The Green Wrap-up 18.March, 2013

Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for every 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic seaboard could see up to seven times as many Katrina-sized hurricanes.
Three may be the magic number for General Motors and its effort to cut both fuel use and weight in its next-generation extended-range plug-ins, both the new Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR.
…making it the largest climate rally in US history. The rally, intended as a show of force and unity for the environmental movement in the US, called on President Obama to move “Forward on Climate” and to stop the Keystone pipeline project.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): It’s amazing that 40,000 people came out to voice their concerns about climate change. Hopefully the president finds it as inspirational as I do!
In today’s “Dammit, that was my idea!” story, I’d like to bring you Automatic’s FitBit – a sort of Nike+ accessory for your car that brings the “fun” and excitement of “hyper-miling” to your iPhone or iPod.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are best known for oil and gas, but the region is also home to interesting developments in renewable energy. The Shams Power Company has just inaugurated the Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) station, which, with a capacity of 100 MW, is the biggest operating solar power station in the world.
The alarming effects of climate change have been unfolding before our very eyes over the past few decades, and in some cases we’ve only recently realized it. A team of British scientists recently found that the 2011 drought in Somalia that caused tens of thousands of deaths may partially have been caused by climate change.
Two very powerful and eco-friendly men are embarking on a new journey and taking their resources to an entirely new level. Former President Bill Clinton and Richard Branson have joined forces in helping the Haiti Forest Initiative.

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