Browsing the "Environment" Tag

Solar Sheep to the Rescue!

August 24th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels.  The solution? Solar sheep!  Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.

A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

July 30th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We'll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31,

North Carolina Moral Mondays: Playbook for States Suffering from Extremist Agendas

July 10th, 2013 | by ecolocalizer

Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women's rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina's new extremist legislation

Help the Yes Men Activists Create a Climate Change Public Revolution

November 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group's clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.

Rev. Billy: Sandy and Much More Extreme Weather is Climate Change

November 2nd, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change

The Exxon-Valdez Obituary: Failed Attempts at Rewriting Reputation

July 20th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Recently, the notorious Exxon-Valdez ship was transported to Indian waters for dismantling; but its toxic reputation had preceded the vessel, which began drowning in a quagmire of litigation, controversy and concern. The ship is a 27-year-old behemoth that grabbed the headlines in 1989 with one of the worst oil-tanker spills in all of human history

Renewable Power Built On Superfund Sites and Landfills

January 20th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Superfund sites, landfills and depleted mines don't exactly bring to mind renewable energy opportunities. And yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks there might just be, in the midst of all the industrial waste, pollution, and environmental neglect being cleaned up at these sites, a green opportunity — a renewable energy opportunity

Capturing Sunlight in a Bulb to Eliminate Kerosene for Lighting

January 19th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

It is estimated that almost 1.6 billion people on this planet live without electricity. That means to have any kind of light in the darkness (12 hours of darkness in countries near the Equator), toxic fuels such as kerosene are used to fuel lanterns for reading or cooking. While they provide much needed light, they also pollute habitats and endanger the health of those living inside

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