Daily Green Wrap-Up 28.June, 2012

Sydney Builds Separate Bike Lanes, Ridership Skyrockets 82% The Australian city is in the process of implementing its 2030 blueprint for a greener city, and it’s building a hell of a lot of bike lanes. As in 200 kilometers (125 miles) worth. City government is also spearheading a program to increase ridership amongst its citizens—it … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 27.June, 2012

Pessimism is Impeding Environmental Advocacy While it is easy to understand why so many environmentally concerned people are fearful and pessimistic, these attitudes detract from the goal of improving our environment. Can We Keep the World’s Largest Coal Deposit Buried? Mongolia is having a hell of a time figuring out what to do with the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 25.June, 2012

Hillary Clinton Announces A Fund For Clean Energy Projects In Africa Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today the creation of a fund of $ 20 million for clean energy projects in Africa which will be open to the contribution of private enterprises. Nest smart thermostat breaks into utility market Nest Labs has won over … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 24.June, 2012

10 INFOGRAPHICS ON THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS With little more than a month until opening ceremonies, it’s clear that Olympics mania has swept Great Britain, if not the entire world. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise to find dozens upon dozens of infographics exploring every single aspect of London 2012, from the games’ economic impact … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 21.June, 2012

Top 5 Permeable Driveways Driveways and other parking areas are typically paved with asphalt or concrete, and are not only unattractive, but detrimental to the environment. When it rains, debris and pollutants flow off these impervious surfaces into our waterways, many times via the sewer system, which contributes to stormwater runoff pollution. Paved parking areas … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 20.June, 2012

Another Front Yard Garden Raises Hackles at City Hall This year, the tussle between a gardener and the local government is much closer to home (for me, that is): Karl Tricamo of Ferguson, Missouri, is challenging the city’s claim that his front-yard organic garden violates city codes. New Deforestation and Logging Tracker Reveals Tree Loss … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 17.June, 2012

The Thorium Lord The safer fuel that did not “get the money”? Thorium – a mildly radioactive substance which, like uranium, is an element on the periodic table. Compared to uranium, its supporters claimed that it did not produce weapons grade waste. Good for peacetime, not so good for two super powers intent on flexing … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 16.June, 2012

Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day! On a recent weekend in Petaluma, CA, 30 community volunteers came together to transform their neighbor’s front yard into a lush, edible garden in just one day. The lawn transformation was organized by Petaluma-based sustainability nonprofit Daily Acts. Hit … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 9.June, 2012

The Wag Bag Revolutionizes Backcountry Human Waste Disposal Rather recently I traveled to Mount Whitney, located in Inyo National Forest, CA, with the intention of summiting before peak season. When I traveled to the visitor’s center to pick up my overnight permit, I couldn’t help but express my curiosity when the ranger handed me a … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 7.June, 2012

Solar Power Program Will Bring Electricity to Remote Villages in India A new initiative by SunEdison will see the installation of distributed solar power plants around India, bringing electricity to areas that have never had it before. Through the program, called Eradication of Darkness, SunEdison will design, install and manage the solar power systems in … [Read more…]