Life, Liberty, and Rainforests? →
31 Ounces Starbucks? No... Just No.
Starbucks is coming out with a new 31 ounce “Trenta” size this week. I also heard they are buying stock in the world’s largest insulin producer…
Social Innovation FTW! →
Running to help yourself and others… brilliant! Thanks Mag!
Ok, Now I'm Really Scared →
Why are birds falling out of the sky?
The British 16... Worse Than Frosh 15 →
Let’s go out and play… seriously.
Here Comes The Sun... →
McDonald's is Getting Sued for Marketing to... →
Everything is Bigger in Texas... Like per capita... →
Green Climate Fund Courtesy of Cancun →
But where is the money going to come from?
A wonderful TED talk from a forward thinking (British) foodie and entrepreneur. Check it out!
New Mexico: Red or Green? The State Legislators... →
New Mexico just passed legislation to bring the state’s CO2 emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020! There is some concern that Governor elect Susanna Martinez could veto the bill when she begins her post in January. Let us hope that she realizes what an amazing opportunity this bill offers the Land of Enchantment!
Despite Diminished Hopes Cancun Might Yield...
NYTimes: China and U.S. Narrow Gap in Climate Talks http://nyti.ms/g11Z4J
Couldn't we subsidize nutrition or exercise...
NYTimes: Panel Backs Obesity Surgery Expansion http://nyti.ms/dT6WBz
Government Energy Subsidies... Just Where ARE Your... →
But the government still can't recall meat...
NYTimes: Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations http://nyti.ms/erYJmD
Spend That Money!
NYTimes: In the Energy Race, Echoes of Sputnik http://nyti.ms/fXpjQe
I want one.
I Strongly Dislike Ethanol →
A quick article describing how ethanol tax credits are now subsidizing ethanol exports. Lovely.
We have more and cooler stuff than our parents and grandparents could have ever...– Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff Read the entire article here, in which Annie recommends that we spend this Friday with friends and family and to opt out of the frenzy that is Black Friday. What are you going to do this Friday?
Improve the Bus System For Greater Efficiency! →
Melting Ice →
A new report predicts that sea levels could rise by three to six feet by 2100, which could spell disaster for coastal areas, especially in the United States and Southeast Asia. While climate scientists admit that they are far from experts on melting glaciers, they say that their predictions could as easily be underestimates as overestimates. Either way, many climate scientists believe that...
In the spirit of Annie Leonard’s Story of Electronics video, here is another GOOD infographic depicting the amount of e-waste that is being generated annually. Try to use your electronics as long as you can and then dispose of them responsibly.
Imagine it. Imagine if, instead of the massive waste-treatment infrastructure...– THIS IS A BIG ISSUE. PLEASE REBLOG IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW EATS FOOD GROWN OR RAISED IN THE US. From Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. I implore you to read this book or do your own research into factory farming. I encourage you to question where your food — not just your...
Sandia Labs Gets Closer to Fusion Energy! →
Go Sandia National Labs! Scientists there say they might be just a few years away from break even nuclear fusion. Oh, and they’re in Albuquerque, NM!
Top Ten Greenest Cities! →
While I am a little surprised that my new home town of San Francisco did not make this list I suppose that is a good thing considering how green SF is. Thanks to the Tiny Green Bubble for the article!
Green on Facebook →
Facebook is offering Green news and tips! Maybe this is an indication that they are going to start converting some of their data centers to renewable energy… Either way, knowledge is power and Facebook is about the best way I can think of to disseminate information! Check it out and “Like” it if you do, in fact, like it!
Oops! No Oil And Nothing To Replace It... →
A new study from UC Davis reports that based on current stock market evidence and long term investing, oil will run out 90 YEARS before there is anything viable to replace it. Let’s hope they are off by a century or so. While I’m not the biggest fan of oil, right now we need that black stuff. And we will likely need it to create and implement whatever will replace it. Here’s to...
Information Win! Hopefully... →
Climate scientists are going to try to convince skeptical politicians about the existence of anthropogenic climate change with nothing more than raw data and information. Let us hope that it will be sufficient. Thanks to Tiny Green Bubble for keeping us informed!
Montreal > Kyoto?
NYTimes: A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction http://nyti.ms/aMKc8k
I Would Gladly Pay .2% More For Renewable Energy....
NYTimes: Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell http://nyti.ms/9MgK3r
Greater Efficiency Could Save Money and Reduce... →
Another great article from Good, this time about a new energy efficiency report. A must read I say!
San Francisco > Happy Meal. WIN! →
San Francisco thinks toys should only be sold with meals that aren’t an absolute assault on kids’ health. I agree. Check out the article from the NY Times!
Top Ten US Cities That Are Running Out Of Water →
Water, water, nowhere… Unfortunately, carbon in the atmosphere is not our only problem. Please keep water conservation in mind! Use only what you need. Thank you.
Money Talks →
The UN is banking (sorry) on the idea that money is just about the most persuasive resource available when it comes to our modern world. They just might be right because economic incentives have been successful and I think will continue to be the most successful way to encourage individuals, groups, and nations to curb their excesses and help the planet out a little bit. In this way, I expect...
Better REDD Than Hypoxic!
The UN has been working on what might be the best way to save our planet’s forests: by throwing money in their general direction. REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, is a UN forest protection program still in its infancy. The idea is similar to the Yasuni Initiative I discussed in an earlier post, in which the Ecuadorian government...
For all this energy spent of food, Americans are throwing a shockingly high...– A recent study estimates that the US spends 2 percent of its energy costs every year on producing food that gets thrown away. Check out this article for more (and the source of the quote). Want to avoid wasting this energy? Try serving smaller portions, taking leftovers, and composting!
This college student wants to give it to the man! And the man in question just happens to be one of the Koch brothers. I hope our boy gets to debate him and puts Mr. Koch in his place.