Category Archives: Green

Green is Good…it’s sustainable, renewable, innovative, efficient..it’s heat-retaining paint, it’s carpets made from old car tyres, wool insulation from sheep, solar panels which generate hot water and electricity at the same time, cloths and sponges made from recycled plastic and window blinds which insulate the home. It’s about communities becoming self-reliant….it’s all good!

‘Every three seconds, someone, somewhere, dies of starvation…’

Tweet …and Mohan Munasinghe, physicist, economist and Nobel Prize winner, argues that “there is no one recipe to prevent hunger”.  Born in Sri Lanka, educated in his home country, the UK (Cambridge), US (MIT) and Canada (Concordia and McGill), he is the author or co-author … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Every three seconds, someone, somewhere, dies of starvation…’

The Price of Cheap Exports – Lead Poisoning

Tweet there is frequently ‘the other side’ to green and from the New York Times comes an article on lead poisoning in China…the price of cheap exports: “…233 adults and 99 children were ultimately found to have concentrations of lead in … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Price of Cheap Exports – Lead Poisoning

Will the Administration’s Bet on Green Technologies create Jobs?

Tweet from Ari Shapiro of National Public Radio comes an assessment of the risk the Obama administration is taking in betting green technology will create jobs in the future… “The White House is gambling that one or more of these technologies … Continue reading

Posted in Green, Let's Get Working | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Will the Administration’s Bet on Green Technologies create Jobs?

Got an Oil Spill?…then you need a few Protei…

Tweet Protei is a low-cost open-source oil collecting robot that autonomously sails upwind, intercepting oil sheens going downwind. The project’s founder, Cesar Herada, was working with communities affected by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill when he embarked on the … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Got an Oil Spill?…then you need a few Protei…

‘Fracking’ = large quantities of oil and risk to water supplies

Tweet Clifford Krauss writes about the oil boom in Texas, the growth of jobs and the growth of risk to the water table, in the Energy and Environment blog of the New York Times “…the Eagle Ford is just one … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Fracking’ = large quantities of oil and risk to water supplies

Holding Back the Sea, One Oyster Shell At a Time

Tweet and award-winning journalist Richard Harris writes in the  Science newsletter of National Public Radio… “The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 154,000 acres of marshland and a rare type of lowland forest called pocosin. It’s just about the only place on Earth … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Holding Back the Sea, One Oyster Shell At a Time

Where Did The Oil Go? an investigation into…

Tweet from Nature News, comes a report on the death of a field of coral just 11 kilometres from the Deepwater Horizon well head “Late last year, oceanographers prowling the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico came upon what … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Where Did The Oil Go? an investigation into…

Two of the “Top Ten Green Projects” are in Wisconsin

Tweet from Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel comes the story of America’s premiere award for green architecture   “Every year the field for the “Top Ten Green Projects,” the nation’s premiere award for green architecture granted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Two of the “Top Ten Green Projects” are in Wisconsin

Micro-wind Turbine installed in U.S. Embassy

Tweet from www.earthtechling.com we learn that “…one of the members of the 80-member League of Green Embasssies –the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland–will feature micro-wind turbine manufacturer WindStream Technologies’ TurboMill. The installation was highlighted at recent embassy press event with … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Micro-wind Turbine installed in U.S. Embassy

The Quest for Really Strong Magnets

Tweet from Nature News, Nicola Jones writes on the quest for really strong magnets… “….magnetics researcher William McCallum got one of the latest cool toys: ‘Buckyballs: The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy You Can’t Put Down!’ The magnets are state-of-the-art — strong … Continue reading

Posted in Green | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Quest for Really Strong Magnets