Daily Archives: December 2, 2009

Five things you should know about climate change

Read the full story at Ars Technica. Writing about vaccines, evolution, and even dark matter has ended up setting off contentious discussions here at Ars. But no area seems to bring out impassioned arguments as reliably as climate change. Covering … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Climate Separation

Read the full post at Dot Earth. [UPDATE, 12/2: The Computational Legal Studies group has developed an animation showing the sequence of climate emails over 13 years. The post evaluates several issues, including questions about the value of the information … Continue reading

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Fall 2009 Issue of Energy Matters Now Available

The quarterly newsletter of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has been redesigned and expanded to include industry-related legislation and market trends, articles from industry experts, and other information of interest to our partners. The Fall 2009 … Continue reading

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Apple Scores High on Energy-Efficient Computer Rankings

Read the full story at GreenerComputing. Apple Computer has the most- and least-efficient computers on the market, according to rankings released by the website sust-it.net. Across three categories — laptops, desktops and all-in-ones — Apple scores at or near the … Continue reading

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BASF Launches Biodegradable Shrink Film, Paper Coating

Read the full story at GreenBiz. As part of its effort to offer more specialized biodegradable products, BASF has launched new biodegradable paper coating, shrink film and packaging. The company’s new Ecovio FS biodegradable plastic is initially being developed as … Continue reading

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How Local Ingenuity Can Model Success for Sustainable Solutions on a Global Scale

Read the full post at ClimateBiz. As world leaders convene in Copenhagen this month to address a global response to climate change, much is at stake for our collective future. In addition to setting a framework — however constrained — … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola's Quest for the Perfect Bottle Starts with Plants

Read the full story at ClimateBiz. Since joining the Coca-Cola Company in 1997, Scott Vitters has gone to work most days with one question on his mind: “How do we get to our vision of a 100 percent renewable, 100 … Continue reading

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E.P.A. Postpones Ethanol Blend Decision

Read the full post at Green Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency has put off, until the middle of next year, any decision about whether to increase the amount of ethanol allowed into the nation’s fuel. In a letter [pdf] released … Continue reading

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'Food Insecurity' and Growing Food Waste

Read the full post at Idea of the Day. Today’s idea: At a time of rising “food insecurity” and soaring food stamp use, a study finds Americans on average waste 40 percent of their food, damaging the environment as they … Continue reading

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After Emergence of Climate Files, an Uncertain Forecast

Read the full post at Dot Earth. Roger A. Pielke Jr. is a political scientist at the University of Colorado who has long focused on climate and disasters and the interface of climate science and policy. He has been among … Continue reading

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