Archive for October, 2008
Climate change at the poles is man-made - “…the first time scientists have been able to prove the link between the temperature changes in both polar regions are down to human activity… “
October 6th through October 29th:
A greener umbrella drying device - Core77 - Annon's cool umbrella-drying device, on the other hand, requires no electricity and generates no waste;
Toogle Many Googlers: Google waffling ahead on monster office building - Google spokespeople are telling reporters that plans are on hold.
Financial Aspect of Google’s Environmental Goals Grows - [...]
Car manufacturers are being encouraged to participate in a £10m scheme to make motoring greener and create thousands of jobs. Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, has today invited car manufacturers to bid to take part in an initiative to run electric car and ultra-low carbon vehicle demonstration projects, overseen by the Technology Strategy Board. While [...]
Intel is top the EPA’s Green Power ranking for Fortune 500 companies (via zdnet).
Greenwash - New column in the Guardian that exposes greenwashing practices by organizations. “It is a deceptive use of green PR or green marketing”
Top ten eco-friendly cars via The Daily Telegraph (UK)
Drax Group, the owner of Britain’s most carbon-intensive power station, is turning green with a £2bn plan to build the country’s first large-scale biomass plants which burn plant-based materials. Bio-mass power plants generate electricity by burning a range of fuels including energy crops, wood chips and other material from renewable sources, the company said. One [...]
Owners of Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio olive oil farmplan on cutting carbon emissions by 100% in just a year. As TreeHugger reports there’s probably a few other small farms around the world who’ve managed to accomplish this, but just not publicized it yet. Nevertheless, this all seems very interesting:
They’ve installed a solar powered battery charging [...]
The global carbon market is on pace to grow more than 80 percent this year to $116 billion, according to the clean-technology research and analytics firm New Energy Finance. The burgeoning market — which hinges on the buying and selling of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions — grew almost 36 percent, from $64 [...]
A NASA/university team has published the first global satellite maps of the key greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s mid-troposphere, an area about 8 kilometers, or 5 miles, above Earth. The team’s study reveals new information on how carbon dioxide, which directly contributes to climate change, is distributed in Earth’s [...]