Saturday, August 12, 2006
Given the lack of federal leadership on the global warming issue, cities and states across the country are engaging in direct action, enacting legislation and mandates that collectively are making progress in areas long neglected. This article from the Washington Post, Cities, States Act Alone to Thwart Global Warming, illustrates a number of encouraging examples.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
A demonstration is ready to launch in the San Francisco Bay, an area where an enormous tidal flow offers the potential for electricity generation near the Golden Gate bridge, as described in this article, Ocean Power Can Be a Global Warming Cure.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Well, it might be a bit expensive ($80,000), but it's fast and has a 250-mile range. Welcome a new electric-powered car on the scene that is capable of outrunning a Jaguar XKR: Electric car gets speed boost with the Tesla Roadster.
Coastal homeowners may feel heat of global warming as insurance companies re-evaluate the potential costs of extreme weather events. A company that forecasts the risk of natural disasters for the insurance industry, Risk Management Solutions, updated their computer model recently and determined that average annual insurance losses will increase 25 to 30 percent in the coastal Northeast, primarily because of hurricane activity.