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Biochar Could Offset Up to 12% of Greenhouse Gases, Says Study: Inhabitat

A positive review for Biochar, written by Jasmin Malik Chua and published today at Inhabitat.com.

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Accept more poison to get less carbon? Kill this crazy idea NOW: Van Jones

Published July 20th on Climate Progress Blog: Guest bloggers Van Jones, CAP Senior Fellow and former adviser to president Obama on green jobs, and Jorge Madrid, Research Associate at CAP, explain the shortcomings of the latest attempt to broker a Senate compromise … Continue reading

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Power from Sewage: NYTimes

ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage.

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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

See related article here.

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The Carbon Footprint of Carbon Footprint Calculators

Awesome and hilarious, this was published on Treehugger a year ago today. Our wizard Mark informs us that it takes a pound of coal to generate the power to store 20 meg of data for a year, so that means … Continue reading

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Bicycle Pedal Power Christmas Tree Lights Send Message to 200 Climate Talk Nations in Copenhagen

FIRST SEEN at Tree Hugger.

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China Making Worlds Largest Wind Power Industry

DUNHUANG, CHINA:  The NYTimes reported today that: (…) Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind … Continue reading

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Dow Chemical Building Plant to Grow Algae for Biofuels

The NYTimes reported here last Sunday that Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels: (…) are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change: NYTimes

From yesterdays NYTimes–  read the full story here: The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy. The vote was the first time either house of Congress had … Continue reading

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Green For All Calling for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice

From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … Continue reading

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Green Collar Heroes: The Root

Ambessa and Zakiya Harris, Grind for the Green Green Collar Heroes, a slide-show in recognition of excellent work, featured at the Root: “The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It’s about everyday … Continue reading

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White House Pledges $50 Million in Seed Capital for Social Innovation Fund

From the White House blog, Michele Jolin talks about the creation of a Social Innovation Fund: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, … Continue reading

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Food, Inc

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“Don’t Be So Afraid to Get Dirty”

Last Tuesday: a video report from the New York Times about a small organic farm sustaining itself through the economic crisis.

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