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Panel Says Global Warming Risks Sudden, Deep Ch...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 4 months ago
"Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life... More>>>
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Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Bui...

(http://webecoist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These ‘living walls’ increase interior humidity, purify the air and provide a much-needed touch of nature in spare, angular urban spaces li... More>>>
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Skyscraper Retrofits for Power and Food

(http://ecoble.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Clearly we can’t very well tear down all of the world’s old skyscrapers for not being environmentally friendly - that kind of approach would itself be (ironic and) wasteful. At the same time, many of these buildings are projected to last for decad... More>>>
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The Inlet-Outlet: Harnessing Energy from Everyd...

(http://www.core77.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Nearly every room in our homes and offices has at least one electrical outlet from which we draw power for our gadgets and appliances. What if each of those outlets had an accompanying electrical "inlet" so that we not only drew power fr... More>>>
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California farms, vineyards in peril from warming

(http://www.latimes.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday. More>>>
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Solar Physics Spacecraft Launched by Russia

(http://www.space.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
The Coronas Photon spacecraft will spend the next three years circling Earth with a suite of instruments designed to measure energetic particles produced by solar flares, the solar atmosphere, and solar activity's relationship with magnetic storms... More>>>
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San Francisco to Get Bike-Sharing Pilot Program...

(http://www.treehugger.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
While visiting Paris, a city with a quite successful bike-sharing program, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced that his city would get a bike-sharing pilot program in 2009. More>>>
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Largest Solar Program in US to Kick Start Green...

(http://www.treehugger.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is spearheading a plan to expand citywide solar production and create jobs. Weak article. Great project. More>>>
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Is Global Warming a good thing? forstalling ons...

(http://smarteconomy.typepad.com) - scanned by: smarteconomy over 5 years ago
Ask any person on the street and they will likely tell you that CO2 and global warming is a bad thing that needs urgent attention and mitigation. The second conventional wisdom is that the invention of the steam engine and the advent of the coal-f... More>>>
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Climate Protests Escalate Worldwide

(http://www.worldwatch.org) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
Climate activists worldwide are raising the stakes, with many turning to civil disobedience to make their voices heard. Actions in recent months have ranged from chaining themselves to coal conveyor belts in Sydney, to forming port blockades in th... More>>>
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Eating carbon - Greenhouse gases

(http://www.enn.com) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Messrs Kelemen and Matter have proposed to pump gas from places where it is produced and into underground strata of peridotite. The team has shown that the Omani peridotite absorbs tens of thousa... More>>>
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US, Vietnam to cooperate on climate change

(http://www.iht.com) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
This is a worthwhile pursuit, not just in affecting US policy on climate change. But also taking lessons from threats to the Mekong Delta, to build a resilient Mississippi Delta and offer a better post-Katrina response in future. More>>>
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