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How Some Simple Changes To Building Codes Could Revolutionize The Electric Car Market

For the moment, plug-in electric cars account for an abysmally small portion of the U.S. car market. But turning that around may not require anything …

The U.S. And The World Are Actually Making Big Strides In Energy Efficiency

Between 2005 and 2010, advances in energy efficiency saved eleven advanced western nations — including the U.S. — from burning $420 billion worth of …

Middle-Class Homeowners Are Leading the Rooftop Solar Revolution in the U.S.

Solar panels are not limited to wealthy homes — it’s the middle class that is the biggest adopter of solar power in the U.S.<p>A new Center for American …

Americans Consumed Less Energy In 2012, And Pumped Out Less Carbon Dioxide To Do It

The United States emitted less carbon dioxide through energy consumption in 2012, and while this is not the whole picture of U.S. greenhouse gas …

How The Department Of Energy Is Working To Reduce The Cost Of Solar By 75 Percent

It’ll soon take just one day to get a solar permit in Chicago, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.<p>That’s down from the …

Could USB Ports Be The Newest Green Technology?

When it comes to technology these days, we take things for granted mere moments after they’ve been incorporated into our lives. Brand new apps and …

Next generation K-12 U.S. science standards and drive toward climate literacy generate synchronicity of ideas

Teaching and learning science in U.S. K-12 schools just got more interesting. A new framework for science education offers students and teachers the …

The Curriculum Map: How to Find Your Way Through Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …

A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty<p>Beverly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did …

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Preparing the Next Generation of Earth Scientists: An Examination of Federal Education and Training Programs | The National Academies Press

Overview<p>Contributors<p>Description<p>Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the …

5 Questions for...Matt Lappe

<i>This post is part of a 10 part blog series to celebrate ACE's 5th birthday. We'll be asking ACE staff members to answer 5 questions about their time</i> …

Online Research with Surveys and Polls

Why use online surveys for research?<p>Surveys can be a great research tool – but your data is only as good as the science of the survey. It’s a causal …

Three Big Ideas from The Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium

This year, I had the privilege of working with The Garrison Institute to plan and run their 2013 Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium. As an applied …

American Geophysical Union

The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. AGU galvanizes a …

5 Question for...AshEL Eldridge

<i>This post is part of a 10 part blog series to celebrate ACE's 5th birthday. We'll be asking ACE staff members to answer 5 questions about their time</i> …

Media Invited to NASA Google+ Hangout on Wildfire and Climate Change

NASA will host a Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 9, about wildfire research and what a changing climate could mean for future fire …

Wind Energy Research Facility Launched To Boost Wind Farm Output

<b>Published on</b> August 5th, 2013 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>1<p>August 5th, 2013 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>A new research facility could help solve one of wind energy’s …

A Stronger, More Resilient New York

Changing Planet<p><i>A guest post from New York City’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.</i><p>In 2007, the PlaNYC report <i>A Greener, Greater New York</i> brought to light the risks New York City is facing due to the inclement effects of climate change. Since that time many measures have been taken to …

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Intel is the biggest user of green power in U.S. for fifth year in a row. Can you guess the others?

Microsoft #2<p>The Wintel alliance might have seen better days when it comes to personal computers, but they are still on top when it comes to green …

Hal Harvey on 'Fear, Hope, and Climate,' at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Is it more useful to be a 'green consumer' or a 'green citizen'?<p>I mentioned while the Aspen Ideas Festival was underway that I'd found a session with Hal Harvey, of Energy Innovation, particularly enlightening. The full hour-long video has just gone online, and you can see it below.<p>After a brief …

Electric cars could be cost-competitive with gas-powered in 2017

The cost of owning an electric car is wriggling its way down to becoming competitive with its gas-powered peers, according to new projections by the Electrification Coalition.<p>Representatives from the Washington, D.C., advocacy group said during a conference call Thursday that short-range plug-in …

NASA climate change video: This is the U.S. in 2100

Scientists hope that the drastic results of CO2 emissions will provide motivation for Americans to start thinking about adaptive strategies to …

Climate Change

In praise of LEED | U.S. Green Building Council

<b>This article first appeared on ArupConnect, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas. About the authors: Adam Friedberg is a senior consultant in</b> …