August 2nd, 2009


saving the earth and all that

"Two researchers at the University of Chicago estimated that switching to a vegan diet would have a bigger impact than trading in your gas guzzler for a Prius. A study out of Carnegie Mellon University found that the average American would do less for the planet by switching to a totally local diet than by going vegetarian one day a week."

"Studies show that white roofs reduce air-conditioning costs by 20 percent or more in hot, sunny weather. Lower energy consumption also means fewer of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming."

Using ocean turbines to power Florida?

"Toxic Tsunami: Inside the largest industrial spill in American history. How coal ash ruined one Tennessee town - and why it could happen again."