Daily Green Wrap-Up 30.July, 2012

Outspoken Climate Skeptic Now Admits Global Warming is Man-Made Despite the fact that, for years, a majority of climate scientists have been in agreement that rises in global temperatures are the result of human activity, there has remained a steadfast minority holed up in denial — though their numbers may be diminishing. In a statement, … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 29. July, 2012

Harnessing the Power of the Wind The view of vast wind turbine farms onshore or out at sea is now commonplace across our changing landscape. The UK Government’s Renewable Energy Strategy states that by 2020 thirty-five to forty-five per cent of electricity needs must come from green resources, encouraging us all to become more energy … [Read more…]

GMO Myths and Truths

There’s a battle heating up around GMO’s. GMOs, as you may know, are Genetically Modified Organisms. This includes seeds that are engineered to fight pesticides and weed killers. By the way, the pollen made by these GMO plants is likely contributing (if not a primary factor) to declining bee populations. Never mind… just buy the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 28.July, 2012

Stainless Steel Coffee Filter Is Reusable for Life I just learned about the AeroPress coffee maker, but I like what I see. It’s electricity-free and reportedly leaves fewer grounds in the coffee than a French press. It has overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon, so I trust it’s a quality product. If I could pick out … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 27.July, 2012

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets! With endless summer days still aplenty, there’s no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the DIY site Instructables doesn’t think you need to spend any money in order to get your hands on … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 26.July, 2012

Students Help Develop Plug-In Hybrid Retrofit Kit Ever wish you drove a hybrid, but can’t stomach paying a premium price for a new or even used model? …what if you could pay a lot less for a hybrid retrofit kit that could double your MPG’s? That’s what students from Middle Tennessee State University have been … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 25.July, 2012

We Can Slash the Cost of Clean Energy with Robots that Install Solar Panels I recently wrote about how standardizing and simplifying rooftop solar installation could make it much cheaper and more affordable to the average person or corporation. Well, the same is true for large-scale solar farms. Solar panel manufacturers already use advanced machinery … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 24.July, 2012

Reclaimed Getaway Cabin on the Hillside Imre Kovacs, a reader of Jetson Green and architect/builder of this weekend getaway cabin, shared his project with us recently, saying it cost $4,350 to build, including labor for one worker. Located in Pomaz, Hungary, the 107-square-foot cabin was built with mostly materials reclaimed from demolition sites (timber, bricks, … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 21.July, 2012

In the Philippines, turning plastic waste into fuel Plastic waste is a problem all over the world. And it is especially troubling in the Philippines where plastic waste piles up in Manila’s Payal landfill, unable to decompose. But one inventor thinks he might have found the answer to this chronic problem. Three “living buildings” redefine … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 20.July, 2012

Top 10 Cities for a Nature Escape Close to Home …But you needn’t spend pricey gas on a trip to the mountains or the shore if you’re fortunate enough to have nature in your neighborhood. Some cities are especially blessed with public green spaces, and a new project called ParkScore can help you find your … [Read more…]