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Renewable Energy at the Tipping Point

No longer a mere suggestion of what might be, renewable energy is hitting a tipping point, with far-reaching implications. For the first time, understanding the scale and patterns of renewable energy development has become essential to any full analysis of trends that will shape the global energy economy and the health of the planet.

That is the story told by a new report that the Worldwatch Institute helped research and write: the Renewables Global Status Report 2010. Produced by the REN21 network of governments, NGOs, and industry associations, the report paints a remarkable picture of a booming new economic sector that has powered its way through a deep global recession, emerging stronger than ever.
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The Dangers of BBQ

Yes, barbeque lovers - there is a danger associated with barbequed meats. Barbequed meats play a role in causing cancer. The dangers lie in the way the processed slaughtered animal's flesh cooks over the flame. Basically, when juices cook in meat (dead animal flesh), "Hetero-cyclic Amines" (HA's) form. The hotter the flame and the more well done the meat, the HA's form.
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Rooftop gardens

Urban restaurants are raising the roof (literally) to put garden-fresh eats on your plate.

Folks used to say that all you need to grow a garden is a little patch of dirt to call your own. Turns out it’s even simpler: In the city, all you need is a rooftop. Taking advantage of unused space and maximum sunlight, Chicago restaurants are moving their mini-farming operations a story or two above ground. Here’s what’s sprouting up on four local rooftops, plus a look at what else each restaurant does to complement green growing practices.
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The First Web-Based Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit Tool

BERKELEY, CA -- Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills. How? By using the Home Energy Saver website at http://HomeEnergySaver.lbl.gov.
Developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the Home Energy Saver (HES) website brings advanced building simulation software to interactive World Wide Web pages to help consumers identify the technologies that will save them the most energy and money. By logging onto this site, you can, for example, quickly determine how much money you would save by installing insulation in your attic, and where you would find the best products and a good contractor to do the job.
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Arctic Geological Record Correlates Warming to Man

Long-term climate records from the Arctic provide strong new evidence that human-caused global warming can override Earth's natural heating and cooling cycles, U.S. researchers reported this week in the journal Science.
For more than 2,000 years, a natural wobble in Earth's axis has caused the Arctic region to move farther away from the sun during the region's summer, reducing the amount of solar radiation it receives. The Arctic is now 600,000 miles farther from the sun than it was in AD 1, and temperatures there should have fallen a little more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since then.
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The Plan for Tomorrow's Mega City

PopSci came our with an article of what the future would look like by 2030. A visionary idea put forth by sceintists, engineers and designers to make the cities of the fture what they were meant to be all along: sustainable.

by Cliff Kuang

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Green Love Is In The Air

How America is Going-Green

Ever wonder what all your wonderful efforts are doing? Still think your impact doesn't help? Well it does. Everyday we see people and large corporations changing their tactics because the users demand so. Yes YOU!

We are at an age when everything we do effects each other. So imagine everyone caring, everyone loving! This is a real reality happening today. All the borders are disappearing because people are understanding that we are all connected on a larger scale.

Los Angeles has one of the most diverse cultures in the world. It is a place where you can find almost all walks of life and all religions coexisting together. The great thing about it is that you can experience cultures from all around the world.

What does this mean?

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Can Organic Farming End World Hunger?

All farming was organic for thousands of years, but then mankind discovered chemical pesticides and fertilizers and began to believe they were the secret to high crop yields and high profits.

New research confirms organic farming is still best for both farmers and consumers--and may be the only way to end world hunger without harming the planet. Learn more about the pros and cons of organic farming.

From Larry West

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Doomsday Seed Bank Opens This Week

Arctic Vault Will Preserve Crops Threatened By Global Warming and Disasters Both Man-made and Natural.

By Dan Shapley

The Arctic doomsday seed vault will open this week, according to the Press Association.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's insurance policy on a host of threats that could destroy important crops, from global warming and war to natural disasters like drought, flood and wildfire.

The vault's initial repository will include 250,000 varieties (10 million seeds) from "virtually every country in the world," according to the Association.
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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming to Arizona in 2011

The lucky sunny state of Arizona is about to become home to the world’s largest Solar Plant! Thanks to a just-announced contract between Abengoa Solar and Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the enormous solar plant called Solana will power up to 70,000 homes, and will be the first example in the country of a major utility getting the majority of its energy from solar. The 1900 acre plant will be completed by 2011 – IF AND ONLY IF Congress renews the clean energy tax credit that’s set to expire at the end of 2008.

by Mahesh Basantani
inhabitat.com

This could be a momentous environmental energy venture for the US, so now is the time to get political — we should not let this amazingly positive opportunity slip through the cracks!

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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.

Increasing global temperature will cause sea level to rise, and is expected to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount and pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.

Remaining scientific uncertainties include the amount of warming expected in the future, and how warming and related changes will vary from region to region around the globe. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but there is ongoing political and public debate worldwide regarding what, if any, action should be taken to reduce or reverse future warming or to adapt to its expected consequences.


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