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Environmental Statistics: We Waste Enough Sporks To Circle The Earth

Environmental Statistics: We Waste Enough Sporks To Circle The Earth

Jeff Yeager’s Ultimate Cheapskate.com released a number of interesting environmental statistics that will make you think twice about plastic utensils, airline soda cans and self-storage spaces. Check it out: We…

New Perspectives: Green Roofs and Climate Change

New Perspectives: Green Roofs and Climate Change

Last Friday, I saw life from a couple of new perspectives. One of them was from the roof of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)’s Hulsey Center. The other…

Save Money and the Environment – Your Bike Score & Bike to Work Calculator

Save Money and the Environment – Your Bike Score & Bike to Work Calculator

Last week WalkScore released their annual Top 10 Most Bikeable Cities index. Minneapolis claimed top honors this year, followed by Portland, Oregon and San Francisco. WalkScore not only released their…

Wally’s (Warming) World

Wally’s (Warming) World

Thirty-five years ago, Wallace Broecker predicted decades of dangerous climate change caused by humans. Unfortunately, he was all too prescient. On Aug. 8, 1975, geoscientist Wallace Smith Broecker published “Are…

Air Pollution Facts and Myths

Air Pollution Facts and Myths

When air pollution levels rise, people are wise to stay indoors, or at least avoid heavy exertion outdoors when ozone levels are highest (typically in the afternoon and evening on…

Prospects For Curbing Global Warming Grow Dimmer

Prospects For Curbing Global Warming Grow Dimmer

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres is calling for world leaders to aim for an even lower threshold for rising global average temperatures, even as new figures suggest that the…

U.S. Adds 8 Chemicals to Cancer Risk List

U.S. Adds 8 Chemicals to Cancer Risk List

Chemicals common in consumer products, plastics, herbal treatments and food packaging are added to the lists of known and suspected carcinogens. After a long-delayed process, the U.S. Department of Health…

Miami Marlins “Greening” Major League Baseball Game

Miami Marlins “Greening” Major League Baseball Game

Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins’ new baseball stadium is tracking well to become the first LEED Silver Certified retractable roof Ballpark in Baseball. The Marlins Park construction team has initiated…

What Is Your Water Footprint?

What Is Your Water Footprint?

People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint is an indicator of…

Palm Trees In Alaska? How Hot Did Earth Get In The Past?

Palm Trees In Alaska? How Hot Did Earth Get In The Past?

The question seems simple enough: What happens to Earth’s temperature when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase? The answer is elusive. However, clues are hidden in the fossil record. A new…

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