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Sending tens of thousands of enormous mirrors into the Earth’s orbit may sound like a drastic or even laughable scheme to counteract the effects of global warming. But what about launching an even larger mirror from the moon’s surface, making an extremely long hose to spray sulfur into the stratosphere, or setting sail to hundreds of wind-powered boats to create artificial cloud cover? With the future of the world as we know it at stake, could these desperate measures be our greatest hope?
From luxury cars to rickshaws, environmentally friendly transport options need to incorporate creative design elements in order to have mass appeal, according to experts from a wide variety of disciplines.
The aging of the U.S. population, sometimes deemed a “crisis,” in fact provides an opportunity to address a host of social issues, according to a new tool kit
released by the blue moon fund
, a Virginia-based foundation.
Honeybee populations in the United States are being decimated by a mysterious new disease, the Associated Press
reported last week.
Updated: Feb 21, 2007
Duke Energy’s attempt to build a new, standard pulverized power plant in North Carolina while paying lip service to environmental concerns is both “duplicitous” and “double-speak,” according to Matthew Wasson, conservation director with the environmental organization Appalachian Voices
During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the British government’s much-publicized report on the economic effects of climate change, presented a packed World Bank audience with an interesting ultimatum.
The governments of Brazil and the United States met last week to discuss a new energy partnership aimed at stimulating ethanol use in Latin America, The Washington Post reported February 7.
One hundred protesters don’t seem like a lot, but even the media can’t pass up a good cow protest
Strange disruptions in the seasonal rhythms of wildlife may not be the direct result of global warming, but they could be a preview of things to come if the predictions of the latest international climate assessment, released Friday, prove correct.
They were told it would never work in the high altitude and cold climate of Tibet. But a Beijing-based non-profit and Worldwatch Institute partner, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), has successfully implemented a biogas program in the mountainous Chinese province.