Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Lloyd Alter

TreeHugger founder Graham Hill’s transformer apartment never looked better.
Source: Tree Hugger

Distracted by the snow, today’s school closure and the prospect of sledging with the 8 year old, it almost passed me by that today is the fifth anniversary of when I launched The Rubbish Diet blog.

So forgive my momentary lapse of celebration as well as my now very loud ‘whoop-whoop’!

5 years! Blimmin’ ‘eck!

Back then, I didn’t think I’d still be blogging about rubbish even a few months later, let alone five years on. And as for the amount of rubbish I’ve avoided and the money saved, that’s worth celebrating
Source: The Rubbish Diet

By Susie Cagle


Most holidays are about taking a day off in celebration, remembrance, or acknowledgment. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday observed as a a national day of service. In other words, today is a day to celebrate, remember, and acknowledge through engagement with the community as opposed to the couch. You may be out of the office, but there is so much other work to be done.

This is the 30th anniversary of the day honoring the activist, clergyman, and iconic civil rights leader, who was gunned down in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 39.
Source: Grist

By Heading Out

Leanan has noted the API report of the continuing drop in US oil demand. It would be wrong, I believe, to explain this purely by reference to the increased efficiency of vehicles now on the road, nor would it be realistic to expect that these changing conditions will result in a lowering of gas prices.

To explain the rationale behind these thoughts requires reference to two sets of data. The most potent is the behavior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), but before discussing their actions the story begins with the changes in the miles travelled reports […]
Source: The Oil Drum

By Tim McDonnell

2014 Chevy Silverado.

Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Around him, thousands of journalists swarm from one new car to the next, lights flash, DJs spin, and the cream of the world’s automotive crop glistens. “A lot of show and not a lot of substance,” Baum, an industry analyst, jokes.

Just to look around at the “performance” cars on display here, from hulking pickups to lightning-fast sports cars, you might not be able to tell that this is the first major car show in Detroit
Source: Grist

Drumbeat: January 19, 2013

By Leanan

U.S. Oil Demand Falls to 16-Year Low, API Reports

U.S. oil demand fell to the lowest level in 16 years in 2012 as economic growth weakened while domestic output surged the most in more than 150 years, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, dropped 2 percent from 2011 to 18.6 million barrels a day last year, the lowest level since 1996, the industry-funded group said in a monthly report today. Oil production increased the most since 1859 to the highest level in 15 years, the API said.

A Big Day for the Dow and
The Oil Drum

By Joseph Romm


A lengthy new study opinion piece aims to pin the blame for the failure of the climate bill on the environmental community. It has already resulted in head-exploding headlines like this one in The Guardian:

First, if we’re going to truly learn from this epic failure, let’s frame the issue fully, something Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol fails to do in her incredibly long but oddly incomplete essay “Naming the Problem: What It Will Take to Counter Extremism and Engage Americans in the Fight against Global Warming” [PDF].

As readers know, I think the opponents of action — the fossil fuel companies, the
Source: Grist

By Stephen Messenger

Visitors to the zoo had been observed “shouting, spitting and throwing things” at the crocodiles “to make sure they are alive.”
Source: Tree Hugger

By Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl

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Bike Advocacy in NYC's Lower East Side

By Michael Graham Richard

To make our cities more sustainable, we need vibrant advocacy groups like Local Spokes that do the hard work of finding solutions to problems and then pushing them through the political process. They deserve our support!
Source: Tree Hugger

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