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Green tech finds: from solar power to the Super Bowl

Article: Green tech finds: from solar power to the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and while I don’t pay enough attention to say whether it’ll be a good game, it will definitely be a green(er) game. That, plus cooler roofs for more efficient solar power, and a very quick look at over a century of global warming: your green tech finds for the week.

Buy renewable energy for your Volt: While the arguments about the energy sources for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are generally really overblown and oversimplified, many EV drivers do want the cleanest power they can get for their vehicles. So, GM is developing a system for its OnStar platform that would notify Volt drivers when there’s renewable energy available on the grid so they could plug in at the right time. (via Earth 911)

What does global warming look like? If you’re thinking big picture in response to that question, the folks at NASA have released a video that shows 131 years of global temperature fluctuations in 26 seconds. (via Climate Central and @NRDC)

Breathe Easy, Bush Smog Standards to Be Reviewed by EPA

Article: Breathe Easy, Bush Smog Standards to Be Reviewed by EPA

The 2008 national smog standards adopted by the Bush administration will be reconsidered to ensure they are “scientifically sound and protective of human health,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

At Risk of Rising Seas, Pacific Nations Demand Global Climate Action

Article: At Risk of Rising Seas, Pacific Nations Demand Global Climate Action

With rising sea levels encircling Pacific Island nations, heads of state and government across the Pacific Thursday adopted a climate change declaration advocating a strong global agreement to limit warming to two degrees Celsius or less.

Florida Attempts Recycling of Campaign Signs

Article: Florida Attempts Recycling of Campaign Signs

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, October 20, 2008 (ENS) – As early voting begins in Florida for the November 4 general election, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging candidates for political office and citizens to recycle campaign signs at the end of the election process. Recycling paper materials like campaign signs keeps waste out of landfills…

EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

Article: EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

DALLAS, Texas, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – With more than $100 million in funding from two state programs, the smoggy air of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been cleared to the point that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced its proposed approval of the area’s clean air plan. Tuesday, the regional EPA gathered…

EPA Inaction on Greenhouse Gas Ruling Angers States

Article: EPA Inaction on Greenhouse Gas Ruling Angers States

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today that New Jersey has signed on to a multi-state letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressing concern that the EPA is “unreasonably delaying” action it was directed to take by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning regulation of greenhouse gas emissions…

San Bernadino County and Shipping Pollution

Article: San Bernadino County and Shipping Pollution

Member “clanmesa” recently added a “green action needed” marker to the Eco-mmunity Map. This type of marker is arguably the most important part of the map as it represents a rallying point for education and action on specific environmental problems. If you are motivated and desire to see real change take place, then consider the…

This Week's BIG IDEAS Webisode: DRIVE

Article: This Week's BIG IDEAS Webisode: DRIVE

On May 22nd, the theme on THE GREEN is “DRIVE”. Of consummate importance to nearly all Americans, driving motor vehicles has been central to the fulfillment of the “American Dream”. The road trip is a classic tradition that is still going strong today. Now that fossil fuels are tied together with terrorism, the war in…