Photo via CNET. Like many people, I just started hearing about the Bloom Box from Bloom Energy. It isn't the first time that 60 Minutes has come up with a story about some type of miraculous energy source that seems too good to be true. Indeed, free energy scams are as old … [Read more...] about Bloom Box: a practical, clean energy solution for homes?
Photo courtesy of Azure Bleu at Flickr.com. The Kyoto treaty is in the news again as the Obama administration considers implementing a cap and trade system for carbon dioxide. It turns out that a lot of participating countries have fallen short of their Kyoto commitments, and … [Read more...] about The latest news on carbon credits
Photo courtesy of Webzer at Flickr.com. The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth's surface, and it's a major part of the ecosystem that we rely on. Phytoplankton are responsible for about half of the oxygen produced worldwide. More than 1 billion people rely on fish for a … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to a Healthy Ocean: Protecting our Oceans from Pollution
Photo courtesy of AtomicShark at Flickr.com. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative held its second auction for carbon credits in December. This was the first auction where all 10 states in the initiative took part, and the sale price rose about 10 percent from the previous … [Read more...] about US states are moving towards a cap and trade system for CO2 emissions
Photo courtesy of green lit at Flickr.com. Even if you have a high-tech, earth friendly toilet, how many times have you heard someone say "Light a candle" after you use the bathroom? Not only does lighting a candle reduce the unpleasant smell, but it also burns up a lot of stinky … [Read more...] about Can lighting a match help the environment?