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Before The Holiday, Mark Calendars For “24 Hours”

If you have concerns about climate, or even if you don’t, set aside a day in September for learning and another 24 hours within the next year for doing.

Five Gallon Challenge Adds Drought Awareness to Ice Bucket Challenge

You probably can’t go more than five minutes on any social media platform without seeing videos of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been a massively successful fundraising vehicle for the organizations working to find treatments for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Weather And Climate — Similarities & Differences

Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate.

Climate Synthesis Sent To World Leaders By IPCC

Or do you? It’s time to pay attention to climate change now—as if it wasn’t back in 1800, when our current problems started.

PUMP: The Story of America’s Oil Addiction

Most cars and trucks these days run on gas and diesel, and while electric vehicle and alternate fuel technologies are rapidly advancing and may someday play a major part in our transportation infrastructure, for the most part, we’re all at the mercy of the oil companies that monopolize our fuel options.

Can Poverty Be Reduced through Environmental Protection of Natural Areas?

[Originally published at Inspired Economist] Little is known about the mechanisms through which ecosystem conservation programs affect poverty, but scholars are now accumulating evidence about the effects of environmental programs on social outcomes.

You Don’t Need A Telescope To Follow A Satellite (VIDEO)

Would you like to chase satellites, print out custom sky charts whenever you wish, and locate real-time iridium flares without a telescope or binoculars?

California Solar Power Hits New Output Record

California solar power plants recently hit a new electricity output record for electricity from utility-scale solar power plants.

Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

A couple of Via Motors employees decided to have a little fun and see how the two compared on a long commute.

Almonds Can Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol (LDL) Says Research


This post originally appeared on Healthfooddaily.com. This interview about the potential health benefits of eating almonds is with Dr. Sujatha Rajaram who worked on the following study: “Serum lipid response to the graduated enrichment of a Step I diet with almonds: a randomized feeding trial.” 1.Your study conclusion is that including almonds in the diet could reduce the ‘bad’ cholesterol or that ones that are not High-density and therefore can improve the lipid (fat) profile in the blood.

Suntech Jumps Into Energy Storage With $25 Million Investment


Suntech was the largest solar module manufacturer in the world for years, then a combination of some illegal moves and a harsh financial environment for solar module manufacturers crushed the company, leading it to bankruptcy.

World Time Calculator, or “Dial-a-Time”


Here’s one of the funniest ways to tell world time that I have ever seen. I call it “Dial-a-Time,” although that’s not the official name for it.

Mount Polley Disaster: Can BC’s Government be Trusted?


Originally Published in the ECOreport Image taken from the Video of Mount Polley Mine Trailings Pond Breach – Courtesy Cariboo Regional District Questions arising from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach: Is BC’s Liberal government in the pockets of industry?

Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, On August 12 2014


The highly prolific Perseids meteor shower will be reaching its for peak for the year tonight, on August 12 2014 (early morning hours of August 13 2014).

“Origami Robots” Self-Fold Up And Start Working


If you haven’t seen the origami robot yet, you’re in for a fantastic surprise! Evoking the potential of an ancient and wonderful Japanese art, these crawling robots can self-assemble from flat-pack designs and autonomously perform.

Ebola Deaths May Reach Over 1,000 By Next Week (Exclusive Interview)


West Africa may even reach 1,000 deaths from Ebola this weekend. That’s just a guess, but not a bad guess, considering the Olympic record of this hemorrhagic virus.

Hoover Dam Tour (+ Snapshot Of Extreme Drought In Colorado River Basin)

Last year, ABB hosted me on a tour of the Hoover Dam. It was not as big as I expected, but still amazingly impressive, especially when you considered when it was built.

Real-Life Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Opens Tonight! (Video)


“Deep. Dangerous. Determined.” And now we all have a chance to go along. Today DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D opens—-the film in which James Cameron dives to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest known part of Earth’s oceans.

NASA-ESA’s Hubble Finds Zombie Star


The two inset images show before-and-after images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of Supernova 2012Z in the spiral galaxy NGC 1309.

Largest Supermoon Of The Year Comes On Sunday, August 10


The closest full moon of 2014 occurs this week, on Sunday, August 10, at 2:11 p.m. EDT. It’s the fourth and biggest of 2014’s five rogue Supermoon events.


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