How do we keep climate action on track after Paris?

June 20, 2016 by  
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The Paris Agreement was a step towards a climate-resilient future; now, negotiators must create the rules and guidelines to govern it.

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Dads, daughters and sustainability — a view from the road

June 20, 2016 by  
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Recently, I had the luxury of spending a week on the road to drive my daughter Sofija back home to Minneapolis from Oregon, where she goes to college. We covered over 2300 miles in five days in a rented Ford Fusion Hybrid. (The car was a revelation — 44 miles per gallon, a beautifully designed interior and enough cargo space for five suitcases, a bag of trail mix and five chocolate bars.)

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

February 5, 2014 by  
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In the past full-size pickup truck manufacturers have always boasted about how much their vehicles can tow or haul – largely at the expense of fuel economy. Now Chrysler has taken a step towards making these vehicles more fuel efficient with the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 28 MPG highway rating – the highest ever achieved by a full-size pickup. Read the rest of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chrysler , diesel , diesel power , diesel truck , efficient truck , green transportation , Green Truck , ram , ram 1500 ecodiesel , ram trucks        

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How it works: Heat activated fan

August 6, 2011 by  
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Dipika Sharma: Heat Activated Fans These fans just need to be placed above a stove and you can enjoy warm breeze. What is it: When it comes to making new inventions, human beings have always been able to go beyond the imaginary. How unbelievable would it be if natural gas or stove could be used to run a fan? Sounds a bit weird but this is the reality, thanks to Garrett Wade. The world is desperately looking for alternatives to their needs so that they do not harm the environment and thus provide some ease to the ailing earth. This invention is surely a step towards an eco friendly technology. It is surely the right invention at the right time when the whole world is seeking electricity saving alternatives. Technology used: This heat activated fan comprises of a thermoelectric motor which needs heat for the propulsion of its petals. It just needs to be placed above a heater or natural stove; the heat generated from them will propel the fan blades and provide warm wind. So, all you need to do is to place it above your stove and enjoy warm breeze that too without getting worked up thinking of the electricity bill. By using the heat activated fan, the stove too can be utilized effectively and electricity can be saved. How does it work: Since these fans do not run on electricity, it is totally cordless and can be placed anywhere. The price range of these fans is from $139 to $179 and these are available in number of sizes so that the user can pick up according to his/her requirements. This fan will probably be very famous especially in the cold regions as they give out warm air serving the purpose of a room heater. The best part about these heat activated fans will be that you can carry them anywhere as they do not require any electricity source or batteries. Consumers can hugely benefit from these heat activated fans firstly because of its efficiency and secondly because it will also reduce the energy consumption of the house, thus reducing the overall electricity bill. This fan has a steel louvered body and has great looks that will surely leave you awestruck. Though these fans are a little highly priced but the incentives are surely lucrative enough to attract people’s attention.

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Coal Plant Shutdown a Long-Awaited Step in the Right Direction

February 18, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Mona Miri It is a step towards victory for Massachusetts—a top official at Dominion Energy publicly announced the Salem power plant is expected to shut down in the next 5 years. In 2005, I began my environmental series documenting the coal and oil power plant that was responsible for environmental health problems and deaths in the region. Potential shut-down of the plant is a giant step for Dominion and for environmental advocates including Erin Brockovich , a big community and environmental a…

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