Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

August 20, 2014 by  
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Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition . Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy , the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year. Read the rest of Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind turbine” , 2014 LAGI competition , 2014 land art generator initiative competition , art installation , copenhagen , Felix Cheong , harness wind energy , land art generator initiative , oscillating platforms , oscillating water column , pressurized air chamber , renewable energy , tidal energy , wave energy

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Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand

August 20, 2014 by  
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Africa is experiencing a huge spike in elephant deaths due rising demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations. A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012. A decade ago 25% of all elephant deaths were due to illegal killings, however that figure has risen to 65% today – and if it continues it will lead to extinction of the species. Read the rest of Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: botswana , china , china demand for ivory , chinese embassy in kenya , Colorado State University , East africa , elephant deaths , elephants , george wittemyer , iain douglas-hamilton , illegal ivory trade , illegally killing elephants , kenya , kenya wildlife service , liu xianfa , monitoring the illegal killings of elephants , poaching , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , save the elephants , selous game reserve , South Africa , tanzania

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The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation

August 20, 2014 by  
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What’s the world’s largest solar plant to do when its massive mirrors start frying all of the birds flying by ? If the solar plant is Ivanpah, the apparent solution is to institute a sort of cap and trade system for bird death. Ivanpah’s owners have decided that in order to offset the number of birds killed (one every two seconds) by the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, it will donate money to spay and neuter cats, which are notorious bird killers themselves. Read the rest of The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brightsource Energy , BrightSource energy Ivanpah , BrightSource Energy killing birds , Ivanpah , Ivanpah frying birds , Ivanpah killing birds , Ivanpah neutering cats , Ivanpah solar , Ivanpah solar plant , Ivanpah spaying cats , solar kills birds , world’s largest solar plant , worlds biggest solar

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Makani Airborne Wind Turbine Prototype Test-Flight (Video)

October 7, 2010 by  
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Photo: Makani Wing 6 Prototype Test-Flight: Demonstrating Transitions Makani Power, who we featured on TreeHugger Radio last, is working on a pretty innovative way to harness wind power. Their technology doesn’t look anything like what you’d expect when you hear the words “wind turbine”; it’s rather more like a cross between a kite and a model airplane (for now, it’s eventually going to get bigger), and if can be made to scale up and work reliably, it could change the world….

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For Walmart Mexico, Sustainability Is a Group Effort

October 7, 2010 by  
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Image courtesy of Walmart Mexico and Central America. This guest post was written by Manuel Gomez Pena, Director of Sustainability for Walmart Mexico and Central America. Five years ago, Walmart began efforts to become a more sustainable company , not only in the U.S., but everywhere we operate around the world

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Today on Planet 100: Toxic Sludge Floods Hungary (Video)

October 7, 2010 by  
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