. The notion that an entire brand could walk away from the hydrocarbon-fueled engines that power more than 1 billion vehicles on our roads--and have done since 1885--is inconceivable. And yet that's what one industry...
  • 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...
 
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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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    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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  • Integrated farms feed the world

    Christine
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    An article in the October 2014 National Geographic sings the praises of GMO technology, then concludes with the following: Morogoro lies about a hundred miles west of Dar es Salaam, at the base of the Uluguru Mountains. A few days after my visit with Juma in Bagamoyo, Maro takes me into the mountains to visit three of the first certified organic farms in Tanzania. “Agricultural agents don’t come here,” she says as we lurch up a steep, rutted dirt road in a pickup. Greened by rains drifting in from the Indian Ocean, the slopes remain heavily forested. But increasingly they’ve been…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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

  • Save energy, stress and greenhouse gas by backing up

    Green Prophet
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    You know you should have done it. The DropBox folder is there, the extra hard drive is on the shelf. Hey, your partner even set up a wifi link to help you back up your files from any room in the...
  • I’ve trained Muslim clergy on how to be green. This is what I’ve learned

    Green Prophet
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    I had an opportunity to conduct a series of green workshops for Imams, or Muslim clergy throughout Jordan. The workshop was funded by Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung based in Jordan. Here...
  • 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...
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  • We Need A Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

    David Thorpe
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    A European study on the cost effectiveness of deep renovation of existing buildings contains recommendations for individual member states and says a definition of nearly Zero Energy Buildings is needed so designers and architects know what to aim for.read more
  • Two Genius Bike-Parking Ideas Give Cyclists a Care-Free Commute

    EMBARQ
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    For urban commuters, a safe 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.read more
  • Women in Food: Maine Activist Connects the Dots Between Food and Human Rights

    Seedstock
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Human trafficking, justice, the environment and sustainability all have one thing in common, says community visionary Lillian Lake of Lewiston, Maine: food. “Everything comes back to food,” says Lake, who writes, consults and engages in policy development toward a goal of affordable and just sustainability.read more
  • Simulating Landscapes with Point Cloud Models

    The Dirt
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    We need to find a word that brings us back to common ground. In a lecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Christope Girot, professor and chair of landscape architecture in the architecture department at the ETH, suggests that “topology” may be the word.read more
  • Voices of the City: Biénne Huisman

    futurecapetown
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. This week we hear from Biénne Huisman, who is a senior journalist at City Press, after spending a ten year stint at the Sunday Times.read more
 
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  • 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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  • Friday Fun: Innovative gift ideas for urban cyclists

    Coby Joseph
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have a biker on your gift list? These products can make urban cycling even more fun. Photo by Luis Hidalgo/Flickr. Happy Thanksgiving TheCityFix readers! For many of you, it is time to begin the search for the perfect gift for your friends and family before the holidays. If you have a cyclist on your gift list, these biking innovations could make their urban cycling experience easier, safer, and more fun. Demand for sustainable mobility options is on the rise in cities worldwide, and cities are increasingly building new biking infrastructure. Bike-share systems are growing around the world,…
  • Cities can lead the way as drivers of better growth and a better climate

    Nick Godfrey
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    New studies show that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand through sustainable urban development strategies. Photo by Alex Prolmos/Flickr. Cities can drive better economic growth while also reducing climate risk. They are at the forefront of the fight to protect the climate and eradicate poverty, and are often trailblazers in a world in which nation states typically move more slowly to address global challenges. These are the crucial conclusions from a series of studies released this week by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which draws from examples…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eco and Vegan Holiday Gifts Under $30!

    Melissa Dion
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:04 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 $15and eco gifts under $20!Project Have Hope Extra Long Multi Color Necklace$20 Indigenous Urban Hat$24.99  Elroy Gili Dress$24.99 Chunky Infinity Scarf$25 Elroy Jaspoine Jumper$24.99 Project Have Hope Beaded Necklace$20 Stewart + Brown S/S Lengthened Tee$24.99  Spun Draped Pencil Skirt$24.99 Indigenous Button Cuff Gloves$24.99  Nixxi Wrap V-Neck$24.99  Recycled Tee Summer Scarf$20 Nixxi…
  • 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
 
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    Environment + Energy – Articles – The Conversation

  • A job for Victoria's next leaders: save the Central Highlands

    David Lindenmayer, Professor, The Fenner School of Environment and Society at Australian National University
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Logging has left Victoria's mountain ash forests in danger of collapse. David Blair, Author providedWhoever wins power in Victoria’s election tomorrow will no doubt have a long to-do list. Here’s an urgent item: protect the mountain ash forests of the state’s Central Highlands. We have discovered that this ecosystem is at very high risk of collapse within half a century, driven by the effects of clearfell logging and bushfires. Our research suggests that under business-as-usual management, there is a 97% chance that large, hollow-bearing trees will decline to less than one per…
  • Fewer trees leave the outer suburbs out in the heat

    Stephen Livesley, Senior Lecturer in Urban Biogeochemistry at University of Melbourne
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    The inner suburbs of Melbourne are surprisingly more leafy than the outer suburbs. Andrew, CC BY-NC-NDWhen you look out of your window in the morning, how many trees do you see? Your answer might depend on what suburb you live in. As you go further from the city centre, the amount of tree cover in a suburb decreases, while the amount of green space, such as lawns and parks, increases. In Melbourne, for every 10 kilometres you travel from the city centre, the tree cover drops by more than 2%. That means Melbourne’s inner suburbs might have more than 15% cover, but an outer suburb could have…
  • Rising seas pose a cultural threat to Australia's 'forgotten people'

    Elaine Kelly, Chancellor&#39;s Postdoctoral Fellow in Cultural Studies at University of Technology, Sydney
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    King tides are just one of the threats faced by the people of Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, as a result of climate change. Brad Marsellos, CC BY-NC-SAWhile you may have heard about the increasing threat that climate change and rising seas pose to Pacific islands — already forcing some communities to move — Australia has its own group of islands that are just as threatened. For communities in the Torres Strait, climate change is not a matter for political debate, but a reality. Around 7,000 people call the Strait home, and they are already exposed to the impacts of climate…
  • 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…
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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

  • Lentil Stew

    Amity Hook-Sopko
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Lentil Stew 2014-11-06 15:17:34 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 large organic carrots, washed, peeled & diced 1 organic tomato, washed, peeled & diced 2 organic celery stalks, washed, peeled & diced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 organic Yukon Gold potato, washed & diced 1 tablespoon of fresh organic sage, diced 1 organic bay leaf 1 cup of lentils, rinsed 4-6 cups of organic low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock 2 teaspoons of Kosher or coarse grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped Instructions Pour the olive oil into a…
  • 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). …
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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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    CleanTechies

  • Renault-Nissan has sold 200,000 EVs, claims 58 percent global share

    CleanTechies Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    By Sebastian Blanco The all-electric Renault Zoe sold 10,000 units during its first year on sale and the French automaker has sold a total of about 51,500 EVs since starting sales of its four-vehicle EV lineup in 2011. Renault’s collection also includes the Twizy two-seater, the Fluence sedan and the Kangoo van – just look [...]
  • 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 [...]
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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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    Christine Sculati's blog

  • Awe, wonder and giving back

    christine
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    American White Pelicans at Briones Reservoir in the East Bay hills Can you recall times when you have felt a tremendous sense of awe or wonder? Where were you? What was happening? What did those moments inspire in you? I oftentimes gain this sense of awe and wonder in the outdoors — whether its marveling at the iconic granite features of Kings Canyon or Yosemite National Park, exhilarated by the discovery of a new bike path, or hiking in a local Bay Area watershed. The feeling gives me a sense of hope about the world and inspires ideas in support of my work. Galloping Goose Regional…
  • The ripple effect of stories: Lessons from a river journey

    christine
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Thousand Island Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness is the source of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. Photo: © 2010 Steve Dunleavy What happens to California’s San Joaquin River after it flows from its high altitude headwaters in the Sierra Nevada toward the San Francisco Bay? In June a CNN journalist, who had never kayaked in a river before, set out on a 400 mile journey to find out. Why? Because in April the nonprofit American Rivers named the San Joaquin the #1 endangered river in the United States. The group is concerned that “outdated water management and…
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum explores legacy of Pond Farm in special exhibit

    christine
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    View of interior of Pond Farm barn/studio. Photograph: Anthony Veerkamp. Courtesy National Trust for Historic Preservation. Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism. On view April 24–October 6, 2014. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Last year in February I wrote a story for BayNature.org on a significant but little known historical site tucked away in the rolling hills above the Russian River Valley in what is now Austin Creek State Recreation Area – a California state park. Here a French Jewish woman by the name of Marguerite Wildenhain became one of the most…
  • Yosemite became world’s first nationally protected park 150 years ago

    christine
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Valley of the Yosemite, Painting by Albert Bierstadt, 1864 Monday, June 30, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary of the federal land grant that dedicated 39,000 acres of the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees and Yosemite Valley to the state of California for protection in perpetuity. The legislation protecting these lands in the Sierra Nevada symbolized the first time a federal government set aside lands solely for preservation for the people. The 19th century artist Albert Bierstadt first visited the glacier-carved Yosemite Valley in 1863 to sketch the cliffs, domes and waterfalls of one of…
  • Celebrating projects to study and protect wildlife in the Bay Area

    christine
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Bouverie Preserve in Sonoma Valley is part of the Sonoma Land Trust’s Wildlife Corridor Study In a post to celebrate Earth Day today, Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, points out that the United States has many “firsts in conservation:” “We were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. “ To follow her lead, I am dedicating this post to honor…
 
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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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    Articles

  • Universities Are Buying Renewable Energy

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Universities matter because they are educating the future leaders, and . . . members of our society. Integrating energy efficiency and renewables into a school’s culture, . . . exposes each wave of students to more efficient and sustainable processes, . . . systems and behaviors. That’s social change. That’s legacy. That’s scale. 11-26-2014 Source:  Universities Are Buying Renewable Energy
  • Doi Auctions Offshore Massachusetts For Wind

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered, . . . for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, . . . competitive lease sale. “This sale will triple the amount of federal offshore acreage available, . . . for commercial-scale wind energy projects, . . . bringing Massachusetts to the forefront of our nation’s new energy frontier.” The area being offered could support between, . . . 4 and 5 gigawatts of commercial wind generation, . . . enough electricity to power over 1.4 million homes. 11-26-2014 Source:  DOI auctions Offshore Massachusetts for Wind
  • Usa's 1St "plug-N-Play" Pv Roof

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), . . . funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initative, . . . the Plug and Play System will dramatically help reduce, . . . the total installed costs of solar electricity by 2020, . . . from $4.00 per Watt installed to $1.50/Watt.” The Plug and Play system is centered on ease of use and installation. . . . “Once commercially available, homeowners will be able to: . . . . . . go to their local building supply stores, . . . . . . purchase the PV systems, and . . . . . . install them in less than 10 hours, . . . . . . as…
  • 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
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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

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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.  
  • Hat head no more: Simple fixes to keep hairstyles happy

    svartan
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hat head: it's one of those style afflictions that seems inevitable, but isn't. With a little planning and a quick check of your hairstyle, you can wear hats in the winter and keep your hair looking great. Here are the rules for avoiding hat head without avoiding hats.   
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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

  • Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space

    Guest
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Egmont National Park in New Zealand. Photo Courtesy NASA A new book released recently highlights how the view from space with Earth-orbiting sensors is being used to protect some of the world’s most interesting, changing, and threatened places. From space, Egmont National Park in New Zealand shows the benefits and limitations of protected areas. In this Landsat 8 image acquired on July 3, 2014, the park, with Mt. Taranaki at its center, was established in 1900. This isolated island of protected forest (dark green areas) is surrounded by once-forested pasturelands (light and brown green).
  • EPA Proposes Smog Standards to Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution

    Guest
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    By EPA WASHINGTON– Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, or smog, EPA is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) to better protect Americans’ health and the environment, while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the standards every five years by following a set of open, transparent steps and considering the advice of a panel of independent experts. EPA last updated these standards in 2008, setting them at 75 ppb.
  • Clean Drinking Water Should Be a Human Right

    Guest
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    By David Suzuki Canada is among the world’s wealthiest nations, but our wealth is not equitably distributed. Many communities, particularly northern and Aboriginal, suffer from poor access to healthy and affordable food, clean water, proper housing and other necessary infrastructure. An ironic example of this disparity is at Shoal Lake, about two hours east of Winnipeg. There, two First Nations, Shoal Lake 39 and 40, are next to the City of Winnipeg’s main drinking-water supply, but Shoal Lake 40 has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. Groundwater makes up 98 percent of the…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Celebrating Gratefulness

    kristen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    This Thanksgiving holiday I am feeling so grateful for all of my supporters. I truly want to thank you for your loyal support. I would not be able to do the work that I love without you! To express my gratitude to all of you I am having a 3 day Celebrating Gratefulness Sale. For the next 3 days get 25% OFF your purchase while shopping at my Etsy Store. Simply use the coupon code:  GRATEFUL And if you order on BLACK FRIDAY, you will also receive a FREE pair of Earrings (retail value of $30). So get your holiday gift-giving off to a great start this year with this huge savings opportunity.
  • 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…
 
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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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    Joyfully Green

  • Joyful Reads for the Weekend, Vol. 38: Thankfulness, Giving, and a Really Great Obituary

    Joy @ JoyfullyGreen.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Well, I'm feeling quite thankful--and just plain full!--so I want to get right to this weekend's joyful reads. They're an inspiring bunch, I must say. They've all given me some delicious food for thought about gratitude, the holidays, and love. From Tricia at Little Eco Footprints: 'Tis the Season to be Creative (because I absolutely love her reasoning for giving just two Christmas gifts to her daughter). From Carlynn at jjbegonia: So I Found This Quote... (because sometimes, you just have to look at your "problems" from a different angle). From Carol at…
  • 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…
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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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  • 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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  • What are Top 25 Environmental Concerns?

    Rinkesh
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Environmental Concerns Our Mother Earth is currently facing lot of environmental concerns. The environmental problems like global warming, acid rain, air pollution, urban sprawl, waste disposal, ozone layer depletion, water pollution, climate change and many more affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Over the last few decades, the exploitation of our planet and degradation of our environment have  gone up at an alarming rate. As our actions have been not in favor of protecting this planet, we have seen natural disasters striking us more often in the form of flash floods,…
  • 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…
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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to arrange a visit for raising environmental awareness?

    Mimuba
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    With verbal or written communication one can be convinced on any topic of environment. One can be informed what are the benefits of going green? How a clean environment brings a lot of improvement in social life of people. How a factory violates environmental law. But one can be more made aware by offering him… Read More »The post How to arrange a visit for raising environmental awareness? appeared first on 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.
 
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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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  • 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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  • Eating Healthfully on a Student Budget

    Emelie
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    By Emelie Sandström: On a daily basis, I will see/hear/read about people who think eating organic food is way too expensive. So theyʼll go for the quick, easy option of a frozen meal or something similar. Whether a student or anyone else on a limited budget, eating organic and healthfully can seem like a really ...
  • Gratefulness

    Green Mom
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    I almost forgot it’s Thanksgiving today since we now live so far away from all Thanksgiving festivities. But talking to friends and hearing them plan for this holiday made me think about gratefulness. I think it’s one thing that we tend to forget about and maybe won’t take the time to check in what we’re ...
  • Australian Flash Mob Stick Heads in Sand To Protest Country’s Stand on Global Warming

    Green Mom
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    By Fredrica Syren: Lately I feel so frustrated about how world leaders just won’t take global warming and its threat against us seriously. I guess I’m not alone because in Australia last week, 400 protesters — parents with kids, people in suits — stuck their heads in the sand on the famous Bondi Beach. They ...
  • 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. ...
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  • #TOP10 – TOP 10 BLACK FRIDAY DEALS 2014

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Happy Holidays Everybody. It’s Black Friday Deals For 2014.  And i will be featuring the top 10 best Energy & Environment  related deals for black Friday which are listed down below. You will be getting a lot of discount and free shipping ,So make sure you don’t miss this deals out. 1- ALLPOWERS™ 16W Solar Panel Charger See larger image (Black Friday)ALLPOWERS™ 16W Solar Panel Charger with PowersIQ™ Fast Charging Technology External Power Pack 2A Dual USB Portable Charger Backup for Iphone 6 Plus 5s 5c 5 4s 4, Ipad Air Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, HTC…
  • 4 Lessons To Teach Your kids on How To Be Eco Friendly

    Heather Roberts
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    4 Lessons To Teach Your kids on How To Be Eco Friendly.  In a world where sustainability and renewable energy are becoming more and more popular as words, people must make sure they fully understand the importance of preserving the environment and doing everything in their power to prevent harm to it. What is more, the young should be taught and educated about these issues, as they are the future generation that will suffer from unsolved problems and benefit from solutions. Kids can be amazing listeners and they can be taught very essential lessons on the important issue at hand –…
  • 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…
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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

  • Reviews to Choose A Best Room Humidifier 2014 – 2015

    Brian
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    What is the Best Room Humidifier for 2014 – 2015? Why Do We Need Room Humidifiers? Except for working time, most people spend more than 90% of their time staying in rooms. So if there are some evident signs of dryness in your room, such as clapped lips, sore throats, dry skins, and cracking furniture, it may be the time to get a room humidifier. If you are not sure whether a room humidifier is really needed, you can use… Continue Reading ›› The post Reviews to Choose A Best Room Humidifier 2014 – 2015 appeared first on 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…
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