Climating Out

By Bryan Reddish | Accepting and making changes to improve and preserve our living experiences on Earth.

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Coming Soon: Social Good Summit 2017 - United Nations Foundation

Think about your dreams for a better world in 2030. How can we realize this vision?<p>At this year’s Social Good Summit, global leaders and citizens …

United Nations

Here Are Three Ways Nanomaterials Could Help Combat Climate Change

<i>By Bhavya Khullar, Ensia</i><p>The list of environmental problems that the world faces may be huge, but some strategies for solving them are remarkably …

Engineering

Offshore wind slashes UK cost reduction goals ... now cheaper than new gas

When a dutch offshore wind project shattered cost reduction goals last year, we warned that it could be an outlier. But that outlier now has company: …

Wind Power

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Clean Energy

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) had issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

Climate Change

5 Questions: Randall Stafford advocates a plant-based diet

In a letter to JAMA, the preventive-medicine expert addresses the failure of the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines to articulate the health and climate …

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.<p>The draft report by …

Climate Change

The 2017 World Architecture Festival award shortlist | CNN Style

Written by By Clive Martin, CNN<p>Since it first launched in Barcelona nearly a decade ago, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has showcased some of the most ambitious and impressive new buildings on Earth, and the event's World Building Of The Year award, has become one of the most prestigious …

Ho Chi Minh City

‘stedsans in the woods’ is an upcycled permaculture farm and retreat in southern sweden

conceived as a 'lab for discovering better ways to eat, live, and connect with nature', the site includes a farm-to-table restaurant and cabins for …

Sweden

Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

Qinghai province used only wind, solar and hydroelectric power to supply its population of 5.8 million.<p>While the U.S. flounders on environmental action and a growing number of cabinet officials out themselves as climate deniers, China continues to make waves as an emerging leader in this …

Renewable Energy

Green Homes: Towards Energy Efficient Housing

Globally, energy efficiency possesses about 40% of the GHG emission reduction potential at a cost of less than €60 per metric ton of CO2 equivalent …

Sustainability

21 Innovative Regeneration Projects - Five Innovations for Regeneration

In November 2016, Regeneration International (RI) embarked on a journey in search of the world’s most inspiring, innovative projects working on …

Innovative Solutions to California’s Water Problems

As the worst drought since the 1950s continues to take its toll in California, innovative solutions to alleviate the state’s water woes were recently …

Apple is investing $1 billion in clean energy with this unique approach

Apple just announced a big clean energy investment on the heels of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate …

Green Bonds

Watch a NASA Rocket Create Colorful Artificial Clouds Over US East Coast Tonight!

<b>Update for June 15:</b> <b></b>NASA's next attempt to launch a small sounding rocket to create glowing clouds in the night sky will occur no earlier than <b>Saturday</b> …

Exploration

Bartender & filmmaker's short bus conversion features roof deck & mini-bar (Video)

Enabled by new technologies and new notions of work-life balance and helped along by a changing job market, many young people are ditching the office …

Tiny House Movement

Unintended Consequences: Cities and States May Double Down on Clean Energy After Trump Leaves Paris Agreement -- The Motley Fool

Energy policy is driven by local governments, and some mayors and governors may be ready to take the lead on renewable energy.<p>When President Donald …

Renewable Energy

10 Edible Plants That Grow in Abundance Without Any Help

Gardens are a great thing to get into, but for many folks, they find themselves a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work required to grow real …

Gardening

Beyond Organic: How Regenerative Farming Can Save Us From Global Catastrophe

A growing corps of organic, climate, environmental, social justice and peace activists are promoting a new world-changing paradigm that can …

Agriculture

GCR - Innovation - How a blue Peruvian butterfly may help develop the perfect solar cell

How a blue Peruvian butterfly may help develop the perfect solar cell<p><b>19 May 2017 | By GCR Staff</b> 1 Comment<p>Research into why a Peruvian butterfly is …

Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans

The North Saskatchewan River winds through the center of Edmonton, its waters and the surrounding landscape forming a green spine that spreads a …

Ecology

Can you tally up world progress?

The UN’s latest index on human development reveals ‘impressive’ results in well-being. But it also suggests that immeasurable qualities are necessary …

A green Aggresivhaus proposed for Hamburg

The Passivhaus is Germany's most important recent contribution to sustainable design, but here is another that I will label Aggressivhaus: the …

Seeds of change: Mini gardens help drive the growth of food at home

<i>Seedsheets are made of weed-blocking fabric, a thick layer of soil and dissolvable pods full of organic seeds.; Credit: /Courtesy of Seedsheet</i>Kristen …

Gardening

How to Start Thinking Like a Permaculturist for a Thriving Garden Year-Long

Read any manual, permaculture included, and there will be a slew of jargon through which we must sort. Subject specialists tend to speak in a …

Gardening

Mayors For 100% Clean Energy

Local leadership on clean energy is more important than ever.<p>As we face unprecedented threats to vital climate, environmental, and pollution …

Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change

Artist Lorenzo Quinn (previously) just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled <i>Support</i>, the piece …