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  • Pop Quiz: Turn of the Century Census

    April 16, 9:55 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    In March of 2008 the world human population reached 6.60 billion, however in 1900 there were only 1.65 billion people on the planet. The population

  • Pop Quiz: Electric Car; A Modern Star?

    April 15, 3:52 PM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    According to PBS, in 1900 1/3 of all cars in Boston, Chicago and New York were electric, as well as 28% of all cars produced in the U.S. In fact, in 1899

  • Pop Quiz: Solar Showers For Everyone

    April 14, 9:19 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    After the energy crisis of the '70s, the Israeli Knesset passed a law requiring the installation of solar water heaters in all new homes (except high towers

  • Pop Quiz: Olympic Torch Fumes

    April 11, 10:43 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    That's right, the Olympic torch relay, which will pass through 23 cities during a global sweep that includes stops in London, Paris, San

  • Pop Quiz: Pile on the Paper

    April 10, 11:20 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    While worldwide average per-capita paper use is 110 pounds, in the US that number is almost 7 times greater at 700 pounds per person. While it

  • Pop Quiz: Pre-Industrial Carbon

    April 9, 9:37 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    The concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide--measured in parts per million (PPM)--has recently entered the mainstream as scientists debate

  • Pop Quiz: Now That's Cold!

    April 8, 9:39 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: A) In 1983, a temperature of -128.6 °F (-89.2 °C) degrees Fahrenheit was recorded at the Russian Antarctic research base in Vostok. What makes this spot in particular

  • Pop Quiz: Traffic Jamming

    April 7, 9:58 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    According to data put out by the US Department of Transportation, in 2001 90% of Americans drove to work in cars. In fact, New York City is the only locality in

  • Pop Quiz: Where is all that corn going?

    April 5, 1:13 PM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    In 1970, the average American consumed roughly 28 gallons of soda. That number has since doubled to 56 gallons of soda a year. With the increase in

  • Pop Quiz: Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun

    April 4, 9:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Known as the solar constant, there are 1366 watts of solar radiation hitting each square meter of the Earth on average. To put that in perspective, if

  • Pop Quiz: Get Ready For Earth Day

    April 3, 10:55 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    The idea for an Earth Day came from Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who couldn't understand how it was possible that an issue as important as the

  • Pop Quiz: Organic Revolution?

    April 2, 11:12 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    U.S. organic food sales have been booming. While they still only total 3% of all retail sales of food and beverages, in 2006 "organic food sales totaled nearly

  • Pop Quiz: Coca CO(2)LA

    April 1, 1:53 PM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    According to Joel Makower, author of the popular sustainable business blog Two Steps Forward, "You might think that the most wasteful energy

  • Pop Quiz: Shower Power

    March 31, 8:45 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: B "Running the hot water for five minutes burns as much energy as leaving a 60W light bulb on for 14 hours, according to Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute. The

  • Pop Quiz: Serious Silk

    March 29, 11:28 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C. According to the European commission for the promotion of silk, "It takes around 110 cocoons to make a tie and around 630 to make a blouse" For more information on

  • Pop Quiz: Greenhouse Guess

    March 28, 2:21 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C) Most people assume that global warming is caused by burning oil and gas. But in fact between 25 and 30 percent of the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere

  • Pop Quiz: A World of Wind

    March 27, 11:59 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: D "Last year was a record year with wind power capacity increasing by 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts. As Jonathan writes, that is 'enough

  • Pop Quiz: Model T vs. Modern

    March 26, 10:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C) The Ford Model T, which was invented in 1908, got 25 miles to the gallon, whereas in 2004 the average car got only 20.8 miles per gallon. Not only was the Model T