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Celebrating the Best Climate Treaty of All Time

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

Today is international ozone day, a day when we traditionally celebrate the Montreal Protocol treaty for its historic success solving the first great threat to the global atmosphere--the threat to the protective stratospheric ozone layer from chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs.

Giving the Cold Shoulder to Wasteful Air Conditioners

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Durwood Zaelke

There are currently 900 million room air conditioners worldwide. As populations and incomes increase and as the world grows warmer, this number is projected to grow to 2.5 billion air conditioners by 2050.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the res...

"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

Why You Should Clean Your Air Conditioner Now

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you're like us, you're already feeling the intense heat of (unofficial) summer. This weekend, in fact, we found sanctuary thanks to our amazing air...

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

New York Neighbors Are Wonderful! (or Never Install An Air Conditioner in the Middle of the Night)

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Newton

This little tale is a warning about improperly installed air conditioners, midnight flights of fancy, and heat-induced imbecility but most of all, it's about kind and helpful New Yorkers.

India Will Enforce Energy Efficiency

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

India will make energy efficiency ratings a must for electric appliances, including air conditioners and refrigerators, from January, stepping up dome...

Stay Cool By Being Energy Efficient (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's hot out there, but you don't have to trample on the environment to keep cool. Here are some efficient suggestions from Grist to survive the summe...

Learn From The Romans: Moderation (Also For Air Conditioning)

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marta Mondelli

Plenty of people switching off their units when leaving the apartment or when the temperature is not terribly hot, but there are still many of them carelessly wasting away energy and ozone.

An Air Conditioner Or Tons Of Fans? Ask Umbra | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Q. Dear Umbra, I'm a girl trying to make it in a big, hot, airless city -- New York, that is. We're in the middle of a heat wave that will soon end, ...

An Open Door to Global Warming

Richard Kauffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Kauffman

When it comes to energy consumption and global warming, it would seem that there are at least six hypotheses (most faulty) that would explain the apparent disconnect between common sense and behavior.