May 2008

UK’s climate change law

May 23, 2008

I received an email from Friends of the Earth, a UK environmental organization, that I’d like to share with readers here as it is about something very important. The UK will soon have its climate change law, which is great news. However, there’s something stinky in the air. The Government are ignoring the country’s share […]

Read the full article…or else →

More about Industrial Assessments

May 22, 2008

Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank wrote about how one firm makes manufacturing plants more efficient, by making sure steam power is being used effectively at The Atlantic Monthly One of the staggering facts from the article is “that domestic industry could use 19 percent less […]

Read the full article…or else →

Biofuels and the alien invasion

May 21, 2008

These days, there’s always a dark cloud hanging above biofuels everytime they are mentioned in the news. After the world woke up to the fact that the biofuel rush was causing deforestation and taking food from the worlds’ poor’s plates, the industry has come up with a second-generation of biofuels made out of nonfood crop […]

Read the full article…or else →

Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Wipes

May 20, 2008

OK. I hope no one is buying these or anything like them. I picked up a free sample at the grocery store without thinking and that is how anyone would buy them: Without thinking. More cleaner than is needed on one piece of disposable fabric. I never understood the problem with using a wet rag. […]

Read the full article…or else →

Plant trees to offset your carbon footprint

May 19, 2008

There are many things you can do to mitigate your impact on the environment and climate change: cycling to work, consuming less, avoiding airplanes, sharing car rides, removing meat from the diet, saving electricity, recycling, buying organic produce etc. The list goes on. In my last blog I wrote about the departure of the Brazilian […]

Read the full article…or else →