Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

April 18, 2012 by  
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In the wake of a bizarre array of extreme weather events throughout the United States, a study from Yale University has found that the majority of Americans have finally realized that yes, global warming is a problem. This spring’s unseasonably warm weather had many people — including Oprah and Obama — concerned and from Hurricane Irene’s path along the east coast to the Mississippi River floods a year ago, weird weather events had 69 percent of participants agreeing that global warming is the culprit . Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Read the rest of Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 heat wave , anthony leiserowitz , Bill McKibben , Climate Change , disaster preparedness , george mason university , global warming , hurricane irene , mississippi flood , natural disaster , texas drought , Yale University

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Microsoft Finds Quick Payback on Building IT Retrofits

October 6, 2011 by  
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A pilot project on the company’s Redmond campus will save an estimated $1 million per year in energy use, and pay for itself in less than 18 months, one key element of its overall sustainability strategy as laid out in its new CSR report.

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Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost

September 21, 2011 by  
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Many of us take advantage of Amazon.com ’s free shipping offer, adding one or two more cheap items to our baskets to achieve the $25 minimum. But what we may not realize is the real moral cost of “free” shipping – unfair and often brutal working conditions for shipping employees. Like many online retail  warehouses across the country, Amazon’s are located in low-income areas, giving local residents looking for work little choice but to live with the less than desirable conditions. As of late, more and more of these issues have been coming to light, making us wonder if we wouldn’t mind paying a few bucks more for shipping so that others can have a higher quality of life. Read the rest of Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , Free shipping , Lehigh Valley , The Morning Call , Unfair working conditions

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Darling Dalene Cabin by Tommie Wilhelmsen is a Minimalist Island Retreat in Norway

September 21, 2011 by  
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CDP’s Annual Report Finds Sustainable Companies are More Profitable

September 14, 2011 by  
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Global 500 companies on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and Carbon Performance Leadership Index yielded twice the average return of the Global 500 as a whole, according to the latest research from the Carbon Disclosure Project.

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Commutes Get Easier Around the World, but IBM Finds Plenty of Pain

September 8, 2011 by  
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The annual Commuter Pain study from IBM, which looks at commutes in 20 cities across the globe, finds that public transit use is up and traffic is somewhat down, but commuters are still highly stressed out about their daily grinds.

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Study Finds That Climate Change Causes Wars

August 26, 2011 by  
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Climate change might be on track to do more than reduce the Earth’s resources and jeopardize the health of mankind — it could cause us all to start fighting with each other. The Center for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) just published research in the journal Nature showing that global climate change has the ability to stoke hostile conditions in developing nations. The study looked at years that the El Niño weather patterns (which are pretty close indicators of what will happen in the future with  global climate change ) were in effect and found that in poorer nations that are prone to drought, the threat of civil war doubled. It looks like green design might be useful for more than saving Mother Nature – if widely instituted, our greener ways could stop us all from shooting each other. Read the rest of Study Finds That Climate Change Causes Wars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: civil conflict , civil war , civil war conflict , climate change violence , el nino violence , global climate change , global conflict , global warming , violence in africa

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Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

August 26, 2011 by  
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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Bicycle Library Founder Karta Healy

August 26, 2011 by  
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Last week, we showcased the Bicycle Library , which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and it was so unusual that we had to get in touch with its founder and pick his brain. We needed to know what makes a person wake up one morning and want to start a library where people take out bikes instead of books – and in a revamped double decker bus, no less?! So we caught up with Karta Healy, the driving (or should we say cycling?) force behind this mobile resource , and found out the answers to those questions and more – read on to see what he said. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: We Talk to Bicycle Library Founder Karta Healy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle library , bike library , bike rental , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , green design , inhabitat interview , INTERVIEW: We Talk to Bicycle Library Founder Karta Healy , karta healy , recycled double decker bus , rent a bike , repurposed double decker bus , sustainable design , the bicycle library

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Smart Grid Report Card Finds CA Utilities Barely Average

August 17, 2011 by  
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California’s three big utilities have strong strategic plans for a smart grid and intend to spend billions to build it. But they need to do more to make their visions a successful reality, says EDF.

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