Greenpeace exposes academics willing to take oil company money to cast doubts on climate science

December 9, 2015 by  
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Greenpeace revealed today that undercover work isn’t just for detectives. In an effort to illustrate how easily fossil fuel interests can buy off academics to create doubt about the effects of climate change, Greenpeace reporters asked professors from Princeton and Penn State to pen reports touting the benefits of carbon dioxide and bolstering support for coal burning in developing nations. As it turns out, it’s not difficult to get academic ‘research’ published that says whatever you’d like it to say, provided you have the dollars to back up the request. Read the rest of Greenpeace exposes academics willing to take oil company money to cast doubts on climate science

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Wall Street Journal Prints Laughable Op-Ed Claiming CO2 Emissions Are Good for the Planet

May 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock According to a recent op-ed on the Wall Street Journal , rising CO2 levels are the best thing to happen to the planet since the Big Bang. The column was written by Harrison Schmidt, a former astronaut and adjunct professor of engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and William Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton University. In it, they claim that increased CO2 levels in the atmosphere will result in increased agricultural productivity. But mainstream science of course says this is a bunch of hooey. Read the rest of Wall Street Journal Prints Laughable Op-Ed Claiming CO2 Emissions Are Good for the Planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide good for plants argument , columbia journalism review , global warming , harrison schmidt , in defense of carbon dioxide , intergovernmental panel of climate change , mariana ashley , more co2 is good for the planet , phil plait , rapid rate of increase in co2 levels , ryan chittum , skeptical science , slate magazine , wall street journal , william happer        

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New VisionAIR Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to Debut at Beijing International Garden Expo

May 15, 2013 by  
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Alternative energy company Urban Green Energy (UGE) has announced the launch of its new vertical axis wind turbine , the VisionAIR . The turbine was the result of over a year of dedicated testing at UGE’s research and development facility and according to the company, and it could be used in distributed energy applications, which are typically located near the point of energy consumption. The VisionAIR will debut at the  Beijing International Garden Expo  next week. Read the rest of New VisionAIR Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to Debut at Beijing International Garden Expo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , “wind turbine” , Seamless Grid , UGE , urban green energy , vertical axis wind turbine , VisionAir , wind energy        

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Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind its Glazed Façade

May 15, 2013 by  
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Can Technology Save the World?

May 15, 2013 by  
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Can technology save the world? In short: No, not by itself. A sweeping set of changes in the way we interact with the planet is needed to stabilize our rapidly deteriorating biosphere and avert a bleak future. Technology is simply a tool to help us achieve these changes. A dangerous argument, however, is when decision-makers and influencers say our impact on the planet is not a concern, and changes in our behavior are not needed in the near future, or ever, because technology will save us. Sounds ridiculous, but various forms of this argument are commonly invoked in government and international forums, particularly when profits and votes come into play. Read the rest of Can Technology Save the World? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: can tech save the world , drones , eco-innovations , environmental damage , genetic engineering , global issues , life saving inventions , recycling , tech solutions for a changing world , technology and climate change , technology and global warming , water issues        

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

May 15, 2013 by  
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Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small areas as long as they get a bit of direct sun. Hell, you can even grow things indoors under a lamp, but there’s something special about plucking your own food from a stalk that’s been sitting in summer sunshine all day. In any case, whether you have a little concrete slab behind your house, a fire escape outside your window, or even a tiny balcony, your urban garden can be a veritable Eden of fresh, healthy, home-grown vegetables, and herbs. Read the rest of DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: balcony garden , companion planting , food , herbs , Organic vegetables , patio garden , patio gardening , self sufficiency , tomatoes , urban food gardening , urban food solution , urban garden , urban gardening , vegetables        

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Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint

May 15, 2013 by  
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Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint. Although they would be significantly less efficient than conventional solar cells made with either amorphous silicon or cadmium telluride, these new plasmonic-enhanced photovoltaic solar cells containing metal nanoparticles are less costly to produce and can be applied to much bigger surfaces. Read the rest of Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , green technology , liquid solar cells , liquid solar cells as cheap as paint , more efficient liquid solar cells , Plasmonics , pv cells , Solar Power , SUNY Buffalo , university at buffalo        

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