Apr 6 11:59am The Pistachio Project
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Apr 6 10:54am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Ford is going to be focusing on electrification across its lineup in China, with plans to electrify most of its vehicle offerings in the country by 2025, Reuters reports. The long-term plan will begin with the launch of a plug-in hybrid electric sedan called the Mondeo Energi with local partner Changanin China in 2018, and then a fully electric SUV sometime within the next five years,… Read More...
Apr 6 4:29am
What do your car and the electric grid have in common? An electric car needs to be recharged from time to time. The grid must balance the supply of electricity with the demand. That changes from moment to moment. The two … Continue reading → The post Electric cars and an emerging breakthrough in grid stability appeared first on Sustaining Our World.
Apr 6 2:17am Greentumble
How to generate solar electricity at home? The extent to which solar power generation is an attractive option for your house can be determined by these factors...
Apr 5 2:04pm Nature Moms Blog
So you are brand new to kombucha brewing. Or maybe you have tried your own brew and decided you are ready to branch out and be more adventurous with flavors. Either way, here are a few recipes that are good for beginners to try and easy to add to your routine. Basic Kombucha Recipe If you […] The post Kombucha Recipes for Beginners appeared first on Nature Moms Blog.
Apr 5 12:41pm Green Blog Feed
To help California forest property owners adapt to the changing climate, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has produced a 13-page peer-reviewed paper that outlines actions owners can take to sustain their forests' value even when temperatures rise. “Managers of forest land have always had to adapt to changing conditions – such as markets, urban encroachment, droughts and floods,” said Susie Kocher, UC Cooperative Extension forestry and natural resources advisor....
Apr 4 3:47pm Coverall CleanFeed | Commercial Cleaning Blog
Tax season may be the right time to launch a business. According to the IRS, 83\% of Americans are expected to receive a refund. Instead of frivolous purchases or extravagant vacations, the extra cash on-hand may be what aspiring entrepreneurs need to help them clear the financial hurdle of starting their own businesses. For more than 30 years, Coverall North America, Inc. has helped thousands of driven individuals in the commercial cleaning industry – providing them with the guidance and training they need to operate their own commercial cleaning franchised businesses. Coverall recently polled more than 1,000 people to uncover the principal obstacle in starting their own business. Nearly 40\% of those surveyed revealed startup costs are their biggest concern when thinking about becoming their own boss. In response to the financial concerns associated with being a business owner, Coverall’s Chief Operating Officer, Sean Kajcienski, says people looking to maximize their tax refunds or other savings are attracted to Coverall’s franchised business model and commitment to helping our franchisees to achieve their goals. “Now, may be a perfect time to invest in your own business and get you started as a Franchised Business Owner,” said Kajcienski. “Our franchisees are motivated, eager and are looking for a partner that can provide them with the resources they need that will help them start their own business. Nothing is more rewarding than helping our independently owned and operated franchised businesses.” Aligning with an established brand is also a key factor for entrepreneurs. Close to 50\% of survey participants liked the idea of being part of an established brand as well as receiving ongoing training and support. “The brand recognition, operational structure and initial offering of customers associated with opening a Coverall® System Franchised Business make it a more efficient approach to opening a business,” added Kajcienski. The post Invest In Your Future appeared first on Coverall CleanFeed | Commercial Cleaning Blog.
Apr 4 11:54am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Tesla is trading up again today, after a strong run yesterday that saw its total market cap value leapfrog Ford’s. It passed GM’s market cap on Tuesday, meaning it’s now the most valuable U.S. automaker as measured by the stock market’s standards. It looked quite likely that this was going to happen yesterday, and Tesla’s stock has been on a tear following its… Read More...
Apr 4 11:41am Green Blog Feed
A mountain lion entered an Orange County corral last week where nine pygmy goats belonging to members of the Trabuco Trailblazers 4-H Club were housed. Only one goat survived the encounter. UC Cooperative Extension human-wildlife interactions advisor Niamh Quinn said she was heartbroken, but not surprised. “We know that this is happening all over California,” Quinn said. “Sixty to 85 percent of depredation permits are issued to hobby farmers and ranchers who seek to kill...
Apr 4 8:30am PlanetSave
Food system viability in the U.S. will require new policies that include the interests of various groups beyond large agribusiness especially small and local farmers. Better Policies are Needed to Address Food System Instability in the U.S. was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
Apr 4 6:59am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Researchers at the University of Manchester have come up with a method for controlling the permeation of graphene oxide membranes — enabling the nanomaterial to act as a sieve to desalinate seawater. Read More...
Apr 4 2:16am Greentumble
Illegal mining has been ravaging our planet for decades. While the dangerous effects of illegal mining have high stakes for humanity and the environment, conscious...
Apr 2 2:34am Greentumble
Sea turtles face daily threats due to many reasons. They range from illegal fishing, habitat disruption, and accidental...So, how does a sea turtle protect itself?...
Apr 1 8:25am Ecorazzi
A spokesperson confirmed that some aardvarks were being housed in the zoology department but would not reveal the reason for this.
Apr 1 8:21am Ecorazzi
You don’t have to give up anything because you’re only a click or two away from helping animals.
Apr 1 8:08am Ecorazzi
One of the world’s best known animal advocacy groups is campaigning for new terms to replace some of those in the field of Information Technology to avoid causing offence to vegans or perpetuating harmful stereotypes about animals.
Mar 31 4:53am Nature Moms Blog
You’ve seen the old movies where there’s a cabin out in the middle of nowhere and the people utilize their talents to live off the land rather than work a 9 to 5 job. If this appeals to you, even in the modern world this is still possible. You will have to do without some […] The post Living and Working Off the Grid appeared first on Nature Moms Blog.
Mar 31 2:51am Greentumble
Energy security is an issue of ever increasing global importance. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society. The supply of energy, heavily informed by geography and the natural resource wealth of countries, helps determine at least partly relations with other ...
Mar 30 3:49pm Get Green Be Well
Sustainable fashion brands can be difficult to find – and especially at a price you can afford. That is why I’m thrilled to find so many eco-friendly and sustainable fashion brands on Amazon! Ethical and sustainable fashion hasn’t always been known for being trendy (it’s one of my 5 pet peeves about sustainable fashion). Yet... Read More » The post Sustainable Fashion Brands to Buy on Amazon appeared first on Get Green Be Well.
Mar 30 2:29pm Groovy Green Livin
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve lived in Massachusetts for over 20 years (how is that possible?!) and I’ve NEVER been to a Town Meeting until this week. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about...continue reading this post →...
Mar 29 3:39pm The Pistachio Project
My daughters are still a few years away from getting their first period but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about how they will go about dealing with it. When I was a young girl, the only options I even heard about were disposable pads and tampons. I had no idea that there were more […] The post teen periods guest post appeared first on The Pistachio Project.
Mar 29 10:28am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least three years earlier than it had previously discussed. Mercedes sees the shift to electric as a more urgent one than it anticipated, and wants to lead, rather than follow as the industry makes this shift. Bloomberg reports… Read More...
Mar 29 4:27am Greentumble
Paper recycling is understood to be important but recycling of printer cartridges is required to keep them out of landfills and decrease the damage to the environment.
Mar 28 2:28pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
Portland, Oregon, has started a pilot program to bring car sharing and alternative fuels to low-income neighborhoods where residents might not consider either type of transportation accessible. Read More...
Mar 28 9:59am Conservancy Talk
During March Madness, one is reminded that a winning basketball season is never the product of a single player’s ability. It requires teamwork—a group of players executing plays, scoring points and playing strong defense. Climate change, more so than almost any other challenge we face as a planet, will not be fixed by one nation […]...
Mar 28 8:40am Ecorazzi
Not wishing to let the wheels of animal exploitation slow down at all, rabbits are now being promoted as the latest “sustainable” source of flesh.
Mar 28 2:25am Greentumble
Commonly found underground, fossil fuels were formed by what can only be called a particularly lengthy process over millions of years. They were made of ancient...
Mar 27 6:50pm PlanetSave
Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems What is Green Architecture? was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
Mar 27 5:46pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the company’s Mobile World Congress press event, Samsung has confirmed its intentions to re-release the Note 7 back into the wild in refurbished form. After announcing last year that it would simply… Read More...
Mar 27 1:02pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
London-based ‘social impact’ accelerator, Bethnal Green Ventures, which backs pre-seed startups with ideas for using tech to tackle social and/or environmental problems, has taken £1.3 million in funding from three social tech and innovation funders: Big Society Capital, Nominet Trust and Nesta. Read More...
Mar 27 10:53am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, and more accurately predict their yields. Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures led the Series A investment in Arable joined by Chasefield, Spark Labs and Cantos VC. Believe it or not, farmers in the US have faced a labor shortage for years. US citizens aren’t drawn… Read More...
Mar 27 6:55am Sustainablog
By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in [&hellip The post Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage appeared first on Sustainablog.
Mar 26 2:38am Greentumble
Can non-renewable resources be replaced? Transitioning to a low carbon economy will mean radical changes to the way our energy infrastructure is set up but it...
Mar 25 1:46pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Robots offered a ray of hope amid unfathomable loss. At least they did, until recently. As the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday, members… Read More...
Mar 24 1:11pm PlanetSave
Electric vehicles will herald in a new age of clean air on busy city streets, but they can also serve a secondary purpose of solving the energy storage issue of renewables. The Missing Link Of A Zero Carbon Energy Grid Is Electric Cars was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
Mar 24 12:09pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency with traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. These are a key step in Tesla’s combined vision for its solar energy generation and storage business, along with its electric… Read More...
Mar 24 10:50am TechCrunch » GreenTech
The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it’s a “smaller model affordable versions of Model S” with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. The Model S is still going to be the leader in terms of it technological capabilities – so think more iPhone… Read More...
Mar 24 2:15am Greentumble
How does shark finning affect the ecosystem? The loss of these creatures has far reaching consequences for the rest of the ocean. Most sharks are considered to be...
Mar 23 6:49pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, but the motorcycle industry has been much slower to put out all-electric and hybrid models. TechCrunch recently caught up with Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi, who has been in the motorcycle industry for about two decades, to get his take on what could make electric motorcycles the first choice for riders. Read More...
Mar 23 3:52am
According to Moore’s Law, computer processing power doubles every two years. As a corollary, every new product is already almost obsolete. We get rid of old electronics with reckless abandon. What happens to this high-tech trash? It has become an … Continue reading → The post The international crisis of high-tech trash appeared first on Sustaining Our World.
Mar 23 2:17am Greentumble
You have a potential habitat full of biodiversity waiting for you in your backyard. Follow these steps to help your region become more biodiverse.
Mar 23 1:38am TechCrunch » GreenTech
It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems. According to End Water Poverty, some 663 million people around the world have absolutely no reliable access to clean, safe water year-round. And two-thirds of the world population faces water scarcity for… Read More...
Mar 22 4:41pm Green Blog Feed
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States, and 1,073 people in California were poisoned by pesticides in 2014 alone. Each year since 1962, National Poison Prevention Week has taken place during the third week of March to raise awareness about avoiding these tragedies. No one wants their workers or family members to experience illness or death from pesticide exposure, so the UC IPM Pesticide Safety...
Mar 22 2:30am Greentumble
There are many ways to celebrate the beauty of nature. The world of art often uses nature as inspiration, be it through paintings, photos, sculpture, poetry, literature or even films. But how often do artists put their skills to work to inspire action for nature? This was the challenge given to students of graphic design ...
Mar 21 6:07pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don’t use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup building an commercial passenger plane that runs on batteries and can handle flights under 300 miles. These short-haul trips make up 30 percent of all flights and a $26 billion market. Today Wright Electric gave its first preview to the… Read More...
Mar 21 8:34am Ecorazzi
Lately, The Guardian is becoming a platform for self-absorbed and outlandish perspectives on veganism.
Mar 21 8:12am Ecorazzi
If we think it's okay to culture them, we will always remain open to the idea that we can use non-cultured versions of these products.
Mar 20 9:45pm TechCrunch » GreenTech
Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty to forty percent uncertainty with these crops. Vinsight founder and CEO, Megan Nunes, who grew up in the farming business, found that unacceptable. After almost a decade-long career in the satellite industry, she turned her… Read More...
Mar 20 3:18pm PlanetSave
When energy is accessible to everyone, it will solve many of the world’s problems, and storage through renewable energy batteries has the potential change the future for the better How Renewable Energy Batteries Can Change the Lives of People in Third World Countries was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.
Mar 20 2:50pm Blog – The Climate Trust
Guest Post by Emilie Mazzacurati, Four Twenty Seven The Climate Trust’s ‘Point of View’ guest blogger initiative fosters and amplifies expert industry voices March 20, 2017 Climate Change: A Material Risk for Investors In September 2016, the largest asset management firm in the world, Blackrock, with $5 trillion under management, released a report where it stated climate change is […]...
Mar 20 2:48pm Blog – The Climate Trust
Kristen Kleiman, The Climate Trust March 20, 2017 A popular talking point for many years has been that low carbon policies are job killers. Further, that green policies are a drag on the economy, leaving blue-collar workers behind. But in this day of he said/she said, fake news, if-I-believe-it, it’s-not-a-lie, kind of atmosphere, let’s look at the […]...
Mar 20 1:12pm Sustainablog
Pita bread on its way to the stove top (Photo: Robyn Purchia) Attempting to create a zero waste home is certainly met with challenges. Every time I give something away or clear out an area, more things my family doesn’t need or regularly use show up in the house. Every day I become more and [&hellip The post Zero Waste Home: The Freedom and Burden of Cooking appeared first on Sustainablog.
Mar 20 9:33am TechCrunch » GreenTech
Farmers work to feed the world. Yet somehow, corn, wheat and rice sales are still happening at a local level through antiquated paperwork and phone negotiations. Now, an Ottawa-based startup called FarmLead has raised $6.5 million in venture funding to connect grain producers and buyers automatically online, and help farmers get fair prices for what they grow. Read More...
Mar 20 8:38am Ecorazzi
It's high time we bury his nonsense once and for all and start focusing the public's attention on the real matter at hand.
Mar 20 8:23am Ecorazzi
Given that animals are property with no legally recognisable interests in their lives, there is no escaping that reality no matter how hard people attempt to dress it up.
Mar 20 8:13am Ecorazzi
Many of those who purport to speak for animals often fail to understand the simple fact that the issue of animal exploitation is an issue of demand and not supply. As such, these “advocates” often engage in behaviour that distances...
Mar 20 2:05am Greentumble
The rate at which we are depleting natural resources has led to a lot of debate about their use...Let’s explore some examples of renewable and non-renewable resources.
Mar 19 1:30pm Get Green Be Well
Natural feminine protection is a MUST for anyone worried about exposing themselves to unnecessary chemicals and toxins. Think about it – one of the most sensitive areas of the female body probably shouldn’t have products with synthetic chemical residues near (or in) it for days or a week at a time! The areas where feminine... Read More » The post Best Natural Feminine Protection Products appeared first on Get Green Be Well.
Mar 18 2:16am Greentumble
Why are rhinos endangered? A rhino horn can be sold for extremely high amounts of money, which makes it even more valuable to black market traders than gold.