Guerrilla Artist Catapults LEDs into the Air to Bring Stars Back to London

October 24, 2011 by  
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Oscar Lhermitte /via If you were in London in late June, you may have noticed more stars than usual, and constellations you’ve never seen before. You weren’t going crazy, but light pollution hadn’t dropped off, either. The “stars” were the work of French artist Oscar Lhermitte , who with his team catapulted nylon lines studded with LED lights between tree tops; creating series of twelve new constellations…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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You WIll Probably Live to See ‘Dangerous’ Levels of Climate Change

October 24, 2011 by  
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Stephen Yeargin, via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 As far as Americans are concerned, climate change is a perpetually distant and ambiguous threat. Some glaciers thousands of miles away might melt, some poor people might suffer through droughts in Africa, some polar bears might drown. Et cetera. This ‘distance effect’ is, partly, what drives global warming to the bottom of our priority lists time and again. It’s an amorphous problem, ever-looming. That’s what it seems like, anyway. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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‘Green Phase’ Traffic Signal is Great for Cyclists!

October 24, 2011 by  
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StreetFilms /Video screen capture No Longer Stuck in the Middle, Waiting for Left Turns I’ve said it again and again: To increase cycling as a main form of transportation, our roads need to be modified to make it safer and more convenient for people on bikes to get where they’re going. This means physically separated bike lanes ,

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Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Not Stopped By New Snowfall – Ties For Record Ice Loss

October 24, 2011 by  
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Destination Arctic Circle / CC BY-ND 2.0 Some new insight into how the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting in response to climate change, from the City College of New York: Research from CCNY’s Cryospheric Processes Laboratory has discovered that extreme melting of the ice sheet can continue even when the region doesn’t experience record-high temperatures — all that is required is warmer temperature… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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India Will Install 3,000 MW Wind Power This Year, Up 39% From 2010

October 24, 2011 by  
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Land Rover Our Planet / CC BY-ND 2.0 India’s making some good progress in wind power : According the HSBC Global Research (via Business Standard ), India is on track to install 2,984 MW of new wind power in 2011 — … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Charger Tweets How Much Energy You’re Gathering From The Sun

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Changers.com Solar chargers are handy enough. They give you an extra power boost for your gadgets on sunny days. But hummm… what could make solar chargers even more interesting? How about if they tweet out how much energy you’re gathering so that you can boast to your friends how awesome you are? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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China Has More Shale Gas Than US, But Faces Bigger Technological, Environmental Hurdles

October 24, 2011 by  
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EIA /Public Domain If you’re opposed to fracking for natural gas in the US you well may have enough on your ming that thinking about fracking in other parts of the world would overflow your compassion threshold, but here’s a glimpse of the situation in China, which has considerably more shale gas reserves than exist in the US (1.3 trillion cubic feet versus 862 cubic feet, according to the EIA). … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Americans Trapped By High Gas Prices

October 24, 2011 by  
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Energy Trap / CC BY 2.0 Conventional TreeHugger wisdom suggests that if gas prices go up, then people will drive less and switch to more fuel efficient cars. That’s what has happened before, but a new report suggests that it isn’t happening now. According to Energy Trap , a study from the New America Foundation, people are indeed trapped, by older gas guzzling cars, long commutes from houses they can’t sell or to multiple part-time jobs. … 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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Sun- and Wind-Powered Lifeboat Becomes a Recording Studio

October 23, 2011 by  
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Thomas Dolby/via When I mention Thomas Dolby , most of my friends draw a blank, until I mention his 1982 song, She Blinded Me With Science. Dolby has been busy since as the TED conference’s musical director, as a silicon valley tech entrepreneur, and as a dad who recently moved his family to the Eastern coast of England. After 20 years, Dolby has now released a new album A Map of the Floating City . The album was produced in one of the most beautiful recording studios. It isn’t a studio in Nashville or Los Angeles, but a studio on a solar and wind powered lifeboat moored in Dolby’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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