The cost of disaster: Putting a price tag on climate change

June 14, 2012 by  
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In this era of apparently mounting natural disasters worldwide one might ask: How much do such disasters cost? How are the costs calculated?

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The Better Buildings Challenge: Putting facilities on an energy diet

May 31, 2012 by  
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Just as with a weight-loss diet, building owners are essentially united in knowing they need to use less energy — the just don’t know how to go about it. The DOE’s new Better Building Challenge aims to bring the success of Energy Star to the building market.

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Sanergy Is Putting A Price On Poop and Cleaning Up in Kenya

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Sanergy The problem of dealing with human waste in a world with seven billion people is enormous and controversial; that’s why the Gates Foundation is investing $42 million in developing high tech solutions. But as I noted in my post Putting a Price of Poop and Pee, there is money in shit, it is valuable for its phosphorus and fertilizer…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar’s "Nasty Secret" is Neither Nasty Nor Secret: Grist Sets the Record Straight

October 24, 2011 by  
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“Solar panels do not work that well?.and few know it,” Ray Burgess, president and CEO of Solar Power Technologies… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Professional Acorn Picking is a Green Job

October 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: peakoak Here’s a green job for someone who loves trees and the great outdoors: a professional acorn picker. Job satisfaction is excellent: the man who has this job in the UK has been personally responsible for planting 10 million oak trees. Where do you apply? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The History of the Bathroom Part 3: Putting Plumbing Before People

July 13, 2011 by  
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Image credit Siegfried Gideon via Thomas Wagner The really amazing thing about this standard “bathroom” from 1915, ninety-seven years ago, is how much it looks like the standard bathrooms of today. How did it get this way, and how did we get stuck in such a rut? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What if a Country’s Population Determined Its Size?

November 17, 2010 by  
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Click to enlarge There’s 6.7 billion people in the world, spread throughout 195 nations, all vying for a place on a single planet that has finite resources and limited space — with some countries getting a bigger piece of the pie than others. But here’s an idea: Putting aside how those arbitrary political boundaries came to be, what if a more measurable factor, like popul…

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Today on Planet 100: Putting a Human Face on Climate Change (Video)

November 16, 2010 by  
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New 2011 Hyundai Elantra Rated 40 MPG on Highway

November 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Hyundai Joining the 40 MPG Club (On the Highway, Anyway…) As usual with these types of announcements, I feel ambivalent: On one hand, it’s not a major breakthrough, it’s one more gasoline car (better to walk, bike, or take transit)…

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