Global climate action, meet the bike industry — now, collaborate

Bicycles can make powerful progress along the path to reducing carbon pollution. But “unusual suspects” are missing an opportunity to work together.

What will it take to end plastic pollution?

Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.

‘La vie en vert’: Green living in the French countryside – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor'La vie en vert': Green living in the French countrysideChristian Science MonitorOver the past 20 years, Langouët has been developing a host of green projects including a canteen that serves 100 percent organic and local produce, passive social housing which uses little to no active heating, a hamlet of “kitchen-garden houses,” a …

Eco Gentrification: Is The Green Living Movement Being Whitewashed? – Eco Warrior Princess (blog)

Eco Warrior Princess (blog)Eco Gentrification: Is The Green Living Movement Being Whitewashed?Eco Warrior Princess (blog)From reading and later writing for EWP, I discovered more green living sites and eco-blogs. At any time, I would have multiple tabs open, digesting various wonderful content, gradually growing on an eco-journey that I never even knew I would embark on.

Climate change science comeback strategies

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Karin Kirk Credit: Image by Karin Kirk. Staircase wit. L’esprit de l’escalier. It’s the way the perfect response in an uncomfortable conversation comes cruelly late, occurring only after the crux moment has long since passed, and you’re descending the stairs on your way home. Why didn’t I think of that? you ask, kicking yourself for temporarily forgetting how carbon isotopes show that fossil fuels are indeed the source of the CO2 buildup in the atmosphere. As the American culture

Welcome to the Pliocene

The whole story in a table…. The graphic below (click on it for a large version) is adapted from a table in the supporting information from a newly published paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene, as the paper is entitled, looks at several climate states – the present day, the mid-Holocene, the

Global solar capacity set to pass one terawatt mark by 2023

A new report indicates changes in the international renewables market due to policy changes in China.

10 objectives for assessing Mobility as a Service

MaaS has the potential to transform cities, but first, we need a new paradigm for how we are using it.

Why you need prebiotics with your probiotic

As the Daily Green family ages, we have begun to explore dietary supplements. While we are no scientists, we can offer anecdotal evidence of our experiments. And we are extremely pleased with the results. At the beginning of the summer, Our Daily Green had the opportunity to partner with Vibranelle and Nutrivee to test the probiotic and prebiotic supplements. While many folks have heard about

Scaling plastic waste solutions, even imperfect ones

Getting from here to a circular economy will take a lot of interim steps. In parallel, we must build the foundations for a new material reality.

How this economist-entrepreneur is cultivating a new market for organic products

Disrupting and diversifying the agricultural commodity industry.

Future projections of Antarctic ice shelf melting

This is a re-post from ClimateSight Climate change will increase ice shelf melt rates around Antarctica. That’s the not-very-surprising conclusion of my latest modelling study, done in collaboration with both Australian and German researchers, which was just published in Journal of Climate. Here’s the less intuitive result: much of the projected increase in melt rates is actually linked to a decrease in sea ice formation. That’s a lot of different kinds of ice, so let’s back up a bit. Sea ice is just frozen seawater. But ice shelves (as well as ice sheets

Declare energy independence with carbon dividends

Taking action on climate is about a lot more than our energy economy. Climate disruption is the leading threat to our built environment, an accelerant of armed conflict, and a leading cause of mass migration. Its effects intensify and prolong storms, droughts, wildfires, and floods — resulting in the US spending as much on disaster management in 2017 as in the three decades from 1980 to 2010. Out

Inwood: Green Space and Budget-Friendly Apartments – New York Times

New York TimesInwood: Green Space and Budget-Friendly ApartmentsNew York TimesJoe and Shannon Guglielmo are looking forward to joining that community when they close this month on a two-bedroom Art Deco co-op with a sunken living room and a separate dining room, for $635,000. Also, “we really love the parks,” said Ms. Guglielmo, …

Green living: Why I make my own toothpaste, shampoo and body wash at home – Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)Green living: Why I make my own toothpaste, shampoo and body wash at homeDown To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)Pune's eco friendly family: Taking care of energy needs in a renewable way. Say hello to the Dighe family. Residents of Karve Nagar in Pune, this family has become a role model for many others who want to change

Aclima’s particulate vision maps air pollution

Revealing otherwise unseen toxicity is CEO Davida Herzl’s mission.

How forest carbon can provide ROI for your sustainable business strategy

And return on your investment for the environment, too.

3 challenges in reporting climate resilience and how to overcome them

Short-term climate risk analyses just aren’t cutting it anymore.

How to make wealth from waste on a crowded planet

Earth’s growing population is adding mountains of organic waste. Can businesses clean up and cash in?

Climate change doesn’t have to be polarizing

30 years ago global warming became front-page news — and both Republicans and Democrats took it seriously.

10 things you should know about Bloom Energy’s IPO

Commercializing energy technologies is capital-intensive, but big corporate accounts are showing a growing interest in distributed power.

Tiny shrimp could influence global climate changes

When we think of global warming and climate change, most of us ignore the impacts that animals have on the environment. Climate affects animals, but is the reverse true? Can animals affect the climate? I don’t know how to answer that question definitively, but I was fortunate enough to read a very recent paper from a top fluid dynamics research team from Stanford. The team, led by Dr. John Dabiri, is well known for their work on bio-inspired flow. Part of what they study is the influence of living organisms on fluid flow, especially flow of water in the oceans. This team’s recent work deals with something called aggregate motion of swimmers and it was published in

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green living – Cronkite News

Cronkite NewsIn Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green livingCronkite NewsIn the fourth episode of season three, we meet people who are trying to make the urban environment of the Phoenix area more sustainable. We'll ride along with a bike share company that allows subscribers to leave their bikes anywhere and meet some …