What do you do with an old oil rig sitting in a lovely spot like the Gulf of Mexico? How about turning it into a hotel? Morris Architects show us how, in their winning entry in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Awards.
Oy, it is getting depressing out there, reading yesterday's TreeHugger makes you want to put your head in the oven, if you still had an oven or they hadn't cut off the gas. What do you think is gonna get you? image credit: Improveverywhere
IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka is the man to watch. Now he has told Reuters that the sharp decline in the oil market, with prices collapsing by more than 70 percent is also slowing the search for new
Transition Towns Movement Explained
Yes, I'll admit it - I'm a huge fan of the Transition Towns Movement. I recently got very excited about the arrival of the Transition Movement in the US, but what is it and how does it work? What makes Transition
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LA After Oil: If Not Transition Then What?
Ever since I wrote about Transition City LA, I've been intrigued to hear how residents of one of the world's most notoriously car-dependent cities will apply this community-led
For the average TreeHugger reader I would be willing to bet that oil company executives don't rate too highly in terms of perceived environmental awareness. That may not be true, but it doesn't mean that people who've
While there are many factors when it comes to determining what contributes to human health and longevity, there is no debating that access to good quality food is a key ingredient. What is fascinating is that there is
Community Peak Oil Training Tour Underway
Way back in my early days for writing for TreeHugger, I made a prediction for the year 2007 – arguing that we would see a huge increase in community solutions to climate change and resource depletion. It’s been
As 2008 draws to a close it seems natural that a post looking back on some of the trends in green thinking was in order. Since I mostly cover issues related to energy, I’m going to focus on those; I’m sure frequent
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UK Prime Minister on Stabilizing Oil Prices
Jeff Siegel has already warned on these pages that low oil prices are at best only a brief respite, yet if I look around me it seems folks are returning to their gas guzzling ways,
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Peak Oil DVDs at Bargain Prices
The summer's gas prices may have gotten us hopeful of real change — but even as our economy melts around us, collective amnesia already seems to be settling in. But not everyone forgets.
With oil prices declining in the past couple of months, and the notion that demand could decline due to global recession, it seems like peak oil has left the public radar screen (if it ever really was there). But perhaps if you
I think 60 Minutes may have done the American public a disservice yesterday (12/7). Leslie Stahl was speaking to a Saudi (the owner of some huge oil field) and they were showing all the infrastructure they were
Darren Johnson represents the Green Party in the London Assembly.
The political mainstream is failing to come up with really creative solutions and seems fixated on short-term answers to boost consumer spending. Yet, so far, the green movement has
Update: For a more detailed analysis of the report's contents, check out Matt's post from last week.
Big Business Starts Warning of an Oil Crunch
While some in the business world have recognised and spoken out about the threat of peak oil — from Sh
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Peak Oil Educators Embark on World Tour
On Tuesday I wrote about an article in the Times newspaper documenting the incredible spread of the Transition Towns movement, and anyone who has been