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294 Articles by Leslie Berliant

Carbon Negative Cement

According to the EPA, the cement industry was responsible for 829 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, or approximately 3.4% of global emissions in 2000. Today, that number is reported to be as high as 5%. The cement industry is also a major contributor to industrial process-related emissions and ... keep reading

Written by Leslie Berliant in August 2009, about Architecture, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Pollution (2 comments)

The Wild’s Creeping Killer

The great outdoors is a dangerous place for animals, who often die from hunger, predator attacks, or infections. But cancer can also be a culprit, and human pollution may be making it worse. By Daniel Heimpel at Newsweek  Anoek de Groot / AFP-Getty Images; inset: AP Two healthy Tasmanian devils in ... keep reading

Written by Daniel Heimpel in August 2009, about Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution

More Than 8 Million Smart Meters Installed In US

From GREENandSAVE.com More than eight million smart electric meters have been installed on U.S. homes, according to a new report. Park Associates, an international market research firm, said July 14 that number amounts to more than six percent of all meters for residences, an important step toward the ... keep reading

Written by Vivi Gorman GREENandSAVE.com in August 2009, about Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior

Science stunner: “Clouds Appear to Be Big, Bad Player in Global Warming” — an amplifying feedback (sorry Lindzen and fellow deniers)

This post was created for ClimateProgress.org, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.  Joseph Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. The best evidence is that the climate is now being driven by amplifying feedbacks (see ... keep reading

Written by Joe Romm in August 2009, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Weather

Greenland Shark A Source Of Biofuel For Community

In Uummannaq County on the west coast of Greenland, the Greenland shark is being looked to as an option for powering the community’s energy demand. The Centre for Arctic Technology (ARTEK) of the Technical University of Denmark is investigating whether Greenland sharks can be a useful resource for biogas ... keep reading

Written by Vivi Gorman GREENandSAVE.com in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Water

Top 5 very Strange Ways to Make Renewable Power

by Leslie Berliant for EnergyBoom Someone told me recently that the most important equation in understanding energy is E=MC2. That’s because if we could learn to extract the total amount of energy contained in any particular mass – and in a way more efficient than burning it - we could ... keep reading

Written by Leslie Berliant in July 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Industry & Business

Science Reinforces Human Role as Climate Change Impacts Accelerate

A new report of scientific findings confirms not only that human activity is the primary cause of rising temperatures, but that climate change impacts are accelerating. The compilation of peer-reviewed research includes evidence that melting rates for mountain glaciers around the world doubled between 2004 and 2006, and that more ... keep reading

Written by World Resources Institute in July 2009, about Climate Change, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Green the Capitol

  Ryan Lester is an Advocacy Intern at Campus Progress Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the “Green the Capitol” initiative in 2007 in order to demonstrate that the House was ready to back its talk on green energy with change.  The initiative made plans to make the House carbon-neutral ... keep reading

Written by Ryan Lester in July 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Politics & Government

Time to Pay our Climate Debt

Since industrialised countries are most responsible for global warming, they owe poorer countries a ‘climate debt’. Rich countries need to pay off that debt by helping poorer countries adapt to climate change and by sharing the world's atmospheric space more fairly, says Nick Dearden at Share the World's ... keep reading

Written by Nick Dearden in July 2009, about Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Coal Ash: Town’s Toxic Water Embodies National Challenge

Dirty Legacy Contaminates Groundwater of an Indiana Town by Aaron Jaffe at Circle of Blue Uncovered coal ash roads like this one are a common sight in the Town of Pines. The ash once used as filler material for roads, building projects and dumped in the local landfill, now contaminates ... keep reading

Written by Aaron Jaffe for Circle of Blue in July 2009, about Children and Families, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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