Jeff has already explored a whole variety of diseased and pest ridden trees this week, but the pine bark beetle's march has to be one of the biggest threats to forests in North America. Unsurprisingly, researchers are
Today marks Carnival of the Green #210, and it's being hosted by EcoNewMexico. Did you know that living in New Mexico and the American Southwest has special ecological considerations? We sure didn't. You can learn all about it at EcoNewMexico. The site
In the San Juan Del Sur region of Nicaragua, the famed Earthship crew, along with 13 Nicaraguans from the local community, created the start of what will be entirely off-grid, sustainable community, titled Casa Llanta ("Tire
New Mexico-based company Jetstream Wind has announced that it has begun construction in the town of Truth or Consequences on what it is calling the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant. Though the
July 1, 2009 will forever be known as Energy Independence Day as the University of New Mexico - Taos is now officially 100% powered by the sun - the first community college in the United States to meet this goal.One of the largest
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has just announced that the Bureau of Land Management will designate some 24 sites in six western states as Solar Energy Study Areas; and will establish new solar power permitting offices and
As Senator Feinstein's recent talk about making 500,000 acres of the Mojave desert off-limits to renewable energy development, on the conservation grounds, goes to show, conflicts over siting large projects is no less likely just because the project is
Image via: PowerTech - solar farm in Bavaria
Colfax County to be exact, and the array will include over 500,000 photovoltaic panels when it is finally operational and produce 30MW of solar electricity, reports MSNBC. Tri-State Generation and
You don't have to live in Taos, NM to listen to KTAO (aka K-TAOS) , the largest solar powered radio station in the USA. You can stream it online, guilt-free from anywhere in the world, because K-TAOS magically turns sunbeams into audio streams.
Geothermal energy finally seems to be getting the attention it deserves. While it still is a small percentage of most nation’s energy mix (read: everybody but Iceland), the potential of geothermal in some places is enormous. Towards
On of the primary pieces of advice dolled out to us when it comes to goal setting is to visualize the end result. We have to know what we're working towards if we are to design and implement a strong path. The same goes for a sustainable future.
So many inefficient old fridges in America that need replacing, so much empty space that could be filled with monuments. We usually suggest recycling old fridges; artist Adam Jonas Horowitz and the Primordial Soup Company had another idea: Fridgehenge,
Greenpeace has ships, helicopters, a solar-paneled vehicle, and now? Our very own balloon. That’s right, a giant hot-air balloon shaped like the Earth. There’s only one problem. Our hot-air balloon doesn’t have a name yet. And just like any other