Daily Green Wrap-Up 16.October, 2011

Uncharted Waters: Reframing Climate Change Around Water Just describing climate change poses a formidable challenge for communicators. Its causes are many and not necessarily intuitive to grasp. Likewise, its impact is difficult to comprehend, especially given how interconnected Earth’s natural systems are. One possible way to address this challenge is to reframe the climate change … [Read more…]

A list of 500 Green Blogs

If you ever wanted to know just how many blogs there are on the Internet dealing with going green, environmental issues, wind and solar power, gardening, etc., this post won’t help you. There are tens of thousands of sites like this, with more coming up every day. But, here is the list of 500 green … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 15.October, 2011

Middle Eastern Artists Eye Environmental Threats With water shortages and air pollution posing increasingly grave threats to the Middle East, artists in the region are working to make environmental issues more visible, both at home and in international forums, including Iraq’s first pavilion since 1976 at the Venice Biennale. In Iran, where protesters have been … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 14.October, 2011

Valentin Vodev’s Partially Electric Vienna Bike Can Carry a Trunk Load of Groceries We get the sense that the folks from Valentin Vodev Studio got so tired of hearing people say that biking is not practical for everyday activities like grocery shopping that they designed the Vienna Bike in response. Technically it is a tricycle … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 13.October, 2011

Steel Industry: Carbon fiber an environmental culprit The World Steel Association today pointed out that materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium give off 5-to-20 times more greenhouse gases during manufacturing than does steel. Therefore, when car manufacturers build these materials instead of steel into their vehicles, they are increasing their carbon footprint from … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 11.October,2011

Bicycles at war Back in the 1880s, when two wheeled steeds with pneumatic tires were state-of-the-art technology, the military saw their usefulness in traveling quickly and silently over rugged terrain. Over the years, armies worldwide, from Allied to Axis, adopted such innovations as folding bicycles that could be conveniently strapped to your back or delivered … [Read more…]

Daily Green News: 07.October, 2011

Eight Amazing Things About Solar Panels That Could Change the World With so much focus on solving global warming and reducing air pollution, smarter and cleaner forms of energy are being looked at very closely by scientists and consumers. There are several cool facts about solar power that can change the world. Miniwiz makes iPhone … [Read more…]

How Wind Turbines Work

Carrie and I have spent a lot of time in Germany, and though we are in Finland now, we’re still seeing lots of wind turbines. Which led me to wonder how wind turbines work. This video walks you through the pieces and parts of the large wind turbines. I found it very interesting. Though it’s … [Read more…]