North Carolina town rejects solar farm amidst fears it will “suck up all the sun”

December 15, 2015 by  
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Remember that Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns plans to block out the sun? It seems the citizens of a town in North Carolina have seen it a few too many times. A proposal to erect a solar farm in Woodland, North Carolina, has been quashed by the town council amidst fears the project would “suck up all the energy from the sun.” Read the rest of North Carolina town rejects solar farm amidst fears it will “suck up all the sun”

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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

March 30, 2012 by  
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If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President . The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his low-lying island nation, the Maldives. Shenk’s crew had unfettered access to the charismatic leader from the moment he took office as the country’s first democratically elected president through the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. Read the rest of FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bonnie cohen , carbon-neutral , Climate Change , cop15 , copenhagen summit , democracy , developing nation , film review , green design , green development , island nation , jon shank , Maldives , mohamed nasheed , radiohead , richard berge , sea level rise , sf green film fest , the island president , UN , United Nations

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David Suzuki Visits Occupy Montréal: "We’ve Got To Take Back Our Democracy" (Video)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Screengrab from Why? Simply Because video Prompted by my curiosity about global movement known as Occupy Wall Street, on Saturday I headed out to the Occupons Montréal / Occupy Montréal protests, which mirrored similar events springing up in Toronto , Vancouver, Berlin

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Bill McKibben Talks Tar Sands Pipeline on Olbermann, Democracy Now! (Videos)

August 24, 2011 by  
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Animals Responding 3x Faster To Climate Change Than Expected

August 19, 2011 by  
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photo: Threat to Democracy / CC BY A new study in the journal Science sheds some light on the critical question of how well will animal species adapt to climate change . The paper shows that animals are responding up to three times faster than expected to climate changes, either moving to higher a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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One Woman Working To Bring Safe Water to Millions With A Simple Barrel (Video)

August 19, 2011 by  
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Image via video screengrab We’ve seen a variety of designs for carrying water over the years — from the Hippo Roller to the Water Cycle. But this design by Cynthia Koenig, called the Wello WaterWheel, may be one of the most simple. Essentially a barrel with a handle to push it, it can transport 25 gallons, relieving women and girls from the burden of carrying water which, according to Koenig, is equivalent to “getting off an airplane in La Guardia, putting your checked baggage on your head and walking to the Brooklyn Bridge” every single day. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Watching TV For An Hour Will Shorten Your Life By 21.8 Minutes

August 19, 2011 by  
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There are often times that one gets up from watching the television thinking that those are sixty minutes that you are never going to get back, but it is worse than you know. A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine calculates that for every hour you spend watching television over the age of 25, your life is shortened by 21.8 minutes…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Organic Lawn Fertilizer Made from Moldy Hay (Video)

August 19, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Paul Wheaton I may have taken my own advice about lazivore gardening a little too seriously of late. My garden is a mess. That may go some way to explaining why I have been enjoying Paul Wheaton’s YouTube channel so much7mdash;he’s giving me my garden fix without having to go deal with the North Carolina summer or the wire-grass forest I am cultivating. Earlier today I posted a video … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Festival SF: Kevin Danaher Interviews Amy Goodman

April 11, 2011 by  
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Kevin Danaher speaks with Amy Goodman in this exclusive TreeHugger interview at Green Festival in San Francisco. Amy Goodman is an award winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! airing on more than 800 public television/radio ..

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