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Electric Cars and the Kindness of Strangers Electric Cars and the Kindness of Strangers
[ Mar 28, 2011 - Share ]
As if we don't have enough phobias already, now there is range anxiety, a malady brought on by the electric car. But it's okay; there is a cure, or rather an app for that.
Uncertain Future for Joshua Trees in US Southwest Projected With Climate Change Uncertain Future for Joshua Trees in US Southwest Projected With Climate Change
[ Mar 28, 2011 - Share ]
Temperature increases resulting from climate change in the Southwest will likely eliminate Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range in 60 to 90 years, according to a new study led by U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Ken Cole
Maine Town Passes Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty Maine Town Passes Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty
[ Mar 28, 2011 - Share ]
The town of Sedgwick, Maine, population 1,012 (according to the 2000 census), has become the first town in the United States to pass a Food Sovereignty ordinance. In doing so, the town declared their right to produce and sell local foods of their choosing, without the oversight of State or federal regulation
How Nuclear Power s  Peaceful Atom  Became a Serial Killer | Environment | AlterNet How Nuclear Power s Peaceful Atom Became a Serial Killer | Environment | AlterNet
[ Mar 26, 2011 - Share ]
The nuclear industry is a snake-oil culture of habitual misrepresentation, pervasive wishful thinking, deep denial, and occasional outright deception.
Google HQ Installs First Wireless Electric Car Charger Google HQ Installs First Wireless Electric Car Charger
[ Mar 26, 2011 - Share ]
The system is the first to offer consumers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of hands-free, automatic technology
New problems at Japanese nuclear plant New problems at Japanese nuclear plant
[ Mar 26, 2011 - Share ]
Highly radioactive water has been found at a second reactor at a crippled nuclear power station in Japan, the plant's operator said, as fears of contamination escalated two weeks after a huge earthquake and tsunami battered the complex.
Photos: penguins devastated by oil spill Photos: penguins devastated by oil spill
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
Disturbing photos show northern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) hit hard by an oil spill from a wrecked cargo ship on Nightingale Island in the Southern Atlantic. Already listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, the oil spill threatens nearly half of the northern rockhopper population according to BirdLife International. Already conservation workers say 'hundreds' of penguins have been oiled
Green Roofs Take Root in North America Green Roofs Take Root in North America
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
Some 21,000 succulents call the roof of New York City's Con Edison's three-story Learning Center in Long Island City, Queens. The facility - some pales in comparison to the 2.5 living roof atop the Postal service facility in mid-town Manhattan. Meanwhile Chicago, the city that plays host to more green roofs than any other US City, added some 600,000 square feet of green roofs last year bringing their total coverage to a whopping 7 million square feet according to a December Yale Environment 360 article. The city of Toronto even went so far as to mandate that new buildings above a certain size will have to cover at least 60% of their roofs with vegetation
Contamination from Japan s nuclear disaster shows up in food and water Contamination from Japan s nuclear disaster shows up in food and water
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
Authorities across Asia stepped up checks this week on Japanese imports after radioactive contaminants showed up in food and water in quake-stricken Japan following blasts at a nuclear plant last week
EPA and Boilers EPA and Boilers
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
On March 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed long-anticipated limits on power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants (“HAPs”�) under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”�). Along with recent emissions standards for industrial and commercial boilers and a new proposal for power plant GHG controls due out in July, EPA is undertaking a series of major CAA rule makings
Sustainable Development v. Historic Preservation Sustainable Development v. Historic Preservation
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
As the "green movement" in America progresses, many devotees of architecture and preservation are envisioning tall glass buildings made of copper, stone, or other materials that will save the environment or our wallets. However, one inevitably wonders why we are building new "green" structures when we could just use the ones we already have. Reusing an old water bottle instead of buying a new one is a great idea. Why not reuse the old building instead of building a new one
EPA Works with NJ rsquo;s Kean University to Enhance Sustainability EPA Works with NJ rsquo;s Kean University to Enhance Sustainability
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
New Jersey's universities have been making significant strides to become greener facilities, and Kean University (Kean) prides itself on being at the forefront of that effort. Kean has signed an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance sustainable environmental practices at the school. As part of the agreement, Kean has pledged to reduce energy, water, and fuel usage. They will also increase recycling on campus, and use more environmentally-friendly landscaping practices
India must learn from Fukushima nuclear meltdown India must learn from Fukushima nuclear meltdown
[ Mar 23, 2011 - Share ]
Four of the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan seem to be steadily moving towards progressive core melting
Global Pollution and Prevention News:  News at the North Pole Ozone Layer Global Pollution and Prevention News: News at the North Pole Ozone Layer
[ Mar 17, 2011 - Share ]
Unusually low temperatures in the Arctic ozone layer have recently initiated massive ozone depletion. The Arctic appears to be heading for a record loss of this trace gas that protects the Earth's surface against ultraviolet radiation from the sun. This result has been found by measurements carried out by an international network of over 30 ozone sounding stations spread all over the Arctic and Subarctic and coordinated by the Potsdam Research Unit of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association in Germany
Alternative Energy and Fuel News:  Earthquakes Change the Earth Alternative Energy and Fuel News: Earthquakes Change the Earth
[ Mar 17, 2011 - Share ]
The March 11, magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan may have shortened the length of each Earth day and shifted its axis. Using a United States Geological Survey estimate for how the fault responsible for the earthquake slipped, research scientist Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., applied a complex model to perform a preliminary theoretical calculation of how the Japan earthquake-the fifth largest since 1900-affected Earth's rotation
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