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The United Municipalities of America

As we’ve mentioned before, there’s a growing trend for municipal authorities taking matters in the own hands when it comes to the environment. And why not? When their own governments get it wrong or take too long to implement innovative new measures, it’s local government that misses out on the […]

Nutritional Breakdown: Vanilla Frappuccino

The frappuccino gets a major health revamp. While it is high in calories, sodium, and cholesterol, it’s really the sugar content that blows one of Starbucks’s beloved beverages out of the water. Starbucks’s Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Smoothie contains 310 calories per 16-ounce serving, in addition to 3 grams of […]

Need an Eco House? We Deliver the Nuts and Bolts

Look into the future of custom housing: steel frames and insulated panels delivered to your lot for quick, on-site assembly. That’s what’s being done at Eco Steel, a firm of architectural visionaries that connects with other forward-thinking industry partners to deliver these dwellings to homeowners and businesses. Instead of fully […]

Eco Window Film Is a Glass Act for Conserving Energy

Window tints are optical grade polyester sheeting with colored dye and/or metal particles embedded into its surface. For years, homeowners have applied the film to their glass to add privacy and security to bare windows in a modern setting, and to keep expensive furnishings from fading. But as our energy […]

Does Energy Grow on Trees? You Bet.

A million years ago when I was young, photosynthesis was one of the first “big words” I learned. And, unlike antidisestablishmentarianism, I even knew what it meant. Sorta. It was the way plants ate, right? How they turned sunlight and water into, uh, plant food? Yeah. I knew it was […]

Eco Links to Green Your Week

First up – free stuff! We’ve rhapsodized about the joys of Freecycle before, and no doubt we’ll do so again – it’s that good. But it’s also an opportunity for people to offload the craziest possessions – take these 18 items at The Daily Green. Sustainable power is the way […]

‘Green Coal’ Company LoraxAg Names Itself After Seuss Character

First there was “clean coal”, now there’s “green coal” – though neither would gain the approval of the Lorax. But that hasn’t stopped a Massachusetts coal startup from calling themselves “LoraxAg“, after the beloved Dr. Seuss character. The coal-gasification company plans to make farm fertilizer from high-sulfur coal, which currently […]

Burning Bananas for Fuel

I can’t say I’ve ever given much thought to the humble banana skin. Once I peel the banana, the skin is simply thrown into the compost. But work currently being done by scientists at The University of Nottingham has opened my eyes to the fact that it has the potential […]

A Light Workout

Some of my best friends enjoy going to the gym. They say they get a charge out of a good workout, a buzz from a good schvitz. I have to admit, though, I never was much of a gym rat. I mean, take a walk or ride a bike and […]

EcoMeme: Facebook Under Fire for Coal Powered Data Center

Facebook is the second largest website in the US and the default social network of many environmental activists, where they (ok, we) go to develop supportive networks, raise awareness and funds for good causes. It’s also a platform for some excellent, environmental-fundraising games like Lil’ Green Patch (acquired by social […]

China Builds Bus That Drives Over Cars: Be Very Afraid

Not from the Hill or the Street this time, but I just had to bring this up… China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer. That’s staggering and all the more terrifying, knowing the rate and capacity at which industry […]

How Your Internet Searches Can Fund Forests

Like many of us, I rely on the computer and internet for work and, increasingly, for pleasure. Switching it off is not really an option. Yet, I am also concerned by the fact that the IT industry is a growing contributor to the world’s greenhouse emissions. I am trying to […]

Civil Disobedience in the Subdivision: Project Laundry List

Fighting for a hybrid in every garage is cake compared to the battle to allow an outdoor clothesline in every yard. Still,  advocacy groups like Project Laundry List are urging a return to the days before newfangled cleaning machines drained our electric bills and resources – a time when nobody […]

5 Energy-Hungry Products We Should Ditch

They’re convenient, cheap and widely perceived as necessary, but products such as frozen meals and bottled water can leave you cold when you think of the waste. We are spending way too much manufacturing products we either don’t need or shouldn’t buy, because of the damage they do or the […]

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Exxon CEO Joins Hydraulic Fracturing Lawsuit, But Not Why You Think

Apparently everything really is bigger in Texas, even the hypocrites: The head of the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S. is suing to keep hydraulic fracturing (fracking) out of his own backyard. When we imagine anti-hydraulic fracturing activists, a well-suited executive from the fossil fuel industry almost never enters […]

8 Impressive Solar Energy Fields Around the World

Sexy solar energy fields from around the world. The need for smart energy is high on the list of global priorities–up there with water and our waste issues. Pumping fossil fuel has gone on for far too long. Around the world, countries are addressing the need for alternative energy sources, […]

The Dirt on Clean Coal: Looking Beyond the Alternative Fuel Hype

We’re all eager to find a viable solution to reduce greenhouse emissions without ruining the economy, but coal probably ain’t it right now. Clean coal is nothing but “a joke,” according to Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. And the reasons to believe him are compelling, turning ex-coal hopefuls like […]

Vampire Servers: The Energy Cost Of Business As Usual

Your online shopping is costing more than you think. Every year, more and more companies are shifting their business-critical systems and data online, into what has been nicknamed “the cloud” – and we’re just beginning to understand the real-world cost of doing that.

What’s Worse For the Environment: Lattes or Facebook?

Time vs. energy waster.  Coffee and environment are inextricably linked, but to put your caffeine addiction into perspective, consider: one latte releases about the same amount of CO2 emissions as using Facebook for an entire year. In 2011, Facebook says its “data centers and operations used 532 million kilowatt hours […]

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