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March 2007 - Posts

An article in today's issue of the journal Science proposes that the focus on carbon dioxide as "the" greenhouse gas responsible for global warming needs to be widened to include other bad gases contributing to the problem -- which we heard recently Read More...
Posted on March 30,2007

Panda poop paper. Try saying that five times fast. Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base in Sichuan province, China has announced it's looking for paper mills to process all that extra panda dung into paper.Researchers at the reserve were inspired to find an Read More...
Posted on March 29,2007

A new study has found by 2100, several existing climate zones could be lost completely, and new climates won't be anything like what we have now.The worst case scenario is current climate conditions on 48 percent of Earth's land area would no longer Read More...
Posted on March 29,2007

Love that new car smell? You might want to think again. U.S. environmental group Ecology Center has tested the interiors of 200 new cars and found that intoxicating scent to be a sign of toxic chemicals. The Michigan-based group tested 2006 and 2007 Read More...
Posted on March 28,2007

Scientists from Saint Louis University have unveiled a new battery that's expected to become the future of portable power. It would last several times longer than a lithium battery and run on anything from flat soda to tree sap, although sugar water Read More...
Posted on March 27,2007

Last week it was reported that CD sales have dropped 20 percent during the same period a year ago. At the same time, legal downloads are growing -- just not enough to fill the revenue gap. Through a bit of creative deduction, I've come to the conclusion Read More...
Posted on March 26,2007

Sharing more reflections on his recent testimony, Al Gore says he's encouraged that increasing numbers of House and Senate members accept the scientific consensus on climate change. And presumably referring about the ever pleasant Senator Inhofe, he also Read More...
Posted on March 23,2007

There have been fears expressed in Canada that compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs might be a safety risk. Some users have voiced concerns about a possible fire hazard because of a small amount of melted plastic and smoke when the bulbs burn out. One Read More...
Posted on March 23,2007

The theme for this year's UN World Water Day is "Coping with Water Scarcity", so it's fitting a report released only days ahead by WWF finds some of the world's largest and most well-know rivers could dry up due to climate change, pollution and bad Read More...
Posted on March 22,2007

Melbourne Australia has been sitting at level 3 water restrictions since January, which means a lot of rules about what residents can use their water for. A severe drought has been causing shortages, and may lead to what Victoria's Water Minister John Read More...
Posted on March 21,2007

A layer of suspended aerosols, dust and pollution in the atmosphere has acted as a sunscreen of sorts, protecting Earth's surface from excessive warming due to greenhouse gases, by blocking sunlight. A study by NASA scientists has found the protective Read More...
Posted on March 20,2007

A newly formed energy coalition is calling for the end of the incandescent light bulb. The Lighting Efficiency Coalition, made up of companies including Philips Lighting, environmental groups like Earth Day Network and elected officials, is saying it Read More...
Posted on March 19,2007

You might have heard about a new kind of clothes hanger recently. It's replacing those annoying and hard to recycle wire hangers while allowing advertisers access to you in your own home. EcoHangers are made of 100 percent recycled paper and are Read More...
Posted on March 16,2007

In yet another example of how much clout Walmart has, the company is giving electronics suppliers a clear message that they better start thinking green. Next year an in-store rating system will judge electronic products on how environmentally friendly Read More...
Posted on March 15,2007

With the tax deadline nearing - April 17 is just over a month away - you've still got time to reap savings from last year's home renovations. Aside from obvious credits for hybrid vehicles (which range from $250 to $3,400) home renovations can also net Read More...
Posted on March 14,2007

If your friends jumped on the green bandwagon, would you? It seems the answer for most people is yes, according to a recent study that finds crowd-following works better than scare tactics in getting people to change their habits to be more Read More...
Posted on March 13,2007

A European Union agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent (over 1990 levels) by 2020 is being called ambitious and historic. EU leaders also pledge to boost that to 30 percent if the rest of the developed world, like big polluters China and Read More...
Posted on March 12,2007

In an effort to reduce energy consumption, Daylight Savings is being moved up three weeks to March 11. So for the next month it looks like we're back in the dark, at least where morning routine and commute is concerned. Don't get me wrong, I love the Read More...
Posted on March 9,2007

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams has recently been talking about her green lifestyle choices, from wearing clothes made of soy to buying her dad a composter for Christmas and riding a bicycle. But that's not all; she's also planning for a very green Read More...
Posted on March 8,2007

Toshiba is announcing a recycling program expansion to include free recycling of notebook computers. It looks like my laptop will finally have a nice place to go when it breaks down on me for the final time.Or if I get rid of it before it breaks down, Read More...
Posted on March 7,2007

Real estate has often been considered as a safe choice for long-term investments. The Financial Post recently reported that the price increase for the corn used in the production of ethanol is having a ripple effect on the price of farm land. In fact the Read More...
Posted on March 6,2007

Another group is planning carbon capture projects, but this time it's not lead by celebrity-entrepreneur Richard Branson, who's offering $25 million for a workable technology through his Virgin Earth challenge.European Union leaders are expected to Read More...
Posted on March 6,2007

Last week a group of private investors in Texas agreed to pay $32 billion for the state's largest utility, back global warming legislation and build no more than three of eleven planned coal plants. Not only that, a promise to double investments in Read More...
Posted on March 5,2007

A new label presented an ethical clothing collection at London fashion week recently. Amana is the name for the new label, which means, "delivered in confidence" in Moroccan. The partners Helen Wood and Erin Tabrar have created clothing from fabrics that Read More...
Posted on March 5,2007

You know the story. You go to the local grocery store and head into the produce aisle to pick up a few things. An hour later you're still standing in front of the apple display trying to decide whether it's more important to buy organic food that has Read More...
Posted on March 2,2007

If you find yourself leaning towards purchases you feel are greener than others, maybe because the company has announced sustainable initiatives, you're not alone. In the UK it's even more pronounced, with green business marketing growing dramatically Read More...
Posted on March 1,2007