Posts Tagged "global warming"

Orbital satellite includes tiny digester

To follow up on what must be the most exciting topic to grace these electronic pages, the final frontier of anaerobic digesters is, of course, space. Only slightly different from the technology that powers all of our dairy projects, a new experiment by Florida Institute of Technology researchers will test whether a particular strain of bacteria that can convert human… read more →

Recovery Act creating a new energy economy

It may not be the most popular term to throw around these days, but the $787 billion stimulus package passed in the early days of the Obama administration is still handing out dollars, and has the potential to transform how we use and store energy in this country. Two-thirds of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was devoted to avoiding a… read more →

Bringing balance to online shopping

Online shopping is a great option for making quick, easy purchases that are shipped right to your door. However, shipping your items across the country can carry a heavy burden on the environment (yes, pun intended). Which is why we are thrilled to announce a new carbon balanced shipping partnership with jasmere.com, an online site that features a "daily offer"… read more →

EPA rejects attempts to reconsider endangerment finding

The EPA recently responded to 10 petitions challenging the historic Endangerment Finding that linked increases in the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases with a decline in human welfare. The petitioners challenging the Finding - mostly conservative groups including the Ohio Coal Association, the Southeastern Legal Foundation and the State of Texas - argued that the EPA should reconsider based on… read more →

Heat seeking camera used to assess home energy use

The quality of your home's insulation can be hard to assess without tearing into walls or poking a hole in the roof to see what's underneath. But a group of municipalities in Belgium have taken a creative approach to helping people learn about their roof insulation: they hired an airplane-mounted thermal imaging camera to photograph neighborhoods over a four-night period… read more →

Media thinks scientists hype dangers of climate change

Spiegel Online recently published a narrative of the politicization of climate science over time, from James Hansen's 1988 Congressional testimony all the way to last year's "Climategate." The abbreviated story goes like this: scientists in the 1980's first discovered and proved the link between a warming planet and human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. The politicization began when Hansen, in his Congressional… read more →

“Science” writer John Tierney hates kittens

I occasionally find John Tierney's contrarian column in the Science section of the New York Times enlightening, but invariably when he writes about climate change I want to punch a hole through the wall. His latest column has to do with supposed doomsayers calling for expensive reductions in GDP to combat climate change. The gist is that doomsayers have always… read more →

A history of global warming

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the 6th annual Poe Symposium at Cal State University - Channel Islands in Camarillo, CA. The symposium brought together a impressive line up of experts who discussed climate change from the perspective of policy, history, science and business. Because CSUCI is such a cutting edge campus they recorded the whole event and… read more →

Bursting in Bhutan

I’m going to bet you’ve never heard of a GLOF. I hadn’t, until last week, when I was introduced to the idea of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods, a direct impact of climate change in the Himalayas, and specifically in the tiny kingdom of Bhutan. If you’ve heard of Bhutan, it’s probably because the country measures the health of its society… read more →