Royal Dutch Shell, the fifth-largest company in the world, is suing the Sierra Club along with a dozen other environmental organizations on the off chance that we might attempt to do our job. Shell is taking us to court preemptively because we might have the audacity to say that drilling in the Arctic is risky and unsafe. Even though we haven’t seen the full plans yet and haven’t (more…)
The tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, and which was followed by a tragic nuclear power accident at Fukushima, was the second biggest tragedy the country ever faced. The biggest was Hiroshima. Last year, 19,000 people died. In Hiroshima the death toll was 80,000 people on the day of the bombing. (more…)
China installed a record 18,000 megawatts of new wind energy in 2011, boosting its total capacity to nearly 63,000 megawatts and widening its lead in the global wind energy sector, according to the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).
Nokia Siemens is a European based telecommunications and data networking equipment provider. It is a joint venture partnership between Finland-based Nokia and Germany-based Siemens that was created in June (more…)
The device is actually a mask featuring minuscule wind turbines. These transform the air we breathe (more…)
A U.S. company has developed a new manufacturing technique that it says could cut the cost of producing solar cells in half by producing silicon wafers that are about one-tenth as thick as conventional wafers.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, in North Eastern United States. The city is known for its economic influence, especially its steel industry, but is also known for its robotics, financial services, technology, and health care. The city is also home to a number of major worldwide financial institutions, including Federated Investors, PNC (more…)
I have a confession to make. Even though I live in a part of Denver particularly proud of its green credentials, I don’t consider myself green.
As a single parent, I have other priorities—like health care, summer camps and take out. I don’t have extra cash for buying local artisanal cheese and organic (more…)