Saturday, August 12, 2006

Cities, States Act Alone to Thwart Global Warming

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

Ocean Power Can Be a Global Warming Cure

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

Tesla Roadster outperforms Jaguar XKR

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

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.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Wood-burning plants gain power

Wood-burning facilities for generating electricity are getting fresh consideration throughout New England as oil prices rise and other options are struggling for traction: Wood-burning plants gain power - The Boston Globe.