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  • Climate Change Called Security Issue

    August 22, 1:27 PM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Here is a way to get America interested in climate change: wrap it in a flag and call it a security issue. That is what British climate change ambassador John Ashton wants to do; he said global warming should be recast as a security issue, such as war or

  • Bullwinkle and Climate Change

    August 22, 1:01 PM by Lloyd Alter in Clean Technology

    It's not just cows; Bullwinkle's Norwegian relatives are being blamed for climate change too. Researchers say that moose emit 2,100 kilos of carbon dioxide a year through its belching and farting. Not only that, they have bacteria in their stomachs that

  • Tommie Wilhelmsen's Kolonihagen Summerhouse

    July 31, 7:39 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Standard Disclaimer: We know, second homes are evil. But they are such wonderful demonstrations of the talent of young architects, and they so often demonstrate how much can be done with small spaces. They just as easily could be first homes, and some

  • Envisioning Change

    July 28, 11:01 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    40 artists from around the world have contributed to Envisioning Change, an exhibition that " looks at climate change from a worldwide perspective, chronicling the effect of global warming on the ecosystems and communities of the polar regions, the

  • Free Willy and Friends From Pollution

    July 25, 4:00 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    Some records you just don't want to break. But killer whales now hold the dubious honor of being the most polluted European arctic mammal, says a new study published in the latest issue

  • Sofa for One: Emir Chair by Lars Urheim and Trøkk16

    June 19, 10:51 AM by Collin Dunn in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Starting with the idea to make a contemporary, sustainable alternative to traditional upholstered furniture, Lars Urheim and Norwegian firm Trøkk16 (mostly) succeeded with the design and creation of "Emir". Designed as a "sofa for one", Emir is created

  • World Environment Day

    June 5, 8:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Today is World Environment Day, initiated by the United Nations to stimulate debate about environmental issues around the world. This year's theme is "Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?" in support of International Polar Year. The focus is on the effect of

  • Nature Air - The World's Only Zero Emission Airline?

    May 16, 9:00 AM by Warren McLaren in Aviation

    It's great that the big players can talk about all the great things they are going to do, but sometimes it is the little guys that quietly get off their bums and do something about the issues before them. Nature Air being a case in point. Long before

  • Norway Commits To Stretch Climate Goal

    April 20, 7:31 AM by John Laumer in Corporate Responsibility

    Now, 'that's what we're talking about.' Via: BBC and RTE News- "Norway is aiming to offset all emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 with the world's toughest national target for fighting global warming. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told a meeting of

  • Think: Buy the Car, Lease the Battery

    February 23, 6:58 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    Here is an interesting idea to give a boost to the battery powered car: Sell the car but lease the batteries. "By leasing the battery the consumer doesn't take the risk over the unknowns of battery life," said Think president Jan-Olaf Willums. "We're

  • Bike Lift 'Trampe' Stimulates Cycling

    January 29, 12:22 PM by Celine Ruben in Bikes

    Trondheim, a university town and also Norway’s third largest city, has more cycling traffic than all the other Norwegian cities. 90% of the 30,000 students use their bicycles as their main source of transportation. This fact is slightly surprising

  • UK Videoconference On Climate Change: September 20

    September 4, 10:42 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    What’s the UK doing about climate change? Something that they want to share with Israelis and Bulgarians. According to the UK’s cultural attache in Israel- The British Council- on September 20, the odd combination of Brits, Bulgarians and Israelis are

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