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Entries by Mary Ellen Harte from 05/2012

Climate Change This Week: Ancient Global Warming, Powering Houses With Cars, and More

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

"Honey, the power went off... can you switch on the car?" might be a common future refrain, as people use electric cars to power houses during blackouts -- which will likely increase from more extreme weather under continuing climate change, explains Michael Lemonick at Climate Central.

Tracking an Ancient Treasure

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Science

Imagine a nearly man-sized form, flattened, with tiny, gray eyes; a broad, diamond head; and a wide maw. The noxious-smelling skin is wrinkled, creamy gray to mottled black and ochre. It is prehistoric and lurks only in certain streams in Japan. And we are stalking it.

Climate Change This Week: Repair Café, Forest Crime Syndicates, and More

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

Get greenbacks for going green! The Big Apple (NYC) plans to save residents almost $1 billion annually by modifying zoning laws to allow adoption of rooftop solar and wind, and greener buildings, reports Maria Gallucci at InsideClimate News.

Climate Change This Week: Vanishing Hawaiian Beaches, Mexican Wind Boom and More

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a clean, safe future.

Climate Change This Week: Apocalyptic Tipping Points, Cooperative Windmills, and More

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

In the quintessential land of windmills, modern ones are proving a valuable cash crop to landowner cooperatives, and the resulting energy is powering thousands of homes in the Netherlands