Daily Green Wrap-up 8.November, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy, Bicycles Prove Invaluable To Locals Last week Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas of the East Coast, especially New Jersey and New York, leaving roads closed, public transportation swamped, and over 15,000 cars destroyed. This left people with a serious transportation problem…at least those who didn’t invest in a bicycle. As many people sat … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 7.November, 2012

Case closed: U.S. sticks Chinese solar makers with tariffs The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed in a unanimous vote today that Chinese solar manufacturers have benefited from illegal subsidies from its government and sold products at less than fair value, the final decision in more than a year-long trade tussle. Jonathan (GreenJoyment): China has been … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 6.November, 2012

Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims One week has passed since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic region, but thousands of people in New Jersey and the greater NYC area are still feeling its effects. While the rest of the country tunes into election day coverage, people in hurricane-ravaged areas still … [Read more…]

Have a Superfund Near You? No, You Haven’t Won the Lottery

If you’ve heard the phrase “Superfund Site” mentioned in conjunction with your neighborhood, it’s time to do some research and see how you might be affected. It’s also something you should ask about when you are shopping for a new home in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Superfund Sites Superfund is a designation assigned by the Environmental … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 5.November, 2012

How the EPA tests – and doesn’t test – fuel economy of new vehicles Last week, Hyundai and Kia announced that they had each made errors in the way they tested the fuel economy of their new vehicles. “Honest mistakes” and “human error” were made during their in-house process for determining fuel economy figures that … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 3.November, 2012

Self-healing concrete seals its own cracks Researchers at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands have invented a new form of concrete that eliminates cracks by patching them up itself. The concrete mix contains bacteria that, when exposed to water, produces limestone, filling in any unwanted fissures. Hybrid taxi drivers find fuel efficiency paying off after … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 2.November, 2012

NYC’s urban farms face a climate reality check When Sandy hit BK Farmyards’ youth farm site at a school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, it was especially frustrating for the site’s farmers. The foursome of young women are committed to providing fresh food alternatives in an under-resourced community, and they had already weathered what they’d thought … [Read more…]

5 Ways to Clean (and Green!) Your Closet

The changing of the season provides a great excuse to assess the state of your closet. Are there things that you haven’t worn all summer that you should probably get rid of? Do you have all of the warmer items that you’ll need for winter? While you’re in there, how could you improve storage? Here … [Read more…]