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Wednesday July 11th 2012

‘Environment’ Archives

Green your Google+ stream with this environment circle

Green your Google+ stream with this environment circle

Supercharge your Google+ stream with prominent environmental activists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, bloggers and people who are all fighting passionately for a better and greener world. This Google+ circle contains 500 people such as the British author and journalist +Mark Lynas, +Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation, and +Brad [...]

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of [...]

Peak Meat: US Meat Consumption Falling

Peak Meat: US Meat Consumption Falling

U.S. meat consumption has peaked. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that meat eating across the country fell from the 2004 high point of 184 pounds (83 kilograms) per person to 171 pounds in 2011. Early estimates for 2012 project a further reduction in American meat eating to 166 pounds, making for a 10 percent drop over the [...]

Don’t Replace Your Furniture – Restore It!

Don’t Replace Your Furniture – Restore It!

It can be difficult to be green in every aspect of life, especially when you want to buy new furniture for your home. The most effective policy is to find a way of not replacing your existing furniture – unless of course, it’s about to fall apart. Instead, think about how you can keep what you have and be happy with it. Wooden furniture may [...]

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

Australia is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. Pro-coal, pro-gas Australian PM Julia Gillard has an appalling record of climate change inaction falsely dressed up as the opposite. The biggest and most outrageous untruth of Gillard Labor is that it is “tackling climate change” for a “clean energy [...]

Thermal Imaging at Home: To Save Your Planet and Money

Thermal Imaging at Home: To Save Your Planet and Money

The innovation of ‘Thermal Imaging’ has impressively changed the pre-learned concepts and theories of people. ‘Thermal Imaging’ with the help of infrared radiations, helps us to notice the density differences and temperature fluctuations in any tangible thing around us. Till today, this method has been generally used to [...]

Actress Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace blocks Shell arctic driller

Actress Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace blocks Shell arctic driller

Earlier this week a group of Greenpeace activists, including the actress Lucy Lawless, scaled an oil drill ship that was due to travel to the Arctic. After spending over 76 hours onboard the ship, Lucy Lawless and the five other activists have now been arrested by the police. The ship was scheduled to travel to the Chukchi Sea off the coast of [...]

Sun Power Solar Discovery Game: The New Age Gaming

Sun Power Solar Discovery Game: The New Age Gaming

Sun Power is the leader in solar power all around the world. Most people fall into the dilemma of whether to buy or not buy a solar system since it is really very costly and pinches one’s pocket. The system requires timely maintenance and the understanding of the system is quite complex. This tedious task is reduced by the introduction [...]

The Great Garbage Bag Trick

The Great Garbage Bag Trick

Plastic is a highly non-biodegradable material, which makes it ironic that the very bags we use to dispose of our trash are made out of it. Plastic items have got to be the easiest things to reuse and recycle, since most of these are containers and bags, but plastic ironically is one of the least-recycled consumer products in the US. In fact, [...]

Are the Rio+20 goals too green-as-usual?

Are the Rio+20 goals too green-as-usual?

Great piece by the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Switchboard blog on efforts afoot in Latin America to step up on green in anticipation of Rio+20, which will be held here in the region this June. The goals and standards being contemplated, however, fall far too short. They’re too green-as-usual. First, the focus is [...]

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