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  • Green Gone Wrong
    Renewable energies fail cost analysis... Duh!
    This column has for years warned of the insidious and needless costs to prosperity from governments’ quixotic “green” energy mandates. These myopic moves to replace conventional fossil and nuclear fuels with “renewable...
  • Clear Skies
    Will June 2 be D-Day for big carbon polluters?
    Something monumental is coming our way on June 2.On that day the new decree arrives from the EPA requiring big fossil fuel polluters to at least begin the process of cleaning up their act.But wait a minute -- as the planet continues to heat up at...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    China's Deadly Environment
    The environmental movement achieved its necessary mission in the last half of the 20th century in prospering western democracies that could afford comprehensive environmental controls. Pollution control technologies largely developed and applied...
  • Sochi 2014 garbage bin
    Sochi organizers claim 2014 Winter Olympics will be carbon neutral
    The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced yesterday that it exceeded its 2007 Bid Book target of mitigating 360,000 tons of CO2 equivalent and that the 2014 Winter Olympics will be carbon neutral. No details were released as to how Sochi 2014...
  • Example of a 3-D printer
    Mark Forged introduces 3-D carbon fiber printer
    Mark Forged introduces a 3-D carbon fiber printer in thisMashable video presented by Mikah SargentWednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The new Mark One 3-D printer is the current name for the device. The device could be an aerospace engineer’s (or any...
  • Weighing clean energy costs with fossil fuel costs
    Investors challenge top 45 fossil fuel companies to consider clean energy
    “If we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change - drastic sea-level rise, increasingly intense and destructive storms and more severe droughts - climate scientists and international governments have agreed we must limit global...
  • Travel's carbon footprint
    Travelling for the holidays? Offset your carbon footprint
    It's that time of year again! Across the country, Americans are planning trips and booking flights to visit far away loved ones—but what's the real cost of that cross-country flight or quick road trip?If it were a country, the...
  • Unidirectional carbon nanotubes
    Breakthrough carbon nanotube computer in experimental stage
    The news of the first working experimental carbon nanotube computer was published in Nature (the journal) Sept. 25, 2103. Nature lists the authors as Professor Subhasish Mitra, Max M. Shulaker(Stanford) et al.. Other fine sources on this...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    Milestone U.N. report tepid on climate
    This fall the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its fifth “Assessment Report” (AR) with predictions for greenhouse gas emissions and global temperature impacts during this century ending 2100....
  • Obama
    Can the right win with new climate change solutions?
    I came across this piece in Real Clear Science and I found the arguments in support of conservative and GOP action on climate change compelling. Essentially Eric Bradenson is arguing that the GOP could lead and win on the climate change issue by...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    California's cap-and-trade chaos
    California Gov. Jerry Brown's current budget trickeryprojects almost one-half billion dollars in theoretical revenues from America's first carbon cap-and-trade climate regulations implemented in California in 2013.Cap-and-trade air...
  • Climate change is the real economic crisis facing us not the fiscal cliff
    Climate change is the real economic crisis facing us not the fiscal cliff
    Several reports this week signal bad news for life as we know it. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report Tuesday finding greenhouse gasses set a record. Also the Drought Monitor reported Wednesday that the U.S...
  • Bike tires go high tech with carbon nanotubes
    Bike tires go high tech with carbon nanotubes
    The above Grab/Mashable video (November 4, 2012) gives us a brief look at some high tech bike tires. Unfortunately, the main topic is still just a prototype. It's an airless, tubeless rubber bike tire composed of carbon nanotubes. Due to this...
  • Jersey shore
    Global warming is the symptom: Sandy was an instance
    Hurricane Sandy landed a blow to the eastern seaboard and climate change theorists leap to the conclusion that it was a result from global warming. I am a global warming believer, but I also know that it is very possible that this hurricane was...
  • All-carbon solar photovoltaic cell
    All-carbon solar cell developed by scientists could lead to cheaper solar panels
    A solar cell made entirely from carbon, one of the most abundant elements on earth, has been developed for the first time by a research team from Stanford University. The discovery opens the door to much cheaper energy generation capabilities in...