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


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.

Lessons learned from U.S. Navy microgrids in Hawaii

Military microgrids are expected to reach $1 billion in the next eight years.

The case for pursuing clean energy through systems thinking

The executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens reflects on how this approach has helped his organization reduce CO2 emissions twice as much and twice as fast as the Paris Agreement.

How cities can use data to take climate action

Data has never been bigger, but barriers to accessibility remain.

The Green Roof Revolution Spreads to Australia – Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)The Green Roof Revolution Spreads to AustraliaLiving Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)… president; Green Roofs Australasia and director, Verdant Solutions Australia says. Incorporating a green roof is a means of giving a project an edge over its competitors, particularly in an era where demand for urban living is rising and space is …

Enjoy a living green roof at this $800K Prospect Heights co-op – 6Sqft (blog)

6Sqft (blog)Enjoy a living green roof at this $800K Prospect Heights co-op6Sqft (blog)This very well thought out, bright and light, architect-designed Prospect Heights co-op has amazing outdoor spaces with a private 350-square-foot roof deck surrounded by a common living green roof. The one-bedroom plus sleeping loft at 430 Sterling …

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey more destructive

Last summer, the United states was pummeled with three severe hurricanes in rapid succession. It was a truly awesome display of the power of weather and the country is still reeling from the effects. In the climate community, there has been years of research into the effect that human-caused global warming has on these storms – both their frequency and their power. The prevailing view is that in a warming world, there will likely be fewer such storms, but the storms that form will be more severe. Some research, however, concludes that there will be both more storms and more

Restricting global warming to 1.5C could ‘halve’ risk of biodiversity loss

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range loss by the end of the century, a study finds. The analysis of more than 115,000 species finds that keeping warming at 1.5C – which is the aspirational target of the Paris Agreement – instead of 2C could also cut the number of insects facing severe range loss by two-thirds. However, if countries fail to ramp up their

Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity

Tourism and energy and mining, oh my.

Dyson’s Awesome New Vacuum: DC65

Dyson’s got a new vacuum out, the Animal Complete DC65, and I think it’s their best one yet. Of course it’s beautiful. It has a fucsia top and some bright purple accents, paired with a charcoal gray body, it’s functional art like everything else Dyson makes. So they had me at first glance.Now for the function. I’ve tried several of their vacuums, and this is my new favorite, they just keep getting better and better. They redesigned the airflow and brush bar to be more

One year on: U.S. business is still committed to the Paris Agreement

Trump says we’re out. This is why we’re still in.

Nourish Organic Body Lotion

There’s a new organic lotion that comes in scents appropriate for men. My little man loves his Nourish Organic body lotion in Lavender Mint. Spiced Citrus and Lemon Lime would be two other great options. The tube is great to put in your gym bag or bedside table to help combat wintery dry skin.I love having body products that

Dynamic sustainability teams do these three things

Jarami Bond, a 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 honoree, shares three insightful lessons after three years in corporate sustainability.

Let business lead the way

Consumers, especially millennials, expect Corporate America to point the way in the absence of federal leadership on solutions for climate change.

Episode 126: United’s biofuels mission, why it’s time to bone up on ’emissionality’

In this episode, we check in with Interface executive Jarami Bond, one of our 2017 30 Under 30 honorees. Plus, why it might be time to overhaul the LEED sustainable buildings certification framework.