Category Archives: Energy

Designing Peace Through Transportation — The Context of Rio+20

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Feb 2, 2012 Forum on Peace through Transportation A Joint Project of the WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and KOTI (Korea Transport Institute) So what exactly does Peace have to do with transportation?  (Fights on the Max … Continue reading

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A green tailgate in the land of orange and white

By Mike Ellis independentmail.com October 8, 2011 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY — It’s built to be an inviting front “porch” to be pulled out at Clemson University football games. It can be compacted down to a width of two-and-a-half feet so it … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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Transit as Catalyst for Improved Quality of Life

By Marcus Nobel unitedearth.us Jan. 4, 2012 This video shows how transit is a catalyst for positive change in the community, creating walkable mixed-use neighborhoods around station locations. It was created for Kansas City Public Television as part of their … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture Facility Breaks Ground in Illinois

By Staff environmentalleader.com August 25, 2011 Construction activities have begun at an Archer Daniels Midland Company ethanol plant that will be able to capture and store 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.[snip] Because all of the captured CO2 … Continue reading

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The War Against the Environment

by Dan Farber Legal Planet AUGUST 10, 2011 Salon has a recent article entitled, “The Worst Anti-Environmental Congress Ever?” The answer is definitely yes. As someone who has lived through the Gingrich and DeLay eras in Congress, I can say … Continue reading

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Climate scientist willing to face arrest at tar sands pipeline protest

Climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue that he feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests By Elizabeth McGowan guardian.co.uk August 2011 His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He’s never … Continue reading

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Does an old EPA fracking study provide proof of contamination?

By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica August 10, 2011 This post has been updated with the industry’s response. For years the drilling industry has steadfastly insisted that there has never been a proven case in which fracking has led to contamination of … Continue reading

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Big Green Bus tour highlights environmental awareness

The Big Green Bus visited the Rio Hotel Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The old Greyhound coach bus has been converted to run on waste vegetable oil and outfitted with solar panels to transport the 13 Dartmouth College students around the … Continue reading

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