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26 February 2011

Oceanfront Property to be ‘Just’ Ocean by 2100

What could potentially be the most forward thinking, buy & hold real estate investment of the 21st century: sell existing waterfront property (especially low sea level property). buy real estate several miles inland. Why? As you’ll see in the video: Environmental scientists expect sea levels to rise 3 feet more in the next 80 to [...]

3 February 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011, Round #2

You would think snow in 49 of 50 states earlier in the year would be sufficient, but when Mother Nature begins dropping snow from Chicago to Mexico, I think it’s safe to say she’s a little cranky this winter. Source NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory Intense Blizzard Rolls Across the U.S.

1 February 2011

Empire State Building Saving $4 Million with Windows Upgrade

Love to see stories like these. Buildings in New York City represent 80% of the energy consumed there. The total renovation project [replacing aging windows with energy star rated windows] at the Empire State Building is going to save over four million dollars a year. — Planet Forward What many people fail to realize is [...]

9 January 2011

Biodegradable Fungus to Replace Styrofoam?

You have to love the level of creativity from 26 year old entrepreneur of Ecovative Design, Eben Bayer, who wants to replace the toxic petroleum based white stuff (aka Styrofoam) and substitute it with EcoCradle, a biogradeable Styrofoam equivalent using agricultural waste and a mycelium fungus (aka mushroom roots) as a “glue”. BAYER: Our business [...]

22 December 2010

Chartology: Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide Emission Levels

The Keeling Curve, named after Dr. Charles David Keeling, is probably one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century. In short, it measures the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and altered modern science’s view of our synergisgic relationship with that of Planet Earth. Ironically, Dr. Keeling was a Republican: “He was [...]

21 July 2010

Fearmongers Preach Socialism, but Love Government Subsidies

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Perhaps it’s my hatred of politics that prevents me from discussing the hybridized version of socialism and capitalism at work in contemporary U.S. economics, but occasionally, a clever infographic or chart surfaces that explains the hypocrisy of our bureaucracy far better than a 5000 word diatribe ever could. Enjoy… Source: Environmental Law Institute – Energy [...]

15 June 2010

Green Energy Still Dependent Upon Mining

Looks like the old adage “If you want to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs” holds true in the case of green technology and renewable energy. You want to go on a path to a green future? That path starts in a mine. The first step in the supply chain for [...]

14 July 2009

Beware Greenwashing Advertisements When Buying a New Home

Promoting and labeling yourself as a green manufacturer — whether you’re legit or just faking it — has really taken off now that the green living / ecofriendly / sustainable living market has gone mainstream. It’s become so common that current research indicates that as much as 98% of North American companies committed at least [...]

18 June 2009

What’s Worse than Trillions on the National Debt Clock? Try the Carbon Counter!

What could be more eye opening than the National Debt Clock with a few trillion dollars up for display? Try the new Carbon Counter courtesy of Deutsche Bank. According to Deutsche Bank’s website: The Carbon Counter displays the running total amount of long-lived greenhouse gasses (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons) in the [...]

8 April 2009

GM’s Yukon Denali Hybrid: Worst Greenwashing Campaign Ever?

I now understand why General Motors (aka Government Motors) has done so poorly over the last three decades:  they just don’t seem to get the big picture when it comes to winning the battle of public opinion. Earlier this week, GM announced plans to retrofit the GMC Yukon Denali line into a full sized hybrid [...]

3 March 2009

20 Reasons Why I Love the Recession

I’m one of those weird people that believe when things go horribly wrong, the opportunity to make your situation better for the long term quietly presents itself. I realize it’s not a popular thesis to propose when we’re losing thousands of jobs everyday and 8% of the American public isn’t paying their mortgage on time, but [...]

4 February 2009

What if We Measured Energy Usage in Lumps of Coal?

Ever run into one of those people who refuse to turn off a light when they leave the room? Or worse, those folks that put up so many Christmas lights that you can probably see their home from space? Congrats!  You’ve just anonymously met one of my neighbors.  Nice guy, nice family and all that, but we [...]

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