Chere Heyermann

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Pittsburgh's Net-Zero Energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes Blows Fracking Out of the Water

Pittsburgh is currently embroiled in a desperate plan to frack under the city's struggling International Airport - but elsewhere in the city this …

Fracking Recycles During Drought

Summer is coming to an end, ushering in droughts across the US. Many states, such as California, have implemented fines for wasted water, in an attempt to mitigate the growing problem.<p>The technology to help curb water shortage, however, may lie in a very unexpected industry.<p>Hydraulic fracturing, or …

The Longest River In The U.S. Is Being Altered By Climate Change

Climate change is altering the flow of the Missouri River, the nation’s longest, causing increased streamflow in some parts and decreased flow in …

Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amidst numerous discussions about reducing greenhouse gases stands a glaring question: what <i>are</i> the greatest sources of household emissions? To answer …

University of California

These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool — and you can, too

When Dennis and Danielle McClung bought a foreclosed home in Mesa, Ariz., in 2009, their new yard featured a broken, empty swimming pool. Instead of …

Climate Scientists: We’re Alarmed. Here’s Why You Should Be, Too.

This week, the world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has issued an …

Solar Power Is Now Just As Cheap As Conventional Electricity In Italy And Germany

Once all its costs are accounted for, the price of commercial solar power has pulled even with retail electricity rates in Italy and Germany, …

Soon The Ocean Will Be Generating Power Near Seattle

At the end of last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave the go-ahead for a 10-year project testing our ability to generate electricity …

Wind Power Costs are Almost Exactly the Same as Natural Gas, New Study Shows

The electricity costs of wind energy and natural gas are virtually identical when the price of carbon emissions is included, according to a new study …

World’s First Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Renewable Energy and WiFi to Alaska

Wind turbines have become airborne! An enormous helium-filled wind turbine will soon float over the city of Fairbanks, Alaska to produce enough …

Renewable Energy

Women in power: Leading the way to a clean energy economy

<i>This is the first in a series of posts about leading women in the power, environmental science, advocacy, policy, and business sectors.</i><p>Pull back the …

Compact Single-Family Home in Seattle with Sustainable Features

SHED Architecture & Design has completed the <b>Main Street House</b> project, a compact single-family home in Seattle, Washington. The owners, a married …

Weekend Family Home Incorporating Green Features by David Jay Weiner

Overlooking the Berkshire Hills and the beautiful lake located nearby, <b>Berkshire Pond House</b> is a wonderful weekend family home completed by architect …

Pritzker Prize 2014 Goes to Shigeru Ban, The Architect of Relief

Japanese architect <b>Shigeru Ban</b> was officially selected as the 2014 winner of the <b>Pritzker Prize</b>. Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture, …

Freshome Surpasses 1 Million Fans on Facebook: Dreaming Big Together

First of all, Thank You! Thank you for being there with us from the beginning. Freshome’s story started back in 2007 and since then, our small team …

Solar Power Revolution - Here Comes The Sun -- Documentary

Solar Usage Shattering Records in California as New Capacity Comes On-Line

California is setting records for solar energy usage so fast that the state’s grid operator has had to change its protocol for announcing them.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Going Off Grid Nears Tipping Point, Morgan Stanley Reports

<b>Published on</b> March 25th, 2014 | <i>by Giles Parkinson</i><p>20<p>March 25th, 2014 by <b>Giles Parkinson</b><p>Investment bank Morgan Stanley says it has been overwhelmed by …

Solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain - report

Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed. The research has warned, …

Tipping Point Nears for Abandoning the Utility and Going Off-Grid

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has suggested that the falling costs of both solar modules and battery storage present a potential tipping point that …

Off-grid