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 …

Take Steps Toward Green Living with These Easy Recipes – Radio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)

Radio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)Take Steps Toward Green Living with These Easy RecipesRadio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)It's June! Going vegan is one of the biggest trending food choices for 2018 and even doing just a couple meat-free meals a week makes a huge impact. Whether you just want to try some great recipes or are planning on going completely meat and dairy-free …and more »

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week. Editor’s Pick In a Warming World, Deadly Bacteria Are More Resistant to Antibiotics E. coli bacteria. Source: NIAID Tom Patterson became ill in 2015 while vacationing in Egypt. He was felled by Acinetobacter baumannii, an often deadly bacterium resistant to every antibiotic his doctors tried. Patterson, a University of California San Diego psychiatry professor, should have died, but didn’t. (Experimental infusions of bacteria-killing viruses known as bacteriophages ultimately

The FRESH ENERGY Cookbook

I’ve been sitting on this for a long time. Natalia Rose is one of the most enlightened nutritionists/food and healthy lifestyle-thinkers out there and I wanted to do her cookbook, THE FRESH ENERGY COOKBOOK, co-authored with Chef Doris Choi, justice. I’ve decided I can’t do it justice–it’s that good.It’s a brand new year and I know a lot of us are looking for ways to spice up our healthy living repertoire. Well here you go, an excellent cookbook and resource book that will help you to achieve clean eating and more energy.I LOVE this book. It’s simple, straighforward, and all the recipes I’ve tried are delicious. It’s full of glossy photos (a must

FLOR Eco Friendly Carpet Squares

FLOR carpet squares are a great rug and carpet option, especially for families and homes with pets. The interchangeable tiles come in hundreds of colors, patterns, and variations, and they’re made from recycled materials. The concept is modern, versatile and easy to maintain. Since the squares are removable, they’re a breeze to clean. You can just pick up the one that is soiled, rinse it off in the sink, and replace it. This also makes FLOR super versatile when you want to change the mood of the room. When you are ready for a change, just swap out a few squares for a different color or design. From bright fuchsia, to bold orange, stripes, organic shapes, all the way

Amid other ambitious targets, closing the loop remains elusive in Hawaii

“Away” has a different meaning for the string of islands.