Gernot Wagner on The Futility of Going Green and the Economics of What Really Matters (Podcast)

October 13, 2011 by  
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If bringing your canvas bags to the grocery store, carpooling, and forgoing double cheeseburgers makes you feel good about yourself, terrific. But don’t expect the planet to notice. What the world needs, says Environmental Defense Fund economist Gernot Wagner in his new book, is for us to put a price on carbon. Then things start to get interesting. After his clever hook is out of the way (Wagner himself is a car-less vegetarian), ” But Will the Planet Notice?: How Smart Economics Can Save the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rebecca Tarbotton on Pressuring and Inspiring the Opposition (Podcast)

September 15, 2011 by  
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The Rainforest Action Network tackles a whole lot more than rainforests, and Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton is leading her organization to the front in a slew of fights. Her preferred tactic: “equal parts pressure and inspiration.” To sway the banking industry away from mountaintop removal she arranged a campaign that telephoned every employee of JPMorgan Chase. To sway Disney, living effigies of Mickey and Minnie locked themselves to the company gates. Tarbotton has also been personally involv… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10 Mind-Blowing Bike Hacks (Slideshow)

September 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: whymcycles /Creative Commons When is a bike not a bike? When it has been cut apart and remade into one of these awesome bike hacks, which turn everyday cycles into cargo haulers, passenger carriers, tall bikes, and more. Get inspired to DIY your own hack with the projects in this slideshow — including this quad from Whymcycles’ Peter Wagner .

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Allison Arieff on Prefab, Going Local, and Why the Suburbs Aren’t So Bad (Podcast)

August 4, 2011 by  
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One can’t spend years as the editor in chief of Dwell magazine and not be something of a sage on sustainable design. What’s more, Allison Arieff literally wrote the book on prefab architecture and now shares her explorations in the pages of the New York Times . In our interview she reflects on the troubled arc of prefab’s promise, why the suburbs aren’t that bad (and also

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Philips LED Light Wins U.S. Department of Energy’s $10m ‘Lighting Prize’

August 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard I, for one, welcome our new LED overlords It looks like the Philips AmbientLED that I reviewed a few months ago has won the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting Prize (modeled on the original X-Prize ). The goal was to help “transform lighting technology” by making it more efficient. To win, the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Duck Hunters Oppose Wind Farm Because it Kills Ducks (Daily Show Video)

August 4, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: bjmcdonald via Flickr /CC BY Yes, wind turbines kill birds. But only a very small number of them, and scientists are hard at work to further improve technology that might prevent these deaths in the future. Cats and sport hunters kill many more birds every year than do wind turbines — which is why this Daily Show bit about duck hunters fighting a proposed wind farm on the grounds that it will kill ducks is particularly amusing: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Alexis Madrigal on Powering the Dream (Podcast)

May 26, 2011 by  
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Wind turbines, solar cells, wave power. If you think these are newfangled technologies, think again

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Green Failure: What’s Wrong With Environmental Education?

May 26, 2011 by  
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Environmental education is something too often overlooked in school curriculum. Michelle Nijhuis of Yale e360 interviews Charles Saylan, co-founder and executive director of the California-based Ocean Conservation Society, about his new book which poses the question: What can the U.S. educational system do to improve students’ understanding of the environment and its importance in their lives

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LED Desk Lamp Made from Recycled E-Waste

May 26, 2011 by  
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Photo via LittleFootprint Lighting Made of recycled materials – including plastic recycled from e-waste – and sporting high efficiency LED bulb, the

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Andy Revkin of the New York Times on Global Population Explosions (podcast)

April 28, 2011 by  
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We’ve reported before on Andy Revkin’s assertion that ” climate change is not the story of our time ,” as well as his sometimes provocative thoughts on geoengineering and other subjects (Rush Limbaugh once suggested the journalist kill himself to save the planet ). Revkin is one of the world’s leading environmental reporters, writing the New York Times’

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