Researchers Blame Istanbul’s Rapid Urbanization For a Series of “Freak Mini-Tornadoes”

October 1, 2014 by  
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We are all aware of humanity’s impact on climate change , but are meteorological researchers taking the idea too far by blaming Istanbul’s rapid urbanization for a series of “freak mini-tornadoes” that have recently hit the city? In an article published by Turkey’s daily newspaper, Hürriyet Daily News , NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction claims that these strange occurrences could be attributed to the way Istanbul’s new outer edges are built. Read the rest of Researchers Blame Istanbul’s Rapid Urbanization For a Series of “Freak Mini-Tornadoes” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , environmental destruction , global warming , istanbul , Istanbul tornado , manmade climate change , Meteorological research , natural disaster , tornadoes , tornadoes caused by construction , tornadoes caused by urbanization , Turkey climate change , urbanization climate change

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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

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Burlington, Vermont, a city of 42,000 people, is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources – most of the time, at least. The city set itself this target around a decade ago, and recently completed the transition to renewables when the Burlington Electric Department bought a 7.4-megawatt hydroelectric system on the Winooski River near the city’s border. The hydro scheme joined the city’s existing wind-powered systems  and a biomass facility, which processes leftover woodchips from the local logging industry. The only time Burlington may have to draw on nonrenewable sources from now on is if there is not enough wind. Read the rest of Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , 100 percent renewable energy , 100% renewable energy , biomass , Burlington , Burlington Vermont wind power , hydroelectricity , renewable power , renewable power cities , renewable wind energy , vermont , Vermont renewable energy

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World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes!

October 1, 2014 by  
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Next time you hit the slopes on a sunny day there is no need to worry about your gadgets running out of juice. Snowboard manufacturer Signal  – the company that recently created the world’s first 3D printed snowboard – just launched the Solar Hybrid board that charges your electronic devices with clean, renewable energy while you cruise down the mountain. The board contains a thin layer of solar cells embedded into the topsheet that harvests energy from the sun to power your electronics as you ride. Read the rest of World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , 3D printed snowboard , eco snowboarding , Signal 3d snowboard , signal snowboard technology , Signal Snowboards , Signal solar powered snowboard , signal solar snowboard , snowboard charges devices , snowboarding , solar hybrid , Solar Power , solar powered charging

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