Innovation on the water horizon with Jason Morrison, president of the Pacific Institute

November 5, 2018 by  
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Jason Morrison, president of the Pacific Institute, one of the world’s leading research institutions for water issues, knows that this is a crucial time for global and regional freshwater. With droughts and other crises occurring with increasing frequency, finding scalable solutions has an even more urgent nature.

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Innovation on the water horizon with Jason Morrison, president of the Pacific Institute

Lyle Jack from the Oglala Sioux Tribe on creating a new wind project and power authority

November 5, 2018 by  
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The six Sioux tribes from South Dakota had come up with a great idea — to develop a wind energy farm on the Native American reservations across the Great Plains, which already had the potential. But they continued to run into barriers from possible partners, who wanted majority control (and profit) from the project. The tribes refused. 

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Aurora Borealis: Nature’s Holiday Light Display (Slideshow)

December 29, 2009 by  
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Image credit: nick_russill /Flickr Named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas , Greek for “northern wind,” the aurora borealis is more commonly known as the “northern lights.” “Polar lights,” however, is a more accurate name, as they occur in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but intensify with increasing proximity to the magnetic poles. There is a lot more to this seemingly magical phenomena than pretty lights

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Solar Industry Says End Fossil Fuel Subsidies And Expect A Solar Boom

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photo via Flickr A report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found that power from the sun could generate 15 percent of America’s power in the next decade, but only if Washington levels the playing field on subsidies. The fossil fuel industry, led by oil and coal, received $72 billion in total federal subsidies from 2002 to 2008, but earlier this year President Obama called for those subsidies to end…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Year In Green Modern Homes

December 29, 2009 by  
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Paul Raff House, Toronto TreeHugger hasn’t covered a lot of single family houses this year, even if they are green to the gills; they are rarely in urban settings, often expensive and not good poster children for how we are going to have to design our communities in the future.

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Environmentally Friendly Product Fail: The Cardboard Slinky

December 29, 2009 by  
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Image via uncommon goods Cardboard toys can be really cool since the materials used to make them are recyclable or compostable, durable enough to last for awhile but not so durable that they’ll stay in the environment for forever after the toy breaks and no one wants it anymore. But here’s one cardboard toy that misses the good-idea boat. It’s the Flexy, a cardboard slinky made entirely from recycled and biodegradable materials.

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Environmentally Friendly Product Fail: The Cardboard Slinky

Scientists Look to Cockroaches as Biomimicry Solution for Super Powered Running Robots

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photo via rockyjvec It’s generally agreed that cockroaches are a feat of evolution, and they certainly move incredibly well on their six legs. Which is why researchers at Oregon State University are using them as a source of inspiration for the world’s first legged robot to be able to run easily over rough terrain

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Cool Green Walls and Balconies on the New Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Photos)

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photos: Emilio Ambasz (architect). This is what the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art could look like in one year and a half time, when the restoration and extension works that are taking place in the building finish

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Shipping Container Sandwich Shop Going Up With The Freedom Tower

December 29, 2009 by  
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Gothamist It is a long slow ride to get to the top of a 1776 foot high tower, and construction workers do not get long lunches.

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The Fight Over the Future of Food: Monsanto, GMOs, and How to Feed the World

November 11, 2009 by  
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Photo credit: KevinLallier via Flickr On the eve of the World Summit on Food Security, Reuters has an excellent two – part special report about the future of food. Specifically, it covers the intersection of two notions that are being linked with increasing frequency: Feeding the skyrocketing world population, expected to hit 9.4 billion people by 2050; and the perceived benefits (things like increa…

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