Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Nathanael Johnson

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that it plans to buy Oncor, one of the country’s largest electricity-transmission companies, for $9 billion. And Berkshire was already making 10 percent of its earnings from energy investments. It looks like the Oracle of Omaha is betting that there are big improvements for utilities to make.

“There are tremendous efficiencies to be squeezed out of the system,” Jon Wellinghoff, told the Los Angeles Times. Wellinghoff is the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and chief executive of consulting firm Policy DE.

To wring these efficiencies (read “profits”) out of the system, Berkshire is …read more
Source: Grist

By Kimberley Mok

This tiny home uses high-strength and lightweight steel for its framing, and insulated metal wall panels. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Bryan Nelson

The exact origin of so much water on the moon remains a mystery. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Melissa Breyer

From Indonesia’s Komodo dragon to the gray wolves of Turkey, learn how to identify the footprints of some of the world’s most remarkable animals. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Katherine Martinko

Latest numbers reveal some disturbing culinary habits and preferences. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

How to start a food forest

By Ilana Strauss

Food forests require less maintenance than gardens and orchards, and they yield more fruit. Here's how to start growing your own. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Mary Jo DiLonardo

Designers craft amazing wedding dresses out of rolls of toilet paper for annual contest. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Grist staff

Listen up, procrastinators: You have a few days left to apply for Grist’s fall 2017 fellowship. The application deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017.

If you’re just now hearing about the fellowship, here’s the gist: We’re looking for early-career journalists to come work with us for six months and get paid. This time around, we’re looking for all-stars in two areas: environmental justice and video. You’ll find a full program description and application requirements here.

Our dynamic duo of current fellows just keeps raising the bar for excellence. Senior fellow Emma Foehringer Merchant reports on a shuttered army base in …read more
Source: Grist

By Grist staff

Listen up, procrastinators: You have a few days left to apply for Grist’s fall 2017 fellowship. The application deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017.

If you’re just now hearing about the fellowship, here’s the gist: We’re looking for early-career journalists to come work with us for six months and get paid. This time around, we’re looking for all-stars in two areas: environmental justice and video. You’ll find a full program description and application requirements here.

Our dynamic duo of current fellows just keeps raising the bar for excellence. Senior fellow Emma Foehringer Merchant reports on a shuttered army base in …read more
Source: Grist

By Katherine Martinko

This fun infographic maps the ingredients in the U.S.A.’s top 20 foods. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

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