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By Janet Larsen Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the Philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had gusts reaching 235 miles per hour and a storm surge swelling as high as 20 feet, so the destruction it left […]
The idea of the electric car is simple enough: replacing a gasoline combustion engine with an electric motor which drives transmission. Most make use of a battery, which is charged up overnight by a connection to a household socket. Just drive home, and plug in. So, with no engine burning up fuel, the electric car becomes a zero-emission car, doesn’t it? Unfortunately no.
The incentives to go solar at home are better than ever. Government guarantee schemes and increasing electricity bills, combined with dwindling fossil fuel resources and the dire need for solutions to climate change make solar panels a compelling solution for the eco and budget conscious homeowner. So what is solar power anyway? Solar power uses […]
[social_buttons] When thinking about “carbon footprints” it helps to have real numbers to put things in perspective. The EPA estimates that for the US, agriculture represents about 8% of total human-related greenhouse gas emissions. The following is a list with a little of the detail of what makes up the footprint of an acre of […]
In a previous post, I listed five of the best things I think you can do in order to live a sustainable lifestyle. Now, here is the top five list. #5: Leave the Plastic Plastic probably has not shown us it’s true face yet. We think it’s convenient, useful for many things, and cheap. But […]
[social_buttons] My earlier blog about greenhouse gas emissions from composting generated a lot of good discussion so I am writing to respond. Yes, composting is certainly better than some outcomes like food scraps going into a garbage dump which does not do anything to capture the methane Yes, an anaerobic digester would be a very […]
Composting is a really green thing to do, right? I’ve always thought so since my Grandfather taught me to do it in the early sixties. Large-scale composting is getting to be quite the rage. The City of San Francisco attracted a great deal of attention with it’s mandatory food scrap recycling program and lots of local […]
In a previous post, I discussed the clear relationship between Christianity and the environment that is expressed throughout the Bible. Here are some more thoughts, including slightly more controversial ones. Environmental stewardship and care for all the creatures of the Earth is especially mandated throughout Genesis. This portion of the Bible expresses that God wants […]
If you’ve followed the debate over climate change even a little, you likely know the main causes of global warming: concentrations of greenhouse gases build up in the Earth’s atmosphere, and create a “greenhouse,” or warming effect. You’re likely also aware that evidence of past warming periods has fueled the argument that natural causes are […]
With Congress deep in debate over legislation aimed at the prevention of global warming, and skeptics ramping up their rhetoric, it seemed like a good time to take a step back to some basics — more accurate information is critical here. Step one in figuring in out how we can help in the battle against […]
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Friday, April 17, at SolveClimate. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that she has determined that greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public health and welfare. The next step is a 60-day comment period, but once that endangerment finding becomes official, it will mark a […]
Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, mothers are fond of saying, but idling engines are being targeted as a worse offender. Mom meant that if you’re not busy doing something constructive, bad things were bound to follow. That’s also the rationale behind NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest law aimed at making the city more eco […]