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efficiency

“Ice Shield” Experiment Aims to Cool Mongolian City

Plan aims to boost natural river ice to combat warming temperatures

California Adopts Cap-and-Trade System, Serves as Greenhouse Guinea Pig

California’s new system for trading credits for greenhouse gas emissions will be the most comprehensive in the U.S., and could set an example for other states—and for federal legislation

The Climate Post: Natural Gas Fracking Under Increasing Pressure

In other news, residents along the Mississippi struggled with historic floods, and research shows it’s not easy being green—especially when it comes to biofuels

The Climate Post: Obama’s Popularity and the Next Election May Be Tied to Gas Prices

In other news, White House staff called oil industry subsidies “crazy and unsustainable,” and sales of more efficient cars are fast outpacing SUV sales

The Climate Post: Rupert Murdoch’s Media Empire, Including Fox News, Goes Carbon Neutral

In other news, The Terminator calls for an energy revolution, and Tennessee takes a creationist approach to climate

The Climate Post: Middle East Oil Anxiety

Oil prices shot up after unrest in Libya deepened, while conflicts continued over climate regulations and energy funding

Bottled water for a few people uses more energy than tap water for everyone else

Making plastic bottles, and transporting the filled bottles around, is a huge energy hog, according to a recent study

Read: “Stabilizing Climate: An Energy Efficiency Revolution”

A chapter—available free online—of Lester Brown’s book Plan B 4.0

“Going at full throttle is economically and ecologically questionable.”

—giant shipping corporation Maersk, on their policy of running their ships more slowly to save fuel

bookshelf

books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
Zeitoun
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World


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