Tag: greenhouse gas

Climate Week: Who Controls the Earth?

Written by | September 23rd, 2009

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Climate Week is here — a series of meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York among world leaders to discuss at the highest levels of government how to make progress toward a global climate change solution. But what does Climate Week — and all the negotiations through Copenhagen and beyond — really mean? […]

New Energy Production and Nature: What Will the Impacts Be?

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2009

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Darn! We came so close to a positive five-for-five green links in today’s Coolness — but we saved the downer for last. So considerate of us! Have a great weekend, everybody! The world’s first real-time carbon counter is now live in Manhattan (see video above) — claiming to tally the metric tons of greenhouse gases […]

Energy Conservation Can’t Reduce Energy Sprawl Completely

Written by | April 24th, 2009

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Chrissy Schwinn’s recent post called me to task for not talking enough in my first post about the role of personal energy conservation in reducing the amount of land impacted by new energy development. There is a tradeoff: Renewable energy generation, so crucial to meeting the goal of preventing catastrophic climate changes, takes more space […]

Taking Energy Production to the Woodshed

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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When discussing renewable energy, you’re likely to hear a lot about wind, solar, geothermal and even hydropower. Heck, you’re likely to see the conversation turn to nuclear power (not renewable, by the way) before anyone mentions one of our oldest and humblest renewable sources of energy – wood. But the good old American log – […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2009

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Wine, design, and dressing too fine (for conservation)…it’s all part of today’s green news you must get caught up on: Heavy on the Palate, With Notes of Pretentiousness and Irresponsibility: Wine and liquor bottles are getting heavier instead of lighter, reports Green Inc., in an effort to impress consumers with a metaphor of their tasteful […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2009

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China is today’s glimmer of green hope — yes, China — on Cool Green Morning. Here are the five links you MUST click on today to stay au courant en verde: Glug Glug Glug: Florida, Louisiana, Texas and North Carolina’s coasts are among the most vulnerable in the United States to sea-level rise (a widely […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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You can now volunteer to monitor the effects of climate change on plants in your backyard. Or you can also cut down forests illegally in Sumatra and get eaten by a tiger. Your call. Find out more about your choices for today — and other weird and interesting green news in (as always) Cool Green […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Feb. 27

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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It’s the end of the week, and of course our thoughts turn to good times, laughter, and flatulence…strictly as a climate-change issue, you understand. Catch the latest on stopping passed gas from going greenhouse — and all the rest of today’s hot green links: Not a Fart Joke: You might have missed this yesterday, but […]

Feeling The Heat: Why Even 2 Degrees C Matters

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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In his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas paints a cataclysmic picture of what might happen if runaway climate change increases the average global temperature by 6 degrees Centigrade: Super hurricanes would cause catastrophic flooding. Explosive gases would bubble up from deep in the oceans and erupt in massive fireballs. […]

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