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Is there such a thing as green power? 16° (11 replies)

In reality there is no such thing as 'green' electricity if you get your electricity out of the national grid. I work with a very cool company called Powershop.co.nz, New Zealand's (and the world's for that matter) first online electricity shop. Their ambition is to be New Zealand's smartest power ...

Started by Anna C. in November 2009, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Soil, organics, and Co2 14° (9 replies)

Soil is one of our most precious resources and along with many others we are treating like dirt. * The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate. * The economic ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Food, Organic, Pollution

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Dishwasher, good or bad? 7° (7 replies)

In many eco books I have read that using your dishwasher for full loads is more efficient than washing by hand on a water use ratio. I support green energy by purchasing Green Mountain Energy, and would like to get some opinions from others as whats right. Feed me back!

Started by Trevor C. in January 2009, about Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Climate Change education 4° (4 replies)

Please see the film that I'm working on - I'd really really like some feedback and opinions about the film so far - it's in Spanish and English at the moment. http://odyssey2050.blogspot.com/p/contact-odyssey-2050.html and youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjFG-v82Sew

Started by Benjamin W. in February 2012, about Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling

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Solar Solutions 3° (3 replies)

Hey everyone, my family and I are trying to raise support for an environmental campaign we have. In short it is to reduce pollution and carbon emissions that are ruining our environment and the air everyone is breathing. I'm sure most of you already know a bit about it... But ...

Started by David S. in January 2012, about Air Quality, Clean Technologies, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 3° (3 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 3° (3 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Electric transportation in Bermuda, and elsewhere. 3° (3 replies)

I test drove an EVT 4000e electric motorbike a few days ago. It handles and accelerates just like a fossil fuel powered bike but quietly without any exhaust. The lithium battery pack will go for nearly 100 miles and costs about $1 to charge. Clearly widespread adoption of electric vehicles ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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Pool Chlorine and How it Harms You and the Environment. 3° (3 replies)

Chlorine is a very harmful substance; It can give you itchy eyes, dry skin, dry/green hair, and it can trigger asthma attacks which are more dangerous in a pool. Along with the physical effects of chlorine there are also environmental effects, when the sun is shining, chlorine evaporates into the ...

Started by David D. in December 2010, about Emissions

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Can/will China agree to limit greenhouse gasses? 3° (3 replies)

They are building coal at an alarming rate. They are now the second largest economy in the world and will only continue to grow. The Chinese government had said that it also deserves to have the same growth that we had during the industrial revolution, which was done on the ...

Started by Bobby Cotter in November 2010, about Emissions

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