How Carbon Lighthouse uses machine learning to achieve energy efficiency

August 15, 2017 by  
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Brendan Millstein, CEO of Carbon Lighthouse, is out to prove that solving for climate change is good business. “We’ve doubled every year for past seven years and eliminated the emissions of four power plants,” he said of the company, which helps buildings improve energy efficiency, utilizing machine learning and data to help building owners optimize their electricity use.  The broad concept for every building owner to save money while saving power is to focus on the financials of clean energy use, like fact that the price of solar has dropped steeply. 

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Stress levels of fathers may have big effects on childhood development

August 7, 2016 by  
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It seems like a no-brainer that a child’s development depends on the physical and mental health of both parents. But studies usually focus on the disposition of the mother, not the father—an approach that could be flawed, according to a new study from Michigan State University (MSU) . The MSU study found that a father’s mental health and stress levels might have a bigger effect on the childhood development than previously thought.

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SAP’s ‘Urban Matters’ takes on smarter cities, better government

May 23, 2012 by  
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The world’s largest business software company has launched a new initiative to focus on the many challenges that urban centers face when trying to tackle sustainability issues.  

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8 of the Greatest Conservation Triumphs of the Last 50 Years

January 8, 2011 by  
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Photo: RealGap A new study asserts that the epidemic of global species loss that we’re experiencing right now is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy — and that in order to turn the tide, we must focus on the conservation triumphs that have been made possible over the years. In order to stress the success of the conservation movement, the researchers pointed to 8 of the greatest achievements in protecting wildlife over the last 50 years.

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Bee Hives: Nature’s Architectural Wonder (Slideshow)

July 2, 2010 by  
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Photo via catherineames.com While finding a bees nest isn’t always something to celebrate, looking past the stingers to focus on the architecture can help you see them in a whole new way. Throughout history, architects and designers have looked to hives for inspiration — take this tower and this bookcase — and it’s easy to see why. From the delicate combs of a paper wa…

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Are "Bait Bikes" Simply Entrapment?

July 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Lock Your Bike Lloyd reported back in 2007 that the City of Toronto was using bait bikes fitted with GPS to trap would-be bike thieves. Apparently the idea is catching on, and London is now following suit.

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Turning Off Electronics Is an Old Green Trick With a New Big Impact

July 2, 2010 by  
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Photo via Joel A Funk Jr Turning off lights when we’re not using them is an old, well-known way of saving electricity. So old, in fact, that it’s become a bit cliche to mention it as a way of trimming energy consumption. Bigger impacts like flying less or going vegetarian have started to take the spotlight, but the old OFF switch trick for lights and other electronics isn’t done yet.

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East Antarctic Ice Loss Accelerating Since 2006 – ‘Large Impact’ on Future Sea Level Rise Possible

November 23, 2009 by  
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photo: Eli Duke via flickr. With all the focus on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melting, we could always take a small bit of comfort in knowing that the eastern part of the continent was comparatively stable.

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Clean Energy and Climate Policy for U.S. Growth and Job Creation

November 17, 2009 by  
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This study finds that a robust climate bill could boost the U.S. economy by about $111 billion by 2020 and create as many as 1.9 million jobs.  

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Americans’ Interest in Green Sags During Downturn

November 17, 2009 by  
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The latest Green Confidence Index shows a dip in consumer commitment to buying green as more individuals tell Obama to "focus on the economy first."

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