Global Warming

Swiss Teacher Inspires Zero Emissions Race

August 16, 2010 / No Comments

Louis Palmer is a Swiss teacher with a special mission. He has inspired the Zero Emissions Race, after people witnessed him taking the solar car that he built around the world. Palmer’s trip was to highlight the power and potential that solar energy harnessing could bring to our experience.

“Global Warming” and “Climate Change” Most Popular Terms of the Last Decade

December 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

The public attention for the Earth's problems has been on the rise for the last few years, and that's definitely a good thing - and according to the Global Language Monitor, based in Austin, Texas, the two most popular phrases of the last decade were "global warming" and "climate change".

World’s First Green Search Engine Now Running Tree-Planting E-Mail

December 9, 2009 / No Comments

Treehoo, the first search engine to be introduced with a "green" title, has been running for only a year, but it's already building massive popularity with Internet users - and not just the nature-concerned ones. And now, the company has launched another initiative aimed at improving the world's nature conditions - half of the profit the company makes from its ...

Kilimanjaro’s Melting Snow Shows a Drastic Picture of Global Warming

November 3, 2009 / No Comments

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak, and used to be covered in snow throughout the year despite its proximity to the equator. The ill-effects of global warming however, have put up a drastic picture of the mountain, whose slopes went ice-free this year; probably for the first time in 12,000 years.

350 International Day of Climate Action

October 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

On Saturday, October 24, people in 181 countries are coming together for what many are describing as the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history.They're gathering to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. Specifically, the web-based campaign called "350.org" is calling on people from around the world to organize an action that in ...

Harnessing Her Power – Part 2

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

If you remember in Part 1, I set the table and server up the hors d'oeuvres, appetizer plates, and salads of harnessing Herricanes (If you don’t remember, STOP!  Go back and read Part 1 before continuing).  Now I will serve up heaps of real meat and continue the anger management presentation.

Indian Minister Backs Unconditional CO2 Cuts for the Country

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

India currently is the fourth largest emitter of carbon in the world, and has so far resisted any binding emission targets under an international agreement. India, and the Group of 77 developing nations have been opposing such binding targets unless they come tied with financial and technological support from developed nations which have so far led in carbon emissions.

Harnessing Her Power – Part 1

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

Kathryn Siranosian published a blog entry about Hurricane Rick and she got me to thinking.  While I believe it should be named Himmicane Rick and that has nothing to do with this article, hurricanes could be good for the energy business.

GrassRoots Recycling Network Hosts Third National Recycling and Zero Waste Conference

October 14, 2009 / 3 Comments

Here's a statistic that I bet will surprise you: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that for every one barrel of residential trash, 71 more were created before the products that produced that waste reached consumer households. What's more, a new report from the EPA shows that ordinary consumer products and packaging account for 44% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Can you imagine ...

Nippon Airways Wants You to Use the Toilet Before Flight, Stays Green

October 8, 2009 / No Comments

I can see it now.  I wait in the airport security line, carrying my shoes, and then having to discard my $5 bottle of water I had purchased in that same airport because it was opened.  Then I go through the full body scan which can count the hairs on my butt (163 hairs last time) and 5,784 hairs… oh, ...