Antarctic Melting Now a Challenge for US Climate Policy

In the aftermath of the startling announcement by climate scientists on May 11, 2014, that the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun collapsing, an authoritative new book on the impacts of global climate...

New Study Finds Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstable at End of Last Ice Age

“This positive feedback is a perfect recipe for rapid sea level rise,” Timmermann says. Some 9,000 years ago, the episodic pulses of melting stopped, the researchers say. [BoxQuote color=blue s...

UC, Berkeley, Report Projects Economic Risks From Climate Change

University of California, Berkeley, economist and assistant professor of public policy Solomon Hsiang led the econometrics team that helped assemble a major report released June 2014 that projects sig...

MIT Says Climate Change Now Mainstream in City Planning

An increasing number of cities around the world now include preparations for climate change in their basic urban planning, but only a small portion of them have been able to make such plans part of th...

Major Cities Confront Urban Heat Island Effect

A survey of North American cities by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) finds that confronting challenges of extreme weather, adapt...

Sea Star Disease Epidemic Surges, Oregon Extinctions Expected

The incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the state’s entire population of purple o...

US Geological Survey Online Tool “Sees” Coastal Change Hazards

Waves move sand back and forth every day onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, n...

Empowering Women in Tanzania

Women entrepreneurs are increasingly recognized for the success of their businesses and for the important contributions to their countries’ economic well-being.  A growing body of research indicate...

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Dempsey: The Importance of Being Resilient

I want to challenge you to think about how you prepare for the storms of life. . . . Life will call on you to be really resilient. When things don’t work the first, the second, or even the 10th or ...

Arlington County Rethinks Energy

Sustainability – the intersection of people, planet and profit – is part of the Arlington, Va., culture.  Terms like “energy efficiency,” “green building” and “transit-oriented developm...

Dancing in the Rays of the Antarctic

Antarctica is both a place where Nature has conquered Man and a journey experienced by only .03 percent of the world’s population.  The continent’s pristine beauty is a testament to why the world...

Advancing Sustainable Engineering

As the North American CEO of a global design, engineering and project-management consultancy, I am continually impressed with how engineers can create sustainable infrastructure solutions.  For examp...

A Safer, Greener Nuclear Power

A nuclear power technology that can be deployed for everything from seawater desalination to production of hydrogen vehicle fuel is the type of technology that can shift an energy economy.  A new $4...

Sustainable Home Building & ROI

With the median age of first-time homebuyers at 31 years, Gen X’ers are shifting trends.  From Energy Star appliances and less formal spaces to large garages designed for more than two vehicles, yo...

A Better Alternative: Driving Electric

Change is hard.  As much as we like to pretend we are malleable creatures, we have our habits and tend to stick to them.  We get up around the same time, get tired at the same time, eat food on a re...

Aligning Security, Climate Change & Conservation

On May 10, 2013, a grim milestone occurred as scientists at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory announced an average daily atmospheric carbon dioxide reading just above 400 parts per million, thus confir...

Climate Change & Economic Development

Global changes in temperature and weather, driven by accumulating greenhouse gases (GHG), are beginning to exacerbate food insecurity, displace coastal communities and undermine livelihoods, especiall...

Country Log Cabins

Country Log Cabins (CLC), a sister company of Kuhns Bros. Log Homes, was born to continue the Kuhns family’s same proud heritage, offering an affordable custom log home for cost-conscious consum...

Stainless Steel Waterfree Urinal

The new Falcon Waterfree stainless steel urinal provides unsurpassed performance and water savings in heavy-use bathrooms. The F-9000SS delivers unbreakable quality and design, while saving an average...

Surface Saver Reusable Protector Rolls

Surface Saver rolls are environmentally friendly, reusable surface-protecting rolls that can be used to protect flooring, furniture or other items that could be damaged during construction, maintenanc...

LG Tromm Laundry Washer and Dryer

LG has unveiled a new addition to its Tromm laundry line, the largest front-load washer available (4.0 cubic feet) for home use. Ideal for large families, it gives consumers the ability to wash more l...

Kitchen Compost Crock

With the Kitchen Compost Crock by Greenfeet.com, you can collect your kitchen scraps in a container that’s pretty enough to display on your kitchen counter but is downright tough on odor. The gl...

Garden Pear

Take the art of recycling into your garden by using the Garden Pear by Rainwater Management Solutions Inc. The Garden Pear allows you to recycle rainwater to water your own garden long after the rain ...

Green Carpet Is More Than a Color

Market segments have really begun to recognize the benefits of building green which is why it’s no longer a trend; it is a mainstay. And carpet, carpet pads and carpet adhesives are contributing...

Tecta America’s TectaGreen™

TectaGreen’s long successful continuous green roof application incorporates a specially-engineered system of layers which protects roof membranes from extreme temperature fluctuations and ultrav...

Tecta Environmental Solutions

When looking for solutions to providing energy for your building, utilizing the roof makes perfect sense. Designed to increase energy productivity and savings, Tecta Environmental Solutions include: T...

Siemens Wireless Room Temperature Sensors

Wireless room sensors are not new. What is new is the way Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., has incorporated reliable, redundant mesh networking technology to ensure its new wireless room temperatu...

American Heritage Crafters

American Heritage Crafters (AHC) is a unique company consisting of two different but synergistic divisions created to manufacture and to market high-quality, handcrafted home furnishings and accessori...

Ciralight SunTrackerOne

Many people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors under inadequate electric lighting which is both uncomfortable and inefficient. Most people, including 75 percent of employees surveyed, pr...

Mecho/5 with EcoVeil Shadecloth

Mecho/5 with EcoVeil shadecloth is the first complete solar shading system to receive Cradle to Cradle certification from MBDC, the sustainable product development and consulting firm founded by Willi...
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