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Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...

Hawaii's Test Case for Solar Grid Penetration

Scott Cooney | Posted 04.23.2014 | Hawaii
Scott Cooney

Two years ago, the state of Hawaii made history in the U.S. by becoming the first place where solar reached, and then exceeded grid parity with dirtier sources of energy.

Light Our World Through Science and Testing

Jeff Smidt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Jeff Smidt

More efficient technologies are now at the point in performance and price that they could replace the incandescent light bulb with minimal disruption.

This State Has A Third Of The Nation's Solar Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

California is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s solar industry jobs, with almost five times the number as any other state, according to a rep...

How Do You Recycle a Solar Panel?

Hamza Tahiri | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Hamza Tahiri

When early-generation green technology is replaced, much of it now finds its way into landfill or incinerators.

Why Wind Is Providing Hope, Opportunity and a Healthier Environment

Sam Branson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Sam Branson

Upwards of 1.3 billion people across the globe currently lack access to affordable and reliable electricity. Something we take for granted is missing from their lives, with dramatic consequences for human health, education, and economic well-being.

The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Ambassadors

Kehkashan Basu | Posted 12.16.2013 | Teen
Kehkashan Basu

The decisions that all of us make today will definitely impact and decide what the world looks like in the future. A sustainable future can be realized only if the three dimensions of sustainable development work and grow in harmony.

Responding to Killer Gas

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

What's a President to do when confronted with killer gas? But let's say that the gas in question threatens the President's own country and that Tomahawk missiles are utterly irrelevant. I refer not to poison gas released in a Damascus suburb, but to greenhouse gases.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

For an environmental organization, working with major companies is complicated territory. Some critics view these alliances as consorting with the ene...

Three Reasons Why Plug-in Cars Are Here to Stay

Russ Blinch | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Russ Blinch

There has been a lot of hype and derision about the dawn of the plug-in car. But it's obvious the electric vehicle, or EV, has taken a big right turn onto the broad freeway of acceptance.

Turning Heat Into Power in America's Heartland

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

As consumers, it's hard to imagine paying for 10 gallons of gas and being able to use only three. But that's exactly what our local businesses are experiencing as they pay their utility bills.

Renewable Energy Vital for Myanmar's Development

Simon Henschel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Simon Henschel

How will Myanmar be able to increase its electrification rates in a way that can first catch up and then keep pace with the country's rapid development?

Latinos Agree: Time for President Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 07.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Climate change -- and the hotter temperatures that come with it -- only make smog worse. For children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and those without health insurance in the Hispanic community, these conditions can be deadly.

Stephen Hawking's Lame Argument for Space Exploration

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The argument goes, "We've done such a crappy job of caring for our planet that we really do need to look for another place to live." I suppose that's what bugs me about Mr. Hawking's call for more public money for space exploration. It's the rationale.

Why The Electric Company Pays This Family Every Month

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 03.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you're building a new home, you too could enjoy this very real perk.

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ronnie GreeneThe Center for Public IntegrityA Department of Energy loan program, infused with $25 billion to spur a wave of fuel-efficient vehicl...

Ask What You Can Do for Your Country: Combating Climate Threats to Our National Security

Lt. Gen. Norman R. Seip | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Lt. Gen. Norman R. Seip

Growing conflicts over water and food, refugees fleeing storm-battered regions, and other impacts of climate change-related events worldwide threaten our nation's security. They also put our soldiers in harm's way.

As If People Matter

Pam Solo | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Pam Solo

A growing number of people are willing to support and even lead President's Obama's call to action, but first want to make sure that the president's vision for preserving the planet as articulated in his energy policy will hold as a key value that people matter.

U.S. Energy Independence: A Step in the Wrong Direction?

Bill Destler | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Bill Destler

We need to do more than just reduce our dependence on oil and gas imported from abroad. We need to reduce our dependence on these fuels, period. True American energy leadership can only be shown by working toward the rapid development of sustainable energy sources.

Investing in Youth Is Crucial to Solving Global Energy Poverty

Aneri Patel | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact
Aneri Patel

The recession may have been a blessing in disguise for me, because some of the most formative work experiences I have ever had were observing rural women installing solar home systems in Bangladesh.

After The Cliff, Another Mountain To Climb: The Twin Peaks Of Climate Change And Energy

Frank Sesno | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Sesno

As President Obama prepares to take the oath for a second term, he has an opportunity to reframe the conversation around climate change and energy. It's the right time to climb up this next mountain. And the view is always better from the top.

Oil and Gas in the Crystal Ball

William S. Becker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

For those of us concerned about the future of the U.S. in an era of global climate change and international competition over diminishing natural resources, the new report from the National Intelligence Council contains goods news and bad news.

Radical Alternatives: Energy Sources to Transform Our Future

GAIAM TV | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

Be prepared to go beyond solar, wind and thermal energy sources and enter a new frontier of terms, including vortex, cold fusion and motor generators.

Sustainability by the Numbers: The Growing Reality of the Green Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Economic growth requires the continued availability of high quality natural resources -- especially air, water and soil. We need to develop technology, organizational capacity and political will to make the changes necessary to ensure these resources continue.

Eco-Immersion at 9,000 Feet Above

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Andy was cementing the cinderblocks together deftly as he was speaking to me in his rapid-fire way, when I remarked "You, ah call yourself a Tico (native Costa Rican) but you sure don't look like any I have ever seen!"